I’ve had a Tallgeese kit sitting around waiting to be assembled for like 4 years now. I should really get to that.
My first was Strike Freedom and it took me about three or four hours to build. My most recent (fifth, to be exact) was Infinite Justice, and took me less than an hour
Back in high school I made a gundam zero endless Walt’s kit, damn like 15 years ago. Some of the joints were loose, and I don’t recall the colors popping as well as the one you have built. Mine needed paint badly but that was beyond my skill level at the time... wonder if manufacturing has changed so these kits look… Read more
Here’s a tip: Invest in a “Gundam Marker” which is basically a fine tip black marker. Use it to darken the creases.
For the record, 1/100 scale translates well to the 6" scale most American action figures use (and that you were expecting, which is why 1/144 seemed so small). I had the same reaction after doing my first and now I stick to the 1/100s.
Another note for aspiring Gunpla enthusiasts! Kits have multiple grades associated with it. This Aile Strike Gundam in this article has an “HG” grade which is the easiest 1:144 kits you can buy. They are lower cost and easy to build. A step up from this is the RG grade which is also 1:144 scale but has more complex… Read more
now paint it
If you enjoyed your build on that, you may also enjoy Kotobukiya’s line of Zoids. They’re around the same level of difficulty as a MG Gundam, and are built in basically same fashion (Runners, Instructions in Japanese but with Runner Numeral and Number, etc.). Beautiful kits.
I’ve got two Liger Zeroes, Shadow Fox,… Read more
When it comes to Gundam models I have found that 1/100 are good size to go always, 1/144 is just too damn small and 1/60 feels too large. But anyways grats on getting to this crack train!