1/100 Gundam Heavy Arms Custom (Desert Mercenary Ver.)
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When I started thinking about what I should do for the Refurb competition, I looked through my shelf. I decided I should do something to the oldest kit in my inventory; 1/100 HG Gundam Heavy Arms Custom. After deciding what kit to take apart, prime, and paint, I was confused about what I wanted to do. I could have either gone with the forest jungle camo colors, the desert colors, or bought new paints. Since I had yet to touch my khaki and grey paints, I figured I could test those out; I started by painting the head.
But eventually, as the contest came to a close, I decided to finish it. All that was left was the legs at this point; all I needed to do was slap some paint on it to make it look like the rest and take a couple pictures, to be part of the competition right? So I did the normal clean, prime, and paint, got them finished, and slapped them on and realized this heavy arms has no weapons.
I tried placing some heat swords and some other weapons I had kicking around, but the hands just would not stick. I though maybe I should get some sticky tack, but that was too much work. So I ended up getting the old dual guns, and detaching the barrels to make something that looked like twin cannons.
I wrapped the kit in a screen mesh hoping for a cape cloak thing that was wable to be manipulated, but still looked remotely like something someone would use to camouflage in the desert. However, putting it on was a pain, and taking it off was a pain. Plus it put scratches everywhere.
I do not plan for this to be final, but I have run out of time for the competition. If I ever come back to this, I would probably add more color to the legs, and actually work on a nice looking cloak.