Monday, October 6, 2014

HG 1/144 Tieren Taozi Part 3

The pink revision

Rolling out another model kit that was detailed last year, much like Kotobukiya's M.S.G. (Modeling Support Goods) Weapon Unit MW-26 Dynamic Chain that was completed in the previous posting. ^^

This is High Grade 1/144 scale Tieren Taozi from Season One of "MS Gundam 00". ^^

Besides the color (obviously), and the lack of the special GN beam rifle, this Tieren Taozi is exactly the same as Sergei's customized version, which I assembled in April 2012. On top of that, this is the fourth variant of HG Tieren for me, after the Ground Type, the Space Commander Type, and Sergei's version mentioned above. So, while it's indeed a new model kit to be assembled, it feels more like a revision instead. ^^

Parts for the arms.

The interior of the elbow and knuckle armors that were painted black.

Separable components of the arms before the final assembly.

Done for the arms.

Parts for the 200mm x 25 Smooth-bore Gun with Blade.
As a one-piece part, the Carbon Blade requires no assembly at all.

Done for the 200mm x 25 Smooth-bore Gun with Blade.

Equipped the weapons to the arms.

Parts for the shoulder shields.

Black panel lines on pink parts on Tieren Taozi are able to reveal the line details much better than that on Sergei's customized version, which its parts' base color is dark blue. ^^

Edges on the shoulder armor parts that were painted black to highlight the edges of the vents when said parts are assembled onto them.

The shoulder armors are completed.

With the shoulder armors attached to the upper arms.

The bottom portion of the shields can be bent inward or outward.

The shields can be swivelled forward or backward as well.

The multi-hinged connectors can be untabbed, and extended to give the shields even greater range of bending.

Parts for the legs.

Thigh areas, and vent edges on the pink parts that were painted black in Part 2.

Separable components of the legs before the final assembly.

The legs are done.

Parts for the waist.

Done for the waist.
Giant "milk bottle" behind the waist, we meet again! XD

Components for the lower body.

The lower body of Tieren Taozi is completed.

Kneeling is extremely easy for Tieren Taozi. ^^

Parts for the body.

Foil stickers are used for the maroon chest parts and sensors (?) above the shoulders.

Separable components of the body before the final assembly.

The body unit is completed.

With the arms completed earlier on.

Tieren Taozi's upper body is done.

Only the head remains now.

Parts for the head.

The painted "eyes" above, and beneath the helmet can be spotted rather easily.

The mono-eye part is placed on top the neck area before the helmet is attached to it.

The mono-eye part can be swivelled from side to side.

The leftover foil sticker sheet.

All done for Tieren Taozi.

Optional waterslide decals are going to be most helpful in showing a much closer relationship between this Tieren Taozi, and Sergei's version. ^^
This optional work feels like a revision as well, as I did the same for Sergei's version, using the same decal sheet - Gundam Decal No. 47 for Gundam Double O Set 2. ^^

A Human Reform League (HRL) flag for the right shoulder; and a teddy bear version of Sergei's emblem for the left. The waist propellant tank has a ring of white foil sticker stripe added to it to enhance its appearance. ^^

Tieren Taozi is completely done, and is ready for action. ^^

More images of this High Grade kit in the next posting. ^^

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