Taking a short break now since my finger got a blister (the non-painful one) from the drilling work. ^^; I did have to hold drill bits (the sharp area) with my bare fingers. I guess it can't be helped.
Anyways, I managed to get the body built and sanded but the wing binders and armaments are yet to be put together.
UPDATE: Mod explanation here.
Decided to try using the Reborns' GN Drive for the back. It doesn't fit in normally and after drilling the hole in the cone larger, it still barely fit. Maybe with a bit more of drilling later or else I'll go with the actual GN Drive for it.
I'm actually trying to AVOID masking the clasp for the GN Drive when I'm attempting this. ^^;
A bit more closer to what I consider "scale height accuracy". According to my calculations, it will really be 1/144 if it is about 16cm tall.
At least it towers the 00 Gundam better now. I feel that this is how it is supposed to be instead of that minor height difference at default.
Other than that, I find the Aizu looking very nice even without adding any stickers or fine detailing what-so-ever. Amazing huh? Is it because of the design or HGs are just that darn good?
Did you ever feel that the Aizu looks a bit like a mage? I think so because of the arms design, kinda looks like a robe.
For both options, I'll paint the blue parts violet blue (dark metallic blue I presume) which I think will look nice. I wanted it to be metallic purple but I couldn't find any purple sprays. D:
The other colors are easily guessable.
If you're wondering why some parts are missing, I left them out so that I disassemble it easily later when it is time to paint it. Better than masking too many parts. I also loosely connected some parts.