I think and feel of posting the latest kit I’ve just finish and it would be the Weissritter from Banpresto’s Super Robot Taisen series (especially Original Generations) . I have long been a fan of the series and really glad that they’ve come with the model kit for the mechas.
Now they are made by Kotobukiya and not Bandai, therefore there are different feelings when building Kotobukiya model kits. Their kits tends to be more softer and easier to be cut than Bandai, however they have more sharp and thin parts than Bandai kits, I’ve found myself getting poked out by the sharp antennae or horns on these kits.
I a fan of Kotobukiya products since they are slightly more affordable than the other brand, but somehow recently their prices has been up pretty high. In any case lets skip my opinion on Kotobukiya and go on to the point of the blog post. and speaking of which you can find the Kotobukiya Japan and Kotobukiya US link on the side.
Weissritter kit is actually pretty old, if not mistaken it was released back in 2003 or 2004. I bought it along with my Dygeguar kit altogether from Hobby Link Japan, although some store might actually still have it.
Weiss cover art box
This is how Weiss actually looked like (at least in the book anyways) ^^;
Initially I wanted to have it retain original look, but… after played the Endless Frontier spin-off I’ve decided… well lets paint it red.
Weiss Abend from Endless Frontier
AND I finally did. The kit doesn’t look that half bad really, It is much better than the Wild Falken.
Wild Falken and Seolla
The original Weiss and Endless Frontier Weiss (Abend) has a many differences in the design and I realize in the end that changing just a blue colors wont really make it into Abend.
Half top of this red colored Weissy
I finished this kit in 12 hour. though exactly that good with the kit building yet, since you may notice the need of the sanding etc. pretty much replacing the blue color into red.
It looked pretty good and slightly better than what I expected. And here’s the final pose ^^;
Completed red Weissy ^.^v
Thoughts on this kit, are as follow
1. The kit are well built and sturdy enough, though the feeling of flimsy-ness doesn’t disappear
2. The kit is less flimsy than the WildFalken, and sumi-ire on some sections are necessary to make the kit look better,
3. Beware of the pointy Antennae, they can break as well as poking your poor fingers,
4. The basic color in the parts are well oriented and presumably following the base color as presented in the art work (note the ‘orange-ish’ color).
The original Illustration for Weissy
With this kit finished I’ve finally able to begin move onto another kit, and here’s a screenshot ^^v Kudos for those who recognize this kit hehe…
The size is pretty big for an arm
I expect this kit to be pretty big, I mean this one arm itself has a size of approximately 4″x7″. This too is another Super Robot Taisen Original Generation kit that I have for awhile now. Therefore I had to start working on them.
Some kits left from this series (3 finished while others not)
Thanks for reading.