MS-08TX/S EFREET SCHNEID CUSTOM

My kit collection is severely lacking in Zeon suits, so I decided to pick up the HG Efreet Schneid. Although I really love the design on the kit, it is severely lacking in the weapon variety department. To remedy this, I bought a HG gouf JUST to loot its heat sabers and used some spare 30mm parts I had leftover from the bracket challenge.

There! How’s that for an upgrade! One of the reasons I love this kit so much is because its unique take on the Zaku design. 14 heat darts as part of its design? Count me in! The Efreet also utilizes a less commonly used color scheme: purple/maroon. The end result is a kit that sticks out well in your display! The HG version is also a more cost effective, articulate and available option than the P-bandai version of this kit. My only complaint with the Efreet is its glaring seam lines in the legs, forearms and shoulders. Nothing that a little putty can’t fix though! I’m extremely pleased with the way this kit turned out and would recommend it for any fans of the design!

Melee Weaponry

Bazooka

Build Details

PROS:

  • Fresh and unique take on the Zaku design
  • Good articulation (legs & arms) and color separation
  • Comes with 14 knives!
  • Far cheaper and better stocked than its P-bandai RE-100 variant

CONS:

  • A bit lacking in terms of weapon variety (hence why I added missile pods and heat sabers)
  • Seamlines are a pain to seal, and pretty apparent!
  • Monoeye tends to move around on its own easily leading to constant re-adjustment
  • Some stickers that for areas that are awkward to mask and paint

Paints Used:

  • Light Purple: Black preshade followed by 50% flat white+ 40%clear red +10% purple. Added drops of white for highlights
  • Maroon: Black preshade followed by 40% russet+ 30% clear red+20% purple + 10% clear blue. Used drops of leftover light purple mix for highlights
  • Yellow: Base coat of Orange, then add white for preshade. Then a mix of orange and orange-yellow (not exactly sure, but more orange)
  • Gray frame: 60% Gaia neutral gray III +20% Gaia neutral gray IV +20% purple
  • White: Black preshade followed by Gaia steel white
  • Silver: Alclad stainless steel

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