I’m proud to have finally completed the Shining Gundam as my first resin kit conversion! Although approaching resin kits can be quite a daunting task due to the lack of instructions, I have to thank the crew at @plamolabs for coaching me throughout the resin building and learning process! The Shining Gundam resin kit has a pretty stunning cast, full of detailed parts and minimal surface detail errors that ensured my resin kit experience went by smoothly!
The kit uses the MG Strike Gundam frame as its base kit, which is quite apparent in the final build. Because of this, I added gold highlights to some of the parts to make it look more reminiscent of the Gundam’s super mode. Speaking of which, the head can be made into either the super mode form or normal mode. Unfortunately, since there’s only one head frame with the strike kit, you’ll only be able to build one of the faces unless you have a spare lying around! Like many other G Gundam kits, the Shining resin is currently the only way to get a more “modern” looking version of the 2002 G Gundam master grade kits without having to do some serious modwork other than last year’s fantastic HiRm God Gundam kit. Here’s to hoping that one day the other members of the Shuffle Alliance or Master Gundam and Tequila Gundam get a new kit!
- Probably the only way to an updated MG of the Shining Gundam in 2020
- Cast quality for the most part is pretty good with lots of details
- Super mode well integrated
- Only has enough parts to make either the normal or open vent face
- Some fitting issues/ weak connection joints (ankle guards, chest, faceplate, backpack)
- Blue: 80% Gaia Colbalt blue+10% flourescent pink+ 10%white. Added a bit more gaia ultra blue after mixing
- Yellow: Base coat of Orange, then add white for preshade. Then 60% Orange Yellow + 40% Yellow with drops of white added for highlight
- White: intermediate blue preshade followed by white
- Grey-white: Intermediate blue preshade followed by 90% white+10% joint grey
- Red: Black preshade then Gaia flame red. Added yellow for highlights
- Dark Grey: At first used 60% gaia neutral gray 3 40%+ dark seagrey (mr color 331) but was too light. Added 50% gaia flat black to to that mix