So this is my latest gunpla build. The first one I panted completely. It is the mother of all perfect grades, the box maybe only dwarfed by the 1/144 HG Dendrobium but not by much I bet. This PG is essentially 2 gundams in one box and an MS hangar. You get the ground type and all the necessary parts to turn it into the spacetype. This gundam from the OVA 0083 Stardust memory is one of my most favourite gundams. That series is one of my favourite too next to the SEED universe. And together with the fact that I like big models this makes the PG GP01/fb perfect for me. So after a long time I got this kit and from seeing it from youtube video's I expected it to be big, but when I got it it was huge, really huge, much bigger then I expected compared to my PG strike freedom box.
So now about this kit. This is my first painted gundam model. I kept everything the same colour. All the white is flat white, the red is Ferrari red, blue is French blue, the inner-frame is metallic black, the black on the outside like the hands, parts of the corefighter are flat black and the yellow is just yellow. All these paints are from Humbrol. As one would guess this takes alot of paint, especially when using spray cans. This model actually took me the longest time ever to build due to the painting, it took me 2.5 weeks to complete this kit. But now for some nice pictures and a short conclusion at the end.
So a short conclusion about this gundam. It is a long but great built, due to problems with a store that ran out of the paint I used it became a drag at the end because I couldn't paint the last parts I needed done. But overall this was really great to build, lots of details, a lot of screws included which makes parts sturdy. It even has a suspension system in the legs with springs and all. The thrusters on the shoulders also come out with the press of a button. The fact that all the parts can be stored on the MS cage is really nice too so no parts have to be stored in bags or something.