Soon after completing Kastrysha / Kshatriya
ordered the dual LED gatling gun set from Hobbymate
Here's the box of the single gun.
But if you order the dual set, you get … Continue Reading ››
Let's start off with a big shot of these three Unicorn mechs together!
Given the size of this kit, and stability with the binders, I decided to do a bit of experimentation on the stand for display. I've taken three standard 1/100 display bases together (see later … Continue Reading ››
Now that practically all the sub-assemblies for the binders are done, it's time to start putting things together.
Getting the insides of the binders in place, while maintaining electrical continuity was tricky, but by now I didn't expect it to be simple! The chromed piece that the … Continue Reading ››
Detail work on the binders progresses well. I must admit I do enjoy the painting of the small detail sections, even if, as you can see below, they do get covered up!
The details, as per usual, were done with Tamiya clear red, orange, yellow and blue. … Continue Reading ››
The shoulders and arms went together reasonably well.
At this point I re-connected the battery pack and did a test of the 4 shoulder points where the binders will attach. I wanted to still sure I was electrically sound. All was good.Continue Reading ››
Kastrysha progresses slowly...
Here's some more of the component pieces painted and the arms fully assembled. That arms look great but dealing with the power pipes was very tricky to get them into the tiny holes in the sleeves. The instructions sort-of show the pipes just ending at … Continue Reading ››
The boxes all the parts come in make a good place to store the parts after painting, but before assembly. The binders have had the full treatment now - primer, pre-shading, painting, Future Finish, oil paint panel lines and dry brushing with Tamiya Weathering Master set.
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To say that the Elyn Kashatryia (Kshatriya) is a rather different kit is an understatement. The kit comes with all pieces separated in trays, and the legs and arms pre-assembled.
But pre-assembled legs is not good for painting, with the hydraulic piston parts being the major issue. Above … Continue Reading ››
So, an Elyn Kashatryia just arrived from HobbyMate
in Singapore. I've had a quick look and it's going to be an interesting build for sure.... Not a perfect kit by the looks of it (a bit fragile, nub marks, moulding marks etc.) but well done packaging, art-work, manual printing in full colour, bag (yes, … Continue Reading ››