Build Fighters definitely got my creative juices flowing, so you're not alone on that account. The idea I'm tempted to make is a GN Drive enhanced version of the Mercurius. However, typical of me I'm pretty sure it overreaches my skill level.SpideyWing wrote:So, this is something I debated starting an entire thread on, but since it's closely related to Build Fighters, I'm going to ask this here: Has anyone designed and/or made a custom Gunpla with the idea of it being useful in Gunpla Battle? ...Because I did. >_>
I'd shorten the "main mast" of the head crest and rotate it down so it more closely resembles a typical gundam V-Fin. Next I'd widen the opening on the camera guard and use a semi-translucent piece of plastic to convert it into a goggle type face. The vents on the chest would be replaced with GN condensers (semi transparent green plastic). All the thrusters would have to be removed/replaced with GN friendly equivalents, of course I'd have to cut a hole in the back to mount a cone type GN Drive.
The boxy shoulder covers would be removed and replaced with Garazzo shoulder shields, that would mean having to buy 2 Garazzos since it only has 1 shoulder shield. A modified GN Lance and Crash Shield (each with a secret "gimmick") as well as spruced up "GN Defensors" would round out the arsenal. Speaking of which I still haven't figured out how I'd stow the GN Defensors, right now I'm leaning towards Sazabi style box containers on the back.
Probably the most daunting task would be overhauling the limited and floppy joints on the old no grade 1/144 Mercurius, a kit I'm not even sure I could still get a hold of after so long.
*A quick search on amazon shows plenty available and at a cheap price, so thats one plus.*
All this on top of the standard trimming, sanding, assembling, priming, painting, detailing, etc. So, yeah it's a nice fever dream I guess.
You know, one of these days somebody (not me, I'm too lazy ) should start a scratch build thread in the modeling section.
Looking good China, looking good. *insert picture of random character giving a thumbs up*Wingnut wrote:https://twitter.com/buildfighters/statu ... 85/photo/1
Looks like BD info and a pic of an older China.
So is that for a special bonus episode on the Blu-Ray or something?