Completed : Bandai HGUC 1/144 RGM-79 GM

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The Subject
The RGM-79 GM is The Earth Federation’s first mass production Mobile Suit. The GM was developed using the test data collected from the prototype RX-78 Gundam and various other experimental Mobile Suits. The GM is basically a very simplified version of the Gundam. To cut costs, the core block system and one beam saber was removed. Standard Titanium Alloy was used as armor for the GM instead of the stronger Luna Titanium used by the Gundam. The beam rifle was also replaced with a short ranged beam spray gun or a standard ammunition firing machine gun.

The mass production capacity of the Federation basically churned out hundreds of GMs in a few short months and these were quickly introduced to the fronts, thus ensuring the Federation’s victory in the One Year War.

The Kit
This is my first kit done only with spraypaint. Some mods done to improve the proportions, including lengthening the arms and the legs. The end result is a very tall (about half a head taller than the standard kit) and lithe-looking kit. List of mods include: Visor on head and slight reshaping of whole head

  • Covered up the obvious peg holes for the shield on the backpack and arms with minus molds
  • Extended arms, thighs and legs
  • Changed the angle of the waist peg for better posing
  • Modded the leg joints so it can pose better
  • Extended the feet

Very mild weathering was done. And not done very well I must say. The panel lining’s very roughly done. Need to find a better way of doing it actually. No drybrushing at all. I wanted to get it out of the way before it started to bog me down hehe.

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