RE/100 Nightingale – Bandai 1:100

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This was a really exciting kit back when it was released – started the RE line with a BOOM! The sheer size of the beast was impressive. But the kit has much space for improvements and various people had done detailed ups and conversions for it. I modified it using a combination of suggestions from Hobby Japan and Dengeki Hobby’s build ups. I’m not much of a modder but this kit demands it.

The “wings” or binders are enlarged and sharpened to have pointed edges using Apoxie sculpt.

The funnel bits are extended using brass pipes.

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The leg armors are reshaped to give give more spread to the legs.

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The regrettable thing with this kit are the decals, which were stickers. I made the best of it. Then I added a ton of other decals from other kits. The kit is relatively simple so it could use a bit more details. The head and “crown” were also reshaped.

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The fuel tanks’s connection to the back are adjusted so that they are lifted upwards. DSC_6314

The angle of the binders are changed. Previously the binders are laying flat, but lifting them upwards and backwards definitely improved the menace factor. DSC_6328
DSC_6277The groin part was beefed up in volume. Oh and the chest as well, protruding further.
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I love it! It’s one big meanie. How it lost to Hi-nu Gundam is beyond me 🙂DSC_6296 DSC_6300 DSC_6304 DSC_6308 DSC_6310 DSC_6313 DSC_6317 DSC_6318 DSC_6320

 

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