Zoids 1/72 HMM Pteras Bomber Version
I’ve had this built for a long time but haven’t had the chance, the weather, or the spoons to really go out and do a photoshoot and post processing until today.
The Pteras HMM is a really neat, if not very fiddly little kit. It’s not as sturdy as the equally small Gun Sniper, and if you happen to blink at it the thing is most liable to explode into parts on a whim. Definitely a kit that needs a bit more glue loving than the build sheets instruct, especially on the bomber unit parts. The missiles on the launch jets happen to pop off at the slightest huff of wind pretty much all the time and it’s very frustrating, so definitely look at gluing those in so the unit is just one piece of kit that attached to the wing. Makes it easier to take it on and off too depending on how you’d like to display it.
Also glue the antenna because wow you’ll likely lose it otherwise.
Despite the flaws and some loose bits and the tendency to fall apart, it’s still a nice kit. The blue is super rich and the greys are a really nice offset to it. Needs some TLC if you want it to not be flat colours through and through since it’s just the three colours moulded for the whole kit (blue, navy, 50% grey) but overall looks nice even with the most minimal of touch ups.
Did this one before I had my own set of enamels so this was layered acrylic which is okay but not great in terms of how much longer it took to paint parts. I hope to pick up a second version of this kit and if I can find the CP kit for the monochromatic parts with the slate grey instead of the blue I’ll be set. If not, I could always hand prime and paint a whole kit myself. Something for the drawing board.