Fang of the Sun . . .

by bookindian

I ran across these photos of my old Fang of the Sun mecha . . . I built this one back in the 1980’s . . . bought 5 kits in Little Tokyo . . . 3 Bushman, a Roundfacer, and the Mackerel . . . All examples of combat armor before the overly detailed “gundam” became popular . . . I wasn’t a fan or devout model builder, I just liked the figures and the fact that they were well articulated for the time period . . . especially here in the U.S.

Old #5 . . . minus the top of the cockpit.

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. . . a rear view of the combat armor.

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Detail of the left arm and shoulder . . . I added the “hydraulic” lines . . . electrical wire from a dead laptop.

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. . . and some extra details like patch plates on the leg and upper body.

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. . . “battle damage” was added using a Dremel with a 1/8 inch drill bit.

Candid snap in the coleus . . .

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. . . faux Polaroid . . .

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I wish the Poladroid app worked on the iPad . . . hint . . . hint . . .

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