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.
. . . a rear view of the combat armor.
Detail of the left arm and shoulder . . . I added the “hydraulic” lines . . . electrical wire from a dead laptop.
. . . and some extra details like patch plates on the leg and upper body.
. . . “battle damage” was added using a Dremel with a 1/8 inch drill bit.
Candid snap in the coleus . . .
. . . faux Polaroid . . .
I wish the Poladroid app worked on the iPad . . . hint . . . hint . . .