Academy Battle of the Planets (Gatchaman) Phoenix
This is definitely a side project because I don't often venture into non-aircraft builds. However, I had a blast building this Phoenix. This truly is a modern kit with up-to-date engineering. I was very impressed with the engineering of this kit because the attachment location of many of the parts go along the kit’s panel lines or behind other parts. So gaps and fillers were not required.
The kit is designed to appeal to different types of modelers. For the non-modeler, it can be press fit together and since it is molded in several colors, paint is not required and stickers are provided. For those of us who want to paint, well, the colors are simple and I used Mr. Color sprays this time with very positive results and the Cartograph decals were a pleasant surprise.
For those looking to take it to another level, there is a purpose designed LED lighting kit that can be purchased for this model. This was an extra $15 but it was worth the effort despite the lack of instructions!
I have a build article here:
All in all - a nice kit and a happy addition to the model case.
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