Wednesday, May 21, 2014
MG Age 1 Spallow
I picked this MG Age 1 Spallow in a trade with a fellow on reddit a few months ago. He received a new in box MG Astray Blue Frame and I got his already built Age 2 Normal and Age 1 Spallow. I finished the Age 2 Normal in December but the Spallow sat on the shelf until about April before I began working on it.
I received the Spallow in built condition; the builder did an okay job cleaning nubs (this isn't meant as a put down to the original owner; I'm just finicky about this sort of thing), but I went back and did some reworking to fill in gouges with putty and neaten things up before priming.
The paint job on this kit is very close to stock. I can only assume that the blue and black color scheme of the kit was supposed to be reminiscent of the popular culture depictions of Ninjas. I made a few color changes to remove the white from the fore arms, shoulders and legs. I also decided to blend a small amount of neutral gray into the white of the kit to tone down the contrast against the colors of the kit.
The asymmetrical decal layout on this kit was a mistake on my part. The chevrons on the shoulders should have both been facing front, however I mixed up the parts and didn't notice my mistake until it was too late.
The MG Spallow wasn't a well received kit when it was released and after building and posing the kit I can definitely see why. It lacks the impact the Age 1 Titus has with it's massively over sized limbs and beam effects, but it also lacks the panel lining detail and weapons of the Age 1 Normal. Overall it's not a "bad" kit, but it's uninteresting and it's legs have a limited range of posability.
Hit the bump for the full photo shoot!
This kit is mine (for now) so that mean's I'm going to pose and take photos of it!