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Friday, October 19, 2018

RE 1/100 AMX 107R Rebawoo


Introduction:

For those not in the know, the AMX 107R Rebawoo is a modified and refitted Bawoo from the UC88 era. It was originally intended to be piloted by Full Frontal, who is the leader of Neo Zeon's "The Sleeves". This mobile suit was abandoned following the hijacking of the Sinanju Stein from Anaheim Electronics. Despite never being used by its intended pilot, the Rebawoo would repeatedly see action throughout UC 0095.

Kit Talk:

Here's something a bit controversial, I like the design of the Rebawoo just a bit more than the Sinanju. I prefer the sharper lines and angles of the Rebawoo to the sweeping curves of the Sinanju. And, I find the more simplistic and subdued white and black sleeve details to fit the aesthetic better than the ostentatious gold trim featured prevalently on the Sinanju.

This kit featured a very straightforward build. It was exactly what I expected a RE1/100 kit to be. Only minor seamline fusion was required on the head along the front section of the crest.


I used my heavy duty file to remove material along the thruster pods to streamline and sharpen their edges. This required the removal of about 2mm of plastic along the piece. I used the same technique to bring the fins on the legs and along the collar to a sharp edge.

I am not a fan of the large leg amount beam guns. They stick out like a sore thumb and are woefully lacking in detail. I eliminated them completely from this build and replaced the connection with a Kotobukiya detail part. Their removal takes away from the character of the mobile suit, but I prefer the streamlined appearance.


The waterslide decals I used are included with this kit. The decal scheme is very similar to the scheme used on the Sinanju. I like the slash marks through the '10S' markings. They're a nice detail that shows that this mobile suit is no longer Full Frontal's personal unit.

The included decals aren't a perfect fit for this mobile suit. The decals on the leg cowls and shoulders need a stronger curve to properly fit the geometry of these parts. The worst offenders are the 4 cowls on the thruster pods. I had to cut each of the decals into 3rds to have them follow the design.

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Equipment: 









Some how I neglected to clean up the panel lines inside of the shield before topcoating.


The beam axes hid this well, so I don't mind. 











Detail Photos:










Note the handpainted gray details on the 'vent' surfaces in the shoulder and forearms.