Vincent Longa

PG Banshee

Vincent Longa
PG Banshee

 

I'm proud o present the Perfect Grade Banshee! I built this kit to take a break of sorts after I completed the Hi Nu back in July. I wanted a kit that I could just snap together and have it look amazing, but I also wanted a challenge. So I figured I'd dive in deep and do a perfect grade; the most detailed and second largest kit size Bandai offers. It was a challenge in that there were a lot of parts, put the actual assembly wasn't difficult at all. The kit is well engineered and if you can assemble a Real grade or Master grade, a Perfect Grade will be about the same level. The one thing I was disappointed in was that this kit comes with stickers instead of decals. I remedied this by ordering water slide decals from Samuel Decal on Facebook. I don't like stickers because they are thick and make the kit look more toy like. I like my kits to look more like a model than a toy, so I go with water slide decals whenever I can. They sit almost flush on the plastic and give it a better look, in my opinion. Alrighty, on to the pics! There are a few WIP pics to give you a sense of the overall experience.

Just before step 1! 

Just before step 1! 

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Look at that leg articulation! 

Look at that leg articulation! 

Business guns! This is the kit in regular mode, before decals. 

Business guns! This is the kit in regular mode, before decals. 

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Here it is in a display case in our living room, with a MG Fenice and a Lego Tie Fighter. We likes to keep it real! 

Here it is in a display case in our living room, with a MG Fenice and a Lego Tie Fighter. We likes to keep it real! 

This piece snapped as I was assembling the head. I used a pin vice (it's a small hand operated drill), a swing needlend thin cement to repair it. I had to repair it twice because it came apart the first time but it's held since then!

This piece snapped as I was assembling the head. I used a pin vice (it's a small hand operated drill), a swing needlend thin cement to repair it. I had to repair it twice because it came apart the first time but it's held since then!

Left over decals! The kit comes with regular stickers, so I ordered these water slide decals from Samuel Decal (find him on Facebook  here ).

Left over decals! The kit comes with regular stickers, so I ordered these water slide decals from Samuel Decal (find him on Facebook here).

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Thanks for swinging by and keep building!