So, still prevaricating on finishing Igor and got distracted again. This time by the Guardians of the Galaxy kits.
Picked this one up off eBay for a decent price because the box had been damaged (like I care, it’s already been thrown out). It is the 1:9 scale version from Dragon. There is a larger scale version of Rocket but this one has the full sized Groot and is in scale with the other Dragon kits.
Fancied doing something a bit quicker than the current Igor kit, which I’ve got myself a bit unnecessarily bogged down with, and had the Nick Fury model from the excellent range of Dragon kits. Actually slightly nervous about this as there is so much black in his clothing. So did a little research and dropped a friend an email. Got some great advice and set about working on it.
Anyway, first off assembly and really simple. The coat is separate and can be removed and the arms fit in over this. So the whole thing can all come apart really cleanly for painting.
Pictures below are with absolutely no paint on it,. and just the plain vinyl.
Right, time to start a new build and going to do the MkXXXVII “Igor”. Had originally thought of doing this is red instead of blue, which is how Igor is shown in the original artwork for the film, and I was thinking Hulkbuster at the time but as Dragon are going to do the proper Hulkbuster I’m going to stick to the on screen look now.
Will confess that I’ve been struggling with this build for various random reasons, most of which are of my own making, which is why there haven’t been too many updates on it. But have now broken past those issues and finally getting somewhere.
So first off the the legs were completed. This went pretty easily although the instructions show the left thigh above the right calf and vice versa which threw me for a while until I realised. The instructions on these Dragon kits really could be a bit better. The drawings are pretty basic and sometimes it’s hard to work out which way round things go, the endoskeleton in particular is tricky to figure out.