I based the head on the original GM's, reducing it
of about 1/3 from its original dimension. I cut off
a few mm of plastic in both width, length and
thickness. Then I changed the opaque visor with a
transparent one, using a piece of a reflector taken
from an old car. The aiming gear mounted on the
head was originally in one piece with the rest of
the head, but I made it mobile, cutting it off and
reassembling it with plasticard and sprue.
BODY - I used the body of the Vayeate, eliminating
the parts that didn't agree with the design of the
GM and my vision of the finished kit. I worked on
it, adding parts coming from the GM kit and
new ones that I created. In fact, the air intakes,
the skirts, the cockpit and the backpack are from
the GM, while the part separating the skirts is
new. The lower part of the body was squared with
plasticard and putty, while the skirts were made
mobile using small springs connected to the lower
body. The upper and lower part of the body can
still rotate, as in the Vayaete kit.
ARMS - The arms are based on the Vayeate kit,
adding a lot of details from the GM. The forearm
detail comes from the GM's leg, the shoulder covers
are a join of GM and Vayeate parts.
LEGS - Legs and feet come front the Vayeate kit and
were heavily worked upon to look as much as
possible like the GM's. I added details cut off
from the GM kit or handmade with whatever I found
PAINTING - I used matt Humbrol enamels, mixing
various colours to get what I needed. I don't have
those paints anymore and I can't go in further
detail about them.
WEATHERING - I extensively washed the finished kit
with diluted matt black. I used silver for the most
worn out parts. Finally I used the dry brush
technique, always using matt black, for the
most stained parts.