I got this for Christmas last year, and since I got another this year I figured I should get the show on the road.
I've seen some great out of the box builds, but I've also seen some outstanding builds where just a few basic nips and tucks were done that brought the kit to a whole new level! Needless to say, I decided to do some nips and tucks!
First, the head! I used a mini chisel to dig out in between the ribs at the base of the armor plates to give the illusion that the plates are sitting on top of the ribs
I did the same for the plates on the back. Here's a good before and after shot:
...even did the plates on the underside
Since I plan to light this, I needed a plug. I wanted one that could handle more than one circuit and be able to hold the model securely. I've used multi pin DIN plugs with success in the past, so that's what I used here:
just need to make the stand hole bigger, enter the step bit!
(great buy, Canadian Tire had a set of three on sale for $14, I've seen the individual bits sell for fifty a piece!)
HOLY HOLE BATMAN!
more to come...