Yes, I had saved those excellent photos and was aware that the Chronicles photos are the pre-filming version of the model. However, I just prefer the look of it without all that additional weathering on it, so I asked Steve to just match this one up to the Chronicles photos.
beautiful! It's also a testament to just how fine the detailing is on these Bandai kits; they can look so much larger in photos than they really are! Love the rusty coloring on the pipes too.