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Sprukits Level 2 Master Chief

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Pro level gunpla skills!

All of your builds always come out so clean and effortless looking, I'm always impressed looking at the result of your effort.
I too have been really irritated by the lack of a good affordable Master Chief figure. McFarlane Toys was really the poorest choice in manufacturer. I guess at least their paint was always nice looking. what I wanted was a more Figuarts approach with a sharp sculpt and good poseability that bandai is know for, and with a little effort on the user end you get the best of both worlds. I definitely want to get my hands on one of these!
Eagerly looking forward to your next review!

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Posted by Astronopolis on 31 July, 2015 - 16:28
Spartans Never Break

Thanks! Though not to surround myself with the ONI propaganda, "Spartans Never Break" I did have some issues with this model from my own carelessness.
Before my final strip-down of the model for its topcoat, I left it on my desk alone for an hour and my cat knocked the chest piece and helmet to the floor and I accidentally crushed them under my desk chair.

You see the picture of the helmet resting on the chest armor; that was my replacement set. So now I have portions of a Level 2 Master Chief to cannibalize spare parts from if I ever break anything else.
On the plus side, I now have a spare Assault Rifle for my Commander Palmer model (yes, build in progress).

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As far as the McFarlane series, I've noticed they've gotten better. Their Halo 3 series are still junk, and I'll never forgive them for the the ODST figure that crumbled in my hand within seconds of opening the package. I got their "Cryo-Pod" Master Chief from their Halo 4 preview line and it's actually a nice figure. Very "Revoltech" inspired joint design but still a little stiff. The detailing is nice but their paint applications are a little too much.

With them making Halo 5's Spartan Locke, I'm hoping Bandai will release more models; my personal wish list includes Buck (ODST or Spartan IV), and the Mk V Master Chief from the first game.

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Posted by Rob on 1 August, 2015 - 10:22
Hey Rob, I got Sprukits Locke

Hey Rob, I got Sprukits Locke from Amazon.com

What paints should I use? Acrylic, enamel, lacquer?

Those one-coat Testors lacquers look real nice and my Dad uses them on car bodies. Their finish is candy-shell beautiful and they have nice metallics.

I want to paint Locke, but I wan to give him completely different colors than whats in the game. I want to go with a blue/orange/white combo like you'd find on a running shoe. Make him look sporty.

Any advice?

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Posted by netkid on 5 October, 2015 - 15:33
 
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