Building the Shin Musha Gundam (Master Grade) – Part 10 – Gauntlets and Shield

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The final part of the body assembly is the Gauntlet and Shield accessories which attach to the forearm and shoulders respectively. We’ll also be joining the upper and lower body in this section.

So first, let’s identify which runners we need:

Then we get them out ready:

The first pieces to assemble are the Gauntlets. The main section is built first so we consult the guide:


The pieces are then cut out of their runners and laid out ready:

Then they are assembled:

Now the inner part of the gauntlet containing the attachment part is built – so we consult the guide:

The parts are cut out of their runners and laid out ready:

Then they are assembled:

Some decorative piping is now added so we consult the guide:

The parts are cut out of their runners and laid out ready:

Then they are assembled:

Next we start on the Shield – the first part is the inner structure – so we consult the guide:

The parts are now cut out of their runners and laid out:

Then they are assembled:

Now the outer plates are added – the guide is consulted first:

These are huge pieces so we’ll just go ahead and cut them out and assemble:

There are some decorative elements to add next so the guide is consulted:

The parts are cut out of their runners and laid out ready:

Then they are assembled:

Now we need to attach the Gauntlets and Shield to the upper body, then join the upper body to the lower body.

The guide is consulted first:

All the pieces are now laid out ready to be assembled:

Now the Gauntlets and Shields are attached:

We then join the upper and lower body parts together:

The weapons are the only items left – these are fairly basic pieces so won’t be covered in the guide.

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