I was just starting a special project to have some fun when I realized there was a sci-fi dio campaign. So I decided to share my fun!
My scenario will be set in 2050s or 2060s, in a world where the Cold War did not end and the lack of resources is putting pressure on NATO and Warsaw countries leading to continous clashes and skirmishes. I wanted to build a mech painted in NATO colors, so this is the scenario (covered in lots of novels and tons of computer games, a little cliché).
I searched a lot for mech kits in plastic. Sci-fi kits are practically non-existent in Turkey. I turned my attention to internet vendors, still no luck.
Thinking I wouldn't be able to find what I was looking for, I turned somewhere else... Gundams. Lot of them are too fancy for my taste, but the regular GMs (cannon fodder in the series) really looked proper and basic. So I went for a RGM-79.
Alas, my first ever mech and first ever gundam kit:
I discovered the gundams are fun, you can play around with them (before you paint them of course, otherwise you start nicking the paint)
I took this photo to compare the size of the 1/100 Gundam to a 1/35 figure. My aim is to act as if the gundam is actually a 1/35 mech. In the series they are 18 to 22 meter robots. However, since I will use this mech with 1/35 stuff, it will become a 5-6 meter mech, which is more feasible.
Not very friendly, is it?
I am thinking that the pilot/operator sits in the chest section, with his head inside the mechs head.