Angelus Rising Part VI: More Engraving Adventures
The cement's resin component seeps into the scratches and fills them in as the solvent component evaporates. Extra Thin cement is more ideal in this case because it evaporates and dries faster than regular cement. This technique can also be used to check for small errors without priming. I have actually used this technique to even out the engraving of the skull cap.
The Extra Thin Cement at work. Will provide more "action" and before an after pics of this technique.
A Simple Ankle Fix. One of the minor design flaws I found with the Sinanju is its rather minimal ankle articulation when posing the feet downwards, making it look as if the kit has leg cramps. Simply enough, you won't be able to give the Sinanju a dramatic swooping "flight" pose similar to other MS, like the Wing, maybe owing to the fact that the Wings feet were designed that way for its bird mode. What's more, the mid sole of the Sinanju's feet dips downward, which seems pretty useless because the main ankle is articulated for a kneeling pose. Regardless, I decided to give the Angelus' ankles a greater dip angle for that flight pose.
I actually thought of cutting part of the piston cylinder that limits the ankle's dip angle, but realized all I had to do was simply reverse the cylinder's position relative to its mount.
The result, an improved dip angle. It's not that dramatic, but enough to lessen the ankle's "stiff" look.