The Chimera Borne Part II

Misplacement mishap. I spent the better half of my evening yesterday when I discovered the top chest armor (collar armor) was missing from the rubble of plaplates on my workstation. I was pretty sure I didn't remove it since I was making test fits for the head and the waist, so I turned my parts containers upside down, literally, looking for the part, as well as underneath my couch which I spend a lot of my time whittling away on plastic, and my cutting table. I had a mild panic because it was a semi-critical part that I might have swept at one point when I was tidying up, but I wasn't too worried because I had another unbuilt kit stashed under my bed. I was also considering rebuilding the thing, since I was basically going to make modifications anyways.

I had a sudden burst of realization that it might be somewhere near my computer, so I did a rough search. I breathed a sigh of relief when I found it lying innocently amidst dust and dirt just a few inches outside the lower shelf of my computer stand.

Moral of the story: always keep note of what you are working on.

Anyways, Another "cascade" flaw I discovered and fixed is the front skirt not having enough allowance to flip upwards when the Chimera is in kneeling position. I made modifications on the connections themselves by extending the ball joint and shaving a little from the top of the socket. I also cut about 2mm from the top part of the skirt and rebuilt it with 0.5mm plaplate to maximize the angle it can flip upwards.

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I've also extended the front skirt because it looked just too short for comfort.

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The skirt now swings freely, even slightly side to side when the kit is in kneeling position.

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I've modified the very small collar to make it look "thicker."

While I was searching for the collar part, I found the original Vfins of the Unicorn. Again, I didn't like them too much, hence the custom-made Vfin, but I suddenly had the idea to make dual Vfin, not so much like the Strike or the Strike Freedom, but something similar.

I cut the swivel points of the original fins away, then inverted them on each other. I've temporarily placed them over the custom Vfins with double-sided tape to see how it would look.

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Nice! (If I do say so myself).

This IS the Chimera...


  1. I'd say Nice as well! Damn, what an imagination of yours.


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