Kamen Rider Blade series is probably one of my favorite S.I.C. release because of its detail and dope sculpts but also one of the series under the S.I.C. line that I hate most (Hibiki, Ryuki and Faiz too) due to its fragile joints that breaks easily. Anyway, I’ve always liked the vibrant red on KR Blade’s compound eyes and thought it would be great if the normal KR Blade has the same unlike the dark red compound eye it comes with so I experimented and did this mod.
On the left is a broken ‘extra’ piece of KR Blade’s Jack form and on the right side is the normal KR Blade and as you can see both figures has different peg holes on where the compound eyes are being connected, for the KR B-jack form its on the lower center while the normal KR B is on the upper center so I had to make a hole on where I can attach the compound eyes on KR-B.
I don’t own a drill-bit so I used a small screw driver and just tried to make a small hole first and after I switched to a bit more thicker screw driver to make a hole enough for the peg to fit accordingly.
Somehow I am not satisfied with the change I wanted to see so I purchased a Gundam Marker GM05-200 to make that final modification I needed for this figure.
As you can see, the area of the eyes for this figure is blue and hollow at the same time which gives a dark color scheme on the compound eyes even if you change it and thats where the Gundam Marker will come in to play to make that area a bit more lighter and reflective in color that will give a vibrant look on its compound eyes.
Anyone may come up with different ways on how to do this but as for me I am very satisifed with the end result of this mod and maybe I’ll keep that gold detail in between of his compund eyes since it somehow compensates with that gold lining on his cheeks, shoulder pads and bracers.
Here is my take on a figure that was recently released by Bandai a few months back. This is a well improved figure under the notorious S.I.C. Kamen Rider Blade line which (more…)
Here is my review of Bandai’s Toe Hero Net Limited Figure Masked Rider G3 Mild.
In my perspective, knowing how the armor swap works not only for this figure but including those from volumes of S.I.C. Den O, Kabuto, Kuuga (Decade ver) and Decade only proves that Bandai can pull this kind of concept without sacrificing the materials being used. And I am referring to how consistently solid the based bodies are still even without those chogokin stuff with a well balanced articulation points compared with what we are having nowadays that all sculpt and articulation but the materials feels…. errr.. cheap?
Yes, this release and the volume 39 G3/G4X set may still have chances to have loose knees and other joints that you may need a tamashii stand/figure stand but hey, this ‘maybe’ a work in progress back then and this concept ‘may’ have started and revolutionized the double hinge joints that we are now seeing with the current releases.
I find this figure along with what they did to volume 38-39 an evolution, rising from the graves of the…. whatever stuff they did and put on the Hibiki, Faiz, Blade, Ryuki line that had gave us great grievance on our bleeding wallet with their market value nowadays at the same time broke our hearts with their fragile parts and joints.
Not entirelyyyyyyyyyyyy disappointed with their current lines starting from W and what has followed with a multi changer scheme, for whatever reasons Bandai have done with what we have right now, might as well go with the flow. Afterall, I really love the S.I.C. line and it’s spin offs and whatever Bandai may throw at us… I’d just deal with it.
Just my two cents….. as a S.I.C. collector.