Taking on the task of building a mech or a Gundam is not simple. You’re committing to spending a lot of time and depending on the materials used, a fair amount of cash. If you’re interested though, RPF user Clivelee has put together an informative tutorial (it even has a table of contents) to walk you through the process. He created the Unicorn Gundam pictured above, so he knows his stuff. He goes over planning, materials, where to find the right tools, and each part of the body. Here’s a sample:
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