Crest? Do you mean Exia's v-fin? It's supposed to be white. I don't have enough ventilation at work for painting/panel lining. However, if you mean the camera over the v-fin, I prefer to use the sticker as the words weren't carved into the clear pieces like they were on the transparent green ones. I'd show a close up of the green parts, but my camera doesn't have quite the resolution to do them justice. It's interesting how they chose to do things with the green parts on Exia. First you have a black sticker underneath with green lettering/detailing. On top of that goes a small transparent circle, sorta like a contact lens. On top of THAT, you will place a larger green circle, that actually has the words from the sticker underneath carved into it.
Also, I don't know how they do this, but it seems like many of the little spurs or whatever they're called that connect the red parts to the A plate, they are HOLLOW right where they touch the part, making for a lot less excess plastic to trim away. This is good because as we all know, Bandai hasn't managed to design a red plastic yet where the nub marks don't scream at you with their whiteness. I know this kit is from last year, but it feels like the most modern Gunpla I have ever touched.
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on Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.