Sheizzel and elemental: thank you guys. I wish good luck on your projects as well.
Well, here is what I have done over the weekend. about 70% of the parts are fixed and coated with base color. I got kind of lazy and ended up using spray cans for the base coats (pearl white and gun metal)
Here is an interesting(?) story about this kit... I got this kit in 1996 from a store called "Heros club," based in SF(I think). When I ordered this, I thought I was getting an original kit because 1) the price was over $300, 2) the kit was featured in HJ less than a month ago (March of 1996?), and 3) the advertisement for the store in HJ surely sounded like they carried original kits. At the time, I have never had an original WSC kit; hence, I didn't think this was a recast... Needless to say, I was disappointed/furious after few years later.. The grey putties on the shoulder piece shows the quality of the recast... Man, I sincerely hope the store is out of business by now
Thats about it~