As I begin to work on my HG 1/144 Astraea Type F, I am also simutaneously working on a few other projects as well. One such project is my decision to finally do a remaster work on the MSIA (Mobile Suit In Action) YMS-16M Xamel. The MSIA Xamel is consider a pretty rare figure that was released way back in 2003. At the time, this toy costed me 25USD, but now it cost about 3 times that amount or more.
I really love the Xamel. It was one of my favorite Zeon's grunt long-range artillery unit in the OVA Gundam 0083. Appearing only in a few episodes, but the impression of the mobile suit stayed in my head for a long time, just like the lasting impression the Stark Jegan gave me in Gundam UC Ep.01.
The toy is pretty detail and well made, but now I shall now give it a makeover using pla-plate & new paint. One of the item on the agenda is to remake the head, which I am quite excited about. Update on this later.