Status: SOLD, 03/2011
Last Modified: 2011-03-22
First Posted: 2008-06-11
1-5: I didn’t like the red bits on the Command Wolf HT, so I swapped them with parts from an NJR woof.
6-10: Lately I’ve been interested in the idea of clear bits over shiny bits (like the G1 dinobots). Then I remembered I had some leftover gold bits from my leoshop Woof. I know that your eyes are hurting right now.
285 pieces, how!? I decided to detail this one as I built it, but after all that work (15 hours building and panel lining), I have no energy left for the application of stickers. I’ll wait a while for that. Best thing about this kit is the choice of canopy colors: orange for the newschool fans, and smoke for the oldsters. Take your time deciding, because prying apart these pieces is nearly impossible without casualties. Worst thing about this kit is the minimal jaw movement. I modified mine based on this guy’s work, and got a bit more movement (enough to make me happy, at least).
One year later, and I’m finally finished. All the time I was putting off doing stickers, I was also bothered by the ham-fisted panel lining job this poor guy got. My previous gold and silver markers were a piece of crap, so I redid the teeth and hydraulics too. Either this project was cursed, or HMM kits really don’t stand up do disassembly, because I broke three pieces AND lost one. I replaced the lost one (a cap-like piece that holds the shoulder armor on) with a leftover Armored Core weapon. Just what the crap it’s supposed to be, I don’t know.
Well, Irvine’s gun has never looked better. Empire Command Wolf LC was the second limited kit from the HMM line, released summer 2007. It is a recolor of the regular Command Wolf, but it also includes a new weapon—the long range cannon (like Irvine’s variant in the NJR). It sold out quickly, teaching a valuable lesson: if something’s limited, don’t hesitate! I hesitated, so I had to pay a lot more on the secondary market.
What to glue, what to paint, check it out, check it out!