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HMM-004 Geno Saurer (Build Review)

Since this one was a mega-build, usually taking a whole evening for each section, I thought I’d do an “in progress” review and point out cool features and potential trouble spots.

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Last Modified: 2011-11-15

First Posted: 2008-07-01


  1. Terry said:

    I don’t know it got so many fragile parts. I don’t think it can be played around except for display

    April 15th, 2009 at 11:22 pm | #

  2. then Guy said:

    Is it motorized? Because the tomy one is.And if it is motorized which one should i get

    April 27th, 2009 at 1:15 am | #

  3. then Guy said:

    my mum just came in with it and it is in japanese, except for the name but i’m still not sure if its motorized

    April 27th, 2009 at 1:18 am | #

  4. then RCM said:

    @Guy: The HMMs are not motorized. Their big thing is tons of detail and poseability. The motorized Geno didn’t walk all that well anyway ;)

    April 27th, 2009 at 9:59 am | #

  5. then T said:

    Hey just wondering. How long in total did it take for you to put this together?

    May 19th, 2010 at 12:21 pm | #

  6. then RCM said:

    @T: It took about 15 hours, over several evenings. Some of that was painting, and repainting when I messed up, and some was doing pics for the review, but it’s a pretty long build.

    May 22nd, 2010 at 1:54 am | #

  7. then T said:

    That’s good to know. I have got a HMM geno-breaker to put together but running short on time hence my earlier question. Since this is my first time with HMM kits I’m expecting the needed modifications to take up quite some time as well.

    Thanks for the answer!

    May 24th, 2010 at 12:11 am | #

  8. then Cody said:

    The review looks very helpful. But one problem, (don’t laugh) how do you panel line? See I’ve been a zoids fan for ever and I’ve recently heard of panel lining but have no idea how to do it.

    June 12th, 2011 at 3:09 pm | #

  9. then RCM said:

    @Cody: there are a few ways. I like to use a Gundam Marker (fine point, easy to wipe off mistakes). You draw in the panels, then wipe off the excess with a paper towel or your finger. Black is good for darker colors, and they have grey and brown for lighter parts. You can do paint (thinned!) too, but I’m not as good with that. Here a couple articles that may help: one, two, three.

    Just don’t use black on white armor, or it’ll look awful!

    June 13th, 2011 at 11:33 am | #

  10. then Cody said:

    Thank you, now my soon to be built hmm Geno Breaker will look nice and detailed.

    June 13th, 2011 at 6:31 pm | #

  11. then Zero said:

    Can you please tell me exactly what are the parts that need to be glued?

    I’m getting this as a gift and want it to be as nice as possible.

    October 22nd, 2011 at 4:55 pm | #

  12. then RCM said:

    @Zero: I added some scans from the instructions and some extra notes. Hopefully this will help, and sorry for being such a slowpoke! Before gluing, test the parts first to make sure the glue won’t interfere with movement. My memory is awful, and I build this a long time ago. Also, this is a pricy kit!

    November 15th, 2011 at 9:59 pm | #

  13. then Zero said:

    yeah I just bought the Raven geno Saurer and want to make it as perfect as posible xD Thanks for the help.

    November 20th, 2011 at 9:25 pm | #

  14. then Zero said:

    Thx you’ve been of great help. The Raven Geno Saurer looks beautiful. Thx for the help.

    December 10th, 2011 at 11:01 pm | #

  15. then RCM said:


    December 13th, 2011 at 1:14 am | #

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