Another day, another finished kit!
This time its a Bandai 1/100 scale Master Grade GPO1. It's one of Bandai's early Master Grade kits. An indication is that absence of a full inner frame. What's there is a full frame for the legs and a full detail/transformable Core Fighter.
This started life as a hand-me-down kit form one of my friends in Cebu. I received it sans weapons and other parts so I decided to model it in maintenance.
I had the inner frame shown in this kit. I always have this dilemma of whether or not to show the inner frame of a Master Grade kit.
I had warning stripes (black and yellow) on the leg with the exposed inner frame and on the head where the v-fin should be. I've looked at a lot of references of aircraft, armor and other mecha in maintenance and found that those markings are used to denote damaged parts. Hence, the stripes.
And here's a little bonus: behold the Core Fighter!