Slaphappy North Tackles Big
To build this kit, you've got
to have a strong affinity for kit classics. Featuring poor fit, really bad part
breakdowns, seams that run the length of detail areas, and surface textures
that just kind of start and fade out to nothing, the Scuz Fink is a testament
to just how far the science of kit production has come in forty years' time. Is
it a fun kit? Yes. Can you get a keen result? Yes. But you're gonna work for
it, because the engineering is rough.
Using my trusty heat gun, I re-set the arms on my kit for a more colorful (and
less stiff) pose than the kit has out of the box. I replaced the kit antennae
with darning needles, and the flag pole with a piece of brass rod. Scuzzy is
painted with both enamels and acrylics. His main body is painted with Rustoleum
"Hammered Metal" textured enamel. The base is an ashtray I picked up
at the local flea market.