You should try perfect grade But then, you have to paint it and it is all too much work I usually just do master grade at most and fill in the black lines using gundam pen, it gives enough detail for me
Yes, buying all the paints cost a lot. I actually use Tamiya paint to fix my origami models but I usually use 1 bottle of paint for 3 models so it is cheap. Besides, I use 1 color for 1 model since I am not into decorating my models with various color, I would try to use color change folding to achieve that effect
Haha... no, this one is non-origami. But I like this model very much, I buy it cheap, as cheap as a high grade gundam toys but I get better quality. I use gundam pen to highlight the black lines especially the hand area.
I did attempt to create this patlabor a long time ago. I'll put it up later
Thank's for the comments and suggestion I am not very eager to re-visit this model, besides, it has already evolve into my demonman. I think if I really want to make another patlabor, this base is not good enough to cover up all the details necessary. Maybe I'll try to design another patlabor sometime in the future