I love mobile-suits, especially visor type both space and battlefield .. Recently watched Mobile Suit Gundam anime and without doubt lots of GM deaths! In addition to the military aspect of breaking off the supply route of the Zeon duty army, the political aspect of having to continue contributing to the Federation for the rebuilding of Side 4. The Gundam pilot seems more sinister this time compared to the Zaku pilot who is in my opinion more earnest.
Federation took on beefing up their MS with armour as a strategy to counter Zeon's snipers. RGM-79 GM Gundam Thunderbolt Version, were released between the middle of the 'One Year War'. It is known for being operated in various places. The same is true for the addition of equipments that had been increasing the effectiveness in astroid belt. Armed with more heavy duty beam gun and the attack powered up dual beam arm rifle like the ones used by Full Armour Gundam. Customised built backpack with multiples thrusters increases mobility and two innovative sub arms attached to shields, strengthening overall. protection. The improvement proved effective during fierce fighting warfare in space debris.
I have used Gundam marker to touch up some minor yellow parts. General penal lines added and decals applied. A final finish with matte top coat. Weapons were sprayed matte black and dry brushed with silver paint.