It's done! Aside from some base work and magnets the commander is ready for a base coat.
Working a few minutes on it every time I feel like it, there was never really a finished part I could make an update about. But here it is, finally finished as a whole! The biggest things I worked on were the thrusters from the last update. They now have nice flat surfaces and I managed to get all the details back. Now that I think of it there were some rivet-like bumps on the backpack that I didn't replace after sanding them off. I never really liked them, but I may put something else in their place, not sure yet.
The legs have been repositioned into a walking pose. The right hip joint was cut and replaced so the leg could be put back in a different position. The same was done with the ankles. The left leg is reinforced with a sturdy wire connected to the base. Also made a new toe, since the resin one broke off never to be seen again.
The under arms have been thickened slightly and got a subtle angle on them like the normal Crisis suits. I places the hands into the arm so only the fingers stick out, like I did with a previous suit. I find it matches the Tau style more and reduces the Gundam-like aesthetic. The arms have been attached to the shoulders using plastic rods to make it stronger.
For easy painting later I haven't glued everything together yet. Using plastic rods I made very simple joints so I can still display the figure. I'll be doing that with next models too, I find it very hard to reach certain places when painting if everything is glued together and making these joints is very simple and fast.
In my enthusiasm I forgot to make detail photos haha
If I don't forget I will make some detail photos before I do a base coat. If there is anyone who is really dying for the details I might put some more effort into them
I feel a sense of relieve now I have finished the last two suits haha! I think I will be cleaning everything up and take a break from "heavy" modeling like this for a little while. I will probably be back with a Tael inspired XV8 next. Already have some preparations done on that