Despite a busy weekend and a spate of minor mishaps and annoyances culminating with a cracked thumbnail, I managed to build the Unicorn Gundam's shield this evening. Unlike the rest of the model, it's transformation business is fairly simple and doesn't add too much complexity to the component. Happily, I realize all the transforming bits are now totally finished. On the other hand, while the weapons don't transform, from what I've seen in the manual they do expand and contract to a certain extent for the insertion of magazines or for stowage on the suit's backpack.
No more pictures just yet, but I do have a handful of action shots waiting to be processed, and I'll be sure to get a few shots of the shield in that batch, to be posted sometime this week.
Will be out of town next weekend, so probably no weapons for awhile yet.