Well I've hit a new low--just over a whole year and a mere single kit completed. Word of advice to never stretch your project out too long because I've experienced a rollercoaster of frustrations building this kit. At the end of all this I am very exhausted--I think I'm just going to snapfit a few kits I have in backlog just to work off the stress!
EDIT: 05/2017 -- Bandai has announced an official release for the X2 kai! Why did I go through all the trouble with this resin conversion when I could've waited a year! My advice if you like this version of the Crossbone X2 preorder the official one--you won't have to deal with fragile resin this way.
You can view my Work in Progress here where I cover the modifications I've made to address my previous issues concerning the inner frame.
Let's get down to it.