Hello, i am on a course in model design at the university of hertfordshire. I am starting on my final project and have decided to scratchbuild a rather large gundam model. inn the ballpark of 1/24 (70-80cm)

Because this is a school project there is alot to consider, my teachers are really "hard to please" they want us to invent the wheel for every assigment we get, so i cant plain copy a exsisting design. I wanted to make a RX-78, but there is thousands of kits avalbale so that is completly out of the question.

i have tried to design my own, but it turned out to be a turkey so i am more onto the idea of doing an interpretation of a existning design.

to make it short, i have ended up with: exia/astraea or the GN-X from the Gundam 00 series. Both designs have substantial pros and cons.

like The exia is easy to make with lots of flat surfaces, the gnx has lots of curves and ovals. The exia has the classic gundam feel, but the gnx has the potential of some serious modification.

I cant decide, will you help me with my decision? what would you do?