Seperate the boosters from the weapons pods for example and add them to the backs of the legs.
Are you under the impression that this is the 1/550th Dendroibum I'm working with? I can't see how I would add booster or weapons pods to the back of the legs, as those are about the size of the MS anyways. I'm working with a 1/144th HGUC Dendrobium Orchis and a HGUC Hazel Custom.
I think the aformentioned steryne sheets and putty can help. Perhaps if I style the I-Field like the Fivers and relocate the weapons pods... I need to make sure I make this as little like the Dendrobium as possible but still give it that feel... never said it would be easy.
For adding details, what do you guys use. I know I can create boxy effects with the steryne to mesh the designs better, but are there details I can scratchbuild or maybe a set of detail pieces?