HG G Gundam

Well, managed to finish my HG G Gundam this weekend. All I can say about this one is that it is frakking fantastic. Its likely the best HG grade kit I have ever built; its sturdy, it can be posed incredibly well, and just looks fantastic, but here, have a look for yourself:

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New Arrival – HG G Gundam

My last gunpla purchase for awhile (at least until HG 00 Quan[T] is released in the fall) arrived today; HG G Gundam.

For the longest time, G Gundam has been one of my favorite Gundam mecha of all time, only now being surpassed in my personal rankings by Exia and Unicorn. I believe my first encounter with it was in the old Gundam Battle Assault Fighting games, where it was one of my constant favorites. Considering how it fights, its perfect for games like those, in my opinion. In the more recent Gundam Musou games, its without a doubt my favorite unit to play as.

The main thing I’ve always loved about it is how such an over the top machine, one that can do Dragonball Z style energy attacks and all sorts of other crazy super robot stuff, can look so sleek, streamlined, and appealing to the eyes. In short, its a super robot that doesn’t look very much like a super robot. Its very Gundam, I suppose.

As soon as it was announced that an HG kit of the G Gundam was on its way, I knew I had to have it, and finally, here it is. Hopefully this weekend, I’ll have some pics of it, assuming I can get around to building it, that is.

Perfect Grade 00 Raiser – Work in Progress Part 1

So I managed to get a good start on my PG 00 Raiser, and boy, so far its one hell of a kit. Right now, I have the entire 0 Raiser unit completed, though I need to wait for some panel lining markers to arrive before I can officially say its “done”. The interesting thing about this kit is that it is my first 1/60 scale kit, and boy, are they huge. I actually have a 1/144 and 1/100 0 Raisers, and the PG one is a monster compared to them. Heck, its practically bigger than most of my 1/100 Gundam 00 kits. If the 0 Raiser is this huge, I can’t even begin to imagine how big the 00 Gundam itself will be.


As you can see, the PG level of detail is outstanding, and it looks great even with nothing extra done to it. Its gonna look sweet once I’m done all the panel-lining.

The GN-Sword III is one of my favorite part of the kit so far. Its just so damn huge, and attaching the Raiser Sword beam attachment makes it even bigger. Heck, you could put an eye out with the damn thing 🙂 As you can see, the sword itself is quite large, and the interesting thing is that it can be attached to the underside of the 0-Raiser.


And just for comparison, here’s a shot of the PG 0 Raiser next to its 1/144 counterpart. Quite the difference eh?

Kit Review – MG MSN-06S Sinanju “Ver.Ka” Part 2

First up will be the weapons/equipment and the completed Torso/Head:

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The weapons included are 2 beam sabers, 2 beam axes with 2 different blade lengths, a beam rifle with a detachable grenade launcher, and of course its fancy shield. As seen by the second picture, the grenade launcher attaches under the rifles barrel, and when not attached can be placed on the underside of the shield. The Beam axes also attach to the shield, and the blades can be attached to them to form a very cool looking double bladed shield weapon. The axes can also be joined together to form a double bladed axe.

Now on to the Torso/head:

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The torso is probably one of the more…shinier parts of this kit, seeing as it makes good use of the gold decals. Its also interesting to note that the head does indeed have a mono-eye, much like every other Zeon MS, however its almost completely unoticable as its so tiny, and the facial structure obscures it considerably.

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As you can see from these shots, there is an openable cockpit hatch, though this one has 3 parts that open/lift to expose the cockpit.

Stay tuned for more to come!

Kit Review – MG MSN-06S Sinanju “Ver.Ka”

So this review will be a little different that the others. Instead of just a one shot post, I’m going to stretch it out over a little while as a I build this mighty fancy kit. I plan to spend a good amount of time on this kit, so I’ll be going through this kit part by part, limb by limb, and I’ll post my progress as I go.

First up, some shots of what comes in the box…and the box itself.

As you can see, there’s quite a bit to this kit. Though, its to be expected as its a Master Grade kit.

Stay tuned for more to come.

Kit Review – 1/100 Gundam Avalanche Exia

The last review for a couple of says will be of the 1/100 Avalanche Exia:

Now, this is a kickass kit. For those unaware, the Avalanche Exia didn’t appear in the TV series, but was part of the serialized Gundam OOV series, which is a series of mobile suit variation designs, most of which don’t appear in anyway in the series (though the occasional one does) The Avalanche Exia was the first one, and is the Exia equipped with the Avalanche pack, which increases its mobility and speed  considerably.

This kit is just so good. Its quite nice eye candy, and its sturdy, extremely detailed and has lots of posebility. The interesting thing about this kit is that you can in fact build a base Exia if you wish. It comes with all the parts for a normal Exia, though, if you bought this kit, you’ll likely want to build Avalanche Exia.

The kit uses all of Exia’s standard weapons; its short and long GN Blades, 4 GN Beam Sabers, and its trademark GN Sword. The interesting thing about the Avalanche pack is that it allows the weapons to be mounted on the back, near the GN Drive cone. The Sabers are also mounted differently, and attack to the back and shoulders in a way different to Exia.

The defining parts of this kit are the large shoulder structures. These large thruster units have  part that can be opened up to show the Avalanche pack in its active mode. The also attach to the large units on the forearms when open. Its also nice in that these structures do not hamper the arms in anyway, primarily due to the fact that they attack directly to the shoulders. The arms still have a great degree of freedom of movement.

Even though there are an ample amount of foil stickers, they do not hamper the appearance of the kit in anyway. They are all usually quite small, and apply very well.

All in all, this is a fantastic kit. I can really find nothing wrong with it. It poses well, it stays up excellently, and it just looks great.

Kit Review – HG Gadessa

The next kit up for review is the HG Gadessa:

Now, I personally think this a great kit, though their are a couple of flaws. However, we’ll get to those in a minute. The posebility of this kit is great, especially for HG 1/144 kit. The arms are unique when compared to other HG kits, in that they have 2 shoulder joints, this allows for great stability in the arm, and improved posebility, which this kit makes use of in spades. The legs also feature incredible posability, and you can practically fold the legs right up. Now, the feet of the Gadessa are variable, and can be folded up to a point when in flight poses, or can be brought out like regular feet to allow it to stand on its own. Now, this brings me to the first flaw. In order to switch the feet around, you have to in fact take them apart and reasemble them. It would have been nice if you could just move the parts around without having to take them off.

Now, the main weapon for this kit is the GN Mega Launcher and its accompyaning power pack. The power pack attaches to the launcher holster on the back, and the kit actually supports the launcher on the back pretty well, considering how large it is. How, the launcher itself has two hand mounts (one trigger hold, and one support handle). The hands hold these pretty well, and the kit itself supports the gun regardless if you have both hands holding it, or simple the right hand holding the gun alone. The 3 parts of the Mega Launcher that open up to show its firing mode also stay open pretty well.

Now, the only other gripe I would have with this kit is that there are a good number of foil stickers for somewhat pointless parts, primarily the fins on the shoulders and the ankes. The ankle stickers aren’t too bad, but I did find the shoulder ones were kind of tricky, and somewhat unnescesary.

Oh, and this kit does come with a display stand, which I thought was a good idea, seeing as there’s no way for this kit to stand without one when its feet are in flight mode.

Overall, this is a great HG kit, in keeping with the tradition of HG OO kits, which have been the best yet (aside from the HGUC series). It poses well, its got a lot of detail, and its just awesome looking. What more could you ask for?