Wednesday, December 17, 2014

[Kit Insight] HGRC 1/144 G-Valkeryie (Customised Build)


Model Number: "G-Valkeyrie"
Designation: Single Production High Performance Close Combat Mobile Suit

Out of all the mobile suits introduced thus far in the G-Reco series, the G-Arcane is one of the few that doesn't want to make me pull my hair out (no, the G-Self is not amongst the few). Seeking to create a "girly" mobile suit modelled after my Dark Valkyrie in mobile game Kiritika, the original plan to use a HGFC Nobell Gundam was abandoned after checking its size and specs; something bigger and more substantial was needed.

One of the defining customisations made to the G-Valkeryie (intentionally spelt this way) is the replacement of its signature anti-ship rifle with another signature weapon: a mega-scythe. Larger than the G-Valkeryie itself, the scythe fits into customised hands that end in sharpened tips instead of the squarish digits of the stock manipulators. The new hands are also able to execute a variation of the famous Darkness Finger, using residual heat from the thrusters to power up strengthened fingertips for a deadly stab.

The second defining custom is the removal of the backpack, effectively removing the transformation feature of the G-Arcane. In its place is a new backpack - the Split Shield. A 3-in-1 piece of equipment, the Shield functions as a booster, mounts onto the arms as a small shield and dislodges two beam assault rifles from its flanks, giving the G-Valkeryie limited ranged combat capability.

In summary, the G-Valkeryie relies on its speed and agility to close in on targets before cleaving them into half with the mega-scythe.

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