Saturday, March 31, 2018
[Gallery] Bandai MG 1/100 RGM-79G GM Command Colony Type (Straight Build)
Model Number: RGM-79G GM Command Colony Type
Designation: EFSF Mass Production Colony Defense Use Mobile Suit
Even grunts have their own backstories to tell.While cosmetically similar to the P-Bandai MG 1/100 GM Command Space Type, the regular release Colony Type sports a duller, more terrestrial colour scheme along with a backpack that places less emphasis on three dimensional mobility. Other than those, both kits are actually one and the same, although the Space Type comes with an additional beam gun.
Stationed on outer rim colonies as a first line of defense against any threat, the GM Command Colony Type worked in reserve alongside the slightly newer RGM-79FP GM Command (Federal Police Model), being deployed only when the Police use model couldn't adequately address the threat. As a peacetime mobile suit, the GM Command Colony Type spent most of its days on standby or going through combat drills on the outskirts of population centers, waiting for the one incident it is meant for.
Equipped with the standard issue 90mm bullpup machine gun, two beam sabers and a shield, the GM Command Colony Type was, theoretically, able to handle all contemporary threats and hostile forces. The usage of 90mm ammunition allowed the GM forces to tap on the ammunition reserves of the regular Colony defense forces, whose weapons were chambered in the same caliber. However, the 90mm rounds faced difficulty penetrating mobile suit armour, requiring repeated hits to a single area in order to break through.