Sunday, October 6, 2019

[Kit Insight] Bandai Petitrits Fate Grand Order 01 Shielder/ Mash Kyrielight (Light Build)


Not exactly a Frame Arms Girl killer but definitely a leg up over Bandai's earlier iterations of the bishoujo model kit sub-genre.

Released with relatively little fanfare, Bandai's newest line of Petitrits super deformed model kits of Fate Grand Order (FGO) Servants is fortunate to reap the lessons from Bandai's past transgressions into the FAG market. While not exactly anatomically accurate, these easy-to-assemble model kits will definitely appeal to FGO fans and casual collectors alike, given their simplicity and overall cutesy nature.

The first kit of the line is understandably Shielder/ Mash Kyrielight. Her dangerous curves are still quite apparent in her SD chibi form, and her armour is intricately designed and decently part-separated for something of its class. 

Mash's build experience is similar to a cross between a SD Sangoku Soketsuden model kit and a FAG, with the skin-coloured parts feeling really familiar to the latter. The whole process took less than an hour, although I spent some time adding variances to the stock colour of Mash's armour and weapons:
  1. Nippon Pylox Deep Grey
  2. Nippon Pylox Haier Grey
  3. Mr. DIY Grey
  4. Mr. DIY Sparkling Black
  5. Red Fox Flat Black
Don't expect too much when it comes to articulation: Mash's legs have no knee bend and only come apart at the hip joints to a limited angle. The arms do bend at the elbow and in fact possess a wide range of motion, helping to hoist and wield her massive shield.

A nicely-shaped clear stand is provided to secure Mash to the ground, but the method with which to anchor Mash to the stand can be better designed; it is really restrictive for posing and you're better off just styling Mash without the stand (her huge shield can serve as a support).

The Petitrits line is quite encouraging and with more Servants planned, you can build up a whole army to help you obtain the Holy Grail!

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