Sunday, November 30, 2014

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[Kit Insight] HG Gundam Seed 1/144 MBF-P01-Re2 Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu Mina Custom (Gunpla Expo Exclusive) (Light Build)

Plated gold should be only gold Bandai ever does for golden kits. 

The pee gold of non-plated kits are just sub-par as compared to the shiny-ass awesomeness of chrome gold. It just accentuates the sexiness of the kit to dizzy heights. Coupled with the clear black parts of this limited edition Amatsu Mina, the completed kit just looks superb.

But an Astray still needs its katanas.

[Kit Insight] HGUC 1/144 RX-178 Gundam Mk II [AEUG Colours] (Theatrical Clear Ver.) (Light Build)

A rather sexy limited edition reiteration of the HGUC RX-178 Gundam Mk II in AEUG colours, featuring a combination of normal clear parts with solid-molded ones.

It's an old-timey kit, but it is still a beauty.  

Friday, November 28, 2014

[Kit Insight] HG Gundam Seed 1/144 ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam (Expo Clear Ver.) (Straight Build)

Limited edition version of the HG Gundam Seed Destiny Gundam, with glittery wings of light! The stickers however, are from the original version, so do not really mesh well with the clear version.

As with the normal version, the Destiny still suffers from balance issues stemming from those massive wings. Nevertheless, it is still a beauty.

[Kit Insight] HGUC 1/144 MS-06F Zaku II (Mass Production Type) & RX-78-2 Gundam [Gundam Breaker Ver.] (Straight Builds)

Essentially limited edition recolours of old HGUC kits, these come packaged with the Gundam Breaker PSP Game. 

That Zaku colour is ridiculous though.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

[Kit Insight] HGUC 1/144 MS-15-2C Gyan Mass Production Type [Commander Custom] (Customised Build)

Model Number: MS-15-2C Gyan Mass Production Type [Commander Custom] 

Designation: Zeon Command-Type Mid Range Support Mobile Suit

Not overly outlandish for UC engineering standards, the Gyan Vulcan developed by Susumu Sazaki in Gundam Build Fighters Season 1 represents a rational development pathway for the original prototype Gyan. Had the Gyan been slated for mass production over the Gelgoog, the final outcome of the One Year War might have been different.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

[Kit Insight] MG 1/100 RX-0 Unicorn Gundam with MS Cage (Straight Build)

There are a few Master Grade Unicorn kits out there, but this one right here comes with that awesome-as-heck MS Cage, a crucial accessory for many garage dioramas out there.

It definitely looks better than a System Base.

[Kit Insight] MG 1/100 Shin Musha Gundam & Shin Musha Gundam Sengoku no Jin (Straight Builds)

This appeared as a boss in the first episode of Gundam Build Fighters Try, a classic Master Grade. 

As with MGs, they can fun to build but a pain to pose.

[Kit Insight] PG 1/60 MBF-02 Strike Rouge (Straight Build)

Perfect Grades are really beasts of Gunpla, combining all so many feats of engineering into a mean 1/60 package.

I look forward to my Unicorn.

[Kit Insight] HG ACE 1/144 MSA-0011[Bst] S Gundam Plan 303E "Deep Striker" (Straight Build)

Big mean deep striking machine.

Or so it was envisioned.

The concept and design is good and all, but the execution failed to do this giant any justice. Non-fitting parts, loose components, poor colour separation, absence of foil stickers (even for the eyes), an imbalanced frame and many more building and design issues mar an otherwise impressive kit.

Such a pity.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

[NEWS] PG 1/60 RX-0 Unicorn Gundam - New Images & Promotional Video

After teasing us for an agonising two months, we finally get a proper look at an honest-to-God actual product model and box art of the upcoming Perfect Grade Unicorn Gundam, with decals and all. Bandai also released a number of photos showcasing the gimmicks and features of the kit.

Pictures from Gundam Guy
That leg articulation. 

That poseability.

Those weapons.

That [Destroy Mode] Unchained.

Seriously, just watch the 5-minute long promotional video for the Gunpla. If you haven't had a reason to buy this bad boy, this is it.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

[Kit Insight] HGUC 1/144 RGM-89S-2 Stark Jegan Type 2 (Customised Build)

Model Number: RGM-89S-2 Stark Jegan Type 2
Designation: EFSF Limited Mass Production Anti-Ship Heavy Assault Mobile Suit

Missiles are great and all, but if all six you carry get shot down even before they reach their intended target, it's time to rethink your ordnance strategy.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

[Kit Insight] HGBF 1/144 Star Build Strike Gundam Ver. RG Mode (P-Bandai Hobby Online Shop Exclusive) (Straight Build)

Yet another Build Strike variant, this time in RG discharge mode colours, with all inner frame instances of grey replaced with glittery clear blue. The rest of the kit comes in the usual clear format offered by Bandai, with the box printed in monochrome as a symbol of its exclusive status.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

[Kit Insight] HGBF 1/144 BG-011B Build Burning Gundam [Customised Build]

The protagonist mobile suit of Gundam Build Fighters Try, the Build Burning Gundam is designed with the latest in Gunpla molding technology, Bandai's superb kit engineering as well as contemporary trends in model kit production.