Monday, January 23, 2017

[Kit Insight] Bandai HGIBO 1/144 Hekija (Limited Production Test Unit for Lafter Frankland) (Painted Build)

Lafter Frankland is my favourite female character from the Iron Blooded Orphans series, with beautiful curves, remarkable features and actual character development and advancement. It also helps that she's constantly inside new machines, machines that look alien, exotic and desirable all at the same time.

The Hekija is the perfect example.

A hybrid between the high-output Hyakuren and high-mobility Hyakuri, the Hekija is envisioned as the successor mass-production unit of Teiwaz, either used for their own purposes or exported for profit. Blending the core features of its predecessor units, the Hekija is a high-performance unit that surpasses the rank-and-file Graze frames of Gjallarhorn, exceeding the performance of even the newer Shidens. With such high stats however comes a high price, a price that can now never be paid.

The stock colours of the Hekija were unsuitable, to say the least. For a militaristic machine designed to shock and awe, the colour scheme was pretty gaudy. Hence, a more tactical colour blend was adopted for my version of the Hekija, militarising it while still maintaining the primary hues. 


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