Sunday, May 27, 2018
[Kit Insight] Bandai HGBF 1/144 SF-01 Super Fumina (Straight Build)
Model Number: SF-01 "Super Fumina"
Designation: Sakai Minato's Customised Gunpla
As Bandai's first entry into the red-hot "mecha girls" sub-genre, the Super Fumina was quite literally the face that launched a thousand variants!
The SF-01 Super Fumina was Sakai Minato's entry for the Meijin Cup Open Course, specifically to go against Yuuma Kosaka's Lightning Zeta Gundam in a battle of artistic proficiency. Modelled after Hoshino Fumina's form, the customised Gunpla also took reference from her very first machine, the Powered GM Cardigan. Essentially, the Super Fumina is a reimagination of Fumina herself clad in an outfit modeled after the Powered GM Cardigan.
Sakai made use of the beam machine gun to suppress enemy machines, forcing them to keep their heads down while he maneuvered the Super Fumina into position in order to use the large rifles mounted on its back.
For defense, the Super Fumina was equipped with two small shields modelled after standard issue EFSF shield models. Also mounted on sub-arms connected to the backpack, this freed up the Super Fumina's own hands to operate other weapons and equipment. The AI-controlled defense system automatically calculated the estimated trajectory of enemy ordnance and moved the shields accordingly. Sakai also regularly used the shields to screen incoming fire while charging into enemy positions.
For ultra close range combat, the Super Fumina is equipped with a pair of beam sabers stored in the shoulder armour. Making use of its high mobility, the Super Fumina brought beam death to enemy Gunpla, sometimes in conjunction with the beam blades generated by its shields.