Thursday, April 30, 2020

[Kit Insight] Bandai RG 1/144 RX-93 Nu Gundam - Painted Build

Model Number: RX-93
Designation: EFSF Single Production High Performance Newtype Use Mobile Suit

#CircuitBreakerBacklogChallenge Build #6 - without a shadow of a doubt, this is the best Real Grade model kit ever. Sorry, RG 1/144 Sazabi, you got dethroned.

Having built many variants of the RX-93 Nu Gundam such as the Bandai Full Action 1/100 RX-93 Nu Gundam and the Bandai Gundam Front Exclusive MG 1/144 RX-93 Nu Gundam Ver. Ka, along with the HGUC 1/144 variant, two third-party ones and a number of SDs, I can safely say that the latest iteration of the venerable mobile suit is also the best rendition of the mobile suit design so far.

The RG 1/144 RX-93 Nu Gundam model kit is really not just for show, it is bloody amazing! As you put this Nu together, you can feel the thought and effort that went into this model kit, especially in the gorgeous leg units. 

There are so many good things about this iteration of the Nu Gundam but the best part about it is that the model kit can stand steadily unassisted even with all the Fin Funnels arrayed. In addition, the Fin Funnels themselves are so much better than all its earlier versions and clip onto each other so securely. It really is a breath of fresh air to not handle a Nu Gundam which falls apart with the slightest touch.

Everything about the RG 1/144 Nu Gundam really is perfect.

Build Notes
On top of the paint job applied to about 95% of the parts (RG builds can be quite tedious), I also included aftermarket metal replacement components to certain sections of the model kit such as all the thrusters, along with Bandai Figure-Rise Standard Jet Effect (Clear Blue) and third-party Fin Funnel beam effect parts to display the Newtype weapons more dynamically.


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