Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bandai HG Gundam X Maoh - Review

Last leg of my 2014 HG project, my favorite in the GBF series - X Maoh!









Sun gimme POWAAAAHHH













Pros:
Haven't found degradation with its joint strength despite playing around with it a lot
Cannon / backpack articulation is superb

Cons:
Legs attached by a ball joint hinders a little articulation
Feet range of motion is limited (but solid)
Lots of stickers

This is the most cool of the bunch I have purchased! Would have loved if there was a Build Strike Plavsky Wing :(

I see the HG's are drastically improved with my recent purchases so getting one that is manufactured post 2012 would satisfy GunPla collectors that love toy photography. Acceptable color separation, articulation, and gimmicks put the HG's a little bit closer to figures. Plus they are a lot cheaper.

Bandai HG Gundam Fenice Rinascita - Review

Subjectively the 2nd coolest MS kit in the GBF series! It's on my favorite color too!






Looks badass





PEEEEEW















Pros:
Transformation
Solid overall

Cons:
Right arm got loose due to weight of gun

Didn't bother transforming the guy. I broke the skirt maybe because of the lacquer thinner which made the plastic brittle :(
This is a fantastic kit coming from a fan that started Gundam-verse from the Wing series. Fenice is THE fan service for someone who grew up in the 90's. Cool! ...But the coolest is X Maoh :p

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bandai HG Gundam G-Self (Atmosphere Pack) - Review

Ah yes, the smell of fresh runners! I haven't thought of splurging cash on model kits as I was so sure I intended streamlining my collection with figures. Effect of Gundam Build Fighters series did kick in rekindling my love for GunPla. And I love G no Reconguista too! (TBH why I bought kits: Year end raffle. Bummer I didn't win any prizes.)

Without any regrets, I present G-Self!





Pardon my hand painting skills 








Fly Gundam! Or whatever you are...


Loving the design



Pros:
Solid kit

Cons:
Range of motion is a bit disappointing
Lots of stickers (can be a pro if you love painting, but still...)

This newer High Grade fixes the 00 generation kit problems. Less PC joints mixed with hard plastic (ABS?) somehow alleviates the degradation issues posed before. Happy with the improvements. I hope this translate to the RG's as well with its rubbery inner frame that is an abomination.