MG Sazabi Metallic Coating (Titanium-Like Finish) | Review | OOB Build

Finally! I have here a review of a snap-fitted MG 1/100 Sazabi Metallic Coating Version. This version is the first Titanium-like finish I have ever seen. MG Sazabi Metallic Coating Version should have been called Titanium as well because they are really the same as the Sinanju Titanium finish. I used to have this box opened at the hobby store just to take a look inside and compare it to the sinanju. Maybe Bandai decided to change name to Titanium to properly distinguish the finish. Its unfair for this model because most metallic finished kits are sparkly underneath, hurts eyes and hard to see details — in short very “CHROMY“. While this MG Sazabi is very attractive and looks like a smooth gem. Well you will see later in the pictures what I am talking about. I give this kit 10/10!

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Box Art

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I was able to buy this for only 4000 pesos at Toy Kingdom. It was during the sale a few months ago. I was really out of cash during that time, but this was such a sweet deal because this costs around 7k even at Greenhills.

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Metallic Coating version (booo! should be titanium IMHO)

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CONTENTS – like gold, but red (LOL)

 

Shining

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Shimmering

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Splendid 🙂

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MANUAL

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EFFECTS

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Yellow parts are metallic finished as well…

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Water slide decals

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That is all of the runners

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By the way, this is the first time I wore gloves while building a kit. I noticed that many people had problems with special finish kits with paints being removed by handling it with bare hands. I tried it on the runners and it indeed literally dissolved the red paint after a day.

 

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TORSO UNIT

 

Frame is multi-layered as seen in the picture

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Removing the nub marks was the most challenging part of building special coated kits

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This is how close I cut the nub.

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Then using the hobby knife technique, I come close to this.

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A closer look on the yellow/gold parts

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torso partially done

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FUNNELS

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Torso completed

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HEAD UNIT

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the jaw and the forehead can be opened like below because the Cockpit is located at the head

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and this is how it looks like closed

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Head attached to torso. Looking good so far 🙂

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ARM UNIT

 

Not so complicated.

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Really loved the hands (manipulators)

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can bend that much

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Arms completed

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SHOULDER ARMOR

 

first part is the should piece itself

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then the boosters underneath that shoulder armor

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when combined its like this

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Arms, Shoulder, Head and Torso together

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LEG UNIT

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This is indeed Sinanju’s Granpa! hahah Look at how big those feet are!

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WAIST UNIT

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Boosters! gotta love them all!

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This looks bigger in actual

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Combined

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SHIELD

I did not placed the decals yet… I have plans for them.

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RIFLE ( a big one) and Sword Hilts

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BEAM EFFECTS

I did not use this, I was only planning to display it with the Rifle from the start.

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Now let us put on some lights!!!

 

 

 

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SIZE COMPARISON

 

against MG Red Frame Astray

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Against SD Red Frame Astray

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Almost 10 inches 🙂

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Against my soon to be painted Sinanju (he is missing many stickers 🙂 )

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Against Char Aznable DX Figure 🙂

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