HG Gafran 1/144 OOB Review | Gundam AGE

We have here an out of the box review of an HG 1/144 scale GAFRAN from the latest series called GUNDAM AGE. Gafran is that unit who looks like a dog when in flight mode and also the first unit that the Gundam AGE-1 Normal fought. Kinda reminds me of BuCue from Seed. Anyway, this kit is LONG. Yes it is long, about 10.5 inches long when in flight mode. Also I really liked the engineering of the kit, well basically, the polycap placement, the plastic, joints and articulation were superb. Though I really have to comment that the feet are not suitable for standing. You need to use the tail/cannon to assist in standing. Anyway 9/10 for me!

 

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BOX ART

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The gundam.info contest is over. But still, there was supposed to be a coupon inside. But then again, having bought it again from THAT STORE, the coupon was missing…

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I really wish there was an English version of the text so buyers not familiar with the story could understand what is written

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Yep thanks for the reminder! Don’t try to eat the pieces

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UNBOXING

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Your one sheet manual (pamphlet style)

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3 runners, 1 polycap set and a foil sticker set

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building the TORSO

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core of torso

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arm sockets

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it was separated for added articulation (nice huh?)

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finally the armor piece

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tada!

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Spine mechanism

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contains the neck and sockets for the tail and wings

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this will be attached to the back

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rear view when attached

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front view when attached

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side view when attached

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articulation of the neck

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HEAD UNIT

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the cheek armors can be opened when in flight mode

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ARM UNIT

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has extra set of hands. Two pairs to be exact including the one attached to the arms

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arm articulation

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Head, arms and torso attached together

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LEG UNIT

feet can be turned into a claw which will be shown later

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WAIST UNIT

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attaching the waist and legs

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TAIL UNIT / WEAPON

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kinda reminds me of an scorpion tail

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what it looks like when attached

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and lastly, the WINGS

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More pictures!

 

 

 

 

FLIGHT MODE

 

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noticed that  the face armors are opened

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open the claws on the feet when in flight mode

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about 10.5 inches  long

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NORMAL MODE / HUMANOID MODE

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SIZE COMPARISON

 

 

versus SD Red Frame Astray

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versus 1/144 Gundam AGE-1 Normal

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versus MG 1/100 Wing Gundam (tv version)

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