We have here an out of the box build (snap-fit) review of GOGO’s MG Hi-Nu Evo. Gogo is rumored to be TT-Hongli with a new name, but we do not have proof about that. Anyway, this MG Hi-Nu Evo was derived from the resin conversion parts and mass produced as a model kit by GOGO. This Hi-Nu is priced around 1500 pesos (average) which you can usually buy at Divisoria or at some Sulit sellers. I would really recommend this kit since it looks SOOO different from the original Hi-Nu. Only a few parts from the original was retained — the rest, totally different. Some parts of this kit likes to fall off but it is not much of a worry. So I suggest painting it ASAP and then glue those falling pieces together. Well now, let us move on with the pictures and review. We had fun building this kit! ^_^
BOX ART and UNBOXING can be found on the link below
an overall view of the parts to be built
before we start just one word from us!
Overall quality of the kit is good. Yes we have some flashes on the plastic, some parts with dimples, some with ugly rough surface under the parts and a lot likes to fall off. However with a little patience, this will be worth it in the end ^_^
let us start with the HEAD UNIT ^_^
the great balancing Sasuke is helping out ^_^
head unit done ^_^
definitely need some minor putty work but this one is already OK for me
the eyes are not that visible from normal view that you really need to look from below to see them LOL
some of the parts of this one likes to fall off, like the cockpit cover and the armors with the vents…
Sasuke again,… LOL
back to the torso
torso unit done!
when attached to the head
SHOULDER and right ARM unit
a closer look on the hands… the fingers like to fall off a lot so a little work needs to be done here IMHO
the ball joints have some flashes that you can remove if you like
The real problem is this part here. It is too rounded on the tip preventing the finger movement while opening and closing the palms.
I needed to trim the tip in order for the fingers to move freely
right arm done!
one shoulder unit done!
SHOULDER and Left ARM
construction of this one is different as you can see.
LEFT ARM done
Left and right ARMs
building the LEG unit
got some bad ass nub placement here!!!
the FOOT – a very long foot…
Just a little piece of INFO here
there are two sets of leg frames included in the kit
One is the original cast (left)
the other is the one to be used for the EVO version (right)
the manual points you to use the one of the left but that is WRONG!
perhaps the trickiest to build are the legs… you need to think out of the box while building the legs since a lot of the parts are different from the manual. I guess they did not have enough time to cover the manual changes. I dunno… don’t ask me ^_^
continuing with the building of the LEGS
attaching the armor parts
these two parts like to fall off especially when I was doing dynamic poses..
also the right ball frame (connects to peg) on mine likes to be break apart when moving the leg
remember the legs of the MC Hi Nu Gundoom???
the shin armor part can move freely
some articulation shots
the knee part is articulated as well
consists of veeery looong skirts….LOL
see here… another part that is different from what is written on the manual
rear skirt – longer than the front
side skirt – shortest among the 3 sides
skirts move independently but the side skirts are quite limited when the torso is already attached
looking good so far eh?
FIN FUNNEL system
the fin funnel holder
fin funnels itself (repeat this 6 times)
attaching them to the holder
the funnel base has been heavily modified compared to the orig version
Gundoom calls this part BAGS
looks like a bird’s head
Fuel Tanks (with boosters?) – nice parts separation IMHO but kind of FLIMSY especially near the gold parts. Glue them if you can ^_^
Hi NU complete… just the weapon and shield then we are done!
Hey what’s up bro?
Shield connector to left arm
really cute – lots of DIMPLES
the TTH version was cleaner and glossier IMHO
You insert the stand on two location…
under the backpack
under the crotch
for the crotch, use this
FUNNEL effects – pretty much the same as the orig
Clear RODS are 8 inches in length
must bend by 30mm
after building everything, you will notice a LOT of spare parts…
if you have the old Hi-Nu then you can bash it since you have some spare now :))
we did not use any of the water slide decal yet since we are reserving it for the paint job
Hi – Nu EVO
COMPARISON vs MG Hi-Nu (not evo)
not panel lined = EVO
comparison of upper body
the head (side by side)
tried swapping them LOL
the shoulder armors
the EVO has a longer middle piece.
the way the shield attaches is different as well
EVO rifle is longer
hands seem to be the same
the upper part of the leg for the EVO is naked
from the knee and below
EVO = SLIM
see the long foot of the EVO?
EVO has a blue sticker for the shield…but it sucks
old version is rounded
EVO version is definitely better ^^
EVO is longer
EVO has bigger verniers
EVO is taller from the waist – down
I guess, its not easy as it looks… kit bashing the two together looks ugly…
the ORIG Hi-Nu is shorter in height….
left – EVO
right – ORIG
the PHOENIX-like back pack
COMPARISON against MC Hi Nu GUNDOOM
see the resemblance?
the LOW WAIST dilemma….
what we do not understand is why the very low leg-to-waist connector?
the legs are already long… why lower the pegs?
or maybe it did not move at all and this is just an optical illusion…
looks funny IMHO
against SD Astray Red Frame
against HG 1/144 Gundam AGE-1 Normal
against MG 1/100 Wing Gundam
hope you enjoyed the review…
let us know what you think by leaving some comments ^_^