Decided to open up one of our 40th anniversary 2011 Nissin Cup Gunpla set. We opened up Char’s Zaku first. The kit included in this noodle pack is around 1/200 scale (+/-). It does not require tools to assemble (just snap-off) and will take you around a few minutes to build. The stickers are made of semi stretchable plastic (imho). It does not have much articulation so expect it to just stand there when built. A really cute Gundam novelty item if you are going to ask me. I think the 2012 version is going to be released soon especially that Gundam Front Tokyo is now open.
We have here an out of the box build review of 1/60 scale Gundam F91. This model kit is partly built. Meaning majority of the body has been pre-built such as the arms, legs, torso frame and head frame. Don’t be mistaken though, there is still a lot to be built considering that you have some pre-built parts. Also, there is one gimmick on the legs that we will discuss later. I really loved building this kit especially that very sexy back! Took me around 3 hours to complete since I really made sure that the nubs were properly remove. It is a fine addition to your big scale collection but is quite hard to find one nowadays since it is out of production. I rate this kit 8/10 due to some articulation issues.
We have here an out of the box build review of MG 1/100 Gundam HeavyArms Endless Waltz (EW) version. HeavyArms is considered one of the most liked mobile suit in the Gundam Wing series because of the amount of fire power it has! We are talking about Rambo(x10) type weapon spam here! Anyway this version was derived from the original design of Katoki Hajime. Meaning, you will see differences when compared to the TV version we all know. Building this kit was really fun, the 1800 pesos price tag was all worth it. Though we just want to comment that the idea for the gatling gun is not entirely original or unique to HeavyArms. Anyway, let us start with the review.
Finally finished snap-fit-building this HG 1/144 Zaku 7-eleven 2011 Limited Edition Gundam Model Kit just in time before the week ends. Now we could go on with the review! This Zaku is one out of the 3 HG 1/144 7-Eleven version model kits released for the year 2011. It is the same as your regular 144 Zaku construction wise. The only differences are the color scheme and the decals. 7-Eleven has been a part of the Japanese community for quite a long time, so stuff in honor of them is not a surprise. Anyway, we really love this kit. We had fun playing with it, having it fight with another 7-eleven kit namely HG 1/144 RX-78-2. A hard to find kit nowadays (its already 2012). So if you find one, buy it asap. ^_^
We have here an out of the box build review of HG 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam 7-Eleven Version. This is one out of three 7-Eleven Gundam kit versions for this year 2011. The other two are the Zaku and Bearguy kits. Some people laugh when I tell them there is a 7-Eleven Limited Edition kit like this. I do not blame them, I too was surprised the first time I heard it on year 2010, because here in the Philippines we take the 7-Eleven brand for granted but in Japan, the brand name is popular and respected. Anyway, We had fun building this kit. Only the decals, colors and some extra accessories vary from the regular kit. Let us move on with the review. ^_^
We have here an out of the box build review of Master Grade (MG) Sandrock Endless Waltz (EW) version. This Mobile Suit came from the series Gundam Wing and was piloted by Quatre Raberba Winner. Moving on to our review… Based on what we experienced, we are really satisfied with this kit. Buying it is worth every peso, we bought it for 1800 pesos and it was all worth it. The plastic quality is good, in fact when the kit was finished, it felt like it could withstand a 3 feet drop haha. MG Sandrock’s engineering was superb, knee joints, shoulder joints and the waist skirts where the parts we liked the most. We were pushing it to do dynamic poses and it seems to do well. Overall we give it a rating of 10 out of 10 (we really loved the heat shotel effect).
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!
What we have here are pictures of our out of the box build MG 1/100 Hyaku Shiki HD Color Limited Version. Quite hard to find one nowadays. I actually searched high and low for this and I am really happy to have found one. This is a noob build that we did a few months after we started collecting, we tried our best to build it back then hahaha. Probably a lot of you wants to know what is the difference between the regular MG Hyaku Shiki and this HD color version, right? The regular version is more like a Chrome Gold finish (shiny, glossy and hurts my eyes) wherein the HD Color version has a matte-like metallic “Champagne Gold” finish which looks better and gives you a clearer view at the details of Hyaku Shiki‘s body armor. It is a must-see-to-appreciate kit ^_^
I found it hard to take pictures of this kit since I am using just a camera phone. The light seems to make the picture dim. So those are the best I could do so kindly bear with them haha!
What we have here is an out of the box build review of SD Kshatriya (NZ-666) from the series Unicorn Gundam. This kit is the most innovative SD kit I have seen so far coming from BANDAI, not to mention that is is also big when finished. Also, this kit comes with an extra SD version of D-50C LOTO which I think is a stealth unit and sort of like the Unicorn series version of Guntank (like in MS 0079). I give this kit a 10/10 rating because of the gimmicks and articulation. It needs some painting if you want it to be perfect, otherwise the stickers can do fairly well. I recommend this kit to SD Gundam collectors and it is really nice when displayed side by side with SD Sinanju and Unicorn.
Finally! a new post! Haha! Here is an out of the box build review of “SD 00 Gundam Seven Sword G“. I don’t have a decent camera during the past few weeks to use so I was not really able to build anything. I got to borrow one for a few hours so here it is. ^_^ Belonging to the new breed of SD kits, this 00 Seven Swords is a really nice kit! A little painting is needed if you do not want to use the stickers. But having tried it out using stickers, it seemed pretty cool already. I give this SD kit 10/10!