Review: Sinanju 1/100 MG

Finally get this thing done… well, actually it was done last weekend, but it took me a hell lot of time to get all those decals in place… it is a whole lot of pain to put on all those tiny decals! But the end result is satisfying of course, as this kit bears the name of Ver. Ka with it.

Overall, this kit is really nice… despite it is a back heavy kit… but we will still fall in love with its design. A unique Gundam like no other. I manage to get the bazooka for it… so there you have it, Sinanju Full Weapon System!! I guess I do not need to tell you the good things, as everyone is talking about it all over the internet… and since this is an “old” kit as well. So I’ll just talk about some of the things that bothers me with this kit.

Hmm… well, actually not much to complain about this kit except the wrist joint is a little loose, and it can’t really hold the weapon tight, things get falling easily. It is a bulky kit, so expect it to be slightly harder to pose along compared to other kits. Well, I guess that’s it that I want to talk about. All in all, I enjoyed building this kit. Slightly different from the usual Gundam, it is fun to build. Now I can finally get my Unicorn Gundam accompanied…

For more pictures, visit the gallery or click here.


Review: 00 Qan[T] 1/100 MG

Completed this kit for a long time, but just able to post the review now. There are many reviews out there which praises this kit so much… indeed I must agree that this is a good MG kit, with all sorts of gimmick, nice details, nice decals, nice design and many more. But, yup, there’s always a “but”… I must say that there are still room of improvement from BANDAI in their future release of Gunpla.

Before talking about those “but”, I must say I really like this kit a lot. Out of all those Setsuna’s MS, I think Exia is still no.1 for me, follow by 00 QanT, then only 00 Gundam. The kit is well balance, and the shield on the left shoulder do not burden the whole kit to slant towards left (most of the time). Other than that, great new joint design on the wrist, making it possible to pose for some great action pose.

Now, here comes the “but”. Too bad LED unit is not included in this kit. A shame I must say. Next, I would like to make a little complain about the leg. A slight movement may cause the kit to tilted forward and “crash down”. Other than that, there are many other joints that are a little loose… I know we can fix them manually, but after paying so much for a MG kit… I do think it is reasonable for me to demand a little more on that. Besides that, I found it hard to remove the two GN Sword Bit in the picture above. they are locked quite tight, and it will risk breaking the joint if I were to remove it by force. So in the end I gave up in removing it…

All in all, nice kit from BANDAI but not the best yet. Feel free to browse the gallery here or under the gallery page.

Review: GN-X 1/100 MG

Finally I have get this review done for this great kit… feel sorry for it as this is really a great kit, and yet I’m just posting a simple review with only a few pictures of the standing pose of it… anyway, a run through of what I think about this kit…

Overall, the balance and proportion for this kit is much better than the HG version which looks bulkier. The posing ability for this kit is awesome! Since it is utilizing the frame of Exia MG, you can surely know how far you can push the limit in stretching and bending the joints. You will get the beam rifle and the beam saber as well with this kit, and the beam saber is molded to keep within the knee armor. LED is not included though, but you can purchase some other LED from the market to fix into this kit to light up the GN Drive.

Seam line is minimal, and not much detail panel line on this kit. Kinda like the simple feel to it, and that’s the reason why I’m putting only a few decals on it to keep it clean. All in all, a very nice and special designed kit to be added into your collection! Browse through the gallery for more pictures.

Review: Char’s Zaku II RG

This will be my second and last review for today… Zaku RG… well, if you can still recall that I have a lot of complain on RG RX78-2 Gundam before this in my previous review… and now, I still have the same old complain on this Zaku RG…

Even worse, this Zaku is virtually unable to stand on it’s own. It is almost impossible to balance this kit properly while posing it… so I guess this is a new marketing strategy from BANDAI in order to sell their display stand? I must admit there are some improvement compared to the previous RG, the build of this kit is slightly better, and it is not that frustrated in building it compared to Gundam RG. However, the rest of it are just disappointment.

And I do found the proportion of this kit is a bit… weird? The head is slightly too big in my opinion… hmm… I wonder… anyway, the reason I bought it is just to complete the lineup with Gundam RG… I think I won’t go for any RG in the future… I rather pay more for a MG instead. So all in all, I do not encourage you to get this kit, unless you are willing to let this kit stand still without any pose on leg… or use a display stand to pose it. Many parts are a bit loose, BANDAI should have done it better than this… Here’s the tiny gallery.

No more loots and therefore I will gone hiatus again for some time with my Gunpla work… hope to be able to pick up some time and kick start my next custom made project…

Review: Gouf Custom HGUC

After a long hiatus… finally I’m back posting 2 reviews in a row… here’s the first one for Gouf Custom HGUC which has been done for weeks but I was too busy to post the review for it…

Generally, this is a very nice HG kit. Consider the price, the build, the quality and etc, I would highly recommend people to go for it if you do not plan to spend for the MG version. You will get almost everything you can imagine for this kit, from the sword to the gatling gun to the shield and etc.

In my opinion, this kit looks well balance, even better than the RG Zaku… just that it lacks of the joints with high posing ability. Anyway, there’s a gimmick which assist you in posing with the heavy arms held high… Shoulder is very close to the body, so by any chance if you paint this kit, please be careful when you pose it as it may scratch the paint away easily.

In the end, I just scratch built this kit without even weathering it… argh… I’m too busy with my current job… All in all, another nice kit from BANDAI, and this kit should look fantastic if you are willing to spend some time in modeling it. Not much pictures were taken, but here’s the small gallery for it.

Review: Gundam Astray Red Frame 1/100 MG

Yup… here comes my review on the MG Astray Red Frame! First I must apologize for the “dull” picture as I didn’t really go and enhance the color through photoshop before posting as I’m too lazy… XD the actual kit is much more tastier in color. Anyway, here goes!

You will get Two Katana included besides the Tactical Arms II L! Well, this is something good, although the gold part is given in an ugly yellowish plastic, but with the help of Gundam Marker Gold, the whole Katana turns into a master piece instead. Anyway, since I’d already owned the Astray Red Frame PG, so two katana is not really a big hit for me. So let’s go on to the main dish…

Right, this is the thing that I spent my money for! I don’t like the Delta Form of it so you will never see any pictures from me with this kit posing that pose… the whole Astray is very well built, although I still think the leg is a little too skinny to my liking… the other thing will be the fingers… they are plain red while it should have been red and white! BANDAI should have done better in this… the last thing I would like to complain would be the strength of the joint… the shoulder joint is the weakest, and yet it still need to hold such a gigantic weapon… but BANDAI cleverly shut our mouth by providing us the stand for posing…

Too good to be true… an archer Gundam… yes, this is the one and only reason why I go for this kit instead of Blue Frame… well, Blue Frame maybe will join in the family next time, but not now. Haha… anyway, need not to worry about the posing ability of this kit. But do be careful with the V fin on it’s head… it feels like very fragile and easily broken…

Before I forget… there’s one last complain that I would like to address here. The manual of this kit is lacking of a lot of information. Why? This kit can pose this Giant Pincer mode but the way to transform your tactical arms into this form is not shown in the manual at all! A little ridiculous in my point of view for BANDAI to miss out things like this… All in all, great sticker marking as well for this kit, it will be something nice to be included into your collection if you are planning to get an Astray! For more pictures please visit my gallery. Thank you 🙂

Review: Gundam Exia Avalanche 1/144 HG

Finally get it done in a sweep of time… so expect to see a lot of untidy painting all around this kit… haha… Just kinda tired and want to get this scratch build done as soon as possible. Anyway, I had been trying my best to replicate the color scheme as original as possible.

This kit give you everything you expect from Exia HG box. Other than that, you get to convert this kit between usual Avalanche and Avalanche Dash. I’d chosen to assemble the Avalanche Dash instead. I don’t think you can switch freely among the two different version as it is not an easy task at all. Anyway, overall the kit is very well build, but I would like to comment on the stickers provided. I would say this is the worst sticker ever provided by BANDAI in recent production. Most of the stickers are not size accurately. Well, I’m not really a fan of using stickers, so it’s not really a big deal for me.

Besides that, I think it would have been kind if BANDAI include at least a Celestial Being Logo decal for the shoulder thrusters… as it looks so empty now. Overall a lot of tedious painting job need to be done as not all plastics came in the correct color scheme.

A stand is provided, thumbs up! The stand allows two different angle of posing, standing and slanting. For the slanting one, it’s a bit hard to secure the Gunpla on the stand as there will be some blockage by the “standing pose stand”… you’ll get what I mean if you have this kit in hand. Anyway, all in all, a nice HG kit, but still “it is just another Exia kit”… this is what people says. Check out the gallery for more pictures.