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A beast of a Gunpla! As the final version of Barbatos to appear in the series, Lupus Rex even makes Barbatos Lupus cower! ...
Beast of a kit I love the look of the lupus rex. It's pretty much one of my favorite mobile suits ever. This kit is ...
worth to raise hell over The sword/axe is too heavy to do more than rest on the shoulder, but all solid design and pieces
A Great Kit with a few Issues. The full mechanics skeleton is awesome! Completely articulated, allowing for an incredible range of motion and poses. The joints are fairly rigid and the frame itself is surprisingly well balanced, in spite of its ridiculous proportions. I love the unique look that the IBO Mobile Suits have and this skeleton provides that with the unique chest and torso. While the chest gets covered up by armor, the torso stay exposed, contributing to the more aggressive looks of Barbatos. The armor is full of sharp angles and steep curves, showing the gundam's bestial nature.
Now on to the negatives. The biggest issue with the kit has to be the Mace, its gigantic! None of the joints are strong enough to hold the behemoth; wrist, elbow, shoulder, all give way to the things sheer gravity. I assume that reinforcing the joint would aid (or fix depending on what you do) the issue but I lack the know-how to see for myself. If you have a roofed diorama set up, you can suspend the mace with a bit of fishing line. These next three issues are more just nit-picks for me personally: First, the yellow toes displayed are a plastic cover that you put over the grey toes, The hands do not get the same treatment. They are just gray pieces. This allows you to customize them however, so grab a color and paint your gunpla's nails! Second: is the cod piece. It is held onto the skeleton by a single narrow inlet that you slide onto a small rectangular extrusion. This results in it popping off every time you pose Barbatos in anything more than a light jog. A little cement fixed that issue for me. Third is that the main part of the feet are held onto by a single connection that is also kind of lose, thus they also tend to pop off if you move them to much, cement them.
Aside from some minor problems, you get a solid kit that will easily consume a few hours. A playable frame allows for a whole host of actions. Brutalize the battlefield with Barbatos and his ridiculous limbs!
Meh Not quite as satisfying as building a mg. The build order having you complete the inner frame first on its own was pretty fun. Didn't find it that fun to pose compared to most mgs and it's awkward to pose with the mace. Does look really nice when panel lined. Not sure the cheaper price justifies the short comings compared to just buying a mg
A beast of a Gunpla! As the final version of Barbatos to appear in the series, Lupus Rex even makes Barbatos Lupus cower!. While the huge sword mace is hard for the hand joints to hold without support, the tail is still fearsome. Instead of backpack manipulators, they have been shifted to the forearms where the cannons were placed on Barbatos Lupus. The show implies the cannons are now wrist mounted, which is the only downgrade I consider between Lupus Rex and Rex. The waist skirts were downsized to give the unit a more agile appearance, but can be easily swapped from other IBO kits. A great base for customizing as the apex frame of all the Barbatos 1/100 releases (MG Barbatos not available at time of writing, wishing for Hi-Res version too).
Beast of a kit I love the look of the lupus rex. It's pretty much one of my favorite mobile suits ever. This kit is really fun to paint as there aren't many armor parts since i feel like the majority of the build is inner frame. You can detail up a decent amount on the interior or just leave it plain because it looks good either way. Aesthetically, this kit is sooooo good looking and there really aren't many faults with it. The main problem everyone talks about is the fact that it can't hold its giant mace. It certainly limits poseability with it, but adding some paint to the joints helps a little bit but don't expect any swooping overhead swings or anything. Otherwise poseability is pretty awesome.
Overall, I would buy like 5 of these kits if I could.
Good but could be better. Sturdy tail. As always, the Full Mechanics helps a beginner like me practice and gives it more 'meat.'
Irritated that they didn't come with gold fingers and that it flops over with the giant mace.
Finishing: Top Coat/Super Clear
You don’t need cement.
You don’t need paint.
Recommended for 15 years & up
As the final version of Barbatos to appear in the series, Lupus Rex even makes Barbatos Lupus cower!. While the huge sword mace is hard for the hand joints to hold without support, the tail is still ...
I love the look of the lupus rex. It's pretty much one of my favorite mobile suits ever. This kit is really fun to paint as there aren't many armor parts since i feel like the majority of the build is ...