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5 STAR BUILD! This kit is a well made one by bandai. Its affordable and at a good price and height! It's a very go ...
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 ...
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!
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.
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
5 STAR BUILD! This kit is a well made one by bandai. Its affordable and at a good price and height! It's a very good build for the beginner at gundam. 5 Stars on everything.
Finishing: Top Coat/Super Clear
You don’t need cement.
You don’t need paint.
Recommended for 15 years & up
This kit is a well made one by bandai. Its affordable and at a good price and height! It's a very good build for the beginner at gundam. 5 Stars on everything. ...
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 ...