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Loved it!!! It was a blast to build, but there was some faults tho. if you didn't do the bags correctly on the a ...
worth it Yes. You want this. Dont believe the hype over the elbow and knee baggies - just take your time ...
WOW!!! From the time I saw the Thunderbolts series I've wanted this kit! Once I got it it was insanely fun ...
Know what you're getting into For the record this review is based on the Gundam Base Clear/special coating version; it has all the same parts, its just an even bigger pain thanks to stress marks on the brittle clear plastic. The most infuriating thing about this kit is that once it's finished and I saw it standing there I had to agree the journey was worth it, but there were times on that journey that I was not sure about it. The fabric gimmick for the joints looks great, and is something I never again want to do again. The dozen verniers throughout the body are excellent at flinging themselves off of the model and under furniture. And its a good thing that this kit looks good standing stoically like on the cover, because the absolute lack of midsection articulation due to the fully detailed and incorporated escape pod (why? just... why? All that articulation lost of a feature invisible while the model is being displayed) will prevent it from doing just about anything else. Predictably the massive hunk of plastic that is the shield cannon is too heavy to hold up without bracing or glue.
The one feature I can endorse without reservation are the shield arms, which offer a huge range of articulation as well as fitting cleanly into the backpack with no part swapping needed. The kit looks incredible, but know what you are getting yourself into.
WOW!!! From the time I saw the Thunderbolts series I've wanted this kit! Once I got it it was insanely fun to build! The only drawback is the plastic sleeves on the joints. I personally could've done without that .
Loved it!!! It was a blast to build, but there was some faults tho. if you didn't do the bags correctly on the arms then the shoulder joints would be looser then intended, but over all its amazing
Worth it if you have the time I generally work on my models over the weekend around 8 to 12 midnight when the family is winding down and it calms down around the house. Because I'm a perfectionist, this took me 4 days at 4 hours BEFORE the decals.
Overall, This went together very well, The initial gundam under the armor fit together very nice EXCEPT the plastic join bags. They are the base of my existence, and I go into panic attacks now anytime I even see a piece of plastic fluttering down the street.
The armor went together very nice and clipped right in.
My biggest problem is the ability to pose the model. With the huge double barreled gun in his right hand....its very very very hard to get it into a position that has him aiming or looking to fire. It's just so massive and heavy that after a few minutes in the position I wanted it...it would just slowly rest back down pointing at the group. Unless you have another stand specifically for the gun....it's not going to stay where you want it.
The left arm missle launcher is fine. It will stay where you want it.
Also, the water slides itself. Even on a pretty hot day in new jersey without any humidity [for once], I found that the slides just where not sticking at all. Use your mark setter! You'll thank me for not having to crawl around on the floor looking for a decal that flaked off randomly.
If you're looking for something that will just act as a stand piece for your collection, and have the time to put into it...this is soooo worth it. If you're looking for the ability to pose into a cool fighting position, this might not be the model for you
Finishing: Top Coat/Super Clear
You don’t need cement.
You don’t need paint.
Recommended for 15 years & up
It was a blast to build, but there was some faults tho. if you didn't do the bags correctly on the arms then the shoulder joints would be looser then intended, but over all its amazing ...
Yes. You want this. Dont believe the hype over the elbow and knee baggies - just take your time and you will have a gorgeous kit for your collection ...