Decent, but not great. Good for beginners.
I started my gunpla collection with the SD line, they hold a special place in my heart from how adorable they are. When I found out that a favorite gundam of mine had an SD, I knew I had to get it. Unfortunately, now having put it together, I can say it is not quite what I was hoping. The box comes with 5 runners, one of which being a polly cap runner, a sticker sheet, and the instructions. Due to the small number of runners, the kit has very little color accuracy outside of the large chunks of the standard gundam blue, red, and white. To make up for this, the kit comes with a whopping 41 stickers for color correction, but even then the blades and hands will need to be painted to achieve one to one color accuracy. Other than that, the detail despite the colors is very good for an SD kit. I can make out the groves and panels without needing to line initially, along with being about to see all of Exia's parts despite the small stature of out little version here. Not to mention, unlike some SD kits I've made, Exia feels sturdy. I can wiggle him around without worrying something is going to break or flop around and come loose like with others. Not to mention it can hold a pose thanks to the caps on its joints, though you more than likely wont be needing to worry to begin with as there wont be anything heavy it needs to hold. Something else I quite like is how it advertises that its weapons can be used on HG kits, meaning you have access to more weapon variations for your standard kits, especially if you want to kit bash, though if you already have a HG or MG Exia that wont be necessary as you can probably guess. Overall, the kit is cheap and can be completed in about half an hour or less, making it a good build to kill time or to get someone into gunpla building. I would also go as far as to say it is a good place to practice your painting and panel lining, though I wouldn't get the kit solely for that reason. If you love Exia, get the kit, just be warned that you will have to go beyond just basic assembly on this one.
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