Lord, the title for this thing is a mouthful! This gunpla was a christmas gift from my dad and while I didn’t have to buy any paint for it, I did happen to have a lot of leftover paint from some previous projects that I wanted to use up. Hence, a very Exia Noir look…it kind of works, considering the 00 is the successor to the Exia anyhow. A bit of sad news to those of you that enjoy the building pictures or seeing how many parts are for each section- I built this in a day and pretty much tanked the entire construction process out in a few hours, but neglected to take any pictures while doing so. With that, let’s get right to the pictures.
This is definitely a kickass HG kit, even if it’s a very simple one. As far as kits of the 00 go, this particular one is definitely the definitive one as it comes with the 0 Raiser, GN Sword 3 and the beam effect parts for both blade weapons. Not to mention it’s got a stand for the 00 Raiser/0 Raiser, though it’s angled a little funny, I much prefer the standard action bases…I have a clear green one on the way, but won’t have until the fourth or fifth. It worked for the review well enough, though it angles the gundam oddly sometimes.
Hot damn 00, looking good! While it’s not oozing with fine details, I really have to say that between the three versions of the 00 this one is probably my favorite even it’s on the small side. The weapons are all good-looking, though the GN Sword IIs are a bit on the flat side, especially the tips but this isn’t too big a deal since the beam parts hide that. Painted the body metallic black with german grey on the red parts with some plated silver detailing on the V (w?) fin. Colored the GN condensers with clear green on the underside of the clear part with plated silver on the frame part below it to give it a nice shine.
Delicious delicious GN sword 3. This is of course my favorite weapon for the 00…quite frankly I was pretty confused when the 00 first appeared and was lacking a weapon that was similar like Exia’s GN Sword. I guess the green edge is a result of the blade having a better concentration of GN particles or something? It looks cool either way. The beam effect part is freaking HUGE, as is the blade itself. Thankfully it doesn’t really cause any weight issues. Is it just me or are the PG 00s beam parts a bit small (scale-wise) by comparison? It seems like they should be a hell of a lot bigger considering how large these are.
How about some more excessive weaponry? The GN Sword IIs look infinitely better with the beam parts on since you can’t tell how spatula like they look. The combined GN Sword IIs with the beam parts is, like the GN Sword III with beam part is hilariously huge. I much prefer to keep them combined since they’re a little loose sitting on the hips…plus they look awesome! Everyone loves huge swords.
Not a whole lot to say about the 0 Raiser since it doesn’t really DO anything in particular except sit there. Painted it semi-gloss black with a clear semi-gloss coat over it with a tiny bit of german grey…once again leaving a few white parts behind.
Both beam effect parts are impossible to get in the shot. Regardless, the 00 Raiser in 1/144 scale is AWESOME, as the wings can pose like a champ and can pull off a variety of good poses..even though I didn’t take that many.
Overall, I absolutely love this kit. Awesome weapons, crazy articulation and it turned out GREAT for something I did in under a day. If you’re new to gunpla or looking for a simple kit to build that’s relatively cheap, this is definitely worth looking in to…actually, any of the 00 HGs are, they’re pretty awesome.