GF13-017NJII God Gundam

I’ll be up front with you- I didn’t put much effort in to this model. It was a quick snap build at 3am that didn’t take very long to do in the first place due to the simple frame and very basic construction. I didn’t even really take any construction pictures, oops…

Building this model is very easy though, the only hard part is the abundance of screws that the G Gundam series’  ‘action frame’ use to keep all the joints stiff. You’ve got four different types out of the bag and while they’re not marked in english, all of the pictures in the book are 1:1 so you can just compare it to the manual to see if you’ve got the right one for the job. If you’re new to the whole ‘screws in my gunpla’ thing, you should get a screwdriver that is slightly bigger than the screw’s head so you don’t strip the screw or otherwise ruin it.

There are a few clip points that are in absolutely HORRID spots so if you’re planning to build this thing I really suggest that you get some paint to cover up said marks with. Right on the front of the gauntlets, really? There wasn’t anywhere else to put them? It makes me wonder how the gold-plated hyper mode kit looks…

God gundam is pretty plain, detail wise. The oscassional vent here and there and the black stripes are about as complex as it gets. Of course, this is not the Gundam Ver. OYW…

On the upside it’s very stable and does have some impressive articulation, though I think modern MG frames have since surpassed the frame used for this and other G Gundam models. Included weapons are just a pair of beam sabers and burning red hands for the GODDU FINGAH.

I don’t have too much to say about this model. It’s not bad, but surely it would have benefited from some extra love. If you’re a big fan of the God Gundam, I think this would be worth checking out…just make sure you’re ready to put the proper work in to it.

  1. #1 by Tonzo on July 26, 2009 - 21:51

    I’m working on this guy for the GAF GB. Nothing serious, just a bit of fun. Fixing the seam lines and sharpening the claws. After reading this post I’m thinking about adding some detail… maybe a vent or two or some panel lines.

    Man those rubber hands are pretty horrid. I don’t know what to do about that. Might have to leave it in burning finger mode?

  2. #2 by Adam on August 6, 2009 - 22:12

    Hey man, great kit. I’ve never really been interested in any G Gundam MG’s but I’ve seen a bunch of dynamite kits from the series recently, yours included, that’s making me reconsider.

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