I got this kit over two years ago and frankly it’s about time I wrapped it up. I’d originally planned on using this as a testbed for my scribe but instead wound up just giving it a simple recolor job as a way to get back in to building. I was going to give it Zeta C1 colors at first but somewhere along the line it turned in to jungle/forest camouflage colors. Why? Who knows. But I think it works.
The kit itself is pretty simple but considering it’s cheap and it does come with everything you’d expect from a Wing Gundam model it being simple isn’t a mark against it at all. 4 pairs of hands and the Gundam’s iconic Buster Rifle/shield/saber weapon loadout are all it needs anyway. The hands are like the V-Dash’s, with the part swapping for the fingers. I’ve always been okay with these since I think it gives the hands a good deal more stability.
The design is true to the show and looks plenty good. Not much to say about this. It might not be oozing with detail like ver. Ka kits or panel lines but given -how- the Wing suits were designed it’d be a little usual to see them done with a bunch of extra panel lines.
Articulation is solid, the only annoying thing is where the peg connects for the action base because it makes this particular pose a little hard to pull off.
Weapons that fall in to overkill status are always high up on my favorites list and the buster rifle only gets beat out by a few things.
I had originally planned on having an LED beam saber with this kit, but since it had taken me so long to finally finish it the battery in the saber actually died (and the other one came DOA and since replacement batteries cost a whole lot more than they’re worth I’ll just have to settle for the saber handle looking huge and mean). It’s size makes it fit perfectly in the model’s hand though which is nice.
Transforming the kit in to it’s waverider form is easy, though I suggest taking it apart to put things how they need to be and then putting everything back together, especially if you painted it. I had to touch up a few areas after taking all the photos but there wasn’t anything that got too roughed up which is definitely a nice thing.
Overall the kit is a fairly simple MG offering and while it doesn’t have anything extravagant with it, it is most definitely a rock-solid kit and from the look of things nowadays the only thing we’re going to get by way of Master Grades of the TV versions of the Wing Gundams.