Review! PG Strike Freedom Gundam pt. 1
Ah, the first part of the review! Well I suppose that’s really not the right sense of the word. A collection of glory shots? Yes. I think I’ll just save the review part for the real review later… ^^; Anyway, on to the glory shots!
*BONUS* I got mentioned in an episode of Gunpla TV! Oh the internet loves me dearly… TT~TT
I’m loving this thing! Going into this, I wasn’t really sure how the paint job was going to work out (for reasons I’ll get to later), but the end product is simply fantastic! (As a quick side note, I actually got the skirt armors flipped around, so the front should be the back, and vise versa… ^^;)
A comparison with ye olde GM 2.0. The Perfect Grade is easily twice as tall as the GM, and just having it stand somewhere, it COMMANDS attention. I really can’t help but smile every time I look at it! ^^
_In the details_
I love the way the Main torso came out. All the little raised gold parts looks fantastic on the finished product. The backpack also came out wonderfully. The extra Thrusters might be a little detail, but they add a lot to the kit. ^^;
Arm and waist detail. The pistons in the waist look really good, but I really don’t know how well they’ll be seen when the armor’s on..
The waist. Probably my favorite bit of detail, though it’s a little sad we won’t really be able to see most of it later on… =.=’
The Rail Cannons sliding back. The single most difficult part of this model to paint, there’s just SO many moving parts… though the finished product looks really nice. There’s also a very nice clicking mechanism in the Rail Cannon mounts, where after you slide them back, you ‘click’ them into place. This keeps them in place VERY well, if maybe a little too well… ^^; (Though that might be from the painting)
The legs look nice, but this is where I was talking about up top. When painting on the gold details, there really wasn’t a flow of detail through the parts, so it was kind of hard to make it look like an actual gold frame overlaid on a normal skeleton. I suppose this isn’t as much of a complaint as much of a personal annoyance… X|
The feet! There’s… nothing much else here….
A quick kneeling pose to show off some more details…
The bottom of the feet, if ye be curious! And the thigh after the outer gold parts slide down a bit. That’s a nice bit of detail I like! ^^;
A closer look at the skirt armor’s movement. It has another smaller piece that helps the armor move out-of-the-way of the leg. This is a nice bit of detail, but the skirt armor still isn’t articulated that well. Too many pieces getting in each others way…
Now onto the fun part…
The eyes! The yellow LED block that comes with the Strike freedom looks very nice, and VERY bright. But the Green is much more piercing, and I tend to lean towards that one a lot more (even if it does tend to flicker a bit…). It’s definitely something to see in person, the pictures don’t really do the effect justice.