Wednesday, January 20, 2010

1/60 SV-51γ Nora's Unit Part 3

Light arms

Returns to the review on Yamato's 1/60 Complete Transformation SV-51γ Nora's Unit after such a long halt. ^^;

The previous review, Part 2 was about the first glance at the content. This review will be on the extra weapons and accessories included, plus some gimmicks of the Fighter mode.

Front landing gear

The rear landing gear hatches are not easy to spot when they are closed. ^^
And I like the design of different colors painted inside and outside the hatches very much. ^^

The rear landing gears are much harder to pull out as compared to the one in front. I had to use tweezers to 'dig' them out. ^^;

All three wheels touches the surface nicely.
Made of soft rubber, all of them do roll like real wheels. ^^

Extra weapons and accessories included: extra jet thrusters x2, micro missile pod/fuel tank combo x4, missile x2.

The details of the extra parts. The jet thrusters has Nora's insignia printed on their sides accurately.
The parts are extremely light actually - clearly they are hollow inside.

The details of the thrusters, which are painted in dark gray/black with a metallic tone.
The 4 fins around the thrusters are non-movable.

One hard point on the top side of each wing for attaching the jet thrusters - part swapping to reveal the points.

Three hard points beneath each wing for the fuel tanks and missiles.

This is the official configuration from the manual.

A little sag can be seen on the end part of the wing can be seen, as it's not strong enough to support three extra parts mounted onto it. ^^;

The sag shown in the last image was a disappointment for me at first. The bent wings don't look good at all. But after a while, I didn't feel much about it anymore, because I'm more fond of the unit "naked". The extra thrusters was deterring the golden stripes on the body to be seen completely, something which I didn't like very much. So I end up taking off the thrusters, and the wings don't seem that bent anymore as the burden is lighten.

The fuel tanks and missiles were a bit hard to attach initially, but that was because I was extra careful trying not to break anything. Once I got the hang of it, it became just as simple as any other such parts on other figures.

Gerwalk transformation coming up next. ^^

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yeah!! gerwalk up next ^^