Thursday, December 1, 2011

MG Char's Gelgoog Ver. 2.0 Part 11

Mega size contrast

Rolling out the last Master Grade for me this year: Char's Gelgoog Ver. 2.0. ^^

It's good to finish up the MG review series with this kit really, since it's one of my favorite releases from this Gunpla line - ranked No. 14 on my Top 20 list. ^^

The accessories and weapons will go first, starting with the little electric car which was heavy duty paintwork stuff from Part 8. XD

The car's parts, which are all very puny. ^^

Despite its smaller-than-your-pinky-fingernail size, some caution is needed when fitting the steering wheel onto the dashboard. ^^;

Done for the little car.

So much for all the work, especially the windshield, the assembly is mighty simple. ^^

With the standing figures of Char and Lalah painted in Part 6.

And that's pretty much what the three components are supposed to be for for this MG kit: just as accessories. ^^

Parts of the twin beam saber/naginata.

Some very simple line details on this completed beam weapon.

Size comparison with the beam saber of MG Gundam RX-78-2 Ver. 1.5.

Beam naginata.

Overall length of the beam naginata: 25cm.

Twin beam saber.

Overall length of the twin beam saber: 37cm.
Overkill! XD

Parts of the beam rifle.

The main body plus two separable components.

Very nice and simple slide-on design for the supporting handle (?). I can imagine the simplicity of attaching the grenade launcher via the same method onto the same weapon for Gelgoog Mass Production Type Ver. 2.0. ^^

The painted targeting scope.
It's somewhat darker than what I expected it to turn out, but still OK. ^^

Done for the beam rifle.

(Left) The beam rifle's length is about 14cm.
(Right) Size comparison with the beam rifle of MG Gundam RX-78-2 Ver. 1.5.

Humongous parts of the shield.

To save up some space (for the photo), the handle's parts are arranged in the yellow frame's hollow center. No surprisingly, the latter is wide enough to contain all the parts. ^^

The handle can be completely separated from the shield itself.

Done for the shield.

Molded details on the shield's rear face.

Two separate pegs that to be used to mount the beam saber inside the shield (left) and to hang the entire shield onto Gelgoog's back (right).

Articulation design of the handle's joints.

The dedicated peg to mount the beam saber inside the shield.

Size comparison with the shield of MG Gundam RX-78-2 Ver. 1.5.

A gathering of all the weapons for this kit.

Done for the accessories and weapons, moving on to the inner frame of Char's Gelgoog Ver. 2.0: ^^

Inner frame parts of the right arm.

(Left) Very big polycap for the shoulder joint, which requires a bit of attention to differentiate the correct face before fitting it into the part.
(Right) A dedicated slot inside the forearm part to hold the elbow's hydraulic pipe.

A look at the elbow's articulation design before and after the joint is completed.

The painted elbow hydraulic pipe can be seen clearly when the elbow is fully bent.

Major components of the right arm.

Done for the right arm.

A complete 180-degree bend for the elbow, plus peg joint for the wrist that is common on most other MGs.

The individually jointed fingers are very appropriate for this kit given its massive size. ^^

With the beam rifle attached.

Two fingers inside the trigger guard indeed! ^^
Still, I don't understand the design rationale behind such a big trigger guard. ^^;

Inner frame parts of the left arm.

Strangely enough, a screw is given for the left palm. Since the right hand doesn't feature a screw, its function on the left hand is beyond me. ^^;

Major components of the left arm.

Done for the left arm.

Overall articulation of the left arm.

The elbow hydraulic pipes.

Done for both arms. ^^

Inner frame parts of the shoulder armor.

Done for the shoulder armors.
Rather simple in their assembly, but the painting and panel lining work weren't. ^^;

Discarding the accessories that are always unique to the kits containing them, assembly of the weapons and arms alone revealed quite a bit of unconventional design features, mainly the size of the parts. ^^ It certainly is a fun experience, especially when this comes after the completion of MG Force Impulse Gundam with majority of its parts very small and delicate. ^^ Who doesn't like a big model kit that is red in color.

Well, pinkish red to be exact. XD

Speaking of huge parts, the legs and waist to be assembled next will contain many even more crazier large parts. ^^

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