Sunday, February 5, 2012

1/100 Gundam Virtue Part 16 [Final]

Gundam Meisters' grand assembly

More action poses from 1/100 Gundam Nadleeh after the previous posting. ^^

Exactly how well is the wrist joint holding up after all this while? Lets put that to the test similar to what I did in Part 12 and 13: ^^

Gundam Nadleeh holding GN Beam Bazooka with just its right hand.
The song used this time is Candy Lo's (卢巧音) song 《天佑我们》 - about three and a half minutes in length.
《天佑我们》 is copyrighted by Sony Music Entertainment (2003). All rights reserved.
Video clip is from Youtube. Follow this link to the website if you can't see anything.

It's a relief to see that the wrist joint is alright after all the abuse thrown at it since Part 11. ^^; It was a good call to not remove the hands when the weapons were swapped between poses, because it certainly helped with preserving the wrist joints' strength, maybe just a bit, but that little bit has helped the joints to survive till this posting, which is definitely great to see. ^^

Size comparison between Gundam Virtue and Gundam Nadleeh with Gundam Exia, the more "standard-sized" design among the four, which in turn should be able to show us how the two would be like when compared to other 1/100 scale model kits. ^^

Gundam Virtue

Gundam Nadleeh

The size difference is too obvious to see between the three, but Gundam Nadleeh seems taller as compared to Gundam Exia while the opposite is observed when Gundam Virtue is put to the comparison. How is that possible? ^^; For Gundam Virtue, the legs are spread wider to balance the heavy upper body, especially since the bazooka was equipped in the standing pose shown above. For Gundam Nadleeh however, the gap between the two legs are closer, obviously since there's not much weight that needs to be supported anymore. It's for better look too, the extra thin legs look better when adjusted to have a smaller gap between them in my opinion. ^^;

So, measurement wise, Gundam Nadleeh is a little bit shorter than Gundam Virtue, as mentioned in Part 14. However, it seems that that height discrepancy doesn't get reflected in the poses of the two Gundams. ^^

The completion of Gundam Virtue is a significant benchmark for me, as it's the last of the four 1/100 scale main protagonist Gundam kits from Season One of "Gundam Double O" to be rolled out. Special care is needed to exactly address the four, since I have a few other 1/100 scale Gundam kits from "Gundam Double O" - variations of Gundam Exia to be exact, so there will still be kits to be worked on from this Gunpla series. ^^

A gathering of the four Gundams, similar to that in the review of HCM-Pro Seravee Gundam.

Gundam Exia, Gundam Dynames ...

... Gundam Kyrios and Gundam Virtue.

Like the completion of a long journey, having the four kits in a group photo certainly is great to see, but on an anticlimactic note, it's mighty cumbersome to assemble the "team" as well. ^^; I usually keep my assembled kits in boxes, so I had to get them out, readjust their poses and weapons and try to squeeze all of them on an already very tight table space. ^^; I was a bit eager to finish up with everything at that point as well, so I just snap the group photo and that was it. ^^;

With Gundam Virtue done, I think the next 1/100 scale kit to be featured should be Avalanche Exia or Gundam Astraea. There's no particular order that needs to be followed for any of kits after the four Gundams mentioned above anymore. ^^

All reviews on 1/100 Gundam Virtue:
Part 1: A Gundam inside a Gundam
Part 2: Gray titbits
Part 3: Finishing up the gray business
Part 4: Code name Silver Line, going in!
Part 5: Lines of fail
Part 6: Finally, smaller parts ... Eh, not really ...
Part 7: Pink or blue, pink or blue, pink or blue ...
Part 8: Reversed assembly reversed I: Bazooka business
Part 9: Reversed assembly reversed II: Elephant legs
Part 10: Reversed assembly reversed III: We have size and number
Part 11: Delicate details despite humongous size
Part 12: Do not remove the hands
Part 13: Doing the left thing
Part 14: 99% completed Gundam Nadleeh
Part 15: Another endurance test for the wrist joint
Part 16 [Final]: Gundam Meisters' grand assembly

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1/100 Gundam Virtue


MARTIN said...


buzz87 said...

ngee, with the abundance of new MG kits (like the wing EW series, the MG 00, etc)& new HGUC line why don't you review them? i don't mind to offend you but this 1/100 gundam 00 kits are too uotdated.

GedadoDicaprio said...

Great work on the NG Virtue. Although the gundam 00 series is outdated, there are not so many review about them. Thank you sir for your awesome jobs.