Sunday, June 17, 2012

1/100 Gundam Astraea Part 11 [Final]

Meet the successor

The last posting in the review on 1/100 Gundam Astraea starts off with some more action poses featuring this kit. ^^

This is the box art action pose of Gundam Astraea. ^^

Gundam Astraea in full arms mode? ^^
Actually it's more like what sort of weapons can be equipped to the model until all the mount racks are exhausted. ^^

A comparison with its successor unit, Gundam Exia:

Front view

Left side view

Rear view

Right side view

I find it tremendously amazing that despite having different parts in almost all components, the connection to Gundam Exia is very clear to see on Gundam Astraea. ^^ I think people who like Gundam Exia will find Gundam Astraea appealing as well. ^^

Personally though, I still prefer Gundam Exia more for the many clear green GN Condensers all over its body, plus the broader GN Sword it carries. ^^

All reviews on 1/100 Gundam Astraea:
Part 1: The white Gundam Exia
Part 2: Messy gold and silver
Part 3: Forced mecha details
Part 4: The Exia connection
Part 5: Justified overreaction
Part 6: 90 percent Gundam Exia as the start
Part 7: Paint them just to be enclosed
Part 8: A more conventional look with unconventional design elements
Part 9: More weapons, more fun
Part 10: The mirror effect
Part 11:[Final]: Meet the successor

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1/100 Gundam Astraea

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