Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MG Gelgoog Ver. 2.0 Part 12

Going grayscale

More images of the just completed MG Gelgoog Ver. 2.0. ^^

Closeups on the details:






[Beam rifle]


Just the color scheme is enough to establish this Gelgoog's role as a grunt unit I think. ^^ It's amazing to me that despite its above average size and weight, the dull colors seem to be "holding" it down and make it look less impressive than it should be. ^^; With Char's Gelgoog Ver. 2.0, its bright color and the fact that Char Aznable is the pilot made it a very special kit. This production type on the other hand, doesn't seem as awesome even though 90 percent of the kit is practical identical to Char's version. ^^;

It's the popularity of the MS that determines the perception towards the two kits I suppose, and that's more of a psychological factor. Taking away the popularity aspect, anything that Char's version can or cannot do is exactly what this production type can or cannot do as well. Both are equally good Master Grade kits, and yet, there's always that feeling that Char's version is more superior. ^^;

I blame Char for being too famous in the story for this model kit discrimination. XD

Personally, I like Char's version better as well. ^^; But it has nothing to do with Char's popularity or its color scheme. Between the two, I built the Red Comet's customized version first, so that novelty made it special. Since almost all the parts and assembly method are exactly the same, the feeling of repeating something I've done before sort of took away a slight degree of the fun during the assembly. It's a good thing that I simplified a lot of the painting and detailing done on the kit, or else it would really be a repetition of many things.

Still, I like this production type (which is why I bought it in the first place ^^). Like I said before, with the rosy MS popularity removed, this is a huge model kit with tons of details, and I really like the combination of those two factors on a single model kit. ^^

A look at the (not-so) special shield deployment gimmick on this kit:

The extension arm allows the shield to slide to the left hand side of Gelgoog. The shield is detached from the back of the kit just to show you how the extension arm works.

With the shield positioned behind the arm, it's just a matter of getting Gelgoog's arm tilted to the back properly and with his hand slide into the handle compartment.
Quite a troublesome step this is. ^^;

The hand is slide into the handle compartment.
The extension arm is then removed from the back of the model to pose with the shield freely.

Not a great feature at all. ^^;

MG Gelgoog Ver. 2.0 in action in the next posting. ^^

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