Thursday, July 18, 2013

HG 1/144 Ali al-Saachez's Customized AEU Enact Custom Part 8

Best spread palm ever?

Action poses from HG 1/144 Ali al-Saachez's Customized AEU Enact Custom after the previous posting. ^^

The designated slot beneath the hips to connect to Action Base 2.

The model kit is evidently very impressive in terms of posability and the range of action poses it's capable of. ^^ The shoulder pads and rear thruster wings can be problematic to some of the poses, but there are ways to adjust the various components to avoid conflict, so I don't consider them to be weaknesses of the kit. Seeing how it's not necessary for the transformation design, I'm glad that a waist swivel is included. ^^ A normal articulation point on other model kits and action figures, it's actually a bonus feature on this kit. Given how part design can be very specific and often limited on transformable model kits, I'm certainly glad that the designer didn't opt for the easy option of just omitting this articulation point completely. ^^

The left spread palm is a really well designed part that deserves credits for the versatility it shows in various action poses. ^^ It's highly expressive as a mere spread palm, but it's also large enough to support the blade rifle. ^^ On top of all that, the sharp look of the bent fingers suit this kit perfectly, which is why it's so special and deserves explicit mentioning in my opinion. ^^

A look at the transformation design of this kit next. ^^

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