Tuesday, August 30, 2011

MG Shin Musha Gundam Part 19 [Final]

Beauty and power

The last part of the review on MG Shin Musha Gundam already. ^^

With its bust display equivalence from Magnetic Scout Gundam capsule toy set.

Despite some variations in appearance, especially the design of their Fukikaesi - the adornment on both sides of helmet, the overall design between the two versions is the same.

Another look at the comparison with MG Gundam RX-78-2 Ver. OYW.

As mentioned before, the ankle extension makes Shin Musha Gundam slightly taller than its predecessor. If that component is taken out, the two would be of the exact same (head) height - they have to be since both are using the same inner frame. ^^

Very fierce-looking, very beautiful. ^^ I'm kind of at a loss here in thinking of other words I haven't used before to describe it. XD There's a lot of fun to be enjoyed in the assembly as well, since the part design is just as unconventional as the armor design itself. ^^ With the pre-assembled leg frames inherited from MG Gundam RX-78-2 Ver. 1.5 and the rather simple body frame from MG Gundam RX-78-2 Ver. OYW, majority of the part count is for the armors. There're plenty of parts to put together to complete the kit, so that's another fun factor about this kit.

While the articulation does suffer from the bulky armors, it's not too much of a problem to weight down on its action poses and playability. The knee is unaffected by the armors, so it could utilize the inherited inner frame's flexible design for its movement. The shoulder joint for the plate armor is quite an awesome point as well that helps a lot in adjustment of wider room for the arms to move around when the Gundam is wielding its weapons. Those two are among the great articulation design points on this kit that I like very much.

And to think that all the great new stuff are actually added designs with elements from two models kits I already built is very impressive to begin with. Anything after the inner frame is totally new, so there wasn't any weariness of doing the same old kit again. ^^

The spray-painting experience I got from this kit is very fun as well. It wasn't my first time using spray can, but a full surfacer plus two layers of spray paint was definitely a new for me. ^^ The outcome isn't too outstanding - the color is just very ordinary gold I would say, but at least I got rid of the brownish original molded color of the parts, which is already an achievement on my book. ^^

Similar spray can sessions are needed for MG Sinanju Ver. Ka I think, but I believe I would be able to do it with a little bit more confidence and ease ^^

Anyway, after completing Shin Musha Gundam, I'm thinking of adding Musha Gundam Mk. II to my collection, ^^ since that's another very unique-looking Samurai Gundam. I have being pondering between the Gundam Mk. II Ver. 2.0 Titans' Ver. and Musha Gundam Mk. II for quite a while now, because the earlier is actually the one that I like better, but Musha Gundam Mk. II does almost the same fierce-looking elements as Shin Musha Gundam, especially its kabuto design. Both uses the same inner frame, and having just completed Gundam Mk. II Ver. 2.0, there's a sense of reluctance in getting two and work on the same frame again. ^^;

Decision... decision... ^^;

All reviews on MG Shin Musha Gundam:

Part 1: New yet old design
Part 2: Gray-dification
Part 3: And all turns to black
Part 4: When you get stingy, you get more work
Part 5: One chapter ends, another begins... but not so soon
Part 6: Harder than usual gold and silver enhancement
Part 7: Time for black to take dominion of the show
Part 8: For more awesomeness to your already awesome appearance, my Lord
Part 9: Revisiting some old friends
Part 10: Yet another red and gold galore
Part 11: Reuse the reused parts
Part 12: * Insert victory theme *
Part 13: The divine frame?
Part 14: Even more bling-bling
Part 15: The grand completion
Part 16: No longer empty handed
Part 17: The chain is too damn long
Part 18: Crush, slash, hack, pierce, thrust, throw, and all business as usual
Part 19 [Final]: Beauty and power

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