Saturday, April 7, 2012

1/100 Gundam Avalanche Exia Part 12 [Final]

Of the exact same family

As usual, the last posting for 1/100 Gundam Avalanche Exia opens up with even more action poses after the previous posting. ^^

Gundam Avalanche Exia's flight mode (?), adjusted according to its box art image.

Since it's the exact same kit as the original 1/100 Gundam Exia with add-on components, a comparison with that kit is well in place I believe. ^^

Front view.

Left side view

Rear view

Right side view

As mentioned before again and again, the sense of similarity between the two units is very apparent, regardless of all the add-ons on Gundam Avalanche Exia, at least from the front view that is. ^^ The head, chest and legs are pretty much all the same between the two kits, which probably projects an illusion that there's not that much difference between the two. ^^

It's a totally different story for the rear view though. ^^;

Overall, this is a really awesome 1/100 scale kit. ^^ From the part separation design shown in Part 1, it's very obvious that the designer never planned for this variation release, most probably because this MSV unit didn't even exist back then. Still, all the new parts integrate very well with the original 1/100 Gundam Exia to strike a nice balance between look and articulation on the completed Gundam Avalanche Exia. ^^ That obviously shows the brilliance behind the design of this kit. ^^

Then again, disregarding that feature, this is a very nice model kit nonetheless. ^^

A double GN Sword to finish this review series in perfect Gundam Exia's style. ^^

All reviews on 1/100 Gundam Avalanche Exia:
Part 1: Gundam Exia upgraded
Part 2: Why bother doing more work when there are obvious shortcuts to take?
Part 3: Pseudo-Master Grade level of mechanical details
Part 4: Doing more work despite obvious shortcuts to take
Part 5: Combo of many things
Part 6: Attention to redundancy
Part 7: An integration of new and old elements
Part 8: All the shoulder stuff
Part 9: Tall but not that tall, heavy but not that heavy, very colorful
Part 10: "Setsuna F. Seiei, exterminating the target!" VI
Part 11: "Setsuna F. Seiei, exterminating the target!" VII
Part 12 [Final]: Of the exact same family

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1/100 Gundam Avalanche Exia


MARTIN said...
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MARTIN said...

Beautiful.This is one sublime Gundam and kit. I hope Bandai have plans for an MG variant (the runners of the MG Exia and a few new parts?) as that would be amazing. Thanks for building this Ngee, a real pleasure to see how your kit turned out!