Saturday, June 16, 2012

1/100 Gundam Astraea Part 10

The mirror effect

More action poses from 1/100 Gundam Astraea after the previous posting. ^^

As mentioned when assembling the weapon, its adapter parts allow Proto GN Sword to be mounted onto Gundam Astraea's left forearm, ^^ which is a feature not possible for Gundam Exia with GN Sword.

GN Dagger, a standard (and disposable XD) beam weapon on Gundam Exia wasn't shown in the previous posting.

GN Launcher + beam saber + shield.
Gundam Astraea is just as versatile in weapon combos as Gundam Exia. ^^

GN Launcher + GN Beam Rifle. ^^

Since the mounting arm fits on either collar, the weapon can certainly be wielded with the left arm. ^^

Just by weapon count (for hand held type), Gundam Astraea's armament list is a bit shorter than Gundam Exia's: six (GN Beam Rifle, GN Launcher, Proto GN Sword, GN Shield, GN Beam Saber/Dagger x2) versus eight(GN Sword - two modes, GN Shield, GN Long, Short Blades, GN Beam Saber/Dagger x4), but the interchangeability of Gundam Astraea's weapons to be wielded by either hands is a lot more fun than Gundam Exia I think. ^^ All of Gundam Astraea's unique weapons - the rifle, launcher and sword can be used by either hands, which is much cooler than Gundam Exia's right arm-restricted GN Sword. ^^;

As a matter of fact, the only weapon (if you call it a weapon) that doesn't have that interchangeability is the shield, but nobody really cares about the shield I suppose. XD

The last posting for this kit coming up next will feature a comparison with its successor unit. ^^

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Throw in a comparison with MG AGE-1 while you're at it :)