Tuesday, June 3, 2014

BB Senshi Zeta Gundam & Nu Gundam Set Part 10

The old-school proportion

Continuing the review on BB Senshi Zeta Gundam from the BB Senshi Zeta Gundam and Nu Gundam bundled set after the previous posting, with the head being the last component remaining to be assembled the entire model is complete. ^^

The main body of the kit from the previous posting, and the paper box containing parts of the head.

Parts of the head.

Much like the BB Senshi kits we're getting today, two types of eye expression stickers (the "mechanically accurate"-type, and the character-type with pupils) are included. I chose the first type to realize a more "formal" image of the Gundam in BB Senshi scale. ^^

The head is completed.
The front and rear sensors are realized using foil stickers as well.

All done for BB Senshi Zeta Gundam.

Plenty of leftover pieces on the foil sticker sheet, since most of kit's details were painted. ^^

More images of the completed model:

Closeups on the details:




[Arms and weapons]


The vintage status of this kit can be seen very easily and clearly from its proportion design. The much shorter waist and arms, with legs that seem to be meshed up with the feet look nothing like the newer releases from the BB Senshi series. It's going to be even more interesting comparing Nu Gundam from this bundled set, with the renewed version that came out in January to see how much the proportion design has changed over the years. The two are technically the same "character", but the huge time gap between their production makes them barely comparable to each other. ^^

For me, my prior experience with the BB Senshi Sangokuden series is reminding me about that design differences. ^^ Then again, I assembled BB Senshis that are from the same "era" as Zeta Gundam (released before the year 2000) in the past, including Gundam F90 A/P/V Type, V Gundam, ZZ Gundam with Mega Rider, Char's Z'Gok, and Gouf Custom, several which are much older than Zeta Gundam. ^^ It's certainly a nice throwback to the time when BB Senshis are just BB Senshis, not High Grades in BB Senshi skins. XD

In comparison to some of those really old releases, there are more molded details on Zeta Gundam. Even though most of them require heavy paint work to realize, they do represent an improvement in the series in my opinion. ^^ In terms of details, I'm certainly glad that all the paint result turns out well on the completed model. This gives me confidence that the same positive result can be expected from Nu Gundam from this bundled set when I assemble that kit in the future. ^^

Some action poses featuring Zeta Gundam with its limited joints coming up next. ^^

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