Friday, June 27, 2014

Mechanic Collection Mazinger Z with God Scrander Part 5

That classic image

More images of the just completed Mazinger Z from Mechanic Collection Mazinger Z with God Scrander. ^^

Closeups on the details:






It's so simple, yet so classic-looking at the same time. ^^ Excluding the head, there are only three colors on the whole model: black, white, and red, which appears only on the chest plates. ^^ However, that simplicity really works for the model, because this is exactly the image of Mazinger Z. ^^

Speaking of simplicity, I think the model kit designers did an amazing job incorporating said simple look of the mecha with clever engineering of various parts that would make the completed model on par with what we have today, especially in terms of articulation. The protruding part above the elbow and knee joints, the round ankle joint, and the swinging hips as mentioned in Part 3, plus the rotating shoulder blocks shown in the previous posting are clear evidences of that. When they are not moved though, like how it's shown in this posting, it's that classic look of Mazinger Z again, with its all rounded, smooth, almost cylindrical design for all of its components. ^^

The simplicity in look seems even more impressive considering the model kit is supposed to be transformable. ^^ The swinging shoulder block parts are notable good design for this matter, as they integrate well with the body in robot mode, but there's more to their gimmicks than meet the eyes. ^^ The hinge on the abdomen and tab on the back for God Scrander to connect to the model are hints to that transformation gimmick, but they aren't too obvious to obstruct the overall look.

In short, for Mazinger Z itself, this is a very well designed kit that manages to balance between the mecha's simple, classic look, gimmicks unique to it, and articulation capabilities. ^^

Action poses from Mazinger Z coming up next. ^^

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