Friday, September 25, 2015

BB Senshi Zeta Gundam & Nu Gundam Set Part 16 [Final]

Distance successor

Finally completing the review series on BB Senshi Zeta Gundam & Nu Gundam Set with this posting, after starting on this bundled set more than two years ago. ^^;

More action poses from Nu Gundam normal and Heavy Weapon System (HWS) forms:

With support using Soul Stage Act 3 Action Support Clear Type.

With Zeta Gundam from the same bundled set:

With its HGUC counterpart:

With its Master Grade counterpart:

With its distance "self" from the realm of BB Senshi Sangokuden, Tenshouryu Koumei Nu Gundam:

The design of Koumei Nu Gundam's sword, Ryuentou (龍焔刀) is very obviously based off the beam sword. ^^

The BB Senshi character also has a chest armor attachment that's very close to the HWS body armor parts in terms of design. ^^

As the original individual release of BB Senshi Nu Gundam HWS came out in June 1999, a year before the release of the Master Grade, their somewhat rounder design and smoother edges do match up even though their scales are very different, and those design features are definitely a contrast to the more rigid and sharper edges of the HGUC version, which came out much later in March 2008.

Even though I don't have that particular kit, but the comparison with the Master Grade Ver. Ka would definitely be way off given that it's a much newer design, not to mention its Ver. Ka signature. On that note, the latest BB Senshi version of Nu Gundam is a closer version, design-wise, in comparison.

The kit's weapons and HWS components give it fun display options and action poses, but they are not its most special features to me. Due to it being a near-16-year-old design, the novelty of experiencing the old assembly method, and seeing how the extensive painting and detailing done in the past work on the completed kit are far more interesting in my opinion. ^^

All reviews on BB Senshi Zeta Gundam & Nu Gundam Set:
Part 1: Much-welcomed reissues in a smart way
Part 2: Suddenly, the realization
Part 3: Colorful trouble
Part 4: Details, more details needed
Part 5: Focusing on just three weapon parts this round
Part 6: The most confusing Gunpla parts in my encounters
Part 7: Random this and that
Part 8: BB Senshi sticker business
Part 9: So that's how the white paint fits in
Part 10: The old-school proportion
Part 11: Those stiff arms and legs
Part 12: Works well and close to its mecha setting
Part 13: Super easy final assembly versus long-winded painting and detailing work
Part 14: Somewhat new proportion design for a somewhat new Nu Gundam
Part 15: Five-part HWS pack
Part 16 [Final]: Distance successor

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BB Senshi Zeta Gundam & Nu Gundam Set

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