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Er et rigtig godt kit er så Tæt på at være perfekt. Men bliver holdt tilbage Fordi dens joints Kan Være løse.
To start with:
I recommend getting the Liaoya Premium Bandai version instead, which has this entire kit, a sword, a stand for the sword and parts to attach a cable to the shield and the sword.
Liaoya contains everything else that is in this kit, except for the dry transfer and sticker sheets, but instead you get waterslide decals, which have some differences in motifs.
There are no other differences, you still get the trident and "dragon head" that are included in this and you can opt not to build the new parts, if you wish. Liaoya has the same colors and details, it's just the waterslides and the extra parts, but it makes it a little more special.
Some details and information about the mobile suit (skip if you are not interested in the history):
Endless Waltz is the sequel to the TV show/anime (and manga) "Gundam Wing". In addition to being a sequel, it is also a Hajime Katoki redesign of the five major mobile suits (Wing, Heavyarms, Deathscythe, Sandrock and Shenlong) as well as a couple of others. That means that all of the EW kits are literally "ver ka" kits, even if it doesn't say so on the box.
Where things start getting a little weird, is that "Shenlong Gundam EW" that this kit represents, never existed. Rather, in the story the Shenlong is rebuilt into what is called the Altron Gundam, of which there is also a Premium Bandai version, which is the correct EW kit.
This EW version of the Shenlong, is what it would've looked like, had the TV version always been like this, but in EW the pilot (Chang Wufei) uses the Altron Gundam, which is a green version of this, with extending dragon arms.
The 'Liaoya' was added in a new sequel of manga called 'Glory of Losers', where THIS Shenlong is used, but with the sword and not the trident. So in short... this mobile suit technically doesn't exist anywhere, except for in plastic kit form.
To add a little more to the confusion, both the Altron and Shenlong are references to the "Dragon Gundam" from the anime "Mobile Fighter G Gundam", which is a green chinese Gundam with extending dragon arms that breathe fire, and also has a beam staff weapon.
Shenlong EW features the classic red, blue, white and yellow colors with a grey inner frame and green lenses and effect parts. Gundam Wing mobile suits are a bit smaller, at 16½ meters, while the granddaddy RX-78-2 Gundam is 18 meters tall.
The kit is a bit less undergated than the other ones and it shows a lot around the shoulders and calves, so be careful when removing gates/nubs. I recommend a glass file for the job.
The included sheets of dry transfers look good, while the stickers are 'okay', but not very nice looking on darker plastic like the red and blue.
Proportionally, it's a little squat with chunky legs, which is typical of 'Wing Gundam' designs. Since it literally doesn't exist, it is true to the same style that the other Gundams have and what this would've had, if it was in the show.
Mechanics and Equipment:
The main feature of this Gundam is its equipment. The model itself doesn't do anything. It has a cockpit hatch and that's it! The articulation is on par with other EW kits, it does nothing worse or better and is average. Nothing bad, nothing that stands out.
The main attraction and feature of the Shenlong Gundam has always been its extending flame thrower 'dragon head' arm called "Dragon Fang". It is attached to its right forearm and flips down to cover the hand, making the arm end in a big dragon's head with fangs and flamethrowers on the side.
Unfortunately it can't extend like it does in the TV show, rather you can pull it a little forwards by a couple of milimeters. This would've been a hard mechanic to replicate and it is unlikely that the future HG TV version will have a proper 'Dragon Fang' either, sadly.
However, the one that is on this kit does look very nice and the mouth and side fangs are articulated.
The Shenlong also comes with a Beam Trident, a staff that ends in a large neon green trident effect part, which can be stored on the back when not in use.
On the left arm is the attached shield, which has no features, unfortunately (the Liaoya version has a cable that can be reeled in, connected to the sword, not in this kit).
Only a few of the Wing Gundam kits actually do anything, but where some of the others might lack some equipment, they at least look interesting. The Shenlong is maybe a little too generic - It's a Chinese martial arts style close combat Gundam.
Like I said, get the Liaoya instead to get that little extra on top (The sword really makes this stand out) or the Altron instead for a completely different experience, with actual extending dragon head arms!
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HG Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex 1/144
Astray is a manga offshoot from Gundam Seed, which currently does not have an anime show.
This kit is one of the more 'fun' builds. It's a 20 meter tall mech with two katana/samurai swords and a humongous blade that transforms into a bow, a grabbing arm and a weird jetpack that looks cool, if not particularly functional.
The 'gold' injection plastic looks cheap, as it tends to do, but the chrome swords do look nice and since the entire model is full of panel lines, you get an opportunity to make it look even better without too much effort. There's a bunch of sticker decals and dry transfers as well, which you can put on it any way you want and really make it your own.
There are extra parts in the kit, so you don't have to use the gun as the handle for the giant sword, you can make your own handle out of a couple of parts, in case you want the model to hold the gun in its hand and have the giant sword on the back in its whole form.
Some of the red plastic is hard and therefore brittle, especially the 'ring' parts that fit around pegs, inside the shoulders. If you have trouble pushing them in, I advise sanding them down little by little to make them fit without having to use too much pressure.
Otherwise what'll happen is that the ring snaps and you'll have a very loose arm, like I do. It's a tolerance issue and a rare one for Bandai, but it happens occasionally, especially when the plastic is as hard as this one is. And that's just where I broke it, there could be many other places on the model that with less practiced hands than mine could snap the plastic. Be careful.
The included small stand is nice not just to hold up the giant sword, but you can plug it into the back of the model to have the whole thing standing without falling over.
In my opinion, this kit is not for beginners - I'd start off with something simpler and more forgiving material.
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Ordered a HG gundam kit and some tools for a birthday gift. Everything came precisely as ordered, and faster than expected. Great experience and a happy birthday :)
Base standerne fungere rigtig fint
Levering dagen efter bestillingen er super flot
Er helt vildt med det kit og det er rigtig flot
The “RX-93 ν Gundam”, the little letter pronounced as the greek letter “Nu”, is one of the most popular Gundam designs and was voted Nr. 1 in Japan.
This was designed and piloted by Amuro Ray in the movie ‘Char’s Counterattack’, the protagonist of the original late 70’s show and the counter to Char’s Sazabi (and is also the predecessor to Unicorn Gundam).
Being Ver.Ka, this is a more modern interpretation by Katoki that is slimmer, less rounded (many hard edges) and has a gentler slope on the chest.
It is widely considered the “true” Nu Gundam design today.
It’s a huge Gundam, much taller than the average.
While there is some cleanup, nubs are mostly hidden, so technically undergated.
There are soft stickers for color correction - They work well, but it is a let down.
The psycommu frame is green with shiny stickers under it, so it looks bright and reflective. Annoying to put on, but it looks good.
There is a huge sheet of waterslide decals and while you should use them, you can simply panel line the kit and leave it at that.
The transformed mode looks nice, very much like Unicorn Gundam’s exposed inside frame, to a lesser degree.
The armor splits to reveal the inner green frame parts. Unfortunately some of it is a partsformation, meaning you need to remove 10 plates and store them - The two playes around the thrusters are loose and can come off easily.
Arm mounted beam saber that opens.
Selective parts for the backpack, to store either a beam saber and one wing of funnels or two wings (or split the one wing).
Articulation is very good, but the model suffers under its own weight, especially with the funnels attached, which messes with the balance harshly.
The fingers are fully articulated, which looks great but holds onto things poorly, though there are tabs on weapons to make up for it.
1 standard beam saber
1 fancy beam saber with a pommel dagger beam - sadly both beams fit loosely
1 Beam Rifle
1 Hyper Bazooka that extends and stores vertically along the spine
6 folding funnels that attach to one another and on the back
1 stand/base in the A (for Amuro) logo that fits the model securely and comes with 6 arms that can pose and hold the funnels.
It’s a great looking and prominent model, which will look great in your collection, even as a center piece.
It does feel a little repetitive to build due to the many sticker/frame parts and especially the six funnels, but despite that it is still very, very good.
The six arms for the funnels are brittle and delicate, due to the transparent plastic used. One of mine broke easily and it is not easily repaired with plastic cement.
It’s a little dated, but it’s a high quality kit despite some of the older tech, such as the part removal transformation, weak connections between the funnels and the color correcting stickers.
Should you get this or the Real Grade?
They look different from one another and while you can open parts on it, you have to paint the green inner frame yourself on the RG.
Due to the size and age difference, the RG poses better and suffers much less from the weight + better tech, such as holding the funnels better. It is also a more competent build.
If you are experienced, I recommend either or both, but for beginners I’d say go with the RG, at least to begin with.
If you think one looks better than the other or you just want the larger one, go with what you prefer :)
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