This is the Gouf Custom known from the show ‘08th MS Team’ in one of the most iconic fight scenes in Gundam media.
Ace pilot Norris Packard in the blue Gouf risks his life to take on three mobile suits, including the EZ8, alone in an effort to take out three artillery guns threatening the safe take off of his allies attempting to flee the area.
The model kit looks great and has minimal stickers. It has a few seam lines and the articulation is a fair bit limited compared to kits from the same line and time. You can still get good poses out of it, but don’t expect much.
The shield is a multipart kit with which you can fit the gatling gun, hand mounted tripple barrel machinegun and sword. There is a flexible wire for the other hand to attach a grappling hook/taser.
It looks great, especially with the tapered tip in the visor giving the machine a mean looking eye (can be turned via a peg under the chin). Fits in nicely with other HG Zeon kits.