Sunday, 22 October 2017

Macross Zero MC-31 VF-0A Non Scale Battroid Model Kit By WAVE

From the prequel of the original Super Dimensional Macross where it all starts from Zero. Pretty surprise that WAVE other than Bandai and Hasagawa had interested in the license of Macross Zero. It's non scale and stands approximately 16cm when this non transformable battroid was built. It's roughly the size of a 1/72 scale built VF-1 battroid so I estimate this kit to be around 1/100 scale since the predecessor was produced huge in the earlier production. It's basic a simple model kit with few parts to put together.

When completed the Battroid can twist at its waist, a nice feature that I am glad to see that Wave incorporated. Wave has given you two options for the left hand, opened and closed, but the right hand will always be grasping the gun pod. I think he upper section of the kit is proportional however I find the lower body, especially the legs slightly too board, probably to add on the sturdiness in various standing poses. Those seam lines can be quite obvious like mine if left untreated. Done mine fully painted, panel-lined, decal, dry-brushed with the touch of tarnishes. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Eikoh Puzzle & Dragon - Azure Maiden Reine Graceful Blue Valkyrie Figure 蒼翔麗姫・グレイスヴァルキリー

Officially licensed prize item made by Eikoh, based on the in-game artwork of mobile game Puzzle and Dragons. Puzzle and Dragons combines the key elements of a puzzle game, a dungeon-crawling RPG, and a monster-collecting adventure! Players command a team of monsters as they explore dungeons, collect treasure and battle powerful foes along the way. Attack foes by sliding colorful orbs across the screen to make 3-in-a-row matches. Strategize team building and make full use of the opponents' elemental weaknesses to deal massive amounts of damage.

Everyone's favorite heart-breaker Reine is here, Azure Maiden 蒼翔麗姫・グレイスヴァルキリー, Graceful Blue Valkyrie Figure Collection Vol.9. Replica statue 6" (15cm) pre-painted non-posable PVC figure and require minor assembly and comes with base and stand. Illustrated by Shinnosuke Hino, Azure Maiden wears her sexy tight dress, blond pigtail and showing off those nice curves.

Innocent look with those small angelic wings. Incredible strength holding broad sword, blue dragger, well designed shield and holstered knives as side arms. Check out those knightly arm gauntlets too! Her general blue and bright attire suggested her light and  water attributes. As a maiden, she also has healing skill. The round blue translucent base bear the insignia of the class/clan. In the game, she could be ultimate evolved into Azure Goddess, Valkyrie Reine.  

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Non Grade NG 1/100 GAT-X105 Aile Strike Gundam

A comparison with MG version (MG on right and NG on left) 

MG on close up

NG on close up

MG on left having a sleeker Aile Strike Pack

MG on left having a longer wing span

We know that Bandai wouldn't jump into MG production of any leading Gundam upon new series airing and from past experiences, we would first expect a Non Grade 1/100 scale. Only after you are all done with the basic kit, Bandai would release the MG version, probably after a decade or so during anniversary to reignite your interest once more and at the same time comfort you that the wait was finally over for the best sculpted 1/100 scale Gunpla of your favourite Gundam! 

Still impressive with this vintage Gundam Seed model series, Aile Strike Gundam kit stood in my display with pride. Aile Strike Gundam comes complete with its beam rifle, shield, and beam saber. No much decals for this however I applied additional decals manned for MG as a form of upgrade before replacing it with MG. I did sprayed the rifle metallic black and matter top coat on the Gundam.

This kit has the poseability equivalent to a HG Gunpla. Rotatable shoulders that bends back and forth, not for waist which rotate left and right. Finally limbs articulations enabling ready stance and even iconic action poses. Unlike the MG, it does has open-fist-hands therefore comes with optional stiff hands. It carries conventional MS weapons like beam rifle and shield.

The best feature would be the Aile Strike pack which give incredible speed and balanced in both offense and defense, and more importantly, can fly in mid-air. Decent proportionality only having boarder legs. Its wing span ain't as long and sleek compared to the MG version. That's for now and I would touch on more on the MG version in later post. 


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