Tag: Mecha

Upcoming : Kotobukiya 1/60 Arbalest

Kotobukiya is releasing the Arbalest from Full Metal Panic!. This is the mecha piloted by the main character Sagara Sasuke.

This looks much better than the earlier release from Aoshima. I hope Kotobukiya will issue the other Armed Slaves like the mass produced Gernsbeck. The Arbalest is coming in April 2018 @ 6,264 JPY. More pictures on Hobby Search.

Upcoming : P-Bandai HGUC EWAC Jegan

P-Bandai is a double-edged sword. For one thing, it gives Bandai a chance to issue obscure subjects. On the other hand, these are sometimes the more interesting subjects but are hard to get your hands on. This is one of them.

This is coming in February 2018 @ 3,240JPY. More pictures at Gundam Kits Collection.

Upcoming : Wave 1/72 VF-4

This was a surprise since the VF-4 is one of the more obscure valkryries from the Macross metaverse. It’s also a surprise it’s coming from Wave since as far as I know, only Bandai and Hasegawa has the 1/72 kit licenses for Macross.

In any case, I hope to see more pics soon. Pictures of the prototype can be found on Hobbysearch. It will come in December @ 6,264JPY.

Upcoming : Kotobukiya HMM Storm Sworder

Kotobukiya has announced the EZ-029 Storm Sworder as their next HMM release. The colors out of the box is monotonous but I think it’s a good canvas for some striking color schemes. I hope parts breakdown makes it easier to paint though.

Not sure if the clear base is included but this looks good. This is coming in November for 8,964 JPY. More pictures on Hobby Search.

WIP : HGUC RGM-79G GM Ground

I just got this one snapfitted and it looks very good.

Just a few quick thoughts:

  • The proportions are good. It doesn’t suffer from the typical HGUC ailments of big hands, small heads and small waists. The waist is small but not too bad here.
  • I’m liking the new design aesthetics of the newer releases. They have sharper lines in general and are on the bulkier side.
  • The parts break down make it quite easy to paint separately and in sub-assemblies.
  • Poseability is great.
  • I’m not sure when Bandai started doing it but the instructions also come in English now.
  • Bandai could have added the sniper rifle and labeled this kit as the GM Ground/GM Sniper. Instead they went the P-Bandai exclusive route for the GM Sniper. Yeesh.
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