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Mobile Suit Tuesdays- RX-93 v Gundam 1/144 Ver. GFT ReviewMobile Suit Tuesdays- RX-93 v Gundam 1/144 Ver. GFT ReviewReview

KromertKromert6 anno/i fa
It's been a while since we had one of these! I've been busy with work, life, and other such nonsense and as such had to put my Gundam review series on hold. Recently, however, I acquired a nice box of Gundams, and so I decided to do reviews once more. They won't be weekly. I just can't make any guarantees. But what I will guarantee is this. IF I review a Mobile Suit, it will be on a Tuesday.

So for those of you who have read in the past, you already know this, but for those reading for the first time- Welcome! My name is Kromert, and I'm a Gundam lunatic. The first week of the year, I began a review series here on MFC titled Mobile Suit Tuesdays. My goal was to build and review a kit each week. Long term, I was hoping I could add a nice chunk of reviews linked to the corresponding Gundam database entry, to make MFC a place where other model enthusiasts could find all the info they needed in one place. This is a huge goal for one person, and I got way too busy to keep up with it. Nonetheless, I have a large Gundam collection and wish to share what information and insight I have to newbie and veteran builders alike!

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Kits I've reviewed.

Anyway, that's my reintroduction.

Now before we get into this, I'd like to give a shout out to the MFC user who made Mobile Suit Tuesdays possible again. They shall remain nameless. But thanks!

Ikuyo!

1/144 HGUC RX-93 v Gundam Version GFT-
(It's pronounced "Nu" Gundam as in "Noo"dles)
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Front view, no equipment.

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Rear view, no equipment.

For Starters-
I had already decided to build this kit before all the other ones I bought prior to it's arrival. And man, it's badass. For those who don't know, this is the "GFT" version of the kit. This stands for Gundam Front Tokyo, which is I believe in Odaiba. (Though I've never been. Yet.) So that's where you can buy this thing. So what's different? There is a sorta "metallic sheen" on some of the parts, and all the stickers you get make it feel more like a MG than a HG. But I'll get into that later. This suit was built by Amuro Ray, pilot of the legendary RX-78. If you haven't seen Char's Counter Attack, and like Gundam, check it out.

Just like Amuro says...
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This Nu Gundam isn't just for show!

Articulation-
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We all knew there would be a one-footed shot. (Won't work with Funnels, obviously.)

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Nice movability all around.

This thing's articulation just rocks. The head is probably the most limited part, and it's on a double ball joint! Even so, it can only go about 45 degrees either way due to collar armor. The arms were built almost exactly like Master Grade Freedom, and have EXCELLENT articulation at the shoulder. Surprisingly, the arms do not bend at 2 joints at the elbow. Everything else does!

The waist has two ball-jointed segments, for the "leaning forward" look commonly seen in things like Figmas. (And Gundams. Those too.) This is an awesome design and they need to keep at it.

Knees are double jointed as well, but will only 90. Still not bad considering the range of movement in the hip joint. The ONLY way they could have made this better would be using the hip-joint system in the Ez-8, Gundam Thrones, or HGAW Wing. Unlike those kits, it does not have a joint on the upper thigh, which would have made articulation almost perfect. Even so, the feet also have a nice amount of articulation, so even as back heavy as this "equipped" kit is, you have ZERO issue with badass action poses.

Just don't hope to use a stand. He leans and they won't co-operate. =[

Also...
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I think the Nu Gundam should try out for the Ginyu Force.

Armaments-
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Holy these-weapons-look-like-a-Master-Grade's, Batman!
I was stunned at how fantastic all the weapons looked. Both the Beam Rifle and Hyper Bazooka are of a simple enough design, but once lined and sticker'd, they look excellent. Same with the shield, and that beam saber is just awesome. It's a very unique looking saber amongst most kits. (Though the smaller one is same-old-same)

Speaking of the smaller one...
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...you can just slide the armor piece of the fore-arm back, revealing a little hidden saber! Course, we all knew it was there, but they did a great job with it's functionality, especially for a high grade!

And man. Those Fin Funnels. Seriously guys (and gals), they are a thing to behold! They look awesome, and are individually articulated, too! I have them in the "default" pattern, but you can do anything you want. Including, say, 3 on each side? Yes, a piece is included that replaces the Beam Saber storage on the shoulder with another piece that connects to funnels. I mean, if you had 2 Nus, you could put all 12 funnels on one kit.

It just looks great fully equipped. And again, no balance issues!

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This is such a nice looking kit.

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And the action poses work well. Man, I love that Hyper Bazooka!

Stickers and Decals-
Whoops, forgot pics of stickers. Too late now I guess, lol. Anyway, you get the usual fair- Eyes and a pair of cameras. Also a yellow V for the crotch piece, and two yellow stickers for the tips of the feet. And if you look at the funnels above, you will see where there are metallic gold stickers. These were honestly not bad at all to put on, and look pretty nice.

And then you get the non-typical. All kinds of various markings, as you can see in the pics. The sheet reminded me of the one from the Master Grade Heavyarms, just, ya know, smaller.

I went with the manual's recommendation for placement, but there are tons of extras, so you could do it however you wanted.

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Reaching for the beam saber- Not many HG's can do this. Impressive.

My Final Impression-
This kit is nearly perfect. I have very few gripes. It impressed me all the way around. I forgot to mention this before, but it has a semi-inner frame. (Arms and legs, I mean) which is again cool for a HG. If you can find this thing for a nice price, buy it. Immediately. You won't be at all disappointed.

Pros
-Excellent articulation
-Excellent weapons
-Lots of markings
-Colors very close to accurate

Cons
-Can't use a stand

9 out of 10. This one is right up there with Freedom. And on that note, it's almost as tall as Freedom! This was the monster of the UC timeline as far as Gundams go. It's even taller than the Unicorn Destroy. (Though not by much!)


So that's what I've got to say! Any questions, fire away, I'm happy to answer them! And as always, thank you for reading!

This used to be the part where I said what kit I'd be reviewing next, but I'm gonna drop that in favor of suspense.

Until then, from windy Wyoming-
See ya, space cowboy!
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Punteggi9/10

Articulation
Accessories
Durability
Balance
Color

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Keripo6 anno/i fa#2216217Not sure if it's your inking or just the extra stickers, but those armaments quite impressive for an HG kit. The metallic gold looks like a weird shade of orange but it might just be your camera or lighting (I'd recommend using a simple solid backdrop instead of a distracting textured wall). That arm flexibiliy is also quite surprising - I definitely can't imagine any of the pre-HCUG-age kits being able to do that!
~Keripo

There's definitely plenty to ink, namely the coils underneath the gun's rail. But I definitely think it's the combo with the extra stickers, they really do look nice. And I'm planning on making some kind of "portable review box" that could be stored in the closet when not in use.
The arms were built more like a MG's than a HG's, and impressed me all the way through. This was just a really fun kit all around. Looks tight next to your Unicorn, lol.

Moro6 anno/i fa#2217063Are those actually stickers (as you're calling them) or are they decals? They look too thin and flat to be stickers.
I'm surprised you didn't do any panel lining. But I'm very impressed at the articulation and sheer quantity of accessories for a HG.

I've always considered them stickers, though I can't say for sure that's right, lol. I always associated decal with waterslide or dry transfers, which they were not. But they're obviously not foil stickers, either. They do look nice though, thanks to being thin.
I did do a little bit of lining, but mostly just the weapons. The kit itself doesn't really have "valley"s, so to speak. Mostly mountains. I did line the seam lines between the leg armor, but it's very slight with a warm grey.
I'm still debating weather I top-coat it and call it good, or do some dry-brush-weathering to help bring out the "mountains".
This thing was sick though. Sweet HG. Thanks for reading!
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Are those actually stickers (as you're calling them) or are they decals? They look too thin and flat to be stickers.

I'm surprised you didn't do any panel lining. But I'm very impressed at the articulation and sheer quantity of accessories for a HG.
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Keripo 「ケリポ」
Not sure if it's your inking or just the extra stickers, but those armaments quite impressive for an HG kit. The metallic gold looks like a weird shade of orange but it might just be your camera or lighting (I'd recommend using a simple solid backdrop instead of a distracting textured wall). That arm flexibiliy is also quite surprising - I definitely can't imagine any of the pre-HCUG-age kits being able to do that!

~Keripo
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