First off, excuse the lame pictures in this review. The photos were before I actually have a camera and got a new workspace ^_^;
I fell in love when I first saw the HG 1/144 model of this Gundam and saw how strikingly awesome it looked on the boxart (c’mon, I was only 11 at the time). It was the first stylish Gundam I’ve seen. The name is badass and the wings is just awe-inspiring. Much props to Katoki for designing this Gundam over Okawara’s design.
This is actually my second time owning this kit since I sold my original 1/100 because I had to move across the US. There’s not much stuff I need to point out about this kit. If you’ve build more recent 1/100 kits from the SEED series then this model is a little less than them. Aside from the red foil stickers for the cheeks, this model requires little to no extra detailing to look clean. Unfortunately, poseability is limited thanks to its ankle not being able to rotate freely. This model will have balancing issues if you try to stretch it a bit far unless you can counter balance with its scythe but then, some things will just look awkward. I don’t mind it just standing with its scythe though. The wide wing span takes up quite a lot of space; I would say 10-12″ maybe?
Old and new photos added