MG MBF-P02KAI Gundam Astray Red Frame – Gerbera Straight & Tiger Pierce

Posted in Gundam on 11 April, 2011 (13:47)

MG MBF-P02KAI Gundam Astray Red Frame – Gerbera Straight & Tiger PierceMG MBF-P02KAI Gundam Astray Red Frame – Gerbera Straight & Tiger Pierce

So just a short update on Red Frame from this weekend, a very simple construction but arguably one of the strongest reasons to buy this kit.

Years ago when I bought the HG Red Frame, the main pull aside from the units great looks was the huge katana-style sword it came with – the Gerbera Straight. Well the Master Grade follows the Perfect Grade by doubling the awesome and adding a second sword, the Tiger Pierce. Dual wielding these great chromed blades will look awesome.

MG MBF-P02KAI Gundam Astray Red Frame – Gerbera Straight & Tiger Pierce

All the pieces to construct both the sword and scabbard. The design has had a bit of an overhaul and no longer requires any fiddly painting like the HG did. The stock gold parts are nicely detailed, but the colour’s junk.

MG MBF-P02KAI Gundam Astray Red Frame – Gerbera Straight & Tiger Pierce

Both swords are adorned with signatures, amazing detailing! This is a shot of Tiger Pierce’s handle.

MG MBF-P02KAI Gundam Astray Red Frame – Gerbera Straight & Tiger Pierce

A comparison of painted(left) versus unpainted (right) – no contest for me!

MG MBF-P02KAI Gundam Astray Red Frame – Gerbera Straight & Tiger Pierce

And there we go. One completed sword and scabbard. Seeing as it was a pretty simple build I had time to line and topcoat, excluding the blade of course, it’d be a crime to dull that amazing sheen!

Next, Tactical Arms II, oh yeah.

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