This one is all but done now, all I need is a couple of cans of topcoat to finish it off so I thought this would be a good time to talk about the build.
Quality wise, it definitely felt like building a gigantic High-Grade. However, some interesting build methods eliminated alot of the repetition common in Gunpla building. If you look at the pic above you’ll see two sets of runners clipped together – a number of the internals used this method so you’re essentially constructing alot of the innards before removing anything from the runners!
Huge polycaps! Everything feels very sturdy at 1/48 scale.
The LED unit sits within the backpack, so to light up the head and chest several clear parts run throughout the frame to carry the light.
More clear parts, specifically for the head.
Completed core all lit up!
Completed legs, I love the chunky design which has shades of the Gundam MKII. Plenty of vents and panel lines to colour in too!
Arm, the swept front on the forearm is a little bit Turn-A – I wonder if AGE-1 draws inspiration from every leading Gundam prior to it?
And finally the head. When the first promotional shots for Gundam AGE appeared, I was pretty worried as the design looked gangly and lame, but in the end it’s turned out looking great!
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