Gaijin Gunpla

So it’s done, and relatively quickly at that.  You can check my thoughts below and the final pictures in the gallery.

I wanted to like this kit. It looked cool. And for the most part, I did enjoy the build as it was quite different from any MG I have built before. However, this kit has a major problem which cannot be ignored; the looseness of the joints. To put it bluntly, this thing can’t really stand up on its own anymore. I was hoping to get some good action shots for the gallery, but it was a struggle just to get it to stay on its feet. When the ankle and knee joints were able to support it, the hip joints would fail and it would inevitably topple backwards due to the weight of its tail. Also the funky looking, insect-wing fins pop off easily. Far too easily, in fact. When trying to position its legs for a photo, the wings would simply fall off and lie on the table. As I mentioned previously, the build was enough to keep my interest, and the look is unique so points there. The fact that Bandai included a large amount of dry-transfers is also a plus in my books. Unfortunately, it loses a lot of marks for simply feeling so fragile and weak.

Categories: Builds, GN-X, Kit Reviews, MG

8 Responses so far.

  1. G.G. says:

    Gosh you are fast in building your kits these days. I am quite amazed, and the quality of your work is consistently good as well.

  2. Gaijin Gunpla says:

    Thanks G.G.! I went through about 3 or 4 MG's where I did minimal painting and panel lining, but they turned out better than I expected. I think I will slow the pace down again and take my time on the next few.

  3. eviltediz43 says:

    I'm not normally a fan of Gundam 00 kits, but your GN-X is pretty sleek looking. Very futuristic.

  4. Asian1skill says:

    yea it looks nice but very disappointed about the joints and stuff but its all good nice job =D

  5. Tonzo says:

    Looks really nice mate. Great job! Shame about the joints. That's a nice looking rifle! The pics with the beam sabres usually don't do it for me but in this instance they are my faves.

  6. Rinaldi Suhardiono says:

    Hmm… the GN-X is good but why the icon shows the ‘Yellow Bird’ ?

    Need some ‘Yellow Bird’ review tough….

    • syd says:

      When I imported my old blogspot blog to this site none of the articles had images. I had to decide just how many of them I was going to spend time creating preview images for and there are far too many to do them all. Because I wasn’t going to do them all it was decided to have a set of default images to use on articles that have no image of their own. maybe one day I’ll go back and create images for everything but that is a lot of work.

  7. daban says:

    i love this unit!

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