Gaijin Gunpla

I really like the designs of the Gundam UC Mobile Suits. They look sleak, yet strong. Swift, yet solid. When my nightly Gundam building time arose last night I pondered getting onto the Deathscythe but opted instead to go for the Delta Plus. The box has been sitting there for a week and each time I look at it I become more intrigued. So what’s inside?

The A Runner

I like the colors of the Delta Plus straight out of the box. However, I can’t imagine not painting it so I will have to come up with a really good color combination.

The B Runner

Look at those curves!

The C Runner (x 2)

The D runner

This is the majority of the frame.

The E Runner

This has the piece that is used when transforming into its Waverider Mode.

Beam sabers, poly-caps, & stickers!

Interesting thing about the stickers is… well, we’ll get to that.

The build is pretty straight forward and despite there being some small pieces involved I didn’t encounter tough spots.

This being a test build I am trimming the male parts (ouch) of the male-female connections to facilitate the deconstruction once the build is finished.

When it comes to the head, Bandai threw me for a bit of a loop.

Bandai has you put the sticker onto the plastic and then place the clear part on afterwards. Bandai also gives you three stickers of different colors to choose from. Red, Blue, and Silver.

I opted for the red but am pondering whether it would just be easier to paint the clear plastic piece with some Red Clear spray.

Just place that face part into the helmet and it’s pretty much complete.

And here’s the final head. Of the whole suit, the part that I like the least is the head. Is it the lack of V-fin, perhaps?

The shoulder assembly is also a bit different than other HG kits I have encountered (all 4 of them. ha!)

The frame is quite detailed for an HG. You’ll find out why soon.

Actually, I’ll just tell you now. It’s because the armor pieces are hollow in places revealing the frame underneath.

Here’s a completed arm and its unassembled counterpart.

The shoulder armor consist of three pieces and rather than attach via a rod through a hole, as in most kits you’ll see, actually slide into a groove on the top arm frame from above.

I noticed when trimming the gate marks off with my design knife that the white plastic shows through very easily on this kit.

Slap your completed arms/shoulders onto the torso and you’re good to go. Well, go only as far as the suit can drag itself because it has no legs or backpack yet.

This suit’s already sexy. C’mon Bandai, do an MG version, please!

Categories: Builds, Delta Plus, HG

7 Responses so far.

  1. Sonar says:

    I’m really liking the head personally. Shoulders too. Just a fierce looking head IMO. MG Delta Plus +1!

  2. Gamedingo says:

    How come you don’t remove the nub marks with sanding or a hobby knife? I know you’ll end up painting over it, but the nubs will still leave gaps in the plastic…Also, color scheme, I saw a really nice looking one that was painted like Hyakushiki

    • syd says:

      I do use my design knife to remove the gate marks but not too diligently when test building. I go back after and use paper before painting.

  3. Busterbeam says:

    in on the mg should it ever get released.

  4. Dan says:

    I gotta have me one of those… soon. Argh!!! The agony of waiting!

  5. G.G. says:

    In on the MG Delta Plus too! I think Bandai would probably grant us this wish sooner or later…

    This is a great intro for the Delta Plus build. Hope to see more progress soon.

    • syd says:

      The Delta Plus is bulit and I have to take some photos of it for the site. Due to the incessant rain we are having all painting has been put on hold so buiilds are the order of the day. Plenty of stuff coming! and then being modded S2 style! And then coming again! or something.

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