Gaijin Gunpla

I’ve never done a MegaSize Model before nor even looked into what one entails so this AGE-1 is my first real experience with this line of Bandai kits. So what does a Mega Size kit build look like? Read on.

Here are the box contents. Wow. When you lay it out like that, there’s a lot of stuff there. Check out that shield!

So Bandai has included this little tool (well, two actually) which you use to pop the parts off the runner.

It works well enough and Gai-Gun Jr became pretty adept at it in a short amount of time.

And right away things get interesting.

The frame runners are the most unique parts of the build. You take one and lay in polycaps and then the joints.

And then sandwich the two runners together.

I’ve assembled the frame joints without taking them off the runner!

Popping them off gives you the both shoulder and hip joints.

You also get the frames for the feet.

Add some parts there and the first of the armor, the feet, come into play.

Doing the sandwich thing with another two runners gives you more leg joints.

Add some massive armor pieces.

Put in some poly-caps.

With some more large armor pieces.

And I’ve got everything I need for a leg.

Building the legs left me with the feeling that I was assembling an HG kit just much, much larger. It definitely isn’t a PG-type build despite the size.

For the skirt…

Here’s everything you need.

Even the skirt is impressively large.

For the side skirts you get to put in the beam saber handles.

After the skirt you move onto the lower part of the torso starting with the large red pieces.

After you complete that part you attach that to the completed kit so far.

And then move onto the rest of the torso and this is where this runner comes into play.

Put a large clear part into the frame of the torso.

Add the vents and the front armor.

Then the armor for the back of the torso is attached.

Into the almost completed torso you slide a white piece.

Then construct the important chest part.

Slap that and a couple other parts onto the torso and we’re done.

Just kidding. It was time for dinner so Gai-Gun Jr. and I took a break and vowed to finish the torso, including the all-important LED, the next day.

Categories: Age-1 Normal, Builds, Mega Size

4 Responses so far.

  1. Busterbeam says:

    sandwiching pieces together… its genius! they should all be that simple!

  2. Bocalt says:

    Well i guess it must feel like a big hg kit, but one look and i can clearly see its more detailed than most hg and that torse seems to have some interesting build elements… looking forward to the end impression.

  3. Kuri says:

    Huh.. so the LED slides in through the back? I think that clear piece that goes through the neck is very interesting as well. The build so far seems nice, can’t wait to see the finished product ^_^

  4. sonar says:

    I find these very satisfying to build partly because of the linear, ground up construction.

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