Gaijin Gunpla

As Bandai follows a certain formula with their Real Grade kits, everything piled onto that cool frame, I don’t feel that a lot of explanation is needed in the WIP but I’ve got plenty of pictures, of course.

Quite a lot of armor parts for the feet. I had a hard time judging whether more than usual. Maybe I should count. You can see the fit is quite precise when putting pieces together.

And like all Real Grades the construction is more complex than in other lines so you see a lot of sequencing in the manual. 1, then 2, then 3, then 4, etc.

With the main foot done it’s a matter of just putting on the ankle armor.

Then remove that very familiar looking leg frame from the runner.

And put it through the motions a little bit.

Follow that up with the frame parts.

And then those pinkish armor pieces. Is it pink? How would you describe the armor color on the Justice Gundam?

A noticed this gap on the lower leg.

I first thought this was a mistake on my part when it came to lining up the armor pieces but after looking at the box images and those on the manual realized it is meant to be this way.

More leg armor.

Love the white parts!

Now for the skirt and something I hadn’t encountered before on an RG.

That little section highlighted by the red circle…

Slide that up.

Throw on the front center block.

Then sandwich the front skirt armor in place.

The same goes for the rear armor which is just one piece instead of a piece for each side.

Now for the torso. Removing this from the runner…

I’m instructed to tilt the torso portion up.

And then remove it from the lower portion.

Now I can start applying armor.

These pieces make up the back section of the torso.

Did something not line up properly?

Nope, it’s supposed to be that way.

Before attaching the large armor piece to the front of the torso you first this little part.

Then you put together the tiny cockpit hatch.

That then goes on the torso along with some very small pieces.

Then I get to build the side armor for the skirt.

These are actually really cool. Notice that small thin piece?

It will actually open up allowing you to insert the beam saber handles. But that’s for later.

For now.

Categories: Builds, Justice, RG

11 Responses so far.

  1. Dan says:

    With the precise fit of the pieces on this kit, is it possible to paint the armor? I would be worried that extra paint would interfere with connecting pieces and movement.

    I love this mobile suit design, but I’m a fan of the pink or pink-ish coloring.

    • syd says:

      If you’re careful you should be able to paint without difficulty. I didn’t experience any real problems with my RG real type color.

  2. ClayCannonII says:

    I want an MG Justice so bad now

  3. OJ says:

    If you’ve ever seen a little series called Red Vs Blue (Halo with voice overs) you’ll know pink armor is never called pink. It’s referred to as ‘light red’, sounds more manly that way…

  4. Kikomachi says:

    I get offended when people say IJ’s color is “pink”. I prefer “dull pink”.

  5. Dennis says:

    Mine came today along with a HUGE box of Gunpla and Sci Fi goodness. The box’s weight sticker say 15 pounds. Thanks HLJ….

  6. A2ron says:

    Nice review! But, erm… With regards to the part that you said you’ve never encountered in an RG kit, isn’t the inner frame for the Justice and the Freedom exactly the same?

  7. JPO says:

    Cerise. I think the color is Cerise. At least that’s the closest I can find to it. It isn’t really “pink.”

  8. NoobSauce says:

    Hi quick question. My RG Justice is on its way. I’m stumped about its color. How would I panel line it? I think black/grey wouldn’t look as good on this color scheme? Got a recommendation for panel line color?

    • syd says:

      I always use grey or black for panel lines. In my opinion a panel line is one of two things; a shadow created by the edges of the armor, or dirt built up in the crack. Because of that I always try to use darker colors.

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