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HGGTO 017 RX-78-01(N) Gundam Local Type North American Front

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■ The black localized type Gundam appearing in Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN MSD Cookles · Doan Island 」serialized at Gundam Ace HG!
■ Aircraft colors as well as impressive shoulder · cannon are being reproduced by new shaping even in the work, joined parts which can suspend shield and MS machine gun are attached to the backpack!
■ The characteristic full red line mark is reproduced with a new design decal!

[INCLUDED ACCESSORIES]
■ Machine gun for MS × 1
■ Shield × 1
■ Beam saber × 3
■ Shoulder · Cannon × 1
[CONTENTS]
■Molded article × 11
■ foil seal × 1
■ Tetoron stick × 1
■ Instruction manual x 1

Scale 1/144
Line HG - High Grade
Number 17 / 26
Brand Mobile Suit Gundam
Series Gundam: The Origin
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Jun 27, 2022

A badass dark devil

I'm really into the design of this Gundam. Thanks to the translucent red visor covering the eyes (yes, it has eyes AND visor) and the color scheme, this RX-78 looks almost demonic and feels like an appropriate boss that brings desperation to Zeon soldiers. Regarding quality of the kit: Its engineering is pretty much what you'd expect from a typical modern day HG kit. Color separation is pretty satisfying except for the little crotch V -- which is essentially a general problem of HG Gundam and GM kits. As a GTO kit, it has more surface details than average HGUC kits and you can do some panel lining (using a black marker of course). Like other HGGTO kits, this one comes with a sheet of decals. The stripes are also decals, so it does require some effort to make the model look complete, though personally I don't think those decals are particularly hard to apply. Some small ones are tricky to work with at 1/144 scale, but it's mostly fine to skip them.
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