• Manufacturer: Bandai
  • Part number: BAN941924
  • Year of production: 2006
  • Gundam in-universe model number: RX-178
  • Scale: 1/100
  • Series: Zeta Gundam
  • Kit type: MG
  • In-universe role: Prototype mobile suit
  • Build date: Summer 2018

Manufacturer Images


Tools Used

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Thoughts

An update to the original Master Grade RX-178 Gundam II kit that came out earlier. This version has greatly enhanced range of movement, neat sliding armour sections that move as you bend the arms and legs, and much more detail.

The bad points I've found is that it really feels 'loose' with all of the extra movement points, sliding sections and pivots. Although a neat looking design and clearly supposed to be the successor to the original RX-78-2 Gundam mobile suit, in real life the kit looks 'gangly'; with really long arms, thin legs. I'm not sure what I expected, but something about it just feels off.

This is only a dry-build so far (though it has sat that way for probably a year now). I need to make the effort to strip it back down and paint it.

Final Images


In-Progress Images

Kit is looking a bit dusty here, it has sat like this for probably a year. Need to get the willpower (and a new spraybooth) to finish it…

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  • Last modified: 2019/10/10 19:40
  • by john