• Manufacturer: Bandai
  • Part number: BAN934108
  • Year of production: 2005
  • Gundam in-universe model number: MSM-04
  • Scale: 1/100
  • Series: Gundam 0079
  • Kit type: MG
  • In-universe role: Underwater assault
  • Build date: ???

Manufacturer Images


Tools Used

  • Iwata Neo TRN1 Airbrush
  • Various water based paints (Vallejo model air, MIG, Vallejo primer)
  • Tamiya panel line inks

Thoughts

This is a weird one. Let's get it out of the way - the suit is cute, and is clearly why it has been turned in to so many variations (e.g. the Bearguy and Nyagguy for starters)…. and that's really not what you want from a bad-guy weapon. It doesn't help that the kit comes molded in brown colours, to make the Bear-like imagery even worse!

That all said, it's a really nice kit. Despite looking like it's only made from half a dozen moving parts it couldn't be further from the truth. Although there isn't a huge range of movement due to the length of the arms and legs, what you can do is really impressive; the ankle/knee joints extend further than you expect, the arms contract and expand, it has a nice gimmick where the clawed hand can retract (though the mechanism tends to be a bit stiff). Overall it's a surprisingly nice kit.

I painted mine in shark-like colours; a bluey-grey and an off-white light grey. No decals applied yet, so this kit should be counted as still in-progress.

Finished Images

Not yet finished.

Progress Images

Decals and lacquer coats have not been applied yet, and I've yet to finish installing the mono eye:

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