Here's is one mecha anime that's worth mentioning! 'Knight of Sidonia' is one you should watch for its outstanding CG works as well as the serious plot where desperation and tragedy unveiled. The original work to Knights of Sidonia is a manga of the same name by Tsutomu Nihei. The mecha design of Tsugumori, in a way shared some similarities to Zeta Gundam. Then again the primary colour of white with some red of Tsugumori reminded me of L.E.D Mirage of 'Five Stars Stories'. Anyway, I loved the anime as much as I like the robot which drive me on a hunt for this Templar knight of Sidonia.
'Simply Toy' seems to be the only store distributing Kotobukiya products locally. With the help of Desmond, who's a member of the store, I managed to get my hands of this earlier manga version of Type-17 Guardian Shiratsuki Custom Tsugumori, piloted by the main character Tanikaze Nagate @ a discount. So glad that Kotobukiya decided on this ideal scale of 1/100 like the size of MG Gundam standing approximately 8". I would say the assembly was slightly more challenging compared to Gunpla or should I say I'm more used to Bandai kits. Nonetheless, the parts fit well just that the plastic feels more fragile. The kit is well articulated with wide range of movement, 40 points of articulations suggested by product ad. Basically the runners are already in the right colors , therefore I only drew penal lines and painted the finger tips red which felt like doing manicure. Wifee was complaining I should help her apply nail polish. Lol.
Picture references on the box only suggested minimum water slide decals used. I added a bit more using decals from other brands. Without failed, I finished the kit will a layer of matt topcoat. The spear is only handheld accessory to the figure then again, who would not want to put this awesome looking sacred weapon in the hand of Tsugumori. I had the spear sprayed white and painted the pointy tip red. Other melee weapon would be the red spike on the forearm that could be swing forward. Angular armour long thin limbs. The feet are kind of small and bulky back booster which affect the stability of the kit in reality. Kotobukiya could have provided the display stand in making the kit more complete.