Wednesday, 27 October 2010

HG 1/100 Astray Gundam Red Frame




















There's my best buy of this month and without doubt goes to this built and painted 1/100 Astray Gundam Red Frame in ivory white, gloss red and matted black. As for the beam rifle, it was given that tarnished metallic effect. This kit was released before the MG version and due to its popularity, it's simply out of stock @ most online store for an ideal 1/100 scale.

A beautiful version of the Gundam Astray (red frame) as piloted by Lowe Gule, molded in colored plastic and featuring snap-fit assembly for ease in building. In 1/100 scale it's got lots of nice detail and is superbly poseable for a kit that's not a Master Grade! Included weapons are the Gerbera Straight (sword; painted in bright silver chrome) and the Beam Rifle.

This second-hand kit was a pick from Sunday flea-market @ CSC (the usual toy hangout place) and it came loose without other accessories apart from what you see in the pics. Still, it does make a wonderful display piece. So what's more can I asked for when the seller is willing to let go of his collection for only 10 Singapore dollars. It's a steal!

10 comments:

LEon said...

$10 for MG? It really a steal!

sl619 said...

@leon: i think he means the painted 1/100 red frame. haha
@katsuden: that's the best NG ever designed in my book. Articulation and colour separation was top notch at the time of its release.

Asrul "iLham" Sany said...

red's totaly my fave colour and am digging this look on Gundam. awesome buy, dude

chrismandesign said...

fine & nice purchase Dennis... the Astray line of Gundam make some of the best looking Gundams ever designed (my Astray Gold Frame, certainly is a proof of that)... the tarnished finish of the rifle, gives it an extra charm, though it seems a bit "out of the style", but still looks great =D

Bluedrakon said...

I have to say I love the red color as well. But it is the sword that really impresses me.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> LEon
Not MG but the effort and time put in from the ex-owner is very much appreciated.

>> sl619
Maybe this non MG version is to first test the market like most MSV kit before Bandai launches kits of much better grades like MG to PG.

>> Asrul "iLham" Sany
Red is the closest to the basic Astray Gundam shown in Gundam Seed before more variants like Blue, Gold & Green popped out. Lol...

>> chrismandesign
Most Gundam are more or less similar in design but Astray Gundam has got this unique design that has git this lasting impression. The design also allows room for much expansion.

>> Bluedrakon
Oh yes, the katana is like the soul of the Gundam giving it the samurai aura. Hee! Hee!

deSMOnd said...

I love the colour combination of this Gundam. Red and white..That samurai sword looks awesome too :)

sl619 said...

true true. Cause the red frame is the 1st release of the Astray series as well

G.G. said...

What a good deal you got there. I never own any of the Astray kits. Although I really like their designs, but just never got around to getting them for myself. Maybe I should someday. =)

Nice build, Love you photos they make the Astray Red Frama looking mighty awesome.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> deSMOnd
I always take a look at this babe whenever I'm in my study room, admiring it. Hee! Hee!

>> sl619
One good style is all it takes to success.

>> G.G.
I'm quite certain that you are more of a U.C fan. Thank you for the praises pal.

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