I have instigated Guy 'A' into buying this HG 1/144 Gundam Astray Blue Frame so it's one more Gunpla to his score. Well, he did the usual snap-fitting and I follow-up with the rest. This HG kit isn't hard to handle as all it takes is just some panel lining, Gundam marker painting, some stickers and overcoat matt lacquer. The thrusters pack has a lever to bring it down but I don't understand the rational. The shoulder joints are well designed as it allows the shoulder to move forward and nearer to the chest. Without skirt around the thighs, Gundam Astray range of movement has also increased significantly. Weapons for this Gundam Astray Blue Frame kit is rather basic with standard beam rifle, beam saber, shield and bazooka.
Mecha Anime HQ : Gundam Astray Blue Frame
The Astray Blue Frame was given to the Serpent Tail mercenary Gai Murakumo by the Junk Guild mechanic Lowe Guele after he found it in the ruins of Heliopolis. Gai went on to use the Blue Frame in a number of missions, and he often optimized the MS with mission specific optional parts and armaments. The Astray is a breakout mech design that reinvents the basic Gundam template. All that remains is the V-antennas, and even those are significantly tweaked.