Saturday, 29 December 2012

Vigna Zirah XM-07G Model Kit

Let's take a look back at a retro Gunpla all the way to July year 1992, from a side-story manga titled 'Mobile Suit Gundam Silhouette Formula 91, set in the timeline of Universal Century 0123. Vigna Zirah XM-07G is one of those rare Gunpla that Stanley was aiming for and with some luck we managed to find at Yahoo! Japan and have it shipped over to Singapore through a middleman. 

From a timeline, just 2 days after the event happened in the anime movie 'Mobile Suit Gundam F91', Vigna Zirah shared similar design to F91, like the beam shield and those thrusters cum beam cannons (Variable Speed Beam Rifles) that could be adjusted back and forth. A mobile suit for Crossbone Vanguard's Dark Tiger Squadron at Zebra Zone, it take the pilot of a certain calibre such as Shelf Sheffield aka 'Flame Tiger' to pilot the flamboyant vivid red MS.

Personally, I'm attracted to the design of this MS especially the visor and antennas on the head, like a crossover between Gundam and GM. Too bad this Gunpla was released at an early era so the 1/100 scale kit somehow don't look proportional and lacked articulations. This review also incomplete as the assault rifle was missing. Just a loose Vigna Zirah XM-07G model kit from straight built with stickers pasted.


chrismandesign said...

when you said that "it doesn’t look proportional" you mean that is smaller than the regular 1/100 kits ???... my F91, being a MG 1/100 is smaller than the rest of my MG kits, indeed is right in the middle of a 1/144 and a 1/100 when it comes to height... the look is quite vintage but it’s fine for a kit so old, i like the color scheme and the design has a sort of resemblance with the Sazabi... =)

bluedrakon said...

I like it when they give us a different color version of a Gundam.

It kind of reminds me of a red version of a Patlabor from first impression with the higher antennas.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Sorry to cause the confusion. I meant the body proportion between limbs and torso were kind of uneven. Btw, thank you to also point out the smaller size of the MS during that timeline so even in 1/100 scale the actual size of the toy is in between HGUC kit and MG kit during the OYW.

deSMOnd said...

Love the colour...

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> bluedrakon
I guess it's the era whereby mecha similar to Ingram design were well received. Like nowadays EVA, Nightmares from Codegress and Linebarrels share that similar design.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> deSMOnd
I like the design, on the hand the colour kind of striking to me.


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