This is one of those carrier model kit which I had gave serious consideration of getting but forgave due to space constraint. Nonetheless, I had invested my money on a Playstation 3. Still is gave me great pleasure of reviewing Stanley's 1/400 Gundam 00 Ptolemaios Model Kits. Says on the box that it's a preprinted kit. It come with some stickers as well. Unfortunately, the sticker for the command bridge was black so I had painted chrome green over it. My apologies for the not some even surface.
According to Stanley, the model itself was easy to put together when assembly duration of less than 3 hours and holds together very well, apart for the mechanism at the nose area. With an astonishing size of 630mm in length when assembled, it's a beautiful on display and worthy purchase which probably cost 300 plus Singapore dollars by now.
1/400 Gundam 00 Ptolemaios was released in November in line with the introduction of Gundam Figure. Included in the set is miniature figures of Gundam Exia, Gundam Dynames, Gundam Kyrios (flight form), Gundam Virtue. Each figure can be stored in their own shuttle with opening/closing hatch. Each shuttle can also detached from a revolvable ring around the Ptolemaios.
In additional, the first batch that was released came with a transparent shuttle for more elusive effect. In the anime, these shuttles would become GN Arms for the Gundams. Another gimmick of the model kit is the mechanism at the carrier's nose which can open up with flip over and attachment ram for recreation of anime scene of Gundam units catapulting off.
(Model kit is courtesy of Stanley. Thank you)