Friday, 20 February 2015

1/144 Gundam Gun-EZ LM111E02 Model Kit

Let's take a look at a vintage kit of another grunt unit from Mobile Suit Victory series, @ an inexpensive price of around S$10/-. Grade : NG from Gundam Series : Mobile Suit Gundam Victory. Don't be mistaken by its gung-ho look, this unit is descendant of the GM and piloted by mainly babes as a symbol of the League Militaire spirit! Made to model kit, the assembling is a breeze with few ABS parts and polycaps. Gun EZ is from the Victory Gundam series of model kits. All kits in this line come with weapons, stands and a scenery back card.Like all Bandai Japan models, the instructions for assembly are in Japanese, but they feature very clear, easy-to-follow pictures. Though 1/144 scale, it's the mobile suit is presented in a smaller size due to the fact that by UC0153, MS size had been down sized significantly.

The models are pre-colored and snap-together, so paint and glue are not needed to complete them. Then again, the drawback is that the plastic color tone is kind of lighter than what was seen on the anime. I had used TS-28 Olive Drab 2 Tamiya epoxy can spray. The kit comes with basic armament to the beam shield, beam rifle, bazooka and beam saber. Beam saber is one normal straight thrust and another slightly curved like swing down. Mould to the bazooka and rifle are hollow on one side so for serious modellers, putty is a good option. The set also comes with complimentary display stand.


chrismandesign said...

there was a great improvement in the mecha design for the Victory Gundam series, you can see the rounded yet modern style of the 90s... the LM111E02 looks really good and manly with the military green on it, you don’t expect it to be an MS for the gals, but there you have it in combination with pink plasma LOLOL !!!... the metallic brushed finishing for the bazooka is very well done, pal !!!... =)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Yeah! Gunpla is ever improving. Looking back, I should have done more to the kit since it was a simple Gunpla, like super glued the seams, putty and sanding. I like the choice of colour though and the heart shape decal. Lol.. A balance of macho-ness and feminism. It's hard to explain. Lol

deSMOnd said...

Not much details on the body armour of the figure..

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
Usually grunt units are designed more simple. Gun EZ possessed some essence of Gundam design yet simple. The curvy design of MS in Victory Gundam series is also a main contribution.