Thursday 28 May 2015

NG 1/100 Duel Gundam Assault Shroud GAT-X102

Some critics about Gundam Seed being the gayest Gundam series till date with many male characters having that extraordinary brotherhood friendship while some ultimately found their true love from the opposite sex while other remained bros ^_^ I'm referring to Dearka Elthman (Buster Gundam and Yzak Jule Dual Gundam).

Though Yzak Jule can be rather annoying in the anime, he did picked on a cool Gundam to hijack. Dual Gundam as a mid range MS is somehow close to the simplistic design of Strike Gundam and in many ways similar. Brilliantly adopted the concept of Full Armor Gundam first featured in Gundam 0080 'War In Pocket', Dual Gundam was later equipped with ZAFT armor as well as add-on arsenal known as assault shroud. I love so mecha with removable armors such as the Great Battroid Armor in Macross, that's way I bought two HG 1/100 Duel Gundam and displayed them in both modes. 

I presumed its Bandai sale strategies to first release the 1/100 scale in Non Grade HG instead of Master Grade MG even though they capable of back then. The MG of Duel Gundam was released after a decade from the anime aired as commemoration of the anime's tenth anniversary. I had mine a long time back and gave the MG a miss. The MG would probably appealed more to fans after watching the HD edition.

Honestly, I'm impressive with this kit for fact the colour parts were faithful to the anime, optional shroud parts, cool gimmicks like the left shoulder claymore cover that opens and mounted gun on right shoulder. Also came with an unpainted Yzak figure but I rather get a gashapon figure of Yzak as shown on pics for an easier way out.


chrismandesign said...

Duel Gundam, yeah i have heard something about this mobile suit, but i had not seen the stripped version and i must say is very appealing... again the color scheme helps a lot in the good appearance, not quite in the military sense, but more like a "medical unit" for me, LOL... it has some great decals also, they always improve the overall look; however, what really enhance the combat feeling, is the extra armor or asault shroud, since the grey is more in the mood of a military unit and an extra weapon doesn’t hurt either !!!... =)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Buster and Duel Gundam are like buddy units in Seed. I was delighted to blog about Duel when you mentioned you knew about Duel Gundam when I sneak preview it in one of the pics in my previous post. I like the design and colour scheme of Duel Gundam. It's design is close to the protagonist Strike Gundam with that added armour. The grey and blue gave it an urban combat feel to the Gundam.

deSMOnd said...

I like the armor add on version :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Yeah! I like the extra armour as well. Always like mecha that's beefed up ^_^

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