Tuesday, 21 June 2016

1/100 Scale Gundam Akatsuki Kit

I could not find the original Non-Grade NG kit of this shiny Gundam some I settled with the China made Gao Gao for the time being. The MS is initially built in secret for Cagalli Yula Athha using the "Oowashi" Sky Pack, and later by Mu La Flaga using the "Shiranui" Space Pack. Akatsuki Gundam is remembered for reflecting beam especially the epic moment of shielding Archangel carrier. There is still a lot of bling to this knockoff though the chrome seems thicker and more inferior. Classic example of "beauty from far" and "far from beauty". 

Minimum touch up needed since the kit is entirely chrome, no panel line drawn as the ink from marker can't stay on the ultra smooth surface. Shiranui backpack system made for space use, equipped with seven M531R Remote Control Beam Cannon Systems that are similar to the 1st generation Dragoon System. The whole idea came from Fin Funnel System adopted by Universal Timeline. All DRAGOON pods can separate from Shiranui pack while Oowashi pack contains deployable rail guns. Oowashi Aerial Backpack, allows the MS, an atmospheric flight capabilities.. Armed with two beam cannons, the Sky Pack is capable of separating from the mobile suit and transforming into a separate fighter aircraft. A display base is included however the base is rather narrow and tends to topple.


chrismandesign said...

When I got my Shiranui Akatsuki, I was fascinated by that gold plated finishing and it was that single factor, what triggered my desire to own it... Now that I have some years as collector, I realized that this model is extremely coveted and almost impossible to get currently (as you already now) so, no wonder that you couldn’t find a NG or even a HG available, much more when you consider that this is a rather old kit... This Gao Gao kit cannot meet the high standards of Bandai, but I think it’s still very decent and with a golden or chrome plated finishing (or bling, bling, if you want) you will never fail to steal all the gazes !!!... =D

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
You bought it at the right time pal and the chrome added lotz of value to the kit. Full of envious from me. Bandai high standard is something no bootleg can outdo at this moment.

Yami said...

Lol i had this one as well on the backlog! in exchange for its quality, i would have to say that the Kit's price is very affordable. Though i should've bought Dragon Momoko's version instead

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Yami
This version regarded too bootleg but there's some improvisation in Dragon Momoko's version, which is less chrome.

deSMOnd said...

Now it's popular for toy manufacturers to chrome their figures in gold :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
Yup! They like to chrome it and sell @ exclusively ridiculous price Lolz


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