Friday, 16 February 2018

LMHG Evangelion EVA Unit-01 Test Type + Shinji Ikari Trading Figure

LMHG is the abbreviation of 'Limited Model High Grade' model kit. Released by Bandai in 2001 of Test Type "Neon Genesis Evangelion", model kit of EVA Unit-01 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン エヴァンゲリオン初号機 used by Shinji Ikari. Even in HG, this kit is kind of tall and stand approximately 15" as tall as most 1/100 scale gundams. This model kit of Evangelion EVA Unit-01 is definitely one of the most popular piece from this line of EVA models. Who won't like the main character, the prophecy one! I painted the kit plus additional EVA water slide decals. 

Gotta forgive this old pioneer EVA kit using those rubber-like-sleeve encapsulates the joints in the forearms producing the iconic powered suit appearance of the Eva units. Iconic accessories include removable entry plug, umbilical chord, positron sniper rifle, progressive knife, pallet rifle, sonic glaive. It comes with less weapons than most of the EVA kits, but it comes with the JSSDF positron rifle which makes up for that. I managed to get the storage/maintenance frame hangar aka launch pad through a different source. 

The one drawback is the articulation as the elbow can't be bended which limit the poses of Unit-01 holding its weapon. Another problem is that the model kit can't quite hold up on his own and tends to fall forward. The horn broke when it fell forward and I had to plastic cement it. Well, nothing can't be fixed by some good adhesive!  There are 14 points of articulation in the completed model kit. The head, shoulders, wrists, hips, instep armour and ankles have ball joints for full range of motion. The jaw, shoulder armour, elbows, knees and feet move on hinges as well. The torso features 3 points of articulation allowing it to bend forward, back and side-to-side. Mouth can open too! 

Just to end off with Evangelion Shin Gekijouban - Ikari Shinji - Neon Genesis Evangelion Portraits 9 trading figure, from those blind box (Bandai). Very few and cool figure of Ikari Shinji in his pilot suit with 01 printed on it. Come with stand and base. Accurately portraying the depress personality of Shinji Ikari.


deSMOnd said...

Bro, did you add weathering to the rifles of the robot?

chrismandesign said...

That’s a good pair of souvenirs from the modern classic of manga/anime Evangelion !!!... Uhmmm, this design and color scheme is striking, it has to standout from the crowd, it’s the main mecha after all !!!... And Shinji, that a nice trading figure indeed, pal !!!... I have one of him, part of a gashapon set, but in school uniform and I have not gotten one in pilot suit so far... I wonder if some of the decals applied, came with this Test Type model kit, they look like a third party item ???... =OOOOO

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
Just a little but not to much...

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Indeed a very bold colour for a mecha during those days and time has proven it the right choice. The decals are not from the original kit but a Bandai release water slide decals. Shin in pilot suit as trading figure is a hard find and goes well with the kit..