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RG RX-78-2 Gundam

Before getting this model kit, I have not done any modeling for years! And this kit gets me interested in modeling again.

RG-RX78FI am not a professional modeller. I do NO serious painting, and modification etc, and not intended to try either. I am basically a straight build guy. But will do some detailing to try to make the kits look as good as possible, such as panel lining, some touch up with Gundam markers, stickers and decals etc.

RG-RX78II bought this kit when it was first released from Japan. This is not only my first real grade, but also my first kit in the last 5 years. I used to do all kinds of Gundam kits: HG, MG, PG etc! But the interest was sort of die out.  After building this kit, my interest of Gundam modeling is back!!

RG-RX78JBandai’s new RG inner frame technology is just phenomenon! It gives me a whole new build experience!! Although it is only 1/144 scale , the new frame joints are pretty tight and flexible that makes the kit be able to hold the pose solidly.

RG-RX78EAs the legs and arms bend, just experience how the outer armor shifts and separates. You will just admire the engineering on the frame of this kit!!


RG-RX78BThe color separation of the RG kit is so great that even straight build is as good as painted. Especially, the two tone colors style of the outer amours gives the kit more depth.

RG-RX78Due to the parts are so tiny on this kit, the skirt armors are constantly falling off. Not a big deal to me though. But the major problem are the MG style articulated hands, the ball joints are so tiny that fingers are constantly falling off while trying to get it hold something. I am just afraid the finger will lost and never be found since it is even smaller than an ant.

RG-RX78DBasically, I did a little bit of detailing, panel lining and  applying the decals on the kit. I did not applied as much decal as the manual guided to, as my impression of the RX-78-2 is always a bit simple. So I keep it clean.

RG-RX78GAfter the satisfactory experience of this RG model, I am interested to see how Bandai had advanced their model kit designs during my absence. I had then continue to get more Gundam kits afterwards.