Today I have the honor to review the MEGA SIZE 1/48 RX-78-2 Gundam!
When I started out to assemble this huge model kit, I initially felt rather intimated by the amount of parts that need to assemble. I thought I would get it done in 6 hours, however I did all up in less than 3 hours. What make it easy beside the instruction is this.
The purpose of this tool is use for the ease of getting the parts separated without using any clipper. It uses leverage to get the part out of the plastic mold while the other flat end of the tools can use to separate the plastic part without harming the plastic model if you need to remove or change some parts like the fist.
Beside the tool, the design allow jointing of parts at one goal. All you need to do is align the kits and join it together.
Once the parts are neat combine, use the tool given to break those out of the the mold.
When the part are broken out, you are ready to set up.
Here's a comparison between my BB Zhaoyun Sangko and the 1/48 Rx-78-2.
As the parts are modular, you can build them separately and later assemble as easy as a snap.
Regarding articulation of parts, here's some of the shots I manage to get it pose half way through my assembling.
It can pose as running or kicking and even Michael Jackson moonwalking.
The balance of the model kit was excellent which allow the whole lower part of the body to be balance on one leg crossed.
You can even make the legs to do such awkward position all thanks to the flexible ankles and firm feet design.
Moving on, I continue working on the body which we called Bust. The bust itself is already bigger than a regular BB figure.
Look at the length of the light blade and the solid back jet booster.
Here's the full upper body comparison.
Some shots I took regarding the decent articulation of the arms for a model kit.
This huge Rx-78-2 comes with a beam rifle, shield, two beam sabers and two set of hands.
Great for close and mid range battles.
Here it is! Fully assembled. See how tiny BB Zhao Yun of mine is when he is beside the Mega size RX-78-2?
He is way taller in comparison to my Transformers Animated Leader class of Bulkhead from Hasbros.
I am impressed with this model kit. If you are a Gundam fan, this piece from 30th Anniversaries could be the piece that mark that event which is AWESOME for display.
I would like to thanks Shengtai for granting me to review this model kit. Do watch out for the coming event for Gundam competition for kids during March holiday and not forgetting the Singapore Premiere of Gundam UC screening event in March. More details on that will be announce later here, just watch this space for it. ;)
Dennis from COLLECT 'em ALL will attempt to doing some spraying and hopefully give his review on this figure later on. :)