As you know from my first post I am new to Gundam and chose the new Real Grade solely due to the hype. The Gundam itself doesn’t look that amazing but the size and novelty of the new grade convinced me to give it a shot.
I think for a new Gundam enthusiast this Real Grade was not the way to go. I got through it okay because I can read Japanese but for a new person with no Japanese ability the task is daunting. I do not recommend this for noobs (again, based on my experience).
What I did like about it was the subtle off color that hid the lines (and my mistakes). The stickers were also really nice because they were shaped to fit the area it was intended to go on making it really difficult to tell stickers had been applied.
Again I was not too impressed with the weapons but found it was much better than the Wing Gundam. The shield is cool. I want to eventually build a Zaku and will go with the next Real Grade due to the pleasant experience I had with this guy.
When time permits I will try to tackle the Kshatriya.
I took some pictures, please mind the cat hair.