I haven’t yet done one of the Mega size models. Sure they are 1/48 scale meaning they’re a bigger kit than a Perfect Grade, but they lack the parts and build engineering that the PGs and even the Master Grades have. Well, I seem to remember committing to building the 1/48 MEGA SIZE Model Gundam AGE-1 Normal and now that it’s out I have to fulfill my promise.
You can’t really state that the Mega-size kits have box ‘art’ so to speak but the packaging is still attention getting and includes more attention grabbing stuff on the sides including this.
There’s an LED!
But it’s what’s inside the box that counts!
The runners take up a fair bit of room when you lay them out like this but there aren’t really a lot of them. Those feet are huge, though!
Lots of markings are included. Hurray!
And the box also contains these two booklets.
The booklet on the left is something put together in connection with Hobby Japan magazine showing little tips you can do to improve the look of your AGE-1. It also has these pics.
Now that is what I’m talking about.
The other, blander, booklet is actually the manual some of which is in color.
Now the manual and box indicate you can build this kit without side-cutters but is this really so? Perhaps Gai-Gun Jr. and I will find out this weekend.
Looks like I’ll be buying some more watch batteries from the dollar store this weekend…