The Schuzrum-Gallus (not to be confused with the Schuzrum-Dias) is a rather odd-looking Mobile Suit (much like the Schuzrum-Dias, so don’t confuse the two) that perhaps you weren’t aware of before it made its appearance in a Gundam Unicorn episode. Now that we know where to find it, we get to determine just what ‘it’ is.
Overall Look: 8/10
It’s like a whole bunch of things rather than just one thing. Looking at the face I think I see a Qubeley. But it’s not quite a Qubeley. While the shields mounted to the shoulders remind me of Zakus, Marasais, and Goufs (oh my!) there being two of them the Schuzrum-Galluss looks very symmetrical. Unless you look at it from behind and see the tilted backpack.
Which I kind of like!
One area where this kit might suffer when it comes to looks is the overuse of stickers. Plenty of areas of this kit need details such as the lower arms and chest.
And those areas look okay, but the stickers found on the feet and lower legs can look unsightly if you’re not perfect with your placement.
Nothing really jumps out at me on the Schuzrum-Galluss and maybe that is by design as this is a grunt suit. The colour pallet is very subtle though maybe I feel it is using too much red or not enough. I don’t feel it’s the right amount of red. Is there a right amount of red?
This thing is both cool and awesome. It is very long and, of course, flexible and it may be hard to pose it as you want it but you’ll still get a lot of enjoyment out of it. It reminded me immediately of the chain weapon belonging to the MG Epyon though I think this is a little bit easier to use.
The Gunplaverse needs more chain weapons!
This is pretty close though.
‘Magnet Anchor’. So maybe it’s not a weapon…
Like many of the recent High Grade kits I’ve built recently the Schuzrum-Gallus has a great deal of articulation in the shoulders.
However the design of the armour on the front of the lower leg hinders movement at the ankles meaning you won’t get too wide a stance out of this guy. I found I had to spend quite a bit of time getting the feet into just the right position to get him to stand in the kind of poses I wanted and even then I had to give up on some of the more extreme stances.
You’re also not going to be able to do much with the head due to that pipe that fits into a hollow on his chest.
Turn the head too far and it will pop off and/or the pipe will come unattached. He’s like a dude with a stiff neck, very limited in motion.
The chain weapon is super posable (yay!) but susceptible to gravity (boo! damn you gravity… always keeping the man down).
Build Design: 8/10
The Schuzrum-Galluss comes together a little differently from other HG kits most notably in the torso with how the shoulders are designed. You’ll also see some thought went into the head allowing you to pop off the top armour to move the eye.
Though I feel the novelty of that will wear off soon enough.
Perhaps the best area to discuss when it comes to build design is what they do with those shoulder mounted shields. These are meant to come off and be used as weapons.
First step is to pop off the entire shoulder armour section.
This will leave your dude looking like this.
The adaptors used to attach the shoulder armour to the arms are very secure so be careful when taking those off.
You then swap out the arm you were using to attach the shield to the shoulder armour.
Replace that with a different part and stack the shields.
Then attach a different arm and the adaptor.
The adaptor acts as a handle but that isn’t really secure and is mostly cosmetic. The real work is done by the new arm plugging into a hollow in the back of the lower arm of the Galluss.
Your shoulder mounted shields now become… arm mounted shield… But your shoulder armour now become a spiked fist you can use to punch your enemies in the face and leave marks.
With the chain weapon being a huge part of the enjoyment of this kit I’m glad to report that the mould of the hand fits the weapon handle perfectly.
Fun Factor: 9/10
I guess you could look at the enjoyment found in this kit in a couple of ways. If you don’t like stickers than you might find applying all those that come with the Schuzrum-Galluss to be a bit of a grind, but if you like having your HG kits take more time and look a little better then those stickers definitely do that. I found the build to be entertaining but I noticed I was looking forward to the end so I could assemble and play with the chain weapon. I think that’s where most people will have the majority of their fun with this kit.
I mentioned the extra wire used for the projectile weapon (did I mention that even those small things use stickers?)
(and that you’ll have to pull off some small, thus easily losable, parts to use them?)
The best ‘extra’ Bandai gives us here are the swappable arms you use to change how the shields are mounted on your Schuzrum-Galluss.
While not likely to be my first choice when deciding on an HG kit I can’t say it was a waste of time. I enjoyed the hour or so that I spend assembling this guy and then the 2 hours I spent playing with the chain weapon. Okay, that thing is cool.