Yes, I have built an RG RX-78-2 before. In fact, if my failing memory serves me correctly, I’ve build three of them. So when I saw there would be a limited edition of Casval’s version of the suit I kind of held back. Then I realised that this stuff is like crack and I needed a hit.
Yes, it is the same kit as the original but in different colours but there are a few little changes to be found. First of all you get additional markings to go along with the Realistic Decal.
The new ones are water-slides. yay!
You also get a few extra parts and instructions on where they should go.
Here is Casval’s shield.
Building this kit reminded me of my first encounter with the Real Grade line. I love the look and detail but found some of the fits to be tricky. I’ve built every Real Grade kit and I would have to say that the RX-78-2, the very first one, is probably the weakest in the line. Here it is with everything.
I forgot you could attach the rifle to the underside of the shield.
Bazooka (on which I added a decal I had lying around. Literally, it was laying on the tray that holds all my decal supplies.
The included decals look pretty good.
That Core Fighter is cute.
Ya. It may not be as excellent as the RGs that came after but it still is a great kit.