The year-end is always a tough period in which to find Gunpla time what with all the festivities Japan has crammed into every available nook and cranny of time. My lot is made more difficult because currently I only am able to build when a certain someone is like this:
Gotta keep the lights low, though.
When I found myself with a sudden lull I grabbed a kit I had been keeping at hand.
Yup, the Blue Frame version of that sweet kit, the 1/144 RG Gundam Astray Red Frame. As expected this is pretty much just a colour variant but the stickers it comes with are new.
Still love what Bandai has accomplished with this RG frame.
There is no katana in this kit but instead you get this:
That is a giant bazooka.
The build went by really quickly which it should as I have done it before and I also was able to confirm that the torso/waist connection problems I had with the Red Astray was due to a mistake on my part. The connection on the blue frame is quite secure though the legs still can pop off easily. But it does look badass once you’ve got all the markings on.
Some of them are tricky to place correctly, though.
Once you’ve got everything assembled you’ll have this nice pile of goodies.
I use the B-frame RG hands to hold the beam sabre handles.
Shield and rifle are pretty much identical to that of the red.
But dat bazooka!
Loved this kit more than the Red Frame I think and it’s got me fired up for the RG Wing Gundam EW which should be in my hands in a couple of days!