Saturday, 26 April 2014

GNW-20000 Arche Gundam

Ah, the Arche Gundam. A formidable, superior and truly evil Gundam, piloted by the maniac, Ali al-Saachez. I am a fan of its very unique design, hell, I find the whole Throne series better looking than the Celestial Being's units. The unusual long limbs and posture, mixed with the oversized weapons was more of an alien-concept than the standard Gundams.

Being one of my first 5 kits [As noted by the gold hands, I was a true fanatic of overusing the gold spray back then], this kit didn't age well. What was previously a magnificent and proud kit, has been reduced to a saggy and frail kit, over abused in articulation, particularly the ankle, knee and hip joint.

I almost wanted to glue everything into a fixed posture but that's for other time I suppose.

Now the kit itself is just wonderful. There's enough surface details and the model is very flexible and articulated, despite the long limbs. This is thanks to the multiple joints and points of rotation.

In fact, Bandai should have just went ahead and released the Jagd and Drei variants, although the heavy weapons would mean that the hand would sag after a while.

I had a lot of fun building it, having it around and I still enjoy having the kit till this day. I did consider about getting another one, because with a stiffer joint [Easily fixed by either adding a layer of clear cement or blue tack], the kit is capable of formidable poses.

Then again I should have just go and complete the Throne series but that's for another time.

The Arche itself, an 8.2/10.0. Now that reminds me, I need to find a cheap Robot Damashii Jagd Arche.

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