Upper body/ Torso
Just pointing it out here. They actually included clear green for the back of the vent. I pointed this out because first of all it was a pleasant surprise that Bandai bothered to do so, and second it isn’t very noticeable after I put them together. And curse whoever that gave the stupid idea of a fixed neck. I saw the space and I am very positive that there is enough room to put a movable neck there =(
If you have built the Exia then you will realise that I have not built it according to what the manual has given. But somehow I preferred to build it this way =D And one of the main highlight of the Exia is it’s extreme articulation of the hip and front skirt (shown)
oops looks like I forgot about the incomplete shot for the feet.
One thing I am rather disappointed of : The articulation is rather, NG/HG like D= And the pseudo frame too. I even gave up on taking before-shots, because it wasn’t worth the time and effort.
Very nice hologram piece, another piece down the lower part of the leg. And that is the amount of nubs for the 2 legs, excluding feet and ankle O_O
Not sure anyone noticed but I actually did panel line places like that around the hole for the condenser.
Well the way I assemble is actually rather weird, I separated the building of the arm in to 3 parts. I’ll explain with the picture below :
So basically I put in the connector of the shoulder armour first(between the upper arm and body). Then I put in the upper arm as shown, afterwards, I put plug in the lower arm. Then I put in the shoulder armour from frame to armour plate. This is rather complicated but I did this to ensure that I won’t break any parts, because it is soooooo hard to put in the arm and should if you build them afterwards. So what I did first was to build everything together :
Very nice orb-shaped condensers, and bless Bandai for giving some colour^^
GOSH!! I got the wrong GN Drives…. thought it would fit in but….
teehee 😀 I like the gun metal piston
Nothing much to say here too, except that pointless gimmick of the blue part being able to slide open by 1 mm
Completed: MG Gundam Exia
Now let the pictures do their part!!! 😀
To tell the truth, after I saw the quality of the decals, and the number of it, I almost kinda gave up. But something pushed me on, something deep within, and that is what I always tell myself, a true-hearted modeller will never give up on his models, with this spirit a modeller can only make the model better from whatever state the model is in now. And SO, I did it^^ I would say that the decals were quite nicely applied, considering its already very “pooped” quality^^ And I think the nub removal was not very bad too ^^
Just a note here. Because I don’t commonly see this in reviews, I was actually wondering whether or not have any of you guys noticed that other than the GN Pistol(/Sword), Exia has actually 2 vulcan cannons (the white rectangle just above the hand)at the side of the arms O_O but again I don’t remember it using in the anime though.
All of Exia’s accessories, except for beam sabers. Well I think the decals and stickers are nice(as in the arrangement) ^^
Piece of cake ^^ Well though I think I still need to get around to know how to post the Exia more ^^
Boxart. Well it does have a bit of resemblance ^^;
Now the part everyone has been waiting for!!!!
GN-001 Gundam Exia [Master Grade] omake =D
Give me the godly power I NEED!!!!!
(note : the orb/condenser at the chest is actually lit by a LED, I’ll tell you how I did it later, and the eyes are actually computer effects)
*Flash dieds down*
GN-001…Exia, Gundam of seven swords…Preparing to——-
Astray : Hey you dumb*** get down here and give us those cool looking awesome swords!!! Strike : YEAH!!! Arios : Well just come down…and we don’t have to hur— Shut up!!!
EAT MY BLADE!!!!! WEEEEee—–*Slashes*
WHAT!!?? MY CHEST VENT OVERHEATED!!! ARGHHHHHHHHHHDAMMMMMMMITTT!!!
THE INFINITE KICK!!
*Goes for beam sabers*
And the rest is up to your imagination..?not!
So basically I have come to the end of my review. I hope you guys enjoyed it and also hope that the information above, though not very specific, helped to clear some of your doubts and are useful. Thank you all for giving me so much support, and just a peep, I started on my MG Destiny Extreme Blast Mode already. ^^ look forward to it!! Though it would be after some time…School is starting again X(
So now the pros and cons(not very detailed)
Pros : -Cool looking
-Superb articulation of legs
-Strong arms that does not sag with GN Sword or any weapon
And I guess that’s all for the pros.
Cons : -GN Sword and blade edge, given in creamy/shitty silver
-Low quality decals
-Does not include LEDs which are important to support some parts of the GN Drive
-Knee joint and elbow joint articulation is NG like
-Lose hip caps that store the GN Blades.
-GN Beam dagger and saber holders are lose(swivels)
-Lose back skirt(had to use super glue to tighten
with that, I end off my review with a conclusion…BUY the ignition mode and this together if you want very succesful Exias. The MG Exia has apparently more cons than that of pros. I bought it because of the sword and apparently NOW I really decided if I have the time, I will buy a gloss aluminium spray can and repaint the sword blade parts into bling bling silver!!!! Well that will be a long story to come in the future.. Thanks for dropping by guys!!! ‘Til next post!!!
And by the way I think that my panel lines are not bad for this kid, along with nub removal ^^ don’t you think so?