Monday, June 6, 2011

Review: HG 1/144 - GN Sword IV Full Saber

                  At last I finally got my hands on the GN Sword IV Full Saber. I was forced to buy the the Feb., 2011 issue of Hobby Japan magazine just to get this. But its all worth it. Just by looking at the box will set your expectations on how awesome this sword is gonna be once you put it in the Qan[T]. The box may seem big. But once you open it you only see two small runners. A blue and a clear green runner. The instruction on how to build the sword is inside the magazine. This sword is very plain once you finish it. So you'll want to do some modifications to make it look even cooler. The magazine also includes some tips on how to customize the GN Sword IV. You could get it's decals by buying the Hobby Japan magazine March, 2011 issue. But what I did is, I put some white mark details and some black panel lines. It's not much but its definitely better than the simple blue color. I'm still thinking if I should buy the March, 2011 issue just for the decal. Probably I'll just make use of the general HG gundam 00 decals instead. In the end, it's really up to you on how to handle the designs.

Hobby Japan magazine (Feb., 2011)

Instruction on how to build the GN Sword IV

Back of the box

The GN Sword IV is composed of blue parts

Green clear parts for the blades

Parts completed

GN Sword IV

Variations of the GN Sword IV
Attach on Zabanya's  GN Sniper Bits

Attach on Harute's tip during plane mode


                 There are a lot of great stuff you can do with the GN Sword IV. You could either hang it beside the Qan[T]'s shoulder or use it as a weapon. While in weapon mode, you can detach the sword to make a short sword and daggers. Try to experiment on your own to see other possible variations. Other than the Qan[T], the GN Sword IV can also be used by the other gundams from the 00 movie. You can hang the three blades on Zabanya's GN Sniper Bits. The Harute can attach the blades to it's tip and wings while on plane mode. Lastly, the Raphael's backpack arm can hold on to the daggers. Overall, I love the GN Sword IV. It makes the Qan[T] more complete. By adding the GN Sword IV, V and GN Sword Bits, the Qan[T] now has a total of 11 blades. Just imagine the cool poses you could do with it. If you have a HG 1/144 Qan[T], I totally recommend you get this. It's really worth it. Well thats about it for the GN Sword IV. Thank you for reading and I hope you found my review useful. Check out also my other posts about HG gunplas.

Rating: 5 out of 5


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