Friday, October 28, 2011

Review: HG 1/144 - Gundam Astray Red Frame

Model: MBF-P02
Appearance: Gundam Seed Astray
Pilot: Lowe Guele
Manufacturer: Morgenroete
Operator: Junk Guild
Armaments: Beam Saber x2
                   Beam Rifle
                   "Gerbera Straight" katana

As expected from the time I unboxed this model kit, I knew it was gonna be a fast build. There were only few parts, and the colors are simple as red and white. I admit it's kind of dull if you build it as it is. That's why I added some gold and black markings to make it more cool, especially on the arms and legs. Aside from the model, I also added some details on the  beam saber handles, beam rifle, shield and katana. The katana is my favorite part of the kit and also one of the reason why I bought this model. Along with it is the sheathe, which you can attach to the left side on the waist. Another feature of the model is the movable backpack where the beam saber handles are attached. The model kit also comes with a few stickers which you will hardly notice and four decals that you can stick on the shoulders and shield.

Red Frame has the best articulation I've seen so far on the HG scale. It mainly focuses on the shoulders and feet. The shoulders allows the arms to a wide variety of movements and the feet allows the model to lean forward with a lot of striking position. All the parts are properly secured in place, so no need to worry about the arms and legs from falling. There's no issue weight either. The Red Frame can hold all of his equipment firmly. Except the model has to hold the beam rifle with the trigger hand. I really enjoyed taking a lot of pictures of the Red Frame. Although I encountered difficulties on some of the poses due to the scale's physical limitation. Good thing I was able to compensate and was still able to perform great poses. These are just some of the poses I could come with. I sure this model can still do more.

The model kit itself is great and the only bad thing I can say is that it lacks an extra hand for an open palm. Some of the poses would have been better with an open palm. But that's just a minor flaw. In the end, its really up to you on how you can make most of the model. Overall, the Red Frame is one of the best HG model kit you can buy. Two of the reasons is that the articulation is one of a kind and the kit comes with a metallic sword. Not to mention that you get all these cool features at a low price. It's a fact that the Red Frame is one of the popular gunplas. So for those who doesn't have the HG Red frame yet, I highly recommend that you buy it. The HG may be lesser compare to the MG and PG, but I can assure you that the model kit will give you some challenge and lots of fun. I like the HG Red Frame and I hope everyone does as well. This concludes my review for the HG 1/144 - Gundam Astray Red Frame. Thank you for reading and I hope you found it useful. Check out also my other gunpla reviews.

Rating: 5 out of 5


  1. I'm planning on buying the flight unit one, hope it'll be great

    1. I'm sure it'll be great. I'm planning on getting it on the future as well.

  2. Replies
    1. I haven't tried the Red Frame Kai yet. I'll probably try other versions first before that.

  3. What kind of marker did u use for marking and lining?

    1. I made use of a local red marker. I don't know the brand since it was written in Japanese. But you can easily make use of a Gundam marker.


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