Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Review: HG 1/144 - Gundam 00 Raiser (Condenser Type)

Model Number: GN-0000RE+GNR-010
Pilot: Setsuna F. Seiei
Appearance: Gundam 00 movie (Awakening of the Trailblazer)
GN Sword III
GN Sword II x2
GN Beam Saber x2
GN Blade x2

Condenser Type would be the latest 00 Raiser kit on the HG 1/144 scale. What makes this model unique from the other Gundam 00 kits are the GN Condensers which replaces the GN Drives. But aside fron that, the details and building process are still the same.

The kit came with a special decal of the Celestial Being logo. I sticked it on the GN Blades and I must say it made the 00 Raiser more awesome. I also added some extra decals on my own to customize the model. Of course the details won't be complete without panel lines. The model has great articulation. Other than it's main body parts, the side binders are also movable.

This model kit has a lot of features and armaments (comparable to the 00 Gundam 7 Sword G). Inside the kit are 2 Beam Sabers, 2 GN Blades, 2 GN Sword II and the GN Sword III. The 2 Sword II are stored on the hips and can also change into a long range weapon. It comes with an extra part that allows you to connect the 2 swords into one, making it look like a lance. There are also clear pink parts that you can attach for beam effects.

Aside from the GN Sword III being a sword, it can also change into a beam rifle. It also has a clear pink part that can be attach to make it a giant beam sword. Another unique armament are the GN Blades. They are attached on the arms which makes them look like katars. You can attach this 2 blades together to form a back to back blade, which can now be used as a shield. They can be stored on the GN Drive / Condenser or on the sidebinders. The beam sabers are ordinary and nothing special.

It was fun building and playing with the model. Thanks to it's great features and armaments, I was able to come up with a lot of poses. The only challenge I had with this model is the 0 Raiser at the back falls off easily and as well as the GN Blades on the side binders. Aside from those, everything else is secured. You may also encounter some weight issues because of the 0 Raiser and the side binders. So as much as possible you may want to display this model with an action base.

Overall, this is one of the best HG model kit in terms of features. It's on the same level as the 00 Gundam 7 Sword G. I highly recommend this model kit, especially to those who doesn't have the 00 Gundam Raiser yet. After this I'm planning of making a post combining the 00 Raiser and the 7 Sword G. So look forward to that. This concludes my review of the HG 1/144 - 00 Gundam Raiser (Condenser Type). Thanks for viewing and I hope you find it useful. For more information about the 0 Raiser, check out my previous post about it.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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