Finally finished watching Neon Genesis Evangelion as well as the Rebuilds. It was a trip. Shinji had me yelling at the screen half the time to either A: “Get in the fucking robot” or B: “Stop being a little bitch”. Good show, if not a bit confusing.
Took longer than normal due to being super meticulous and work leaving me too tired to build, but I finally finished my next gunpla kit! Since I don’t paint my models, I was extra careful cutting the gates and smoothing out the nubs. Turned out pretty well, I think. Still gotta take pictures, but it should be up by tonight or tomorrow.
RGM-96X Jesta: E.F.S.F. Special Operations Mobile Suit. Master Grade, 1/100 scale. This mobile suit was featured in the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn OVAs.
Deja vu anyone? Yes, another Jesta post. As you can probably tell, I really like this mobile suit. It doesn’t look flashy, but it can get the job done. The military look and the rifle design are just fantastic. This is the second Master Grade I’ve ever made, the first being the Shin Musha in 2010. I stick to the HGUCs since they’ve got more selection, lower price-point, and they take up less space (some do anyways). I had to make an exception for the Jesta of course. This kit was purchased off of AmiAmi, since R4L seems to be taking their sweet time with their MG Jesta pre-orders.
Kit was panel-lined, no top-coat. I took extra care in my nub removal and sanding on this one. I also opted for the red LED option, because why not? It’s my favorite grunt suit. As you can tell, the battery was starting to die near the end of the photo-shoot. My own fault, as I kept messing with it and admiring how cool it looked as I was building the thing.
Overall, this is a great kit. It’s got great articulation and details, just like its HGUC brother. Some features are the deployable Beam Saber in the left forearm, the removable E-Packs in the right forearm, and a weapon rack to hold the Beam Carbine on the back skirt. The hands are a new design that was introduced with the Nu Gundam (I got distracted for like an hour playing with the hands).The legs are deceptive, as they initially seem to only have a 90 degree bend. They can extend, thus allowing kneeling poses to be taken. The kit is molded in all the correct colors, which means I don’t have to paint anything (you can if that’s your thing), which means no OCD for me! Finally, the LED option is just icing on the cake.
For negatives, the part that connects the shield to the backpack can wear out easily, causing it to fall off. A little drop of superglue to replace the worn away nub that held the arm in place worked perfectly in fixing that. On the shield, the light blue parts that go around the missles seem a little snug. A huge stress line in the plastic formed when I assembled that piece, so I had to sand down the missle a little to reduce it (sanded part is hidden by the cover). Final negative is in the same place. Just like the HGUC, the light blue parts that go around the shield missles sometimes break from the gate on their own in the box. So unless you plan on using putty and painting it, you may have some ugly gate marks there.
That’s it for now! Enjoy the pics!
Bring on the MG Jesta Cannon, Bandai!
Got a new patch for my collection! It’s the unit patch of Night Nine (the fictional SEAL Team 9) from the anime Jormungand.
Well that’s out of the way. Quick update!
I really need to stop buying Figmas. I think I’ve developed an addiction to the impulse buy, so aside from the ones I’ve already pre-ordered from Ami-Ami (especially since you can’t cancel pre-orders with them), no more…for now. That doesn’t mean I’ll be stopping the Figma photosets. I’ve still got five that haven’t shown up here yet.
In gunpla news, expect one in the next couple days. I’ve had a good one in the works, but I’ve finally been getting back to playing my neglected Xbox. Main body assembly complete, backpack unit and weapons in progress!
That’s it for now!
Now that I’ve almost finished the anime for Neon Genesis Evangelion, I can really appreciate all these gifs that many of the people I follow post.
Robotics;Notes OST is finally out! This song is generating a ridiculous amount of goosebumps for me.
The Forbidden Questions of the Collecting World…
Two Best Friends Play: Deadly Premoniton Director’s Cut!
Two Best Friends Play was the reason I bought this game and subsequently fell in love with it. It may look like crap in the graphics department, but its story and quirky characters made it so I couldn’t put down the controller. I was literally playing until 5am some days. I highly recommend Deadly Premonition. Don’t knock it till you try it.
A new challenger approaches! Introducing Black★Gold Saw from the anime Black★Rock Shooter. This is the animation version. Black★Gold Saw is the “other self” of…well, I won’t spoil if you’re going to watch it. She’s armed with the devastating-looking King Saw.
I really like this figure. Just the design looks intense. Unlike Black★Rock Shooter, the black on her clothes has a matte finish, which really brings out her red accents. Her grieves and skeletal claws look pretty good as well. Her three faces are normal/blank, one with a scowl, and a battle-crazed smile.
The figure does have a few problems though. There are some weight issues when wielding the King Saw (arms drooping), which also causes the hand to pop off sometimes while posing. With the size of the sword, I guess it’s understandable. Another problem is that she can’t really stand on her own with the way her feet are designed. Final complaint is that the peg hole for the figma stand on her back is somewhat shallow, so it’s not that secure.
Aside from that, Black★Gold Saw is a great addition to the BRS Figma line. I actually plan to pick em all up. Dead Master is next in line!