Manufacturer: MC Model (www.mcmodel.cn)
Grade: HG Evolved
Origin: Char's Counterattack
Price: RM70 (some time, I do get special price :p market price varies from RM70 to RM90)
Work in Progress
Part 1: Leg
The following pictures are comparison between Bandai's HGUC Nu-Gundam and MCModel's Nu-Gundoom. As you can see, Gundoom has more detailing as compare to the original version.
Gundoom's leg is a little longer than the original, just by a fraction of millimeters ;) The Gundoom also has better leg articulation.
Part 2: Torso
The skirts are slightly longer than the original, but with great detailing! However, the plastic used is a bit thin and do not have the solid feeling of the original :)
Even the back skirt can be folded upward, where the original's fixed ;)
Part 3 - Chest/Abdomen
The abdomen is engraved with nice detailing and I like it. The chest is pretty nice but the breast (yellow outlets on the chest :p) seems odd...
Part 4 - Head and Arms
The detailing on the shoulders and arms are very nice... just wish that the manufacturer could do better to hide the very obvious parts separation line :p Instead of using sticker for the marking on the left shoulder, the Gundoom had the emblem embrossed on the shoulder! I used my red colour permanent marker on it and it looks absolutely gorgeous!
The head is pretty neat... the helmet comes in 1-piece, where the face and the chin are slotted into the helmet from the bottom... very thoughtful design for those who like to colour the kit ;) Some would say the Bandai version is more handsome but the Gundoom's head is not bad either ;)
I am enjoying this kit so far :)
Part 5 - Weaponry
Nu-Gundoom comes with quite a number of additions in weaponry department ;) It has: -
- 1 beam rifle (same as Bandai),
- 2 Bazookas (yup, TWO as apposed to 1 by Bandai) with some new playability I shall reveal later :p,
- 2 large beam saber (only 1 from Bandai),
- 1 normal beam saber (same as Bandai),
- and 2 sets of Fin Funnels (TWO! A total of 12 Fin Funnels!)
The Beam Rifle is very identical to Bandai's Nu-Gundam... the only difference is that there are latch at both sides of the handle so the rifle can be held by either right hand or left hand ;)
On the left/top is Nu-Gundam's and on the right/bottom is Nu-Gundooms. They almost looks the same!
Nu-Gundoom comes with 2 Bazookas! The length of the Nu-Gundoom's Bazooka is slightly longer than Nu-Gundam's, but it looks the same aside from that. Same as the Beam Rifle, the Bazooka can be held by either right or left hand ;)
On the left/top is Nu-Gundam's and the right/bottom is Nu-Gundoom's.
The shield is the most significant difference among the weaponry. Nu-Gundoom's shield has gone through a face-lift to add in some pretty neat detailing! The size of the shield is slightly larger, and the emblem is 3D instead of marking sticker ;)
On the left is Nu-Gundam's and on the right is Nu-Gundoom's.
Nice detailing added to the backpack :) At this point, no big difference between the two.
On the left is Nu-Gundam's, and on the right is Nu-Gundoom's.
The fin funnels is exactly the same as Bandai's. In terms of quality, Bandai's is still a little better in the Fin Funnels department :)
I don't think I need to tell which is Nu-Gundam and which is Nu-Gundoom, right? Let's take a look at the side-by-side comparison of the full kit with standard weaponry ;)
Part 6 - COMPLETE NU-GUNDOOM!!!
Finally, my Nu-Gundoom is completed! Hope you guys enjoy the following pictures ;)
This is the standard configuration for Nu-Gundoom, which is same as the Nu-Gundam. The MS would be equipped with: -
- 1 x Fin Funnels System (with 6 Fin Funnels attached)
- 1 x Hyper Bazooka
- 1 x Beam Rifle
- 1 x Hyper Beam Saber
- 1 x Normal Beam Saber
- 1 x Shield (with a beam cannon + 4 missiles)
Nu-Gundoom in this mode is equipped with 2 x Hyper Bazooka on the backpack, and another 2 x Hyper Bazooka one hand each for maximum fire power in the battle field.
The kit only comes with 2 x Hyper Bazooka, so I "borrowed" 1 x Hyper Bazooka from Nu-Gundam for the right hand, and equip the Beam Rifle and shield on the left :p
Double Fin Funnel System
Nu-Gundoom in this mode would capitalise on Amuro's Newtypes ability to the fullest! With 12 Fin Funnels on Amuro's disposal, Nu-Gundoom would be formidable in both defensive and offensive fight!
Continue with Decals ;)