Hi guys :) how's things? Hope all are good ;)
Since I have done ReZEL and Sinanju previously, Delta Plus would be definitely the next in line ;) Now only left Unicorn Gundam... maybe I'll do the TT Hongli one next :p
Origin: UC0096 Gundam Unicond
Price: 4500 Yen
Part 1: Runners
The amount of runners are pretty little... assemble is not really an issue but I won't say that for the transformation :p
Part 2: Legs
The legs are pretty well articulated. I just wish that Bandai don't use ball-joint for the hip...
Part 3: Torso
This torso feels exactly like Zeta v2.0 :) All skirt armors are moveable so it would not hinder the posing of the legs ;)
Part 4: Lower Body
As usual, I do my bottoms-up build and now the lower body is completed ;) This kit is pretty nice so far, just that you need to handle the parts with a little more care as there are quite some thin parts which you might break during trimming of nub marks and sanding.
As you might have observed, I used Gundam Marker Gold on the fuel pipes at the back of the leg ;)
Part 5: Arms
Great articulation as seen in the picture ;)
Part 6: Head & Upperbody
I was too exited and completely forgotten to take pictures of the head and upperbody :P Anyway, the body also feels exactly like Zeta v2.0 (they are essentially the same frame with different outer armors).
Part 7: Completed Delta Plus
Pretty quick build I have here for the Delta Plus :) Although it is gray in color, Bandai actually uses a blueish gray so it won't conflict with the gray-colored Zeta plus and the FAZZ ;)
I came across other reviews saying that this kit cannot stand... that is absolute exaggeration! Granted the feet mechanic is a bit loose due to the transformation mechanism but this kit would still stand and pose, just need to find the right point of balance :)
Part 8: Mobile Suit Mode
As you can see, kneeling pose is not an issue, and Delta Plus is doing it with style ;)
Side-by-side with Hyaku Shiki HD Color
I'm rooting for Hyaku Shiki v2.0 ;)
Well, this is what Delta Plus is meant for ;)
Part 9: Waverider Mode
Surprisingly, this kit is big after transformation to waverider mode ;) The transformation mechanism is pretty solid (same as Zeta v2.0) but it takes some patience to do it successfully... I ended up taking the arms apart from the body to ease the transformation on my 1st attempt :P
I felt real good after a successful transformation, and here are some pictures ;)
Side-by-Side with Zeta v2.0 HD Color
No complain for a Bandai kit :) Just need to be careful on the handling as there are some thin parts that are easily broken.
For a transformable kit, the articulations are exceptionally good! This is the result of years of continuous improvement of Bandai.
- Head/Neck: Normal
- Shoulder: Fantastic! Very highly pose-able with the pull-out mechanism.
- Arm/Elbow: Excellent!
- Wrist: Normal+.
- Hand: Normal+.
- Waist: Normal.
- Skirt Armour: Excellent! It won't get in the way even with some challenging pose ;)
- Hip/Tight: Normal+... just wish that Bandai would use the same joint system like the 00 and Sinanju!
- Knee: Excellent!
- Ankle: Very good ;)
Looks and Feels
This is a very nice kit indeed. Get this if you have additional cash to spare or are looking at collecting all UC 0096 MG. Otherwise, I would recommend Zeta v2.0 instead... you'll get a Mega Beam Launcher and an action base with extra RM15 - RM20 ;)