Hi there ;) This round is the MG RX-75 Guntank for the review.
Origin: Gundam 0079
Price: 4800 Yen
Part 1: Runners
Dunno why, some of the pictures got upside-down while converting :P As usual, parts separation and color separation are done nicely, and there are pretty good detailing on the kit as well ;)
This kit uses a lot of ABS material too :)
Part 2: The Extras
This kit comes with a piece of dry transfer and a piece of dry sticker for additional detailing, and their quality is very good, as usual :)
This kit also comes with a LED unit for the panel which is a good additions ;) You could save the LED for 00 Qant tho :P
Part 3: Skeleton Build
The Upper Body
Very nice detailing for the upper body :) I uses gold color for the panel lining instead ;) Well... no articulation to talk about tho :P
The Lower Body
Nothing much to talk about besides the excellent resemblance of the inner mechanics! With proper masking skill and enough patience, one can make a very nice military style painting with this kit... I only uses gold and silver market to add some minor detailing ;)
I do not know much jargon of a tank, so I'm just gonna show some WIP pictures instead...
The Upper + Lower Body
What you see in the left picture below are the cannons mounted on the hand. These cannons (4 on each side) have a moving mechanism that resemble the shooting movement when the ring-like piece is turned ;)
The Whole Body + Arms
The Complete Skeleton
The complete skeleton build with the shoulder cannons ;)
Part 4: All Parts
Here are all the parts that are armored up ;)
Part 5: The Lower Body
The detailing goes well with gold or silver panel lining ;) I did colored the inner rim with silver color and the inner suspension with gold, although no one is going to see that :P
Part 6: Core Fighter
Guntank employes the same core fighter/block system as the RX-78-2 Gundam, and this kit resemble the system like the MG RX-78-2 Gundam v2.0. The core fighter is fully transformable as well.
Part 7: Upper Body
Since I've got the 30th anniversary version, I use the transparent parts instead ;) The vent on the chest could be switched on and off, the the cockpit could be open as usual.
Part 8: Arms
The arms are very nicely done, although it is by design that the elbow could only be bended to 90 degrees.
Part 9: Head
The head is pretty simple and straight forward. One surprise is that Bandai is actually included a LED unit to light up the control panel :) By the way, I'm sure you guys know that a Guntank could be controlled by 2 pilots, right?
Part 10: Completed Guntank
Here's the Guntank ;) Enjoy the pictures :)
Part 11: Pictures with RX-78-2 & G-Fighter
Plastic quality, Parts & Color Separations
The plastics quality as very good as usual :) The parts and color separations are very nicely done as well.
Bandai have done a very good job in the inner details resembling most of the mechanics with ABS material. One can actually painting this kit into a military-style mecha instead ;)
There's not much articulations to be mentioned here since this is more tank then MS :P
- Head/Neck: Normal
- Shoulder: Good! Pretty good pose-ability.
- Arm/Elbow: Normal... although by design the arms are not like MS such as Gundam or GM.
- Wrist: None
- Hand: None, but have cannons with moveable mechanism instead ;)
- Waist: Normal.
- Skirt Armour: Good.
- Hip/Tight: None
- Knee: None
- Ankle: None
- Wheels/Threads: Excellent move-ability!
Looks and Feels
This kit just look amazing! I love it :) Now I need the Guncannon to complete the Operations V!
This kit is not really for beginners or those who have no patience, but I highly recommend this kit as it gives a different type of building experience to the normal MS with legs ;)