Sunday, September 25, 2011

MG GF13-017NJII G Gundam (Bandai)

Right, this is the 2nd MG of the Fighting Century that I have assembled, the G Gundam ;) Same with the previous Shining Gundam, I got this from the recent warehouse sales.

Manufacturer: Bandai
Scale: 1/100
Grade: MG

Origin: Gundam G Fighting Century
Price: 2500 Yen

Part 1: Runners

Same as Shining, not a lot of runners for an MG, but the parts separations are quite nicely done ;)

Part 2: Skeleton Build


Very well articulated :) Just wished that the hip joints were like the v2.0 kits.


Exactly same skeleton as the Shining Gundam so they are very nicely articulated too ;) Easily the best forearm skeleton design for my taste as the design allows the forearm to turn even with the outer armor for good posing options.


Same as Shining too :p Pretty standard for MG with pull-out mechanism for the shoulder. It uses a ball-joint to connect to the lower body so it added some degree of posing possibility as well. There is also the big "emptiness" for the core-lander from the back and also the body armor to be indented for the cross-arms pose ;)

Complete Skeleton

Except the hip joints (ball-joints), all are excellent! Very good pose-ability too ;)

Part 3: Legs

Parts separations are nicely done. The bending of the knees and ankles are hindered a bit by the armor but not a big issue :)

Part 4: Arms

The articulation maintained with the outer armors ;)

This kit comes with a pair of God Fingers, and 3 sets of rubber hands (open/posing, close fists, sword-holding) instead of the articulated-fingers hands from the recent MGs... I do not have any issue with this but hardcore fans would replace them with other options in the market :p

Same as Shining, the gauntlets could be turned around the forearm allowing great dynamic posing ;)

Part 5: Torso/Lower Body

The skirts are nicely done and it does not get into the way while posing ;)

Part 6: Head

Pretty standard Gundam head :p

Part 7: Upper Body & Lower Body

Once again, parts separation are done nicely. The upper body could be tilted forward and backward slightly due to the use of ball joint in the mid section ;)

Part 8: Core-Lander

Pretty straight-forward core-lander with nice parts separations and transformation mechanism ;)

Part 9: Normal Mode

This is a very easy but fun MG to assemble ;)

Part 10: Hyper Mode

Godo Fingaaaa.... Sek Ha Tien Kyu Ken!

Part 11: You know who's next ;)

Quick Review

Parts/Color Separations

Parts and color separations are very well done! It makes painting easy for pro and it looks good too in straight build ;)


Same as Shining, the articulations are nearly excellent for comparing to today's technology, and I believe it is one-of-a-kind when this kit is first launch ;)
  • Head/Neck: Very good!
  • Shoulder: Fantastic! Very highly pose-able with the pull-out mechanism.
  • Arm/Elbow: Excellent!
  • Wrist: Normal+.
  • Hand: not articulated...
  • Waist: Good.
  • Skirt Armour: Good.
  • Hip/Tight: Normal+!
  • Knee: Excellent!
  • Ankle: Excellent!

Looks and Feels

This is a nice kit and I had fun assembling it ;) Sad to say that the HGFC version is having better overall articulations due the the plus points in the hip/leg joints but I still like this MG very much.

I would highly recommend this kit to MG beginner as this is pretty simple to assemble with a price tag of 2500 Yen (about RM90). This is an excellent choice for both quality and economy.

Fin ;)

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