Thursday, November 3, 2011

MG RX-75 Guntank (Bandai)

Hi there ;) This round is the MG RX-75 Guntank for the review.

Manufacturer: Bandai
Scale: 1/100
Grade: MG

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

The Arms

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

Quick Review

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 ;)

Fin ;)

No comments:

Post a Comment