Tuesday, May 22, 2012

NG ORB-01 Akatsuki Oowashi/Shinarui (Gao Gao)

Actually, I have completed this kit some time ago but misplaced the initial batch of photos... I took apart this kit yesterday to sanp another set of photos in order to fulfill some request for me to review this kit ;)

Manufacturer: Gao Gao/TT Hongli
Scale: 1/100
Grade: NG
Origin: Gundam SEED Destiny
Price: RM90 (Contact me at DuelMasterNG@yahoo.com for availability)

Due to the bling bling finish, I did no panel lining nor additional coloring :P

Section 1: Runners

My apology, I've lost my initial batch of photos together with the runners photos. Until the next commission work on this kit, I am unable to snap those photos again :P

Section 2: The Legs

Pretty solid legs here with reasonable articulation of a NG kit ;) Snap-fitting nicely here.

Section 3: Waist

Pretty straight-forward build :) Front skirts and side skirts is moveable but not the back skirts. No snap-fitting issue detected ;)

Section 4: Chest

Pretty standard for a NG kit :) The pull-out mechanism added more flexibility on posing ;) Snap-fitting nicely here.

Section 5: Arms

Pretty good articulations for a NG kit ;) The shoulder armor and the arms are in a single piece so it might hinders the movement a little bit...

Section 6: Head

Parts separations are nicely done ;)

Section 7: Plain Akatsuki

Akatsuki, without the weaponry and backpack ;)

Section 8: Weaponry

Akatsuki's standard weaponry ;)

Beam Rifle


Beam Sabers

Section 9: Akatsuki with Standard Weaponry

Section 10: OOWASHI Pack

Specialised backpack system made for atmosphere use, equipped with 4x jet engines and 2x rocket booster, and 2x Type 73F High-Energy Beam Cannon.

Oowashi Akatsuki

Oowashi Akatsuki with Twin High-Energy Beam Cannon

Oowashi Akatsuki Posing with Infinite Justice ;)

Section 11: SHIRANUI Pack

Specialised backpack system made for space use, equipped with 7x M531R Remote Control Beam Cannon Systems that are similar to the 1st generation Dragoon System.

Shiranui Akatsuki

Quick Review

Plastic Quality and Detailing

The plastic quality is the usual of Gao Gao, and is better than initial TT Hongli quality ;) The detailing are not fantastics but it still comes close to 85% of the original, as Bandai's gold coating is still much more superior.


Articulations are the standard of a NG kit ;)
  • Head/Neck: Normal.
  • Shoulder:Very good! Althought the Oowashi backpack and the shoulder armor might hinder the movement :P
  • Arm/Elbow: Very good!
  • Wrist: Normal-, a bit loose but not big issue.
  • Hand: Normal. The NG fixed hand.
  • Waist: Normal+.
  • Skirt Armour: Normal+.
  • Hip/Tight: Normal, due to its ball-joint...
  • Knee: Normal.
  • Ankle: Good.
  • Feet: N/A.

Looks and Feels

The detailing is pretty alright and come close to 85% of the original. The snap-fit is nicely done but same as most of the bootleg chrome/plating mecha, certain peg need to trim a bit ;)

Overall, this kit is pretty good and would be a viable replacement for the original if you do not plan to spend over RM240 for the original :P

Still, for those of you who can afford, do buy original ;)

Fin :)

1 comment:

  1. I know it is out of stok already but can you plz email me if it is in stok on my mail jonathanrayner96@gmail.com i really want it...>< if i buy the real one it will cost me same as a mg kit.. dying to get thisT.T