Tuesday, November 13, 2012

MG Astray Blue Frame 2nd Revise (Daban)

Finally, Daban 6605 MG Astray Blue Frame has reached me couple of days ago and here's my review for this long awaited kit :)

Manufacturer: Daban
Scale: 1/100
Grade: MG
Origin: SEED VS Astray
Price: About RM85 (email me at DuelMasterNG@yahoo.com for latest price and availability)

Section 1: Runners

This replication is pretty nicely done and I can only observe minor loss of details on the shoulder armor and outer leg armor. Nevertheless, the losses is not significant and this kit is still at 98% comparing to the original :)

The plastic quality is the usual of Daban, and I observed that the finishing is getting better.

Section 2: Decals & Accessories

This kit comes with a dry-sticker decals, dry-transfer decals and foil stickers. The quality is excellent and closely rival the original from Bandai.

Screw and nuts are used for the Action Base 2 for the Tactical Arms.

Section 3: 1st Batch Premium

Premium gift for the 1st batch of this kit, the backpack adapter ;)

Section 4: Weaponry

Tactical Arms II

Section 5: Skeleton Build

My usual skeleton build ;) 

The Legs

Detailing and articulations are fantastic! This is replicated perfectly from the original.

The Waist Unit

Pretty straight-forward waist unit ;)

The Chest

The pull-out mechanism would allow the shoulder joints to be pulled out for more dynamic posing. The neck employed a dual-joints head could tilt all direction pretty well ;)

There is also joint at the torso making it possible to tilt slightly to the 4 directions.

The Arms

Excellent articulations for the arms ;)

The Head

Excellent parts separation and very good snap-fitting for the head ;)

Completed Skeleton

Very solid Blue inner frame! I did some thrusters coloring using red metallic marker ;)

Section 6: The Legs

Very solid build with very good articulations :) The armor does not hinders the movement. Parts separations are well done with no snap-fit issue ;)

Section 7: The Waist Unit

As ABF is wearing "bikini" similar to ARF, there will be no hindrance of hip movement here ;)

Section 8: The Chest Unit

Excellent parts separation and fantastic articulation ;)

Section 9: The Shoulders

Pretty complicated shoulder armors. It does hinders the articulation by a bit but not much of an issue ;)

Section 10: The Arms

Nicely done and highly articulated :)

Section 11: Astray Blue Frame

Base mecha of Astray Blue Frame :)

Section 12: Posing with Armor Schneider

ABF posing with Armor Schneider assault knifes next to the Tactical Arms II ;)


Section 13: Posing with Tactical Arms II in Flight Mode

Quick Review

Plastic Quality and Detailing

Detailing for this kit is very nice done and my evaluation is as close as 98% to the original ;). As for the plastic, the quality is the usual of Daban getting better


Articulations are very good!

  • Head/Neck: Excellent!
  • Shoulder: Excellent!
  • Arm/Elbow: Excellent!
  • Wrist: Excellent.
  • Hand: Good.
  • Waist: Good.
  • Skirt Armour: None.
  • Hip/Tight: Good.
  • Knee: Excellent.
  • Ankle: Good.
  • Feet: Good.

Looks and Feels

The detailing is very good and come close to 98% of the original! The plastic quality is the improving Daban quality so no issue at all :)

The snap-fit is very nicely done as I do not have any issue at all snap-fitting the whole kit. The joints are also tight enough to hold the position even with some challenging poses ;)

Overall, this kit is VERY nice and a very viable replacement of the original, especially those who wanted to do a different color scheme :)

As usual, for those of you who can afford, do buy and support original ;)

Fin ;)


  1. red the book cover, "BULE FRAME" not "BLUE FRAME" haha..

  2. Hi, i found out that the color of foil sticker to the eye is not green in my kit.. it's like silver. did you having the same problem?

    1. If you look at the picture under my decal section, you would see mine is also silver :)
      Maybe it is meant to be silver?

    2. that's right. after look the picture carefully,yours is silver too :)
      I looked at dalong and find out it supposed to green for the eyes. But never mind, coloring the silver into green is easy anyway..
      well, i can say that this kit is really good and daban did great job for this kit :). Daban made great improvement for their new kit