Friday, December 28, 2012

Tutorial - MG 00 7 Sword/G (Daban) Buster Sword II LED Fix

Hi guys :)

I have received a few inquiry on problem inserting the LED unit into the Buster Sword II of Daban 00 7 Sword/G, and finally here's the pictured tutorial :P

From the picture above, you can see that at (1), it is flat-edge at the bottom of the LED compartment behind the Buster Sword II. You can also observe that the LED unit is round in shape, and (2) is the place where it should be flatten in order for it to be inserted into the compartment.

What you need to do is to either use your whatever cutting tool to trim away (2)...

... or you could use a filer like above :)

Here a photo comparison of the before and after for your reference. This small mod would not damage the LED unit at all as you can see from the picture.

Hope this helps.

Fin ;)

MG GAT-X102 Duel Gundam Assault Shroud (Bandai)

Hi hi :) The last of my 4 commissioning work for this batch, Duel Gundam Assault Shroud. Same as the Blitz Gundam and Buster Gundam, this is also a half-commissioning work.

Same as the earlier Blitz and Buster Gundam, there will not be pictures of the runners and skeleton build.

Manufacturer: Bandai
Scale: 1/100
Grade: MG
Origin: SEED
Price: 4200 Yen

Section 1: The Legs

Very solid legs with excellent parts separation! Bandai has done very good job in articulations and parts separations.

Section 2: The Waist Unit

Pretty nicely done waist unit :) Excellent parts separation.

Section 3: The Chest Unit

Parts separation is near excellent. The lower abdomen allow the upper body to tilt in all direction, adding a great deal of pose-ability to the kit ;)

Very nice detailing too :)

Section 4: The Shoulder Unit

Very basic design with excellent parts separation! Very similar to Strike ;)

Section 5: The Arm Unit

Very good articulation for the arms ;)

Section 6: The Head Unit

Same as the rest of new SEED kits, excellent parts detailing and separation.

Section 7: Weaponry

57mm High-energy Beam Rifle

Standard issue ;)


Another standard issue :P

"Shiva" 115mm Railgun

Linear Cannon

Section 8: Duel Gundam ;)

Section 9: Assault Shroud Armor

Additional protection, firepower and boosting power.

Chest Unit

Right Shoulder Unit

Right Forearm Unit

Left Forearm Unit

Left Shoulder Unit with 220 mm 5-barrel Missile Pod 

Skirt Unit

Leg Unit

Lower Thruster Unit

Upper Thruster Unit

Section 10: Duel Gundam Assault Shroud

Section 11: SEED!

Aegis, Launcher/Sword Strike, Blitz, Buster, Duel Assault Shroud :)

Quick Review

Plastic Quality and Detailing

Since this is a Bandai original, no issue on the quality of the plastic. As for detailing and parts separation, Bandai have done an excellent job.


Articulations are very good! Bandai did great with the new SEED series!

Duel Gundam - Basic
  • Head/Neck: Good!
  • Shoulder: Very good!
  • Arm/Elbow: Excellent!
  • Wrist: Good.
  • Hand: Good... I like the fixed hands ;)
  • Waist: Very Good!
  • Skirt Armour: No skirt armor.
  • Hip/Tight: Excellent!
  • Knee: Excellent!
  • Ankle: Good.
  • Feet: Good.

Duel Gundam Assault Shroud
  • Head/Neck: Normal... the additional armor hinders the head movement.
  • Shoulder: Normal...The bulky shoulder armor hinders the pull-out mechanism.
  • Arm/Elbow: Excellent!
  • Wrist: Good.
  • Hand: Good... I like the fixed hands ;)
  • Waist: Very Good!
  • Skirt Armour: Good.
  • Hip/Tight: Excellent!
  • Knee: Excellent!
  • Ankle: Good.
  • Feet: Good.

Looks and Feels

This kit a very nice. The price of 4200 Yen is pretty value for money due to the Assault Shroud :) Same as the rest of new SEED kit, parts separation and detailing are excellent.

The decals are in the right amount to improve the impression of the kit by a good deal ;)

Same comment as my earlier review on Blitz Gundam and Buster Gundam, I'm giving this kit 100/100! I love this kit a lot! If you are a SEED fan, this kit is a must have!

Fin ;)