Hi there :) I'm back, and this time with the MG Psycho Frame Double Fin Funnel System from BTF.
I am pretty sure that most of us would feel that the fin funnels by Bandai is a little plain as oppose to the highly detailed MG Nu Gundam ver Ka, and this would be your solution instead of having to modify the existing funnels ;)
This package comes with Double Fin Funnel... so be prepared for a torturing repetition of 24x :D
Section 1: Instruction Manual
Nothing special to mention :P
Section 2: Runner
As you can see here... instead of 4 pieces per fin, it has been separated into multiple smaller pieces! The good thing is that the parts separations are very nicely done :)
One effort deserve a special mention is that, BTF uses "undergate" for all the pieces, which means you would not need to worry of scratching the surface when trimming nubs ;)
Section 3: Effect Parts
This package does comes with the funnel beam effects ;) Sadly, the stand and posing arms are not included :P
Section 4: Assembly
Below are the pieces for a single funnel system... see the repetition? I do panel lining with gray color instead, as using green would be overkill ;)
Work in Progress: Psycho Frame Deploy/Undeployed
Section 5: Fin Funnel, Psycho Frame Not Deployed
Section 6: Fin Funnel, Psycho Frame Deployed
Section 7: Fin Funnel System
BTF actually addressing the funnels combination issue by introducing more inter-funnel locking mechanism, as well as an external locking piece that doesn't spoil the overall presentation so KUDOS to BTF!
--- Pending pictures ---
This is a very matching add-on for the new MG Nu Gundam ver Ka as oppose to the original Fin Funnel System. Parts separations are fantastic and BTF is using "undergate" for all the pieces, which I felt Bandai should employ that for all new releases instead.
The detailing are very good as you could see from the pictures, but the flaw is on the plastic itself... the plastic is a bit soft and feels cheap... it would not be nice if plain straight build, but you can easily resolve this by applying a layer of top coat after completion.
I do hope that BTF would include the stand and posing arms, and some decals :P (am I asking for too much?)
Anyway, if you want to take your MG Nu Gundam ver Ka to another level of beauty, do get this.