Mark Wilson (mmwilson2@earthlink.net)
Sat, 28 Oct 2000 10:43:54 -0400


Is this a 1/100 or 1/144 (HGUC) kit?

> [Original Message]
> From: Chris Maier <oom9@crosswinds.net>
> To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> Date: 10/28/00 10:34:17 AM
> Subject: RE: [gundam] HG Gelgoog Marine review
>
> Sounds sweet. Think that it would look good with Cima's colors?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of Kev K
> Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2000 3:17 AM
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: [gundam] HG Gelgoog Marine review
>
>
> Yes, I know everyone is dying to hear the details on this kit. I must say
> that the HG line keeps getting better and better. The proportions
> throughout the body are nice except for the head where I find a bit wee
too
> wide.
>
> No major problems in assembling the kit, pretty straight forward.
> This guy is filled with details. Under the skirt and under the legs
you'll
> actually find moveable thrusters like in the MG Gelgoog.
> As for posing, this guy rocks!!! Yes we know that the leg can't stretch
> upright but that's just because of the design fault. Gelgoog wasn't
> designed for sitting down, instead it's designed to soar in space.
>
> The fuel tanks in the backpack can be detached and it's all connected by
> polycaps. The same goes for the spike shield. The MMP-80 gun is nicely
> molded but I find it little bit small in proportion to the kit. The 2 beam
> sabers are molded in clear yellow plastic and that goes for the hilts too.
> So you have to paint the hilt to match the grey color.
>
> This kit also comes with four sets of hands. Two closed fists to hold the
> lightsabers. One to hold the gun on the right arm. And the last one is
open
> palm for the left arm.
>
> Colors are molded throughout except for the small parts where painting is
> required for detailing. However the grey parts a bit too dark, compared
to
> the pictures. The green is just fine.
>
> Now before I end this review I want to point out one nice feature that I
> didn't expect at all. The back side of the leg (not thigh) is one huge
> plastic panel that covers up the leg. Take a look on the pictures of the
> back side and check for the panel lines that separates them. That whole
> panel is one part. A pretty neat feature because now you can make
dioramas
> of the Gelgoog in repairs convincingly. Not to mention battle damage too.
>
> This one HG kit you won't be disappointed. Enjoy.
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