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Prototype PG Strike Freedom

Bandai has just released pictures of a full prototype of the upcoming PG Strike Freedom designed by Katoki Hajime and Co. While the previous prototype did not display Strike Freedom’s signature wings which the whole Gunpla world has been going on about, this one finally has and it’s no let down. One look and the difference in the wings are obvious compared to the other versions of Strike Freedoms, well partly cause I’m a Strike Freedom fan. XD

The 3 most noticeable differences are,

1. The overall design – The current design for the wings follows Katoki Hajime’s “expose-more-frame” style which is great considering Strike Freedom has a gold frame. More good news, similar to MG Strike Freedom Full Burst Mode, this one will also have Extra Finish Gold Frame Parts on all exposed joints and frame. In order to prevent the gold parts from being scratched off by movements in the wings, there will be a special sliding mechanism for seamless change of the wings from Normal Mode to Full Burst Mode.

2. The proportions – Without me having to tell you, this is going to be the biggest PG so far and with such a dramatic wing span, you wonder how come you haven’t noticed it on a MG Strike Freedom yet. The truth is, length wise, I believe both the PG and MG wings are more or less the same length when scaled down. The key to it is the proportions, which as you can see, Katoki Hajime has taken the liberty to sharpen and reveal more frame to give it a more majestic look and feel. I must say I am impressed.

3. Wing gimmick? – This took me so time to notice. As you can see from the above picture, the PG Strike Freedom’s are currently in Full Burst Mode. On closer inspection, you’ll notice the gap is a little large and there seems to be a locking mechanism within the wings. My take? Wings of Light, definitely. But, for the price tag, I’m pretty sure the wings will not come bundled with the kit. More likely, it’ll be a special parts issue like every other PG launched so far. oh, the price if you ask?

25, 000  Yen (exclusive of tax)

Yup, it isn’t going to be a chap kit especially since it will be coming with 55 Runners, LED mechanism, spring (not sure if it is spring lock) mechanism and clear stickers. :D

Comparatively, PG RX-78-2 has 24 runners (including beam sabers)

While, PG Astray Red Frame has 36 runners (including beam sabers of 1 runner each and katana)

Not forgetting the most recently launched, 00 Raiser has 32 runners (inclusive of beam sabers and beam swords)

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Masou Kishin Robot Picture
April 5, 2010, 11:22 am
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New kit reviews: HGUC ReZEL
January 27, 2010, 2:03 pm
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Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn PV3 screens
January 27, 2010, 1:42 pm
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PG 1/100
January 13, 2010, 9:50 am
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PG 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame



WiP: PG 00 Raiser #05
December 21, 2009, 11:47 am
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nocked out quite a bit of this kit over the weekend. After I built the feet, I decided to build the entire inner frame first, and then will go back to do the outer armor. I’ve decided that I’ll panel line, decal, and top coat (flat) the 00 Gundam itself. The main problem is that there are quite a bit of stickers and clear parts for the GN Condensers so I’m going to have to leave those off to top coat then add later. Also, the decals that the kit come with are of the dry transfer type, while I’m not against dry transfer, I had a fairly good experience with the water slides for the Sinanju, so I’m debating picking up the water slides of the 00 and using them here too. The only thing is that I’m not sure when they’ll be available, and that they are split among two releases, so that means 600 yen extra to get both. Bandai sure is milking this kit for what it’s worth.

Anyways, let’s get to the first build, the feet. The feet here really remind you that you’re not building a 1/44, or 1/100, but a monsterous 1/60. The design here follows the MG Exia in that you have three areas of movement, but one ups it with some pretty amazing movement in the ankle. Add in the rubber soles, which was a great innovation brought to the line by the PG Astray, and you’ve got a very solid base to start with.

The internal bits of the feet.

Putting on the outer armor.

The rubber strips for grip, a great idea.

The ankle joint, full of side and front/bank movement.And feet done, sweet and simple.

So now we move into the legs, I actually haven’t built the GN condensers yet, figured I see how it looks beforehand. One major thing about this kit, is the use of the O shape. It makes sense of course, considering it’s the 00 Gundam which bases its lineage on Exia and the 0 Gundam itself, but there is a lot of “O” area’s. The biggest area of course being the knee area, and when you stop to think about it, it’s fairly unique. Most Gundams go with the simple knee with piston’s etc. A large amount of hologram strips are used here, even though it looks like a majority of them won’t even be visible. Guess you get the satisfaction of knowing you put them there though.

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