Day 12: PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 by Shaun in Labels: , ,
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Here's the internal skeleton. I've sprayed the whole head silver as I want the vulcan cannons and vents to be that colour on the completed kit, as the rest of the head area will be covered by armour anyway.

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

I was very fascinated by the internal skeleton when I first snap-fitted this kit back four years ago. It's now sprayed with flat black and a layer of top coat, with exceptions on the shoulder and hands, which have a gunmetal colour on.

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

The shoulder flap is meant to accomodate the Sword and Launcher weapons system, which I hope Bandai will make some day.

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

The kit comes with the standard PG finger articulation, which is always cool.

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

There are flaps at the elbows which are meant to secure the shield.

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

Elbow articulation goes the full 180 degrees.

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

Besides a 360 rotation, the shoulders also move forward and backward.

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

There's also articulation at the torso, which allows the kit to move left and right.

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

Finally, the leg articulation is solid as always for this grade of models.

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam

IMHO, this kit's skeleton is comparable, if not much better than the following metallic/robotic figures.

PG 1/60 Strike Gundam
With 1:6 Hot Toys Iron Man Mark II and 1:6 Hot Toys T-800 Terminator Endoskeleton

This kit's internal skeleton was probably the template for many of the MG models we see today and I'm glad I finally got down to revisiting it.


2 comments:

  1. alstoys says:

    Dry brushing(?) might enhance the details of those internal skeleton.
    Too bad it will be covered by the body armors. But i saw others displaying thier PG's with some armor parts removed to show the skeleton.
    by the way are the PG's heavy? you can control how stiff/loose the joints?

  1. Shaun says:

    yup dry brushing will indeed enhance it, but i passed on it, since I display it covered anyway.

    They are not very heavy, and the stiffness of the joints can be determined by whether you place the screws in, from what I've observed.