It took me about 4 days in short bursts in all, but I had a 6 month pause on completing my latest Gundam kit, but a sudden urge pushed me to get it done today.
I present the Wing Gundam Version .Ka. The ‘Ka’ is short for ‘Katoki’ and in Katoki Hajime, a popular Japanese Mecha Designer, according to Wiki, he is currently working for the Sunrise Studio, not suprising on various Gundam anime series. If you didn’t know, the Wing Gundam is from arguably one of the more well known and popular Gundam series ‘Gundam Wing‘. Well enough of the background info, back to the review.
I chose this version of Wing Gundam over the standard one because I always had a problem with the feather type look of the wings on the Gundam, most notably in the Endless Waltz OAV. The version in the series was fine, it looked cool, robust and not like some weird side line attempt to make it look…..angelic?
Anyway, this was the only Master Grade kit of the Wing Gundam that didn’t have the dodgy feather wings, good job it happened to look great anyway otherwise I wouldn’t have bought it of course.
If you’ve had experience putting together a Gundam kit before, you should know that’s it’s not entirely difficult, this was no exception, just a matter of following the easy to view picture instructions that come with it. If not, just so you know, any writing in the book is in Japanese, but honestly, there isn’t much, and the picture diagrams are enough to get you through the assembly believe me , I barely know a word of Japanese and I can whip these things together with ease.
I won’t pretend to know what all the parts are called, what does what and so on, I can tell it has a heck loads of bit that move when its all put together, IT DOES TRANSFORM into the jet mode, It does have a buster rifle, but not the double barreled one you may be familiar with from the series, however it does have attachable power cells to give it more shots and the gun itself is HUGE. There are also two additional power reserve attachments for each arm, both carrying three more power cells. Also there’s a shield that can be attached to either arm, even when the power cell attachment is on at the same time, and the lovable beam sabre. All of which are viewable in the pictures below.
Overall, like most Gundam Kits of this kind, whether they be High Grade or Master Grade (I haven’t ventured into Perfect Grade yet), this was easy to put together, no hassle with glue or painting, just pop the bits off the rails and snap together, that’s basically all I can say.
Can’t remember how much it was when I bought it, but its around £16 from HLJ
Any questions about the process, just ask via the comments. Meanwhile enjoy the pictures below.