Small and white, Clean and bright
After going through a frustrating week with the MG Ex-S Gundam last week, I was starting to find myself having some gunpla building fatigue. So it’s good that this week I take myself away from building gunplas to work on something that is not gunpla nor Bandai related kit.
However, what I wasn’t expecting here is to find myself building something that is becoming one of my favorite plamo kits of this year.
Oh before I forget, Kimi here, and this week I will be doing a review of the Megami Device Collabro B1 1/1 Type Jaeger: Edelweiss!
To be really frank, I really miss working on the Megami Device kit. So as soon I was done with the MG Ex-S Gundam I immediately started work on this kit. But when I started I wasn’t really expecting much, in fact, I was really expecting to be working on something that is more less the same as all the other previous Megami Device kits that I’ve owned.
But what happened instead here is that I ended up working on something that really manages to be something that is really impressive and what makes it even more impressive here is that they managed it by not doing any major structural changes to the kit.
It is not to say that there weren’t any changes made to the design. Because there are some minor tweaks that were made here and there. But the changes that were made here is enough to make me feel like I’m building something different, and what’s more, I feel like the changes made here is like they are really trying to see how much that they can really do to further improve the base design of this already awesome kit design.
For example, let’s talk about the basics here, the build. one of the very first things that the Edelweiss got right. Usually, on any plamo or gunpla kits, one of the biggest things that we all get annoyed by is the part where we have to deal with the nubs. Even with the previous Megami Device kits, the nubs even though was quite easy to deal with, it was still quite a pain to deal with since there are some parts here and there I had to put in more work to deal with the bad nub marks.
However, that isn’t the case here. Because I was surprised to find that all the nubs that I find on the individual parts were pretty easy to deal with. Even though those that were positioned at very awkward places, I still find it to be quite easy to deal with. Honestly, it was was so easy to deal with that, most of the time I don’t even have to use an Exacto knife to get rid of them since I could just completely rely on my fine filer or fine sandpaper to deal with them.
To be really frank, I’m not sure how is this possible. But I do have a feeling it may be due to materials that were used here. Because, there were some sections of the plastic, especially the skin colored ones were alot softer than its other sister kits that I’ve worked on.
Speaking of individual parts, the Edelweiss probably is the only Megami Device that I’ve worked on that has one of the most detailed parts that I’ve seen to date. I was really impressed with the LEVEL of detail that I could see in the individual parts, from the stitching on the sleeves on the arm unit and the leg unit, all the way to the awesome hat like thing on the Edelweiss’s head unit.
I could really see the level of love and care that was being put into the design of this Megami Device kit.
But that is not all…
Because the articulation of this kit is aswell was really something that I was quite impressed by. Although the articulation for the Edelweiss is just like all the other kits that came before it. But what really set this kit apart from all its other sister kits that I’ve worked on is the addition of the ‘wings of blade’ backpack unit and that badass huge Rifle unit.
At first, before the two was completed. I was a bit unsure of how this kit is going to handle having all of these on it. But right after it was all completed, I was quite impressed by how all of them just work well in tandem with everything else here. The backpack unit, the ‘blade-wing’ unit works like a charm here. Even with some understandable limitations, I was still quite surprised that you are still able to do alot of poses with it and the fact that it never seems to get in a way of posing the kit as well.
Even the way Edelweiss’s rifle just worked well with the kit impresses me here. Just the fact that the kit is able to sustain the weight of the huge rifle with no issues and still be able to pose well with it is really something that I was really quite mindblown by. Although I do think this is only possible because of the awesome flexible hand unit that the kit was shipped with. Even though this might not be the first time I’ve worked on them but somehow I was still quite impressed by how well the whole thing worked. For something that is really flexible, I was still quite surprised to see that it manages to really securely hold the huge weapon with no issues at all here.
So you might be thinking after reading all of this, Am I saying that this is something that had no faults what so ever? Well, unfortunately, no.
Because even though I do think this is an impressive kit overall, unfortunately, the kit does have some issues with it. The Edelweiss, unfortunately, does have some minor fitting issues with some sections of the kit. I really don’t get why that at first why some sections here and there doesn’t really fit well and I thought I was doing something wrong here. But after going through some very thorough investigation, I found out that even in some of the shots of the Edelweiss in the manual that I could see that they had the same exact fitting issues.
It may due to the fact of how the parts were designed which kind of hampers the said sections ability to fully secure the area up. To be really frank, I was a bit disturbed by it as well. However, I really don’t think that the issue was that bad and It’s not really something that I would say that really requires me to do a huge major fix to fix.
Plus it was the only issue that I encounter here, so I wasn’t really bothered with it as much.
Overall, I do think that this is a pretty awesome kit. I really enjoyed my time working on the whole kit and even despite the fitting issue, it really didn’t take away my enjoyment of working on the kit. I really honestly feel like this is one of the very best kits that I’ve had the honor of working on this year.
I highly recommend getting this kit, because I really do think that you really will have an awesome time with the kit regardless if you are a beginner or a seasoned builder. As well since this is a kit made for a game, it is as well makes a good collector’s item for the fans of the game, too!
Even if this kit is on the premium side of things, I still feel that this kit is worth getting, because honestly for the amount of fun you will get here plus with the fact that the kit is aswell a blast to make will make the money spent worthwhile.
As long as you don’t have to sell your kidneys to get it, that is.
With that ends the review for the Megami Device Collabro B1 1/1 Type Jaeger: Edelweiss. What do you think of both the kit and the review for this Megami Device kit? Do you share the same thoughts with us or do you think that this kit could’ve been better?
It has been that awhile a kit made me smile. Although I was a bit sad to finish building The Edelweiss, however, it was thanks to the Edelweiss now I’m once again looking forward to immediately start work on a new project, haha.
Anyways, we will be back again this week more Let’s Talk Gunpla Segment on the coming Wednesday and we will be back as well on the coming Sunday with a new unboxing or review! So, do look forward to that!
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