The time has come for the Orange Destiny
The one thing that I wasn’t really expecting to do when I started work on the MG Dynames is that I would be taking this long to work on it. Although I do admit it is not something that I really mind that much to be taking my time with since I have been having quite a blast with building the MG Dynames thus far.
But It doesn’t mean that I would just leave this week’s Monday segment empty. Which is why I decided to do another unboxing fo this week, but this time I will be doing the unboxing on another the newly released kit. An unboxing on another of my most anticipated HG kit of 2019, the HG 1/144 ZGMF-X42S-REVOLUTION Destiny Gundam Heine Westenfluss Custom (HGCE) and as well I will be giving you guys my first impressions on this HG kit while I unbox this HG kit for the first time.
Release Date: July 2019
Retail Price: MYR RM 84.00* ( USD $ 20.15* / EUR € 18.20*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
Currently, both this and HGCE Destiny is the kits that are currently is my most anticipated Mainline HG kits for 2019. So you can imagine that this is really one HGCE that I’ve been aching to do an unboxing with ever since it arrived at the Homebase last week.
Why wouldn’t I be? Besides being the most highly anticipated HGCE kit for 2019 for me, this version of the Destiny as well has always been something of a Gunpla EXPO Exclusive. I h Thorugh out the years I have already seen the Heine Westenfluss version of the Destiny being made for the MG and RG variant and admittedly I was already expecting to see this too to be made into that ‘Expo’ Exclusive kit. So for me to finally to see this getting the ‘official’ normal Retail release is something that I really appreciate seeing and one that I’m more than willing to support so we would see Bandai would be more willing to release more obscure kits to the retail side.
Plus not to mention, frankly I really dig the orange color scheme of Heine Westenfluss’s Destiny more then the normal version’s so, of course, I had to have this in the Homebase first before getting the normal variant.
But enough chatter, let us start and we shall first start with talking about the packaging for this HGCE kit, shall we?
At first glance, for those that are already quite familiar with the HGCE Destiny, you will notice that this boxart doesn’t really look any different than the one that we see with the normal version’s Boxart. You have the different-ly colored Destiny looking badass, sporting the same pose as what you see with the original HGCE Destiny. Although if you do look closely at the HGCE Heine Westenfluss Destiny Gundam Custom’s box art, you will be able to see one major change that was made to the look of the boxart besides the obvious color swap of the illustrated Destiny.
The change that is seen here is through the bursting of the Heine Westenfluss Destiny’s wings of light. With the Normal variants bursting of its wings of light is a bit lighter, which enables the illustrator to illustrate a battle scene with the Providence Gundam seen in the background. With the Heine’s version, however, the illustrator for this boxart made the burst of the wings of light burst a little bit more to not make space for any background. But in a way that made the Heine’s version of the Destiny look even more of a badass when compared to the normal variant.
I as well feel like out of all the HGCE boxarts that we’ve seen made throughout the years, this and the normal variant is probably one of the best-looking boxarts that we’ve seen made for the HGCE line up to date. Again I have to really commend the badass work of Morishita Naochika here in really managing to create another boxart masterpiece for the HGCE lineup.
The side section of the box is as well is one that I find to be quite interesting to go through, with alot of very interesting info and lore strewn together here on the side section for the HGCE Heine Westenfluss’s Destiny. However, the one addition that was made here which is not seen on other HGCE boxart that we’ve seen is really what I feel to be what sets this one apart from all the other mainline HG packaging.
The inclusion of a character bio.
Yes, I know it is really not something that mindblowing to be included in. But even with that said, one must remember that is not really seen with the mainline HG line up. Yes, it is commonly seen with the series HG line-up, but not with the mainline HG’s releases. In which I really think that more Mainline HG box should have included in their packaging. Because besides going through the lore of the kit, I as well really did find myself having alot of fun going through the Character bios aswell.
Plus it is as well nice to learn about the character while at the same time learning about the MS that they pilot.
As I moved on to the actual unboxing part of the kit, I will admit I was quite surprised to see the sheer bright colors scheme on the HG Heine Westenfluss Destiny’s runners and parts. Although yes I’m aware of the very orange nature of most the parts for this HG Heine Westenfluss’s Destiny, however, I really didn’t expect the Heine’s Destiny color scheme to look this bright.
Another thing that I wasn’t expecting to see as I do the unboxing for this HG kit is on how detailed some of the section looked. The reason why I was surprised here, is because even though I do remember seeing the parts looking quite detailed, I really didn’t expect some sections here to have the same level of detail that I see with the HGUC moon. Which I do admit surprised me when I saw it for the first time.
What’s more, amusing is the fact that the kit has alot of runners that came together with the kit. Too bad that even for this version they didn’t include together a stand. But funnily enough, they did bundle in the badass Wings of Light effect together with the kit. Which is a bit pointless, if you don’t have a proper stand to use. Although we do admit that it is nice that they have it in, so if you do have an action stand lying around, you may be able to use it for this kit.
Another thing that I like seeing as I looked at all the runners, is just by how good the quality of the moulding for the individual parts here. I wasn’t just impressed by how good the moulding looked, I was as well impressed by the sheer quality of the materials that was used on the parts. Because, usually when you see kits with these kinds of color scheme on the parts, you kind of expecting to see some of the parts of the kit to have this cheap look to it. However, from what I can see here I can say that none of the individual parts on the orange or the bright colored section looked cheap.
I admit I’m quite impressed with the level of work that is done here on this HGCE Destiny’s parts.
However, as I get to the manual bit, disappointingly I do find the manual for this HG kit to be a bit of a downer. Although I do admit that my disappointment with the HGCE Heine Destiny’s manual wasn’t stemmed from the fact that the manual is mostly more less the same, no. I was in fact disappointed with the fact that the lore section for this kit is a copy-paste of what you see on the side section for this kits packaging.
Yes, even though they do include here more elaborate lore on the Destiny’s weapons system, but I was kind of expecting a little bit more lore from the actual HGCE Heine Westenfluss Destiny’s lore section besides getting the same thing from what we get on the box. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t expecting MG level of lore being crammed here, but I kind of wish they would put more effort on the HG lore section here instead of just copy-pasting most of it from what we saw on the outside.
Regardless, even with that said, we do admit that overall this HGCE Orange Destiny does look to be quite promising. I’m quite excited to see how all of this would fall into place and aswell see if this kit to be as good to build as it is to look at.
I really can’t help to feel that this is going to be one HG kit that will make me smile to no end.
With that ends this week’s Unboxing and First Impressions for the HG 1/144 ZGMF-X42S-REVOLUTION Destiny Gundam Heine Westenfluss Custom (HGCE). What do you think of this week’s kit that I just unboxed? Do you yourselves have the same experience as I did with this HG kit? So far this does look to be quite an interesting HGCE unboxing. Even though there are some sections that I wasn’t happy with but overall I’m still quite interested to see how this compares to the other HGCE kits that I’ve built so far. Would it be as good as the HGCE Impulse that worked on? or will it be better? That is one that I would find out.
Regardless of what I am expecting, one thing is clear. I’m really looking forward to starting work on this HG Orange Destiny.
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