The MG kit that still reminds me of Christina and Lichty death scene till today
If recall correctly, in this past couple of weeks I have been building and unboxing alot of 1/144 scaled kits. To be honest with you all I had another RG kit that I was planning of doing, but since I was in a mood of working on something on a slightly bigger scale…I decided to once again go through my backlogs to see what interesting MG’s that I could take on for my next MG adventure.
It took me quite a while to find one, but finally, I decided to settle on this. the MG GN-X kit.
So without further ado, let us get into it, shall we?
Release Date: Late Jan 2010
Retail price: MYR RM 130.00* (USD $ 30.13* / EUR € 27.11*)
*The price is subject to change, depending on the situation
That was the very first thing that came to my mind when I saw this boxart for the first time. Somehow rather this boxart me remember the heartbreaking final moments of the 00 Gundam’s 1st season for both the crew of the Ptolemaios and the celestial being Gundam team.
Which when I think about it, it could be one of the reasons why I hesitated to take on this because I kept thinking of the final moments of 2 of my favorite side characters of this series when every time I stare at this boxart. I remember vividly on how pissed off I was that they decided that they would kill off two loveable characters instead of the more annoying characters in the show.
But at the very least they did have a pretty badass send-off, so that’s good.
Regardless, I do feel like this boxart speaks alot on how well illustrated this boxart is because it manages to make me recall one of the most emotional moments (for me at least) that I’ve seen in any Gundam series ever. Not to mention it might be one of the best action-oriented CG boxart works by Morishita Naochika that I’ve seen thus far.
Because if we were, to be honest, the CG action scene on the MG GN-X boxart manages to capture the badassery of the GN-X well here.
Even though I’m a huge fan of the MG GN-X’s boxart, admittedly the thing that I like about this MG kits box packaging the most is its packaging.
Why? Well, that is because I missed seeing cheap MG kits getting the fat box packaging like this, and not to mention, getting MG kits in fat boxes like this feels like I’m getting a proper MG kit. Even though the slim box packaging for the modern MG kits makes more sense for long term storage for both the retailers and gunpla builders. Not to mention the newer box packaging as well help to save up alot of space for people like me that like to grow my backlog collection. But even with that said, I don’t care all that much of the advantages that I get with the slim MG box, I just want my MG kits to have fat boxes like this.
Anyways since we are getting a fat box configuration for this kit, it does as well mean that we do get a really good clear information section for the MG GN-X box packaging. Even though most of the information listed here is not translated (since this is an old MG kit), however, Bandai did an excellent job delivering the information adequately by using the promotional pictures of the MG GN-X.
As I moved on to unboxing the MG GN-X, I found myself to be quite impressed by the number of parts that I get here for this MG kit. Not to mention I do think the overall color scheme that I see on the MG GN-X runners looked solid overall.
The quality of the individual parts that I could see here on the MG GN-X’s runners is, as I expected from Bandai, really impressive. I’m as well quite glad that from my initial inspection of the parts through all the different runners, I could see that there are no visible defects seen on em.
But the thing that I find most surprising is that most of the MG GN-X’s parts do look quite simple, I couldn’t find any individual parts with insane details that I could see for both the armor and the inner frame. That isn’t something that I find to be a problem, but instead, something that I appreciate seeing. Because it has been quite a while since I build something that looked as reserved (when it comes down to design for an MG kit) like this.
Although even with that said, I’m a bit disappointed that they didn’t include the LED parts for this kit. The lack of LED parts included here does mean that I will have to get two of it if I plan to properly light up the GN-X’s GN Drive Tau. Which will be a bit of a pain in the bum for me to do.
With the parts inspection done, it was time for me to take a closer look at the MG GN-X’s manual, and immediately I found myself quite impressed by what I see here.
Why? Well just take a look at the GN-X’s manual front page.
But the front page of this manual isn’t the only thing that we liked. Even though the manual is fairly standard overall but we here are a HUGE fan of how they arranged the lore content for the MG GN-X’s manual. Because even though you still have the modern standard lore placed on the front page of the MG GN-X’s manual, but for the middle section of the MG GN-X’s manual you have a much more robust lore section of the GN-X. Not to mention they as well added in detailed illustrations of the inner workings of the GN-X in the MG GN-X’s manual here.
I think out of all the modern configured MG manuals that I’ve seen, this might be my favorite out of all. It is a shame that this manual isn’t translated because it would be awesome to take the time to properly read the written lore of the GN-X here.
Overall, I like what I see with the MG GN-X here. Seeing how much fun I had with the newer 00 MG kits, I do have a strong feeling that I would have a lot of fun with the old MG GN-X here as well.
Although I’m a bit doubtful that I would have alot of fun working on the dry transfer decals tho. Especially considering this might be the first time I will try to put them on an MG kit.
Hopefully, I could get it right on the first try.
With that ends this week’s Unboxing and First Impressions segment for the MG 1/100 GNX-603T GN-X (MG). What do you think of this particular Master Grade kit that I just unboxed? Do you yourselves have the same experience as I did with this Master Grade kit? I’m quite happy to finally open this MG kit up, I have been trying to build up the confidence to take on this one. No, it wasn’t because I kept getting flashbacks of that last scene of the 00 1st season, but it was more on the fact that I was building up the confidence to work on a kit with dry transfers so I would have the confidence that I needed to work on future kits with the dry transfer decals included.
I hope that I don’t screw this one up all too badly.
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