Mack's Mechas

I tried adding some psychoframe to the Sinanju Stein. As a suit with psychoframe implemented into parts of the movable frame to test the limits of the tech, I always figured it would have more than just a psychoframe cockpit like the Nu Gundam, Jagd Dogas and Sazabi did in Char’s Counterattack.

I’m not the steadiest with a brush, but I’m still happy with the result.

My next kit I will be ordering soon; the MG Hi Nu Ver Ka kit! It isn’t due in stock for another month so until then I’ll have to wait, but I’ve been excited for this kit from I saw it earlier this year at the Bandai Hobby show.

My next kit I will be ordering soon; the MG Hi Nu Ver Ka kit! It isn’t due in stock for another month so until then I’ll have to wait, but I’ve been excited for this kit from I saw it earlier this year at the Bandai Hobby show.

Next review, the Robot Damashii RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Destroy mode (159 release). Firstly, the only difference between this and the prior released version which had added articulation is that this one has the hard points for the fullarmor weapons to attach. That’s it.

The figure itself is more of the same that I’ve said twice now with the Banshee gundams. The poseability is great, the details are perfect across the MS and the weapons are just what you’d expect for the Unicorn Gundam. The only added accessory with this set are the gatling lasers - the best useless weapons in all of Gundam.

The metallic red psychoframe is a really neat touch, but mine i splattered in a few places. It definitely looks better than the gold / orange combo on the Banshees.

Overall, for a redesign of a redesign this figure is very well done. I give it 8/10, some paint splatters and weak joints take off a few points.

I decided to take away my MG kits for a while and let the Damashii take pride of place. I definitely need to get some display stands for them, that much is obvious. But for now they look decent enough as is. Review of my new Unicorn Gundam Damashii (159 release) to come later!

I decided to take away my MG kits for a while and let the Damashii take pride of place. I definitely need to get some display stands for them, that much is obvious. But for now they look decent enough as is. Review of my new Unicorn Gundam Damashii (159 release) to come later!

Back from England again, so have a new review. This time it’s one of my oldest Damashii figures, but by far the best Damashii figure I have (not favourite of mine, but definitely the best) GAT X 102 Duel Gundam Assault Shroud.

This figure has the best accessories and poseability of all the Damashii figures I own (currently 7) and has amazing detail too. It comes with the Beam gun / grenade launcher, shield, two beam sabers, the assault shroud armour and multiple hands.

Some of the joints on the figure are strange ones that I’ve never seen before on a kit or a figure before, but they don’t feel fragile either so that’s bonus points. The most fragile joints by far are the wrist joints. They are balljoint attachments that are on swivel joints. Makes for great poseability, but dammit they flex more than they should sometimes when changing out hands.

The assault shroud armour I don’t really like. It’s a neat bonus, but it severely limits posing. The rail gun and missiles are a nice touch, but are not that great of a payoff for the lack of movement when shelving it in a decent pose.

I give this figure 9/10. The extras are give and take and there’s some fragility issues, but all around this is definitely one of the best examples of the Damashii line there is.

If you like my Gundam prints I made for QCon XXI, you can get copies of them here from Joshuagundamu who has kindly started a cross promo to sell my Gundam prints for me.

So just when I’m saving up to go see my boyfriend, Forbidden Planet got in a crap tonne of Damashii Gundam figures :I aren’t I lucky? But I did manage to get one at least, so I chose the RX-0 2 Banshee Norn!

The Banshee Norn is the same core figure as the original Banshee Damashii with new pegholes in the legs for the missile pods used on the fullarmor Unicorn. Other than that, it’s the same. The Armed Armor systems are fantastic. The shield unfolds in a few separate places (but does not fully collapse closed) and has a noticable regular shield beneath it (not removable, I’ve tried).

The weapons are great too. Unlike the last Banshee, you do not get the bazooka or the railgun or the claw. Just the beam magnum with rotary weapon system and 4 beam sabers (2 blades included). But still, it is alot for all it cost. This figure was less than half the price of the first Banshee figure.

Which is why I will overlook the looser articulation. My first Banshee has tight joints that don’t move until you make them. This one has some joints, namely the knees and shoulders, that are quite loose to the touch. But for the price I can overlook them.

I’m giving this figure 8/10. Lack of an onscreen weapon (minisabre in the rotary system) and loose joints knock off a couple of points, but I still highly reccomend it.

I now have every kit I bought at the Belfast Comic Con painted, built and shelved for display. They took all summer and they were all worth every penny put into them! If I had to average a cost to build these kits, I’d say £350 at least total investment for the kits, paints and display stands.

I now have every kit I bought at the Belfast Comic Con painted, built and shelved for display. They took all summer and they were all worth every penny put into them! If I had to average a cost to build these kits, I’d say £350 at least total investment for the kits, paints and display stands.

I took a few photos of my twin Unicorn units together. The Banshee is having alot of trouble holding together. I’m tempted to disassemble it and  paint it to help toughen the joints.

Anyway, for now it held up well to get in some neat poses with the Unicorn alongside it.

The second kit I built while away, the Unicorn Gundam OVA version. With this one I had ALOT of fun building it. It has no paint whatsoever and I’m keeping it that way. No colour on the V fin / horn either, I love it plain white.

Next to the Banshee I’ve noticed some mold degradation over time. This earlier kit of the mold is very sturdy and never sways, yet the Banshee can barely stay on its feet. Might wanna look into that Bandai…

I tried recreating a few poses with this one, 3 to be exact. I’ll post side by side comparisons in a few minutes.