Tuesday, January 31, 2012

R02 Remastered 1/144 HG Duel Gundam Assault Shroud - Part 4

Remaster 1/144 HG Duel Gundam


The Remastered 1/144 HG Duel Gundam Assault Shroud is a really good kit for the age of the mold.  There's so much going on with this kit I think it will be best if I split the review between the Duel and the Assault Shroud.  So here is the review of Duel Gundam.  Assault Shroud review will come soon.

DUEL GUNDAM
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Front


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Side


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Back


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Top


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Bottom


ARTICULATION
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Kneeling


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Pretty good kneeling pose; although, I think Strike's was a bit more natural looking.
Duel's thighs are a little short, I think.


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Head can go up a little and not very far down.


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Head can rotate 360 degrees.


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Arms can rotate at the shoulders all the way around.



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Elbows bend 90 degrees.  The blue armor bit can swivel up.


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Which allows the arm to raise up almost 90 degrees.


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Here it is!  The most EPIC waist articulation you've ever seen!


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It can rotate from left to right a total of... what... 8 degrees?


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The leg rotates forward really high and backward even higher.


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Pretty decent bend out of the knee. 120 degrees?


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Left is the widest the legs will go, right is the widest flat footed stance possible.


ACCESSORIES
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The shield


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Attaches at the back of the arm and has two attachment points.


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The shield can be mounted on the back of the arm...


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... yay... so cool...  I don't understand mounting a shield on the back of a Gunpla's arm unless it can bend at the elbow nearly 180...  It just never looks right.


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Much better mounted on the side of the arm.


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BAMF


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The beam rifle just slips into the hand and you don't even have to take the hand apart.


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The Duel and reach it's beam saber pretty well.


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Duel comes with Beam Saber BLADES!


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CLEAR BLADES!


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That's it for Duel Gundam for now.  Assault Shroud will make a showing in the next posting.

Until Next Time:  Happy Building!

4 comments:

  1. I'm curious: did Duel NOT come with beam blades before? It's been so long since I had any of the SEED HG's that I don't remember if Strike had 'em...
    Anyway, lookin' forward to the Assault Shroud. Get the ol' blood stirin' for the upcoming MG.

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    1. No it actually came with a molded beam saber handle.

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  2. I have the original release. Duel did comes with clear blades. I remember it clearly since I broke the connecting peg in of them.

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  3. Yeah Duel came with them, Strike didn't. You can check the runners at Dalong.net.

    What I'm curious about is the connection for an action base. http://joesgunpla.blogspot.com/2012/01/r02-remastered-1144-hg-duel-gundam.html

    Scroll all the way down on that post. Is the hip joint retooled/modded? Or was that slot there on the original?

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