Post by Darth Escargot on Sept 16, 2018 13:17:09 GMT -5
Finally got my HMM Marine Kaizer the other day. Here's an... unboxing?
The boxart is really nice, of course. What I don't understand is why the box is the size of a full-blown HMM Zoid's. It's actually half empty.
I'm counting about 220 parts plus polycaps here. Not that that's a problem - I'm not a fan of kits that are complicated just for the sake of being complicated. I just think the size of the box is misleading.
So that was a bit disappointing, but then I thumbed through the instruction manual and realized that the kit comes with waterlides. Thank the mecha gods for that, at least.
Since the kit looks like a one night build, I may actually snap it together and do a review before I paint it. For some reason I'm kind of itching to get this one put together despite my sizeable backlog.
Post by Darth Escargot on Sept 23, 2018 15:54:44 GMT -5
Right, here he is all snapped up. I had to leave out a few pieces, like the red beer can missiles on the shield, because there's no way to get those off anymore when I take the kit apart for painting. I took lots of pictures during the build and I'll put together a full review soon, but the tl;dr is, looks nice, engineering borrows so much from Bandai that it's kind of hilarious, will enjoy painting this, but too small and too expensive.
Ah thanks and i will look forward to the whole review! The ZKnight indeed looks good and i can see now the proportions are very different to the Tomy as for example the Weapons are way bigger.
The shield appears a little bigger than it really is in the picture because of the perspective - it's held pretty far forward, so it's a good bit closer to the camera than the rest of the model.
Still, though, you're right about the proportions of course, and I have to say what originally drew me to this kit is the fact that I think it's actually an improvement over the Tomy kit, and seeing it IRL now, I still think so. The HMM Z-Knight just looks spindly and weird.
Although now of course I want to snap that one up as well, just, you know, to see. Ahem.