|The Newtype's Mobile Armor, "Elmeth".|
Right above that, you can see the unit's name and to the lower left of it, the unit's number in the G Generation-F line of SD Kits and its name written in Katakana.
Below the box cover art, there's a big "SD Gundam: G Generation-F" logo. G Generation-F is actually a PlayStation X Gundam crossover game (that I haven't had the chance to play in the past) and this line of Super Deformed Model Kits are actually based on units on that particular game. Look closer to the lower left part of the box and we'll see on what year this kit was manufactured. 2001.. It's more than 10 years old already. Wow.
|Left Side Cover|
|Information about Elmeth's features and weaponry.|
|Back in 2001, this kit costed ¥400.|
|Right Side Cover|
|Front & Rear View sample pictures of a painted "Newtype's Mobile Armor".|
|Weapons list and a demonstration of how Elmeth's "gimmick" works.|
|Top Side Cover|
|Bottom Side Cover|
And now that we've completely covered the box, let's go ahaed and open the kit!
|Plastic bag containing Newtype's Mobile Armor's Runners.|
|Runner A1: 9 Parts|
|Runner A2: 9 Parts|
|Construction Manual Front|
|Construction Manual Back|
|Construction Manual Runner Count|
|Construction Manual Page 1|
|Construction Manual Page 2|
|Construction Manual Page 3|
The box and the contents are now done. Now, it's time to assemble "Newtype's Mobile Armor"!
|Seperate the parts from the runners...|
|Those are some big plastic parts there.|
|It has an inner frame for the Mega-Particle Gun.|
Now, for the actual assembly.
|First, for the wing-like thingies..|
|Next, for the inner frame where the Mega-Particle Gun is attached to..|
|Attach the wing-thingies to the inner frame. It is then secured with the Vernier.|
|Now, for Elmeth's main armor..|
|Remember the box art cover earlier? Remember how many 'Bits" were there in the picture? Well, this is the only Bit weapon that you'll get. They could've at least included at least two..|
Predictably, the Model Kit is pretty plain. Since this is a Model Kit based on a Mobile Armor, articulation in general is pretty much non-existent. Before we take a closer look at the kit's design and features, here are some basic profile pictures.
|Front face of Elmeth and its Mega-Particle Guns.|
|The Mega-Particle Guns can be tilted upward.|
|Elmeth's wing-like thingies. You can see half of the inner frame from here.|
|Opportunities for panel lining! By the way, I'm curious as to how this Mobile Armor moves.. It only has thrusters at its back. Huh.|
|There's a peg at the back. You can get another G Generation SD kit to hold it for a free piggy-back ride on Elmeth. Cool!|
|Oh, right, here's the bottom part of the kit. Lots. Of. Nub marks. *Sigh* I need more practice.|
I guess there's really nothing extraordinary about this kit and, in my opinion, most people won't be interested in purchasing this unless they're Gunpla collectors.
But the overall quality of the Model Kit is solid. The assembly of the kit is really fast since the kit only has a few parts to connect and all the parts are quite huge, so they're all easy to handle and good for beginners.
Also, it would've been good to have included at least a second 'Bit' weapon.. I mean, that's Elmeth's main weapon. I guess that's my only complaint about the Model Kit.
|It's this big! Looks cute from this point of view.|
More Gunpla Reviews coming soon! See you in the next post!