WiP: PG 00 Raiser #00

We’ve got to start somewhere, so lets start right with the box.  I’m sure you’ve all seen pictures around the net, and while the box looks pretty huge, it is actually much more compact than I was expecting.  Not to say that it’s small, just much more compact.

So here’s the box with the stand.

Comparin with a regular HGUC box, you can get the idea that the stand is the same size as an HGUC box.

Comparing it with an MG Zaku II box, one of the compact ones.

Now here’s the real comparison, you can see now that the 00 Raiser box ends up being shorter than the PG Astray box.

The PG Astray box is also taller, but the 00 Raiser box is wider.

An English description, that actually makes sense.

Opening it up we find that the two boxes are seperated for the respective models.

For a total of 50 plus runners.

Which will lead to a lot of plastic bags to throw away.

The intruction manual is in full color, with the usual bits and pieces of info.

But the most interesting part is the full genealogy chart of the 0 Gundam

Quite amazing to see how they trace all the designs from the show, manga, variants, and so on.

So overall the PG 00 Raiser comes much more compact than expected, but there is still 50+ runners waiting to be snipped. Next up I’ll be starting the WiP from the Raiser itself.

8 thoughts on “WiP: PG 00 Raiser #00

  1. Val Varo: looking forward to the challenge of the build!

    GaiGun: えぇ、えっ? I take it you ended up getting it if you ordered the clear parts? I’ve not ordered yet, was going to do it towards the end of the month, but I didn’t know it was COD. Man, that’s kind of shoddy, considering that they gave you most of the cler parts with the Astray…

  2. have to order through bandai’s website with the code that comes on the hagaki in the box. When you do that you have to choose C.O.D. or credit card. The credit card option is a bit cheaper for course. Bandai have made it a bit of a trial to get these things, and if you don’t have a japanese address you won’t be able to fill out the form on their website. There is also a disclaimer at the bottom of their page which states that once you get the clear parts on you may not be able to remove them without damaging them. Thanks, Banda!

  3. Tonzo: At this point, no, I will not be painting. To be honest, working with the amount of parts that a PG comes with and spray cans doesn’t seem to be a good idea, especially cost-wise. If I were to paint it, I’d want to airbrush.

    Gaigun: Yeah, I will flat out say that the clear parts is where Bandai f’ed up on this kit. Not only are they charging you for it, as well as ripping you on shipping, there’s a good chance you will break either your regular pieces or the clear parts trying to swap. If I get the clear parts, I will probably turn around and just sell them since I wouldn’t want to break down the kit after it’s built anyways.

    Chubbybots: Yeah, in a way it’s amazing how they forced so many suits to evolve from one mobile suit. They do show how they’ve advanced into the suits for the movie, but no pictures.

  4. Not sure if you knew this, but there are some warnings saying that you absolutely CANNOT disassemble the complete model, so you need an unbuilt kit to make use of the clear parts.

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