Knocked out the rest of the 00 Raiser, which having gone back through is divided into 4 main parts: The nose, body, engine and side binders. I finished the nose, which I mistakenly called the cockpit, along with the engine last time. So this time we’ll do the body and side binders to finish off the 00 Raiser.
So pushing through the build with nothing but cleaning the snipped areas from the runners, I completed the 00 Raiser in about a little over 4 hours. My reaction to this is well… it’s not really bad, but then again it’s not really “damn this is cool” either. To be honest, the Astray had it’s bad ass swords, the Strike had it’s Aile pack, and the 00 Gundam gets .. a ship? That is flown by a pacifist, and doesn’t really bring anything bad ass to the table. I think this is where you see that the writers of the show said “you know what, we want to please the folks who grew up with the brand, and now earn the money, but we need to have something that appeals to the 10 year olds to get them to bug their parents to buy the toys. I know, lets throw in some 合体 and have stuff connecting to become Voltron bigger and therefore cooler!” Yes folks, this is how the 00 Raiser was born, they have to bring in the Shonen crowd. Anyways, to the older crowd, I just don’t see attraction. It’s again, not bad, but not great either. This is of course as a stand alone, so my opinion may change once I’ve built the 00.
Next up, knocking out the weapons.
WiP Part #1 time: 1.5 hours
WiP Part #2 time: 3.0 hours