Rather than keep you waiting, lets go ahead and jump into the WiP, it’s short and simple.
The box, like the SD Gundam is monochrome as well
The runners are all black, with the original manual, plus bonus seals
The leg parts, one leg completed at the top
Followed by the arm
The body and waist are molded as two parts, with backpack at the bottom
Power cables are snap and fit
The torso/waist completed
All the parts ready to be put together
Compared to the HGUC Hi-ν and Geara Doga, the Gouf build is much simpler, especially with the waist and torso molded as two parts to be snapped together, as this is a much older kit. This leads to some limitations with the leg movement and posing (no splits for him!) but that can’t be helped. Again, the draw of Ecopla is the pure black, as it looks pretty cool overall. While you can sort of see the gate mark damage left from snipping off the runners, overall, it doesn’t really stand out. In fact, this is a pure cut and fit, with no sanding/design knife trimming at all. Anyways, next post will be the completed shots.