• Gunpla,  High Grade

    HGCE Force Impulse Gundam

    I knew it would pay to wait on a HGCE Impulse. I very nearly bought the old HG model from Destiny‘s release after I convinced myself it wasn’t so bad (this took nearly 3 days of staring at the old kit until it started looking blurry and indistinct) but Bandai made all my worries moot by just throwing a new…

  • Gunpla,  High Grade

    HGBF Try Burning Gundam

    For the Build Fighters series, it was kind of slippery trying to choose the proper lead Gundams to represent in the All Gundam Project. Ironically I’m starting with Try instead of the original Build Fighters, but at the beginning I was legitimately torn between choosing the Build Burning or the Try Burning. The original Build Burning was just so iconic…

  • Gunpla,  High Grade

    HG Gundam Kimaris Custom

    A custom-painted Gundam Kimaris, hailing from Iron-Blooded Orphans. Not my usual M.O., but that’s because I didn’t buy or own this particular kit. It isn’t a commission build either – rather, it’s probably going to be the first in quite a few random custom-painted Gunpla, unlike my usual trend with going with a theme or collection.

  • Gunpla,  High Grade

    HG Gundam G-Self

    I have to confess now that I, like many other Gundam fans, never made it all the way through Reconguista in G. To be fair I gave it a chance – five episodes in I just couldn’t bear the narrative anymore – the animation style was also pretty jarring. But alas, this isn’t an anime series review, we’re here to…

  • Gunpla,  High Grade

    HG Barbatos Gundam

    Iron Blooded Orphan’s beloved lead Gundam comes out as a fairly slim and sparse High Grade – the box was nearly half as thick as a standard HG container. I suppose this can be chalked up to the Barbatos’ more bare-bones styling and general lack of armor panels where more traditional Gundams would have them. By the time I was…