1/100 Kagekiyo Forest Type by Hasegawa (Available From HobbyLink Japan – HLJ.com)
The Kagekiyo Forest Type is all put together. Will I miss the forest for the trees?
Now for some final thoughts. It’s incredibly colorful, but the manual is going to give you some suggestions for markers or painting to bring out its full potential. Kotobukiya kits tend to be on the fragile side when you’re trying different poses, and this kit continues in that tradition. Cement isn’t required, but would be quite useful in helping to keep this kit together. Posing without it can be frustrating as each movment requires a lot of readjustments. The polycaps also struck me as being a bit small, leading to problems with both the build and holidng things together. Taking the time to putty, sandpaper and paint would really get rid of most problems though. One nice bonus is that you can use the clear pink parts if you want to do the 3 player color scheme in orange. Also, no seals at all means you are still getting a nice looking kit right out of the box. Since it matches the original design well, this and the fun color scheme means it will definitely grab people’s attention when it’s on your shelf. Thanks for reading everyone!