1/100 NSG-Z0/G Magatsuki Houten by Kotobukiya (Available From HobbyLink Japan)
Magatsuki Houten is a limited edition model from the Frame Arms series. Let’s see how it’s different from the previous knight and samurai, first with the unbox!
Sharp cover art of an attacking pose. Do you like loads of weapons? This guy does.
The box is a little bigger than a regular Master Grade.
The box side shows the price of 5600 JPY. Don’t forget you get a 20% discount from HobbyLink Japan!
The show off side of the box shows the new weapons. It’s looking wild already!
And also some new armor.
When you crack open the box, you’ll feel there’s a nice volume of plates, and of course, the typical (and well done) frame.
Cover of the manual with a brief introduction to the mecha.
Some more details shown in the inside for the color splash.
The building process doesn’t seem too complicated, as you can see lots of white real estate around some of the steps.
For leveling up, the official color guide is at the back of the manual.
Here are some highlight plates. Nice looking clear parts, and there are also some platinum colored parts.
Here are all the plates shown in alphabetical order.
Some final thoughts. Having built the previous 2 kits of the similar Durga I and Magatsuki, I’ve become a big fan of the design. This kit seems to be a powered version of Magatsuki, both by the name and the extra arms. I can’t wait to put it together and see how it looks with all 3 in the same photo. The experience of previous ones told me that this series has been good for both showing off and playing with. But with this one, will it stay together? Will the extra armor reduce the range of movement? Let’s find out in Part 2. Thanks for reading!