1/12 KOS-MOS Ver.1 by Kotobukiya (Available From HobbyLink Japan – HLJ.com)
The very first Kos-mos is now all put together. How will she stack up?
As usual, it’s a straightforward build.
Now it’s time for some final thoughts. You may have a lot of figures, posable and unposable. But when it comes to plastic models of ‘people’, it’s another story. Before this kit, Kotobukiya had Kos-Mos 4, which is the first plastic kit of the Xenosaga Series. This newer one is definitely good for Kos-Mos fans who may not have been happy with the quality of previous posable figures, or the static poses of the unposable ones. I’ve got to say that Kotobukiya has done a good job finding the right balance between looks and mobility. The mobility is not as good as figma, but still more than enough for a plastic kit, especially when it has all the weapons and the possibility of painting her to make things even more sharp. One other important thing to note is that if you don’t try any extreme poses, she stays together quite well. It seems that Kotobukiya has done a lot to improve this problem compared with previous kits. Regarding the paint job, it might be kind of hard because a lot of curving surfaces are involved, and it’s quite different from most mecha as you can plainly see. Overall, it’s still quite a good kit to build, to show off and to play with. Thanks for reading!