1/400 Evangelion Test Type EVA-01 by Kotobukiya (Available From HobbyLink Japan – HLJ.com)
Evangelion Test Type EVA-01 is all put together at last. Let’s see if this guy can (not) advance.
More weapons can be used for cool poses, including the progressive knife and an optional shoulder part.
At first I was a bit curious about the timing of this kit coming out 4 years after the release of the movie. But any doubts I may have had are now gone, as this kit is unique enough to stand on its own at any time. First of all, it is incredibly slim, which really helps set it apart. However, despite its body shape, it still maintains remarkable mobility, as the arms and legs can move in a wide range. and it only gets better if you have a base for it. Also, for modelers who don’t put in a lot of effort, no paints or markers required. Just simple lining, some water slides and perhaps a gloss topcoat can make it go from good to great.
On the other hand, it can occasionally be frustrating sometimes putting it together, as some of the parts are so tiny that you have to use tweezers to help. It might be best to clean up your work area first, so you don’t lose any parts if they slip out of your hands. In terms of accessories, I do sort of miss the A.T.Field though. The manual reminds me of Bandai ones in some cases, but sometimes it may take a few tries to make sure you’re putting the parts together properly. But ultimately, it’s a fun build, and the final product I think looks fantastic, and would look good on anyones legends of mecha anime shelf. Thanks for checking this out!
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