Jan 28
HLJ : Luke

On the last episode of Gunpla TV we started on the Perfect Grade Strike Freedom and showed off that beautiful 1/60 scale foot. This time we conquer the leg and it is quite the project.  Due to the amount of parts involved we can’t show you the entire process from start to finish but we do show key points and draw attention to specific aspects of the build that you should find interesting.  Remember, these are the legs, so you get to go through this process twice when you build your own Strike Freedom.

Gundam Kits featured in this video:

– 1/60 Perfect Grade Strike Freedom Gundam

HobbyLink Japan Gundam

Comments

  1. Another nicely done episode.. Good job guys !!! 🙂

  2. I like it….. Thanks syd

  3. That’s alot of work for one leg.

  4. I have a question about how the armor fits on the PG Strike Freedom. I plan to do a straight build first then at a later time removing the armor to paint them. With my experience of building the PG 00 Raiser, I know the armor parts fit tightly and are difficult to remove without breaking them. My question is, is it better to sand down the grooves on the frame or the ones on the armor parts for ease of removal later on?

  5. You talk about how hobby magazines sometimes color the bit of plastic being removed to make it more visible – maybe instead of just talking about that, you should have done it so we could see what you were removing? 🙂 Or maybe it’s not important…

    I’m not crazy about the huge amount of in-depth coverage of this kit, personally. It’s basic assembly like with any other kit, just a whole lot more of it. This is the last I’ll say on that subject, don’t intend to complain or protest or whatever, that’s just my feelings on this series.

  6. Also I meant to ask – I have heard there’s a wing joint on this kit that’s a bit prone to breakage. Are you going to address that in the video? Sometimes, with regard to weak points like that, an gram of prevention is worth a kilo of cure.

  7. What size blade did you use in the 2nd part?

  8. Great Episode, was nice that you touched on the difference between the diferent types of gold. the leg looks massive!

  9. hi, I cannot find this video in youtube

  10. Did you unintentionally leave out the armor part that moves in the back part of the leg in the end of the build video?

  11. Nice episodes guys. I disagree with George when it comes to these episodes. It gives a nice look at the engineering and work that has been put into the kit. It almost gives you an idea of how the future PGs will work and how the hobby is progressing.

    Great job guys ^^

  12. Nice, a 2 part episode! 😀
    Wow, the kit is superb!
    Nicely done. 🙂

  13. It’s been a while since you posted some videos. Good to see that you’re back with some good GunPla content.

    Anyway, I’ve been noticing that the PG Strike Freedom is basically a scaled up model with very slight tweaks (here and there) and an LED unit for the eyes. It’s a shame that the “real” PG quality isn’t there.

    I would’ve liked to see things like a full chrome gold plated inner frame for 1 thing. I’ve seen other people build the PG Strike Freedom on YouTube, and I have to comment that Bandai went a little too crazy with the wing assembly where the dragoons fit. They made it overly complicated and I hear that there’s a part on the wing that can snap off pretty easily if you’re not very very careful.

    In regards to the thing I just mentioned about the inner frame should have been in all chrome gold, I guess that isn’t that big of an issue since you can always get like Tamiya TS spray paint cans in the gold color and color it up yourself. But I mean it’s a PG kit so they shouldn’t have cut back on details like that. Yea I know that only the parts that are exposed are in that shiny gold color, but it would have been sweet if the entire frame was in that. I mean you are paying a lot of money so I would expect at least something like that.

  14. nice one Mr. Syd…

  15. @cydchang – If you plan on removing parts afterwards you can sand down grooves on both the frame and armor pieces to make them easier to come off. If you remove too much plastic, however, they won’t stay on properly. For pegs you can cut the end of the peg off at an angle or widen the hole using a pin-vise.

    @George – We’re well aware of the wing joint problem and will be showing our solution to that issue on Gunpla TV.

    @pyee – I used just a standard hobby knife.

    @Jordan – You should see it on youtube now.

    @Bryant – My original intention was to build one leg with all armor applied and one just frame to show the difference, however, because i forgot one piece when it came time to build the legs for the video I had to switch things up a bit.

    @Charles – Your disappointment with the kit is understandable, but I think we need to consider that this kit’s suggested retail price is 25,000 yen. If Bandai kicked it up a notch and plated the entire frame it would raise the price of the kit considerably and probably price a lot of potential customers out of the market.

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