Onto the second part of Gunpla TV’s Master Grade build! This next step in the build focuses on the torso of the Full-Armor Gundam and shows you how Bandaiengineered the kit’s excellent shoulder articulation. As well, we look at the assembly of the vents and cockpit shutter before finishing with the backpack/ransel.
If you’ve got a question or comment about what you saw in this video let us know and we’ll do our best to answer it in the third segment of the FA build which will see us constructing the head.
In this episode:
– 1/100 MG Full Armor Gundam
I built MG RX-78-2 Gundam when i was in middle school, ad now i didn’t expect that MG has been improvised this much.
Great closeup shots, Syd. Lovely looking torso.
The previous MG Gundam, the v.OYW, also had a very good range of mobility in the shoulders and torso… To achieve the mobility in the torso, it sacrificed the core fighter gimmick so the belly segments could be joined on ball joints. The mobility of the arms at the shoulder was done by adding a second shoulder joint within the chest block itself – the shoulders could sit at the sides of the chest block like normal, or they could hinge upward and sit right next to the head… The shoulder mechanism was very similar to the MG Strike Gundam that was released at approximately the same time – a rectangle of the chest block’s top surface was mounted to this shoulder joint instead of being fixed in place. It’s a good approach for getting upward-reaching poses like the “last shooting” pose.
It’s impressive that they could get comparable mobility out of the v2.0 without sacrificing the core fighter gimmick – but for anyone interested in versions of the MG Gundam featuring good poseability, the OYW version shouldn’t be overlooked. (Of course, the OYW offers a different aesthetic as well – like a heavily panel-lined version of the Perfect Grade Gundam, instead of the v2.0’s pseudo-retro design…)
Yuri Barbosa Ordeste
I finished this yesterday, and it was my first MG thanks to hlj =D. I just have some human problems, asseblying wrong and this kind of stuff, but it defenitly stand out, it’s great and well worth it, the only problem is that my mom break one of the knee missile things, then it just rest in the knee. I recommend it to anybody who loves gundam and gunpla in general ^^
When you were assembling the torso with the first bits of Armor, it is possible to disassemble them, just requires a bit of patience and care to see where the clicks happened to reverse the process. I know it’s something you’d have to do if you want to go back and paint the inner frame and give it some detail.
Really great commentary and I like the heads up about the problem areas! I have yet to actually build my RX-78-2 Gundam 2.0. So I’ll come back and follow the build once I start on mine. I Just wish they’d upgrade the Guncannon so all the Core Fighters would be compatible with one another like on the show.
You show Angelo’s Geara Zulu, but not The-O?
Shame on you Syd; shame on you.
Seriously though, very entertaining series; nice to see the man behind the blog in action.
Again, great video. Lovin’ those close ups. Just to get back on the black finish. I’m ,unfortunately, broke so I won’t be buying another kit for a long time but I’d think I’ll get it done. Eventually
Oh yeah, one last thing, I’ve changed my last name (which was SaberBurst) to my real name (but I think nobody cares 🙂
I think you should put the closeup camera in front of Syd’s chest, so we can see what he sees infront of him