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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

HG RX-78XX Gundam Pixy


Introduction:

 What do you think of when you hear the name Pixy? Some fairie wings, maybe a tutu and a wand? I get the feeling that the only wish the Pixy will grant is a quick and messy end.

 The RX 78-XX is another in a long line of upgrades to the standard RX 78-2 Gundam. Several of these units were constructed during the One Year War, and they saw action in major and minor conflicts. Built without the core block system and with enhanced apogee motors, the Pixy Gundam was both lighter and faster than the RX 78-2. This mobile suit excels at close range combat using a paired of beam daggers and paired 90mm machine guns.

The mechanical design for the Pixy was handled by Kunio Okawara. The rounded features and exaggerated proportions of the model highlight the distinctive style of its designer.

Kit Talk:

From what I can tell the Pixy Gundam has a long in common with the design of the HG Ground GM from 2017. It's a solid design and features a lot of parts unique to this P-Bandai release.

It's a simple build, that is light on molded detail and basic in design. In my opinion, this kit does 'simple' right.

I mixed a variety of custom colors for this kit including the grey purple, light grey, and medium blue. I like this moodier variation on the classic bright colors of the Gundam. It looks substantially different from any other color schemes on my shelf right now.

I kept the decal scheme of the build very simple to reflect the simplicity of Okawara's artwork. I only used the iconic 'arrow through the heart' decal off of my old P-Bandai DX-04 decal sheet.

As a P-Bandai release, I can't guarantee that this kit will still be available when you're reading this. But, If you'd like to save 12% off your order at JoJoHobbyNStuff use coupon code 'GoodGunpla'!



Photos:

360:

Unarmed:





The angular chest with the quad vents and the chunky backpack give this kit a very wide profile from the side.








Armed:


The Pixy Gundam features two 90mm 'uzi' style machine guns that are unique to this kit. The magazine at the base of the machine gun can be replaced with a beam knife.








When not in used the beam knives slot neatly into the side skirts.



The extended magazines on the machine guns look a little silly on the back skirt.




Action Poses:


The posability, simple design, and dual weapons make this kit very easy to pose expressively.





Knife gun!



Details:


The small details like the triangles on the front of the knees, back of the arms, and on the backpack were carefully painted by hand.


The seamline fusion on the back of the head cracked and split after painting. It isn't too noticeable, so it was left alone.


As a P-Bandai release, I can't guarantee that this kit will still be available when you're reading this. But, If you'd like to save 12% off your order at JoJoHobbyNStuff use coupon code 'GoodGunpla'!