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Friday, November 23, 2018

HG RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom


Introduction:

As soon as Bandai began showing off photos for this kit, I knew that I had to get one. The design of this kit is based on the recent Intercept and Guard type GMs from Gundam Origin MSD. This is a great little kit, it's simple in terms of colors and construction but I love the look. If anything this kit has made me want to pick up the Guard and Intercept types.

Kit Talk:

The color scheme for this build is dead simple, green & gray. I originally planned on using two separate grey colors for the frame and external armor. However, after painting these parts, I determine that the colors didn't add to the overall scheme and painted them all to match.

The gray strips on the shins and ankle guards were carefully masked and painted. I'm a bit surprised by how symmetrical they came out.

The decal scheme for this kit was cobbled together from a few separate decal sets I've collected over the year including the Origin decal pack, MG Gouf 2.0, DX-06 and others.

This is a P-Bandai kit, and It may not currently available from JoJoHobbyandStuff. But, you can still get an extra 12% off just about anything in their store using coupon code "GOODGUNPLA". JoJo provided this kit to me to build and review, show them some love!

Photos:

360:











360:




One of the special gimmick parts for this kit allows the beam spray gun to be attached to the lower leg.




Another gimmick part for the kit is the mounting point for the beam saber of the right forearm.



Details:


The head visor is able to close if the Gundam wikia is to be believed; then this visor is only designed to protect the optics and isn't involved in improving the targeting ability.





Action Poses:



Unfortunately, an open posed hand isn't included with this model. It would be very helpful to have this piece to support the barrel of the rifle. I 'fibbed' a two-handed pose for many of these photos. They don't all work.

















The front skirt armor obstructs its ability to pull off a kneeling pose.





This is a P-Bandai kit, and It may not currently available from JoJoHobbyandStuff. But, you can still get an extra 12% off just about anything in their store using coupon code "GOODGUNPLA". JoJo provided this kit to me to build and review, show them some love!