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Friday, November 16, 2018

HG Sinanju Stein Narrative Ver.


Introduction:

HG Sinanju Stein Narrative is a kit that I have been looking forward to for a long time. In many ways, the older HG Sinanju felt like a scaled down version of the MG. This new HG Stein feels almost the exact same way compared to the MG. The high grade does somethings better, and some things worse. But, overall I think that the HG would be a fine alternative if money is tight, or if you only have a passing interest in the design.  

This kit is currently available from JoJoHobbyandStuff! You can get an extra 10% 12% off just about anything in their store using coupon code "GOODGUNPLA". JoJo provided this kit to me to build and review, so show them some love!

Kit talk:

The main issue that I have with this kit, is that the Bandai made a very poor decision by splitting the sleeve detail on each wrist into two pieces. This isn’t an impossible fault to overcome, but the fact that Bandai could have designed around it without too much cost or trouble irritates me. 



Aside from the sleeve details, there are a few seam lines that should be fused on the bazooka, rifle, head, knee frame and half the fuel tanks. I’m a little disappointed that there are quite a few,  but as a consolation, none of these seam lines are particularly difficult to fix.


I painted my Stein with a more saturated color scheme at first, but after looking the pieces together I walked the scheme back to a less saturated scheme and only kept the more saturated grey/blue/teal color on the main body armor. One disadvantage to my specific color blindness (Protan) is that my eyes have a tough time understanding how some colors work together, it can be confusing and a bit frustrating, when my perception of color doesn’t really match reality. But, I had a good support network of people that can help point me in the right direction. 



All of the sleeve 'engravings' on the chest and wrists were painted using the reverse wash technique. I have a tutorial here if you would like to learn how to use this technique.



The decal scheme I created for this kit pulls decals from a pile of partial sheets I've kept over the years, including the RG GP01, HG Unicorn, HG Sinanju, DX-06 and HG Origin Decal set 1. I like creating decal sets this way, I can take elements of the lore (affiliation, design history, setting, style, etc) and build that into a design. 



This kit is currently available from JoJoHobbyandStuff! You can get an extra 10% 12% off just about anything in their store using coupon code "GOODGUNPLA". JoJo provided this kit to me to build and review, so show them some love!

Photos:

360:













360 Armed:













Details:



As previously mentioned all of the sleeve 'engravings' on the chest and wrists were painted using the reverse wash technique. I have a tutorial here if you would like to learn how to use this technique.











The flaps on the rear of the legs can swivel up to reveal a thruster bell. 




Unlike the MG version, the thruster elements on the back are stuck in this wide open configuration. It doesn't look bad, and it's easier to pose, but It would have been nice to have the option to close them. 




I didn't have a decal that matched the design of the Narrative's shield. The decal I found closest to this design was featured on the P-Bandai RE 1/100 Rebawoo.  





Action Shots:

The HG Sinanju Stein Narrative Ver. Is a very capable poser. And unlike the MG, it can wield its rifle without collapsing at the wrist. 















This kit is currently available from JoJoHobbyandStuff! You can get an extra 10% 12% off just about anything in their store using coupon code "GOODGUNPLA". JoJo provided this kit to me to build and review, so show them some love!