【Kit review】 “hguc Gundam NT-1 (Alex)” Modify with “Mixing”
This time Gundam is Gundam NT – 1. Another name is Alex.
Alex is a nickname for nickname.
-What is the main feature of kit?
The kit looks better than the anime design, the body is short and the legs are longer.
It is an old kit released around the year 2000, details of parts are not sharp even for the latest Sharp Gundam Model.
Since the color around vernier of each part is not reproduced in the kit, when painting the color it will be mistaken to paint fine black or yellow.
The advantages and disadvantages are summarized below.
- The structure of the parts is simple and it is not difficult to assemble
- Indirect is one part so paint joints are easy
- Cho Boam Armor deals on a set of deals
- There are many parts that are color-coded insufficiently on the design
- Attaching Chobam Armor can not equip weapons and shields
- The movable range is narrow overall
If painting is done, only shoulder and face, rear fitting is necessary.
- Chobam armor
- Beam rifle
- Arm Guttle (2)
There are 2 ways to remodel
– What kind of modification plan is there?
There are two directions.
One is when you want to expand the range of movement of limbs.
The other way is to remodel it with an emphasis on appearance.
Focus on appearance
This time I will focus on looks.
Alex is unique in making joints, so we want to reproduce the shape of the joints as well as the animation.
Therefore, do not change the movable range and mix with other Gundams to make it look good.
What I use is the body of “GM Sniper 2” that appeared in the same work.
It is made possible by comparatively new kit.
Because the body is short body, even if you swap, the balance does not change much.
I will change the shoulder connection to BJ (ball joint) and increase the range of pose.
In my case, I will keep it standing at the time of basic decorating, so changing the movable range of the limbs is rare.
Focus on movable range
Since the fuselage and arm are connecting axes which are easy to exchange with other kits, rough completion will be completed if the knee joints can be exchanged well.
There is a method to prepare “hguc GM custom” or “hguc GM cuel” as desired and combine.
Even the connection of the waist can be successfully remodeled, the whole upper body can be exchanged entirely.
Those who like preference with armor may try to prepare together the waist parts of “hguc Hazel custom” and the arms and waist of “hguc GM Cannon 2” which is almost the same design.
Also, “GM Custom” and “GM Cannon 2” are easy to use and come with a good looking wrist.
Since the design of body and detail will change, it takes time to fix if you stick with it.