Saturday, August 18, 2012

MG Strike Freedom review part 3 (Proportion, articulation and pose)

So, it can be said the final post for this blog before it move to the next one but this blog will still remain the same. Lets start the third part of MG Strike Freedom's review.

Start with proportion, this kit has a lot of improvement over its predecessor (MG freedom). Although it still suffer some weight issues when i try to pose on with display stand but it still can pose very well without giving me problem such as fall off parts. The proportion for this kit is just "good enough" but not perfect yet. There are lot of modification that make this kit look even sharper. This original proportion make it stable in terms for pose, weight distributions and articulations. Non of the parts neither too long, too fat nor too big. Therefore, this kit has a very well proportion but there is lot of room for proportion improvement. Of course the non-grade 1/100 version can't be compare to this even though it convert from MG Freedom frame because this MG Strike freedom is using its all new inner frame after all. 

Talking about the inner frame, it can be said it improve a lot. Except the neck joint, Xiphias 3 joints and ankle joints are still using the ball joint type, others are change to "i think i shall call it as multiple bar joint" which is more solid. This type of joint might be a bit too stiff and complicated but it is more sturdier and works better for most of the main parts such as legs, connecting lower and upper torso (MG Freedom using ball type joint for its waist joint which make the upper torso always come off due to the weight of its backpack when it display in normal standing pose for some time). But i'm not trying to said the ball type joint is bad because it also very flexible for some other series. Overall articulation for kit was very good compare to it predecessor MG Freedom which rely on ball type joint a lot. 

As for the poses, check out my photos. With sturdier and more flexible joint, it can lot of dynamic pose from shooting, slashing to.... flying. I don't take photos with lot of ground pose as what i know most of the action for this mobile suit was on the air ( i try to make one but i failed). Like usual, raise up the shoulders armor and spread the legs as wide as possible, pull the arms straight and use the widest angle of the camera... VOW LA!!!.. Here comes the dynamic pose.

Friday, August 17, 2012

MG Strike Freedom review part 2 (detail, structure)

I almost miss this part and make the part 3 of the review straight away. Most of the people own this kit but if you haven't this might help you a little bit for understanding more about this kit (in my way).

So, for the part 2 of this review kit will focus on few things which are the detail, structure and the assemble process. Lets start with the detail for this kit, since this kit was come release during 2007 where lot of ver.2 U.C series MG released such as MG Mk.2 ver.2 and MG Zeta ver.2, the inner frame for this MG Strike Freedom was improve a lot from its predecessors MG Freedom. Unlike the latest RG which improve the detail of the outer armors, this generation was emphasize more on its inner frame details compare to the latest generation. (basically we can't expect any ver.2 of this will release in the coming... 5 years maybe)

In terms of the structure design for this kit, there are lesser ball type joints but replace with multiple socket joint. Since the MG freedom was suffer a lot from its weight issues (especially the wings), I think this is one of the major improvement in terms the joint to give the entire kit sturdier. (will discuss this more in part 3 of the review).

MG Seed/destiny series can be said the most famous in its sliding armors mechanism especially the tights and knees. These are the most complicated part in the assemble process but the hardest one will be the wings unit (will show more from the photos below). As for others, it pretty straightforward.


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