HG 1/144 RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom]

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Hi guys! Time for a Gunpla review! I had fun building and detailing him, he is RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 Hazel Custom. MS details here: http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/RX-121-1_Gundam_TR-1_Hazel_Custom

Front of the box:DSC_0072 Torso parts:DSC_0075 Head unit parts:DSC_0076 Shield and beam rifle parts:DSC_0077 Left arm parts:DSC_0078 Right arm parts:DSC_0079 Left leg parts:DSC_0080 Right leg parts:DSC_0081 Waist unit parts:DSC_0082

Then fast forward to after building and detailing him.. TADA!:DSC_0083

He’s pretty neat for an HG kit, lots of details and comes with clear decal stickers too! I actually for got to take a photo of the other shield parts, he comes with two shields, the other one is bulkier that can be attached at his back:DSC_0204 DSC_0203 He has a single beam saber only.. that’s sad.. because I’m a fan of dual beam sabers XDDSC_0202 DSC_0201 DSC_0200 DSC_0199 He can reach for the hilt attached to his backpack.. =3 that’s a plus! Its nice that his arms are double jointed enabling him to bend more than usual HG kits.DSC_0196 DSC_0194 This is where the bulky shield can be attached, you can move it 90 degrees downward to attach the shield:DSC_0193 And here he is holding the bulky shield:DSC_0191 DSC_0189 The problem with the clear decal stickers is….DSC_0188 You have to cut them a little so that the above photo does not happen, the stickers edges won’t stick to angled surface.DSC_0187 I like the bulky shield, makes him look more dependable XDDSC_0185 Here’s the smaller shield:DSC_0183 Ägain with the clear stickers.. doesn’t really go well with angled or curved surfaces.. 😦

Now he’s holding his beam rifle:DSC_0182 DSC_0181 DSC_0180 DSC_0178 I painted some details on the rifle using metallic grey, maybe I should have used copper or gold instead.. hmm.. XD And oh! You must have noticed that his fingers are red! It was a pain to paint the small hands, but I pulled it off anyway with a small brush and lots of light and of course, steady hands XDDSC_0177 DSC_0176 DSC_0175 DSC_0174 DSC_0173 DSC_0172 DSC_0171 DSC_0170 Now for articulations:

His legs can go about on the photo below:DSC_0169 Knees have less articulation because of the large contraption behind his legs.DSC_0168 He can’t split.. DSC_0167 I painted metallic grey on the small square thingy on his foot:DSC_0166 Then some yellow on that small part on the right side of his right leg and some copper on the front on the small tube like part:DSC_0165 DSC_0164 DSC_0163 Copper too on the small circle on his knee:DSC_0160 DSC_0159 DSC_0158 DSC_0157 All the inner joints and inner frame parts I painted Gun Metal:DSC_0152 DSC_0151 DSC_0150 DSC_0149 DSC_0148 DSC_0147 DSC_0146 DSC_0145 For his waist, the front skirts are of single joint so they move at the same time, side skirts can be moved too:DSC_0144

Beam rifle magazines are attached to both side skirts:DSC_0143 Here is the back of his waist unit, nice colorful clear decal sticker there:DSC_0142 DSC_0141 Painted yellow the ‘v’ in front of the waist:DSC_0140 His arms can be fully bent up to his shoulders as it is double jointed:DSC_0139 You can see the other moving joints here:DSC_0138 DSC_0137 A nice titans decal on his right shoulder armor:DSC_0136 DSC_0135 DSC_0134 DSC_0133 DSC_0132 Forgot to paint the small vents on his shoulders.. ah well.. XDDSC_0131 DSC_0130 DSC_0129 DSC_0128 There is a shield holder that can be attached at the back of his fore arm so that the shields can be easily attached by “slotting” it as you can see below:DSC_0127 DSC_0126 DSC_0125 DSC_0124  DSC_0122 DSC_0121 DSC_0120 DSC_0119 DSC_0118 His torso cannot fully rotate 360 because of his back skirt blocking movement.DSC_0117 Painted the small rectagular part yellow, should’ve been green but got no green paint as of now and I’m lazy to mix XDDSC_0116 DSC_0115 DSC_0114 DSC_0113 Painted the thrusters gun metal then some of the inner parts yellow:DSC_0112 DSC_0111 Painted red the small tube part on the front of his torso:DSC_0110 He has a pretty interesting head unit.. much detail:DSC_0109 DSC_0108 DSC_0107 DSC_0106 DSC_0105 DSC_0103 DSC_0100 Looking at the whole MS:DSC_0092 DSC_0091 DSC_0090 DSC_0089 DSC_0088 DSC_0087 DSC_0085 I had fun building this kit, he has a lot of places to panel line and detail. No problems in building him, though the clear stickers are annoying when they detach themselves XD

Things I like about this kit:

1. Nice bulky design, I like bulky MS

2. Quite a lot of detail for an HG kit, though some parts are still of wrong color.

3. Easy build, no complications.

4. Hands to hold the weapons are stable.

5. The shield holder is a nice idea, stable attachment for the shield.

6. Arms can bend a lot because of double joint.

Things I don’t like:

1. Just the clear stickers.. have to cut them to size to prevent the rolling up of the stickers.

Well that’s it for Hazel Custom’s review! till next time! =3DSC_0084

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