MG 1/100 Gundam 00 Seven Sword/G (Custom Painted Kit)

Introduction:

Hello viewers! I present to you MG 1/100 Gundam 00 Seven Sword/G custom painted build.

What I did for this build:

1. Snap fit + nib marks cleanup.

2. Primed every blue part with grey primer.

3. Airbrushed every primed part with Tamiya X-15 Light Green.

4. Painted some highlights and details using Tamiya Gold Leaf and Flat Aluminum.

5. Applied panel lining.

6. Applied decals.

7. Applied top coat matte.

And here’s what he looks like after everything:

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A little background on the mobile suit: This mobile suit is actually a weapons pack/equipment variation for the original Gundam 00, he appears in the Mobile Suit Gundam 00V side story. His armaments include 2x GN Beam Saber, GN Buster Sword II, 2x GN Katar, GN Sword II Blaster, GN Sword II Long and GN Sword II Short.

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GN Beam Saber:

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GN Sword II Blaster:

A new weapon developed for 00 after the final battle with the Innovators. It was first seen being field tested with the 00, and is said to focus more on long-range firing than close-range melee. The “G”, which stands for “Gun”, added to the Seven Sword’s model number is a direct reference to the addition of this new weapon. The blade presumably uses the same Condenser edge concept that was first experimented with on the GN Katars and was later perfected on the GN Sword III. Unlike other weapons on the Seven Sword/G, this one was adjusted specifically for Setsuna, who is an Innovator. As a result, it can snipe a target 1000km away while in Trans-Am. (Gundam Wiki)

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GN Buster Sword II:

A massive melee weapon with top class destructive power, it is attached to the solar furnace of the left shoulder, and has 2 modes of operation, a sword or a shield. In its “keep” state, a.k.a. shield mode, a large omni-directional GN Field is generated. From the scope of the GN field emission, it appears to also be able to protect nearby allies. This weapon is developed by Ian Vashti after he analyzed the GN Buster Sword of GN-X II that was captured by Fon Speak. During the testing of the updated Seven Sword/G, the Buster Sword II was also installed with the same stabilizer equipment that was used on the 0 Raiser to stabilize the Twin Drive System. (Gundam Wiki)

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GN Sword II Long and Short:

Long:

Mounted on the right of the waist, it has an enhanced rifle mode compared to the currently adopted GN Sword II. Conversely, it also has decreased rapid fire capability and increased particle consumption. It’s equipped with the premise of the complete operational Twin Drive System, though appears to be operable at some level even without it. During 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G’s first launch, its performance was directly being compared to the GN Sword II Blaster. (Gundam Wiki)

Short:

Mounted on the left of the waist, the GN Sword II was developed as a projectile weapon to replace the GN Beam Dagger which Setsuna often used when piloting Exia. The tip part of the sword is attached to a wire, and can be shot out and retracted as many times as needed.

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GN Katar:

Medium sized swords mounted on the add-on parts at both knees. The cutting edges are made of the material developed from those that are used in GN condensers. As the GN particles change to heat, the heat is transferred to whatever is in contact at the moment. With this feature, it is theoretically possible to attack at high temperatures that cannot be endured by the material of the GN Katar. While these weapons are in the prototype stage and are very unstable, the experimental concept that it uses was eventually perfected and became a standard for many powerful GN Sword designs that came after it. Actual confirmation of the GN Katars’ flaws being fixed is still absent at this point, though it should be noted that Condenser blade technology has been successfully implemented without issues on other weapons by this time. (Gundam Wiki)

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And that’s it for this project!

Summary:

What I like about this kit:

1. Many armaments.

2. LED lighting compatible that can be installed on the cockpit, on the twin GN drives and on the GN Buster Sword II. (Though I haven’t acquired one to try out on this kit, maybe next time)

3. One of the coolest looking MS on my display.

4. GN Buster Sword II.

What I don’t like about this kit:

1. The pegged hands! Weapon handling is very poor, had a hard time posing with the heavy weapons, even with the smaller weapons it was hard. Thumbs keep popping out, fingers keep falling off.

2. Small feet allows decreased stability and posing, but then again, this MS spends most of its battle time in space.

3. Arm and leg articulation is below average for an MG kit IMO.

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