Thursday, June 12, 2008

1/100 Tieren Ground Type Available on Hobby Search

1/100 Tieren Ground Type and HG 1/144 Ali Al Saachez's AEU Enact Custom Agrissa Type are now available on Hobby Search.

Personally, I think the design of 1/100 Tieren Ground Type, especially the level of detail all over the body has surpassed all the previous 1/100 Gunplas, including the ones from Gundam Double O. While the anime and the HG 1/144 version opted a more simplistic design, and made Tieren looks like a bulky cannon fodder unit. In this 1/100 version, it's still a cannon fodder unit (unfortunately ^^;), but a lot of references from present day military vehicles and weapons are added, not only beautify it, but make this MS seems quite believable as an advancement or even evolution of the weapons we have today in three centuries time.

I don't think I will hesitate much about purchasing this Tieren anymore ^^

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Even the Smooth-bore Gun comes in separable components.

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The cockpit hatch can be opened, with the pilot figure included can be posed standing out from it.

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Four parts to make the knee armor for extra thickness, and most importantly, no parting line ^^

The Carbone Blade still requires painting. ('still' because it's the same inconvenience as seen from the HG 1/144 version, but this time, no sticker is included though)

HG 1/144 Ali Al Saachez's AEU Enact Custom Agrissa Type is another great kit not to be missed. Despite being a great villain, this Enact of Ali Al Saachez made quite an impression even with only a few episodes of appearance (It was dumped by its master after he acquired Throne Zwei in Episode 22). Anyway, the streamline design of its body looks somewhat refreshing to me, even though the design is very similar to Union Flag.

The Sonic Blade comes as a single red part in this kit, so make sure you got the right marker to paint in into light blue as instructed.

Got to laugh at where the 20mm Machine Gun is located on this Enact XD

Despite the pinkish paint scheme in the construction manual, the parts are molded in more reddish color instead.