So yesterday my Tallgeese from the Reddit Group Buy from ModelGrade showed up at my door. I immediately unboxed and got to work on it.
Hit the jump for the runners, some construction, and the review!
I'd say for your moneys worth you get a pretty decent amount of plastic, and despite being a mostly white mobile suit, you get a fair amount of greys and yellows as well.
(unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the verniers or the weapons/accessories during construction due to my desk arrangement at the time)
After completing the construction of the kit you'll have a fully standing tallgeese molded (mostly) in proper colors. the kit itself has a fantastic amount of detail carved into it. the color seperation really helps the kit stand out.
Even without panel lines or paint, I think this kit does a good job of looking fantastic. One thing that I noticed about it was that the suit itself stands a little shorter than your standard MG, and the hands are quite small as well. But don't let that discourage you, This kit is definitely worth the build I think.
The hands included in the kit are fix pose hands with interchangable fingers, and a ball-jointed thumb. the fingers included are as follows:
The weapons included with the Tallgeese are the Dauber gun, and two beam sabers mounted to the back of the shield, the other accessory being the shield. The dauber gun, and shield are all molded in multiple colors and look fantastic hanging off of the Tallgeese. The Tallgeese can either connect these pieces to the shoulder armor via a little arm joint you can plug in to the gun and shoulder, Or you can peg them in to the hands, and hold them freely. This is where my biggest issue with the kit comes into play. When the gun and shield are pegged into the shoulders of the Tallgeese, you can also attach them to the arms, but this SEVERELY restricts your mobility. your arm will only move at the shoulder at that point, so don't expect as much freedom when posing the kit if you're going to peg your shield or dauber gun into the hands, while pegged into the shoulder.
this wouldn't be too bad if the gun didn't go into the hand at such an odd angle:
It almost points upward, it doesnt look awful, but slightly awkward, and again, part of this issue is weighed by the fact that the kit is standing. I'd hardly call it a con to the kit, because most kits look better in the air than on the ground. So I hardly think it's fair to fault it for that.
In short, I think this kit is a great build for anybody who liked the Tallgeese in the Gundam Wing anime. It's molded in nice colors, and has just the right amount of grey to break the white up. It's a really fun build, and I'm glad I didn't resist the urge to dig right into this guy. The accessories and hand parts included in the kit, as well as the gimmicks included are all really fun to build and neat to execute. there's movable armor in some very cool places, and all the thrusters, who would say no to buying this guy?
-Great color seperation
-Backpack can cause some weight issues
-Legs can't move backward, pods can interfere with arm posability
-Weapon pegs when combined with the arms can limit posability in arms
-Ankle armor likes to pop off when posing legs
That's it for this review. thanks for reading! I'll see you guys next time ;D