Well I purchased the RG 1/144 Wing Gundam EW sometime after the New Year. I actually had plans to build two of these. One in good condition and another really wrecked looking. I was waiting a bit to snap this together then after so many days of bad weather. The MG Marasai project I was working on was slowed down horribly thanks to the snow storm we had here. I let my curiosity get the better of me. Then that is how I ended up snapping together the shield.
I like this shield. It holds the beam saber pretty well and doesn’t do the arm sag thing. Cause it is the right weight for the kit.
So of course I do not stop at the shield. I do the leg construction which is not much different from the RG Wing Zero EW legs. Which not surprising since they share the same frame.
The crotch was just the standard RG crotch assembly. Nothing to fancy here also no color changes at this point.
The chest is where it starts having different color parts from the Wing Zero EW. The Wing Gundam EW has yellow where in a spot where the Wing Zero Would have blue for the chest.
The vulcans on the shoulders have a bit of yellow on them. I did put them together but I’m not putting them in til I paint them.
So of course after the chest what do I do next… The Buster Rifle. I was curious to how it went together and just how long it was. The main part of it seems to piece together very easily. Just 2 parts on the inside some small grey hook piece and a large yellow piece in the middle. Add the other side.
And of course add the barrel.
And you got your rifle.
Last part to go on the end of the rifle. This arm/head cover.
Then you can add the Rounds to rifle. The nubs here do not seem to be that bad. I had thought they might be a large hassle but not really.
Be careful when adding the rounds in. The fit is kinda tight and feels like it bends the plastic a little.
So ok, now I finally move on to the arms on this kit. Which is much like Wing Zero EW again to a point.
It is neat that some parts on this kit come undergated.
The Wing Gundam EW has yellow claws the Wing Zero EW does not have. These parts are very thin. They are also kind of flimsy, approach carefully.
It doesn’t take long to finish up both of the arms.
The backpack is also different. It sports different more flat backpack as opposed to the a more blocky one the Wing Zero has.
No angel wings on this MS. It just sports a different set of more bird like wings. Sorry for the upside down photo. I do not know why it came that way. but you can see all the movable parts in the inside of the Wings on this kit. That get stuffed between another blue Wing part.
I thought I was gonna have to deal with some pretty ugly nub marks here. But nothing like that happened at all.
The last few parts of the Wing. Just are some yellow pieces that go on the outside of the wing.
Wings alll Ready.
I actually snap in the backpack first. Then I put on the Wings. It felt like a simpler way to do it, instead of mounting everything on the backpack. Then it is all assembled minus a few parts I wanted to wait on adding. That buster rifle is soo long.
This kit also transforms, It is a nice simple one. It is also one of the many things I like about the Wing Gundam.
This kit and Wing Zero are easy to place on action base since the RG Adapter clips right onto the backpack of this kit.
This kit holds that large buster rifle pretty well. My kit doesn’t currently cause I stupidly miss cut the trigger hand that this holds. The Drei Zwerg kit does work with this kit. But it does add a ton of weight to it. You can’t mount the Drei Zwerg on the additional rifle rounds like the manga without some kind modification. So it does make a bit difficult to give it a hawk talon look in bird mode. This is though my favorite kit of the Wing Gundam EW so far.