1/100 MG Freedom Gundam Review

Ok. I’m finally done taking all the pictures for this review XD

Freedom is the first gundam I’ve ever built. Yes, I jumped right into a master grade >.>

The building process took me roughly 5 days as you can see from the work in progress section of Freedom. I kind of rushed this model since I couldn’t wait to see how it looked like. Many nub marks here and there. They are definitely visible LOL. I’m sure I could’ve done better but hey, practice makes perfect right? Let’s get to the review shall we?



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ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam
Appears in: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
First Appearance: Episode 34
Designed by: Kunio Okawara
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General Characteristics:-
Model Number: ZGMF-X10A
Manufacturer: Zaft
Head Height: 18.03 meters
Weight: 71.5 metric tons
Powerplant:Ultracompact nuclear fission reactor, power output rated at 8826 kW 
Armor: Phase Shift Armor
Pilot: Kira Yamato

 

This isn’t the information on the model itself though LOL XD 71.5 metric tons for a model kit…I don’t think so~ 

Freedom without its accessories and decals

Freedom without it's accessories and decals

The gundam itself wasn’t really that hard to construct. I could’ve probably fixed it in a day but then I was too busy trying to clean off the nub marks but alas I failed miserably.  

As you can see from the picture, Freedom looks quite plain without his wings and side cannons. It has the basic gundam colours: White, Red, Blue. The small V fins are coloured yellow. 


Freedom sinking in the sea of runners!

Freedom sinking in the sea of runners!

The runners after all the pieces have been cut out

The runners after all the pieces have been cut out

 

Look, its Kira! *waves* ahahaha you can barely see him in there .

Look, it's Kira! *waves* ahahaha you can barely see him in there >.>

 

Articulation:

 
               Shoulder pads go up that high. Arm bends on a double joint. Rests fully flushed

Fingers: Thumb is on a ball joint. Index and the other 3 fingers not on a ball joint

Fingers: Thumb is on a ball joint. Index and the other 3 fingers not on a ball joint

 

 

 

 

 

 
             Back skirt goes that far. Front skirts goes upwards and is on some kind of joint
 
       Leg goes forward that far 90 degrees                   Bends backwards on a double joint.  

Front of the foot can go upwards because its on a seperate joint

Front of the foot can go upwards because it's on a seperate joint

Freedom readying his run stance

Freedom readying his run stance

Decals:

Left: Warning decals   Right: Dry Transfer decals

Left: Warning decals Right: Dry Transfer decals

 Moments later….

 

Kira Yamatos personal Freedom!

Kira Yamato's personal Freedom!

Back skirt decal: M.E.T.E.O.R

Back skirt decal: M.E.T.E.O.R

Wings attached, with decals too!

Wings attached, with decals too!

 

 

 

 

Problems:

 

 

Well, I DO have some complaints. First of all is that it‘s kind of back-heavy. Adding the wings won’t topple it over to its back but when you fully open the wings, he won’t be able to stand. You’ll need the stand that’s included if you wanna show him off with fully opened wings. Next is the hands. It doesn’t have any peg to hold the weapons so they tend to wobble around, especially the beam rifle. The last complaint I have is that the ankle guard has these 2 pieces that you have to insert on the bottom. The problem is that they’re quite loose and fall off easily. It’s not that easy to put back on..so yeah. The picture below will show which part I’m talking about:
 
                                                              They’re so damn annoying!

Posing time~ 

On the stand with wings fully opened

On the stand with wings fully opened

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to fly off?

Ready to fly off?

Dual beam sabres FTW!

Dual beam sabres FTW!

Its time to kick some ass~

It's time to kick some ass~

A cool feature of the beam sabres is that they can combine to become one. A single beam sabre that has beams coming out from both ends. Sick.Ass
 
 

Go go go!

Go go go!

I demand your food!

I demand your food!


                            Attempted use of beam sabre as laser beam effects: PHAIL’ed XD

Concentrating...Wait Im being targeted arent I!?

Concentrating...Wait I'm being targeted aren't I!?

Evasive maneuver!!

Evasive maneuver!!

Caught you off-guard didnt I!? Bwahahhaha!

Caught you off-guard didn't I!? Bwahahhaha!

Shields up! I need reinforcements! Wait..Im Kira Yamato! I dont need reinforcements!

Shields up! I need reinforcements! Wait..I'm Kira Yamato! I don't need reinforcements!

Seed mode activate! I seee youu~~

Seed mode activate! I seee youu~~

Youre mine now!

You're mine now!

Deploying cannons!



Looks like it’s time to activate Hi-MAT mode!

                    


 
 

Trying to pose it like the boxart

Trying to pose it like the boxart

Did I succeed? Nahh~

Did I succeed? Nahh~

Closing Remaks:

Well, I may have rushed it and all but I’m still satisfied with it. Maybe next time when I get better I’ll try and clean up this model. Overall, a beautiful model kit that any Seed/Seed Destiny fan should have. Minor complaints aside, this model is amazing. I don’t know about the newer models since this model is quite old but so far so good. Get this master grade if you have the chance *thumbs up* 
See you next time!

                  

See you next time!

See you next time!

 

8 Responses to 1/100 MG Freedom Gundam Review

  1. Pingback: Freedom’s review is up! « ~Fadhli’s Gundam Blog~

  2. jojosochi says:

    OMG! it’s really gorgeous! you are considered good for a beginner 😉 Seems like Freedom looks a little bit alone.. hehe.. get Justice too 😀 or Strike Freedoom.

    Mm.. Actually Seed/Destiny Master Grade Gunpla is still quite ok and is not consider old 😉 Considering the fact that after the first series of 00 Gundam started playing for so long, only until now Bandai just recently announced the release of the very first MG Exia. Even the 00 Raiser designer version is not considered as Master Grade.

    Good job 😉 can’t wait to see your next project XD by the way, do you mind telling me what’s your camera’s model?=D your shots are good 😉

  3. eighteleven says:

    Jojo: LOL thanks man. My camera’s Canon EOS 450D

  4. jojosochi says:

    i see.. nice camera you have 😉 smart choice you have make, mind is Canon EOS 40D using 24-70mm f2.8L lens 😀 Double H planning to get a better camera too.

    Taking photo also one of my hobby, but my skill not really as pro.. haha.. still in learning stage 😉

  5. eighteleven says:

    Cool! Taking photos is one of my hobby too XD

  6. Z says:

    last one for now… be back for more later!

  7. Lim says:

    i just got my freedom mg today, i know its very late lol, but i want to ask, do u notice the shoulder pad are quite loose??

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