MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame is piloted by Gai Murakumo, a mercenary from Serpent Tail. To know more about Gai then go read the Gundam Seed Astray manga(which I have not read yet xD)
This master grade release is of the 2nd Revise of Blue Frame aka Gundam Astray Blue Frame 2nd L. It costs around 4800 yen and was released on October 2009.
Here’s the technical specifications for the Blue Frame 2nd Revise:
Profile: Model Number: MBF-P03 Second L
Developed from: MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame
Launched: January 25, 71 C.E.
Manufacturer: Morgenroete, Inc
Operator: Serpent Tail
Known Pilots: Gai Murakumo
Head height: 17.53 meters
Max Weight: 64.4 metric tons
Power-plant: Ultracompact Energy Battery
Accomodation: Pilot only, Cockpit in Chest
Armor: Foaming metal
– 2 x “Igelstellung” 75mm multi-barrel CIWS
– 6 x “Armor Schneider” combat knife(2 on each foot, 2 hand carried)
-Tactical Arms 90mm Gatling Gun
-Tactical Arms Sword
Weapons & Accessories:
No beam sabers, No shields and no beam rifles?! Who cares! His Tactical Arms 2 can do all of those! LOL I really liked the inclusion of an action base 2 because the sword by itself is super heavy and Blue Frame wouldn’t be able to do any action poses without some kind of stand for the sword.
Awesome articulation all around! One of the best articulated master grades I think! Playability is high because of all the possible poses you can pull off.
-Painted the head camera using clear green
-Painted the fingers with white paint
-Tried to put most of the stickers but failed some of them horribly
-Didn’t use much of decals since some of them were on uneven surfaces(omg wtf sinanju!?)
-The small green triangles on the shoulder armer(LOLWTF!?) are foil stickers -.-”
-The black isn’t exactly..black. They’re abit glossy and have some silver spots on them. This makes nub marks for them quite visible since they’re a diff coating from their base colour
-Nice colour scheme
-Astrays are always awesome
-Tactical Arms 2.
-Knives on the foot? Count me in!
-Has an included action base 2, and it’s blue!
-Sturdy and stable for a high articulated model kit
-Lots of details which truly shows how awesome Master Grades are
-On the expensive side
-Fingers didn’t come painted T.T”(all the fingers were just molded in blue)
-Black nub marks are ugly on shiny/smoky black parts
-I find his head a little bit weird(wtf?!)
-Tactical Arms is heavy while the handle is super thin and fragile!
-Can’t really pose much with the sword(Unless you’re super creative unlike me ^^)
Conclusion: This master grade is awesome! Get it! I mean you get a big sword, you get a free stand for the sword, and you get an awesome looking kit! He’s stable for such an articulated figure and I love that! If you don’t like the colour blue then I guess wait for the MG Red Frame Kai, which is basically a red version of this kit, with Red Frame’s signature Gebera Straight(2 of them!?) and his head design. Actually his shoulder armor is different too..Hmm maybe’s he’s not such a bad milking strategy after all…
If you love to pose your kits in different poses then get this kit! Highly recommendable! Only thing that’s not good about it is that the sword’s heavy and that the handle is thin. It’s not as expensive as say Sinanju or Sazabi but it’s still quite abit expensive. In the end you get what you paid for, Awesome accessories and awesome details, and finally an awesome model kit to round it all up.
Just be prepared to paint the fingers ;D
Short fight with Exia
Meh, I couldn’t think up of any story so I just took some random shots of Blue Frame with Exia. Don’t mind the suckyness of the shots. I know how random and disjointed they are @_@