I got a new Gundam (RGM- 96X Jesta)

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I got a new Gundam, 1/144 Scale High Grade Universal Century RGM- 96X Jesta to be exact.

Just off the bat, I have to say I love this kit. From its look, colours and accessories, I’ve been looking forward to getting this kit (and its sister kit, the Jesta Cannon) for a while now.

I was able to get this and others from the guys at Dublin City Comics and Collectables.

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In the box you get…

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… 3 bags of sprues and an instruction booklet. In the bags you’ll find…

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… about 8 sprues in a dark blue, grayish blue colour and 2 small sticker sheets. One of which is used for squad markings, which is pretty cool as you don’t normally get them.

After a quick straight build the Jesta is an impressive Gundam.

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Its silouhette, weapon and colourings really gives it a ‘Special Forces’ look.

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The Jesta’s articulation is very good, allowing you to pose it in a variety of ways. From shooting to a flying leap with its Beam Sabre.

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For accessories, you get the Jesta’s Beam rifle (which is a very cool ‘Special Forces’ design), its Beam Sabre (with 2 Beam blades) which is stored in its left fore-arm and quite a large (compared to other kits) selection of hands in different poses.

For gimmicks, there is 3 ammo packs stored in the under side of the right fore-arm (although these are molded together). The Beam Sabre is stored in the under side of the left fore-arm. Although molded together, by lowering the clasp, the Jesta can be posed reaching for grenades located on its hips.

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But the main gimmick of this kit is its shield. Located on its backpack, the shield has a nice range of movement. The shield is able to rotate, turn and swing into a number of positions, to allow for a number of poses.

The kit does need a little bit of painting to make it anime accurate. Most notable the little missiles located on its shield (they’re the little pips on the lighter colour part of the shield).

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Regardless, this is a kit I would recommend to anyone.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave

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