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McModel HG 1/144 Hi-Nu Gundoom Review – Part 1

21/06/2011

The box is roughly as big as a large sized MG box which is really quite something for a ‘HG’!

This will be a long review as evident as it is for me to post another review over on my WP blog instead. Took me a while to build it due to events popping out left and right. To this very moment of typing this part, I haven’t put on the decals for the Gundoom. Before continuing on, some explanations are in order.

McModel (Model Comprehend) is a China based company. The kits they make can be considered a bootleg yet not so. They are model kits of resin kits for certain Gundams made prior. As such, they aren’t official or anything. There is some copyright issue on that but I wouldn’t want to debate on it. So, please, don’t thrash it because of the kit’s bootleg status as I shall review it as a kit. For this particular Gundoom, it is based on this resin kit.

I bought the kit from Heng Kim Trading for about RM11X. Not as cheap as other sources but I decided to support the local shop on this one as well as keeping my reservation promise. IIRC, you can get it as low as RM80 from certain forums which directly challenges the price of a Bandai HGUC 1/144 Hi-Nu Gundam which can be obtained at about the same price range. As such, it can be summarized that, the McModel and Bandai HG of this particular Gundam are “priced the same“.

Specifications

Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: Box & Box Open, Manual Scan
Page 3: Runners & Stickers/Decals
Page 4: Building Process 1
Page 5: Building Process 2

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. 22/06/2011 12:13 am

    The shoulder and neck articulation is amazing, very MG-ish.
    And ABS parts? D=

    +2 for MC Model there.

  2. chubbybots permalink
    22/06/2011 8:14 am

    Awesome.. can’t wait to start on mine soon!!

  3. 22/06/2011 6:41 pm

    Looks impressive. Can’t wait to get mine!

  4. 26/06/2011 5:51 pm

    Hmm…your friend using the Uni paint marker? The finishing look nice.

    • 27/06/2011 4:45 am

      Yeah, it looks better. I’m going to get that next time. ^^

  5. 27/06/2011 10:24 pm

    I think the uni marker can get at stationery shop?

    • 27/06/2011 10:34 pm

      Should be. Just need to find which one has it though.

  6. Zoro permalink
    12/06/2014 12:06 am

    hi..I just bought Hi Nu gundoom and Nu HWS gundoom but I found that there’s no decals and wing effect..I only got stickers and other runners..is this normal or what?thank you

    • 12/06/2014 1:34 pm

      The wings were only available for a limited period of time. If you bought the smaller box version, just slightly bigger than an ordinary HG box, you bought the normal release. The ones with the wings came in a large MG-sized box. ^^

  7. 29/09/2014 11:26 am

    Got this one yesterday. So excited to build it already!!!!

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