HGBF 1/144 Transient Gundam Review
It has been a while from the last post and somehow, it happens to be another Exia variant that gets reviewed. Technically G-Self, Try Burning and Star Winning are in queue but I felt like posting this first as I have a bit of time at hand. I somehow made it a habit to photograph what I build whenever I can so it may lead to a write-up when the chance comes around.
This is the Gunpla used by Kijima Wilfrid from Celestial
Being Sphere from Gunpla Academy. He’s one of the best of the best. Its main weapons are the GN Partisans that comes in a pair. It can split off and work as Bits. It has a special move call Transient Burst which he used later in the series (streams of blue particles in the form of wings appears on its back).
Section 1: Box
As with Portent, Transient too comes with a stand. I like how Bandai made this stand as it is portable in design and just right for basic HG needs.
Section 3: Building Process
Section 3.1: Torso
I feel like there is a need to mod the fins as the face looks a bit “derpy” and well, not very “cool”.
Section 3.3: Arms
The arms are like a sharpened Amazing Exia arms, just very white and with updated joints. I sharpened the shoulder armor too. I wish they gave the normal holding hands for holding normal weapons but I guess you can use the ones from any HG Exia as the hand design is exactly the same.
They also made the vulcan holes bigger for Transient allowing for you to insert the Exia beam saber parts. At this stage, I had half the mind to grab another Transient and make an updated Amazing Exia which seems quite plausible and relatively simple to execute with minor cutting.
The only thing I can say is how I dislike the feet. They look fine in the lineart but they fall flat here. They are kinda small and Transient looks awkward standing (so you don’t see me putting it firmly on the ground although it can). The feet is somewhat like Reborns but it doesn’t have any aesthetic for standing, IMHO.
Relatively simple waist, nothing to say except that Transient, much like Amazing, doesn’t come with beam sabers.
The lower blue piece was kinda loose for mine so do be careful when handling Transient if yours have the same problem. I feel like Transient can pass by other Gunpla and slash them with its very body with its sharpness thus far. ^^;
Its a good, portable, given stand. Its like those SD stands usually given.
Section 3.8: GN Patisan
Section 4: Articulation
As you can see, it has great articulation all around, finally moving the Exia variants forward (although Portent came first in the product line, Transient is closer to Exia in overall design). Just that the feet is awkward and not as flexible as I thought. I guess that’s why the stand is provided?
(Add-on): Rear shot.
Section 5: Action!
Transient looks intimidating with both its partisans out.
Section X: Amazing Transient
For those who love to do more with their Gunpla, Transient is quite open to bashing with all the Exia variants. I think you can make something awesome out of it if you are hardworking enough and willing to cut some plastic around. ;)
Section 6: Conclusion
- Finally an updated frame for an Exia variant.
- Great articulation.
- Colored clear parts.
Overall its a great kit with minor flaws. With its mostly white body, Transient, other than looking nice, can be a great mod base for many Exia inspirations. You probably can easily mix it around with past Exia kits to make something “really sharp” with “lots of swords”.
That’s all for now. Its a relatively simple review, to be honest. Bandai is getting better with each release and HGs are getting more solid over time, except for the times when Bandai decides to be lazy that is.