Finally, my first (maybe only) MG kit review, the MG Wing-01 Gundam, courtesy of GK Gundam Kit.
This is a revision of the original 1/100 HG Wing-01 released in the mid 90′s with MG engineering and modern construction. The Wing-01 is a toned-down version of the monster called Wing-O, with no ZERO system installed and a battery/capacitor-based buster rifle.
In the mid 90′s, having a glass-covered torso was the rage for the Alternate Universe (AU) Gundams series, and the Wing-01 is no exception. The green-coloured orb in the upper torso is the Sensor-eye, an enhance sensor suite to complement the existing ones on the head unit. Other Gundam series in the mid 90′s with glass-covered torso: G Gundam (Hyper-mode), Gundam X/ X Divider and Gundam Double X.
Living up to its name, the Wing-01 has a a pair of massive wings, which can be move about according to situations.
Unlike the Steroid-enhanced/backpack-complex of a certain Gundam series *cough*Seed*cough*, the Wing-01 has a very minimalist backpack, which is quite functional.
The shield here is very integral for it’s alternate mode, called Bird-mode (it says so on the box and the manual).