Finally after a bit of delay (from misplacing my memory card that has the photos), the HG Seed Blue Frame 2nd L from the Gundam Seed Astray B side story.
The Blue Frame 2nd L is actually a rebuild of the original Blue Frame after it was thrashed hard in combat.
Compare to the original Astray frame, the 2nd L is more bulked-up for close-quarters, changes are evident in the shoulder armour and foot design. The head on the other is a new head design, as the original was destroy in a previous battle.
It is TRADITION that MS in Gundam Seed employs overly-sized backpacks, and the Blue Frame 2nd follows that tradition proudly with it’s Tactical Arm weapons cum flight unit.
If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.
The newly designed head incorporates a short-range remote control system for the Tactical Arm.
The torso follows the similar vein of the M1 Astray with the inclusion of a mid abdominal joint.
The foot now are compact compare to the original Astray and includes an extendable Armour Schneider in the tips.