Presenting the Model Comprehend (MC Model) SD ExS Gundoom. This here kit is not a Bandai product nor is it official in anyway. Consider this as a fan-made kit, like G-System.
And yes, Ryu is rather a brash pilot for this here unit.
This is quite a massive SD, second only to MC Model’s Knightingale/Nightingale (whichever you call it).
As with the Knightingale/Nightingale (whichever you call it) this too has an LED. Sadly though, I’ve broken the connectors in fitting it in.
The ExS is a high-performance MS and can be equip with two large water bott… I mean Extended Range Fuel Tanks, connected to both shoulders.
The school ba… I mean, the backpack is also huge like it’s larger 1/100 MG and 1/144 HGUC cousins. This also meant it is easily to topple back.
Colour separation is quite good but some areas are in need of paint. Plastic quality is nice, solid yet easy to work with (in case of sanding). Fitting wise, most of the pegs in my case need to be slightly sand in order for them to fit.
The detailing is very high, lots of functioning items like the hip-mounted beam cannons that can be swung fore and aft.
The fuel tanks can cause issues with balancing. Thankfully they can be detached.
The backpack although huge but it can be rotated to aim the beam cannons on it and the four small flaps are movable.
Amazingly, MC designed this to accommodate a joint like some of the modern 1/144 HGUC kits. This way the arms can be swung fore and aft and also move up and down.
The hips also has a good range of movement, as you can see the above picture.
MC Model is very generous enough in giving five pairs of hands of various poses. Kudos.
One of the many various poses that can be done.
Quite a long weapon, some minor painting are required.
Since it uses a PC for the socket, virtually any display stand can be used for this, in this case a figma stand.
More dynamic poses can be achieved.
Since its a space-born unit, it needs to float.
And its much more easier to pose without the fuel tanks…
One of my favourite poses.
With the fuel tanks, things can get… bulky…
The kit has plenty of details, many routes of modification are available (namely the knees and elbows). Has LED gimmick. Very much a massive SD and tonnes of challenges to build.
But also, parts fitting may be an issue, LED assembly a bit fiddly and… as with many back-heavy units, very hard to pose without a display stand.
Overall, I enjoy it. =D