One of the fun things about switching to building scifi subjects is the great variety of kits available. There’s literally no limit to the types of potential subjects. If you can dream it up, cast it in plastic, and put it in a box, there is room for it in the science fiction realm.
And when you stick the label “Bandai” on it, it automatically gets my attention.
When I first saw this model, I immediately took a liking to it. While I’d never heard of the game it was from – Sakura Wars 2, it’s cool steampunk vibe was enough to sell me on it. It almost has an “old medieval knight” look to it, yet at the same time an alternate universe vibe happening.
As far as assembly goes… it’s Bandai. While there are a few seam lines to clean up, as it is classified as an HG kit, they are minimal and easy to deal with. Detail is very nice. And the scale is 1/20th – meaning it’s going to be a great candidate for BIG weathering.
I did take decide to abandon canon colors, though, opting for something grimmer and darker. 😉
If you’re looking to build something different, Bandai’s HG Kobu-Kai (Ichiro Ogami Type) from Sakura Wars 2 is definitely the thing!
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