First a note on the decals. I’m using some 3rd party ones because this wonderful kit only ships with stickers. For Bandai to only put stickers in the box rather than additionally including proper water-slide decals is just not right. Yes, I know you can get them with the P-Bandai Full Armor upgrade pack, but really that’s not good enough. Are you listening Bandai??This kit looks awesome. It’s large, it’s well put together with great mechanical operation that’s actually quite stable. Many of these shots feature extra illumination with a UV flashlight. The psychoframe glows nicely with UV light and the LED upgrade pack uses UV LEDs for that purpose. I painted many details in fluorescent paint to give the effect of extra lights in the kit. From behind you see all the trailing cables for the LED lighting system. For some reason I really love these knee joints and how all the extra work I did with the masking came out. The weapons are not that much different from scaled-up MG versions. There’s no fancy inner frame or an over-abundance of little parts to avoid you having to mask everything for painting. The magazine is such a simple part, but looks so good! The shield is perhaps the simplest section of this entire kit. Like the rest of the kit, there’s great detail on the backpack that responds well to masking to add colour differentiation. I’m pleased I took pictures of the pilot and cockpit before assembly as you can hardly see them at all once assembled. Now time for the transformation. I’ve not had that much luck with transforming kits, and this one was hard, but doable. I followed the instructions through step-by-step, separating the chest from the waist to make things a bit easier.A few pieces were a little stiff on the chest and arms, but the legs and feet worked very well indeed. I was a bit worried about the head, but that too went smoothly. Then, of course, it was time to add the weapons. I like how the gatling guns attached to the arm, with the shield locking them nicely in place. Before and after on the leg transform. So much detail in this view. It’s quite a mean looking Gundam when transformed! Ah, but what does he look like with the main lights off? Yeah, it’s out of focus, but I liked it!