17 May 2012
Cosmo Fleet Collection Gundam Act 7
Cosmo Fleet Collection Gundam Act is a series of spaceships shokugan collecibles that are featured in various series of Gundam. While the last set I blogged about (Act 6) covers ships from late Universal Century, Act 7 covers ships from Gundam 0083 OVA.
Just the all previos sets, a whole set comes in 5 boxes. As the outer box is mostly for shops to display the boxes, the lid can be folded back and become a label of some sort.
Act 7 is half a re-release as some of the ships such as Albion and Birmingham appeared in Act 2. Unlke Act 6, these earlier shokugans have parts (mostly turrets) that you have to cut off from runners and stick them on the ships.
The first one is (one of the) main cast Albion and Gundam GP01 "Zephyranthes". The two are not in the same scale.
Gundam GP01 "Zephyranthes" with a bent shield. -_-; In Act 2 set the Albion is accompanied with the "upgraded" version Full Vernier, which is suited for space combat, while this particular version in Act 7 is an "ungraded" version originally for ground combat on Earth.
The Albion itself. The "wings" are a bit fragile, and one of them was already half broken when I opened the box. Luckily it could be fixed with some modelling glue and a bit of patience.
Next is Birmingham and Gundam GP02 "Physalis".
Gundam GP02 "Physalis". The big atomic bazooka can be clearly seen.
Birmingham capital ship. It looks a bit plain, but all double-barrel turrets can be turned.
Moving on to the grunt ship Salamis Modified (aka Salamis Kai) accompanied by a grunt unit GM Kai.
GM Kai. It's a GM alright.
Salamis Modified. Out of this whole set I personally like the details on this ship the most. The little launchers and turrets are very small and not easy to plug in though.
Now we're onto Zeon ships. The 4th ship is Lili Marleen of Zanzibar II-class along with Cima's Gelgoog Marine, whom its pilot is the leader of the ship and the Zeon Marines-turned space pirates.
Cima's Gelgoog Marine. Simple, but recognisable.
Lili Marleen. It's rather simple looking with two movable turrets.
And the last ship is Peer Gynt of Musai-class with a Zaku II F2. Alternately you may get a reddish-brown tinted version of this (called Nibelung) with a Gelgoog Marine instead of this green version with Zaku.
The Zaku II F2.
The Peer Gynt. The main turrets can be turned, but are rather stiff compared to the Federation ships.
With a small fleet of ships available, it is possible to reenact one of the most memorable scenes in Gundam 0083, the nuking of Federation ships (the blue ones are Magellans from older sets) by GP02:
"Solomon! I have returned!!!"
Finally, the bonus item in this set is GP03 "Dendrobium", which consists of 5 parts scattered in each of the 5 boxes, which means normally you need to buy a whole set in order to build the GP03. As a scale on how big this thing is supposed to be, the tiny blue bit in the middle is the chest of GP03 Gundam "Stamen" itself.
GP03 next to Albion. I think they are *roughly* in the same scale so this is an interesting comparison of the sizes between the crazy mobile fortress and a spaceship.
Unlike the previous set I mentioned, the ships in Act 7, especially those of the Federation, reqiure a bit of assembly in parts. The parts are rather small so care is needed to cut them out and plug them into the holes.
This set Cosmo Fleet Collection Gundam Act 7 covers a good deal of ships that appear in Gundam 0083. Like most of the previous sets the details of the ships are not too bad, while the quality of hte accompanying MS is, well, not acceptable for everybody. Overall it's nice as something to display on a desk due to its small size, and if you really are up for it, you can even consider making a small fleet of them XD