« Latch Hook Crochet Needle New Archery Products 100 Grain 3-Pack Crossbow Spitfire Broadhead » 3 thoughts on “Bandai Hobby #14 RG Strike Freedom Model Kit (1/144 Scale)” 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful An Excellent Kit Focused on Display-Level Quality, September 25, 2014 By Compass – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Bandai Hobby #14 RG Strike Freedom Model Kit (1/144 Scale) (Toy) As a person who’s been building Gundam for more than 2 decades, I’ve always been impressed with the quality that the manufacturer has placed into models, which have steadily improved in to the point that now, even Real Grade 1/144-scale models make the older Master Grade models look antiquated. This model features a large amount of default color sprue sheets, so there is virtually no painting required. In addition, the entire skeletal structure appears to have been pre-printed, removing the need for the some-times problematic polycaps that 1/144 HG models have. The resulting assembled model, even when unpainted, looks breath-taking, and adding in a bit of liner color makes it all the more sharp. The model also comes with an enormous amount of stickers, though the difficulty in pasting all of these, and the pristine condition without them, makes them optional, in my opinion. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (3) Reply 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful Looks nice, structually meh, December 27, 2013 By Richard Welck – This review is from: Bandai Hobby #14 RG Strike Freedom Model Kit (1/144 Scale) (Toy) Okay, so first thing is first. I absolutely love how this looks on the shelf. Its beautiful. Highly detailed, and it doesnt look too cluttered (by this i mean that its not a small tight budle of plastic). here is my only complaint. Some parts are too flimsy, i broke a section on the leg, (behind the knee, so its covered by the armor plates) which i had to glue back on. Some of the gun parts are extremely fragile, and needless to say i was beginning to get frustrated. The shiny-golden parts of the Super-dragoon were also very flimsy, and i thought i would have broken one of them. Luckily that didnt happen, but getting them out of the frames came with a lot of pressure. Overall, i really enjoyed the kit, i think it looks awesome, and it adds a nice shine to my collection. I should probably invest in some stands..(this doesnt come with a stand) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (5) Reply 7 of 8 people found the following review helpful A seriously tedious build with an excellent final result., February 14, 2015 By Jason L. Nedbalek “jakfuki” (Houston, Texas) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Bandai Hobby #14 RG Strike Freedom Model Kit (1/144 Scale) (Toy) If you love tedious, flimsy, pain-in-the-arse models kits, then look no further than this one. I’m being sarcastic, because this kit was a real chore. The Strike Freedom is the first RG kit I’ve put together. I have the Burnern, Justice, Skygrasper, Aile Strike, Strike Rouge, Exia, and a special edition yellow/orange Destiny that is taking forever to get here from Amazon. Out of all of them, I went with the Strike Freedom to build first. First off, it friggin looks spectacular once it’s finished. The chrome gold parts, the decals, colors, and overall finished look are great as long as you’re an experienced modeler. I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone who hasn’t mastered a hobby knife, files, and/or sandpaper. You really have to have excellent finishing skills, and a nice selection of Gundam paint markers to make this look halfway professional. Other reviewers claim this is easy to put together. Don’t listen to them. No, it isn’t easy at all. For an experienced modeler like me, it tested my patience at times, but I managed to build it without any major problems. The issues I did have with this kit were mainly keeping the shoulder guards to stay on, and keeping it from falling off an action base is a chore. The kit does come with an action base adapter, but it’s worthless. It doesn’t snap only the groin tightly. Yes, that sounds painful, but it’s true. LOL. I had to use a different adapter from spare action base parts I have. I’ll probably try a Bandai action figure base at some point as it MIGHT provide better stability than an Action Base 2. At times, the instructions were not very clear. There was one part where the waist section assembly wasn’t explained properly. It is unclear as to whether the waist section needs to be slid up, or pulled apart. I gave up, and moved on. There are videos on Youtube that address this, so at least I know it’s not just me having problems. Unfortunately, the idiots who say they’ll make a video to show how to read that step properly, and show how to do what the instructions say to do never do actually do that. Oh, well. So, would I recommend this kit? No. Why do I give it five stars? Because it’s still an excellent kit for people like me who can build a professional looking model. I also didn’t pay 40 bucks for it, so that’s probably why I’m fine with it. To say it’s not worth 40 dollars is not fair, but it is only when the crappy building and decal instructions are taken into account that you can maybe make that claim. The difficulty of this model surpasses any MG I’ve ever put together. 1/144 scale is just too small for this level of detail, but the end result is impressive. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.