The SD version of the experimental mobile armor doesn't come out
looking as cute as most SD mobile suits. The model still looks
deadly, even with the exaggerated proportions. It's a good representation
of the Neue Ziel if you can't pick up the HGM version.
head is made out of two halves and a polycap. It moves from side-to-side
only. The sticker for the monoeye looks good in case you don't
want to paint it in. There are three monoeye stickers, one looking
right, left, and center.
torso is constructed by snapping a few parts together with a bunch
of polycaps. The mega cannon and cockpit hatch are well molded.
The back has a set of 3 thrusters molded into it. The two projecting
pieces of plastic near the head are not overly fragile. There's
also a lot of pipe and hose detailing under the head. The rear
binder has another pair of thrusters molded into it and has a
detailed underside. There's a single plastic cable that's easy
to attach to the torso. The hip binders have a wide range of motion
and details on the underside too.
arms and shoulders are connected to the torso separately. The
arms are real simple, but their movement can be restricted by
the shoulder armors. The shoulders give the kit most of its bulk.
The shoulders are studded with mega particle guns and thrusters
that look excellent when painted. The side armors of the shoulder
are nice and smooth with detailing on their inner surface. The
shoulders can rotate and move up and down, giving them a good
range of motion.
of legs the Neue Ziel has a tail binder and two fuel tanks. These
form a tripod that allows the model to stand. The two fuel tanks
are single, hollow pieces that are connected with ball joints.
The tanks can easily be positioned to hide the hollowness. The
tail binder is two well-molded pieces that fit inside each other.
There is a thruster and some detailing on the back.
Most of the Neue Ziel's weapons are built
in, but it does come with some goodies. First is the simple beam
saber, molded in the same green as the body. It plugs into the
hands and stays put, but will usually fall out if touched. The
wire has two attachment parts for the arms, but you're only given
one set so only one arm can be extended at once. The wire is slightly
too long to support the arms and cutting the wire down a little
solved this problem. It also has a tendency to rotate in the sockets.
Finally are the sub-arms, which are molded in two pieces and have
some hollow parts. They plug into a hole on the inside of the
shoulders and will restrict movement some.
When completed the model looks good, but with some real basic
painting, it looks excellent. This is a great, cheap model for
anyone that likes mobile armors. There are a lot of moving parts
to it, so it can take on a number of poses. If not for the unstable
wire and hollow parts I would consider it perfect.