This looks like a Freedom, but not really The Freedom.
If you have see the anime, Freedom is a very swift and agile Mobile Suit. The MS itself looks skinny but the wings balance it out. RG Freedom, however, looks a bit odd in my opinion. Everything looks beefier and, for some reason, less agile. The added panel lines are nice all but those fat legs just won’t work. I think Bandai’s attempt to modernize Freedom is a miss… (they nailed it with the MG 2.0 though).
Despite that, it is still a nice RG kit. Everything seems to hold together quite well. Posing is a bit finicky – the same as all RG kits. Color separation is nothing to worry about. For example, blue line on the beam rifle is actually done with plastic now unlike its older MG counter part that was done with stickers.
The largest part of those wing can be split apart (separating blue and navy blue) – not sure if that is intended or not but it looks cool in “Full Burst Mode”. However, playing with the wings too much will make them loose. It’s not hard to fix, it is just annoying.
The shield connector can get loose over time. Try not to flip that piece too often, however, you will get extra ones if you build other RG kits as some don’t use it.
I actually don’t have much to say about this kit. Everything is ‘okay’. I don’t see anything that I should be excited about nor something major that I need to point out.
-1 for weird blocky design (subjective)
-0.5 for loose shield connector
P.S. This build was completed approx. 3.5 years ago. The decals are starting to peel which is a good example of how long these decal will last without any top coat.
- Panel lined
This is my opinion based on experiences and personal preferences. You are absolutely entitled to your own opinion.