Luckily I managed to get a copy of this issue. Dengeki Hobby January 2009, Hong Kong version. Comes with the First Grade Gundam Rasiel which is the main Mobile Suit in second season of Gundam OOP.
Third issue of Dengeki Hobby with I bought with free (not exactly free, you pay more for it) parts. The first I bought was with Primrose, second was Gundam Astrae conversion kit, and this third one is the whole Mobile suit!
The box condition is better than I expected. Did not get damaged badly. And the contents are intact. No problem.
When it comes to free stuffs, I usually get two copies of them. Too bad when I spotted this in the magazine store it was already the last copy. But I've asked my youngest sister to grab another copy, luckily.
I'm not very sure whether I'll put these together or not. Surely it is very easy to be assembled. But being a First Grade kit, it is for either younger age group people who just want to snap fit the pieces together, or for extensive modellers who like to challenge their modification and painting skills while perfecting this First Grade into a pseudo-High Grade model.
One runner only and that's it. And they are all moulded in single white colour. It is sure a pain in the arse to paint them.
For extensive modellers, it can be modified to have articulations, using parts from other High Grade OO series models. But I wonder if there's anyone locally who will do it, since Gunpla are getting more expensive nowadays.
Parts are really small! That's my left thumb and a pilot G-2 pen in relative to the size of this model's helmet.
Won't be messing with it. Bought the Perfect Grade Skygrasper + Aile Striker weeks ago and it is still at home. Will complete my Perfect Grade Aile Strike Gundam after my exam, hopefully.
And then I shall take a break from Gunpla.
Reason #1 - Recession
Reason #2 - End of Semester 7 exams
Reason #3 - Don't really have much to buy.
1. Master Grade Sinanju Gundam
2. High Grade Universal Century Sazabi
3. High Grade 00 Raiser