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Sachiel (3rd Angel)


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Your opinion...?

So in your opinion, Nekrodave, would the 3rd Angel- Sachiel have been more successful as a poesable model if it had used a complete exo-skeleton design (no internal frame/rubber skin) like any other robot figure, or could this have been designed better with what it is now? Did/can Sachiel only be made this way as an LM-HG, or could something different have been done for it?
Also, do you have any of the LM-HG series EVAs? They, too have a limited rubber skin on the elbows. Do they also resist posing like Sachiel's here does?
BTW, nice idea with the glowing paint! You're right- it does look more organic that way. I'll have to think about that when I [finally] put mine together.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 1 April, 2007 - 20:37

Maybe it would have been better if the suit wasn't all one piece and there was a space at the shoulders to allow for better poseability. Other than that I'm not sure how you could do it better as a toy. I don't think I'd like it if it were made entirely out of plastic. I think the rubber suit is a good idea and I don't really blame Bandai for how this one came out. If anything, it's a nice try at reproducing a weird character design. Making this look good AND be functional would be a tall order, imo. (Keep in mind, I am by no means an expert on this series, this character or model kits, so someone smarter than I might have a much better idea!)

I also have the Eva-05 LM-HG, but it doesn't have any rubber parts (besides the head). There is no articulation at the elbows on that one, which I find weird. And it can be a bit awkward when the rather large wings are on it. But otherwise, it poses fine. I've also got a little white glow paint on the wings of that, as well as red glow on the lips. I might paint the lance glow blue at some point.

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Posted by NekroDave on 2 April, 2007 - 21:33