HGUC 1/144 G-3 Review

Posted: January 18, 2010 in Gunpla Reviews

Here’s a review of the G-3! Without the rick dom…. Haven’t started on it yet lol

The arm articulation… This is the max the arm can do.

The leg, not that much articulation there.

You can see a bit of the “pipes”^^ I love the fact that you could actually see them while standing ^^

Trying to grab the beam saber = fail!!!!!!! This is the max it can go…. Maybe i was putting too much hope onto this kit…….

The shield can be stored onto the back.

The shield on the arm. There’s actually a handle for the hand to hold^^

This pose quite difficult to do with this kit ==

Hyper bazooka

Dual beam sabers FTW!

The classic pose of the RX-78-2! VS Zeong! No i dun have zeong lol…….


Not bad considering that it is a 2001 model

Comes with a core fighter(I forgot to take pics of it)


Since this is a 2001 model, the articulation are not as good compared to modern HGs of the 00 line and modern HGUCs

Limited posing ability

Not much colour differentiation on the runners, eg: some parts not molded in yellow.

As this is based on the old HGUC RX-78-2 kit frames, this kit is not very good in modern days. But i am not complaining,  this was a set ^^

If you are considering getting the HGUC G-3 by itself, i recommend not getting it. Instead, you might want to get the HGUC RX-78-2 Ver.30 anniversary instead. That kit has way better articulation than its 2001 counterpart.

But overall, this was a simple and quick kit to build.^^

Next kit to be worked on next : Char’s Rick Dom!!

Char: Finally……. Amuro! You will taste my pressure!!!!!!! (sounds damn wrong? lol)

  1. heathorn says:

    next is char’s revenge!
    The G3 has nice color scheme, more GAR than the original 78.

  2. moemoekyun says:

    I thinking getting this I don’t mind with bad articulation

  3. rockleelotus says:

    cool it comes with core fighter and clear beam sabers! even the ver.30th doesnt have that lol

    next lets see how well char fares 😀

  4. chubbybots says:

    Char will definitely take revenge on Amuro for screwing his sister in the previous few posts 😀

    The omission of a core fighter for the G30th RX78 enabled it to have a much better articulation and slimmer frame. But still its a great looking kit for its time ^^

  5. divinelight says:

    2001 model, so it’s about 9 years ago.
    Waiting to see Char’s Dom then, wonder if it has the same articulation problem.

  6. h4mster says:

    the gray color scheme makes it looks like a prototype or something 😀
    I really love the classic design of RX-78

    • Marzz says:

      The irony is that this is supposed to be an improvement, yet the color make it seem like a prototype 😀

      • heathorn says:

        a fighting machine doesn’t need to be colorful actually ^^

      • h4mster says:

        yeah, being colorful is just like screaming “hey! I’m here! shoot me!” LOL
        But it’s okay if your MS could kick some butts real good 😀 Better stay on the spotlight and get famous if you know you got what it takes, haha

  7. rndm says:

    Pretty decent for an old model kit. Love the color as well, can be said the intended colors of the RX78 initially before the anime aired (refer Gundam Sousei).

    Anyways, you should pose it with an action base so that it’d look more awesome. ^^

  8. B-Mecha says:

    I kinda like the grey ish RX-78. But maybe add a bit more yellow on certain parts will make it more awesome.

    I love Dom too, Go char go! Protect your sister! She is yours!

  9. Marzz says:

    @B-Mecha: Hmmm… Feet and hand armor yellow, you could really see the contrast between the grey and the bright yellow. This will be something i will keep it mind if i decide to do a custom color scheme, but sticking to OOB build for the moment^^

    @Divinelight: Yea, more than the usual HG, but then again….. My HGUC Nu gundam and Re-gz has more…….

  10. Arein says:

    Looking forward to the Rick Dom.. Wonder how it fares out

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