#1011 / Real Grade / XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero EW

Product Line / Real Grade
Scale & Class / 1/144 Scale Plastic Model Kit
Manufacturer / Bandai Spirits
Release Date / 2014
Appearances / New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz

I don’t think there’s any need to make an introduction about the Endless Waltz redesign of the Wing Gundam Zero from Gundam Wing, now officially referred to as Wing Gundam Zero EW. Its angelic wings, while making zero sense in actual combat, are definitely a sight to behold. And such, it wasn’t much of a surprise when Bandai Spirits announced that it will get the Real Grade treatment back in 2014. Real Grades released around this time were considered by many as beautiful hand grenades, though I honestly didn’t experience the same when I built and posed my copy. That said, it was very far from being a bad kit, though there definitely are improvements that would’ve made the RG Wing Gundam Zero EW better.

Both the aesthetics and articulation of this kit are excellent, so much so that I had a great time taking these photos, and went a couple beyond my usual count. It also came with the essential weapons and accessories – its two beam sabers and most notably the Twin Buster Rifle, and how it wasn’t a hassle to handle and maneuver with the rest of the kit. My main issue, and this could probably be an isolated case, are some loose joints. On my copy, the right wrist joint is very loose and without tighter left wrist joint, I won’t be able to put it in the iconic two-handled Twin Buster Rifle pose. The same is true with some of the wings or wing binders. They do provide additional balance points for ground poses, but there might be some challenges when displaying all the wings splayed out. But once everything works out, the RG Wing Gundam Zero EW easily becomes a very beautiful kit to display look at.