I finally got to building this kit after putting it off for weeks. Having an adequate tool set made the process more streamlined compared to my previous builds. I’m proud of how I managed to minimize the amount of nub marks for this figure.
- Sandpaper – 1500 & 2000 Grit
- Metal File
- Side Cutters
- Precision Knife
I’ve already opened the box a few times but I was still amazed at how many parts the kit had. As usual, I started assembly with the head.
One eye had a really awkward fit, but I somehow hammered it in just fine. I immediately appreciated how dedicated Suntoys was with the color separation. Unfortunately, a few issues were present because of this design choice. More on that later.
See those shoulder pads? They kept popping off and I had to sand down the receiving part.
The thigh flap comes off way too easily.
The shoulder pylons were unnecessarily complicated to put together. The purple part popped even without any pressure applied to it.
The kit comes with a ton of accessories, including a stand and an A.T. field printout. I still haven’t pieced those together since assembling the kit won’t be able to hold them all at once anyways. Heck, not even Eva – 13 could handle them.
- Lance of Longinus (x2) – This alone makes the kit awesome IMO
- Pallet Rifle (x2)
- Progressive Knife (x4)
- Gatling Gun (x2)
- A.T. Field
Design – 8.5/10
Articulation/Mobility – 5.8/10
Durability/Materials – 5.0/10
Build Time – ~11 Hours
Despite the issues I encountered, I’d still recommend this kit to fans of the Evangelion franchise. The aesthetics and accessories make it worth the purchase. It’s also quite cheap (around $23-26). Because Suntoys already closed down early this year, this kit has basically become a limited edition collectible.
For anyone interested in other Suntoys kits, they also have an SD/MG RX 78-2 Black and Regular version.