Raise your flag! Bandai has finally given the iconic ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos the proper Master Grade treatment! This excellent model kit builds into Barbatos’s fourth form, which is the closest to its original appearance from the Calamity War. In the Post Disaster timeline, the Gundam Frames are 300-year-old relics of a cataclysmic war between Earth and its Outer Sphere Colonies. These old-fashioned Mobile Suits utilize an invasive, organic interface with their pilots called the Alaya-Vijnana System. This system grants the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos abilities far superior to standard Mobile Suits, despite a 300 age difference! The ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos was pivotal in Tekkadan’s initial split from CGS and continued to prove its worth as the organization battled its way towards Earth.
Included alongside the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos for accessories:
- Long Sword
- 300mm Smooth-Bore Gun
As the first Iron-Blooded Orphans Master Grade, Bandai had to create the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos from the ground up! The designers pulled no punches when designing the inner frame of this kit. It almost feels like a shame to cover up all the brilliant detailing with the Gundam’s armor! The ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos inner frame features twelve articulated pistons with silver-plated rods. This kit even features exposed heat piping. The larger pipes on the backs of the arms and legs are a separate piece, making detail painting that much easier. The cleanup process for the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos is easy, thanks to Bandai’s liberal use of undergating technology. All of Barbatos’s armor will be clear of any stress or nub marks right off the runner!
Weapons and Other Notable Attributes –
In the Post Disaster timeline, beam weaponry is almost unheard of, so all ranged weapons still fire ballistic rounds. The ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos’s primary ranged weapon is the 300mm Smooth-Bore Gun. The high maneuverability of modern Mobile Suits makes the Bore Gun almost impossible to aim without the assistance of the Alaya-Vijnana System. The shots that do land have the potential to penetrate even Nanolaminate Armor. Since there are no Beam Sabers to be found, the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos includes a gigantic Mace for blunt force attacks against enemy Mobile Suits. At the tip of the Mace is a deployable spear, which could pierce through a Mobile Suit with ease. As a backup melee weapon, the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos also equips a Longsword. This weapon isn’t quite as powerful as the Mace, initially, at least. Before Mikazuki could master the weapon, all he could do with it was target gaps in the enemy’s armor. After some time, he managed to cut through a Mobile Suit’s armor and frame in a single strike!
This kit includes:
18 Runners total (A1, A2, B[x2], C1+C2[x2], D1, D2, E, F1, F2, G[x2], H, I1, I2, J1, J2)
Total Piece Count – 332 with 4 Unused Parts
Foil + Marking Stickers
Materials – PS
Additional Fun information
Pilot(s): Mikazuki Augus
Unit Type: General-Purpose Mobile Suit
Model number: ASW-G-08
Code name: Gundam Barbatos
Overall Height: 18.0m(59.0ft)
Grade: Master Grade
Completed Model Height:
Original Release Date: Dec 2019
Gundam Series: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Mechanical Designer: Naohiro Washio