RG #03 GAT-X105 Aile Strike Gundam
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The Aile Strike Gundam is the most common configuration of the Earth Alliance’s Strike Gundam. The Strike utilizes various Striker Packs, each specializing in different combat roles. The Aile Striker pack grants the Strike increased maneuverability in space and the atmosphere but does not enable full atmospheric flight. The Aile Strike Gundam could, however, leap high into the air and glide for an extended period with the help of the Aile Striker. The Aile Strike Gundam is the Earth Alliance’s only remaining Mobile Suit from the G Project, as the other four units fell into the hands of ZAFT. The Aile Strike Gundam was the personal unit of Kira Yamato, the main character of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed until he captured the Freedom Gundam. Mu La Flaga would become the primary pilot after Kira, and the Strike would eventually become the Perfect Strike Gundam.
Included alongside the Aile Strike Gundam for accessories:
- 57mm High Energy Beam Rifle
- “Armor Schneider” Combat Knife x2
- Anti-Beam Shield
- Beam Saber x2
- 1/144 Kira Yamato Figure
- Action Base Adapter
The RG Aile Strike Gundam was one of the earliest Bandai models to utilize pre-molded inner frame pieces in its assembly. These parts combine hard and soft plastics to create large movable joint sections, to which builders apply additional frame pieces and armor over the pre-molded parts. The RG Aile Strike Gundam uses almost twice as many pieces as its High Grade counterpart, providing much greater color accuracy on the 1/144 scale. The Aile Striker Pack features articulated wings and thrusters for a dynamic look in any pose! The entire top section of the Aile Striker is adjustable to create unique flying poses. You can combine your RG Aile Strike Gundam with the RG FX-550 Skygrasper and its accessories to construct all the variations of the Strike Gundam.
Weapons and Other Notable Attributes –
The RG Aile Strike Gundam includes its standard loadout with additional weaponry provided by the Aile Striker Pack. Each weapon in this package feature updated designs with intricate surface detail without straying from its original shape. These weapons feature the same outstanding color separation as the Aile Strike Gundam, providing some of the best-looking 1/144 scale weapons Bandai has ever made! The “Armor Schneider” Combat Knives fold up as they do in the anime and fit snugly inside the side skirts when not in use. The Beam Rifle features a rotating front grip, allowing the Aile Strike Gundam to hold the weapon with both hands effortlessly.
This kit includes:
8 Runners total (A, B, C, D1, D2, E, F, G)
Total Piece Count – 239 Pieces
Materials – PS, ABS, PP
Additional Fun information
Pilot(s): Kira Yamato, Mu La Flaga
Unit Type: Prototype High Mobility Mobile Suit
Model number: GAT-x105+AQM/E-X01
Code name: Aile Strike Gundam
Overall Height: 17.7m(58.1ft)
Manufacturer: Morgenroete, Inc
Grade: Real Grade
Completed Model Height:
Original Release Date: Apr 2011
Gundam Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
Mechanical Designer: Junichi Akutsu
By implementing the technique of Top Coating, you can do a great deal to help preserve the longevity of your models. This process will protect the original plastic of your model kit and prepare it for any additional modeling techniques to follow.
You can drastically improve your results by making the details pop on the Aile Strike Gundam with Panel Lining. The simplest solution for this is Gundam Markers or Tamiya Panel Line Fluid. Making your own panel wash is always a great option too! It is always recommended to Topcoat with clear gloss beforehand, as some of the products commonly used for Panel Lining will degrade the untreated plastics over time.
Another way to keep adding detail is by applying Stickers/Marking Decals. Top Coating before application will help decals stick to the surface much better. Using Top Coat after application will help hide the seams on traditional sticker decals as well as waterslides. This additional step will also keep them from peeling over time. Using Decals is a great way to add an even greater level of detail to your scale models.
General Safety Warning:
Suitable Age: 8+
Assembly required. Snap together, no glue needed.
Products shown in photos may have been professionally painted or computer rendered images. They may differ from the actual product.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD, Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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LordCmdrStryker (verified owner) –
Oh man, I wish I could give this one a better grade.
+ Just like the RG RX-78-2, this thing looks AWESOME and has some seriously intimidating shelf presence.
+ Everything is color separated well.
+ Fewer tiny, fiddly armor pieces than the RX-78-2, although there are still a few.
+ Can hold the Striker pack up without a stand with a little bit of work.
+ Good array of cool weapons and accessories.
= Good amount of head movement, but head joint itself is too loose.
– LOOSE HIPS. The biggest impediment to actually getting the thing to stand with the Striker pack on is the fact that the hip joints want to slip all the time.
– MS Joint hands again. These things suck, although at least the weapons have a tab so you can work around them somewhat.
I think it’s noticeably better than the RX-78-2, but it still shows a lot of early Real Grade problems. Instead of armor pieces that want to pop off, it seems like the thing just wants to sort of slowly do the splits and sink to the ground.