Derringer (Representative from Bluefin Distribution - North America's Gundam model & hobby distributor):
This is a unique color scheme for the Astray series, it's very original and the paint job appears to be very well done
Adam Sonar (Creator & Administrator of Gundam Australia Forum):
Well what can't I say about this? To me it evokes an image of Kamen Rider x Gundam and is instantly bad as hell. The custom claw and the back mounted katana seal the deal of an immaculate and incredibly detailed paint job. The custom colour scheme shows deliberate and careful planning down to the shade of each colour, the grey and red face, and the prep work beneath the metallics. There is nothing there that does not work in complete harmony in my opinion. The gold panel lines simply blow my mind with their intricacy and perfection and really tie everything together nicely. The photography demonstrates and attention to composition and positioning and as such it is very difficult to pick any flaws. If I had one critique it would be that I'd have loved to have seen a few more markings but it certainly gets by fine without them. The pose whilst undynamic is intimidating, natural, and very effective.The second I saw this I hoped it would win one of the categories. This is really my style of Gunpla and it was easily and instantly one of my favourite Gunpla ever! Congratulations Stiven!
The colour scheme on this kit is such a departure from anything seen on an Astray before that it can't help but grab your attention. The colors are vibrant and subdued at the same time and work together perfectly. The decals are flawless and draw attention to certain areas of the build without covering up that gorgeous paint. This is one kit I want to see a lot more of! I'm going to stop writing and just look at it for a while longer.