The Gerbera Straight is done up completely in stickers... Disappointing. Kinda surprised given that it's such an important part of the kit.
... But it's a model kit. It's target demographic is people who can paint it.
I'm more surprised that the Gerbera Straight is still a single piece. I was expecting at least 2 parts for the new version.I guess even with today's gunpla technology, some parts are still to small or to thin for the 1/144 scale
I'm sure it's possible to make it all separate. RG has lots of even smaller pieces. But since this is a HG kit, it will not get the attention of a RG kit, also it is cheaper than a RG. Perhaps when Astray gets a RG you will have multi-part sword with full colour separation.
HG will be an HG, deal with it.