1/20 MK44 Ammoknights
- Product Name : MK44 Ammoknights
- Product Number : 64007 or MK07
- Manufacturer : Hasegawa
Today we have something a little different from the usual plane/armor theme. For those that are into the sci-fi/figures subject will know this kit well by now but for those that are looking for a refreshing challenge and be able to let your imagination go wild, this is the review for you.
If you have never heard before of “The Maschinen Krieger Story”, do not worry, you are not alone. As popular as it seemed to be (and it is catching up fast within the modeler’s community) the saga never actually sank in properly until Hasegawa, Wave and Nitro decided to launch their own kits few years back.
If you want to know more about the Krieger story click Wikipedia
If you want to know more about Hasegawa click here
This kit is fantastic. First, its Hasegawa, which to me, means quality. The details are sharp and abundant. Just look at the closeups pictures and you will understand. It comes in 1/20 scale.
There are no apparent flash in any of the sprues and extraordinarily little seams lines to take care of which means the modeler will enjoy and expect finishing the model in a brief time to be able to get where this kit series excels… the imagination.
Although Hasegawa suggest some colors call out, the fact that this is a sci-fi series it will allow the modeler to do exactly what it wants to do, something that we lack if we build an historical kit, where representation of the real thing is imperative.
I would recommend this kit to anyone, from beginners to advance modelers. This kit is pretty modular in the sense that no piece will go to the wrong place… Have you ever built a Bandai kit? Same style but still needs the use cement.
The kit has:
- 9 gray sprues
- 1 dark vinyl sprue of polycap joints
- 2 beige sprues containing the pilot
- 1 clear plastic sprue
- 1 vinyl sprue with black hoses
- 1 decal sheet and a card
- Superb build quality
- Clear instructions
- Wide range of decals and colors callout (plus your own ones)
- Easy to assemble
- Something different and refreshing
- All main contents came in the same bag (risk of scratched parts)
Would I recommend it? Absolutly. This is something new to the bench for most of us and deserves attention. It gives the modeller the oportunity to create something unique as well as trying something new. Go and get one.
Review courtesy of Scalemodelling Wiki for hosting it and my hard earned cash.