I finally managed to finish the Unicorn Destroy mode that I mentioned starting during the hurricane blackout. Now that I have finished it I will say that while this is a pretty amazing model it wasn’t that fun for me to build.
The special feature about this model which many would say is the clear psycho frame parts to me is that it is one of the very few (the only other I know is the Nu Gundam) HG 1/144’s to have no seam lines. The beam magnum does have one but the body and the shield have none, on top of that the color separation is pretty amazing with many small gray parts all through out the model making the need for masking minimal. The color separation and the seams were so good that I decided to not paint any of the white in this and just top coat it (except small places that needed it). The only downside in the package is that with a model that has 4 beam saber handles it comes with no beam blades.
With all of this you would expect this to be a fun build for me but unfortunately it wasn’t. The problem was in the complexity. Now I have built Master grades and Perfect grades so complexity usually doesn’t bother me but for this one you have a model with no inner frame but with dozens of parts that just make one appendage. It ended up feeling cluttered and taxing to even finish, which made me realize that even though I love the look of the Unicorn and love seeing it in the anime I just don’t like building it.
So to sum it all up this really is one of the best High grades out there but for me its complicated nature and lack of extras is what turned me off from it and caused the delay in me finishing it.