I don’t care what the official name is, it’s Jade Wing Gundam to me!
I haven’t built an HG kit since high school and even though they’re the lower end of Gundam kits, even this is better than what I remember, from the partial internal structure used to make joints to the extra give in the shoulders letting it cross its arms. Still, the way the aformentioned joints slide in and out a bit (to help with range of motion I assume) made standing it in a neutral-ish pose kind of awkward! I should go order a matching green Action Base off Amazon since this thing is clearly meant to be displayed hovering with its wings spread out and beam capelet things out. I really dig the Armored Core-esque forearm blade and machine pistol it has which can be attached to the underside of the already substantial Buster Rifle. It’s kind of a shame so many Gundams are kind of married to carrying a shield around, even though this one’s got a pretty sweet one with an armored plate that clamps around the hand.
My actual craftsmanship is pretty rough still, but it’s kind of cool getting back into modeling!