GUNPLA MOD: HG Gadessa GNZ-003 Prototype [Hilling Care]

Gadessa attacking with wrist Vulcan Cannon.

Gadessa attacking with wrist Vulcan Cannon.

     Unlike Gundam Seed, Gundam OO ‘s sequel is better than its predecessor. For me Gundam Seed should have ended after the first series. With Gundam OO, the story is expanded upon and has more compelling plots and characters.

     I really like the political story as it relates to what’s going on currently in the world. One aspect that I really enjoyed this time around were the mobile suits, especially the ones the bad guys piloted. After i saw episode 13, I decided to modify an HG Gadessa to the Innovator Hilling Care’s colors.

HG GADESSA GNZ-OO3 – Hilling Care Prototype 

Capt.Hilling Care

Gadessa - Pilot: Capt.Hilling Care

     The Gadessa is an Innovator Mobile Suit piloted by Hilling Care. The original colored Gadessa is piloted by Hilling’s fellow Innovator Revive Revival. The Innovators are out to unify the world through corrupt and evil ways and its up to the Gundam to kick their ass.

     The Mobile Suit’s weapons include a beam saber (which did not come with the model), vulcan cannons attached to its upper wrists, GN Blades attached to its arms  and of course the Gadessa’s massive GN Mega Launcher.

Gadessa with GN Mega Launcher.

Gadessa with GN Mega Launcher.

Gadessa firing GN Mega Launcher.

Gadessa firing GN Mega Launcher.

GN Mega Launcher deactivated mode.

GN Mega Launcher deactivated mode.

Gadessa waits for Mega Launcher to power up.

Gadessa waits for Mega Launcher to power up.

Gadessa with GN Mega Launcher.

Gadessa with GN Mega Launcher.

     This is my first HG model, a model type that I should’ve started with instead of the PG so long ago. compared to the MG’s and HG’s, this model is a bit tighter especially in it’s joints.  These things are super tight! But that’s to be expected because of their size and simple construction.

     I’m amazed at how well the model can contour its body to different poses even with the GN Mega Launcher attached to its back. Which brings up one thing that I didn’t like about the Mega Launcher. There’s really no small device or contraption to close the system all the way so at times parts of the launcher’s system hang out at times.

     What I really like about the Gadessa is it’s feet. Aside from the design the feet has some maneveurability when it comes to moving to its side.  But Bandai’s designed the feet so you can actually have some pretty good stances even with the GN Mega Launcher attached to its back.

The HG Gadessa has pretty good poseability given its size and that it's an HG.

The HG Gadessa has pretty good poseability given its size and that it's an HG.

Gadessa with Beam Saber. The HG model did not come with one, it's a small nitpick, but would've liked the one.

Gadessa with Beam Saber. The HG model did not come with one, it's a small nitpick, but would've liked the one.

      The feet as mentioned are very good in keeping the model stable, however you do have to remove the front pieces of the two toes in order to change them from flight feet to ground feet. Perhaps when they make an MG out of the Gadessa they’ll figure out a way to do the feet instead of removing them altogether.

Gadessa with GN Mega Launcher.

Gadessa with GN Mega Launcher.

     I was a little skeptical of buying an HG, because I’m so used to PG and MG models, but I’m glad I got the HG Gadessa. It doesn’t have the same mobility as higher end models, but the mobility it does have really impresses.

     The model really impressed me so much so that I’m going to go ahead and get the HG Garazzo, which has a similar frame to the Gadessa but a different color scheme and  uses long beam sabers attached to it’s fingers instead of the GN Mega Launcher. Hopefully an MG version of the Gadessa isn’t too far away.

HG Gadessa in Hilling Care's colors.

HG Gadessa in Hilling Care's colors.

GN Mega Launcher preparing to fire.

GN Mega Launcher preparing to fire.

Gadessa GNZ-003 piloted by Capt.Hilling Care.

Gadessa GNZ-003 piloted by Capt.Hilling Care.

Gadessa with GN Mega Launcher and Beam Saber.

Gadessa with GN Mega Launcher and Beam Saber.

HG Gadessa - GNZ-003.

HG Gadessa - GNZ-003.

 HG Gadessa GNZ-OO3 Prototype – Hilling Care

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6 thoughts on “GUNPLA MOD: HG Gadessa GNZ-003 Prototype [Hilling Care]

  1. Good color scheme you chose, Surf! The shoulder armor was well designed by Bandai. You would be surprised of the quality of the HG’s nowadays, they’re pretty good!

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