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Mirage Frame Second Issue

Posted by TwilightReap on March 15, 2010

Shall We Begin?

Introduction!

The armament of the Gundam Astray Mirage Frame 2nd Issue is largely changed and upgraded into a powerful close combat mobile unit. It thus features two head mounted “Igelstellung” 75mm multi-barrel CIWS, two beam sabers and a beam rifle. Besides these weapons it is equipped with the “Amenohabakili” katana, which appears similar to the “Gerbera Straight” katana of the MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame. However, the “Amenohabakiri” also has VPS applied to it. The Mirage Frame 2nd Issue’s were greatly changed. The Anklet and Bracelt Swords were replaced with “compact swords”, sets of smaller claws-like sword, while adding two “Fin Rifles” on it’s shoulders and the “Saber Fang” on it’s back.

Although the Mirage Frame Second Issue retains it’s Mirage Colloid cloaking system, It’s also capable of transforming into it’s new mode. While it usually appears in Tyrant Mode, the Mirage Frame will switch to Brute Mode by transforming itself into a Beast-like Mobile Armor, similar to the ZGMF-X88S Gaia Gundam. In this mode, it’s performance in battle is greatly strengthened and can use it’s full speed against it’s opponents. It can also fully use it’s Fin Rifles as both close combat and beam weapons and the Saber Fang as well. The performance of Brute mode is incredibly high, made it almost next to impossible to get hit by projectile weapon and barely give chance for opponent to counter attack. However, even coordinator like Gina has problems piloting the unit so he has his body modified in order to pilot it.(yeah i copied this from wiki so bite me :P)

In short.. this is just am upgrade of the Mirage Frame. Also this kit cost me 2000 yen and reused all the old astray runner cept’ for a new runner..

Got this kit because I like the unique design of the Mirage Astray, and also the new colour scheme seems much more sinister also there is  PINK!(OMG I LOVE PINK!) *ahem* and lastly because it can turn into a dog and pwned the blue-frame(yay! and wtf?!) 😀

Head

Sorry for the blur pictures.. didn’t realise it until i uploaded the photos. Anyway.. liking the head~ really like the new kabuto fin 😀 overall looks more menacing then the 1st mirage frame~

Torso

Again, sorry for the blurry pictures.. The torso is pretty fun to build(pseudo inner frame! :D). Lost the small pink stickers that is used on the torso.. so i painted it 😀 turned out quite well~

Arms & Shoulder

The Arms are pretty unique for a 1/100. Full 180 achievable :D. The shoulder amour is a new part that will allows the mirage frame to transform without any part-swapping, and also it give it added articulation although the hand cover fall out WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too easily

Waist

The waist… meh nth special to takl about here~.. Moving on~

Legs & hip connector

The legs.. easily the most number of parts needed.. almost a full 180 achievable 😀 The hip connector is nice.. give the Mirage Frame added articulation(you’ll know what I mean later!)

Weapons

The left picture is before all the grey has been added before cleaning up some of the excess paint. The right picture is the completed product 😀 quite happy with it 😀 can still some scratch marks there but i already sanded it up 😀

Take note: all the parts here were initially in purple, even the sword :D. Didn’t bother with the rest of the weapon..

Completed Product!

Front,Back,Side shot~

Action poses!

Well.. it did cme with a beam rifle.. so… I felt obligated to give it some stardom~

天羽々斬 Action!

Thumbs up! nah.. just kidding… this is a prefixed hand specially designed to hold the sheath of the 天羽々斬

Not really good at posing~ so these are the best I can do 😀

HENSHIN!

Woof Woof!

The bastard that actually took down the blue frame! bullshit!-prime92 or smth like that~.. xD

This bastard now come arm with beam fangs,fin rifle,claws and can reach speed so high that the pilot need to modify his body in order to fully operate this bastard. No wonder it took down the blue Frame~

Astray Mirage Frame 3rd Issue!

All you haz to do is take the braclet and anklet sword from mirage frame and attach on to the 2nd issue to make the 3rd issue!

Mirage Zoid Frame!

Remember how blade liger’s blade always extend out to the side and kick the enemy ass?!

Awesome~.. 😀

Gonna do a custom paintjob for this mode 😀 and more dull and less contrast colour scheme to really fit the name Mirage Frame 😀 also will be adding a tail!

Final assesment!

This is overall a great kit but not really worth getting it.. why? cause its basically the red frame with just additional add-on parts.. all the runners are just reused from the red frame and basically your paying an extra 500 yen to get a new runner… not worth it..

And also additional things like the hand covers fall out too easily.. the sheath and the katana are molded in purple, so you have to paint that in order to make it look really good…

Overall.. not worth it unless you really like the colour scheme and the kabuto head, Like me!

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10 Responses to “Mirage Frame Second Issue”

  1. bd77 said

    Ohh… Not bad, better than the previous version of the unit.
    This looks tons better. 😀

  2. zoidiect said

    *GABUN~!*

    *BITES TWI~!*

    XD

    anyway its indeed looks nice

  3. moemoekyun said

    you need blue frame to re-create the pwned scene =D

  4. keionfan said

    Hmmm so will you be displaying in Neko mode or Gundam mode.
    Neko with Beam Fang ^^

    But agreed really like the Kabuto Head ^^ Change Beetle.

  5. MaftyNavue said

    woot.. awesome..
    hahaha Kabuto Head eh?
    Clock Up!!

  6. Marzz said

    The katana looks better now ^^

  7. LEon said

    THanks for the review. The transformed mode don’t really appeal to me but the robot mode is quite unique by itself.

  8. rndm said

    I guess all, if not most, of the NG VS Astrays will get the negative verdict of “don’t get this unless you really like it”. XP
    Then again, the most popular NG VS Astray happens to be the Mirage Frame. XD

    Kero kero~ (Its a frog!)

  9. That thing took out blue frame? O.o Nice build btw XD

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