SD Unicorn Gundam Banshee Norn
Modeled by Erlangshen
Howdy! This is the second component to my planned diorama. Today, I’ll be reviewing SD Unicorn Gundam Banshee Norn.
Personally, I am a big fan of Banshee Norn design. I thin dark blue on gold works beautifully. While I like SD Full Armor Unicorn Gundam as a kit, design-wise, it is a bit too bulky and awkward. Banshee Norn, on the other hand looks sharp and agile.
Originally, this is what a SD Banshee looks like. There’s not much difference in terms of the basic kit. The Armed Armor DE and the Armed Armor XC components connect to the backpack via existing holes and a connector part.
Here’s also another major difference between SD Banshee and SD Banshee Norn. The elbow now has joint (this trend started on SD FA Unicorn, see my review by clicking here). The parts on the left is from Banshee Norn while the ones on the right are from the original SD Banshee.
Overall, I like this kit a lot. There’s a bit of drawback as Bandai did not include runner for the optional weapons, so if you’re really a fan, you may need to buy both the regular version and the Banshee Norn version. Unlike SD FA Unicorn, the basic kit is 100% the same (where as SD FA Unicorn has different color psycho frame). Bandai has made some improvement to the design by having elbow joint, whereas earlier SD Unicorn kit did not have it.
Next up, will be the SD Neo Zeong to complete the trilogy. Stay tuned, folks!