Kit Review: RG 1/144 RX-93-v2 Hi-Nu Gundam

The machine that carries the light of humanity’s soul
First appeared in the “Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack -Beltorchika’s Children-“, RX-93-v2 Hi-Nu Gundam was an MS piloted by Amuro Ray during Char’s Rebellion. It was initially under a next-generation MS development plan run by the Earth Federation Force and Anaheim Electronics and was later transferred to the London Bell unit where Lieutenant Amuro Ray made alternations to its design.
The MS was initially developed under the model number RX-93, but the changes in its design made by Lieutenant Amuro Ray resulted in the “-v2” to be added to the end of the RX-93. The completed Hi-Nu Gundam fought in a fierce battle against the MSN-04II Nightingale piloted by Char Aznable.

RG 1/144 RX-93-v2 Hi-Nu Gundam
Series: Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack -Beltorchika’s Children-
Price: 4950 yen
Release date: Sep 2021

Design: Hi-nu Gundam’s design is much different from the Nu Gundam’s, most evident in the blue-white color scheme and the pack on the back. Although it has the same blue-white tone as Yataka Izubuchi-sensei’s version, RG Hi-Nu looks more like Hajime Katoki-sensei’s version. The shield and Funnels have been redesigned with better color separations. The orange parts are all painted metallic.

Build quality: Like the new generation RG models, the frame of the RG Hi-Nu is completely assembled so it is extremely solid and detailed. All of its details are completely separated, especially the funnels (it’s tiring since it has so many parts). Most of its armor parts are under-gate parts.

Articulation: The amplitude of the RG Hi-Nu Gundam is even better than that of the RG Nu Gundam. They’re incredibly sturdy and flexible so you don’t have to be afraid of any pose. Front and 2 side skirts can be pushed out for better leg movement. The most special feature is that the legs when bending the knees will reveal very detailed details inside. All joints of the Funnels with the pack can be pushed up and down at the same time with the exhaust at the top of each wing.

Gimmicks: RG Hi-Nu’s gimmicks are truly numerous. The armor in the cockpit, shoulders, and calves can be opened hack and reveal the details inside. The cockpit door can be opened. There are two beam sabers hidden in each wing and another mounted inside the left arm. The right hand has a retractable machine gun. Behind the shield is a 7.8 MW beam cannon with 4 missiles

Accessories: RG Hi-Nu Gundam is full of weapons like in the manga:
x2 60mm Vulcan Gun (on the head)
x1 Beam Rifle
x1 Shield
x1 Hyper Bazooka
x3 Beam Saber (2 in each wing and 1 in the left hand)
x1 machine gun (in the right hand)
x6 Fin Funnel
A minus point of the RG Hi-Nu is that the Fin funnels when mounted on the pack cannot be fully folded. This seems to be because the joint part with the pack is too tight, causing the joint to shrink so it can’t be folded properly. Unfortunately, Bandai doesn’t give us bases and effects to use for Fin funnels.

Overall: with what RG Hi-Nu Gundam has shown, it fully deserves the title of the best RG ever. This explains why it has become extremely hot in the gunpla community from September of last year until now. If you are a fan of the Gundam series and Amuro, you can’t help but add it to your collection. It will be even better if you display RG Hi-Nu Gundam with its rival – HGUC Nightingale