The IBO kits are a wonder in the world of HG 1/144 scale. It comes with a inner frame that both holds the armours pieces together and gives the mech an exoskeletal look. The anime story arch is also very unique when compared to the Universal Century lore. Gundam lore.
McGillis’ Schwalbe Graze is what attracted me to this show. It is almost like the new take on a high mobility Zaku 2; saying that the grunt Graze is itself an impressive machine. Shame that it has becomes a cannon fodder.
I painted my Schwalbe in bluish purple to give it a slight twist to the original blue. The kit is simple to put together, and offer looks of opportunity to hand paint in the piston and small mechanical bits.