There's something about the Crossbone Gundam designs that simply makes them look badass.
I know, having recently purchased the RD Crossbone Gundam Full Cloth, what is the point of buying the MG? Well, for starters, the RD figure lacks A TON of the weapons and stuff this bad boy carries: the model kit comes with more accessories than a Barbie doll!
Secondly, one of my very first models back when I began this hobby was the MG Crossbone Ver. Ka, but I guess I was just too much of a n00b to do a proper job with it (I snapped plenty of pieces of that one!), so let's think of this an attempt to redeem myself from that disaster. I don't think I'll even bother with the actual Full Cloth, as I know from various reviews that it is way too cumbersome, so I think I'll go with either the vanilla X-1 or the Skull Heart version.
As for the other kit, the Vigna Zirah, damn, it oozes style. It may be quite old (and cheap too, less than 1,000 yen!), but the design is also really cool and thanks to its features, it stands out from being the generic grunt doomed to be cannon fodder, although it seems it requires quite a bit of painting and detailing to make it shine.
I also bought it because I really wanted to give the MG Crossbone a partner to pose together, and given that the X-2 and X-3 are fucking exclusives by Bandai, I decided to settle with what arguably is the coolest normal released Crossbone kit out there besides the actual X-1. Now if only Bandai would finally make a MG of the V2 to assemble the 3 main late UC Gundams...
Anyways, I'm still not sure on which one I'll begin to work, as while I plan a simple OOB build for the X-1, I want to add some details to it with a little bit of paint and waterslide decals I ordered, I think the Vigna Zirah may deserve the silver base + clear red technique I used in the HG Sinanju.