Too bad Mao was nothing more than a jobber in GBF, but his gunpla sure had style.
SPOOKY CANNON FIRE!
I just recently completed this kit, since back when I bought it, I found that a connector to form the entire right leg was missing! Fortunately, the replacement part I needed arrived yesterday.
I was surprised by the amount of weapons this thing packs: 2 beam sabers, 2 large beam sabers, 2 heat daggers and it even includes the weapons of the original Crossbone Gundam, but since this is a variation, I decided to spare those.
I'm not really fond of the Gun & Sword thing. Even though you can connect them to form a something that resembles a twinblade, the weight it just too much for the tiny hands of this model. Nevertheless, the Skull Satellite Cannon is the real winner here given how unique it makes the Gundam look. I decided to go forward and put an effect part there to simulate when the cannon is about to fire.
In general, this is a pretty cool model I would recommend to anyone given all the stuff it provides you with. I just got a second one which I plan to repaint in the X-2 colors, so I look forward to how that will turn out.