This is #0034 of the Gundam FIX Figuration series ( RX-78GP03S Gundam Dendrobium Stamen). I must say this package was quite large and intimidating when I purchased it. I did have some shots of the outer box and the interior tiers of parts. For some reason I can't seem to locate them now. I was using 2 cameras and am wondering if I accidentally "deleted" them from my other camera - oh well.
Here is a stock pic I found via Google to see what it dd look like before I broke the bad boy open.
I will be breaking this figure down into 2 photo shoots. One with the regular RX-78 with some normal armaments and then as the super colossul Gundam Gundam Dendrobium Stamen action figure. with the powerful Orchis weapon system. I have to say the detail on this is stunning (as you will see). I have to give a big round of applause to both Hajime Katoki (designed) and Nobuhito Takahashi (sculpted). They both did a fanatical job bringing this to life.
It was a royal pain in the arse to take out all the parts as they were secured by those damn wire wraps. I lost count of how many of these I took apart. I think all in all, it took me just under a couple hours to put it all together. I really took my time getting the parts out of the tiers and finding them was also part of the fun. If I remember correctly, there were 3 tiers of parts that I needed to go through.
Lets get on with the show: