Hikaru… win! (Misaki and Hikaru)

This is the kit that made me realize how inferior recasts can be. Many years ago, I was excited to even find a kit at all from this series and hurriedly placed an order from one of the popular Hong Kong recast sites. I'm used to ugly seam lines, extra air bubbles and fit issues with recasts, but this one set the bar even lower with outright vandalism to the skirt piece from the original mould, foreign particles in the resin and completely deformed parts.  If I hadn't known better I would have sworn it was a Thai recast. Big reason why I only buy originals now unless it's for a modification project. Enough negativity, onto the pics!