Some view the Rick Dias as being under appreciated, others I imagine hate it. Personally I think it's an awesome design and a worthy evolution of the Rick Dom family. Coincidently, it also makes up a damn fine model.
This was my first time using real Gundam markers, the Real Touch version to be specific. They work excelent and cleaned up very well.
One issue I had with construction were cutting the nubs off the exterior lower leg. When I removed them and did a light sanding I found that there was still a lighter area (presumably due to a compression of the plastic from nipping). My attempts to sand them out only resulted in a lack of uniformity between each side (easy to see in the picture). In retrospect I could probably have prevented this by using a knife to cut away the parts or fixed it afterwards by simple painting over it.
Comes with rub on decals
Not a lot of potability due to it's bulky design
Not many ways you can use the bazooka due to it's length behind the handle
In the end it's a definite must have for any Gundam fan.