1st MG kit I've ever built. Pretty easy and straightforward, no surprises compared to the IBO HG kits I've previously built, other than the increased number of parts, and the entirely Japanese manual.
But there were several frustrating steps that had to be surmounted. Particularly inserting the cheek grills of step 2-2 on the face. The skirts on the waist were also a fidgety nightmare to get on.
The worst part was steps 11-2 and 11-4, which are a mirrored internal parts for the wings. The manual would have you insert the two identical rings PC11 into parts I15 (the right side step 11-2) and I14 (the left side, step 11-4) then it has you put identical pieces I2 into the PC11s. Don't do this. Put in the I2 parts into the PC11s BEFORE you put them in to I15 and I14. You'll have a way easier time.
The only hand options that actually grip the scythe are parts XA9 and XA10, the instructions don't even list them as an option when building the arms. So be aware of that.
It's a sturdy kit, the only problem with posing I had was getting the Scythe to line up in both hands/ arms. And it does take some finagling with the balance to get it to stand with the wings.
Overall a great kit, it does justice to the Goth Gundam.