Posted on 21 January 2011 by Mark
Now that I have the GFFN FA Unicorn Gundam, I am once again considering one GFFN that I wanted to get when it was announced but had to pass up on it since that time, my funding was being moved towards acquiring Nendoroids.
The GFFN I am talking about is the ReZEL which is based off the Zeta and Delta Gundam technology. There were two types of ReZELs seen in the Gundam Unicorn OVAs: the regular type and the Commander Type which basically carries a hyper mega launcher while the regular type just carries the standard issue beam rifle. There is a difference in the color of the visors but for the GFFN release, the sensors are all colored red regardless of whether the beam rifle or the hyper mega launcher is armed. The differences between the regular type and the Commander Type are the sensor colors and the armaments.
Hopefully, I’d still be able to find this one on local shelves. It would be neat to have this standing beside my GFFN FA Unicorn Gundam. Continue Reading
Posted on 19 January 2011 by Mark
I’m not sure if it is already completely finished but one thing’s for sure: Keita does it again! This is an awesome replica of the 1/1 scale Gundam that you can find in Japan.
Not sure if Keita’s going to auction this one off but it would definitely be nice to own it if I could afford it.
Mouse over the image and post comments. Tell me what you think of this particular mod. And if you do know of any other modeller who you think did a better job than Keita, please feel free to post the link here so that I can have a look and feature that individual’s work as well!
Posted on 18 January 2011 by Mark
After months of waiting, I finally have my GFFN FA Unicorn Gundam on my office desk and boy does it look badass. Definitely worth the moolah that I paid to acquire it. For Gundam fans in general and Gundam Unicorn fans, this is definitely a must-have.
For those wondering why the internals are green, basically, in the manga, scientists working on the NT-D appear to have discovered a better way of using the system while at the same time reducing the stress on the pilot when the unit goes into Destroy Mode. This way, Unicorn can stay in Destroy mode longer compared to the previous red glow version which could only stay in that form for five minutes or else the pilot will go insane due to the mental stress. This green glow version also allows the unit to equip more armaments compared to the red glow version which only went as far as having twin gatling guns. Continue Reading
Posted on 23 August 2010 by Mark
…this is what greets me:
Ok. So why am I both frustrated and excited?
- This is the next Perfect Grade coming out of Bandai’s factories.
- This particular version will be based on Hajime Katoki’s design.
- The SEED-based inner frame that’s been seen in PG Strike and PG Astray will most likely be used again here.
- I’m trying to save up for a laptop and the last thing I need is another temptation.
So yeah, you can understand my dilemma here, right? No? Well, to make things more interesting, with all the tech that’s been present in the most recent PG release (Gundam 00 Raiser), most likely, this one will have more than just light-up eyes as a feature. (Remember the Lightning Edition 1/60 HG Strike Freedom?)
Anyways, this bit of news from Ngee Khiong’s blog.
Now, where are those Nendoroids that are supposed to be here already? :3
Posted on 17 March 2010 by Mark
Checked out some of my favorite modders and saw some recent updates. Two have released new mods, complete with photos, while one has a teaser on a Master Grade that a lot of fans have been asking Bandai to manufacture for decades.
This is Keita’s latest masterpiece, a modded version of the Master Grade GN-X from Gundam 00. In his site, he details the changes he made on the original model kit. The difference between this and the original release is just staggering. He never fails to amaze me with the amount of detail he is able to apply on these model kits to further enhance them. I just wish he had included shots of the GN-X with the GN Drive lit up.
Posted on 02 March 2010 by Mark
So many capital letters on a blog title!
It has been quite some time since I featured someone other than Keita on my blog so I figured I would talk about another one of my favorite gunpla modellers: N.P.GPM. The kit featured here is the HGUC 1/144 NZ-666 Kshatriya. I have talked about the Kshatriya in the past and now that there is a kit out, I will talk about it again.
The Kshatriya, after watching the first episode of UC Gundam, is definitely a formidable mobile suit. It has the size and flexibility of a moderate-sized MS with high mobility thanks to the four booster units mounted on its shoulders. It utilizes funnels from underneath the booster units similar to how the Quebeley or the Quin Mantha deploy theirs. It has an awesome design and I still cannot get over the sleeve designs on all these Neo Zeon mobile suits. And I like how the booster units can be pulled back around the mobile suit itself to act as a shell/shield. It also has manipulator arms for better hand to hand combat on the field.
Now, what I have always loved about N.P.GPM is the colors he uses for his kits. They’re always softer than what you would normally expect or have gotten used to and the design is always so clean. There are not a lot of physical modifications like Keita’s Evolve series but it has enough mods to make it look quite aesthetically pleasing. Not a lot of pla-plates added to it. There’s just enough bits and bobs added and replaced like the boosters to give it a more realistic look with the metal parts. Overall, if you need to look for images of a kit that would look like one of those gunpla masters displayed in conventions and events, then N.P.GPM’s work would be along those lines.
You can see the rest of his work here.
Posted on 16 December 2009 by Mark
Was fiddling around with the bits and pieces from my GFFs and I figured one of them sabers from the GFF Blue Destiny Gundam would fit in Drossel’s hand. The left one was a bit too tight but the right hand was a perfect snug fit. Thus this series of photos where our resident office desk princess discovers the power of beam melee weaponry. Continue Reading
Posted on 20 November 2009 by Mark
Aaaaaaand Keita does it again. This time in HGUC fashion. This is his custom HGUC Hi-Nu Gundam HWS. You probably remember seeing those three letters at the end of the Nu Gundam designation.
I honestly don’t recall seeing a Hi-Nu Gundam with HWS parts. HWS parts were originally used on the Nu Gundam. And for those who played SRW, this was a nifty feature because it gave the Nu Gundam unit a double life ability (HWS gets destroyed, parts are jettisoned, Nu Gundam is new and shiny and damage-free).
Seeing the HWS parts on the Hi-Nu though is an interesting sight to see especially for this HGUC version which mimics the MG version that Bandai had released before. The HWS parts give it the proper bulky feel that the Hi-Nu was known for. See, the Nu Gundam was the slender, sleek version. The Hi-Nu was just a towering unit of massive firepower. Having the HWS parts added gives the HGUC Hi-Nu the girth to look menacing.
But this isn’t the first time HWS parts were considered to be used on the Hi-Nu. I remember Ngee Khiong mentioning Vicious Project and their conversion parts for the Master Grade version of the Hi-Nu. I’m just not too fond of the feet since they look like swimming flippers instead of mecha feet. But the HWS parts are pretty much loyal to the original Nu Gundam HWS parts design.
Hit up the image link to go to Keita’s site and see the rest of the images. It never fails to amaze me how he puts metal parts on such a small kit. And I absolutely love that massive white beam rifle.
Posted on 02 October 2009 by Mark
When before we only had some scans from Mr. BlurryScanner, now we have shots of the actual merchandise spotted at Tamashii Nation 2009.
These display items look absolutely gorgeous and it’s spurring me to finish my two Master Grade Gundam Unicorns soon. One thing’s for sure, though. When this baby hits the shelves, I’ll be one of the first people to grab one for myself. It’s going to burn a painful hole in my pocket but it will definitely be worth it. I mean, just look at the detail! I do have a feeling that posability will be almost as limited or even worse than the Psycho Gundam Mk. I but who cares, right?!
There may be some crazy people who would buy two just to have both forms on display on their desk. I would if I had the cash. But right now, one is enough.
Don’t know about release dates yet but this definitely falls in my watch so I’ll keep you guys who are interested in this posted. ^_^
Images from SRW Hotnews.
Posted on 18 March 2009 by Mark
Haven’t been monitoring Keita closely these past couple of months because I’ve been preoccupied with Nendoroids, Figmas and figurines recently. Apparently, since Keita released his modded version of the SD 00 Gundam, Keita-sama released the 00 Gundam + 00 Raiser as well as a modded Strike Freedom bust.
But it seems the Astray bug has bitten our beloved gunpla modder. So in line with the PG Astray release, Keita will be working on something I’ve been wanting to do myself: an MG version of the 1/100 HG Gundam Astray Red Frame. I bet it’s going to be awesome!