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 01 April 2010 by Mark
Before I end this work week, I am posting two updates from two modders that I regularly keep track of. Keita just recently posted his finished work on a mod for the SD Unicorn Gundam, kenosyokutaku posted two SIC mods in his site.
First, I’ll talk about Keita’s SD Unicorn mod. Now, I love all of Keita’s mods but this one, I’m a bit on the fence with regards to whether I will like it or hate it…well, not really hate it. Super Deformed has always been characterized by the unreasonably large heads and small bodies. Now, Keita likes modding SDs to incorporate joints and other pieces taken from 1/144 scale HG model kits.
This one however is beginning to loose the super deformed proportions that I have always been used to in SD versions of robots.
When you look at this mod, although yes, the head is still relatively bigger than the rest of the body, scale of the head as against the scale of the body is beginning to disappear and it is actually appearing to be borderline evenly scaled between head and body. I would say it looks like a kiddie version of the Unicorn Gundam rather than a Super Deformed version.
Have a look at the rest of the gallery at Keita’s site. Continue Reading
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 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 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!
Posted on 18 December 2008 by Mark
This is Keita’s latest masterpiece. Lately, he’s been straying away from the Master Grades and trying out the other kits available like the Gundam heads and now this masterfuly-done SD model kit of the 00 Gundam. You will find the rest of the images of this kit’s action poses, details and stages of contstruction in Keita’s site.
I just find it amazing how Keita’s able to make something so cool out of something that would appear normal or basic. He’s also had work that made what already appeared to be an excellent model kit even more awesome.
Come to think of it, I still have two Unicorn model kits that I have yet to complete. I hope I find time to do so during the holidays.
So what have you been up to lately?
Posted on 01 December 2008 by Mark
So Keita does it yet again with this really nice mod of the Bandai Gundam Head Display. Click on the image to look at the rest of the images, including Keita’s comparison shots of the default Gundam Head Display and his version.
At the same time, Keita appears to be currently working on the Gundam Mk. II Head Display as well.
Posted on 02 September 2008 by Mark
Keita has released yet another masterpiece. I’m not sure if he’s auctioning this off but Keita must really like the Nu Gundam since this is the fourth iteration of the model kit from Janitor Keita. Click on the image above for more images.
Posted on 25 May 2008 by Mark
Yes, this is a preview of Keita’s latest project: Bandai’s MG Nu Gundam. So far, I’m not seeing a lot of costmetic changes. Probablyt the most obvious difference is on the shoulders and the feet. But other than that, this doesn’t look like one of those crazy, evolution model kits that Keita’s known for.
Image is taken from Keita’s Blog.
Posted on 29 April 2008 by Mark
Update: I’m not sure if the auction is already done but as of the last time I checked, Keita’s Exia is now valued at 201,000 yen which is around Php81,000.
So my assumption did happen. Keita put up his Exia with Trans-Am Mode conversion parts for auction at Yahoo! Auctions Japan. Currently, the bid is at 82,000 yen which in peso is worth Php33,206.88. Just goes to show how popular Keita’s work is in the gunpla modeling community. Pardon the screenshot for Yahoo! Auction. My computer currently can’t read Japanese characters. >_>;;
Expect the price of this baby to go up more soon.