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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray(2002)
December 30, 2009, 11:42 am
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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray (機動戦士ガンダムSEED ASTRAY?) is a collection of “gaiden” (side-stories) set in the Cosmic Era of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.

Whereas the main story of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED focuses on the struggles between the Earth Alliance, ZAFT, and Orb Union, the Astray series is focused on the three MBF-P0x mobile suit prototypes (however mainly on Lowe Guele) and their respective pilots and organizations, who mainly exist on the outskirts of the main SEED storyline. The MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame is piloted by Lowe Guele of the Junk Guild, and the MBF-P03 Astray Blue Frame is piloted by Gai Murakumo of the mercenary group Serpent Tail. The third Astray, MBF-P01 Astray Gold Frame, is piloted by the primary antagonist of the Astray story, Orb nobleman Rondo Ghina Sahaku, and later by his twin sister Rondo Mina Sahaku. Astray R follows the adventures of the Red Frame’s pilot Lowe and his Junk Guild associates and interlocks with the events of the original Astray-series. Both Astray and Astray R are available in the US from TOKYOPOP. Astray B follows Gai Murakumo and his fellow Serpent Tail mercenaries. It was released in Dengeki Hobby modelling magazine as a “photo novel” (illustrations using custom-built plastic models accompanied by text), and it is highly unlikely it will make it over to the US.

In addition to Astray R and Astray B, there is another Astray manga series. Gundam SEED X Astray is about Canard Pars, who is a failed experiment from the Ultimate Coordinator program. Canard is searching for Kira Yamato, the successful Ultimate Coordinator, so that he can defeat him and prove he was not a “failure”. During his search, he fights anyone he comes across. This brings him into conflict with Lowe Guele and the Junk Guild. Lowe Guele and the Junk Guild find a young boy named Prayer Reverie, who has with him a powerful ZAFT prototype mobile suit, the YMF-X000A Dreadnought, which was built on a heavily modified GuAIZ frame and was the testbed for the DRAGOON (Disconnected Rapid Armament Group Overlook Operation Network) system of the ZGMF-X13A Providence

The sequel to this series is Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray, followed by Mobile Suit Gundam SEED VS Astray.

Astray Red Frame WIP 5 – mini updates ^^
December 9, 2009, 10:37 am
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Found a bit of time to work on my red frame after coming back from work….

astray501I extended the thigh armors to replicate what we have in the PG astray red frame ^^. Also helps to hide the big gap due to my modded knee armor :D . This is my second try for the leg…had plenty of mishaps while doing this leg!! Now I left the sanding and cleaning up to do!

astray503Also I added 2 gun funnel to each of my arm tonfas ^^. Not only do I have a blade at the other end, now I can switch around and have another set of guns :D Also I decided to have one of the gebera straight attached to the back pack instead. Not only I’ll save some waist space but also it looks cooler haha!

astray504Also with this configuration, the hands are free to handle the gebera straight.

astray506Eat tonfa blade!!!

Well thats all for my short mini update ^^. Glad I am able to add some stuff to my project today, even if its a bit of stuff ^^. Will update in a big way this weekend!

Till the next post!