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Future Gunpla Releases
February 25, 2010, 11:49 am
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I can’t even come up with a proper title to describe how much WIN Bandai is dropping on us this year. First off, here’s some tidbit to clear some things up- apparently Bandai is merging all their HG lines into one “HG Across the Universal Century” line (hence maybe that’s why you start seeing the series title on the box now too) so that’s how you get upcoming things like the HG 1/144 God Gundam, Gundam X, and ZZ Gundam. Guess Bandai finally realize that they have more Gundam series in their library than just UC, SEED and 00.

MG Shin Musha Gundam Mk. II…. based on Gundam MK-II 2.0’s frame! That means this thing will be even more poseable than Shin Musha’s OYW/1.5 frame! I wonder if it’ll be plated…

Wow… a MG Wing Gundam. Honestly, I never guessed this day would come! I should pick it up… and turn it into a Ver. Ka. Now wouldn’t that be one cruel joke? Here’s to hoping for a MG Wing Zero (Siroh will be thrilled…)

Kyrios’ shield? It seems like Bandai is just regularly whipping out new functions and forms for the TA out of nowhere. Maybe Lowe himself is behind the MG development of his own Gundam? Only explanation!

Now for the most shocking…

OMG GURREN LAGANN VER. KA! MY HEAD IS GOING TO EXPLODE! *checks calendar* It’s not April 1st either! Has Bandai finally kick reason to the curb?! This better not be some sort of “rumor” or anything like that. I can’t wait to see all those katoki warning decals on it ahah! instead of “CAUTION! BEWARE OF BLAST!” all over the place, it should say “DANGER! BEWARE OF DRILLS!”….. what is going on here? o_o

Source: http://gunpla-inochi.com



Upcoming kits and a HG/MG/PG rant
January 16, 2010, 11:21 am
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A bit of a rant about the current pricing of the gunpla lines. But first up, courtesy of fellow Gunplar Gundam Guy we get some pictures of upcoming releases, including one I mentioned a passing interest on yesterday.

First up the Titanium version of the Sinanju.

And the lovely price tag of 12,600 yen. Seriously, What the F? You could buy a PG with that kind of money easy, and the color, it looks like all they did was spray Tamiya Metallic Red on it! I wouldn’t buy this even if I found it for half off, because you could take the current Sinanju and paint it for less than that.

Next up the Unicorn OVA SP Pack.

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WiP: PG 00 Raiser #05
December 21, 2009, 11:47 am
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nocked out quite a bit of this kit over the weekend. After I built the feet, I decided to build the entire inner frame first, and then will go back to do the outer armor. I’ve decided that I’ll panel line, decal, and top coat (flat) the 00 Gundam itself. The main problem is that there are quite a bit of stickers and clear parts for the GN Condensers so I’m going to have to leave those off to top coat then add later. Also, the decals that the kit come with are of the dry transfer type, while I’m not against dry transfer, I had a fairly good experience with the water slides for the Sinanju, so I’m debating picking up the water slides of the 00 and using them here too. The only thing is that I’m not sure when they’ll be available, and that they are split among two releases, so that means 600 yen extra to get both. Bandai sure is milking this kit for what it’s worth.

Anyways, let’s get to the first build, the feet. The feet here really remind you that you’re not building a 1/44, or 1/100, but a monsterous 1/60. The design here follows the MG Exia in that you have three areas of movement, but one ups it with some pretty amazing movement in the ankle. Add in the rubber soles, which was a great innovation brought to the line by the PG Astray, and you’ve got a very solid base to start with.

The internal bits of the feet.

Putting on the outer armor.

The rubber strips for grip, a great idea.

The ankle joint, full of side and front/bank movement.And feet done, sweet and simple.

So now we move into the legs, I actually haven’t built the GN condensers yet, figured I see how it looks beforehand. One major thing about this kit, is the use of the O shape. It makes sense of course, considering it’s the 00 Gundam which bases its lineage on Exia and the 0 Gundam itself, but there is a lot of “O” area’s. The biggest area of course being the knee area, and when you stop to think about it, it’s fairly unique. Most Gundams go with the simple knee with piston’s etc. A large amount of hologram strips are used here, even though it looks like a majority of them won’t even be visible. Guess you get the satisfaction of knowing you put them there though.

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WiP: PG 00 Raiser #04
December 21, 2009, 11:37 am
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So with Box B (0 Raiser and GN Sword III) done and out of the way, it’s time to dig into the meat of this kit, the slightly bigger, and definitely coming with more runners, Box A. Box A holds the parts for the 00 Gundam along with the GN Sword II weaponry and seals and so on.

Box A.Taken out of the bags and ready to snip.
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WiP: PG 00 Raiser #03

After finishing up the 00 Raiser, we move on to the weapons for it specifically and the GN Sword III which will finish out all the runners in the 00 Raiser box. I sort of rushed through these just to get them snipped out and put together, so I’ll probably have to go back in and do some touch up with a grey marker or pen to clean up on the weapons. One of the downsides of a Perfect Grade kit is the fact that some pieces are connected to the runner by fairly thick nubs, so that leaves pretty big, and noticeable scars. Again, it amazes me that while Bandai can do undergating and smart engineering on runners, they simply can’t be bothered to actually implement it.

Anyways, the weapons consist mainly of small and big GN Missiles, a couple of GN Condensers, and a couple of Missile Holders for the 00 Raiser itself.

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WiP: PG 00 Raiser #02
December 21, 2009, 11:23 am
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I’ve decided to work through this PG kit in reverse, so I’m actually starting with the 00 Raiser.  After working with HGUC’s mainly for the last couple of months, it’s been quite a switch going back to the much bigger 1/60 pieces.  The 00 Raiser itself comes with quite a few large pieces itself, and overall it looks like it’ll be an easy build, at least compared to the mobile suit itself.  One thing you may note with the pictures below, Bandai has gone to a more 3D/Cel shaded look for their construction manual with this release, similar to the Macross kits.  I’m sort of eh about it, but somewhat prefer the regular style used in the MG line…

We start off with the cockpit pieces as you see below.  Simple snap and fit together.

With the cockpit omplte as you see in the upper left, we move onto the engine pieces.

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WiP: PG 00 Raiser #00

We’ve got to start somewhere, so lets start right with the box.  I’m sure you’ve all seen pictures around the net, and while the box looks pretty huge, it is actually much more compact than I was expecting.  Not to say that it’s small, just much more compact.

So here’s the box with the stand.

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