Archive for January, 2010

Gundam UC

It’s amazing what I’ve found today while procrastinating and instead of actually finishing my Integral Calculus homework xD

Above is a new trailer from the the Gundam Unicorn OVA.. I know this is an overused phrase but this OVA would really be epic. The trailer shows new footages of the (Stark) Jegan, ReZEL, Kshatriya, Geara Zulu and a tank-like mobile suit in action Loto.

What I can’t wait even more for is the OVA’s theme song ‘Ryusei no Namida’ sang by Kuriyama Chiaki (in her singing debut at that) which will be released in the 24th of February 2010.

Edit: Already found the theme song leaked somewhere on the internet, this will have to do until it’s officially released (for anyone who’ll be asking for the link.. Ask Google instead ;D).

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Renai Circulation

Finally my much sought after full version of Nadeko’s song is released.. I tell you this is not the looped version, listened to it myself before posting.

Hanazawa Kana is one of my favorite voice actresses (or seiyuu if want), this is the first time I heard her sing and I must say she did quite a fine job.

And did I tell you that the song just screams of cuteness? (。¯‿ ‿ ¯。)

P.S. In case you’re wondering Hirano Aya isn’t part of the list of my fave seiyuus..

GP01 Gundam “Zephyranthes” Full Burner WIP 5

Little work was done last week so I didn’t bother posting any WIP, only the armor for the arms was painted and most seamlines removed. Picked up the pace last night and got into a painting blitz..

The weather wasn’t cooperating, it was really windy and the temperatures made the matte topcoat frost.. Could only topcoat some parts (don’t mind the beam sabers ^^,)

Aside from applying the decals here’s the rest of the gundam that still needs to be painted, still undecided if I would remove the seamline from the GP01’s head..

Sure I’ve remove many seamlines already but I’m still a bit iffy when it comes to modifiying the head xD

P.S. For those that was waiting for my mods I’m very sorry but I’m dropping it, I found out that a complete overhaul of the joints is needed to really drastically articulate this kit..

Modifying the armors/inner frame could add so little articulation xD

GP01 Gundam “Zephyranthes” Full Burner WIP 4

Finished building the whole thing though I’m only halfway done.. Next thing that I’ll be doing is modding some parts for better articulation/assembly for painting and getting rid of the visible seamlines.

Close up of the upper half.. Would be modding the limbs,  will leave the torso, skirt and backpack alone.

Despite the 9 year gap on their release dates the GP01 FB’s proportions looks just as good as the newer RX-178.. The same couldn’t be said about it’s arms and articulation though. xD

I find it odd that this guy doesn’t have a hyper bazooka.. A pretty standard armament for any mobile suit.

GP01 Gundam “Zephyranthes” Full Burner WIP 3

Finished building the legs last Saturday but only had the chance to take pictures this morning.. Been pretty busy with college stuff and whatnot.

Unlike the torso the legs has a complete inner frame.. Has decent articulation but it gets hindered once you place the armor on.

Looks badass just standing there, even without the arms.. Even more so after I’m finished with this guy. Fufufu~

The instant I went got to building the legs I instantly noticed that it looked oh so familiar with the Zeon mobile suits..

Looks too plain.. Nothing some panel lines couldn’t fix.

Thinking of dropping the plan of modding this guy for better poses. It’s articulation is good enough for aerial shots. And oh, more boosters!

GP01 Gundam “Zephyranthes” Full Burner WIP 2

I’m starting to really like this one after building the torso and the skirt. Unlike the core fighter, building the other parts was quite a breeze. Too bad the torso doesn’t have an inner frame.

The design is like 18 years old but it still looks so damn good. Credit goes to the mecha designer Shōji Kawamori.

Did I say that I really like the design of this mecha? :3 Even though this is based from the RX-78-2 it doesn’t remotely resemble it.. Yes that’s a good thing. Also some might notice the ‘mold flash’ on the v fin..

Not really liking the plain large ass verniers at the moment. Don’t get me wrong though.. I absolutely love the GP02 “Physalis” and even the larger Virtue/Seravee Gundam.

GP01 Gundam “Zephyranthes” Full Burner WIP 1

The instant I opened the box there’s this odd feeling that I felt. I can’t put my finger on it but it became clear once I started building this thing.

It certainly is showing it’s age! From the font on the frames, the color and feel of the plastic parts, even downright to the manuals. It feels way way different than any of my previously built gunplas (Astraea, Zaku II, RX-178 Mk-II). It provides an interesting experience though, so this is what gunpla was like a decade back huh..

Since this was an old kit I thought that it’s gonna be a walk in a park building it, boy was I wrong.. Spent about three hours on this thing and I’ve only built the core fighter and the torso is halfway done. xD

Forgive my ignorance but I didn’t know that a core fighter is this complicated, the thing has lots of parts.

I’m surprised to actually see some flash on the torso.. No biggie though, could be easily cut by an x-acto knife then sanded off..