Wednesday, December 30, 2009

preparation for new year...

nothing at all actually....
just changing that photo.....
first used O Raiser pictures, but for 2010 I'll choose my favorite Gundam in collection..OO Raiser.....

just buffling around...hehe..

refreshing WANTED LIST For YEAR 2010
  1. OO Qan[T](preferably NG 1/100 scale)
  2. MG GN-X(probably 3 or 4 months after the official release,I think)
  3. HG Gundam Exia(replacement purpose)
  4. Bootleg(pirate) HG Gundam Exia(for the repair(half) version)
  5. Driving license(car and bike)(T_T)
  6. New Fishing Reel
  7. A scholarship for my further studies


Doing some Gundam Seed Destiny VS Gundam OO

hehe....between this two series...i will most probably choose Gundam OO!

in terms of storyline, OO is more clear instead of Destiny where all almost about the bad things happen in Shinn's life(hate him THE MOST!!)
OO managed to revive back the power of the term 'GUNDAM' like in the first MS Gundam 0079(Zeon were fear of the RX-78-2 Gundam),making the Gundam to be some sort of 'powerful' than other MS..

but in GSD, there were TOO MANY GUNDAMS!!!
this happen because the term 'GUNDAM' is referring to the operation system(OS) of certain MS (General,Unilateral,Neutron/Nuclear,Dispersive,Automatic,Manuaver).
in GSD also,having certain type of weapons can make certain MS to be the strongest like the nuclear engine and DRAGOON..dont forget about that SEED thing....(goes SEED and you win!!)

in OO..of course the MS is what I like.for the first thing about the MS...I got shock in the first episode of season 1....
during the scene where Exia first deployed the sword,i got astonished by the way on how the sword got deployed..the animation was very fast...
the Sword/rifle of Exia is also just like the new version of Triceros system of Blitz Gundam in Gundam Seed.....the GN Sword/Rifle is the combination of sword,rifle and shield.A super new design that I never think about(folded sword)..

the same also goes to the way how the V-fin slide to reveal the snipe scope..

also the same with the concept of Virtue and Nadleeh design...I never knew that there was Nadleeh in Virtue...the same goes with Seravee,got shock when it did the face-burst in EP 1 of season shock again when I discover it actually carrying a Seraphim on its

Virtue and Nadleeh=Gundam in a Gundam
Seravee and Seraphim=Gundam at the back of other Gundam

nevertheless,the same shock also for Raphael Gundam when it deploy the super large arms on its back('o')

for OO, the special effects were a praise!!
these are some special effects in OO that I consider as the best
  • GN missiles of Ptolemaios
  • GN Field
  • Cherudim shield bits
  • TRANS-AM(season 2)
  • OO Gundam and OO Raiser docking
  • Ptolemaios TRANS-AM!!
  • OO first battle(love the GN particles tentacles)
  • OO Quantization
  • Raiser Sword
  • Arios shoot lots of Gaga during Trans-Am Burst
there are also some battles that I like
  • Exia VS Alvatore+Alvaron
  • OO VS Reborns
  • Cherudim VS Gadessa
  • Arios VS Garazzo
  • Exia R2 VS O Gundam
  • Exia VS Throne Zwei
  • Memento Mori destruction mission
  • OO VS Susanowo
  • Seravee VS Garazzo
  • OO Raiser 1st battle
  • Seravee VS Gadessa
  • Cherudim VS Gaddess(Shield Bits,Dance!!!)
Cherudim VS Gadessa : love the way on how Cherudim used GN pistol with only two fingers
Arios VS Garazzo:super psychotic!!

one thing that I realized in OO S2 is that MS is extremely strong!!
eg:Soma's Ahead Smultron punched Arios's rifle into pieces
Gadessa punched Seravee's Bazooka into pieces
Arios hit Garazzo's head using its own rifle(Ouch!!)

one more thing!!in one of the episode of Gundam OO S2,Lyle(Lockon) said to Haro that he is going to be in serious mode and guess what?instead of launching together with the catapult pads,Cherudim launched off the catapult pads!!!

however, i would like to say that HG Gundam OO is a revolution for HG kits.with new polycaps, Bandai also introduced ball-joint for the waist joint.OO HG kits also has articulation at the same degree with MG series...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gundam Nadleeh Mod Works(hehe)

Cutting mat!!Guilty!!!!

Why? I'm sure it is the one who's responsible for what i've done....

for some seems that getting a cutting mat influenced me a lot...
why i'm saying this?after my Abyss Gundam got my Gundam nadleeh also got modded...

it was just some simple mods done to the shield and knees(better said the knees undergo MG-fying process..haha)


the shield is composed of three parts: front,back and the 'handle'...the front part supposed to be in three colors: white,red and dark gray but it is made in white color only and foil stickers is provided for the red the modification that will be done is on the part highlighted in green(in the pic).that one supposed to be colored in dark gray but in matter of extra detailing..i will remove that part..

the separated front part...excess part is cut off so that there will be a gap between the white part and the red part

the 'can be seen white part' on the red part is colored red

done with the shield..


next is MG-fying the knees..making it look just like in the pic above..
the original knee can be seen on the left side..what i mean in terms of MG-fying is by making the knee's armor to separate when the leg is bent..

first,the lower leg is disassembled..the red line shows which parts that will be cut

the parts that had been cut..the knee armor and the lower leg frame..the lower leg frame is cut at the upper side..the excess plastic at the parts is chipped off..

the leg is reassembled and the knee part is glued on the joint pieces..

how it look like when finished..the knee armors will separate when the leg is bent

nothing looks different..only when it stand upright.

bending the legs will show the linked movement of the knees...haha..wondered will Nadleeh look like this in MG version(no way you will get a MG Nadleeh)

looking better instead of huge original knee eyesore...

kneeing pose looks much much more better..

Aha!since the beam sabers is stored in the by modding the knees...the beam saber might can be used like in above it look like how Seravee use the knee beam saber!!

(still blaming the cutting mat for my 'violent' actions on my Gundams)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Abyss Gundam Mod Works


currently felt a little bit I took my Abyss Gundam that rested on the shelf for a long time..felt a bit guilty for abandoning him...
anyway...after viewing and observing lots of Gundam Mod works in the I decided to do something with this kit...
about this kit...this is my first HG kit.its a birthday present from my almost aged for 4 years now...on that time...I am still a newbie in gundam modelling so the assembly of this kit is quite worse...
the problem that i faced for this kit is that the back cannon.the joint between the cannon and the backpack is made of ABS plastic so after 4 got wore the same time...I want Abyss to be able to manage the back cannons in the way on how Vent Saviour manage his cannons....

first, i thought of making a limb to enable the mobility of the cannon from sprues parts..however,I got blank so i grabbed a FG Exia(broken) on the shelf and took the upper arms..a ball-type joint is put in the cavity and a polycap(forgot what type) is glued in the elbow slot...

a rod is put in the upper polycap...the limb for the cannon is complete!!
this is how it looks...the cannons could move around quite freely..

how they look with Abyss..just like i ever wanted..

the cannons when they are not deployed

they go forward the same way on how Vent Saviour did now looks some sort like Freedom i think..

no much different in MA mode with the original MA mode..

the cannons' tips of the side binder is painted with silver marker...

looking at the excess Exia's part..i then took the shoulder armors and put it in inverted position on the arms..however the side of the arm is scrapped a bit and the shoulder armor is cut a bit so that it can be attached perfectly..

this is how it looks!!it already has the look of an MA..

the creepy looking blue stickers on the side skirts armors are peeled off and are coloured in yellow..

the finished Abyss!!!nothing weird on the front side view...

but at the rear side view,here's the nice looking backpack..
however,the cannons can't be made like the previous pic (un-deploy mode) due to the shoulder armors..
still have the good looking!!

great pose could be made with the new backpack..

Yeahh!!do it like Freedom!!

second mod work after FG Virtue..

Friday, December 18, 2009

MG Wing Gundam Zero Custom (Final)

the end of a long-time work
(blame yourself, being could finish this for 2 days actually.)

basic photo on Wing Zero...

head close-up

the machine cannon...opening it requires the head to be raised up to the maximum...wonder how Heero used it it the anime with soo ease...

the mechanisms of this MG is mainly focused at the wings...for the main wing..the flaps has simultaneous movement mechanisms

the back wing also has some mechanisms...pulling the lower part of the wing will cause the inner part of the wing to 'slide' out..(quite similar to Sinanju's wing mechanism)

the real angelic pose...perhaps Exia is copying this pose :)

putting a try on the box-art pose..

the buster rifles is quite making poses with the rifles is limited(i couldn't imagine Wing Zero is using the rifles in the way how Strike Freedom is using his rifles.. )

the trade mark pose of Wing Zero....actually he is holding the combined rifles with one hand...the another hand is just supporting it..

another view...

beam sabers is stored in the arms of the back wings...wonder how Wing Zero could reach it...

don't think that he looks good with those beam sabers..

a basic way in using beam sabers..use maximum number of beam sabers that your hands could hold..(Tieria taught me about this(^0^))

putting a try on 'Trans-Am' pose...he sure will looks more creepy with those wings!!

if i not mistaken....this pose is called 'atmospheric re-entry' mode....don't know if i'm right or not...

one question:can Wing Zero be mounted on Action Base 1??

the answer is the package of Action Base 1..a clip similar to the clip of the display stand of Wing Zero is provided...see arrow in the pic

putting him on the Action Base 1 allowing more dramatic poses to be made since Action Base 1 is articulated compared to display stand of Wing Zero

another view of an example pose made on Action Base 1...

this MG is a satisfication for me as this is the second MG i ever built...building this MG exposed me to MG's mechanisms as well as the tattoo-style decals(thanks stormbreaker and Spartan of ZoidsPoison for their helps)...
anyway....this is one of a Gunpla that i satisfied the most especially with the building...

ZD MG ratings:8/10 stars(still considering the palm's articulation and the inability of white palm to grab the rifles as flaw )