Tag: Gunpla

Completed Builds

Completed : Bandai HGUC 1/144 RX-78GP01 Gundam Zephyranthes

Kit Info Brand: Bandai HGUC 013 Scale: 1/144 Media: Styrene Markings: Various The Subject The RX-78GP01 was a prototype general-purpose mobile suit developed under the Gundam Development Project, an initiative started by the Earth Federation after the One Year War. The RX-78GP01 was the second prototype completed under this program....

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WIP : HGUC RX-78GP01 Pt. 2 – Painting & Finishing

General malaise has slowed down my builds but I’m trying to ramp it up again by finishing this one. I managed to lose the insert on the left torso so I scratchbuilt something out of plastic plate and Kotobukiya minus molds. Painting begins as usual with a base coat of black. My GP01 will have …...

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On the Bench

WIP : HGUC RX-78GP01 Pt. 1 – Construction

I’ve had this kit snapfitted for a few years already so I thought it’s time to finish it before Bandai eventually releases a new version. Except for the overly large hands typical of older HGUC releases, I’ve always liked the proportions of this kit. So there’ll just be very minor mods on this one. First …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Bandai 1/144 RGC-80 GM Cannon

Kit Info Brand: Bandai Scale: 1/144 Media: Styrene Markings: Various The Subject The RGC-80 GM Cannon is a mass-produced medium range artillery variant of the RGM-79 GM. While originally designed with two magazine fed 240mm cannons on the shoulders, recoil issues would necessitate mounting only one cannon on the right shoulder and...

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On the Bench

WIP : Bandai 1/144 RGC-80 GM Cannon Pt.3 – Painting & Finishing

Painting begins with a base of black using both Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black and Gunze Surfacer Black. Surfacer gives a smoother finish especially when thinned with Mr Leveling Thinner. Unfortunately the smell is a lot stronger. For the joints and other gray parts I used Mecha Color Grey Z. The black parts were given a …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Bandai 1/144 RGC-80 GM Cannon Pt.2 – Construction

It has taken awhile but here we are with more work done on the GM Cannon. I replaced the left fist with a clenched one from a Builders Parts set. The cover for the back of the hand is the kit part modified to fit the new fist. I added a Kotobukiya nozzle to cover …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Bandai 1/144 RGC-80 GM Cannon Pt.1 – Construction

It’s actually quite strange that Bandai still hasn’t issued any of the Federation mobile suits in the MSV line but have done so for the much newer Origin MSV. Oh well, if I knew what’s going on, I’d be the product line manager for Bandai. In any case, I sought to modify the Origin MSV …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Bandai HGUC 1/144 RGM-89 Jegan

Kit Info Brand: Bandai HGUC 097 Scale: 1/144 Media: Injection Plastic Markings: Various aftermarket The Subject Adopted in UC 0089, the RGM-89 Jegan is the Earth Federation’s general purpose mobile suit. Designed by Anaheim Electronics, the Jegan traces its lineage to the original RGM-79 GM and like the original, it’s only...

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Hobby News

Upcoming : Bandai Deep Striker

Just… wow. Bandai did it. I’m sure it’ll sell and not get built after people realize how big it really is. Coming in March 2018 @ 20,000 JPY. More pictures on Gundam Kits Collection....

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On the Bench

WIP : Bandai HGUC RGM-79G GM Ground

I just got this one snapfitted and it looks very good. Just a few quick thoughts: The proportions are good. It doesn’t suffer from the typical HGUC ailments of big hands, small heads and small waists. The waist is small but not too bad here. I’m liking the new design aesthetics of the newer releases. …...

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