Sunday, June 18, 2017

[Kit Insight] Bandai HGBF 1/144 NK-13S Gundam Schwarzritter (Painted Build)


As the latest rendition (model kit development wise) of the Denial Gundam, the Gundam Schwarzritter boasts a dark, brooding black colour scheme, complemented by powerful accents of gold. From the no-frills, pugilistic design of the Denial, the Schwarzritter is equipped with a massive backpack that can turn into equally massive swords, giving it undeniable power as required by the Masked Second G.

Monday, June 12, 2017

[Kit Insight] Hobby Star HG 1/144 Gundam Harute Final Battle Ver. (Straight Build)


It has been ten years since the conclusion of 00 Gundam, one of the best series in the entire Gundam franchise. With well developed characters, a decent plot and a fantastic mecha design portfolio, 00 Gundam will be forever etched into the greater cultural collective.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

[Kit Insight] Dragon Momoko MG 1/100 RGX-00 + AQM/E-X05 Divine Testament Gundam (Straight Build)


Third party model kit manufacturer Dragon Momoko (DM) has been doing some great work with their MG 1/100 Strike series of model kits, pushing out a good number of different units very quickly. The Divine Testament Gundam is the latest in DM's MG line, incorporating all of its lessons learned and technology developed over the past three years.

So is the Testament a testament of what the company can do?

Sunday, May 28, 2017

[Kit Insight] Bandai HGUC 1/144 RMS-154 Barzam (Painted Build)


The Barzam is in itself an oxymoron: it is a Federation mobile suit but with the signature monoeye-sensor of Zeon units and it looks nothing like the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II that it was based off, other than the Titans colour scheme. The various design features and characteristics give the Barzam a bestial, oddly appealing look, being the love-child of Federation and Zeon engineering.

Monday, May 15, 2017

[Custom] Bandai HGIBO 1/144 V08-1228 Grimgerde Vanguard [Anti Mobile Armor Combat Equipment] (Customised Build)


The Grimgerde came out of nowhere to kick ass in the first season of the Iron Blooded Orphans anime, but sadly relinquished its place on the show to become the Helmwige Reincar, which was eventually wrecked. Nevertheless, the Grimgerde made such a showy impact that the customised Grimgerdes have not stopped coming.

[Gallery] Metal Club Metal Build 1/100 GN-0000 GNHW/7SG 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G.[Inspection Colours]


Third party companies are giving Bandai a run for their money in the area of Metal Build collectibles, and this 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G makes a very strong case.

[Kit Insight] Bandai Macross Delta 1/72 Sv-262Hs Draken III (Painted Build)


The Draken III is arguably a masterpiece of variable fighter (VF) design, shifting from a sleek delta-shaped fighter mode to a walking tank Gerwalk and finally to the slender, Anubis-esque Battroid form. As compared to the protagonist Siegfried, the dark and brooding Draken III captured my attention (and money).

Monday, May 8, 2017

[WIP] Bandai HGUC 1/144 RMG-79[G] (Mobilesuit Urban Survival Kit Equipped) (Customised Build)


Every now and then, I get a wild but very doable idea for a Gunpla custom, and this time, it is a GM Ground Type retrofitted for urban combat. Inspired by the real-world TUSK (Tank Urban Survival Kit) that the US Army used for the venerable M1 Abrams in the Middle East, the MUSK Equipped GM Ground Type serves the same purpose: as the spearhead in a push for urban centers.