Friday, January 31, 2014

HGUC Zeon Kits: Marasai, Dra-C, Geara Doga, Geara Zulu, and Dreissen units

To complete this run of my favorite kits, here is a last set, mostly from kits that appeared in the Unicorn series. Do take note that for some of these kits, I have the non-Unicorn version.

1) Marasai and Dra-C - Both of these kits are great-looking for me. I like the Marasai because of the head gear. I've switched weapons on this one, using the Cima Gelgoog machine gun on it, since it looks better. The weapon loadout for the Dra-C is actually for the Unicorn version.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

HGUC Zeon Kits: Hi-Zak, Gouf, and Dom

Continuing on my run of favorite kits in the HGUC 1/144 line, here are a few more kits.

1) Hi-Zak / Hi-Zack - These are supposedly evolved Zakus, and the name thing has always been a sticking point, so I included both spelling versions anyway. The one at the right is the Recon version of the Hi-Zak. I love that mecha to bits. Even if the radome head looks a bit ridiculuous, really.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

HGUC Zeon Kits: 3 Gelgoogs and a Dom

Some of my old favorites.

1) Rick Dom-II and Gelgoog Jaeger - Beam Bazooka from Rick Dom, while the machine gun on the Jaeger is actually from the Officer's Gelgoog. Made a mistake attaching it, actual rifle should be an MG-42 mecha-sized beam weapon copy. I honestly do not remember there I got the panzerfaust on the left hand from.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Kotobukiya Frame Arms Modeling Support Goods - Gatling Gun, Ammo Drum, Sword Sets

This is the rest of the MSG sets I bought: two gatling guns that can be put together, the requisite ammunition drum, and the paired katana and wakizashi set.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Kotobukiya Frame Arms MSG Weapons Set 31 - Assault rifles

I recently bought some Kotobukiya Frame Arms Modeling Support Goods (MSG) Weapons Sets (phew!), specifically the Assualt Rifle  set (WS 31). Here they are, in use by HGUC Mecha that have the new standardized Zeonic and Federation hands that come with the RG weapon kits.

My quick review of them is this: They actually fit the hands, but they're still a bit bulky - the fists just barely make it to being fully closed. They work well for the mid- to large-sized mecha, but I don't think this will look good or work well with the smaller ones, like the Gundam X.

Both weapons look much better in Zeonic/Germanic hands. Here, the first photo is for how they are supposed to look with the actual Frame Arms units. Following photos will be on Gundam Kits.

HGUC 1/144 Aquatic/Amphibious Mobile Suits

I've had a fascination for Aquatic/Amphibious combat mecha, so here's a few of them from my collection.

1) Acguy: This is a fandom favorite. It has found new life as the base kit of all the Bearguy variations.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

HGGS 1/144 Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu Mina

I've been wanting to aqcuire this, and I'm waiting for the limited-run 1/144 Gold Astray to come in, so I can replicate in 1/144 my old 1/100 set*. All I need now is to buy me another 1/144 Blitz, so I can complete the "option" set parts. And probably another Red Frame Astray HG Unit, to get parts from.

*Here are the Astray Links that show my 1/100 set:

Vintage Kitbash: Gundam Astray Options
Vintage Kitbash: Astray Amatsu
Vintage Kitbash: Astray Gold with Blitz parts

1) Full-dress Amatsu Mina Astray Frame:

2) Wings deployed:

Monday, January 20, 2014

HGGS 1/144 Astray Green Frame (Modified)

This is a rather recent addition to my 1/144 Astray collection, and as you can see, I've added some equipment that will hopefully make it look better. Bandai, you better have an improved version of this kit coming out soon!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

HGBF 1/144 Sengoku Astray Gundam - "Asura" Type

This is a particular kitbash of mine, which I've lovingly named the Asura.

Essentially, I've combined the HGUC Sengoku Astray Gundam with the Gundam AstrayRed Frame (Flight Unit) backpack, flight unit pack, and weapons. The big sword is the Caletvwlch sword system.

1) This is the whole kit, laid out with all weapons removed. I actually prefer having the normal Astray backpack, rather than the "shield mask."