Posts tagged “Model Kits

BLOG: Plastic Crack – Gunpla Customize Course "GN Gundam Mk-II"

Plastic Crack - GN Gundam Mk-II This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

Not many might know this, but the Gundam Build Fighters page of Bandai Hobby site has a ‘Gunpla Customize Course’ section where Bandai showcases custom builds that anyone can do via combining various High Grade kits coupled with some painting. Now some of these are hit-or-miss but this one definitely looks interesting. This is the GN Gundam Mk-II which is made with the HGUC Gundam Mk-II ‘Revive’ and the HGBC Dark Matter Booster. Requiring only minor modifications and a coat of blue paint, the build already looks great. Might be tempted to get a Dark Matter Booster because of this.


BLOG: PLUM – 1/35 AS-5E3 Leynos Renewal Ver.

PLUM - 1/35 AS-5E3 Leynos Renewal Ver. First released some time in 2011 (and is currently on low stock at HobbyLink Japan), PLUM will be doing a re-release of their 1/35 AS-5E3 Leynos kit as it appeared in the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive game Assault Suit Leynos or Target Earth as it was known in the west.

This is likely the same kit as the original release with possible subtle changes to the plastic color here and there, and some additional decals unless stated otherwise. At 1/35 scale, it stands 15 cm to the top of the head and 17 cm up to the communications antenna.

  • 1/35 Leynos Renewal Ver.
    Release Information: April 2016 · ¥6,900
    Images via AmiAmi

And another one goes to this collector’s hem-and-haw list of potential purchases.


BLOG: HG Gundam AGE-1 Full Glansa – Work in Progress #1

HG Gundam AGE-1 Full Glansa - Work in Progress #1 Because every Gundam nowadays wants to be an Aile Strike.

Still keeping in the tradition of building two of (almost) the same banana consecutively, here’s the HG Gundam AGE-1 Full Glansa, or at least the Glastron Launcher attached to the vanilla HG Gundam AGE-1 Normal just to do this pose.

As for the actual kit itself, the torso, right leg, and both feet have been built. Not really sure with the out of order construction but it kinda works? Painting isn’t much of a hassle either aside from a couple of areas that needed some blacks, as well as the mandatory panel lines.

Will be targeting to get this kit finished by the weekend but won’t be making any promises.


BLOG: MG Freedom Gundam Ver.2.0 – Colored Prototype Shots

MG Freedom Gundam Ver.2.0 - Colored Prototype Shots Pre-orders have now opened for the MG Freedom Gundam Ver.2.0 and along with it, Bandai released more images showcasing what’s new with this kit.

Aesthetics and proportions aside, other notables include the twin "Balaena" beam cannons that open up to reveal more details. Not sure what purpose these serve but they supposedly look cool? There also appears to be an extension piece attached to the barrel of each cannon.


BLOG: HG IBO Gundam Barbatos (New Form) – Colored Prototype Shots

HG IBO Gundam Barbatos New Form - Colored Prototype Shots The preview for episode 18 of Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS shows that the Gundam Barbatos getting a new form. Not really sure now if there will be a 5th/6th form or it will be one change altogether but regardless, here’s the colored prototype of the aforementioned kit.

These images give a better idea of the new components — including the new side armor pieces, rear forearm weapons, and what appears to be the replacement for its signature mace. The Tekkadan emblem is also placed on top of the new torso armor. It will most likely be a seal though hopefully the surface detail is there to make painting easier. And yes, that thing looks like a T-Rex head on a stick.

  • HG IBO Gundam Barbatos (New Form)
    Release Information: Feb. 2016 · ¥1,400
    Images via TAG Hobby

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