New Gundam Frames and Color Studies: More IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS Stuff?

As much as we are well into Gundam the Witch from Mercury, especially with the first half of the first part now behind us, there are still new stuff from Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS coming out. This is because the mobile app Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS G has finally come out of development hell since its initial announcement back in September 2019.

The app allows you to relieve the main Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS story through RPG-style gameplay as well as Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS Urdr-Hunt, a new story exclusive to the app. The app will also include exclusive content tagged as side-stories and new mobile suits under the Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS MSV banner. This leads me to the new stuff as they recently revealed another Gundam Frame out of the 72 that’s supposed to exist, and is exclusive to the app.

This is ASW-G-04 Gundam Gamigin which, much like Barbatos or Bael, is named after the fourth demon in Ars Goetia. It belongs to the Falk family, one of the Seven Stars on top of Gjallarhorn, as seen in their insignia on the shoulder armor. It was piloted by Kalf Falk, the first head of the Falk family during the Calamity War 300 years prior and it’s still being maintained in storage many years later.

Continuing on the tradition of Gundams with crazy heavy weaponry, Gundam Gimigin has two. First is the Revolver Gun-Axe which is already an intimidating weapon from the looks alone and can even launch smaller Dainsleifs from its revolver. If that isn’t enough, it also carries a 110mm Six-Barrel Gattling Gun for even more firepower.

Bandai Spirits has yet to announce a model kit of this guy though I won’t be surprised once they do. Speaking of model kits, let’s talk about color studies! One kit they’ve released as part of the IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS expanded story is the HG Gundam Asmoday from Urdr-Hunt. I haven’t purchased the kit though I do like its design, except for those lime green bits.

I did some color studies and produced this:

I didn’t do anything drastic, just toned down the lime green parts into a more standard Gundam yellow, and made the “chin” part of the head unit standard Gundam red. For the latter change, I thought the design already has some purple highlights so a single red piece added shouldn’t hurt.

As far as the actual kit goes, a good portion of these colors are done via foil stickers, which is disappointing. But since I would be repainting anyway, then the effort needed shouldn’t be that bad. Here’s what the recolor would look like sans stickers, which also shows how much is applied.

Straight-build kit review by ガンプラの山を崩せ. Get yours from HobbyLink Japan.

Yep, there’s a good amount of sticker-age as expected from an IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS High Grade kit. Speaking of color studies, I also did the same for Gundam Gimigin because while green on grunt suits look great, I’m not the biggest fan of the same for Gundams.

I just switched green with bluish-gray, similar to the colors of the vanilla Gundam Mk-III.

Again, these aren’t guarantees I would be getting the aforementioned kits, but at least I have color schemes to work with if I do.


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