|Dengeki Hobby got the display sample of the HGBF Amazing Strike Freedom Gundam as seen in the recent Gunpla Expo, providing a better look at this latest variant of an existing design.
These give a better look at this mobile suit, including the VRABE Dragoon units on the wing biners. It also shows more of the red internal frame which kind of doesn’t really work, at least for this collector. Will probably switch a couple of colors, most likely the gray bits and the red internal frame, when building this kit.
So a couple of color choices aside, this thing doesn’t really look that odd.
|Initially thought this was a prototype because of the weird colors. Then colored illustrations of the design begin appearing in various magazines. Yep, it’s not a prototype and it has weird colors.
That’s basically the story for this collector after seeing prototypes of the HGBF Amazing Strike Freedom Gundam in the recent Gunpla Expo, then seeing the actual design from Gundam Build Fighters Amazing Ready. It’s an okay design but the color distribution, especially the red inner frame, is just off.
So here’s a repaint plan — ditch the red inner frame and replace it with the standard gray, then replace the gray shoulder and torso bits with red for a more standard Gundam color scheme.
|This is already old news but just wanted to point out a couple of things regarding this kit.
A unique feature that the Stargazer Gundam had were the golden / holographic strips all over its armor. To replicate this, the HG Stargazer Gundam has given the option to apply either holographic or black seals.
Will the HGBF Lunagazer Gundam also have this option as well? While most of the marketing images for this kit doesn’t show that option, Dengeki Hobby Web confirms that it does come with black seals as alternative. Oh and the rear binders also deploy to form a ring of sorts, for those who still don’t know.
|Kotobukiya has had the Frame Arms line of 1/100 scale model kits for quite a while now but as far as this collector is concerned, there’s no related media or animated production to it. Then last year saw the launch of the offshoot Frame Arms Girl line to cater the growing popularity of the mecha musume genre.
So it’s no surprise that there will be a Frame Arms Girl anime in 2017 similar to that of Busou Shiki, and Sky Girls. The series will focus on Gourai (the first Frame Arms Girl release), as well as Stylet and Baselard.
For more information regarding this upcoming production, head on to the official website linked below.
|Gunpla Expo World Tour Japan 2016 Winter is ongoing from November 19 to 23 at Akihabara UDX, Akiba Square and will feature upcoming Gunpla from the Bandai Hobby Division. [Official Website]
Not to be left behind, fans of the Master Grade line also got exciting previews for a couple of upcoming kits. Those who never gave up hoping to get an MG Providence Gundam years after Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ended must be quite ecstatic as they’re finally getting one.
While not a “2.0” release, this kit definitely has the same aesthetic as the MG Freedom Gundam 2.0, sharp angles and all. With this release, it’s not that far fetched anymore to hope for an MG Justice Gundam as well.