Posts tagged “Model Kits

BLOG: AKIKA – 1/144 Cluster Gundam (C3TOKYO 2016 Exclusive)

C3TOKYO 2016 Exclusive - 1/144 Cluster Gundam C3TOKYO 2016 is Japan’s largest character and hobby event. It’s currently held from August 27-28 at Makuhari Messe Halls 1-3 in Tokyo and will feature industry exhibits and live shows. [Official Website]

The latter half of C3TOKYO 2016 is well under way and along with it are more limited license kits that will probably never get the light of day for a mass release. Such is the case for this 1/144 Cluster Gundam kit from Mobile Suit Gundam Silhouette Formula 91 in U.C.123.

As expected, the kit is unpainted but it has extensive details which is a thing for most mobile suits from that timeline. It also appears to use joints from the latter HGBF kits which make it compatible with the newer High Grades. Hoping some third-party group will pick this up for mass release.


BLOG: PLAMAX JG-01 1/350 Cherno Alpha

PLAMAX JG-01 1/350 Cherno Alpha As much effort NECA does with its Pacific Rim releases, this is one license that many wished to be obtained by some Japanese company. And while not Bandai, Max Factory’s use of the license looks promising with its PLAMAX line of kits.

Opening the Jaeger releases is Cherno Alpha standing at a whopping 240 mm, making the life-sized counterpart 84 meters. Using data from the actual film, the kit will feature insane amounts of detail as seen here. Adding more realism is an LED unit built into the main torso to replicate scenes from the movie.

  • PLAMAX 1/350 Cherno Alpha
    Release Information: Dec. 2016 · ¥7,222
    Article via Good Smile Company

These kits would be best with weathering than the out-of-the-hangar look this collector does with his Gunpla.


BLOG: Wave – 1/144 Full Armor Gundam [Blue] (C3TOKYO 2016 Exclusive)

Wave - 1/144 Full Armor Gundam [Blue] (C3TOKYO 2016 Exclusive) C3TOKYO 2016 is Japan’s largest character and hobby event. It will be held from August 27-28 at Makuhari Messe Halls 1-3 in Tokyo and will feature industry exhibits and live shows. [Official Website]

As C3TOKYO 2016 is just around the corner, Wave is announcing several of its event-exclusive kits. And with the Full Armor Gundam being popular nowadays thanks to Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, it’s no surprise that this particular design is getting such kit.

With no proper proper High Grade of the original Full Armor Gundam, or this Blue variant, it’s up to the licensed third-party producers to make one. Wave will be releasing this kit (whether it’s plastic or resin is still up in the air) and will be molded in seven colors for easier detailing.


BLOG: Kotobukiya – Phantasy Star Online 2 1/12 A.I.S. (Arks Interception Silhouette)

Kotobukiya - Phantasy Star Online 2 1/72 A.I.S. Kotobukiya has released several kits kits from Phantasy Star Online 2, mostly of the android characters in the game such as the RAcaseals and both the Vermillion/Indigo Guardian Shikis.

And they ain’t done yet as the next kit from the game would be the 1/72 A.I.S.. This collector doesn’t play nor really know anything about the game though apparently, these A.I.S. or Arks Interception Silhouettes are 10-meter powered suits (well that figure came from comments on this post, so yeah) which are more or less the piloted mecha in the game.

Doing the math at 1/72 scale should result in a kit that’s roughly 138 mm tall, which is perfect for the CATALOGUE.


BLOG: HGCE Aile Strike Gundam × HGBF Build Strike Gundam – Work in Progress #1

HGCE Aile Strike x HGBF Build Strike - Work in Progress #1 Earlier in 2016, there was a plan to build both the Denial and Cathedral Gundams simultaneously. And while both were eventually completed, they weren’t the simultaneous build as initially intended. Parallel builds soon followed but it wasn’t until today that two kits will actually be built at the same time.

The HGCE Aile Strike Gundam and HGBF Build Strike Gundam Full Package kits are essentially the same with subtle differences here and there, the bulk being on their backpacks. And while the Aile Striker has nice color separation, it’s not so much with the all-blue Build Booster.

At the moment, skipping the lower parts to get both backpacks completed first as they require the most paint applications. More on those in the next work-in-progress post.


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