With only a few more months in the year I thought it I should start working on the Sazabi Ver Ka I got for the HLJ competition at the beginning of the year. When a new kit like the Sazabi is as popular as it was you become inundated with various builds using various schemes and modifications. So because of that I kinda felt obligated to do something extra. Continue reading
The book that inspired me to try reviewing I thought should be the first one I feature, Gundam Weapons: Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Special Edition II End of World. This 00 based Gundam Weapons mostly focuses on the first half of the second season. Like other Gundam Weapons some of the builds are from various issues of old Hobby Japan’s but from what I gather many are new. Continue reading
Finances at this time of the year are usually tight for me but this year is especially bad so I have decided to not only give commissions a second try but also start selling some of my previous builds.
First I’ve re-added the commission page at the top menu and for the time being will give each build the priority over my own. Secondly I decided to sell most of my dioramas and some of my MG’s with more to follow. There are a few kits of mine though that are off the table unless the offers are to the point where I can’t ignore them.
MG AGE 2 Normal $150
MG AGE 2 Double Bullet $150
MG Wing Zero Custom $100
MG Nu Astray $100
1/60 NG Strike Gundam $75 (stand not included)
Completed Kits: (taking offers) All have a caveat that they are prone to paint chipping.
HGAC Wing Gundam (Wing ver Ka scheme)
HGBF Gundam X Maoh (custom scheme)
HGAW Gundam X (least likely for paint to chip, but shield would need to be repainted)
HG 00 Raiser (custom scheme)
Stop and Smell the Roses $100
Junkyard Gundam $100
Clanche Camo $75
Unbuilt NIB kits: (shipping only to the USA, prices include shipping)
MG GN-X – $48 Shipped
MG Sinanju Stein – $68 Shipped
The prices don’t include shipping and I am open to shipping internationally (except for the NIB kits). I might eventually put some of these on eBay but for now you can contact me at my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or PM me at the gunpla sub reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/gunpla) where I will also be selling these in the commerce thread.
EDIT: added 2 unbuilt new in box MG’s for sale, lowered prices, and added prices for dioramas.
For a while now I wanted to pick up the second Gundam 00 Gundam Weapons and once I saw a few scans of the new Hobby Japan and Dengeki Hobby with their Hi Nu ver Ka builds I thought this was the chance to get all three. While the monthly magazines impressed with their Hi Nu’s and even a Nightingale what disappointed me was the Gundam Weapons and that’s what brings me to the titular question of this post, should I do a review of a Gundam Weapons or any other big gunpla book whenever I get one?
There are a few full scans out there on the internet but for the most part that has dried up to the extent that a new one hasn’t been released in over a year. Now I am not talking about scanning the entire book or anything but instead similar to the way rokkustudio reviews various Gundam Wing related gunpla books giving others an overview on what the book covers with some scans here and there.
There is really a lack of information for non-Japanese reading gunpla fans out on the web when it comes to what to expect in these big and expensive books. For example when it came to this Gundam 00 Gundam Weapons I expected it to be filled with various builds of the main 4 second season suits from the show and while it starts off like that about half of the book is dedicated to antagonist grunt suits and such. Even with the Char’s Counter Attack Gundam Weapons I bought not to long ago I was basically buying it blind with no knowledge of any of the builds inside.
Considering how much rokkustudio’s reviews helped me decide if and which specific Gundam Wing Gundam Weapons I wanted to buy I thought doing this might help someone else.
For the most part I stuck to the out of box colors but had to change the sword and cannon from the dark green and lilac as I just never bought their strange color choices. Surprisingly unlike the Strike Freedom the modifications I made to this kit didn’t alter its stability at all so I was able to fully realize all the poses I wanted to do.
The wings of light really make this kit shine and I can’t imagine buying it without them.