Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gunpla Worklog: 1/100 Gundam Astraea FA Kai - Update 6

Here is a minor update to the WIP of my 1/100 Gundam Astraea FA Kai project. This week was kinda busy for me so I was not able to make any huge progress. I only got to work on it a little.

As I had mentioned in my last update, I had pretty much finished modifying the core body and now working on the details & accessories. Since mods takes up lot of time to do, I thought it would be wise to sketched some ideas on a print-out and see how it looks before I do the actual mods.

After I drew down a few ideas, I sat back and thought about it.

BOOSTER EXTENSION: Originally I had wanted to add the wing extension to the boosters, but now I've decided to scrape this idea. It just doesn't seem to look all that great, and I don't want to end up with something that look like aile strike / freedom gundam.

WEAPON HOOK LOCK: This idea is still a GO. I want to have a hook at the back of the waist to hold the beam cannon. Again the FA theme requires this Astraea to be fully armed. But I have yet to start this mod.

GN BLADES: As I had previously mentioned that I am a big fan of the 00 Gundam Seven Sword, and adding modified blades to this kit would be awesome. This mod is 85% completed.

LEG BOOSTER: Although I didn't sketch this in the drawing, but I thought this would also be a good addition to the FA theme of the kit. This mod is 70% completed.

Here are a couple of images showing the WIP leg boosters. This mod requires that I saw out a piece of the back leg armor to insert the booster and have the cutout piece to serve as cover of the bootser.

Here is an image of the WIP GN Blades. all pla-plates, except for the handle. Will apply epoxy putty soon to fill in the gap & smooth out the surface of the blade body.

I just can't say enough just how I love the look of the 00 Gundam Seven Sword, and I am glad to be able to add the GN Blades to the knee on my own modified Astraea.

Misc images of my kit with the GN Blades attached.

Until next update...

Perfect Grade 00 Gundam In Developement!

This has got to be the biggest news today and will be the most discussed topic on most gundam blogs.

I was not surprise at all about this upcoming kit. 00 Gundam is fairly popular in recent months, and similiar to PG Strike Gundam, it will most likely have other accessories (00 Raiser & Seven Sword) that will be issued to take the money right out of our wallets.

I will definitely save up for this one.

Image from CyberGundam

Tokyo Toy Show 2009 - Image Gallery Updated

Another batch of photos from the Tokyo Toy Show 2009:

Jibun Damashii Vol. 2 Char - this figure is similiar to the Vol. 1 Kamen Rider, where buyer can take a photo and have his/her face molded onto the figure's head. Very expensive toy though at 13,650 yen. They begin taking orders this Fall.

DG Gundam U.C. figures - Oct. '09
300 Yen

We will just have to settle for this image of the RGZ-95 ReZel for now

Gundam Igl00 2 Gravity Front Set - Egg Prize Figures
300 Yen
Diorama from 00 Gundam

Robot Damashii (Side MS) Gaga w/ booster equipment
Robot Damashii (Side MS) Gaddess Anew w/ booster equipment

Robot Damashii (Side MS) Arche Gundam

Robot Damashii (Side MS) Turn X 月光蝶

Robot Damashii (Side MS) Unicorn Gundam

Robot Damashii (Side MS) 00 Gundam Seven Sword

Robot Damashii (Side MS) Alvaaron DX Core of Alvatore

Robot Damashii (Side MS) Regnant
Robot Damashii (Side MS) Advanced GN-X limited edition

Robot Damashii (Side MS) Exia R-2

HGUC 1/144 Reborn Gundam
HG 1/144 0 Gundam
HGUC 1/144 Jegan

Images from CyberGundam

Gundam Guy Blog

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