Monday, May 15, 2017

[Custom] Bandai HGIBO 1/144 V08-1228 Grimgerde Vanguard [Anti Mobile Armor Combat Equipment] (Customised Build)

The Grimgerde came out of nowhere to kick ass in the first season of the Iron Blooded Orphans anime, but sadly relinquished its place on the show to become the Helmwige Reincar, which was eventually wrecked. Nevertheless, the Grimgerde made such a showy impact that the customised Grimgerdes have not stopped coming.

[Gallery] Metal Gear Metal Build 1/100 GN-0000 GNHW/7SG 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G.[Inspection Colours]

Third party companies are giving Bandai a run for their money in the area of Metal Build collectibles, and this 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G makes a very strong case.

[Kit Insight] Bandai Macross Delta 1/72 Sv-262Hs Draken III (Painted Build)

The Draken III is arguably a masterpiece of variable fighter (VF) design, shifting from a sleek delta-shaped fighter mode to a walking tank Gerwalk and finally to the slender, Anubis-esque Battroid form. As compared to the protagonist Siegfried, the dark and brooding Draken III captured my attention (and money).

Monday, May 8, 2017

[WIP] Bandai HGUC 1/144 RMG-79[G] (Mobilesuit Urban Survival Kit Equipped) (Customised Build)

Every now and then, I get a wild but very doable idea for a Gunpla custom, and this time, it is a GM Ground Type retrofitted for urban combat. Inspired by the real-world TUSK (Tank Urban Survival Kit) that the US Army used for the venerable M1 Abrams in the Middle East, the MUSK Equipped GM Ground Type serves the same purpose: as the spearhead in a push for urban centers. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

[Gallery] Bandai HGIBO 1/144 ASW-G-01 Gundam Bael (Calamity War Rollout Ver. - Agnika Kaieru Use) with Ulfbert Claymore

As certain engagements required heavier weaponry than a pair of swords, Agnika Kaieru would sometimes lift the massive Ulfbert Claymore from its ceremonial docking at Vingolf, Gjallarhorn's headquarters on Earth, and use the weapon to bring down contingents of Mobile Armors and Mobile Workers by himself.

Such arrogance.

[Custom] Bandai HGIBO 1/144 Gundam Astaroth Origin [Outer Earth Regulatory Fleet Ver.]

Basically the closest IBO-universe analog of the Titans (in the eyes of the commoner at least), the Gjallarhorn Outer Earth Regulatory Fleet relied on its overwhelming military superiority to quell dissent and maintain law and order. With a huge stable of Halfbeak-class warships and their assigned squadrons of Graze mobile suits, the OERT reserved a trump card for more dire engagements.

A Gundam Frame.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

[Custom] Bandai HGIBO 1/144 ASW-G-66 Gundam Kimaris Vidar (Ver. GPN)

Gundam Kimaris was a pretty swell Gundam Frame of its own, with its distinctive knightly visage, purple-themed colour scheme and preference for large, powerful lances. The Kimaris Vidar pulls out all the stops to create one of the best looking Gundam Frames in the series, with an ornate mohawk cresting its head, no less. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

[Custom] Bandai HGIBO 1/144 EBx-08v Reginlaze Viola (Tactical Demonstrator)

At the end of the final battle of the McGillis Fareed Incident, a modified Reginlaze Julia raised the Barbatos' severed head in victory, signalling the cessation of hostilities and the beginning of a rocky road to an uneasy peace. The final frame of the Reginlaze Julia is pretty significant as it embodies a legend retold countless times throughout the annals of history: the Devil can only be slain by Man, although in Julieta's case, this came at a very, very high cost. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

[METAL BUILD] Bandai Tamashii Nations Metal Build 1/100 F91 Gundam F91

The Formula Project Gundam F91 can be considered one of the most enduring masterpieces that stemmed from a Gundam series. It boasted a sleek, unique design that is complemented by a rich story that gave birth to another longstanding Gundam classic (Crossbone), securing the F91's place in the annals of Gundam history. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that a Metal Build version of the venerable mobile suit would prove immensely popular.

And it is.