Here’s a great plain picture of the S Gundam…one of my personal favorite pictures of this fantastic machine. (I feel the S gets over shadowed by its suped up Ex-S layout far too often). I want you guys to notice something…look at the hips, see those wing-like beam cannons? The are included in the official equipment layout of the S Gundam. They’re basically your run of the mill beam cannons/rifle – given to the S on its hips as back up, as its main weapon is the Beam Smart Gun, which is more powerful.
You’ll notice the Z Plus has them too, and after all, why not, the Z Plus, developed in conjuction with the S, carries another type of Beam Smart Gun as its main weapon as well.
Now take a close look at Bandai’s MG S Gundam.
Those nifty little beam cannons are suspiciously missing. In thier stead, Bandai decided (for the model’s limitations) to add the “hip mounted back up generator”, which allows the Beam Smart Gun to (somewhat awkwardly) connect in front of the S Gundam. I say Bleh. No thanks. Not gonna do it Bandai.
I’ve already started to modify the long barrel beam cannons on the back with longer cylinders (from BIC ball point pens!) so what will I do about the hip mounted beam cannons? Well those will be happily donated by my MG Z plus, repainted and equiped on the S Gundam. I plan to have the Z Plus in the Wave Rider mode anyway, so you won’t even notice that they’re missing and it’ll give the S Gundam that extra little “umpf”.
I’ll keep you all posted, I’m working on this stuff all this week (plus finishing that pesky core block system!)
I have to apologize, I just can’t seem to get my act in gear and get things posted on here. I have so much to update, and I keep getting sidetracked.
Believe it or not, I am still working on the S Gundam. The thing has one of the most complicated Core Block systems I’ve ever seen and painting it correctly is sucking up time. The good news is, once I’m done with the core block, then I only have the waist, back pack/thrusters and beam cannons….um…and the Beam Smart Gun….and the core fighter…*sigh*…okay, and the display stand. Sheesh. Getting Married, and getting everything situated has been time consuming, not to mention I’ve been “addicted” to Ghiren’s Greed and SD Gundam G Gen Spirits lately….and of course, this week Monster Hunter G comes out on Wii….AGR!
Still, I’ll need to focus. I did change the layout, and I’m really liking this version. I changed the header for a nice change of scenery. SD GP01-FB going in for a Beam Saber attack….I think it fits.
Anyway, I’ll try to get with the program. Ebasenet’s White Base has his V-Gundam head almost done. If its even half as amazing as Erix93’s Nu Gundam I think we’re all in for a treat.
Upcoming p0sts I’m planning:
– S Gundam (duh.)
– GP04 Head from G Systems ( I still adore this piece of my collection)
– GFF 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam ver. Ka (Wedding present!)
– Repairs on kits that have taken a spill or two (I’m looking at you PG Gundam Mk. II).
Until next time gang,
Do yourselves a favor and check out Erix93’s Nu Gundam display Head he finished over at Ebasenet.com, here. This is just simply outstanding work…especially when you view the “work in progress” pages and I really like how Erix93 shows both the original mold and his work side by side.
Erix93, you’re an inspiration to us all in the Gundam community, and your team members as well! Keep up the outstanding work!
Image belongs to Erix93/Ebasenet.com