Formania’s Nu Gundam Bust

No new progress on the Alex project just yet, but I wanted to toss in my 2cents on this.

Formania’s Nu Gundam bust looks to be quite an addition to any Gundam fan’s collection.   But to be honest, I’m having a little trouble with my initial impressions of it.

I’m really not sure how the assembly works just yet…whether it’s a “gunpla” kit so to speak or if it’s just, as I’m seeing it, a really complex, really expensive gatchapon item.  I don’t mean that in a bad way, a  lot of Gatchapon items are very high quality – but the bust seems to be lacking any detail lining, which leads me to suspect that you just open the box, and bob’s your uncle,  you have the bust.

I was kinda hoping it would be a gunpla kit, though just looking at the images, I’m already seeing where I could make slight modifications (Those thrusters are far too small).

What do you guys thing?

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Updates and Birthdays

Well guys, once again, it’s been a while since my latest WIP update.  Rest assured though, I’m making some great progress on the MG Alex ver. APT.  Last night I finally solved the issue on how to attache the new dual thrusters to the backpack.  Let’s just say I’m more and more grateful for how delicate and yet powerful my power drill is.  It makes Modifying parts a breeze!

So, here’s the thing – My birthday (and One Year Wedding Anniversary) is this Saturday, 3/6.  As a special treat for myself, and to get my mind off of G Systems new 1/60th GP04 – I’ll be picking up the 1/100 GP04 Resin Conversion Kit from my buddy Murphy over at Gunpla SG.

Wooo doggies, I sure love me some GP04s.  But here’s why this will work so well – See this conversion uses the old MG GP01 frame.  The MG GP01 was my very first MG model, and also my first attempt at painting.  At the time, I thought I did a great job, but now, as I’ve gotten better, and invested in an air brush, the GP01 makes my eyes bleed.  So what better way to upgrade him, than turning him into my most beloved GP04?  I can’t wait.  But I’ll  need to finish up the Alex Project soon, so I’m looking at having it done and on display within the next two weeks or so.  I’m really almost done, I just need to paint my white and silver parts and finish the tentative ORE Gun I’m constructing for it, though I may scrap the project in favor for dual Hyper Bazookas instead.

Until next time –

Jaa ne~