Lil’ Loot

I guess “loot” is the term used lately for new purchases.  Anywho, I picked up one of Fusion Works’ latest line called Gundam: Converge, the Hyaku Shiki –

I don’t have a Hyaku Shiki kit or really any form of it, so I thought I’d pick him up.  The Gundam:Converge line is pretty unique for Fusion Works – they designed the figures in a “SD” form, but not as completely disproportional as most SD.

The detailing is pretty impressive considering he’s just a little Gashapon figure, but then again, Fusion Works does a great job with all their products.  You can find them here.

Here’s a shot with my FW Gundam:StandArt Mk.II

It was a holiday here last week (Thanksgiving) and I spent most of the week out of town at my parents, so no work was done on the GP03.  I’ll be working tonight on it though and will have some updates soon.

 

Mata ne ~

Current Projects

Woo doggies do I have a lot on my plate right now with Gundam Projects –

Currently, I’m chugging along with the GP03, part of my A-UC GP project.  I’ll see if I can get some work in progress shots up, but meh…they never look good anyway.

After the GP03, I’m leaning toward finally getting to the GP04.  I kinda wanted to save the “best for last” on this, but I’m also getting anxious to start him up.  I may try to work on the GP01 at the same time, but I’m not sure how that’ll work out.  We’ll see.

After that  it’ll be the Albion re-fit Autumn Fire.  The mobile ship on which these four Gundams are assigned to.

Once I’m done with the Autumn Fire, then its a toss up with a lot of special idea projects.

Two of which, the GP00

 

and the Core Booster III are associated with this A-UC project.  But I’m also trying to get my hands on another (and maybe even two) Crossbone Gundam Ver. Ka’s for an idea I had the other night.    I also have the PG Mk II which I’m nearly 80% sure will be painted from AEUG to Titans (I hand-painted the AEUG Mk.II, I’d like to give a PG the treatment it deserves with an airbrush).

 

Grail over at the Fichten Foo forums sent me a link to the HLJ upgrade parts selection – I had no idea Hobby Link Japan has so many items!  Needless to say I ordered a ton right off the bat.  Sure they’re only 5 bucks here and there but it adds up fast.

ON THE SIDE – I’m trying to unlock the Blanc Rival, a Pegasus Class ship from Zeonic Front in SD Gundam G Generation Spirits, but that games habit of freezing every time I save in the later levels has that goal slowly creeping along, seems I literally have to save at every turn and restart if it freezes.  *sigh*.  Q from Daybreak’s Bell also just got online with Gundam Senki 0081, so I’m  looking forward to running some Merc Missions with him.  Team Gogg anyone?

Finally there’s the non-Gundam stuff…Assassin’s Creed Brother Hood is out, along with Call of Duty Black Ops and Rock Band III.
Yare Yare, so much to do.   Not to mention the Holidays!  Its Thanksgiving next week here in the US, one of my favorite Holidays seems it involves eating a ton of food and then napping the day a way.

I’ve got some Transformers up for Auction on Ebay – if anyone’s interested let me know – the list is as follows:
Perfect Effect’s Shadow Warrior PE01

Device Label Blaster

Device Label Tigatron

I’m trying to scrape some extra cash together for Gundam stuff.

Updates coming soon on the GP03.

MG RX-78 GP02C Complete

Model number: RX-78GP02C
Code name: Gundam “Physalis” (Cannon Type)
Unit type: prototype general purpose tactical mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: 14 A-UC March 0083
First deployment: 15 A-UC April 0083
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 21.5 meters; head height 18.5 meters
Weight: empty 54.5 metric tons; max gross 87.0 metric tons
Armor materials: gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1860 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 4 x 32000 kg, 4 x 6800 kg
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 1.87 G; 180-degree turn time 1.1 seconds
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x A.E.Blash AEXB-909L beam saber, stored in recharge racks in hip armor, hand-carried in use; AE/MGBC-0326- Dual Magellen Class Beam Cannons, mounted on backpack, deployed over shoulders.
Optional hand armaments: NR-Sh-02-RX/S-00013 shield; AE/CSh 2-12 – Pump action semi-automatic Combat Shotgun

Deployment Notes and History

During the last weeks of the One Year War, several Zeon battalions abandoned Side 3 during its final defense, fleeing toward the outer rim of the Earth Sphere.  The next two years were spent in hiding.  While the colonies began to regain some of their freedom, the Zeon remnant sought each other out and banded together under the flag of Colonel William Donnelly and Ace Pilot, Commander Hugh Wolfgram.  In August of A-UC 0082, this new Zeon threat, dubbed the “Phoenix Corps”, quickly established a foothold in the far colonies, and before the Earth Federation could react properly, begun waging an unrelenting guerrilla war against the un-expecting EFSF fleet.

To combat this threat, the EFSF contracted with Anaheim Electronics to produce not one, but four prototype Gundam class Mobile Suits, designed after the RX-78 line that proved so successful during the One Year War.  As the RX-78-2 stood as a icon of OYW, so too did the Earth Federation hope that these four new Gundams would strike uncertainty and fear within the “Phoenix Corps”

During the second half of A-UC March, 0083, Anaheim had finished putting the last touches on the Gundam prototypes and shipped them aboard the Refit Pegasus class carrier the Autumn Fire to Jaburo for inspection and testing.  During this time, a special ops force was sent from a secret Zeon base in North America to once again attempt to capture the EFSF HQ in Jaburo.  As they closed in on Brazil, information was sent about a Pegasus class ship carrying 4 not-yet-operational prototype mobile suits. The timing was all too perfect.  Unfortunately, as the security doors to the docking bay were pulled back, 2 Phoenix Corps  Z’goks were suddenly made aware that the information was inaccurate…one of the four Gundams was operational.

The RX-78 GP02, Physalis was designed as a multi-function support MS, featuring three different equipment layouts.  The GP02 B was designed as a crowd suppression unit, featuring a beam bazooka.  The GP02 A was a secret design layout featuring a fire-able Mk.82 nuclear war head utilized through a modified beam bazooka.  This layout was considered a breach the ANC Treaty signed after the One Year War, so was never put into use.  The GP02 C was designed after the success of the RX-78-6 MudRock.  Featuring two AE/MCBC-0326 Magellan class beam cannons mounted on the back pack for long to medium range support fire as well as a close range combat shotgun and two AEXB-909 Beam Sabers, the GP02C was a threat at any range.  The massive cooling system shield, featured in all three variants was coated with anti-beam coating and could be utilized as a defensive support unit as well as a fast cooling system for the built up heat from firing the beam cannons in rapid succession, thus ensuring that the GP02C could continue to provide support fire in heated conflicts.  With enough thrusters and verniers to keep it fast and agile despite its mass, the GP02C stood as testament to Anaheim ‘know-how’.

Piloted by Captain Rick Taylor, the GP02C was the first of the four Gundams to face combat on A-UC 15 April 0083 during the Phoenix Corps’ attack on Jaburo Base. Guided by the experienced hands of Captain Taylor, The GP02C was able to not only defend the docked Autumn Fire and the three other Gundams, but also, with the aide of the base’s defense teams, drive back the Zeon infiltration squadrons.


Personal Notes

As you can see, the GP02C was specifically designed after the RX78-6, both with the cannons and the paint scheme.  I wanted to use a more unique weapon, so I went with the shotgun instead of say, a beam rifle.

Cannon mounted backpack

Decals of are of course from Samuel Decal, he’s the best.  Plus I tried a new product, the metal decals, as seen on some of the pictures above.

The binders open and function perfectly with the added cannons.


I also tried using a new photography technique.   Unfortuntunatly, some of the shots turned out a bit shaky still.

So there we go.  Next up is the GP03.

 

Stay tuned –

GP02 Progress

Well, its been a while since I actually had some pictures of the GP02 project.  I’m just about done, in fact, I was hoping to finish this weekend, but I had to help a buddy paint his fence.   Any way – here’s the current status of the GPO2 –

And a full length shot as well –

 

Just a few things left – I need to finish applying decals (the Wing Binders on the shoulder are obviously missing them), attach the backpack and top coat the whole thing.
Once done, I’ll have a full read-out and background to the MS include the reasoning behind the color scheme and the (not pictured) weapon and backpack modification.

 

Stay tuned –