Tuesday, 11 November 2014

A-Law GNX-704T Ahead in Light Box Photos

New photo session and photo review for GNX-704T in light box. Model is in High Grade.
I love the red color which shine smoothly rendered with the lightning.

Ahead GNX-704T

from Gundam 00, A-law elite mobile suit
manufactured by Earth Sphere Federation's 

gunpla by Bandai 1/144 HG GNX-704T Ahead

taken via Canon 650D, 50mm lens, about f2.2 and speed at 1/100
single light from above

You can see my other photos using this gunpla unit
buy this gunpla unit HERE at Amazon
tags: gundam photography, gundam light box, gunpla lightning technique, gundam 00 earth sphere federation elite forces,  アヘッド スマルトロン (機動戦士ガンダム00)

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Cherudim Trans Am Mode Outdoor Photos

Bringing out my Cherudim Trans Am model for outdoor photo session. The metallic surfaces is one of difficult thing to tackle when photographing this unit in outdoor setting. It is reflective (unless you have the CPL filter), so making it more difficult to get a good angle. Meanwhile, here three of the nice poses I got...

GN-006 Cherudim Gundam (Trans Am Mode) from Gundam 00

taken via Canon 650D + 50mm lens

Bandai HG00 - 1/144 Cherudim Gundam - buy it Here

Friday, 25 July 2014

Gunpla Releases and Prototypes July - August 2014

Two months has passed since, Bandai and Sunrise are now preparing new Gunpla releases bang in July and August 2014. The upcoming two new series, Gundam Reconguista in G and Gundam Build Fighters Season 2, will be very much anticipated by having their gunpla releases earlier. Meanwhile here the gunpla releases and prototypes from their social network. All pictures reserved and taken from their official websites.

HGBF 1/144 Gundam Amazing Exia
PPSE Works Meijin Kawaguchi Custom Made Mobile Suit

Amazing Exia - the late arch gunpla from Meijin Kawaguchi in normal mode
the earlier Trans-Am mode has also a popular gunpla in HGBF line up

YAMS-132 Rozen Zulu in Unicorn Episode 7 version
Neo Zeon Hybrid Psycommu Mobile Suit

Rozen Zulu -  Great design on this Neo Zeon unit that gain more popularity in the final arch of MS Unicorn series

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Gunpla Releases May - June 2014

May and June 2014 saw a quiet gunpla releases from Bandai. The main attention focus on their 53rd Shizuoka Hobby Show expo which revealed several important updates from the company:

- New Grade / gunpla category will be produced in 1/100 scale ,  to have "High Detail Appearance" and "Sophisticated Parts Composition."
- Finally, Nightingale is in production, which going to be in that new category . The full line up / project are: RE/100 MSN-04 II Nightingale, RE/100 MSF-007 Gundam Mk-III , RE/100 RX-78GP04G Gundam GP04 Gerbera

photo from SgCafe

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Gunpla Releases April 2014

It's April 2014, and here's an update to what we got from Bandai on their gunpla line up.

the longwaited, Turn A ∀ Gundam
Ingressa Militia Mobile Suit

most notable for its 'mustache' Gundam - HGCC 1/144 ∀ Gundam

HGBF Cross Bone Gundam Maoh
the new gunpla for Mao Yasaka, which participated in the last final battle

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Gundam Reconguista in G - Preview

Gundam Reconguista in G is the upcoming meta series from Gundam anime franchise and universe. As we know, the current series Gundam Build Fighters is going into its finale and end soon. Reconguista in G is expected to be the next anime, as advertised, coming soon in 2014. The project already known since 2012, but only few days ago, it was announced officially, in accordance to Gundam 35h Anniversary. Yoshiyuki Tomino is back as writter and directing this series, he is the one created Z Gundam and a rather unusual Turn A Gundam. The official website is up here - http://www.g-reco.net/ , with a movie teaser.

So far what we know about the series is as follow:

fans artworks, trying to deciphered the main titular mecha of Reconguista in G

Tomino's leaked sketchs, showing prototype mecha from Reconguista in G

Character designs

Known characters from Reconguista in G - this is a wallpaper size 1280 x 720

Monday, 24 March 2014

Gundam Build Fighters Episode 25 Promise

This is it! Sei Iori / Reiji had won the Gunpla World Battle Championship, but what coming next? The Arian gemstone is the last mystery related to Plavsky Particle. It will only finale on the last episode 25.

teaser from Episode 24 : Dark Matter
from left to right:
Wing Fenice Rinascita, Miss Sazabi, Build Strike Gundam, Gerbera Tetra, BearguyIII, Mk-II, Sengoku Astray 

Gundam Build Fighters Final Episode 25 "Promise" screenshots and cameos

Gunplas that "defending" the world from "machine invasion" are:

Build Gundam Mk-II by Sei Iori

Star Build Strike in wounded condition, Reiji

Bearguy III KUMA-003 - piloted by China Kousaka

the automaton enemy on the last episode , it's called Mock , and ironically
the only original gunpla design in Gundam Build Fighters, which referred to 'bootleg' by Ricardo Fellini

Gundam Fenice Rinascita and Gerbera Tetra, by duo Ricardo Fellini and Kirara

Monday, 17 March 2014

Gundam Build Fighters Ep 23 - Gunpla Eve Complete Cameos

Gundam Build Fighters series is reaching its final episodes by now. In this series, the story is about Gunpla building and fighting, ultimately contest in Gunpla Battle Championship World Tournament. In Episodes 23, we comes to the festive before the final battle between Sei / Reiji Build Strike vs Meijin Kawaguchi's Exia Dark Matter. The episodes has tons of cameos, serving as tribute to the whole Gundam meta series, but surprisingly only tiny of Gundam AGE being references.

Here the almost complete screenshots showing all cameos identified by fans.
Gundam Build Fighters Episode 23 - Gunpla Eve cameos:

The Mechas:

the area was highlighted by two 1:1 scale of Char Zaku and RX-78

XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe battling in the side event

Deathscythe vs JMA-0530 Walking Dome

a model from the real Gunpla competition

CONCEPT-X 6-1-2 Turn X Gundam

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Sertifikasi SNI Mainan di Indonesia

On April 30th, 2014, Indonesian authority will implemented new regulations to make all imported toys to mandatory obtained a safety certification, so called SNI (Standar Nasional Indonesia). The move has triggered a large worry amount Indonesian gunpla collectors, in which believed this good intention of protecting underage consumer can go wrong in practice. Collectors worry about complicated process of doing extra certification and foul play in goods and immigration office which will resulted in catapulted the gunpla prices even higher than before. This article written in Bahasa Indonesia is to carefully examined this, to support and in the same time to guard the new regulation to not cause more difficulties on gunpla in Indonesia. Please use Google translate if you interest. (note that SNI will translated as ISO in Google translate, which altered the meaning of this article).

Mencermati Sertifikasi SNI Mainan di Indonesia

Beberapa minggu lagi Indonesia akan memberlakukan sertifikasi Standar Nasional Indonesia (SNI) untuk produk mainan di Indonesia. Detail dari regulasi tersebut bisa ditelaah di website resmi Kementrian Perindustrian di sini. Intinya, semua mainan impor harus memiliki sertifikasi SNI. Regulasi ini direncanakan aktif bulan September 2013 namun baru tegas diterapkan mulai tanggal 30 April 2014.

Baca selengkapnya ....

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Gunpla Releases of the Month - March 2014

The third month of 2014! Here are Bandai's gunpla releases of March 2014. Just a historical note, we are in the semi final rounds of Gundam Build Fighters series.

Embrace your wallet, guys!

can't wait for MS Unicorn  Episode 7? Here the RX-0 [N] Unicorn Gundam 02
Banshee Norn Destroy Mode .... that's hell of variant name!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Gundam Build Fighters Episode 19 Astray's Blade

Here the screenshot for Gundam Build Fighters cameos, this is episode 19 edition. Only few cameos appeared on this episode, which focus on the battle between Nils Nielsen Samuray Boy vs Reiji / Sei Iori, or Sengoku Astray vs Star Build Strike. This is the final 8 round for Gunpla World Tournament. Updated: Episode 20 Aila's Betrayal screenshot added.

The screenshots:

Gundam Virtue as Sengoku Astray earlier opponent

the girls are Kati Mannequin and Sumeragi Lee Noriega 
then the background can be Overflags pilots: Howard Mason, ?, Daryl Dogde (?)

battle of Sengoku Astray vs Star Build Strike
Field 11, Castle

Episode 20 Aila's Betrayal cameos:

Gundam Ptolemaios carrier for PSPE's secret gunpla project

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Gunpla Releases of the Month - February 2014

Let's take a look on Bandai Gunpla releases for February 2014 :

The Master Grade line up for Bandai still dominated by Gundam Build Fighter and Unicorn, which is active show at the moment. (all photos by official Bandai website)

Sengoku Astray Gundam - Build Fighter Nils Nielsen Custom Made Suite
in Master Grade

Looks pretty bad-ass and very details - Sengoku Astray Gundam

it is understandable that the titular model for Gundam Build Fighters series , Build Strike Gundam, is hastily releases in Master Grade

Build Strike Gundam Full Package GAT-X105B/FP
Sei Iori Custom Made Mobile Suit Master Grade 1/100 Bandai

Superb shinny Unicorn version, is the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex
in Master Grade

This is a unit that only seen in Mobile Suit Gundam UC: One of Seventy Two short animation, run in August 2013


GM Sniper K9 by Renato Brothers in Gundam Build Fighter series

in the story, this unit defeated Thailand's Luang Dallara, thus making his own reputation by now

GM Sniper K9
Build Fighter Renato Brothers Custom Made Mobile Suit

Monday, 3 February 2014

Gundam Build Fighter Episode 17 Model of the Hearts - Cameos

On the Gundam Build Fighter series episode 17, we come to the final 16 of the 7th Gunpla World Tournament. The main battle is Sei Iori / Reiji vs Mao Yasaka. Lots of gunpla cameos comes in the way, most are collections of the Sinshe in the Shinyo School. The gunpla in Master Chinan collections was taken from this custom competition. (UPDATED: English page is HERE) The sensei also collected.... lots of female figures. Please help ID the gunplas and cameos....

These are the screenshots of Gundam Build Fighter Episode 17, Model of the Hearts:

Check the screenshots of Gunpla appearances in other episode 11/12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 19 - 23 - 24/25

MSA-0011[Ext] Ex-S Gundam, belong to young Mao Yasaka

and his opponent................ ?

GF12-035NH/GF13-001NH Kowloon Gundam pilot by Sinshe / Master Chinan

seriously, a Mermaid Gundam and ......


........................... ?

the final 16 and known result as per Episode 17:
Left brackets:
Raman Khan vs Ricardo Fellini
Peter Morris vs Aila Jyrkiainen
Georgios Laertius vs Nils Nielsen
Sei Iori / Reiji vs Mao Yasaka

Right brackets:
leon Szpilman vs John Ayers mackenzie
Lula Santana vs Patrick Mannequin
Mario / Julio Renato vs Luang Dallara
Justin Fox vs Meijin Kawaguchi the 3rd