Thursday, January 03, 2008

MSV Mono-eye Gunpla

Amazing, these two Gunplas, MG Black Ti-star's Customized High Mobility Type Zaku II and HG 1/144 Rudolf Wittgenstein's Customized Gouf Ignited are actually related in a way or two:
(1) Both are mono-eye mecha with conductive pipes exposed outside their bodies.
(2) Both are mecha from MSVs of the original Gundam and SEED respectively.

MG Black Ti-star's Customized High Mobility Type Zaku II

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Those who own the first Zaku II Ver. 2.0 and Char's Zaku Ver. 2.0 should be very familiar with that bazooka action pose on the right.

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This is actually the first MG after a long while which features decals/stickers on the promotional photos. Back to the good old days in 2008, Bandai?

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Apart from the new bazooka, the old Zaku Bazooka is still around, as well as the 120 mm Zaku Machine gun and my favorite, the Heat Hawk.

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The details of this MG is astonishing as usual, so is the sculpture of the Black Tri-star squadron in 1/100 scale.

HG 1/144 Rudolf Wittgenstein's Customized Gouf Ignited

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Another 'deja vu' Gunpla is Rudolf Wittgenstein's Customized Gouf Ignited. As mentioned before, the feel of bling bling on his body needs some serious airbrushing technique to look this good.

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The inclusion of those new white markings is probably a good reason for those who haven't got a Gouf Ignited to go for this one. But be warned: there might be more Gouf Ignited in the future coming out to milk your wallet dry (as seen from the continuous release of so many color variations of SEED MSVs these days).

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Nothing is really new about this Gouf Ignited really ^^;

All images from The Gundam Base Side 1.