Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cow Level for 1/100 00 Gundam

If you never played Diablo 2 before, you probably don't know what Cow Level is. ^^; Never mind, I'll explain why I chose that as the title later. Now, have a look at this "new feature" of 1/100 00 Gundam just discovered by several Japanese modelers. This particular demonstration is by Maruneko Model House:

The lighting effect of the GN Drive can go for the head as well, and guess what?

The design is already there.

No modification needed for the chest area at all! And there's a small curved split allowing the switch to go through.

Bandai must have figured out that many fans would like to modify their 1/100 00 to light up on the head, instead of the Twin GN Drive, and included such feature for everyone's convenience. ^^

However, the work for the head is more complicated though:

The neck joint has to be changed, since it doesn't allow the light from the G Drive to go through. And no foil sticker for the eyes as well.

Change the neck joint to a clear type. Folks who can't find such extra part may consider modifying the runner for the clear part from the kit to become to the joint (even harder work that it ^^;)

Nifty stuff eh? ^^

Images from Maruneko Model House.

Apart from Maruneko Model House, several other Japanese modelers have tried this feature on their 1/100 00 Gundam as well:
- Momoja Blog
- Gunpla Secret Factory

OK, now let me explain why I described this new feature of 1/100 00 Gundam as a Cow Level XD
(1) It was never officially announced by the company (Blizzard versus Bandai)
(2) You have to sacrifice something in order to access this feature (Wirt's Leg versus lighting effect for the Twin GN Drive)
(3) You have to get something else in order to access this feature (a Tome of Town Portal versus extra clear part for the neck)
(4) You learn how to get there from the Internet (huhhuh XD)
(5) It's err, not exactly that special anyway XD

Read more about the Cow Level in Diablo 2 here.