Friday, February 27, 2009

1/32 L.E.D. Mirage Bust up Model

A creepily elegant model

Volks has announced an awesome resin kit of L.E.D. Mirage, the most famous Mortar Headd from The Five Star Stories. Just the bust, but at the scale of 1/32, the details are just staggering.

Non-movable, but the design of its spine is very human-like. The mask can be removed to show the face as well.

Item specs:
- Sculptured by Hiroshi Oishi (Zoukei-Mura FSS Project Team, the sculptor for a few 1/100 Knight of Gold released by Volks in the past)
- Yet to be assembled and painted
- Material used: high quality urethane resin, clear parts included
- Height: about 700mm
- Width: about 550mm
- Price: 123,900 Yen (inclusive of tax, 118,000 Yen without tax)
- Release date: May 2009
- Pre-order through Volks' website, selected stores (10,500 Yen of deposit required, nonrefundable upon cancellation of order) and mail-order

Definitely for pro modelers, not me. ^^;

Also, I was thinking about Predator all the time when I was writing this up XD

All images from Volks.

A completed prototype was on display at recent Treasure Festa in Makuhari Prologue (幕張プロローグ) on February Japan (which featured the great Gundam Mk. II cosplayer as well ^^)

Image from Futaba Imageboard.

An exclusive price of 98,000 Yen offered for fans at the event.

See that one-piece spine in the middle? ^^
Images from Moeyo.