Wednesday, May 20, 2009

1/1 Gundam RX-78-2 - Arms & Body in Progress

More work in progress images of Bandai Namco Groups' "Real G" project - a life size Gundam RX-78-2 statue at Shiokaze Park (潮風公園) in Tokyo. The partially done legs shown last Sunday are completed now, and the construction team is now working on the arms and body armor ^^

It's amazing to see that the legs are done with just the iron frame of the leg supporting the mass ^^

Production of the body and waist armors ^^

Complete with warning messages here and there to increase the feel of realism.

Work in progress for the arm - the shoulder joint can be seen as well.

According to the same report, the completed statue will weight about 35 tons. I can't remember the specs, but the actual weight of Gundam RX-78-2 according to its mecha setting is a lot heavier than this life-size statue I think.

The date of display for the statue is from July 11th till August 31st, but the work in progress images are very exciting to see as well ^^

All images from Mainichi.