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HGリボーンズガンダム Reborns Gundam Completion
August 13, 2010Posted by on
It has been so~ long but finally here it is, HG Reborns Gundam in all of its glory! This project was started in early December of last year and just finished in late June this year. So it took me about 7 months (off & on). This was the longest it ever took me to build a model…maybe figures has something to do with it…
This kit was nice to work on, I did some new things and it ended up looking really good. This is also my only gunpla that I bought ever since I started collecting figures and it’s also why it took so long. Another reason is also the fact that I lacked orange paint for a period of time. ^ ^;
New Techniques: Sharpening Process, Panel-Line Deepening.
Modifications: 2 Thruster Movability, Mountable Large Fin Fangs on Figma Stands
Time: 7 Months (Off & On)
[I apologize for the inconsistent lighting… ^ ^;;]
The front view, unarmed. Lots of angular shapes but also some round, organic shapes to go with it. The result is 1 of the coolest Gundam designs ever. ^ ^
The side view. It really shows off his shapes.
The yellow accents goes great with Reborn’s color scheme but it’s missing on a few parts like the chest & face. The yellow that I painted on is not as noticeably different in real life than in the photos.
The back view. Without his Large GN Fin Fangs attached, 4 additional thrusters are revealed. The 4 Small GN Fin Fangs on his rear skirt are not detachable though…
Height-wise, Reborns Gundam is a giant beast, standing at 23.3m in Gundam Mode. Above is a comparison with the regular 18m O Gundam.
Reborns Gundam is the tallest Gundam that I have ever seen so far. ^ ^
Reborns Gundam, now fully armed and equipped, 100% more lethal. ^ ^
His main weapon would be the GN Buster Rifle. Long like a sniper, with the power of a cannon. ^ ^
Reborns Gundam’s GN Shield can be opened up, but the 4 Small GN Fin Fangs cannot be detached either. Atleast it looks cool being able to be open up. ^ ^;
And of course, being in Gundam 00, Reborns is equipped with 2 GN Drive Tao. But I honestly don’t like the appearance of season 2’s Drives…Exia’s or Dynames’s GN Drive casing looks so much better.
Now that we got all of the standard stuff out of the way, photoshoot below:
Hope you enjoyed this photoshoot, and what do you think of my build? Anyone else among our comrades who built a HG Reborns Gundam? I’d love to see their work. ^ ^
There’s a few problems that I didn’t like though. 1st, the hip is only single-jointed. For some reason Bandai didn’t make his hip double-jointed like many other HG 00 kits. 2nd, his Large GN Beam Saber, isn’t large. It’s a regular sized beam saber…3rd, no open hand parts. That something they should always include. That’s pretty much all of my complains for this model. ^ ^;
[All photos were taken on D5000 and took forever to sort out…]