Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gundam RX-93 (Part 1)

So I have been long overdue on my posts and Josh has been doing a super duper awesome fantastic job by posting many super cool and interesting blog posts.

A year back or so, I introduced Maschinen Krieger and mentioned how Gundam took the world by storm.

The Gundam Series is a metaseries of anime created by Sunrise studios that features giant robots called "Mobile Suits". Usually the Protaganist would have the ultimate of all the Mobile Suits and it will be called "Gundam"

This metaseries started on April 7, 1979 as a serial TV show called Mobile Suit Gundam. That first TV series has since spawned a franchise that has come to include works released in numerous media. Many Titles have appeared in the form of television anime, mangas, video games and OVAs

While there are many timelines and even an alternate universe in the massive story of Gundam, it all started out with the character Amuro Ray and his RX-78-2 Gundam in the 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam TV Series. This series is what swept the nation and the RX-78-2 has become the icon of the Gundam world. Amuro Ray's nemesis, Char Aznable is also a profound character that mans his Zaku Zeon Mobile Suit that has also become an icon villain alongside the Gundam RX-78-2.

Josh has the 30th anniversary Real Grade Zaku while I have the RX-78-2 Gundam. Stay tune as we shall feature them once we get started on the construction and building it.

What you see here is the Gundam RX-93 Nu. It was featured in the OVA Char's Counterattack
Amuro Ray finally returns as a main role character after the first Gundam TV Series. This is after a hiatus and side roles in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam Double Zeta.

In this OVA, it marks the finale of Amuro Ray and Char Aznable intense rivalry against each other. This will also be the last appearance by these two infamous characters. As such, the Gundam RX-93 Nu is the last Gundam that Amuro Ray would pilot.

The intention of me getting this 1/144 Bandai HG RX-93 VGundam Model was not totally because of its significance in the story of Amuro Ray but more for nostalgia sake.

Back in the days of junior school, when I haven't started doing military model kits, I was already aware of what model kits were. And this is all attributed to Gundam.

My first model kit was a Gundam Model Kit. In fact, I knew of Gundam through model kits years before I even watched the Anime. During one Christmas, My dad bought for me one huge ass Gundam, scale: 1/100. This particular Gundam was a High Grade one. The Box art cover was ridiculously cool and it was none other than the Gundam RX-93.

It had internal metal parts and the amount of parts required to assemble it was ridiculously a lot.
While I felt that I never did the model kit Justice, I felt it was only fitting that when I picked up a Gundam Kit again to built, I picked this model in a smaller version.

While the new 1/144 Metallic Coating RX-93 VGundam isn't as detailed as the one I had before, I did it justice by painting a few more parts to look like how it was in the anime and also added more definition.

Part 2 of it will come soon.

For now, does anyone have any nostalgic collectibles that you have gone back since to collect? Any nostalgic collection that bring back memories of good ol yesteryears that give that warm fuzzy feeling in your heart? Do feel free to share.

Till the next post, Cheers!


  1. That artwork looks freaking wicked.
    And wow, your model looks great. I like the entire line of pictures you taken.

    Great Article too! (:

  2. Great Gundam dude! I like the first picture very much.

    As for nostalgic, Who can forget the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action figure!

  3. Not a bad job on the Gundam. I really appreciate gundams as such these Gundams have been my nostalgic toys of yester-years and I still have a couple of them.

    And I think for a 1/144 kit, You did really well in fixing it. Great picture shot.

    DSLR or Digicam?

  4. No, it was taken on a digicam.
    Canon IXUS cam.

    Thanks for the compliments guys!!

  5. Clean slate, shiny and glossy. Just the way I like my Gundams fixed (:

  6. Was wondering, why didn't you want to build the newer version of the 1/100 scale model?

  7. This is so that it can match with my 1/144 scale airplanes.

    I tend to only have generally Three scales of Modern Military model kits. 1/72 for Armor, Vehicles and Soldiers. 1/144 for Aircraft and Helicopters (Usually Attack and Bombers). Lastly, 1/700 for Modern Warships and Submarines.