WiP: Ecopla HGUC Gouf

Rather than keep you waiting, lets go ahead and jump into the WiP, it’s short and simple.

The box, like the SD Gundam is monochrome as wellegouf01

The runners are all black, with the original manual, plus bonus sealsegouf01

The leg parts, one leg completed at the topegouf01

Followed by the armegouf01

The body and waist are molded as two parts, with backpack at the bottomegouf01

Power cables are snap and fitegouf01

The torso/waist completedegouf01

All the parts ready to be put togetheregouf01

Compared to the HGUC Hi-ν and Geara Doga, the Gouf build is much simpler, especially with the waist and torso molded as two parts to be snapped together, as this is a much older kit.  This leads to some limitations with the leg movement and posing (no splits for him!) but that can’t be helped.  Again, the draw of Ecopla is the pure black, as it looks pretty cool overall.  While you can sort of see the gate mark damage left from snipping off the runners, overall, it doesn’t really stand out.  In fact, this is a pure cut and fit, with no sanding/design knife trimming at all.  Anyways, next post will be the completed shots.

The State of the Gunpla Union – 071209

Thanks to the Green Tokyo Gundam Project, my new found interest in HGUC, and the upcoming Gundam Expo I’ve got quite a bit of content to update with over the next few weeks. 

On the burner:

  1. Green Tokyo Gundam Project HGUC kits
  2.  My 3rd HGUC kit
  3.  The ecopla kits
  4. The Gundam Expo
  5. My next MG kit
  6. My summer MG project

You get the idea. 

While everyone’s still excited about the 1/1 Gundam, I’ve already started looking ahead to the Gundam Expo to take place on 8/21 – 8/23.  I’ll actually be taking the 21st off, so am planning on heading out to the event.  I’ve suprised no one has caught this yet, but the Gundam Expo site has been updated with the event only goods.  Without further ado: 

HG 1/144 RX-78-2 GUNDAM Ver.G30th   (New Event Gunpla!)
Full color metallic version
EX 1/144 Gundam Trailer
Extra finish version
5,000 yen
HG 1/144 Double 0 Raiser & Cherudim Gundam  (New Event Gunpla!)
Clear Version
3,000 yen
HG 1/144 Arios Gundam & GN Archer  (New Event Gunpla!)
Clear Version 
2,700 yen
HG 1/144 セSeravee Gundam & Seraphim Gundam  (New Event Gunpla!)
Clear Version 
2,600 yen
MG 1/100 MS-06S Shar’s Zaku II Ver.2.0  (New Event Gunpla!)
Extra Finish Version  
6,500 yen
HGUC 1/144 Gundam
Clear Version
1,000 yen
HGUC 1/144 Shar’s Zaku II
Extra Finish Version
2,000 yen
HG 1/144 Gundam Exia
Metallic Version
2,200 yen
MG 1/100 Gundam Ver2.0
Clear Version
4,200 yen
MG 1/100 Strike Freedom Gundam
Clear Version
4,800 yen
MG 1/100 Destiny Gundam
Clear Version
4,800 yen
1/60 Gundam Exia
Clear Version
4,500 yen
From EXTENDED MOBILE SUIT IN ACTION comes a event only item


Hmm, for the most part, clear versions of 00 Gundams, and bringing in the clear veresions of models released at other events.  The EF of Shar’s Zaku II is a maybe, but at $65 is a bit on the expensive side.  On the other hand, first day events include the Ring of Gundam 30 minute movie, plus panels with the original Gundam cast, plus more, so looks like I’ll be getting a ticket. 

Anyways, a short note for today, look forward to more updates about the goods from the Green Tokyo Gundam Project this week.

Gundam in Daiba

Ran out to see the 1/1 scale Gundam in Daiba today.  Pictures just don’t do it justice.  While there are tons of pictures out there, and I’m sure there will be plenty more, here’s mine to add to the bunch. 

Also! I picked up a few extra Gundam Ver. 30th Green Tokyo Gundam Project kits as well, as this is the only place you can get them.  I’ve got 3 extra, and will post details on them.  Like the Sinanju, first come, first serve.

 At Shimbashi station – Take the Yurikamome to Daiba station.gdaiba01

Advertising in the station.gdaiba02

The park is about a 5 minute walk from the station.gdaiba03

And catching a peek as we go.gdaiba04

Various shots around the Gundam.gdaiba06







The crowd started picking up towards the afternoon.gdaiba13



And here’s todays damage!gdaiba16

 Picked up the limited HGUC Gundam, the pamphlet along with a couple of the Eco-pla kits.  Throw in a towel and some cookies for good measure.