17 March 2010

Custom 1/144 Rebornnu Gundam

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Spotted this custom "Rebornnu Gundam" over at Hobby no Toriko (which means "slave of hobby"), of which the base model is the HG 1/144 Reborns Gundam (from Gundam 00) modded to look like the famous Nu Gundam from Char's Counterattack. Hence the name "Rebornnu Gundam".

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Colour scheme is changed to white and black instead of white and red, with a bit of red and yellow on smaller details. The backpack is changed completely so that the gimmick to transform to Reborns Cannon is removed, and instead the Fin Fangs are now mounted in the way like the Nu Gundam does. The mouting packpack somehow does remind me of Destiny Gundam's from Gundam SEED Destiny.

In case people do not know how the original Gundams should look like:
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Reborns Gundam

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Nu Gundam
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One interesting thing to note is that both pilots of Reborns Gundam and Nu Gundam are voiced by the same voice actor or seiyuu - Toru Furuya

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Various action poses of the Rebornnu Gundam. Fin Fangs / Fin Funnels can be seperated from mounted positions.


Wow, it actually looks much cooler than the original in my opinion! It may be how the Nu Gundam is a very solid design in the first place, making the converted Rebornnu Gundam looking more attractive now than the original Reborns Gundam, in Gundam 00 style mecha design~

Reborns Gundam, which debuted in penultimate episode of Gundam 00 Second Season, could transform an alternate mode called Reborns Cannon via a back-to-back transformation, which I am not too fond of. It is quite an unusual design and perhaps unique too, but I do prefer the two forms to be seperated into two different MS (like the prototypes 1 Gundam and GN Cannon). Now that HG 1/144 1 Gundam gunpla is announced for May release, I may consider buying one over Reborns Gundam. An unexpected release but I welcome it~


All Rebornu Gundam images from Hobby no Toriko
Reborns Gundam and Nu Gundam images from Dalong

10 comments:

  1. it going to release one gundam?.. where you spotted from?.. is it from the one of the magazine you show us in previous post?.. wow.. that will be great..

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  2. Wow, F-wker, I hated reborns with a passion, but this, this is freaking Awesome!!

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  3. I love it when 2 ideas/kits merge together! WIN! ^_^

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  4. @ AstrayP03 (Zhe):
    Definitely more epic than the original Reborns Gundam IMHO!

    @ seven6398:
    HG 1/144 1 Gundam (pronounced "Ai Gundam" as in the alphabet "I") is announced in Hobby Japan April issue. There's no picture of it, but the annoucement can be seen in one of the scans (in NK or SRW Hotnews). Price will be 1890 Yen including tax.

    @ GunStray:
    Reborns is a bit of a strange Gundam in terms of the transformation gimmick, but without it and now looking more like a Nu it definitely looks cooler I think!

    @ robostrike:
    Hybrids are always fun (reminds me of Acguy Freedom all of a sudden lol), and are definitely win when they work well! This one is definitely one of them!

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  5. hmm
    RX-78 = o gundam
    nu gundam = rebons
    nice idea =D

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  6. O_o very cool! I agree that it is much nicer than the original Reborn Gundam. Anyone want to make their Exia into RX-78-2 colour scheme?

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  7. @ moemoekyun:
    IF Ribbon's boss-like mech at final episode were to be a revamped Nu Gundam it would be quite interesting like Amuro Ray's final Gundam, and it would be even more of an interesting shift seeing him and Setsuna later downgrading back to their first Gundams for the ultimate showdown (O Gundam vs Exia R2).

    @ B-Mecha:
    Indeed! I am liking this Rebornnu more and more! As for Exia, I think Astraea will be a slightly more fitting one to choose for the RX-78-2 colour scheme due to its armament. I have yet to see one coloured that way though.

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  8. Dayyum~! Makes me want to get Reborns... or I-Gundam... >_<

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  9. @ bd77:
    I do plan to get 1 Gundam (the gunpla kit now called 1 Gundam Kai with wing-like binders); definitely prefer that over Reborns!

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