17 March 2010
Custom 1/144 Rebornnu Gundam
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".
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:
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
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