Back in 2014 I swapped out the pyschoframes of a MG Unicorn Gundam and a MG Phenex Gundam. While I had intended to paint them, they unfortunately got set aside as different projects popped up. Now, over two years later, I've picked up the project again, starting with Hell.
Over the past few years I've seen a couple folks share images of their Laserdisc Zeta Gundam Memorial Boxset and I eventually picked up a set for myself. Laserdisc? Well, apparently it has all the original openings and endings in great quality without some of the issues on the US DVD release. Don't ask me, I have no plans of picking up a Laserdisc player to find out. I got them for the really cool artwork and, to me, collector value. They ended up being away more impressive than I originally thought so I figured I'd snap a bunch of photos and share 'em for anyone interested.
It's been a long while since I've posted anything Gunpla related. This has been partly because I've been super busy, and partly because the kit I've been working on has been yet another Perfect Grade. This time, it's the PG Banshee. Since I'm not attempting to build this in a single week, like my last PG Unicorn, this one has taken ages. The first paint tests took place a whopping 3 months ago. The backpack and beam magnum got finished a month ago while I only finished the torso yesterday. If all goes well, I'll finish this kit by the end of the month. In the meantime, here's how things are currently looking...
Finally, the news I've been waiting for... G Gundam is finally get a remaster and BluRay release!
G Gundam will be released in two box sets, ¥34,000 a piece... which is roughly $310 US. If you didn't already know, Japanese BluRay box sets are ridiculously expensive for various, somewhat nonsensical, reasons. Good news is that there are some subbing groups who will likely release rips, potentially with the original US dub for your nostalgic pleasure. Still no word on whether RightStuf/Sunrise/Whomever will be releasing it stateside. I think it's a sure thing we'll be getting one, but probably not until mid to late 2017 at the earliest.
The first Japanese box set will be released September 27th, while the second comes out November 27th.