Gaijin Gunpla

Picked this guy up in Shizuoka when the 4 Bloggers of the Apocalypse joined forces to conquer the 1/1 Gundam. Buster at Plamo Addiction has had his on the go for a while now with some interesting ‘additions’.

Right now I am in the middle of about three builds none of which are easy, so I decided I needed a break and by break I mean building something that I can complete in a day. So the Ecopla Mk-II was brought out.

Ecopla is Bandai’s line of 限定 kits that are made from recycled plastic. What’s inside an ecopla box? (You can see my beverage in the corner of this shot. There be rum in there.)

The same things inside a regular HG 1/144, except all in black. And some stickers. Hmm…

These will probably never be used.

There’s not much to say about the build as it is pretty straightforward, so I’ll just throw up some pics.

Interestingly, the manual has you start on the guns right after building the head.

And the shield after the guns.

A couple feet. These look kind of familiar.

Here’s a leg. I swear I have seen this design somewhere before.

And the backpack. Ringing a bell.

And here is how he looked after about an hour.

You are perhaps noticing that some pieces are missing. Yes, it’s true. I left those pieces off as I will be throwing some paint on this kit. Totally black is cool, but so many details are lost.  Thought I would bring some of those details out with some paint.

Though, with those pieces absent, it means Mk-II can do this!

Rock on, Mk-II!

Categories: Builds, HG Ecopla Mk-II, 限定

11 Responses so far.

  1. devilrider88 says:

    haha, i love the last pic. reminds me of Ultraman 80.

  2. Busterbeam says:

    haha! Did the green eye stickers come in the box?! i didnt see those!

  3. Joe says:

    I wish I had access to ecopla… HobbyLink should see if they can get a deal going so they can sell it cheap. I’d love to get some for some custom painting and I wouldn’t feel so worried if I totally jacked it all up.

    Also, I know I’m posting on some old stuff on your Blog, but I just found Gaijin-Gunpla and I’m really enjoying it!

  4. syd says:

    Hi Joe,

    Bandai keeps their eco-pla for special events so I don’t think retailers can get it. I’m glad you’re enjoying Hopefully I can keep my momentum going.

    • madmoz says:

      Plenty of SD ecopla – the BB200 RX-78 and BB Char’s Zaku here in Malaysia. Our local distributor seems to have bought one too many and were selling them off real cheap – MYR10/each during its warehouse clearance…

  5. Arif Haikal says:

    does it ring a bell if i say gundam ground type at the 9th pic?

  6. Rigshokew says:

    Z gundam ep 1: The Black Gundam

    finally suits the name of the first episode since the Titan’s colors are Dark Bluish something.. Eco’s colors are awesome!

    and reminds me of Seraphim Gundam…

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