Gaijin Gunpla

ASM was kind enough to offer this to me and of course I had to take up his offer as I am a sucker for 限定 or limited edition kits. Yup, it’s another 限定 00 Raiser similar to the ANA 00 Raiser and this one comes with a ‘Special Action Base’ (more on that later).

The PG Strike Freedom is paused while we wait to start filming, which should happen tomorrow. I don’t want to get too far ahead with the build and then forget a lot of stuff that needs to be mentioned and shown in the video. I’ve built the foot and leg and the details of the build are still fresh in my mind, and if I do forget something, there’s this site I know of that I can refer to. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s called

While I wait for parts for the ReZEL I thought it would be best to build something that I wasn’t going to be painting so that I can enjoy a build, eliminate one kit from the backlog, and also, and maybe most importantly, get some fresh content up on my site.

I knew from experience with the HG ANA 00 Raiser that I wouldn’t be able to build this all in one sitting. In fact, it’s taken me two so far but I should be able to finish it tonight.

On to the pics! (which is what everyone comes for, ya?)

Right at the top of the manual there is an explanation for how you should remove the clear plastic head part from the runner. This struck me as a little 珍しい (novel, unusual) so I snapped a pic of it. First cut it from the runner then remove the excess of the gate. Isn’t this how under-gated parts are removed? Well, that’s how I do it anyway.

Shortly, thereafter…

You have a head.

I am not going to post a lot of pictures as most everyone has experience with HG kits and also has seen some HG 00 Raisers elsewhere on the net, but there is one thing I wanted to say.

The red on this 限定 kit is similar to my much-loved Sword Impulse. This alone put a smile on my face. And I was watching the latest Family Guy on my laptop as I was building so I had two smiles on my face. No wait, I had two things contributing to the size of the one smile on my face. It was big.

Here’s a completed foot. The muted.. what is it? Pink?.. Am I building a pink gundam? The muted color they chose works well with the red and definitely gives the kit a 限定 look. I can’t imagine Bandai using this color often.

More of that sweet red on the leg.

After building the first leg I decided to test myself. Could I build the second leg using only my memory of the first, without referring to the instructions?

I cut out all the pieces I thought I remembered I would need.

And then built the leg.. correctly, even!

In some ways I like the HG line better than the MG when it comes to articulation. Don’t get me wrong, I love the inner frame and mechanisms of an MG but often that can hinder movement. The HG, with no inner frame, can move unhindered.

More of the muted.. Pink..

The Suit is done, now I just have to build the extra stuff, weapons, and stand.

(couldn’t decide which pic to use so I inserted both.)

The next few days should see me finish this guy, assemble a few more ReZEL sections, and work on the PG. After that I have some MGs to get back to and an RG that is getting irritable while it waits its turn.

9 Responses so far.

  1. ChroniK says:

    Looks rather interesting, seems a tiny bit different then the regular 00 Gundam though.(Besides the colors) Anyway, can’t wait to seem it complete with all its armaments.

  2. Busterbeam says:

    In the middle of working on this ANA myself. this is a pretty solid suit!

    • Shaomu/Nyanerius says:

      If you don’t reinforce the polycap joints in the arms and legs, you’lll get a very saggy Gundam veryveryvery quickly. It only took three hours for my 007S/G to sag out of a pose; can’t hold one since.

  3. Asian1skill says:

    Lol i just spray painted mine red cuz i got jealous of da limited color kit =P

  4. Dennis says:

    What’s wrong with a pink Gundam? I showed that comment to my MG Infinite Justice and he’s mad, that’s something you NEVER want to do to him…. HAHAHA 🙂 Nice kit, wish we could get those limited editions here without going on ebay.

  5. Dennis says:

    Forgot to ask, is this kit pre painted?

  6. Tom says:

    You didn’t paint the clear parts? And I already have a 00 Gundam Seven Sword, it’s a pretty fun kit to pose in since it has so many weapons. =)

  7. Yuri Barbosa Ordeste says:

    I am so envious…, my seven swords just got sent today, but I would looove to have the inspection colors instead since a already have a 00 raiser. Besides the fact that he have my football/soccer team colors on it xD

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyways, just wanted to say great blog!

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