At last, here it is, HG Reborns Gundam in all of its glory! This project was started in early December of 2009 and finished in late June 2010. So it took me about 7 months (off & on). This was the longest it ever took me to build a model…maybe figures has something to do with it as this was my first gunpla I bought since I started collecting figures.
I started on this kit with the idea of “How good can I make it good without any paint?”. In the end, I think it turned out pretty good. I had to use a tiny bit of paint for some yellow and orange, but almost the entirety of this kit is sanded down plastic. The black is from a fine-tip pen which everyone has access to. In addition to a complete sanding of every piece, I also deepened panel-lines but it didn’t turn out that good, sadly. Another reason why it took me so long is that I lacked orange paint for a period of time.
HG Reborns Gundam
New Techniques: Sharpening Process, Panel-Line Deepening.
Modifications: 2 Thruster Movability, Mountable Large Fin Fangs on Figma Stands
Time: 7 Months (Off & On)
The front view, unarmed. Lots of angular shapes but also some round, organic shapes to go with it. I really think that this is one of the coolest Gundam designs ever.
The side view. It really shows off his shapes.
The yellow accents goes great with Reborn’s color scheme but it’s missing on a few parts like the chest & face. The yellow that I painted on is not as noticeably different in real life than in the photos.
The back view. Without his Large GN Fin Fangs attached, 4 additional thrusters are revealed. The 4 Small GN Fin Fangs on his rear skirt are not detachable though…
Height-wise, Reborns Gundam is a giant beast, standing at 23.3m in Gundam Mode. Above is a comparison with the regular 18m O Gundam. Reborns Gundam is the tallest Gundam that I have ever seen so far.
Reborns Gundam, now fully armed and equipped, 100% more lethal.
His main weapon would be the GN Buster Rifle. Long like a sniper, with the power of a cannon.
Reborns Gundam’s GN Shield can be opened up, but the 4 Small GN Fin Fangs cannot be detached either. Atleast it looks cool being able to be open up.
And of course, being in Gundam 00, Reborns is equipped with 2 GN Drive Tao. But I honestly don’t like the appearance of season 2’s Drives…Exia’s or Dynames’s GN Drive casing looks so much better.
Now that we got all of the standard stuff out of the way, photoshoot below:
Hope you enjoyed this photoshoot, and what do you think of my build? Anyone else among our comrades who built a HG Reborns Gundam? I’d love to see their work. ^ ^
There’s a few problems that I didn’t like though. First, the hip is only single-jointed. For some reason Bandai didn’t make his hip double-jointed like many other HG 00 kits. Second, his Large GN Beam Saber, isn’t large. It’s a regular sized beam saber…3rd, no open palm or closed fist hand parts. That something they should always include. That’s pretty much all of my complains for this model. ^^;