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lupes
December 17, 2012, 1:34 PM
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The Nu Gundam ver. Ka is easily the biggest kit that we've seen this year (especially since there's no new PG kit) and since I haven't started a group build yet (GaiGun had the Unicorn GB and Busterbeam kicked off the PG Strike Freedom) I think it's high time I get on that. Considering most gunpla builders I know are all hot on the Nu I think it makes a perfect kit to do this with! For those of you just joining us, you can order the kit over at HobbyLink Japan (http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN978604)! Best hurry because this kit is selling out fast in all of the popular places!


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The deadline for ALL ENTRIES is the END OF MARCH. I've found that GBs with a countdown tend to be even more fun and push us as builders to create something amazing without taking 3 years (hello, PG Wing Zero). Winter may be upon us but I believe in everyone's ability to work around that to create something outstanding, of if you're really unable to paint the kit there are other categories that won't involve painting. We're really trying to make this something that all builders can get in to regardless of skill, weather or other circumstances.


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Here's the Gundam Schemer app (http://www.gundamaustralia.com/App/NuVerKa/GundamSchemerAppMGNuVerKa.html) for the Nu ver Ka, wonderfully done up by the man himself, fury-s12. In his own words:

"...all ready to start your designing in the comfort of your web browser. ive tried to get a balance of easy scheming and good color separation in the vain of the RG line, if you so desire, so theres about 150 separate color-able areas,about 30ish more then the delta plus version, the eagle eyed players will notice the coming soon, ive left the shading out of this version in an effort to get this edition out before the kit starts shipping (TODAY!!!), that will be added eventually. Anyway get designing and then get painting! dont forget to save and share your designs."

In order to get as many folks involved with the GB as we can we've got a slew of different categories for entrants to compete in with their own set of rules.

SPEED STYLE
RULES:
A race between straight builders to see who can finish building the Nu Gundam fastest and have a simple straightbuild that exemplifies the basics of gunpla. OOB by nature, this one is for those of us who can't find the time or aren't comfortable painting kits! Fastest completed kit wins a prize, so don't break open the plastic the second you get it, we will need exif stamped pics of the runners still in their bags! Extra points for panel lines and decals. The builder with the shortest amount of time (as in, between exif stamped parts still in bags to exif stamped completed kit) between when their kit was started and when it's completed takes this one.

Sonar
TagrasticF91


HYPERSPEED STYLE
RULES:
Everyone is eligible to enter that one. Just has to be completely assembled, properly denubbed, nicely photographed, and posed in a way that makes me think you are some sort of aesthetics demigod. Even if you're entering the open or newtype styles you can enter this as well. Consider this category a firestarter for those of us who are going to be painting our kits as well.

Lupes
Shaid
Hemish
Epimethius
Falldog

(OPEN) GANGNAM STYLE!
RULES:
This is your standard fare for builds. You can do whatever you like for this category. Paint it in stock colors or your own custom colors, mod things here and there, do something outrageous with weathering or other building techniques. Anything goes here! Best in show wins it, as decided by YOU: GAF!

Falldog (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8346/8241629813_9dc79c9240_c.jpg)
Xenomorph (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3554.0;attach=1462 6;image)
thepuddingcup11 (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3554.0;attach=1457 3;image)
Wolfman X
Fury-s12
Hemish (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/MyNuVerKa.jpg)
Gaijin-Gunpla
khai62
Gundam Guy
ASM
MamoruMiyano (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8273358803_e1c60df477_z.jpg)
Epimethius

NEWTYPE STYLE
RULES:
Kit must be colored in the theme of one of Amuro's old mobile suits. Best execution of theme takes the pony. Multiple people can take a crack at the same colorscheme. Here are the suit/schemes eligible for this category:


RX-78-2 Gundam
RX-75 Guntank
RX-77-2 Guncannon
RX-78-3 G3 Gundam
RX-78-NT1 Gundam "Alex" (counting it since it was intended for him)
MSZ-006-3A Zeta Gundam [Karaba Air Force use]
MSZ-006A1 Zeta Plus A1
MSK-008 Dijeh
RGZ-91 Re-GZ
RX-93-2 Hi-Nu Gundam



If any knows of any other official suits that have documentation of being piloted by or intended for Amuro, just let me know and I can add it to the list.

Karaba Air Force colors - Lupes (http://i48.tinypic.com/260ej55.jpg)
Hi-Nu colors - BabyTheEnd (http://i50.tinypic.com/2m3k875.jpg)
Zeta Plus A1 colors - Shaid


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Of course, nothing this monstrous is going to go without prizes! Sonar is the man on point with this and he is currently talking to the wonderful sponsors of GAF to see what we can get. In his own words:


It will be something like MG, RG, HG and we will aim for what's going to be released around the time of the GB conclusion so until release dates are confirmed I usually hold off on the prize announcements. Mystery prize/secret prizes to be revealed closer to GB close, but rest assured they'll be brand spanking new releases!

If you're still on the fence for one reason or another, taking a good hard look at Gaijin-Gunpla's awesome first look (http://www.gaijin-gunpla.com/mg-nu-gundam-ver-ka-first-look/) at this beast and get yourself off of that fence and in to the GB! With kits likely arriving within the next few days for everyone this GB is about to kick off with the force of a colony drop! You can head on over to the GAF forums (http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3554.0) and register an account to join in, as well as see the evolution of the GB contest from conception to it’s current (much more awesome) iteration. On top of that you can get a preview as to what most participants are going to be doing for their kit. What are you waiting for?

Joe
December 17, 2012, 11:53 PM
What does exif stamped pictures mean?

lupes
December 18, 2012, 7:49 AM
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like this, with the date/time stamped in the corner via the camera.

Joe
December 18, 2012, 1:40 PM
OH! okay! Easy peasy. Now I wait for the arrival of the kit of the year...

One more question (I do suppose I could ask on GAF, but that thread is already so full...) For the Speed or Hyper Speed, Which would I enter if I didn't want to use the foil stickers (silver for the Psyco Frame and the eyes/camera) but instead wanted to paint those myself and maybe a few details here and there like the cockpit and the pilot figure. Basically is painting allowed in the Speed or am I allowed to not apply the stickers and just build it for the Hyperspeed?

lupes
December 18, 2012, 9:56 PM
OH! okay! Easy peasy. Now I wait for the arrival of the kit of the year...

One more question (I do suppose I could ask on GAF, but that thread is already so full...) For the Speed or Hyper Speed, Which would I enter if I didn't want to use the foil stickers (silver for the Psyco Frame and the eyes/camera) but instead wanted to paint those myself and maybe a few details here and there like the cockpit and the pilot figure. Basically is painting allowed in the Speed or am I allowed to not apply the stickers and just build it for the Hyperspeed?

Detail stuff like that is fine for speed, it's nothing very intensive and I imagine even for OOB builds most of us do that anyone. Don't owrry about adding more to the thread at GAF, it's only going to get bigger. I post in it all the time haha, so feel free to swing by and make a post so I can add you officially. :)