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BansheeNorn
July 10, 2014, 4:18 PM
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Hi GF,

I recently got back into buying Gunplas and building up my collection again (damn you, Unicorn!). This will be my thread where I'll do my best to document and share my progress of my builds as I complete them. My collection will consist mostly of limited edition (clear) kits, since they don't really require any paint to look good (yes, I'm one of those lazy builders) and because I'm a sucker for gentei kits (aren't we all?).




List of Kits



[*=center]HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam 01 02 Ver.GFT (Strikes Odaiba Set) — Status:
[*=center]HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee (Destroy Mode) Memorial Clear Ver. — Status:
[*=center] HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee (Destroy Mode) Theatrical Exclusive NT-D Clear Ver. — Status: √
[*=center] HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn (Destroy Mode) Theatrical Exclusive NT-D Clear Ver. — Status:
[*=center]HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn (Destroy Mode) Green Frame Titanium Finish Ver. — Status:
[*=center]HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) Theatrical Exclusive Plated Frame/Mechanical Clear Ver. — Status: √




http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/3d923816-a3bf-443d-9361-17bacad34ad9_zpsde62db68.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/BansheeNorn/media/3d923816-a3bf-443d-9361-17bacad34ad9_zpsde62db68.jpg.html)



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/0493e23b-98a0-43f0-b399-d92b687fbf14_zps67a155e0.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/BansheeNorn/media/0493e23b-98a0-43f0-b399-d92b687fbf14_zps67a155e0.jpg.html)



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/95168768-e3b6-4ac6-8e91-05c55085b709_zps0a8aa926.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/BansheeNorn/media/95168768-e3b6-4ac6-8e91-05c55085b709_zps0a8aa926.jpg.html)



Please check back soon; once I find the time, I'll be posting a follow up!

Zaku
July 10, 2014, 10:14 PM
Wow this is gonna be cool. I cant wait to see you build these.

thwalker13
July 11, 2014, 7:39 AM
We don't see that many clear versions of kits here, so that is will be interesting.

BansheeNorn
July 11, 2014, 11:58 AM
Since these are all clear kits, it's pretty much going to be straight out-of-the-box builds. So don't expect any fancy tricks.
Think I'll start off with the Banshee Norn. I've already built the regular Banshee clear version, so I'm going to go lazy on this one and only build the Norn-parts first.



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/IMG_8721_zps6cb5c9dcjpgoriginal_zps44ed411c.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/BansheeNorn/media/IMG_8721_zps6cb5c9dcjpgoriginal_zps44ed411c.jpg.ht ml)

Look at him, so happy on getting new upgrades. :lol:



Anyway, I'm waiting for my new sprue cutter to arrive, so hopefully I'll be able to start next week.

thwalker13
July 11, 2014, 3:15 PM
It's a fun build. I'm currently painting the HGUC Banshee Norn right now as my project.

BansheeNorn
July 12, 2014, 8:49 AM
Looking good so far! I wish I had the guts to paint my kits.
Yeah, it's a pretty decent kit overall, but nothing too outrageous. The only thing that I just can't stand is that big sticker for the Armed Armor XC.

thwalker13
July 12, 2014, 10:34 AM
Yeah that made me cringe when I 1st saw it. I hate using stickers on kits.

BansheeNorn
August 13, 2014, 5:32 PM
「Unicorn Gundam Plated Frame/Mechanical Clear Ver.」


Alright, I just got back from my vacation in Hong Kong and I've finally got some time now to build something!
Let's start off with the HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) Theatrical Exclusive Plated Frame/Mechanical Clear Version.
This kit was first sold during the 3rd week of the theatrical release of Gundam UC episode 7 in Japan for 2,600.



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCVBX_zps9836f4f8.jpg

That boxart..


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV01_zps425b224e.jpg

All runners are pretty much clear, except for the E-runner and the polycaps.


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV02_zpsab9f732c.jpg

Parts for the head.


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV03_zps88bb07c0.jpg

◣_◢


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV04_zps79f7962f.jpg

Unicorn vs Banshee NT-D Clear Ver.


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV05_zps87fac23c.jpg

Let's swap v-fins, yeah.


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV06_zps091d95bb.jpg



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV07_zps59da2524.jpg



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV08_zps9ef4d699.jpg



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV09_zps8107eb16.jpg



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV10_zps59a30e77.jpg



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV11_zps8cf90a9b.jpg



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV12_zps154e4634.jpg



To be continued..

thwalker13
August 14, 2014, 8:56 AM
I love that chrome looking coating on the Unicorn's Psycho Frame.

V0LTES-V01
August 14, 2014, 9:41 AM
Damn, those are sweet looking kits! You have any extras you like the part with? LOL

BansheeNorn
August 17, 2014, 6:40 PM
Haha, sorry. I am not planning to get rid of anything at the moment. ;-)

The metallic coated inner frame looks very nice indeed! As expected, nub marks are unfortunately inevitable in most parts. But absolutely not noticeable from a distance or barely even up close (unless you know where to look).
Anyway, I had fun building it and I'd recommend this kit for anyone who likes the Unicorn, even if you're not into clear kits!



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV_02_zpsf0b3b3e3.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV_01_zps37ceab60.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV_03_zps4fe1d671.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV_04_zps29e68367.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV_05_zps286d5fc4.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV_06_zps15ffac1a.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV_07_zpsb8cee970.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV_08_zps2ff6a8ea.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV_09_zpsf1fe2666.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV_10_zpsdaf420cd.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/UCMCV_11_zpsd65b0a31.jpg

Zaku
August 17, 2014, 7:34 PM
It looks very very good.

BansheeNorn
August 17, 2014, 8:30 PM
Yeah, this kit is incredible detailed for a kit of its size. All thanks to that shiny inner frame!

Dlinker
August 18, 2014, 1:41 AM
I underestimated how visible the inner parts are on these clear kits. Looks fantastic out of the box. I can just imagine how good it will look when those insides are painted up. Not to mention still having the possibility of tinting the clear armor with a color.

thwalker13
August 18, 2014, 9:18 AM
These kits look great man. I love the Psycho Frame of the Unicorn, and the Banshee looks awesome with all the clear parts. Great work man. And Dlinker's right, it would be cool to tint the parts of the Unicorn. Would create a really cool affect.

BansheeNorn
August 18, 2014, 7:13 PM
Thanks man!

I've never seen anyone really customize this kit too much, so that would be really cool to see indeed.. I'll leave that to you pro's out there! ;-)

BansheeNorn
August 27, 2014, 6:59 AM
Coming up next: HGUC 1/144 RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee (Destroy Mode) Memorial Clear Ver.



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCVR_01_zpsb89624af.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCVR_02_zps22299d7d.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCVR_03_zps2815d67a.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCVR_04_zpsc3a5a029.jpg

thwalker13
August 27, 2014, 8:07 AM
I figured the Banshee would be a darker colored plastic.

BansheeNorn
August 27, 2014, 11:03 AM
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/MMRLCLRVER_zps7f84b108.jpg


Nope. These kits are all molded in the same clear plastic which gives them a transparent look. A darker shade of plastic would suit the Banshee better, but as you see, these kits aren't meant to be accurate to the anime.

Dlinker
August 27, 2014, 11:12 AM
^ I was just about to mention that, after googling up these memorial clear versions. Pretty odd, the entire kit is all white clear plastic.

BansheeNorn
August 27, 2014, 11:41 AM
These kits were released to celebrate the conclusion of Gundam Unicorn and could only be obtained through participation in the Gundam UC Playback Campaign in Japan. There are 6 different Memorial kits: Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode), Sinanju, Kshatriya, Delta Plus, Banshee (Destroy Mode) and Full Armor Unicorn (Unicorn Mode), each limited to 500 pieces.
This was previously a Japan release only, but now they're giving away another 175 sets to the rest of the world in the Gundam Mid Year 2014 Campaign.

thwalker13
August 27, 2014, 12:07 PM
I bet if someone could get the whole set and refrain from building them. In a few years, they'd be worth a pretty penny.

Zaku
August 27, 2014, 12:54 PM
Honestly i think they would look awesome with a colored light underneath.

BansheeNorn
August 27, 2014, 2:41 PM
Yeah. Most of these kits are kept in private collections but luckily a few have ended up on Yahoo! JAPAN. They weren't officially sold, so prices are pretty much market driven and go as low as 12,000-20,000 for the Delta Plus/Sinanju, up to 25,000-32,000 for the Unicorn/Banshee in Destroy Mode.

@Zaku: or adding UV reactive paint or something to the Psychoframe. :D



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCVFLL_zps8bfd361b.jpg


http://blog.livedoor.jp/ayx12666/archives/1926097.html

thwalker13
August 27, 2014, 3:25 PM
That, is pretty creepy looking. But awesome at the same time.

Zaku
August 28, 2014, 3:21 AM
CRIKEY! She's a beaut!

BansheeNorn
August 30, 2014, 6:10 PM
「Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee (Destroy Mode) Memorial Clear Ver.」


Part 1 of my build of the Banshee Memorial Clear Ver. I started the build just like I usually do with the head, torso/arms first, and I must say the clear plastic is really beautiful! Unfortunately, being so bright and clear, it's kinda hard to capture that beauty well with my camera. It also makes reading the numbers on the runners difficult sometimes. It's like my eyes can't focus and after a while it hurts my eyes to look at all that white, haha.



http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_01_zps2ebd4a56.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_02_zps0ee90b25.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_03_zpsdb848a80.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_04_zpsba22296a.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_05_zps5b344ecf.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_06_zps3c01591f.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_07_zps775d98e7.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_08_zpsece5c152.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_09_zpsfb17de7a.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_10_zpsc21bb2f9.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_11_zps43b6a06e.jpg


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_12_zpse20c022f.jpg

thwalker13
August 30, 2014, 11:37 PM
That plastic certainly does look great. Do nub marks show badly on it?

BansheeNorn
August 31, 2014, 8:01 AM
Nub marks are much less obvious due to the clear plastic. Your eyes just get overwhelmed by all the brightness and hue of whites, lol.

- - - Updated - - -


http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_13_zpscc7eb21e.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_14_zpse184112b.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_15_zpscd9109fc.jpg

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s380/BansheeNorn/My%20Gunpla/BMCV_16_zps1322a464.jpg