Sunday, September 23, 2012

BB Senshi Sangokuden Tenshouryu Koumei Nu Gundam Part 7

The kind of gold I like

Armoring up Koumei Nu Gundam after the completion of its plain form in the previous posting. ^^

Koumei Nu Gundam with all his extra armor parts.

All the parts painted using Gaia Metallic Color No. 122 Star Bright Gold look really good. ^^

As mentioned in Part 5, due to the part separation design, the rear head sensor can only be added after the helmet is assembled.

Like Sohi Gundam's helmet, metallic green tape is used to form the rear head sensor. ^^

Clear green part added to the large dragon V-fin to form its eyes and forehead jewel.

With a headgear that is just as big as the helmet itself, Koumei Nu Gundam's helmet is absolutely fantastic. ^^

Black foil stickers for the "W" patterns on the shields.

Connected to the backpack via peg joints, the two "Fin Funnel" parts' display angle can be tilted. ^^

All armor components of Koumei Nu Gundam.

An armored Koumei Nu Gundam without any weapon attached.

When "switching over" to the larger sword 宝扇剣 in this armored form, the original 龍焔刀 doesn't have to be discarded. It can be mounted on the right hand side of the backpack.

Koumei Nu Gundam with 宝扇剣. ^^

Closeups on the details:

Some simple action poses with Koumei Nu Gundam:

With support using Soul Stage Act 3 Action Support Clear Type.

When not in use, 宝扇剣 can be mounted on the backpack alongside 龍焔刀

Except having a heavier backpack now, mounting 宝扇剣 on the back doesn't affect Koumei Nu Gundam's look at all. ^^

When "switching back" to using 龍焔刀 (XD), 宝扇剣 can be displayed in a tilted angle, and that would really show off its enormous size.

Beside giving Koumei Nu Gundam a larger size, the armors really define the character U believe. The huge V-Fin, "Fin Funnels" and chest armor help to establish a definite and very clear connection with the Gundam actor, Nu Gundam, but the parts themselves are very beautiful. ^^ The dragon head motif on the headgear especially, is just stunning. ^^ I have to say that it's perhaps the best helmet design among all my BB Senshi Sangokuden kits so far. ^^

On a separate note, I really like the paint effect of Gaia Metallic Color No. 122 Star Bright Gold on all the armor parts shown in this posting. The parts look glossy, metallic, and with a slight dark tone that gives the color a very realistic feel. This is really the type of gold effect I always wanted all this while. ^^

As you can see, there are plenty of pegs and slots on the backpack, "Fin Funnels" and weapons. Some of them are going to be very important for Koumei Nu Gundam's multiple form change gimmick, but they can be utilized for special attack gimmicks and display forms as well, to be introduced in the next posting. ^^

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