Friday, August 2, 2013

Keropla God Keron Part 35

A red Guntank

More images of the just completed Giroro Robo Mk-II from Keropla God Keron. ^^

Closeups on the details:





Among the five that form God Keron, Giroro  Guntank  Robo Mk-II is my favorite mecha. ^^ It's very red (which is a reason good enough for me to like it XD), doesn't feature appendages that are poking out too much on the robot (like the wings on Keroro Robo Mk-II) or are too weird-looking (like the ice-cream drill and sweet thrusters on Tamama Robo Mk-II). It looks solid, "practical", and powerful, all which are characteristics that can describe its owner Giroro as well. ^^

On the subject of connection between the pilot and the robot, the resemblance between the face design of Giroro Robo Mk-II and Giroro is much closer than the previous two mecha in my opinion. The somewhat grizzled, angry stare complete with molded puckered eyebrow is very loyal to Giroro's look. ^^ The face designs of Keroro Robo Mk-II and Tamama Robo Mk-II are not too bad per se, but their mouth cannons dislocated the character resemblance to a certain degree. I still consider them as great mechanical details on the robots themselves though, but I like the much closer look between Giroro and his robot better.

Just as a preview, I think the next mecha on the list to be assembled - Kururu Robo Mk-II has a much closer look between its robot face design and Kururu, if the left eye patch is omitted. On only has his evil grin been inherited onto the robot, the "earphones" he wears can be seen early as well. ^^ Then again, I'm not too sure how to feel about the other parts of the robot, which seem to be just very weird. ^^;

Back to Giroro Robo Mk-II, as compared to his two teammates, the assembly is the easiest. ^^ That's well within my expectation actually, since this particular kit features the lowest part count among all five that form God Keron - just 83 as compared to Keroro Robo Mk-II: 92, Tamama Robo Mk-II: 95, Kururu Robo Mk-II: 91 and Dororo Robo Mk-II: 93. The reduced part count and ease of assembly also mean that Giroro Robo Mk-II features the simplest transformation design among the five, but not to the point where it's uninteresting. On the contrary, I think the entire model still projects Giroro's image as a weapon master very well with design elements like the cannons, missiles, tank threads, and the aforementioned angry robot face. ^^ Furthermore, details such the threads, vents on the shin, golden front skirt armors, cannon thrusters on the forearms and rear thruster look great on this kit. Suffice to say, the level of details is definitely on par with Keroro Robo Mk-II and Tamama Robo Mk-II despite the lower part count. ^^

Some action poses from Giroro Robo Mk-II coming up in the next posting. ^^

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