Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Project V (Intro)

Project V: A name fitting for my first Gunpla project for this new year.

On top of the other kits I've started but never finished, I've taken out these two on a binge brought on by repeat views of Gundam Build Fighters.  I guess now's a good a time as any to formally introduce the 1/144th scale ZM-S06S Zoloat (Left) and RGM-122 Javelin (Right) from the Mobile Suit Victory Gundam animated series.  Both models were released in 1993 and each sell for 500 Japanese yen ($3.94 US).  They are Numbers 5 and 6 in this Gunpla set, respectively.

Let's check out the Zoloat first:

Straight out of the box, most of the parts are separated by color.  Under the bags is a foldout instruction manual and a card with a space scene on the front and mech info on the back.  The card will come into play later.

Now that the bags are open, we have a better view of the Zoloat's parts.  On the lower right we see both clear-purple parts for beam weaponry and an included display base, and also polycaps that connect the limbs, similar in design to the 1/144 NG G Gundam.

Though constructed the same way as the Zoloat, the Javelin appears to have a few more pieces; understandable since the mobile suit itself has a bigger armament.

Almost forgot to mention that this optional weapons set will also be used in this project.  Same year of release, same price and it's Number 14 in the V series.  Here's a preview of the parts and stickers that we'll see when the time comes:

That's all for now.  Next time I'll get around to test-building these new Gunpla.  Until then, catch the new Gundam series Gundam Build Fighters on GundamInfo's channel on YouTube.