Gaijin Gunpla

I sat back down with Ms. Nobell the other night, continuing from where I left off.

The feet are really simple, like any HG I suppose. But look at the size and mold of this one piece!

I can honestly say I have not seen something like this before in the world of Gunpla.

A few more pieces.

and a few more pieces and you get a completed foot.

It’s definitely a feminine foot and it’s definitely a Gundam.
(I wonder if you could kit bash using these pieces and come up with a girl-ish RX-78-2? Uh oh. Creative juices flowing.)


Just like the arms the leg frame consists of only three pieces.


The legs are quite long, yet the frame only really reaches the bottom part of the knee. As this is an HG kit I shouldn’t be surprised but the next part was a little novel.

You’ll notice there is no poly-cap (though I did mention that in the last entry) and the ball joint on the ankle just fits into the hollow of the lower leg. At first I thought that this would be pretty weak as a joint but it fits really well and doesn’t pop out easily.

The hip joint is just two pieces.

The skirt assembly isn’t anything new but doesn’t need to be, either. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

But next, things start to change. There are no separate armor pieces for both sides of the front. Just this.

And the back has this:

The skirt, being so different, makes me think of the odd clothing you will see being worn by (odd?) women in the Harajuku area of Tokyo.

But before I head off on that tangent let’s focus on what I was talking about. Here’s the completed skirt.

And the completed lower half.

Once that is done all that is really left to do is the.. um..

hair?

This consists of one very large piece and one very small piece which fits inside and attaches to the back of Nobell’s head.

With the kit built all that was left to do is take some pictures. But.. How do I pose this thing? Posing it in the normal gigantic-fighting-machine pose we always use might not be the best way to show this kit. How do you pose this thing?

How about this?


I think someone with more imagination than I would really be able to get a lot of great poses and photos with this kit. I’ll definitely give it a try when I am taking pictures for the review. I did set up this shot, though.

“Oh Strike Freedom. You’re so big and strong.”

The included stand is rather unique in that it comes with two different posts (for lack of a better word) and two spots to place them on the base.


I put both on at the same time just to see if it would work, and it does.

Must.. resist.. urge to.. make… joke.. about the.. Shocker…

All that’s left to show is the extra stuff that comes with this kit.

The red piece is actually a base, or weight, into which you insert one end of the beam ribbon so it will stay where you want it to. You’ll see that in action in the review.

And here’s an extra set of hands. Ya, they look pretty big for the Nobell. They are actually for the G Gundam. With these hands you can pose G holding Nobell. Just like in the anime which I haven’t seen!

I should note that I haven’t put on any stickers yet. I will paint this kit to match the G Gundam and worry about the stickers then, but I should be able to get some pictures of this and have a review up soon.

Categories: Builds, HG, Nobell Gundam

8 Responses so far.

  1. ChroniK says:

    I-its like a doll, this is so strange. Also the bows on the chest and back of the suit are actually ducts and thrusters respectively. The “hair” is actually cooling fins. Thats the second Gundam I have seen with feet like that. Heres a cool photo of it: http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100806034161/gundam/images/2/20/Nobel-gff.jpg

  2. Dennis says:

    Ok, I changed my mind, it’s kinda interesting.

  3. Tom says:

    Got an alternate color scheme in mind? or just straight out of the box colors.

  4. Sagansen says:

    Hey i love all the things you do here it was been so helpful. just wanted to let you know that the price conversions on HLJ is off for teh US currency for example a 22000 yen Pg is showing to price as $12 US. just wanted to let you know.

  5. Colin says:

    If I had any talent with paint I would so do a Vocaloid Megurine Luka paintjob for this kit.

  6. Z says:

    Haha.. that leg hump photo is cute xD.

    It’s so weird that the underside of her blond “hair” is gray/brown…

    • Sunny says:

      well it is technically a cooling fin so being black/ brown wont matter, the engineers were probably out of paint for the underside of it 😛

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