Edit 12/1/12: Rules changed! More folks can join in now with their own original schemes, with using one of Amuro’s old suits’ colors as an extra/optional challenge.
The Nu Gundam ver. Ka is easily the biggest kit that we’ve seen this year (especially since there’s no new PG kit) and since I haven’t started a group build yet (GaiGun had the Unicorn GB and Busterbeam kicked off the PG Strike Freedom) I think it’s high time I get on that. Considering most gunpla builders I know are all hot on the Nu I think it makes a perfect kit to do this with!
I talked with BabyTheEnd and a few other friends and we came to a conclusion on a rule that will make the GB interesting: no stock colors. Just to further add further fun if you so choose to take up the extra challenge the kits have to be painted in the colors of one of Amuro’s old mobile suits. Aftermarket parts and other mods as well as kitbashing or adding extra parts (like that awesome double funnel set) are totally cool and in general there aren’t any other restrictions on the kit. EDIT: OTHER CATEGORIES ARE INCOMING ONCE SONAR GETS BACK TO ME ON THE DETAILS. THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED ONCE I HAVE THAT INFO. Aftermarket parts and other mods as well as kitbashing or adding extra parts (like that awesome double funnel set) are totally cool and in general there aren’t any other restrictions on the kit. The time limit for finishing the kit is tenatively 3 months, with the finish date being by the end of March. I’ve found that GBs with a countdown tend to be even more fun and push us as builders to create something amazing without taking 3 years (hello, PG Wing Zero). Now, of course the color restrictions do impose a limited number of spots for the GB..
Here is the lineart, which was done by BTE and cleaned up a little bit by myself to use with MS Paint with more ease (though it still isn’t perfect). Now, since the rules are you can only use colorschemes inspired by Amuro’s other suits here’s a list of those:
- RX-78-2 Gundam
- RX-75 Guntank
- RX-77-2 Guncannon
- RX-78-3 G3 Gundam
- RX-78-NT1 Gundam “Alex” (counting it since it was intended for him)
- MSZ-006-3A Zeta Gundam [Karaba Air Force use]*
- MSZ-006A1 Zeta Plus A1
- MSK-008 Dijeh
- RGZ-91 Re-GZ
- RX-93-2 Hi-Nu Gundam*
If any knows of any other official suits that have documentation of being piloted by or intended for Amuro, just let me know and we can add it to the list. BTE and I have already gone and picked our colors out while we were discussing setting up the rules for the group build…
So that’s where things stand now. The kit is getting harder to come by now that it’s release is looming but BTE and I both have our kits preordered so we’ll be getting in to those a few days after the kit releases over in Japan and we can officially kick the GB off. It’s highly recommended that you keep watch on the thread over at GAF for developments (and to sign up!) since it’s always easier to make a forum post than to drum up a blog post for these sorts of things plus you get the added bonus of the rest of the forum members going in. And as a special bonus, this might turn in to a little contest between the folks building the kits with a prize in it for the winner! But more on that as it develops since it’s still in the works.