GN-0000 + GNR-010 00 Raiser w/ GN Sword III

Lord, the title for this thing is a mouthful! This gunpla was a christmas gift from my dad and while I didn’t have to buy any paint for it, I did happen to have a lot of leftover paint from some previous projects that I wanted to use up. Hence, a very Exia Noir look…it kind of works, considering the 00 is the successor to the Exia anyhow. A bit of sad news to those of you that enjoy the building pictures or seeing how many parts are for each section- I built this in a day and pretty much tanked the entire construction process out in a few hours, but neglected to take any pictures while doing so. With that, let’s get right to the pictures.

This is definitely a kickass HG kit, even if it’s a very simple one. As far as kits of the 00 go, this particular one is definitely the definitive one as it comes with the 0 Raiser, GN Sword 3 and the beam effect parts for both blade weapons. Not to mention it’s got a stand for the 00 Raiser/0 Raiser, though it’s angled a little funny, I much prefer the standard action bases…I have a clear green one on the way, but won’t have until the fourth or fifth. It worked for the review well enough, though it angles the gundam oddly sometimes.

00 Gundam

Hot damn 00, looking good! While it’s not oozing with fine details, I really have to say that between the three versions of the 00 this one is probably my favorite even it’s on the small side. The weapons are all good-looking, though the GN Sword IIs are a bit on the flat side, especially the tips but this isn’t too big a deal since the beam parts hide that. Painted the body metallic black with german grey on the red parts with some plated silver detailing on the V (w?) fin. Colored the GN condensers with clear green on the underside of the clear part with plated silver on the frame part below it to give it a nice shine.

Delicious delicious GN sword 3. This is of course my favorite weapon for the 00…quite frankly I was pretty confused when the 00 first appeared and was lacking a weapon that was similar like Exia’s GN Sword. I guess the green edge is a result of the blade having a better concentration of GN particles or something? It looks cool either way. The beam effect part is freaking HUGE, as is the blade itself. Thankfully it doesn’t really cause any weight issues. Is it just me or are the PG 00s beam parts a bit small (scale-wise) by comparison? It seems like they should be a hell of a lot bigger considering how large these are.

How about some more excessive weaponry? The GN Sword IIs look infinitely better with the beam parts on since you can’t tell how spatula like they look. The combined GN Sword IIs with the beam parts is, like the GN Sword III with beam part is hilariously huge. I much prefer to keep them combined since they’re a little loose sitting on the hips…plus they look awesome! Everyone loves huge swords.

0 Raiser

Not a whole lot to say about the 0 Raiser since it doesn’t really DO anything in particular except sit there. Painted it semi-gloss black with a clear semi-gloss coat over it with a tiny bit of german grey…once again leaving a few white parts behind.


00 Raiser…clearing a path towards the future!

Both beam effect parts are impossible to get in the shot. Regardless, the 00 Raiser in 1/144 scale is AWESOME, as the wings can pose like a champ and can pull off a variety of good poses..even though I didn’t take that many.

Overall, I absolutely love this kit. Awesome weapons, crazy articulation and it turned out GREAT for something I did in under a day. If you’re new to gunpla or looking for a simple kit to build that’s relatively cheap, this is definitely worth looking in to…actually, any of the 00 HGs are, they’re pretty awesome.

  1. #1 by Busterbeam on January 3, 2010 - 01:33

    particularly great pics in this post. love the poses and the angles. white fabric background was a good contrast for how you painted this. i liked how your lighting wasnt excessive either but then again it never is really. lupes i think you and i could do some crazy group builds as we both like the same colours on our mechs it seems. i probably would have painted this kit the same way (i might have left a bit more white) but still… personally i feel you made this look way better than the original. excellent job, especially considering the speed at which you put it all together. i salute you. if theres once thing i want to improve on its my build speed. really nice bud

  2. #2 by lupes on January 3, 2010 - 02:02

    I agree completely, Busterbeam..something we’ll have to look in to in the future, eh? Thanks for the compliments!

  3. #3 by Kefka. on January 3, 2010 - 09:02

    Before I lose some pieces, I hadthe Trans Am version of this and it kicked ass

  4. #4 by Z on January 3, 2010 - 19:03

    oh man oh man that is gorgeous… black is INDEED sexy on the 00. I would probably like this Gundam a little more if that was the color scheme but Bandai likes their silly RWB. I see that you have also been improving your photoshooting skills and setup :D. Your model can go well with Mr. Bushido’s.. uh… whatever the name is of his white/black MS that is a Flag in disguise >_>.

  5. #5 by lupes on January 3, 2010 - 19:08

    @Z: Susanowo! I actually have a Masuro on the way since it’s apparently made better, but it won’t be going with a scheme close to the default or Susanowo’s. Once I’m able to buy paint/primer/ect it’ll definitely be a unique build..thanks for the comment about the photos too, finally found a good way to get things set up for taking pictures.

    @Kefka: D’oh, losing parts is the worst. I agree about the model being great though!

  6. #6 by divinelight on January 4, 2010 - 09:32

    Susanowo is black and white, while Masurao has red.
    But what if Susanowo Trans-Arm?

    Looking at Susanowo, I’d prefer Masurao, but looking at Noir 00… I’d choose Noir 00.

  7. #7 by Kefka on January 4, 2010 - 10:08

    I may get it again and or the normal version with GN Sword III.

  8. #8 by Mathai on January 9, 2010 - 11:37

    Nice paint job! 00 looks bad ass in black!

  9. #9 by adzos on February 28, 2010 - 18:56

    dude can you tell me which nori black did u use. like the exact paint….btw did you spray paint it on cos im planning to do a combo cherudim and 00 with a norish color scheme

  10. #10 by lupes on April 29, 2010 - 14:33

    @Adzos: Tamiya TS-40 Metallic black for the 00 Gundam, TS-2 Semi-Gloss black for the 0-Raiser.

    @Mathai: Thanks!

  11. #11 by Zerokraust on October 14, 2010 - 00:19

    Hello Im just waondering, are the beam effect parts really are colored that way? (Reddish, etc) coz when I browse in some online stores the beam effect parts look like pink.

  12. #12 by lupes on October 14, 2010 - 00:21

    I painted the parts with Tamiya’s clear red to give them a little more bite.

  13. #13 by Connor Zorken on October 20, 2010 - 21:05


  14. #14 by Vergil on December 19, 2010 - 20:48

    may i ask did you use spray cans?? im new to gundam Modifications. just bought a 00 raiser seven sword month ago and got Bored of its color then i found your sight and saw your projects. DAMN there Good! soo i want to copy the colors pls help.

  15. #15 by tosthage on May 6, 2011 - 13:56

    I both hate and love you right now
    1: that paint scheme look sooooo awesome
    2: because of point 1 i want to paint my mg 00 when it comes but my painting skills are probably not enough to make him look good and i still want a blue,white,red and yellow 00.

  16. #16 by tosthage on May 8, 2011 - 09:11

    hey did you use any coat on the metallic black? or on the other parts for that reason.

  17. #17 by badwolf-00 on October 4, 2011 - 14:53

    This is friggin sweet! The colors are very very nice! I have one question though, I love how you use Tamiya spray paints but how well do they hold up? What I mean is, do they scratch or scuff easy after spray painting them? Does the paint last a long time as opposed to just painting with a brush and acrylics?

    Awesome blog and awesome kits man!

  18. #18 by Tosthage on October 5, 2011 - 10:38

    @badwolf00 i used these colours and they have scratched a little in the edges however if you use a top coat it stays perfectly!

  19. #19 by badwolf-00 on October 5, 2011 - 14:55

    Nice! I wanted to try spray painting a few kits I have but I was worried that the paint would scratch off or chip just as easily as acrylics would while posing/moving the kit around. I do have some top coat to use so I think I’ll give spray paint a try! Thanks amigo!

  20. #20 by Tosthage on October 6, 2011 - 14:36

    no problem 😉

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