What’s on your Gunpla to-do list this month? If you’re in California, I’d recommend adding the Southern California Gundam Model Competition to your calendar. We’ve been big fans of Those Gundam Guys and their professional-looking Gunpla for years. They won so many model competitions people started to complain, so they started their own! I especially like that they have a beginner category for newbies who might otherwise be intimidated. You can read all about how 2016’s competition went before signing up.
Here on the other side of the country, I’ve been building my Master Grade Sinanju (over Twitch, mostly), and just bought some teal and pink Tamiya spray paint for my most ambitious custom Gunpla build yet! More on that later. For now, check out the latest stuff there is to buy:
New Releases for September 2017
High-Resolution Model Wing Gundam Zero EW (1/100) (pictured at top)
Impressive: there’s no other word for this intricate suit from Bandai’s High Resolution Model (HiRM) line. It has various finishes for different pieces, from pearl to metallic, and its detailed features don’t prevent it from transforming into a winged “Neo-Bird” mode.
MG MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam Ver.Ka (pictured above)
ZZ Gundam gets the Version Ka treatment, and the result is a model so bulky it almost reminds me of Gundam 00’s Virtue! Definitely a very different look than previous ZZ Gundam kits. Read all about the Version Ka line of Gunpla models here.
Gunpla girls are here to stay! This is the latest kit that combines Gundam Build Fighters Try protagonist Fumina with a Gunpla she might build herself. Can also be reassembled into a deluxe version of Fumina’s super-deformed Winning Gundam.
HGBF Gundam Lightning Black Warrior (pictured above)
I hate when Gunpla kits use yellow parts instead of gold—and this kit does NOT have that problem. Black Warrior is enhanced by metallic gold detailing, and it looks great.
The perk of a classic model like a Zaku II getting a brand new kit? The newer the kit, the easier it is to build and the better it looks when it’s finished. I’m hoping that applies to this new Zaku, too!
Pre-orders for October 2017
Let me know if you have any thoughts/corrections/deals in the comments. See you next month!