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New kits to look out for: Barbatos and Freedom

There are two upcoming kits I’m really excited about, the Hi-Resolution Barbatos and Master Grade Freedom 2.0.

Hi-Res Barbatos¬†will be out next month (March 2016). It’s quite pricey so it won’t be easy to get an approval from my lady boss. But with the price comes a really awesome and stunning version of Barbatos:
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I’m not planning on doing any customization on this, I’ll have to wait and see how good it look before deciding if I need to change the colours.
The second kit that got my attention is the version 2.0 of MG Freedom. The previous version is my very first Master Grade kit, so this holds a special place in my heart. And at 4,500 yen, it’s far more affordable than Hi-Res Barbatos.
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Now these two will be a great addition to my backlog. I’m still working on the 1/35 Red Frame bust and thinking of finishing either the RG Z’Gok or RG Zephyrantes.
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Watching Gundam Series in YouTube

I started watching the new Gundam series “Iron-Blooded Orphans”, and it’s way better than I expected (I’ve only seen up to episode 4). The previous series, “Gundam Reconguista in G” got me bored in the first few episodes that I stopped watching it.

Iron-blooded Orphans is a bit dark where you have your main character killing almost every opponent he faced.The premise is that you have this group of young men, hired as a private army or escort by a political figure. But it’s not just the story that captured my imagination, it’s more on the design of the new gundam, Barbatos. I like how the internals are visible even with the armour on. Even the HG kits boast an internal frame. And I’m excited how will the MG for this kit will look like.

 

You can watch the series on YouTube on GundamInfo’s channel. New episode is uploaded every Sunday.

 

Aside from Iron-Blooded Orphans, they also recently uploaded Mobile Suit Gundam Origin 1: Blue-Eyed Casval. Blue-Eyed Casval is about Char’s origin and the beginning of the Zabi family’s rise to power.

 

And if you haven’t seen or read the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, I highly recommend reading the graphic novel series. If you are living within Auckland, then you’re in luck as they are available to borrow on Auckland Libraries. The artwork is very inspiring and the pace of the story is simply enjoyable to follow.