Saturday, November 21, 2009

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios Build and English Translation of Color Guide

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios

Will start building Allelujah Haptism's - Gundam Kyrios. The Kyrios I'm working on is the 1/100 non-grade made by Bandai. Here's a shot of the box opened.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios by Bandai from Gundam 00 Season 1

The GN-003 Kyrios was seen in the first season of Gundam 00. Of the 4 other Gundam's used by the armed organization - Celestial Being, Kyrios is the air attack specialist. Its the only Gundam in their arsenal that can transform from Gundam mode to plane mode.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios by Bandai from Gundam 00 Season 1
Above is a picture of the contents of the box strewn out. Below is the translated color guide of the Gundam Kyrios originally taken from Hobby Search Japan.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios translated color guide

Gundam 00 Allelujah Haptism

A little off tangent, I can't help but postulate my theory on how Allelujah Haptism's name came to be. With the series creators that is. Obviously the "Haptism" part was derived from the English word "Baptism"... how "Ha" took the place of "Ba" in the word boils down to its Katakana character. In the Katakana Alphabet, the characters for "Ba" and "Ha" are siblings because they use the same character. With the exception that "Ba" has a " quote on its end.

Gundam Kyrios

In the English dubbed Gundam 00 that I watched I initially didn't like the character of Allelujah, I found him to be too proud. It was only when I watched the series in the original Japanese dub did I truly like the character. That's because in the Japanese dub, Allelujah is soft spoken, caring about his comrades and not wanting to use violence unless necessary. That's also one reason why he went out of his way to save some people falling from a space station at the expense of his mission.

Gundam Kyrios

I started the work yesterday by washing the plates in a bath of detergent water, rinsing, then leaving out to air dry in a clean place that is free of dust.

Gundam Kyrios

Today, when I woke up in the morning I started immediately cutting the parts off the plates, clipping and filing off the excess gates then applying some plastic primer. By the time I started spraying on the orange color I noticed air bubbles were starting to form on the spray painted part. On the second batch of parts that I had sprayed primer on, the same thing was happening. Not to mention that the paint was taking longer to dry.

I then realized that the weather wasn't good for painting anymore. It was raining strong outside and the room had gotten more moist. Good thing I was able to notice the problem early on before I had gotten to painting the other parts.

1/100 GN-003 Gundam Kyrios by Bandai from Gundam 00 Season 1

I dropped painting altogether for today and decided to strip the paint off the affected parts with the use of a file. Those coated with orange already I filed off. Those with primer, I just filed off the parts with air bubbles on them. Above is a picture of the file I use. Then there is the steel brush that I use to clean the file with. During filing a lot of residue gets left on the teeth of the file dulling it, so you need something to remove it so that your effort won't go to waste.

Will continue with the build once the weather starts getting better.

Part II continued here.