Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1/100 GN-006 Gundam Cherudim English Color Guide

Bandai 1/100 GN-006 Gundam Cherudim of Lockon Stratos from Gundam 00 English Translation of Color Guide

Update: Translated manual for the 1/100 Cherudim can be found here.

Last of the Color Guides from the Gundam's of Gundam 00 to be translated is that of the GN-006 Gundam Cherudim. The Cherudim succeeded the GN-002 Gundam Dynames that was flown by Lockon Stratos. Like the Dynames, this is the long range specialist of Celestial Being.

There's a ton of difference between the Cherudim and the Dynames aside from their pilots. First in the weapons department, the long range sniper rifle can be folded down to a shorter version. Then in place of the gigantic wing like shield of the Dynames is a set of shield bits that float around the Cherudim to protect it from enemy fire. Oh, and the GN reactor is located at the butt region of the Cherudim. Speaking of the GN reactor, when Lockon Stratos engages the Trans Am mode of the Cherudim, this in effect also increases the range of the sniping ability of the said mobile suit.


Color Guide was translated from the manual posted at hobby search:

Here's the color guide for the 1/100 Gundam Cherudim
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While here is the color guide for the 1/100 Gundam Cherudim Designer's Color Version (click to enlarge)
Bandai 1/100 GN-006 Gundam Cherudim of Lockon Stratos from Gundam 00 English Translation of Color Guide



The Gundam Cherudim designer's color version is selling for 2100 yen at HWJapan, while the regular version is selling for 1819 yen. Over at Amiami the Designer's color version is selling for 2180 yen, while the regular version is selling for 1907 yen. Hobby Link Japan is selling the Designer's color version for 3000 yen, while the regular version is going for 2600 yen. At Hobby Search the Designer's color version is selling for 2850 yen and the regular version for 2470 yen. Over at Amazon, 3rd party sellers are selling the regular version for $30.27 while the designer's color version is selling for $37.13.

More photos of the Cherudim can be seen at the following page, pictures were taken from its product page at Amiami.

Bandai 1/100 GN-006 Gundam Cherudim of Lockon Stratos from Gundam 00 English Translation of Color Guide

Bandai 1/100 GN-006 Gundam Cherudim of Lockon Stratos from Gundam 00 English Translation of Color Guide

Bandai 1/100 GN-006 Gundam Cherudim of Lockon Stratos from Gundam 00 English Translation of Color Guide

Bandai 1/100 GN-006 Gundam Cherudim of Lockon Stratos from Gundam 00 English Translation of Color Guide

Bandai 1/100 GN-006 Gundam Cherudim of Lockon Stratos from Gundam 00 English Translation of Color Guide