Monday, February 8, 2010

1/100 SVMS-010 Over Flag English Color Guide

Bandai 1/100 SVMS-010 Over Flag English Translation of Color Guide
Update: Translated Construction Manual for the 1/100 Over Flag can be found here.

One of my most favorite mobile suit designs that if I had the cash, would most probably by more than 1 of these. The SVMS-010 Over Flag was flown by Graham, Daryl and Howard in Season 1 of Gundam 00. They were part of the Anti-Gundam taskforce of the Union. They were using hopped up Flag fighters with better weapons and power plants. Hence the "Over" Flag designation.

The unique thing about the Flag is that it is a fighter that transforms into a mobile suit. The Flag comes with a linear rifle, sonic blade, 20 mm machine gun, missiles and defense rod. The 1/100 non grade kit by Bandai kit comes with 3 figures: 2 ground crew and 1 pilot figure that looks like Graham Aker but referred to as the "pilot" in the manual.

I was reading the manual posted over at Dalong and if I'm understanding it correctly the unit used by Graham Aker is actually the SVMS-01E Union Flag Custom. Its difference is that it has the blue sticker on its linear rifle and compared to the Over Flag its defense rod is on the other hand.

Graham Aker is so enamored with the Flag fighter that he would want to win combat over a Gundam using it. To the point that when the GN-X's were given to the governments of the world in order to defeat the Gundam's of Celestial Being, he asked Billy Katagiri to modify a Flag Fighter to accept a fake GN drive instead of using the GN-X. In season 2 of Gundam 00, when he joined A-Laws and took on the alias of Mr. Bushido, his final two rides made by Billy Katagiri, the Susanowo and Masurao, were patterned after the Flag Fighter.

Selling Price of the SVMS-010 Over Flag is $26.11 at Amazon, 1613 yen at Amiami. 1540 yen at HWJapan, 2200 yen at Hobby Link Japan and 2200 yen at Hobby Search.

Color Guide for the Over Flag was translated to English from the manual posted over at Dalong.

Bandai 1/100 SVMS-010 Over Flag English Translation of Color Guide

Bandai 1/100 SVMS-010 Over Flag English Translation of Color Guide