Sunday, April 4, 2010

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Manual

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios Construction Manual

Beautiful 1/400 "painted" rendition of Celestial Being's mother-ship, the Ptolemaios. This ship appeared in the Gundam 00 Anime series and was subsequently replaced with the Ptolemaios II in Gundam 00 second season. Between this and the II, I'd prefer the II, Of course "gimmick"-wise, the rotating containers does make the ship look cooler.

I couldn't understand the logic of the rotating assault containers that housed the 4 Gundams (Exia, Dynames, Kyrios and Virtue). When landing the assault container would open up its door allowing for the Gundam to enter in the lying down position. On taking off however it would release the Gundam to the catapult deck located at the nose of the ship. But in emergency situations the container could open up allowing the Gundam to exit from its door. Weird and inefficient really, oh well, just have to leave it to "anime logic" on why it has to be that way. Wherein it doesn't have to make sense, just look good in celluloid *snicker*

Oh, and if in case you were wondering the ship was named after Ptolemy, a famous Greek.

The 1/400 Ptolemaios is selling for 9600 yen at Hobby Link Japan, 8400 yen at HWJapan, 12000 yen at Hobby Search. 3rd party seller at Amazon is selling it for $179.99

The Ptolemaios Construction manual was translated to English from the original Japanese manual posted at Dalong.

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Construction Manual

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Construction Manual

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Construction Manual

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Construction Manual

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Construction Manual

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Construction Manual

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Construction Manual

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Construction Manual

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Construction Manual

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Construction Manual

1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios English Construction Manual