Last month, I got the chance to be a part of this year’s CDO Toy Show, which, as the name suggests, is an event for toy collectors to display or promote their stuff. I thought that I’d use this chance to sort of properly introduce my secondary hobby—building and painting plastic model kits, particularly the playable figures produced under Bandai’s Gunpla (Gundam Plastic Model) line.
Since the majority of my models comes from Bandai’s Iron-Blooded Orphans line of Gunpla, I volunteered to display some of the ones I owned. As far as I know, these are some of the most affordable models that Bandai has produced in recent years, and since I’m quite a fan of the anime, I just wanted to get a lot of them…
Almost all of the models I displayed are fully painted. These things always come in their base colors, which I find is a good thing since it gives you a good excuse for custom paint work and keeps their prices relatively low.
This one’s my first custom—the Uzume Rodi!
Also comes with the Umio Chopper.
This Neo Zeong isn't mine, but I thought I'd throw it in just because of how impressive it is. The darn thing's exactly to scale with the other 1:144 models of mine down there. It is just massive.Here's a couple more models I put up:
You can view an article covering the event here.
The Gundam Astaroth is an impressive mech with bold red colors and a large sledgehammer. It's also a sword!