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GP-02: Physalis ver KA WIP

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Series: Gundam 0083 - Stardust Memory

I've been really busy as of late and haven't had time to do much of anything. I figured on some interesting ideas and as I knew I wouldn't be home, I just left my machine running all night. I came back today but I have to head out again for Relay Race training so I'll be gone. Here's what the comp spit out.

GP-02: Physalis
The kind of "brother" unit to the GP01 designed and manufactured at roughly the same time and delivered on the same day as the GP01. This machine is one of the few Gundam's ever to feature a tactical nuclear weapon as it's primary source of attack. The warhead is stored in the backpack and delivered via the gigantic cannon hinged on it's right shoulder. The cannon is so large that it has to be stored in 2, one part on the shoulder, and the second (containing the trigger and barrel) in the gigantic shield. This machine is somewhat larger than the GP01 by the grace of it's armor and shield which allows it to withstand the force of a nuclear explosion -- specifically it's own -- as it was assumed that the machine could not escape the blast zone quickly enough. The nuke that is loaded into the GP02 is called a "Mark-82" though I don't recall the specific payload of the warhead if it was ever mentioned. It is, however extremely quick and agile thanks to the abundant vernier attached to it's booster binders. Regardless, it was large enough to destroy a gigantic chunk of the Federation fleet when it was stolen by Zeon remnants and used against the Federation.

I used a bunch of references for this, but I tried to stick with the GP02 designed by Katoki Hajime in his GFF series of figures. Unfortunately, the figure stands a bit squat so I had to level that out in the mesh. Some details are lifted from the larger (MG) plastic model version as well. The cannon pictured is NOT the Nuclear Cannon but a Beam Bazooka -- an alternate creation by Katoki. Presumably the cannon can be used more than once in the video games. I'm not actually sure about games anymore.

There are a few things that were supposed to be in here, but seem not to have made the final cut for some reason. The GP01 is supposed to be in the background as are some canyon like peaks. Must have screwed up in the fog somewhere. The mesh is a bit too sharp in some places meaning I forgot to turn smoothing on and there's a lot of noise in the darker areas. Probably forgot to filter that.

I'll have to get to it when I return so for now I labeled it a WIP

Software: Lightwave3D (modelling, rendering), Hexagon (UV's), Flash (logos), Photoshop (post stuffs).

Gundam is (c) Bandai /Sotsu Agency/ Sunrise
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KenNaritaHobbyist Interface Designer
one word about this gundam: badass. not just badass gundam, it a nuclear tactical mobile suit equip with a FRICKIN NUCLEAR WARHEAD BAZOOKE AND A BEAM BAZOOKE TOO THAT IS PILOT BY A ZEON ACE PILOT (who stole the mobile suit from e.f.f)! COME ON! THAT BADASS OR WHAT?! and beside zeon has way more badass mobile suits than the feddies that has duller mobile suit like the g.m or the guntank. see I pre furred zeon because they more badass. and they do right.
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KenNaritaHobbyist Interface Designer
I mean bazooka but that doesn't matter.
rizegreymon33's avatar
For the rebirth of ideals of Zeon... for the success of Operation Stardust...

TheLastGunstar's avatar
TheLastGunstarHobbyist General Artist
Amazing work on my favorite suit! Excellent
"I claim this mobile suit and its nuclear warhead for the resurrection of Zeon!" -Anavel Gato
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kamuiatmyrealmHobbyist General Artist
you are awesome! nice GP02!
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pugwash1Student General Artist
the GP02 is piloted by Gato who in dynasty worries gundam 3 has a good line

gato " did you say armuo? i can't believe my luck white devil of the earth federation pre per to die"
magoichi75's avatar
D: Would it be asking to much if this could be made into a wallpaper....just very awsome rendition of the GP02 unit from stardust just stunning really
auto27's avatar
perfect grade, nuclear is freaking foul!!
adriskillphotography's avatar
Amazing Gundam. Nuke capabilities and built to withstand it's own firepower!
mobilesuitsoldier's avatar
The largest UC gundam and it still kicks ass. nice job. :+favlove: x90
X-Ray0128's avatar
Yeah, I do believe the Beam Bazooka showed up in the "Encounters in Space" game
reyasemsz's avatar
one of my favorite old-style... coz he looks so HUGE... man,i love it... great work u have there...
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HannaPhilipHobbyist Digital Artist
i have this gundam model gp 02=)
nerv072's avatar
love it, love it, love it
RAUSVII's avatar
I forgot how much I loved Physalis...
RAUSVII's avatar
I forgot how much I loved Physalis...
Grifdaddy's avatar
I liked the pose you have unit 2 in. Usually it's seen just standing there.

Always a fan of your work.

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sandrumHobbyist Digital Artist
I still haven't gotten any decent image out of it. Indeed, I understand the *just standing there* since by itself it's hard to do anything. Still, thanks for that comment :ahoy:
I'll see if I can't make it do something more.
ZGMF-X20-Freedom's avatar
That's really impressive, is there like some sort of assistant tool that you use in order to get it to look so sharp looking?
zin12345's avatar
wow huge gun and shield
ratans02's avatar
it's really amazing that you did your modelling and rendering using lightwave, i worked in a project using it, i modeled a smash brawl stage, you can find it at my gallery, now i want to model a battle, Talgeese III vs Wing Zero Custom, using Softimage XSI and i want to ask you about tips and how can i start, at gundam modelling, please help me
heavy-metal-manga's avatar
I've got the action figure for this, it's a mean machine! :horns: =D :+fav:
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