Friday Funsies: My First Ever Gunpla Is A Swedish Robot Sailor Scout

A few months ago, I bought a box of built Gunpla model kits off from a guy letting them go, because hey, it was cheap, and I was irresponsible. I wanted a few anime merch on my shelf besides schoolgirls to offset the ratio a bit from JoJo and schoolgirl stuff.

And while these were cool and all, I feel like I missed out on the whole building aspect that gunpla enthusiasts enjoyed. So I set out and looked for a kit to build. A few model kits interested me. The HG Try Burning Gundam was of possible interest, it looked like a classic Gundam but with flashy fire effects:

But just as I was about to buy him, I saw something in the catalog I had a hard time believing was real.

Now, I had already actually seen this mobile suit before on forums and such, but I always assumed it was a ridiculous fan custom to make the RX-78-2 look like Sailor Moon. What I did not expect at all was for the mobile suit to actually be a real kit officially licensed by Bandai, that you can build for real from scratch, and it’s actually from a real show in the 90s called Mobile Fighter G Gundam. In stark contrast to the OG Gundams’ themes of senseless war and political intrigue, Mobile Fighter G was a shounen tournament arc, where every country settled their differences by having giant robots beat the crap out of each other. Yes, it’s a Gundam SHOUNEN anime.

I got curious, so I watched a few fights on YouTube.

Surprsingly, the Nobel is actually one of the coolest designs in the series, mainly because she is actually competent, as well as the only female fighter in the tournament, which is probably why she has such a strikingly feminine design.

However, she is far from the most ridiculous mobile suit in this series.

If Don Quixote saw that while he was fighting windmills, I think he is completely justified in trying to kill it.

But I’ll talk more about this show another time, in another review, once I have actually sat down and watched it.

God, that’s so dumb.

For now, let’s move on to my build of the HG Nobel Gundam. She was a surprisingly easy build for a beginner like me, and at no part of it all was I confused by the steps.

I’m not gonna post my whole build process here, because much better and professional reviews of that exist out there, and I am basically scrub-tier when it comes to gunpla kits right now.

I wonder if Gucci makes high heels for giant robots……….

And without further ado, here she is!

I finished panel lining her at school, so I didn’t bring stuff like her stand or beam ribbons, which I’ll just post later.

Here she is doing Chun Li’s and Karin’s stances:

Overall, not bad for my first ever build. She’s cute as a button, her colors are vibrant and popping, plus she’s a giant robot schoolgirl from Neo Sweden. What’s not to love?

I guess her size is an issue for some people, the pics don’t show it, but she is one tiny schoolgirl.

Does that technically make her a loli?

Overall, a great gateway figure into plastic crack!

And yes, my shelf has now been added half a Gundam and half moe schoolgirl, pretty much the middle road for me.

[This was actually my first ever fluff post on this blog, but I did NOT tag it nor even share it because I was a dumb child in the blogger world then. Obviously, NOBODY saw this post. I have no idea what to post because I am so busy with backlogs and work, so I hope you guys like a little excerpt from my amateurish first ever for this week’s “Friday Funsies”. ]

– TLM

10 thoughts on “Friday Funsies: My First Ever Gunpla Is A Swedish Robot Sailor Scout

  1. Gunpla builds!! I love those. Build Burning Gundam actually looks pretty bland in my opinion, I even built an HG a few years ago. There are some much better builds out there. Yours looks very nice!!

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  2. I was gonna say that a Sailor Moon Gundam is a really weird idea, but here in the states we have Star Wars figures that transform into their own ships, so…

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  3. That’s what’s up! Nobell is the best! I love G-Gundam so much. Screw the haters.
    Great build. I always wish that I had time to get back into Gunpla. I did it so much as a teen, but I just got into so many other hobbies that something had to give.

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