It's another busy morning here, we're at Disneyland (of course we are) and if we want to take advantage of extra magic hour, we need to boogie. But I did want to take a moment to share this awesome Gundam bust by builder EugeneTTs.
Builder M<0><0>DSWIM is back with another stunning Star Wars/Gundam mashup. This time it's a Star Wars Republic BARC speeder and the Gundam Barbados. The BARC were a pretty formidable force in the Clone Wars, but the Republic Biker Advanced Recon Commandos would have kicked some serious butt had they been piloting these bad boys.
Can you imagine yourself on a futuristic battlefield, adrenaline pumping after a small exchange with an enemy mech and exhausted from a long war, just to see this thing bearing down on you? Obviously with insanely superior firepower and size advantage, camouflage is completely optional. In fact this one by Moko says "Hey guys! Check me out! I'm coming to destroy you now!"
One thing I've learned over the years of blogging cool Gundam models is I don't know much about Gundam. For instance, I had no idea this guy existed. But thanks to the mad building skills of Moko, I've been enlightened. This is an amphibious unit, with rocket launchers for fingers and particle cannons in his chest.
I really like the chibi proportions of this latest Gundam mech by Moko. It reminds me of a small child in a very elaborate costume, the sort of costume a truly dedicated nerd dad would come up with. And as if the squat stature of this guy wasn't cool enough, it also transforms! Check out Moko's website (in Japanese) for more pics and details.
Mashups are all the rage, you can't go anywhere without seeing a Star Wars this or a Doctor Who that. But just taking two or more beloved franchises or themes and mashing them together isn't enough, there's got to be a clever hook, some humor or in the case of this Steampunk Gundam by M<0><0>DSWIM, totally badassery. I want to see this thing storming the battlefield, I want to hear the chuff and joints squeal, I want to smell the coal burning. This thing is awesome.