SD Gundam Gashapon Figures
For our SD ERA
games, we like to use SD
Fullcolor figures whenever possible. But
you'll find some other interesting figures in use here too!
For the curious, I listed the game stats for some of the units below
the pictures. For example, (3M) would be a base-3 Melee
unit. On with the show, and happy collecting!
TIPS FOR ASSEMBLY
- Most figures are vinyl based, so you can straighten out bent
them in a cup of hot water.
- A drop of CA glue will keep any small parts from getting
- You can use a fine point sharpie marker to write their stats on
the bottom of the figure.
- If you want to paint a figure, use Acrylic based paint. Oil
based paints like Enamels will stay sticky forever, so don't use them!
One thing you'll never have
trouble collecting is GUNDAMS. From L to R: Ez8 (3M), Ground type
Gundam (3C), Gundam with 2 bazookas (4A), Standard Gundam (4V),
Melee Gundam (4M), and a custom flight pack version in the back (4F).
When the SD Gundam Fullcolor line first started out, the figures
were pretty large! So the GMs (2C) you see on the right are
bigger than most
of the later figures (compare the tiny GM commando on the left).
The Guncannon and Guntank are available in
SD Fullcolor 21, or you can get the really nice 2006 SP set to aquire
them. The two Balls are actually from the ORIGINAL, single
color, eraser style SD figures. I painted them with Testor
Acrylic paint. The Trailer (1T) is actually an SOG trailer,
minus the back half. The Dendrobium (5B) came from the DX2 set,
though it is also available in SD Fullcolor 21.
The Zion have more different
types of units than any other army! Some highlights here include
the Sampson Trailer (1T) with aGouf on it (from SD Fullcolor 28), the
Gallop (2T) from the DX2 set, two Magella Attack tanks (1A) I was able
to purchase seperately, a whole mess of Marine units, A Zakutank (1M)
and Zaku Cannon (2A) in the center that came with the 2006 SP set (but
are also available in the Zaku Special set), and plenty more Doms and
Zakus. The uppermost Zaku is an original Gashapon Eraser I
Even more Zion! I'm
particularly happy with the Big Zam (5B) and the Neue Ziel (5M) (DX2
again). The Bigelow and the Brau Bro are both from the original
Eraser sets, hand painted. Yes, there are two Ziongs, the things
are everywhere, but I made them unique by giving one (5V), and
with the flight pack (5F). The Char Gelgoog (4V) and the Gelgoog
Jager (4F) are different enough to merit their own stats, and the Char
Zaku is probably the only (2V) unit in the game.
doesn't stop at the One Year War, no sir! Zeta and ZZ include
some of my favorite MS designs, and I was pleased to discover how many
of them I could find in SD form. I'm particularly proud of the
Super Gundam (4A), Rick Dias (3C), and Full Armor ZZ (5A).
The Megarider (1T) was purchased seperately and can be extended
to fit an SD on board like this melee Gundam Mk II (4M). The
G-Defenser (2F), Nemo III (2A), and Radish (in the back) are all
Gashapon Erasers I hand painted. The GMIIIs (2C) make great cheap
units for AEUG players, from the Fullcolor 13 set (since it's much
harder to track down a Nemo).
Titans are my favorite army,
so I went out of my way to put this collection together, mainly from
Fullcolor Series 6, 8, and 12 (which also include some of the AEUG
units above). Though slightly larger than most Fullcolor Gashapon
SDs, these are all great looking units. I made the Hizack and the
Marasai both (2C) because you always need more cheap units. The
Gabthley and Gaplant are both (3F), and with the Messala at (4F), the
Titans have plenty of fast units! The O (4M) and the Hammurabi
(2M) provide melee, the Pallas Athene (3A) is a good artillery unit,
and just for variety I made the Asshimar a (3H) since I have a little
mobile armor version to represent it hiding. The Mk. II (4V) and
Byalant (3V) provide some veterans to the mix. The Psycho Gundam
(5B) is from the DX2 set, so it is nicely
oversized. The Gousha on the bottom right (2H) is another
repainted vintage Eraser figure. Though technically not a Titans
unit, it has the right look and feel to go with the rest of the army.
Axis units are some of the
best MS designs, often overlooked since ZZ wasn't very popular. Most of
the units are from Fullcolor 14, but I got two sets of
Fullcolor 13 so I could have two of the Gaza Cs (2C), which meant I
also had two Dreissens (3M) and two Bawoos (4V). The Capule (2H),
Desert Zaku (2H), Hamma Hamma (3V), and R Jaja (3M) are all vintage
eraser figures I painted. Although the Psycho Gundam Mk II (5B)
and the Quin Mantha (5B) aren't oversized, they are still cool looking
units. The Doven Wolf (4A) is a hefty Artillery unit, and the
strange looking Jaml Fin (3F) is a suprisingly
effective little unit. The ship in the background is from Seed,
thought it made a nice transport (3T) for the Axis.
Although they don't have a
wide variety of units, these figures were some of the only ones ever
released in the US, and they came with this really nice Ra Cailum
(3T) ship, perfect for the Convoy Mission
in the game. The Jegans (3C) are hardy and
affordable units, the Re-GZ (3F) is plenty fast, and the Nu-Gundam (4B)
is quite deadly for its size.
The Neo-Zion were also
part of the aforementioned US release, and they also got their own
impressive ship- a Loroula (3T). Like the Londo Bell, they have
sturdy but affordable Geara Dogas (3C), a blue Veteran one (3V), Jagt
Dogas (3B), and of course the Sazabi (4B). I threw the Ash in
there(3H) just 'cause it seemed to fit in with this
army, who had no other hide units to choose from.
Here's a shot of some of our components. The Gems are glass beads
from the craft shop, good for tracking points. The black,
flexible measuring sticks are made by cutting up a plastic report
cover. The Bombs are for the Kick-Bomb scenario, made from wooden
balls painted black, with red plastic "fuses" glued into pre-drilled
holes. The Soccer Balls are from a Foosball table, and some
typical 16mm dice are in back. The mini-figures in the front are
from the DX2 set. I don't know what they're for yet, but I'm sure
they'll show up in some kind of crazy scenario at some point!
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