Beware, there are a LOT of pictures! XD
So what started all this? Why, it's Mirai Suenaga of course, the mascot to DannyChoo.com. I knew I wanted to make another Gundam kitbash after the Saber Gundam, but I couldn't figure out what. Then I thought a Mirai Gundam would be feasible with the use of Nadleeh! Oh and if you saw my first post about this Gundam project, I've added a red herring... which is the GN Archer. I didn't use any parts of it on Mirai Gundam :P I have another plan for that one.
Now a word of warning: I am not that good of a modeller... I only have something in mind but I cannot execute it well. So please don't mind the crappy paint job and overall of it, lol. I may take some advice and wouldn't mind having a suggestion for which paint I can use instead of markers for future references if I have time to fix it.
Here's a quick tour of the Mirai Gundam... In the front you'll notice the "d" on the chest. That was a printed out decal from my computer and stuck on with glue. It's not well done and some of the paint stuck on the front of it before. I had to fix it real quick with white paint. Hopefully it's not too bad. Forgot to mention... instead of the ribbon on the chest, I opted to colour in the core in the blue ribbon colour.
The neck piece that is used for the Kyrios torso tilts forwards and backwards, so it has a bit of an effect on the hair at the front.
Angled side view shows the "d" logo on the side of the arm that's supposed to be a part of the uniform for Mirai. And I gotta say... this is the first time I've seen a Gundam with "socks"! I laughed and laughed at this fact. It just looks so strange XD
Here's the back side... the hair had to be repainted just before I took these photos. Some of the paint peeled off because the hair is actually a flexible piece instead of other materials. In the future I may have to repaint it again.
Another side view shows the hair tie on the side of Mirai's head. It was hard to paint it because I was all shaky and couldn't paint in a straight line. I can see visibly how the paint is rubbing off here... I'll fix that soon.
Here's the Mirai printout I used for colour reference. You can see that I was trying to compare my Gundam markers to the original art.
Mirai Gundam with GN Rifle! What do you like best? Mirai with a gun...
Or with a beam saber?
Or perhaps with dual beam sabers?
I'm trying to do all the poses that Mirai does, but unfortunately Danny's mascot page is offline at the moment... Either that or I can't find it at the moment. If I remember other poses that I haven't done, I'll post it here or make another post.
Mirai Gundam with hanky? Do Gundams cry GN particles?
This is the Mirai Figma pose that was shown at Tokyo Figure Show... though the arms are a bit too long here ^^;
The pantsu exposing pose... And YES, I painted the bottom part white for this reason! :P Cannot unsee?
Here's a pose where Mirai is supposed to be in a maid uniform... but I don't have one, so go with this one ok?
I visited Chun on Thursday to show her this Mirai Gundam. She suggested I do outdoor photos. It was a nice day outside, but it was kinda windy. As for the people watching me, I didn't even notice. I was focused on the Gundam not falling from the wind and trying to get the right focus for the camera.
So here she is outside... Had to prop her up on the box I was carrying her in because there weren't any stable surface outside.
Mirai... it's not nice to read over someone's shoulder... or their wrist for that matter. A bronze statue that sat on the bench at the mall I went to.
The mall had an indoor garden with perhaps fake plants... I thought it was a nice setting for this. Just as I finished taking these pictures, my brother called and I tried to quickly grab the Gundam as I was talking... Unfortunately I dropped her on the pot of dirt right beside this bridge... Thankfully it wasn't so dirty. I also noticed a security guard passing by, but she didn't say anything to me.
There's a waterfall in the background.
This is what it'll look lilke IF Danny uses Mirai Gundam as part of the DannyChoo.com banner XD
Here's that kneeling picture again. This time she's holding a smaller version of her Gundam ^^
I really liked this dual wield beam saber pose! So much so that maybe we can use it for a Figure.fm header?
And finally, I had to do a parody of that Hidamari Sketch scene... Gundams are a bit hard to handle unfortunately ^^;
I think I'll have more things I'll do with Mirai Gundam in the future, she is after all, Gundam of the future!