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Monday, November 7, 2011

Rev #2 - SD Gundam

Origins:
SD (Super Deformed) Gundam originated from a contributed illustration of a junior high school student from Nagoya by the name of Koji Yokoi to the "Model News" magazine that Bandai was issuing in the 1980s. The illustration is of a Gundam but with an unusual proportion where the overall height of the Gundam is equal to twice that of its head. This illustration interested the chief editor and so leading to Koji Yokoi serializing SD Gundam in 4 frame comics in "Model News". The super deformed design was suitable for capsule toys and so SD Gundam started merchandising with the Gashapon series "SD Gundam World" in 1985. Although at first SD Gundam started out as a parody of the Gundam series by the 1990s SD Gundam spawned many spin-off series, SD Sengokuden (Musha Gundam) which has a Sengoku setting, SD Gundam Gaiden (Knight Gundam) which has a fantasy medieval setting and SD Command Chronicles which has a modern military style to name a few.

Model Kits: 
While regular Gundam model lines strive for realism by introducing High Grade, Master Grade, and Perfect Grade models, SD Gundam models are designed for (and sometimes by) the customization crowd. Many SD Gundam models are designed such that variations of the stock models, as seen by SD Gundam comics, can be made by using parts from other SD Gundam kits. Modifying SD models is very popular in Japan, more so than the full-sized counterparts. In addition to made-up robots contributed to SD Gundam comics, Bandai also held monthly contests for custom Gundam (usually Musha-based) models.
(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SD_Gundam).

Not based on any particular scale, the super-deformed style features comically-proportioned models, the most noticeable features of which are their very large heads. Super Deformed Gundam kits are often very easy to construct but offer very limited articulation and require paint and detailing to truly "finish" the kit. The most famous line is the BB Senshi (or "SD GUNDAM BB Warriors" in English). There are also separate product lines: for instance, Superior Defender Gundam Force and Ganso SD Gundam (discontinued in the 1990s). Most kits of this line are from the Musha Gundam series and the Knight Gundam series.
(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gundam_model).

Sesuai dengan pengertian Super Deformed tersebut dan juga sedikit sejarahnya, SD Gundam cukup menarik menurut saya. Bentuk sederhana model ini terkadang sudah dilengkapi dengan decals (biasanya dry decals kadang ada juga yang water decals) dan juga sticker dalam boxartnya.


SD/BB UNICORN DESTROY MODE - FRONT RIGHT VIEW
SD/BB UNICORN DESTROY MODE - FRONT LEFT VIEW

Untuk generasi SD yang agak lama (seperti SEED +DESTINY) umumnya yang ada hanya sticker saja.

SD/BB STRIKE FREEDOM - FRONT RIGHT VIEW
SD/BB STRIKE FREEDOM - FRONT LEFT VIEW


Selain Bandai, MC Models juga mengeluarkan bentuk SD. Salah satunya adalah Nightingale:

SD/BB NIGHTINGALE (LED ON) - FRONT RIGHT VIEW
SD/BB NIGHTINGALE (LED ON) - FRONT LEFT VIEW

Bagi para penggemar Gundam (Gunpla) model kit jenis ini juga layak untuk dikoleksi. Bentuk yang unik dan harga yang terjangkau bisa menjadi pilihan.

Beberapa koleksi SD Gundams saya dapat dilihat di:
SD/BB Scale Model: https://www.facebook.com/yose.triarto#!/media/set/?set=a.2408142652319.2143885.1513794646&type=3.

5 comments:

  1. Saya sendiri juga menyukai bentuk2 SD Gundam karena satu alasan dan satu2nya alasan : LUCU

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  2. lucunya lucunya koleksi gundammu yose..yang modelnya agak girly ada gak...

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  3. Makasih sari. HG Nobel Gundam kali y yg agk girly :).

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  4. ooo...HG Nobel gundam pasti lucu,,,tp yang mana yah yose.. maklum aku gak pernah tau yang begituan.... hehehe

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