Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More PG Astray pics and news

I was away filming a documentary for a couple of days and when I got back my Hobby Japan was waiting for me in the mail. Instead of wasting time scanning it myself I'm just going to use other images already on the net. Same thing. Someone just beat me too it. Image courtesy of SRW hotnews.

I was reading this in bed last night. I'm pretty excited about this one. I'm going to be there on the day it's released! I've been waiting for a new PG for so long. Just wasn't really feeling the other ones so much... but I have been having some crazy ideas for PG Wing Zero Custom recently...
Maybe someday!
For now this Astray is at the top of the list. It's kind of wierd... I was thinking of displaying it but my 1/100 Astray is right there too! I almost never get two model kits that are the same type just on principle. I want a different experience each time I build a model. That's part of the reason why I didn't buy the Musha Gundam. Same frame as the OYW version. Granted it is considerably different but still... One exception to this rule has been the Infinite Justice. I have 3 of those. But in my defence, it is probably one of my favourite mobile suits ever. And I have 5 VF-1 type Valkyries...
My mind is running over ideas for what to do with the Astray once I get it... I'm definitely doing a re-colour... but I think I'm only going to re-colour the frame and just leave the white armour as is. Just thinking... Still about a month before it's released but it's really going to be the center piece of my collection. I'm sure of it. I thought the Sinanju would be but I'm just this one is going to overshadow it. Literally.
I have a long history with the Red Astay. It's a very important suit to me for many reasons (and not just the one's mentioned in this blog). I'll spare you the details but it's always going to be a suit that's close to my heart. I'm glad that it is becoming a PG. Not many suits get that honour. I am glad the the Red Astay is one of them now.
It is worthy.