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"Those unforgettable days, for them... I live" - Omoikane Youkso mina-san, genki desu ka! I could find the Hiragana but I am far to lazy... this is a place holder for my build which will be the 1:1500 scale Nergal ND-001Y "Nadesico" from the anime "Kido Senkan Nadeshiko". This has been one of my all time favourite shows since I don't know when - probably when I first importated the dvd from Amazon.com way back in 2001. It is one of the few animes where the dub is actually a lot better than the sub (only other one I can think off the top of my head is El-Hazard) I have to be honest that I am a pure sub kinda viewer. Anyhow... seeing as about 95% of my stash is eligible for this GB, I had a tough time picking something a bit different. Seeing as I have never seen this kit built, I thought why the hell not? If I get it done quickly (haha yeah right!), I might join in with a Valkyrie/Gundam, Starblazers or even -86- Eighty Six... hhmm... A little bit about the show - it's one of the few shows that doesn't take itself seriously and does poke fun at it self. It has a few references to the classic mecha shows like Gundam, Macross, Getter Robo and Harlock. Spike Spencer (the voice of Akito in Nadesico and Shinji in Evangelion can scream with the best of them!). The show starts off being very light hearted but does take a more serious turn when it is revealed who is attacking Earth and why. Think I will leave it here as I could talk about the show for ages. The only other thing I am going to say is Ruri-ruri! The kit - I pre-ordered this kit from HLJ around 2017-ish and I have had it sitting in my stash ever since. As I have said earlier, I haven't seen any builds of this kit anywhere then again I haven't spent ages looking neither. So it is a 1:1500 scale kit of the Space Battleship Nadesico, which I may sometimes call "Omoikane" as that is what the ships AI is called. It is from a company called "Aquamarine" whom I think are Chinese? Onto the pictures... This is the Nadesico with the "Y-unit" attached to the fron that was meant to be for the Nadesico's sister ship the ND-004 Shakuyaku which was destroyed after an attack on the Moon base, I did always love the artwork of this and have only just noticed the Aestevalis' flying around her after all these years. I am unsure of the side of her at this time, but the below picture should give you an idea of the box size. Sorry, I didn't have any bananas on me, so I had to use a paint pot and the universal reference of size. You can build the kit as either the original Nadesico or with the Y-unit attached. This is the normal/original version. With the Y-unit attached. I think I might be able to build up the kit so they are interchangeable between the normal version and Y-unit version. Some artwork from the back of the manual - I'm a sucker for these kind of artwork pictures. Yay stickers!... *sigh*. I did have a look around but I couldn't find any decals. I might try and print my own as I hate stickers. You can also see that the kit hasn't been started yet, let alone un packaged. There is going to be a metric tonne of plastic here. The references. I do have a few references for this build, ignoring the TV show DVD's and the movie DVD. I also have a few books. This is actually an artwork book with the characters in, but there will be loads of the actual Nadesico as well. I remember importing this from Amazon.co.jp about the same time I got the dvds (I did see them as a fansub somewhere before hand). For those not in the know, fansubs are a gray area legally. A TV show would get shown in Japan and a team of fans (I used to be an editor for one of those groups) would translate it and release it under their group name for free to download. Under the unoffical rule/gentlemans agreement that if the show was ever picked up in the West that all distribution would cease. You used to find that alot of the fake DVD's out on the market where just a collection of the fansubs. There was a famous issue in the anime circles regarding Gundam Seed and an anime group but thats another story for another time. Now a days, I think fansubbing has died out with services like Crunchyroll and Animax (I'm going to ignore Netflix for what they have done to Anime...). Artwork book from the film "The Prince of Darkness". A general artwork book from the creator of Martian Successor Nadesico, Keiji Gotoh. I have only looked at this book once or twice before, hence it still being in the protective cover. I think there is some artwork in there of the actual Nadesico... possibly. All of the art work pictures have been of one of the beloved characters from Nadesico, Ruri Hoshino. She really does make the show and has some heartbreaking storie lines on her own. I need to get my T-80 and F-18's finished before I start this. Hopefully that will not be long. Oo... I just remembered I have the ああっ女神さまっ Shinden, I might add that as well as ああっ女神さまっ is my favourite show and I am a massive Belldandy fanboy. Any questions, please ask away - and yes I do think of myself as an Otaku that is forced to go out. Kind regards, Dazz