L. M. Lloyd (ubik@austin.rr.com)
Wed, 30 Aug 2000 05:19:25 -0500


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I built my Gampf quite a long time ago (in fact when it was first
released), and I do not have the instructions around any more, but I
always thought that ZZ head was just an add-in, for people who wanted
to make a 1:144 Kobayashi version ZZ. None of the Bound Doc/Gampf
illustrations show that head on the suit anywhere.

This line of kits was comprised of both Kondo's and Kobayashi's work,
so the Goblin in the instruction manual probably is Kondo's Goblin.
Kotobukiya made Goblin kits in both 1:220 and 1:100. As far as
Kobayashi Mobile Suit designs go, the suits he designed that appeared
in Gundam are the Bound Doc, the O (there was a kit of both
Kobayashi's original version, and the animation version) and the
Marasai, all of which had kits from Kotobukiya. Other side story
Gundam designs that were also made into Kotobukiya kits include the
Super ZZ, and the Neo-Geo. They also put out a group kit of Shaian,
Elmedine and Icool from Dragon's Heaven.

The Kondo side of that set of kits includes the Goblin, Jaguar II,
Buran, Breda, Gelub, Faust Gustav, Schreck Gustav, Sturm Jager,
G-Commander, G-3, Gera Doga, and Ground type Sazabi.

There might be a couple I am missing, but I think that is about it.
If anyone remembers any I haven't named, please let me know, as I
have almost the entire collection now, and would be interested in any
I have forgotten about.

BTW, is this a recast? If not, mind if I ask where you came across
this little gem?

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From: Sir Loin of Beef <mdknight@pacific.net.sg>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 6:56 PM
Subject: [gundam] Makoto Kobayashi designs

> I just got a kit of the Bound Doc III "Gampf" designed by
> Kobayashi.
>
> This design is really bizarre, and at the bottom of the skirt
> there's a ZZ Gundam's head which appears to provide the thruster
> propulsion.
>
> Does anyone know why it was designed this way?
>
> In addition, the instructions show some other designs- A ZZ Gundam,
> Neo-Geo, and something that looks like Kondoh's Goblin. What other
> stuff has Kobayashi designed?

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