Probably the most common Gundam Wing related modeling questions ever were based on B-club's kits. Why did they (Bandai) never make a kit for the 1/100 Sandrock and Heavyarms? To simply put it, they did. However the kits are made by Bandai's resin productions team, B-Club. This particular kit was sculpted by Noriyuki Kawasaki in 1996. One year prior to Gundam Wing's Japanese debut. While we may never know the true reason why Sandrock and Heavyarms never got the injection 1/100 HG, common belief is it was simply due to to poor reception in sales of the 1/144 versions of the designs.
Today, I will give you guys a peek into the almost extinct kit. Originally sold for a meer 15,800jpy (about $200usd today due to the exchange rate) this kit will sell for near double on yahoo japan auctions if your lucky enough to find it. (You usually will find the space version (Kai) that appeared in season 2 of WING for a bit cheaper. Which is odd as it includes more parts. Must be the fanbase of the original design.)
A look at the package, (apologies about flash in some of the pictures)
Included is a single photo for reference and the japanese text and illustrated instructions.
All the parts
The Heat Shotels (notably smaller than it's Endless Waltz representation)
To the naysayers of this B-club being pirated...
Beautifully sculpted hands (considering the fat original design) that would make Tetsujin and Amy-chan blush.
Edited by Kiske, 16 July 2011 - 05:38 PM.