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侍ノ弐 Sengoku Astray Gundam

 

sengokuastray

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: 侍ノ弐
Code name: Sengoku Astray Gundam
Unit type: custom mobile suit model kit

Inspiration: MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame (Gundam SEED ASTRAY)
Builder: Nils Nielsen
Dimensions: overall height 17.9 meters
Weight: max gross 58.2 metric tons
Armor materials: plastic
Equipment and design features: Sengoku Yoroi shoulder armor, can function as arms
Fixed armaments: "Kotetsu" samurai sword, stored in Sengoku Yoroi on shoulder, hand-carried in use; "Kiku-ichimonji" samurai sword shoulder, stored in Sengoku Yoroi, hand-carried in use; "Oni" shield, mounted on back
Optional hand armaments: none

Special attacks: Particle Fa Jin

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The 侍ノ弐 Sengoku Astray Gundam was a custom Gunpla built by Nils Nielsen. It was based on the MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame from the 2002-03 manga series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY. Known as the “early genius” for having earned multiple doctorates at a young age, Nils represented America in the 7th Gunpla Battle World Championship as part of his quest to learn the secrets of the Plavsky particle. Nils customized the Red Frame with his Japanese aesthetic, which extended to the naming of its armaments. The suit’s pair of samurai swords were covered in a special coating that allowed them to cut through beams. The Sengoku Astray could also perform a special attack called the Particle Fa Jin that used Plavsky particles to destroy an opponent’s Gunpla from within. For the race portion of the tournament, Nils utilized a replica of the mobile horse Fuunsaiki from the anime Mobile Fighter G Gundam. Nils ultimately lost a battle against Sei Iori and Reiji’s GAT-X105B/ST Star Build Strike Gundam, and he later joined in the effort to contain the Arista crystal in the PPSE stadium. Nils later built another Japanese-inspired Gunpla, the 忍ノ参 Ninpulse Gundam.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Nils Nielsen
Appearances: Gundam Build Fighters

Original mechanical designer: Junichi Akutsu

 

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