Someone Wants To Pay $9000 For A Gundam Model

Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model

No, it's not made out of gold. But the winning bidder must be made out of money. According to Itai News, a completed RX-93 ν Gundam model sold for ¥926,001 ($9261) in an online auction. Bidding started at ¥100, which is about one dollar.

The actual model, in its unpainted and disassembled state, currently fetches around ¥4600 ($46) on Amazon Japan.

Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model

The builder, known as zazi-8385, said it took 10 months to complete the model and its custom paint job. When you look at the detail, that's easy to believe. Here, you can see a normal completed kit compared with zazi_8385's mind-blowing detail:

Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model

And here's a side-by-side comparison:

Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model

Zazi_8385 thanked everyone for their interest in the auction and is currently in communication with the winning bidder. AKA, the person who is willing to part with $10,000 for this completed model kit.

Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model
Someone Wants To Pay $US9,000 for a Gundam Model

ヤフオクでガンプラが92万6,001円で落札される [痛いニュース via 2ch]

Photos: Amethyst


Comments

    You could probaby pay a sculpter 10k for your own unique Gundam statue

      Yeahhhh, while i admit its good work, i'm not seeing 9k worth of good work.

      Also strange that you would work on something like that for 10 months and then sell it, no way you are recouping a time investment there, its normally more a labour of love for stuff like this, so generally its to keep

        The creator may just enjoy the process of building it but may not necessarily want to keep it. Perhaps they don't have anywhere to store or display it.

    While I do agree that 9k is overkill, but DAYUM, that is one beautiful piece of work. What I'd give to have mad skills like those. Or $9000.

    i doubt it goes for $46 on amazon japan. those are minimally MG kits arent they?

      That is indeed the 1/100 scale Master Grade Nu-Gundam ver. Ka.

      Its list price is more like 7000 yen, but it's currently going for around 4600 on amazon Japan for some reason.

    It's a... beautifully constructed and painted model, well done!

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