Is it just a great Gundam 3D illustration or is it a wonderfully painted GunPla? This is the question often asked by people when they see champion GunPla modeller mumumuno53‘s highly detailed work. You be the judge.


At first glance, one will really think that this RX-78-2 Gundam from the original 1979 anime series is just a 3D rendition, however, I won’t blame anyone if they think so, because I myself was also fooled. This is actually just custom-painted GunPla, and mumumuno53 has done an excellent job in painting, which is so excellent that he has fooled many into thinking it is just a 3D animation.

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He really paid a whole lot of attention to details as he blended light with shadow and gave his GunPla a particular shine to complete the illusion. He even painted the joints and made them look like the ones from an anime. Now that’s attention to detail.

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He also painted the effects, weapons, and props in a similar manner, which makes his illusion more complete. Also painted in an animation style is the RX-78-2’s core fighter.

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Here are more images from this great piece of GunPla art which finishes off with the RX-78-2 Gundam’s epic “Final Shot” pose as seen in the 1979 anime’s final episode.

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Here’s a little WIP shot of how he built his GunPla.


So who here was fooled? I surely was!

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