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QU-KRSW G Kurosawa | by Messymaru
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QU-KRSW G Kurosawa

Medium reFrame

Effective Range: Short

Classification: Melee / Close Combat

Armaments: (1) SW-GKRSWXB00


This mysterious black reFrame has always been a sign of ominous times. Rumored to be a heavily custom unit of a pirate, the G Kurosawa has never been truly reported in any official logs as those who encounter it come back broken, muttering only the words "the black death comes". Most believe it's built around a Marzan Emissary design but vastly improved with various parts from the reFrames it has defeated.


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Build notes:


This is a tribute build to a great custom designer toy maker named Quiccs and his awesome original character, the Ghost of Kurosawa. First time I saw his work, I immediately loved the whole aesthetic, combining the mecha genre (specifically the signature Gundam look) with medieval Japan and a generous amount of street / graffiti culture.


For this build, I spent quite some time tinkering with the head design, coming up with a look that had a creepy skull bug face and making sure I get the whole V-fin/samurai cresent in there. At some point, it reminded me of those enemy mobile suit head designs from V / F91 / Crossbone / G no Reconguista. Past the head, I didn't really know how I'd translate Quiccs's character's look to my mecha format so I decided to just give it my own interpretation which ended up taking some visual cues from the X1 Crossbone Gundam (notable the back boosters and the grill on the sides of the shoulders from the Full Cloth).


The swords are actually Rapier versions of the ones the Emissary had but with Trans-clear blades (notice the finger guards using the vehicle mudguard).


Probably the hardest part of this entire build was adding those trapezoid front skirt flags.

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Uploaded on March 4, 2016