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Old 2006-06-10, 01:50   Link #1281
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Can anyone help me here?

I just got a W-Gundam Zero Custom "SPECIAL OPERATION TYPE" 1/100 HG not long ago as a gift. I originally wanted a MG WingZero but the person who gave it to me probably did a mistake .

The W-Zero is almost the same as a regular 1/100 Wzero Custom. There is a difference though. Instead of having white wings and parts, my W-Zero has SILVER wings and all the white has also been replaced by silver. There is not a trace of white anywhere. Also, I think the Gundam has a bit more detail because my cousin used to own a W-Zero 1/100 Custom and it looked kind of dull (it's broken now, he replaced it with 1/144 HG Destiny, Freedom, Strike Freedom, and Justice ).

Now I have a question concerning the rarity of this "Special" Gundam Wing. I have been unable to find it in ANY online Gundam shop so far and searched Google to no avail. I could only find a handful of BOX ART images. The Gundam is real, as it has the "BANDAI" logo and the parts inside are of high quality. There is also the standard instruction manual with the paint jobs and biography. Is this Gundam rare or am I just not looking hard enough? It cost the gifter about $27 CDN (bought from HK and converted to CDN). Is it "rare" and did I get ripped off?

I'm currently working on it right now. So far, I got the arms, legs, and weapons ready. I'll put pictures up once I'm finished. Thanks!
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Old 2006-06-10, 14:31   Link #1282
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Anyone tried shipping using "Surface" from Japan ?
Am thinking about shipping the HGUC Dendrobium alone using surface to save 60USD+ insted of EMS ... not sure if its safe to use surface or not ...
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Old 2006-06-11, 05:25   Link #1283
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Lol! Tyring to find the FF-X29A G-Parts "Hrududu", that came with the feb2006 issue of dengeki Hobby, dont think i ever will tbh.
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Old 2006-06-11, 08:05   Link #1284
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its on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/Gundam-Hazel-Cus...QQcmdZViewItem

I have 2 in boxes waiting for me to work on late summer maybe
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Old 2006-06-11, 08:38   Link #1285
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its on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/Gundam-Hazel-Cus...QQcmdZViewItem

I have 2 in boxes waiting for me to work on late summer maybe
evil buying 2!!!!!! LoL i have found some where just ordered now, and ive got 2, looks better with 2 attached.
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Old 2006-06-11, 13:19   Link #1286
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haha i'm evil too now XD in march 2k6 i was able to find myself 2 of those as well XD i'm soo gonna be attaching em together and giving it a spiffy mini dio later on haha but i'm busy working on my father's day prez at this moment.

MK2 v.1 MG1/100 with a Abram tank 1/72 in a forest dio for my papa's father's day prez. he used to build a lot of tank models so i sure hope he likes it ^_^
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Old 2006-06-11, 14:02   Link #1287
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Anyone tried shipping using "Surface" from Japan ?
Am thinking about shipping the HGUC Dendrobium alone using surface to save 60USD+ insted of EMS ... not sure if its safe to use surface or not ...
I really don't think Surface shipping is good...I'd rather just stick to SAL instead. SAL is still a little cheaper than EMS.

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Old 2006-06-11, 23:28   Link #1288
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If it's SAL, or Surface Air Lift, it's fine. Takes a bit longer, but I usually have anything I have shipped SAL within 3 weeks tops. If it's plain old Surface, it could take 6 months to even ship out of Japan because it is piled into cargo containers, and when the containers fill up, they get shipped out. I once had a friend doing a semester of school in Japan and she shipped me and my friends a box one week after she got there. She got back 5 months later and we still didn't have the box. 3 weeks after she returned, it arrived in my mailbox.
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Old 2006-06-12, 19:19   Link #1289
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From the GSD SE Discussion Thread

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Well, apparently the Destiny and the Strike Freedom are the two best selling models in the series, despite what those discount toy store pictures may lead you to believe.
Now are they best selling because of those discounts or before?
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Old 2006-06-12, 20:44   Link #1290
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Arrrghh!!!

I can't put up my 1/100 HG WingZero!! THE STUPID WINGS ARE TOO HEAVY!!

HELP!!
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Old 2006-06-13, 00:05   Link #1291
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Use some nylon and tie it to the wings and then tie it on the wall for support or make a stand and glue that thing to newly built stand.
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Old 2006-06-13, 19:28   Link #1292
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Put it up against a wall.
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Old 2006-06-13, 19:32   Link #1293
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Add something to support them :P.
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Old 2006-06-14, 00:22   Link #1294
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I can't put up my 1/100 HG WingZero!! THE STUPID WINGS ARE TOO HEAVY!!

HELP!!
Both the 1/100 HG Wing Zero, Wing Zero Custom and the DS Custom have this problem. You can follow what was suggested above, or for something more radical you can try to injuct mixed putty into the legs to give a firmer base. The "Wings" will be more difficult, some like to apply a layer of cement or super glue to make it stiffer (hence able to maintain it's pose). Or for a quick fix try blue-tac.
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Old 2006-06-14, 02:03   Link #1295
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Thanks for the suggestions. Are there any more?

For some odd reason my cousin managed to balance his WingZero perfectly with no editing. It actually STOOD STRAIGHT without leaning on the wings! My DeathScythe is perfectly straight, too.
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Old 2006-06-14, 03:07   Link #1296
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That's why I bought MG Wing zero custom after I acquired HG Wing zero custome. You will be amazed by the details and balancing features of MG grade. PG should be even better but I heard some poeple saying that the feathers kept falling loose for PG grade.
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Old 2006-06-14, 03:28   Link #1297
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My 1/100 ∞ Justice Gundam has just arrived! Came with stand!
Pics coming soon...
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Old 2006-06-14, 08:47   Link #1298
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Cool, that thing sold like hot cakes over here.
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Old 2006-06-14, 23:36   Link #1299
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My 1/100 ∞ Justice Gundam has just arrived! Came with stand!
Pics coming soon...
My cousin just finished building his ^^.
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Old 2006-06-15, 11:12   Link #1300
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Most countries are sold out now.... (I. Justice 1st edition)
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