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raideralan 2007-07-31 20:48

Just wondering will there ever be a perfect grade freedom?

faithless571 2007-07-31 20:56

hi, im just about to start collecting so i ordered 1/144 HG Gunner Zaku and a 1/144 HG Blitz

and i was wondering how big the difference was between 1/144 HG and non-HG

and i got mine for $20 usd online but that sounded too cheap?? do they normally cost more

thxx

aikming 2007-07-31 22:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by faithless571 (Post 1071158)
hi, im just about to start collecting so i ordered 1/144 HG Gunner Zaku and a 1/144 HG Blitz

and i was wondering how big the difference was between 1/144 HG and non-HG

and i got mine for $20 usd online but that sounded too cheap?? do they normally cost more

thxx

1/144 or 1/100 models costing around US$20-30 is normal. MG usually cost around US$50 plus. Try HLJ.com and have a look at the pricing whether it's "normal".

Double_Edge 2007-08-01 04:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by faithless571 (Post 1071158)
hi, im just about to start collecting so i ordered 1/144 HG Gunner Zaku and a 1/144 HG Blitz

and i was wondering how big the difference was between 1/144 HG and non-HG

and i got mine for $20 usd online but that sounded too cheap?? do they normally cost more

thxx

You should have bought 1/100 scale. That my personal preference since MOST of the colors are molded right, so painting is minimal. That and 1/144 is just to small for my tastes. The only benefit I see is there are a larger range of selections.

Anyway back to your question., basically a HG (high grade) is better than a non HG. Why? because non HG's just flat out suck. They usually come molded in 2 colors.

heres a comparison to see what I mean:
NON HG Gunner Zaku:
http://gunpla-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/...ku-warrior.htm

HG gunner Zaku:
http://gunpla-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/...-lunamaria.htm

And here's a regular 1/100:
http://gunpla-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/...aria-1-100.htm

As you can see non HG's.....well, they suck.

Anyway, 20 dollars for one HG model is the average price. So yeah, you didnt get a deal.

Pride 2007-08-01 05:30

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Originally Posted by duotiga (Post 1070297)
it will be, don't worry. Anyway i have preordered mine:heh:

How much does it cost? MG units are quite expensive here unfortunately :(

dodgethis_sg 2007-08-01 07:46

3800yen. Do the approximate conversion.

faithless571 2007-08-01 10:51

well thx every1 for the answers, 1 more question

are there anymore differences between 1/144 and 1/100 besides size and more color? i saw on one site the 1/100s had the pilot and 1/144s didnt

GameraBaenre 2007-08-01 13:06

The crew over at MMC are taking a different approach to judging. We have several judging formats that we will interchangeably use depending on the contest month or turnout or other factors. For the first month, we're going with a new Tournament style. The entrants are seeded based off the ratings they got from their posts. (benefits to posting earlier will help the entrant get more ratings over posting later in the contest). Now this is a single elimination match up. The judges will be selecting the winners of each match based on standard judging criteria set for MMC: http://www.mechamodelcomp.com/?page_id=3

Everyone can follow along as the judging moves along. Hopefully the first matches will be decided today or tomorrow, and we can move into the second round matches on Friday.. all depending on how soon the judges complete the round.

Here we go: http://www.mechamodelcomp.com/?page_id=106

Mr Chow 2007-08-02 03:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pride (Post 1071779)
How much does it cost? MG units are quite expensive here unfortunately :(


Over here in NZ they usually cost anywhere from 80.00-150.00NZ!! And PG kits go for between 450.00-580.00!! Thats' pure robbery in my books, and its no wonder I don't have more of these kits in my collection. For my opinion I would only save my money for the PG range that I order from HK at a much lower cost, to make it worth the money and time.

Pride 2007-08-02 04:14

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Originally Posted by dodgethis_sg (Post 1071906)
3800yen. Do the approximate conversion.

Uh, no. Direct conversion doesn't work here in Singapore.

dodgethis_sg 2007-08-02 05:41

You can. Specific yen prices are pegged to specific SRPs. IE EX-S @ 8000 retails at 169.90.

LoweGear 2007-08-02 08:09

MG Turn A Gundam @ Gundambase

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...a_gundam08.jpg

duotiga 2007-08-02 08:27

Bandai Hobby Sept. 2007 Sales Manual

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nw i get what it means of SPEED Grade.....

Treize Khushrenada 2007-08-02 13:27

Question for the SEED knowledgable folks:

Is there any difference in looks or equipment between Rey's Blaze Zaku Phantom with Dearka's Blaze Zaku Phantom? I was planning on just repainting a 1/100 Rey kit to black.

OmegaZEROCustom 2007-08-02 17:30

Nope, no difference. I did the exact same thing with a 1/100 Blaze ZAKU Phantom (the Rey one) and when I did screen caps to get the colors right, I noted the Blaze Wizard is identical in color and design to all the other ones seen in the series.

A good reference to use now is the promo images of the new 1/144 version of Dearka's ZAKU. The torso and limbs are slightly different colors, with the torso being darker. Plus, using the 1/144 for reference, you can get the yellow areas correct, whereas I had to go back and correct mine as the screencap looked wrong from the angle I had.

dodgethis_sg 2007-08-03 23:49

Moar Turn A sample shots. Links gotten from Macrossworld.

http://www.yellowsubmarine.co.jp/hon...ad02_rv48.html

http://akibahobby.net/2007/08/mg_100_sample.html

jbui 2007-08-05 17:25

anyone have any suggestions on a household tool that can be used to replace a scriber?

dodgethis_sg 2007-08-05 20:20

A very sharp needle in a pin vice with the tip regularly sharpened.

Fafnir 2007-08-06 03:52

FYI, Bandai also had a very similar line to 'SPEED Grade' for Gundam SEED. They were small(Mabey 1/200.... maby smaller) models that could be put together very quickly(they didn't even have sprues). They had pretty good articulation, decent colouring, and okay detail. The plastic was also quite flexable compared to that used in Gunpla kits. More like a constructable action figure really. I have the remnants of a duel one in my room... It's in pieces, but it's there... Also, to note, despite the fact that it has more detail in the painting then an NG 1/144, the white on the 'model' is actually a light blue(very blue). So either they use really runny paint, or they weren't too worried about colour.

dodgethis_sg 2007-08-06 05:18

Those are gashapon toys.


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