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ryan123 2006-06-02 07:13

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Originally Posted by DarkWarrior
US only, but you seem to be located in PA so it shouldn't be a problem:

http://www.gundamstoreandmore.com/index.html

For large kits you should definitely stick to domestic stores, since Japan based online shops like Hobby Link Japan and Rainbow Ten really kill you with shipping.

even after shipping HLJ and rainbowten are cheaper than all US stores. FOr examples the cost of a gundam is 20% off of Japan's retail price. While in USA, it's like 20-30% more than japanese retail price. THe shipping for SAL is like 10 dollars per kit.

J_Ridden 2006-06-02 11:51

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Originally Posted by SNT1
10 packs huh o_O i like!

Lets see how many you can actually put in a strike gundam so far:

1. Aile
2. Sword
3. Launcher
4. IWSP
5. Lightning
6. Noir
7. Oowashi? (you can put it on HG 1/144s)
8. Shiranui? (same reason)
9.
10.

Hmmm.... could we be looking at 2 or 4 more striker packs? interesting :)

I dont know about the others, but I like the strike packs :p

Anyone mentionned gunbarrels pack?

Edit: YES :(

theOtherGuy 2006-06-02 14:54

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Originally Posted by ryan123
even after shipping HLJ and rainbowten are cheaper than all US stores. FOr examples the cost of a gundam is 20% off of Japan's retail price. While in USA, it's like 20-30% more than japanese retail price. THe shipping for SAL is like 10 dollars per kit.

I ordered the Murasame and the Strike Rouge IWSP and I was only charged $5 shipping. This shipping is based off of the weight...I believe.

KeNj1 2006-06-02 22:37

hey guys can anyone give me another suggestion instead of the 'Castrol Super Clean' product to strip the gold chrome off the HG Akatsuki? I can't find this mysterious 'Castrol Super Clean' anywhere in Australia so far. I've checked hardware stores such as Bunnings and Super Cheap Auto, regular stores such as target, kmart and so on but still no trace of this 'Castrol Super Clean'.

What type of product is it anyway? a household cleaner liquid, a kitchen cleaner, floor cleaner, wat type is it noramlly used for? I've asked the people working there and they have no clue of what an 'industrial strength cleaner', let alone heard of Castrol Super Clean. I also could not find any formula 409 either.

Anyone have any other suggestions for products to strip the chrome off the akasuki? =\

lighthand 2006-06-02 22:46

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Originally Posted by KeNj1
hey guys can anyone give me another suggestion instead of the 'Castrol Super Clean' product to strip the gold chrome off the HG Akatsuki? I can't find this mysterious 'Castrol Super Clean' anywhere in Australia so far. I've checked hardware stores such as Bunnings and Super Cheap Auto, regular stores such as target, kmart and so on but still no trace of this 'Castrol Super Clean'.

What type of product is it anyway? a household cleaner liquid, a kitchen cleaner, floor cleaner, wat type is it noramlly used for? I've asked the people working there and they have no clue of what an 'industrial strength cleaner', let alone heard of Castrol Super Clean. I also could not find any formula 409 either.

Anyone have any other suggestions for products to strip the chrome off the akasuki? =\

Not sure if it works on the chrome of akasuki or not, but I use a normal household bleach to remove my plated Archangel. Maybe you can try that.

duotiga 2006-06-03 05:36

http://i6.tinypic.com/11io511.jpg

http://i6.tinypic.com/11io1lj.jpg

The_Marshal_AEB 2006-06-03 07:59

making the whole RE2AMATU plating leads to increase the blue in the purple/grey mixture :D hope the final product doesnt end this way or the whole thing need to be sanded ...

dawgs 2006-06-03 23:02

hey i am planning to start selling gundam models on ebay around June, can u guys recommend me some gundams that will be popular aroudn June? Im thinking of mg f91, 1/100 legend, 1/144 STRIKE NOIR GUNDAM, and 1/100 ASTRAY GOLD FRAME. which ones do u think will generate the most popularity?

Vallen Chaos Valiant 2006-06-03 23:14

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Originally Posted by dawgs
hey i am planning to start selling gundam models on ebay around June, can u guys recommend me some gundams that will be popular aroudn June? Im thinking of mg f91, 1/100 legend, 1/144 STRIKE NOIR GUNDAM, and 1/100 ASTRAY GOLD FRAME. which ones do u think will generate the most popularity?

I am not sure that's a good idea... You won't be able to beat the price of the professional supplier...:heh:

Rich 2006-06-03 23:40

Hey Hey, this summer has some good releases.....!!!

1/100 Astray Gold Frame Amatsu (July Release)
1/144 HG Strike Noir Gundam (June Release)
1/100 Legend Gundam (June Release)
1/144 HG Valde Buster Gundam (August Release)

theOtherGuy 2006-06-03 23:48

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Originally Posted by dawgs
hey i am planning to start selling gundam models on ebay around June, can u guys recommend me some gundams that will be popular aroudn June? Im thinking of mg f91, 1/100 legend, 1/144 STRIKE NOIR GUNDAM, and 1/100 ASTRAY GOLD FRAME. which ones do u think will generate the most popularity?

You can't beat RainbowTen's prices. :D

Mr_Paper 2006-06-04 06:55

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Originally Posted by The_Marshal_AEB
making the whole RE2AMATU plating leads to increase the blue in the purple/grey mixture :D hope the final product doesnt end this way or the whole thing need to be sanded ...

It will need stripped and sanded anyways... There are parting lines showing through the plating. >.>;

The_Marshal_AEB 2006-06-04 07:24

I forgot about the seamlines :s damn, so I still have to wait and see how the whole thing looks like and test fit on that time ;)

sanding plated surface is like wasting money :'(

dawgs 2006-06-04 08:46

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Originally Posted by theOtherGuy
You can't beat RainbowTen's prices. :D

yep, i was thinking on buying from rainbowten for supplies. I will try to sale it on ebay, because the prices on ebay seems outrageous yet people still buy it. I wont buy a lot, maybe 3 for each gundams.

nineplay 2006-06-04 08:53

Hi everyone I am new to start typing in this forum I have read alot in here.

I have a little question about Legend release will it be the same as Destiny, SF and Ij that first run will have a stand if it is then I am probably srcewed about getting a stand.

Copy Ninja Kakashi 2006-06-04 09:12

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Originally Posted by nineplay
Hi everyone I am new to start typing in this forum I have read alot in here.

I have a little question about Legend release will it be the same as Destiny, SF and Ij that first run will have a stand if it is then I am probably srcewed about getting a stand.

yep it will come with a stand

nineplay 2006-06-04 09:52

That is not so good since I am probably a little late for preordering so I can get the stand.

duotiga 2006-06-04 11:08

verde Buster image
http://www.noda-ya.com/goods/026/large/00381.jpg

and reissue of http://www.noda-ya.com/goods/026/large/00384.jpg
http://www.noda-ya.com/html/syohin/gundam/02600384.htm

The_Marshal_AEB 2006-06-04 11:26

OMG !!! is that for real ? if HGUC Dendrobium will be for 220USD I think I'll wait for one more month to get it insted of buying it locally for 400USD !!!

But shipping Dendrobium from Japan is like 120USD (EMS) :p so I'll save 60 USD :D

Akyra 2006-06-04 13:34


THEY RE-RELEASING THAT?! :twitch: GODDAM BANDAI! First they release 3 1/100 seed gundams that'll cost me a fortune, now the 1/144 Dendrobium?! I HATE BANDAI!:frustrated:

The_Marshal_AEB 2006-06-04 15:00

I dont care what how much I'll buy, the problem is when to ship because lot of stuff beeing released in July, others in August and some at Sept :s

So I think I'll go for an order on the end on June to cover june+july items and order on end of August to cover August+sept items and after that I'll enjoy my life with nothing to eat :D

Nesty 2006-06-07 09:59

just a question, a 1/144 dendrobium, how big is that exactly?

Vallen Chaos Valiant 2006-06-07 10:47

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Originally Posted by Nesty
just a question, a 1/144 dendrobium, how big is that exactly?

The box is the size of a standard non-flatscreen TV. But the model is much bigger (and longer) than a shoebox... maybe 1.5 shoeboxes?

jamao 2006-06-07 10:49

I dont post much, but have been following this thread for a few months.

I'm just curious, have there ever been any modeling projects with the tv series version Wing Zero?

I havent seen any myself, but havent really going through extensive searching.

DarkWarrior 2006-06-07 10:53

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Originally Posted by Nesty
just a question, a 1/144 dendrobium, how big is that exactly?

I believe it's over 3 feet long from the tip of the gun to the end. Anyways, pictures are much better than words, so take a look for yourself at dalong.net

Nesty 2006-06-07 14:35

good idea, id better check it out. the new dendrobium that they are re-releasing at the price of 294,00 yen is a better engineered version i presume right?

The_Marshal_AEB 2006-06-08 00:59

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better engineered version i presume right?
NO it's not

Akyra 2006-06-08 09:06

Hmm, does it say anything about a dvd included? I remember the last time they released the Dendrobium, it had a few freebies included...

nightbringer360 2006-06-08 10:13

As promised, shots of my complete S Gundam:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...a/IMG_1175.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...a/IMG_1177.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...a/IMG_1178.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...a/IMG_1180.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...a/IMG_1181.jpg

JanthraX^ 2006-06-08 10:19

ooo very nice nightbringer, i thought the rifle on the S Gundam had a radome?

Nesty 2006-06-09 01:59

hey nightbringer, is that a 1/100 or a 1/44 ^_^ nice build too :P curious, the stand that ur using, is it soft enough so that it doesn't damage the paintjob?

nightbringer360 2006-06-09 05:44

That's my 1/100 MG S Gundam. I don't think I did too badly for my first properly painted model.
Took me 4-5 months of on-off painting -_-

JanthraX^ - AFAIK only the Ex-s' rifle and the Z-Plus C1 has a radome on it.
Nesty - the stand is nice and soft, but the metal bit has a tendency to scratch the paint if you position it wrong.

Nesty 2006-06-09 11:59

aahh thanks for clearing that up nightbringer ^_^ as for the paintjob, for a first try that's really good. my first one is now a test dumby of a gundam nt-alex haha >_<

JanthraX^ 2006-06-09 12:49

My Blue Destiny Unit 01/02 GFF Model, really nice show piece quite flexible plenty of pieces, 2 stand one for it 2 stand on and 1 which holds the suit up.
(apolgies for the poor quality images a very old digital camera and bad camera skills.)

http://205.234.235.180/imagehosting2...1149874976.jpg
http://205.234.235.180/imagehosting2...1149875053.jpg
http://205.234.235.180/imagehosting2...1149875133.jpg
http://205.234.235.180/imagehosting2...1149875278.jpg
http://205.234.235.180/imagehosting2...1149875510.jpg

Nesty 2006-06-09 13:37

i've seen the resins for the "blue destiny" models, and damn they look awesome, i might be picking that one up myself too ^_^

GameraBaenre 2006-06-09 15:05

Yes, I know it's not Gundam, but figure I'd post my most recent kit I finished... Macross Zero anyone?
Completed page: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/vf0s_completed.htm
Progress page: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/vf0s_prog.htm
A few sample pictures:
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/thumbnai...%20008_jpg.jpghttp://www.gamerabaenre.com/thumbnai...%20014_jpg.jpghttp://www.gamerabaenre.com/thumbnai...%20012_jpg.jpghttp://www.gamerabaenre.com/thumbnai...%20026_jpg.jpg

JanthraX^ 2006-06-09 15:25

wow GameraBaenre, that is really nice, i especially like the laser burns on the head lasers. I have to say i like the Gerwalk mode of the VF-OS.

OmegaZEROCustom 2006-06-09 15:29

That looks great. Great detailing on it. One question though, in the pictures #23 and #24, there appears to be a red glow of sorts coming from the visor, but I don't see that same glow in any of the other pictures? It there an LED or something in there, or just a stray light?

I'm guessing reversing the knee didn't require any repainting since it looks like you did it the same day you posted the original images. I had the same problem the otehr day with my MG Strike I'm working on. I put the elbow joints into the lower arm assembly backwards and had to tear it all apart to fix it. Pain in the ass...

GameraBaenre 2006-06-09 16:27

The red part on top of the head was painted with a special type of paint that changes colors. Goes from red to green, depending on the angle you look at it (in person) /angle light hits it.

If you are talking about the visor itself; then it may be the lighting. The visor is painted with clear green. Inside the head there's another clear piece that I painted clear red with the center lens painted black.

OmegaZEROCustom 2006-06-09 17:03

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Originally Posted by GameraBaenre
The red part on top of the head was painted with a special type of paint that changes colors. Goes from red to green, depending on the angle you look at it (in person) /angle light hits it.

If you are talking about the visor itself; then it may be the lighting. The visor is painted with clear green. Inside the head there's another clear piece that I painted clear red with the center lens painted black.


Yeah, I like that spot on the head. I noticed some subtle changes depending on the angle of the picture. What kind of paint is that anyway? Only kind I know of that does that is some that Dupont makes.

As for the visor, that was what I meant. Now that you mention the clear red inside, it makes sense. The lighting must be reflecting off the clear plastic and causing that red inside to reflect, giving it that glow look I'm seeing.


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