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Zeydra 2013-04-16 07:13

I ordered a Destiny Extreme Blast Mode kit a few hours ago, I suspect it will look pretty intimidating on my shelf with those wings on it. Also the cover art for the kit is amazing.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-04-16 07:51

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Originally Posted by Zeydra (Post 4639181)
I ordered a Destiny Extreme Blast Mode kit a few hours ago, I suspect it will look pretty intimidating on my shelf with those wings on it. Also the cover art for the kit is amazing.

I’m not sure about the intimidating part since Destiny is such a colorful Gundam :p, but from what I’ve seen myself, it will surely look impressive (and massive) with the WoL on. And be prepared to provide a considerable space for it. Plus, if you have MG Strike Freedom (with the additional WoL) it will look really good posed together with Destiny or fighting each other.

suiton629 2013-04-16 14:31

mg rx-78-2 2.0 ver.
mg rx-78-2 one year war ver.

which is better?

StrikeFreedomV2 2013-04-16 14:50

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4639667)
mg rx-78-2 2.0 ver.
mg rx-78-2 one year war ver.

which is better?

Overall the 2.0. I prefer the OYW version though, I like its proportions and looks more than the 2.0s.

suiton629 2013-04-16 15:20

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Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 4639682)
Overall the 2.0. I prefer the OYW version though, I like its proportions and looks more than the 2.0s.

Should I just get both?

StrikeFreedomV2 2013-04-16 15:53

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4639704)
Should I just get both?

Why not. I have several kits of the RX-78-2 as well^^

suiton629 2013-04-16 16:39

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Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 4639728)
Why not. I have several kits of the RX-78-2 as well^^

1. I'm not really big into UC.
2. I tend to collect all the lead MG's from the series. So if I get the RX-78-2, then I will end up getting all the others from the UC series:

Mobile Suit Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack)
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (The 08th MS Team: Miller's Report)
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Those are the ones I would consider or at least think are the main ones.

The problem is, I think the Ground Gundam and EZ-8 need 2.0 releases kinda like how they're getting a new HGUC release.

Unicorn..
- Unicorn OVA
- Banshee
- Full Armor Unicorn
- Banshee Norn

Also, the thing is, some of these MG's are ridiculously expensive.

Skye629 2013-04-16 16:46

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Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 4639017)
The Zakus are great. Articulation and detail are pretty good for the grade. Gaia is also good, but because it can transform, some parts are a bit loose. Mainly on the shoulders on mine. Hope that helps :)

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 4639038)
Zakus are great! Articulation wise, they're not bad. Good for its time of course. Detail wise, there are some seals that you can opt to paint instead, but there are parts that I thought that are going to be stickers, but they weren't.

Ah ok thanks! Now I have to debate between Heine's Blaze Zaku Phantom and Lunamaria's Gunner Zaku. This is really hard lol

I wanted the HG Gaia more for its transformed mode, the MS is not bad, but the proportions are not the best imo, though it is better than say, SF

Skye629 2013-04-16 16:50

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4639774)
1. I'm not really big into UC.
2. I tend to collect all the lead MG's from the series. So if I get the RX-78-2, then I will end up getting all the others from the UC series:

Mobile Suit Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack)
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (The 08th MS Team: Miller's Report)
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Those are the ones I would consider or at least think are the main ones.

The problem is, I think the Ground Gundam and EZ-8 need 2.0 releases kinda like how they're getting a new HGUC release.

Unicorn..
- Unicorn OVA
- Banshee
- Full Armor Unicorn
- Banshee Norn

Also, the thing is, some of these MG's are ridiculously expensive.

You are forgetting 0083 and CCA, both are more important than Victory imo in the UC timeline, if you go Victory you mind as well have F91 and Crossbone in your list

Oh yeah you also forgot 0080 War in the Pocket

According to your previous post I DO NOT suggest you go into UC, since you were talking about CUTTING COSTS

And UC have THE MOST LEADS and the MOST EXPENSIVE MG kits

suiton629 2013-04-16 17:17

So then list out all the main leads from UC that have MG's..

Skye629 2013-04-16 19:37

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4639799)
So then list out all the main leads from UC that have MG's..

Challenge accepted

RX-78-2
RX-78-3 AKA G3 Gundam (Most notable color variant worthy of mention)
RX-79(G) Gundam Ground Type
RX-79(G)Ez-8 Gundam Ez8
RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex"
GP-01 Zephyranthes
GP-01 FB Zephyranthes Full Burner/Vernier
GP-03 Stamen
Gundam RX-178 Mk.II (Titans)
Gundam RX-178 Mk.II (AEUG)
MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam
RX-178+FXA-05D Super Gundam
MSA-0011 S Gundam
MSA-0011(Ext) Ex-S Gundam
MSZ-010 ΖΖ Gundam
RX-93 ν Gundam
RX-93-ν2 Hi-ν Gundam (non-canon, but I have not seen a single UC fan ever disregard this awesome mech)
RX-0 Unicorn Gundam
F91 Gundam F91
XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1
LM312V04 Victory Gundam


And remember that some of these kits have multiple variants, such as 1.0's, 2.0's, Ver Ka., add ons which changes the names, etc.

I can hear your wallet committing suicide from here XD

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-04-16 20:29

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4639920)
RX-178+FXA-05D Super Gundam

Actually Skye, Super Gundam is not a main lead Gundam. Camille was already riding on Zeta Gundam by the time Super was debuted with Emma as its pilot.

Skye629 2013-04-16 23:34

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4639963)
Actually Skye, Super Gundam is not a main lead Gundam. Camille was already riding on Zeta Gundam by the time Super was debuted with Emma as its pilot.

Well I know that, but I felt best to include it in the list as it is a variation of a lead suit in MG form

Zeydra 2013-04-17 05:14

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4639229)
Iím not sure about the intimidating part since Destiny is such a colorful Gundam :p, but from what Iíve seen myself, it will surely look impressive (and massive) with the WoL on. And be prepared to provide a considerable space for it. Plus, if you have MG Strike Freedom (with the additional WoL) it will look really good posed together with Destiny or fighting each other.

I actually got the Destiny over the Strike Freedom for now, though I will be picking it up at some point as well as the Infinite Justice for a complete set. How do you get the wings of light for the Strike Freedom though? I didn't think Bandai had made them, but if I can get some I'd love to.

firefox 2013-04-17 05:18

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4638982)
Anyone here built the following kits from Destiny?

-1/100 NG Gunner Zaku
-1/100 Blaze Zaku Phantom
-1/144 HG Gaia

Thoughts on these kits? Considering picking one of the Zakus up and maybe the Gaia (AW colors of course)


i've built almost 1/100 and 1/144 HG seed and seed destiny kits. The zakuwarrior/phantom are by far my favorite suits from the destiny HG line

I just finished the 1/100 Hein Blaz zaku phantom last week.
For their price the 1/100 zaku's are fantastic sturdy are quite posable. Build is easy and they require just a tiny amount of painting in teh thrusters and on the backpack and teh eye of the standard beamgun.


The big problem is which to buy :D.

Go for the color you like most. Hein's is fantastic and apart as it is orange, not that many orange suits in Gundam + he has nice big decals for on the shields that really stick out :)

StrikeFreedomV2 2013-04-17 05:51

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Originally Posted by Zeydra (Post 4640356)
I actually got the Destiny over the Strike Freedom for now, though I will be picking it up at some point as well as the Infinite Justice for a complete set. How do you get the wings of light for the Strike Freedom though? I didn't think Bandai had made them, but if I can get some I'd love to.

Thanks to Obelisk, I was able to find those on ebay :)

http://www.ebay.de/itm/160800305654?...84.m1423.l2649

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-04-17 05:53

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Originally Posted by Zeydra (Post 4640356)
How do you get the wings of light for the Strike Freedom though? I didn't think Bandai had made them, but if I can get some I'd love to.

Here's a bit of my previous conversation with StrikeFreedomV2 regarding MG SF's WoL:
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Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 4592031)
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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4591922)
I don’t know about you, but Strike Freedom’s WoL additional parts is pretty cheap from where I buy it (local store). I think it’s only about 5-7 US dollars. It’s a chinese product but the result is pretty good:
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For real?! O.o I was going by memory and I remembered seeing WoL for SF. But there a bunch out there for different figures and kits, might be I mixed them up. Gotta check ebay for those, thanks man!

Edit: Found them for 13€ :D The expensive ones are those for the Robot Damashii

Here's a review if you're interested.

EDIT: Got ninja'd by StrikeFreedom himself XP

Skye629 2013-04-17 15:16

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Originally Posted by firefox (Post 4640360)
i've built almost 1/100 and 1/144 HG seed and seed destiny kits. The zakuwarrior/phantom are by far my favorite suits from the destiny HG line

I just finished the 1/100 Hein Blaz zaku phantom last week.
For their price the 1/100 zaku's are fantastic sturdy are quite posable. Build is easy and they require just a tiny amount of painting in teh thrusters and on the backpack and teh eye of the standard beamgun.


The big problem is which to buy :D.

Go for the color you like most. Hein's is fantastic and apart as it is orange, not that many orange suits in Gundam + he has nice big decals for on the shields that really stick out :)

I cant decide though!

Heine's is awesome cuz its FRIGGIN HEINE, I love Orange, and the symmetrical design and the backpack is really nice

On the other hand Lunamaria is one of my favorite female pilots and its a RED/PINKISH RED ZAKU

bio9205 2013-04-17 22:24

Speaking of the GSD Zakus, how are their HG 1/144 counterparts, as well as the HG 1/144 Goufs? Thinking of picking a few up, just catching GSD for the first time here. :D

Skye629 2013-04-18 03:39

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Originally Posted by bio9205 (Post 4641371)
Speaking of the GSD Zakus, how are their HG 1/144 counterparts, as well as the HG 1/144 Goufs? Thinking of picking a few up, just catching GSD for the first time here. :D

From what I saw the Zaku's are just scaled down versions needing more paint apps, typical NG 1/100 -> HG 1/144

The Goufs are not bad, still require more painting however, in particular the shields and the sword housed inside. Also the flight pack wings are connected with a metal pin running through them serving as the hinge, I have heard that they can get loose. On the upside though they come with the good ol 1/144 bundled stand

firefox 2013-04-18 05:05

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Originally Posted by bio9205 (Post 4641371)
Speaking of the GSD Zakus, how are their HG 1/144 counterparts, as well as the HG 1/144 Goufs? Thinking of picking a few up, just catching GSD for the first time here. :D

The 1/144 HG Zaku warrior/Phantom is a very good kit. It's better then the Gouf Ignited In my opinion. Requires a bit more paint then a 1/100 HG, but nothing dramatical. Biggest setback is that the shield spikes are less pointy then the 1/100 HG (there are convertion kits but expensive)

Cool combo is the 1/144 HG Dearka Blaze Zaku phantom with the cerberus backpack.

Washu-Chan 2013-04-19 20:19

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Originally Posted by firefox (Post 4628053)
How sales did in japan (the only place that matters for bandai) is not always visible for us non japanese persons.
From what i've seen then, it sold quite well, first wave of all 1/144 hg and 1/100 hg were always sold out in a couple of days. But if that meets exspectations is unshure. You can set exspectations so high that it will always be a failure in your eyes.

Also gundam has so much merchandise (not only gunpla, but books, art, figures, statues, bags, etc......) that it's hard to judge it just by the gunpla.

Also when something is succesful companies tend to imagine that any successor will always do better, they never anticipate any downfall, let alone they take into account economic crisis. But sales are not a standard to which one should judge quality.

Personaly i'm a big fan of seed destiny even if it's a failure to some.

I thought that in Bandai's view, Gunpla sales have top priority over everything else (show ratings, DVD sales, merchandise).

suiton629 2013-04-19 21:22

You think it's a good idea to get:

MG Aile Strike RM Ver. x4
Launcher & Sword pack RM Ver. x1

I'm considering to display the Strike, Aile Strike, Sword Strike, and Launcher Strike..

And then I'm gonna hope for the IWSP Strike, Aile Strike Rouge, Freedom, and Strike Freedom get a MG RM Ver. release.

Araxiel 2013-04-20 04:23

http://25.media.tumblr.com/a0d4e7c73...b24lo2_250.jpg
The Vigna Gina's done, follow the link for a few pictures.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-04-20 11:58

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Originally Posted by Araxiel (Post 4644916)

Your silver paint-job for the head, torso, abdoment, hips/skirt and legs looks great. But, the paint on the shoulders and arms looks uneven. Gotta love that gold color for the cables/hoses on the shoulders, neck and knees. Still, Iíd prefer if you use a lighter color for the purple just like the stickers, but thatís just me. Yeah, the wings still look lame but thatís the kitís fault, not yours XD. Overall, good job ^^.

Araxiel 2013-04-20 19:03

I'll give it another lick of the silver. Thanks for the feedback. :)

Skye629 2013-04-20 23:05

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4644447)
You think it's a good idea to get:

MG Aile Strike RM Ver. x4
Launcher & Sword pack RM Ver. x1

I'm considering to display the Strike, Aile Strike, Sword Strike, and Launcher Strike..

And then I'm gonna hope for the IWSP Strike, Aile Strike Rouge, Freedom, and Strike Freedom get a MG RM Ver. release.

Are you sure you are trying to save money?

bio9205 2013-04-21 02:30

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Originally Posted by firefox (Post 4641652)
The 1/144 HG Zaku warrior/Phantom is a very good kit. It's better then the Gouf Ignited In my opinion. Requires a bit more paint then a 1/100 HG, but nothing dramatical. Biggest setback is that the shield spikes are less pointy then the 1/100 HG (there are convertion kits but expensive)

Cool combo is the 1/144 HG Dearka Blaze Zaku phantom with the cerberus backpack.

I see. Well I'm leaning more towards the Goufs actually. :heh: How are they inferior to the Zakus? Not a fan of the Blaze Zaku Phantoms, I prefer the Gunner Zaku Warriors.

duotiga 2013-04-21 02:42

2nd MG Unicorn OVA soon to retrofit Armed Armored DE parts

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...4418D5B5A0.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...4422737FCF.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...442B7C0846.jpg

Critias 2013-04-21 03:05

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4645979)
Are you sure you are trying to save money?

Yeah right?...No wait. On second thought, yes. Best idea ever. Do it suiton. You do that. Buy 4 Aile Strikes RMs. And then pose all of them like you said. And pics, or it DIDN'T HAPPEN. While you're at it, take a picture of the extra 3 Aile packs you'll have sitting there.

And then complain later about your lack of money.

And then post your wishlist again like you were sitting in Santa's lap all year round.

And then tell us all again about how you wish to save money.

kakakka 2013-04-21 07:59

Just leave it guys. It's not that unusual how those who think they have limited amount of money become obsessed on where to spend them to.

duotiga 2013-04-21 08:14

The armed armored de parts makes the shield very heavy

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...5723B904C0.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...5735585F74.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...573FDD424E.jpg

Sworra 2013-04-21 16:52

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Originally Posted by Critias (Post 4646238)
Yeah right?...No wait. On second thought, yes. Best idea ever. Do it suiton. You do that. Buy 4 Aile Strikes RMs. And then pose all of them like you said. And pics, or it DIDN'T HAPPEN. While you're at it, take a picture of the extra 3 Aile packs you'll have sitting there.

And then complain later about your lack of money.

And then post your wishlist again like you were sitting in Santa's lap all year round.

And then tell us all again about how you wish to save money.

HAHA funny stuff, just to give you some more dirt.. this was on page 1474.

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4637810)
Anyway, I decided not to get into the Seed/Seed Destiny line of MG's. I spent the last few weeks watching through Seed and Seed Destiny and I realized I didn't like it much at all.

So I'll be sticking to 00, Wing EW, and Age for my MG needs.

Honestly I don't think he knows what he is talking about cause he did post that he didn't want to do anything with SEED / Destiny.

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Originally Posted by duotiga (Post 4646512)
The armed armored de parts makes the shield very heavy

I bought two shields. When I get around doing my FA unicorn, I wanted to see how it would look with both shields on both of his arms.

Appel 2013-04-21 17:44

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 4647203)
I bought two shields. When I get around doing my FA unicorn, I wanted to see how it would look with both shields on both of his arms.

Oh my, I have not thought about that yet :O Although, since my own FA Unicorn is already having problems with the weight I don't think this is gonna work very well^^

duotiga 2013-04-21 17:52

I would suggest put it behind the backpack as to on its arms itself for the armed armor de for FA Unicorn

AHT 2013-04-21 19:44

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Sworra 2013-04-22 18:03

Ok I am just collecting the rest of my jaw from the ground, cause after seeing the MG Jesta. All I can say is WOW!!! I believe its probably the best kit for the year. I have one MG Jesta on the way but I think I'm going to get two, just to make the tri-stars. I will wait until the cannon comes out, Bandai can milk my money for this kit.

Bonta Kun 2013-04-22 18:43

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 4648958)
Ok I am just collecting the rest of my jaw from the ground, cause after seeing the MG Jesta. All I can say is WOW!!! I believe its probably the best kit for the year. I have one MG Jesta on the way but I think I'm going to get two, just to make the tri-stars. I will wait until the cannon comes out, Bandai can milk my money for this kit.


Funny cause I waited all this time for the MG Jesta since the HG's release thinking I'll get that instead but then the cannon comes and then I think I'll wait for that instead:p
Plus the fact that the Jesta is a tad on the expensive for what you get imo.
But then I see all the stuff on the MG Jesta and I think "yea I def gotta get me one".
It really does just look that great.
So now I'm def be getting a Normal and Cannon(if it gets released), just a question of when I can get money for them:uhoh:

AHT 2013-04-22 19:08

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Sworra 2013-04-22 21:09

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Originally Posted by Bonta Kun (Post 4649015)
Funny cause I waited all this time for the MG Jesta since the HG's release thinking I'll get that instead but then the cannon comes and then I think I'll wait for that instead:p
Plus the fact that the Jesta is a tad on the expensive for what you get imo.
But then I see all the stuff on the MG Jesta and I think "yea I def gotta get me one".
It really does just look that great.
So now I'm def be getting a Normal and Cannon(if it gets released), just a question of when I can get money for them:uhoh:

4000 yen, yeah a tad expensive. But well worth the money. From what I've seen on the runners on the MG Jesta, there is definitely going to be Cannon coming.. I do hope I'm right but I could be wrong about it..


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