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X207 2010-03-14 16:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dynamite (Post 2957668)
Its just the matter of size. I don't think the quality of a 1/100 NG is any better than that of a 1/144 HG.
My rule of thumb for picking between sizes if asking whether I'm going to pose it or not. If I am, then I go with 1/144. If I'm not, then 1/100. A 1/100 pose on an action base is way too big. In the space I can put five posed 1/144s, I can pose one or two 1/100s at best.

And the HLJ vs. local store thing is simple. Is the extra money worth equal to the time you can wait.
If its 7 bucks for a two weeks of shipping, I think I can wait and save the 7 bucks and buy an SD kit.
But thats just me.

thanks, i usually pose them a few times after completion and every once in a while i change their pose. the only bases i have are those that came with the kit ie 144 0 raiser and GNZ MS line. if i dont have a stand for then it'll still pose on it feet.

i've looked at the pics on dalong and it seems the 100 has more line details. do they stand out well? im leaning more to the 100 for the fine details. are the slots for the beam handles on the waist loose like the 144 (a youtube vid review)? i usually am rather patient sow 2-4 weeks isnt that bad.

Dynamite 2010-03-14 17:30

Well heres food for thought: You can buy both the Shirunai and the Oowaski (spelling?) 1/144 for less than the price of buying one Akatsuki that can't put on both its packs.

But I do have a bias against large gold-plated/extra finish kits. They just don't look good.

X207 2010-03-14 17:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dynamite (Post 2957760)
Well heres food for thought: You can buy both the Shirunai and the Oowaski (spelling?) 1/144 for less than the price of buying one Akatsuki that can't put on both its packs.

But I do have a bias against large gold-plated/extra finish kits. They just don't look good.

thats possible but i wont have much room to store it. im running out of places to store them for display. i dont mind gold plating much as long as i find a good product to cover up scratches. either way i'll hold off buying it after i get the currrent models built, by then i should have chosen which scale to get. thanks for the help and advice.

Sworra 2010-03-14 22:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Like_Clockwork (Post 2957555)
well the thing is that i'm on a budget of $200, and as for the compressors I linked...don't they have the ability to adjust the PSI?? I was also looking at this

http://www.chicagoairbrushsupply.com/iwrewisijetc.html

, I'm just concerned because that compressors looks weak.

To me it looks weak aswell, Google the compressor and see if people have been having trouble with it or any reviews of it. That package deal looks good can't pass that up though. $200 to spend isn't that much if you are looking for a decent airbrush and compressor. I don't know how the Revolution airbrush series are so you should google that aswell to see what others think of it.

Compressor i use is http://www.chicagoairbrushsupply.com/smartjet1.html
but i don't see any package deals with it. But i see that there is a sale on that webpage and it ends on the 19th of march.

ako07 2010-03-15 04:27

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...-sword-3-4.jpg

http://ignitionmode.net/wip/robot-da...-gn-sword-iii/

just got my GN sword 3 web exclusive weee!

now waiting for seven sword

GN0010 Nosferatu 2010-03-15 14:02

I knew that Gundam Hammer with the Astraea would have GN Condenser spikes.

BioRanger 2010-03-15 14:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by GN0010 Nosferatu (Post 2958913)
I knew that Gundam Hammer with the Astraea would have GN Condenser spikes.

This image makes me really want the Astraea Type F:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2505/...2726a4ee_m.jpg

X207 2010-03-15 18:30

how do you go about ordering from hlj? i placed an order and selected paypal as a payment method. today i got the following email
Thank you very much for placing an order with HobbyLink Japan. This message is to confirm that we have received the following order and are now processing it.

Customer ID: _______

Shipping Address:
____

Shipping Method: SALSP

Order No.:______
BAN925654 BB#264 Blitz Gundam 1 500 500
Merchandise Total: 500
Shipping Charge: Not Yet Determined
Total: 500
its followed along with the usual advice to check that the details are accurate.

does this mean the payment has gone thru and they're setting it up so it will ship to the destination? its the first time i order from hlj, im used to HWJapan's slightly different schedule to get to the part where the order is confirmed and sent.

amurorei83 2010-03-15 19:02

I've recently bought a kit from HLJ, and that email is sent as a general notice. The will sent you another email detailing the amount that is charged against ur account including the shipping price. As for shipping speed, I selected SAL and it took 2 weeks to arrive.

Hope that helps.

X207 2010-03-15 19:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by amurorei83 (Post 2959275)
I've recently bought a kit from HLJ, and that email is sent as a general notice. The will sent you another email detailing the amount that is charged against ur account including the shipping price. As for shipping speed, I selected SAL and it took 2 weeks to arrive.

Hope that helps.

thanks amurorei, so it sends 1 extra email than HWjapan ie order confirmation then amount to pay. 2 weeks isnt that bad imo, hwJ took 30 days for the nebula blitz and i wonder how long the 144 shiranui akatsuki will take.

regarding HWjapan, they're currently having 30% of on quite a few models which is why i ordered the 144 akatasuki.

LoweGear 2010-03-16 02:17

Larger image of the HG 1/144 Gundam Astraea Type F:

http://e.imagehost.org/0870/ast.jpg

And as noted above, the kit will also include the V-fin to convert the Type F into the Type F2 (since technically the other parts needed to create the F2 are all Exia parts).

Like_Clockwork 2010-03-16 03:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 2958027)
To me it looks weak aswell, Google the compressor and see if people have been having trouble with it or any reviews of it. That package deal looks good can't pass that up though. $200 to spend isn't that much if you are looking for a decent airbrush and compressor. I don't know how the Revolution airbrush series are so you should google that aswell to see what others think of it.

Compressor i use is http://www.chicagoairbrushsupply.com/smartjet1.html
but i don't see any package deals with it. But i see that there is a sale on that webpage and it ends on the 19th of march.

well i don't know how much ABing I'm gonna be doing in these next few months, so I decided that I'm gonna skimp on a good compressor for now since thats the majority of the price, and I'm possibly getting an iwata hp-cs for $60 :].

rocawarde 2010-03-16 05:37

I just wanted to add pics of the Weapons layout for the HG 1/144 Gundam Astraea Type F:

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/a...8658988092.jpg

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/a...8658828362.jpg

Thats as big as i got it :heh:

Alexus_Z3 2010-03-16 06:06

LOL now if I put that GN Bazooka and Hammer on my O Gundam (A.C.D) ........ :D

SonicSP 2010-03-16 06:53

Astraea Type F will be a pain to recolor to the original color.My dream of making my below Sig be a HG model reality is still damn far off.......>__>

Hmmm,how are we suppose to turn it into F2 anyways if we buy the Exia parts?Since there ARE no fully red Exia parts......unless.....oh no........they dont expect us to.....[DUNDUNDUN].

At least splashing everything red is easier than delicately coloring the traditional colors.

~Destiny~ 2010-03-16 07:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by SonicSP (Post 2959803)
Astraea Type F will be a pain to recolor to the original color.My dream of making my below Sig be a HG model reality is still damn far off.......>__>

Hmmm,how are we suppose to turn it into F2 anyways if we buy the Exia parts?Since there ARE no fully red Exia parts......unless.....oh no........they dont expect us to.....[DUNDUNDUN].

At least splashing everything red is easier than delicately coloring the traditional colors.

I think what he meant was that, the extra F2 parts will come with this since they're all from the Exia anyways and this pretty much is just an re-coloured re-release of it.

So yes there WILL be fully red Exia parts after this kit's release :heh:

Sworra 2010-03-16 07:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Like_Clockwork (Post 2959697)
well i don't know how much ABing I'm gonna be doing in these next few months, so I decided that I'm gonna skimp on a good compressor for now since thats the majority of the price, and I'm possibly getting an iwata hp-cs for $60 :].

So if you are going to be skimping out on a good compressor which one are you going to be getting? And a HP-CS for $60 that is a steal, or do you mean the HP-CR? Well if you need anything other info give me a shout.

Un1ver5e 2010-03-16 08:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by SonicSP (Post 2959803)
Hmmm,how are we suppose to turn it into F2 anyways if we buy the Exia parts?Since there ARE no fully red Exia parts......unless.....oh no........they dont expect us to.....[DUNDUNDUN].

You guessed it. TRANS AM. :cool:

Like_Clockwork 2010-03-16 08:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 2959830)
So if you are going to be skimping out on a good compressor which one are you going to be getting? And a HP-CS for $60 that is a steal, or do you mean the HP-CR? Well if you need anything other info give me a shout.

well I know I'm looking with something that has a regulator, moisture trap, about 1/8 hp, and an average psi output. so i'm keeping my eye open for options. and yeah its the hp-cs, eclipse line, not revolution if I'm not mistaken.

LoweGear 2010-03-16 09:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by SonicSP (Post 2959803)
Hmmm,how are we suppose to turn it into F2 anyways if we buy the Exia parts?Since there ARE no fully red Exia parts......unless.....oh no........they dont expect us to.....[DUNDUNDUN].

The HG Astraea is probably no more than an HG Exia recolored red and with extra parts to turn it into the Astraea Type-F - in fact, I'm fully expecting you to be able to recreate an Exia from it, but as pure red instead :heh: . Hence, to turn it into the Astraea Type-F2 all you need to do is assemble the legs, forearms and GN Drive assembly as you would the Exia, then just assemble the rest of the shoulder, torso and head Astraea parts.


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