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skyboy928 2011-06-02 13:12

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Originally Posted by Se7en Sabers (Post 3636104)
@ skyboy928

http://www.hlj.com/product/ban970962...+MG+Delta+Plus

There is a MG Detla + already planned ;)

guess i will need to go NYC in Sept, :D

ars89 2011-06-02 15:57

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3635008)
my living room is already like this,::heh:
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photo...51121.jpg?dl=1
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photo...04571.jpg?dl=1
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photo...32157.jpg?dl=1
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photo...54929.jpg?dl=1

as of now the only kit i packed away is all my mini RC kits........ and i still need time to cut out all the boxes and make more room for future kits

That is quite a collection, nice job

skyboy928 2011-06-02 22:08

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Originally Posted by ars89 (Post 3636332)
That is quite a collection, nice job

thanks :D, but that wasn't a picture i took recently, it was 2 year ago, i'm trying to clean up the space a bit, hopefully will take some new picture when i have time

skyboy928 2011-06-02 22:10

i finally have the time to finish my SD Sinanju, i'm putting them together with my SD Unicorn
as well as their MG version
it look so cool, lol
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/...8/DSC05124.jpg

kaizerknight01 2011-06-03 06:00

great collection skyboy

Appel 2011-06-03 06:36

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Originally Posted by kaizerknight01 (Post 3637251)
great collection skyboy

i agree^^ dude, you totally need to upload your full collection! im really curious to see it!
my new shelf is on its way now, too so maybe on monday or so i can get some pics of my own full collection up as well. with currently 23 or so completed kits it really isnt as impressive though XD but then again, i only just started less then a year ago :P

edit: YES! my OO raiser cleard customs this morning afterall! =D so there still is a chance that i get to build it tomorrow^^

skyboy928 2011-06-03 07:41

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3637271)
i agree^^ dude, you totally need to upload your full collection! im really curious to see it!
my new shelf is on its way now, too so maybe on monday or so i can get some pics of my own full collection up as well. with currently 23 or so completed kits it really isnt as impressive though XD but then again, i only just started less then a year ago :P

edit: YES! my OO raiser cleard customs this morning afterall! =D so there still is a chance that i get to build it tomorrow^^

i start my collection way back, but all these on the picture are my collection since i came to US, my older one have been destroy by my cousin when i ship it over before i actually came here.........:T_T: his father thought that's the gift for his son :frustrated:

as of now i do have pretty much all the PG grade except those special edition.
i have total of 14 PG, but 4 of them still need time to put it together. ever since i join these forum my mood have been higher than ever, i never know anyone love Gundam model kits as much as me, soi guess it's just a matter of time for me to put them up.

Appel 2011-06-03 07:49

oh shoot, that sucks pretty badly :T
you have all regular PGs? oh thats nice! i only have one of them, the astray. but i totally love it and im planing to get a different PG later. maybe they announce a new one this year, who knows^^

Chiu_fan 2011-06-03 08:40

My local hobbyshop just started a sale and I was wondering if what kit you guys would recommend. Here's a list of the kits that I'm currently interested in:
HG 00 Qan[T]
HG Gundam Harute
HG GN Arms Type-D + Gundam Dynames
MG Zeta Gundam 2.0
MG Infinite Justice Gundam
MG Force Impulse Gundam
MG Gundam Mk.II 2.0
MG Hi-nu Gundam

skyboy928 2011-06-03 09:00

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Originally Posted by Chiu_fan (Post 3637372)
My local hobbyshop just started a sale and I was wondering if what kit you guys would recommend. Here's a list of the kits that I'm currently interested in:
HG 00 Qan[T]
HG Gundam Harute
HG GN Arms Type-D + Gundam Dynames
MG Zeta Gundam 2.0
MG Infinite Justice Gundam
MG Force Impulse Gundam
MG Gundam Mk.II
MG Hi-nu Gundam

that would depend on the price

i would say Zeta 2.0, Mk.II (if it's 2.0 as well) those 2 kits's skeleton quite nicely build you could do a lot of different pose with that. the best part they come with a base, for such old kit it's the best you can hope for.

Impulse wasn't bad too if you don't have any Gundam Striker of any kind, because they basically look the same, with tiny little different on some part.

Hi-Nu is great too, having just finish this kit, it's definitely one of the best out there.

i don't have Infinite Justice yet, i still need to get that to go side by side with my Freedom, lol

i didn't have those HG kit that you mention here so i can't say much about that.

so it's pretty much depend what series you like and the price.
hope that help you a little

Chiu_fan 2011-06-03 09:34

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3637396)
that would depend on the price

i would say Zeta 2.0, Mk.II (if it's 2.0 as well) those 2 kits's skeleton quite nicely build you could do a lot of different pose with that. the best part they come with a base, for such old kit it's the best you can hope for.

Impulse wasn't bad too if you don't have any Gundam Striker of any kind, because they basically look the same, with tiny little different on some part.

Hi-Nu is great too, having just finish this kit, it's definitely one of the best out there.

i don't have Infinite Justice yet, i still need to get that to go side by side with my Freedom, lol

i didn't have those HG kit that you mention here so i can't say much about that.

so it's pretty much depend what series you like and the price.
hope that help you a little

I forgot to type the "2.0" there.:heh:

This list was supposed to be longer but I just had to pick the ones I really liked, which are those in my list and I really like all of them(currently equally). As for the price, it wouldn't even bother me how high or low it is right now but I can only buy either 1 MG or 2HGs. I just want to know which kit will wow me more, know what pros and cons each kit has and a few heads-up on what I need to watch out for in those kits.(I've seen a lot of reviews already but I still can't choose which)

I going to add MG Deathscythe Hell EW ver. to the final list but I'll just wait for the re-release. Maybe they fixed the faceplate by then.

Thanks for your insight.:D I need the information so I can weigh in which kit will impress me more so I can buy it. The sale goes on for a month, so I still have time to decide.

BTW. Nice collection. You paint them or just panel lining or OTB build?

skyboy928 2011-06-03 11:43

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Originally Posted by Chiu_fan (Post 3637426)
I forgot to type the "2.0" there.:heh:

This list was supposed to be longer but I just had to pick the ones I really liked, which are those in my list and I really like all of them(currently equally). As for the price, it wouldn't even bother me how high or low it is right now but I can only buy either 1 MG or 2HGs. I just want to know which kit will wow me more, know what pros and cons each kit has and a few heads-up on what I need to watch out for in those kits.(I've seen a lot of reviews already but I still can't choose which)

I going to add MG Deathscythe Hell EW ver. to the final list but I'll just wait for the re-release. Maybe they fixed the faceplate by then.

Thanks for your insight.:D I need the information so I can weigh in which kit will impress me more so I can buy it. The sale goes on for a month, so I still have time to decide.

BTW. Nice collection. You paint them or just panel lining or OTB build?

i c, in that case i would suggest to go with Hi-Nu
for all my kits i only panel lining, since i'm really suck at painting, and lately Bandai been doing a great job on the paint itself, so i'm pretty satisfy already. i do wish to learn how to paint them or even do some small scale modeling, but again.... the painting is the part where i hate the most...... :heh:

Appel 2011-06-03 11:59

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3637589)
i c, in that case i would suggest to go with Hi-Nu
for all my kits i only panel lining, since i'm really suck at painting, and lately Bandai been doing a great job on the paint itself, so i'm pretty satisfy already. i do wish to learn how to paint them or even do some small scale modeling, but again.... the painting is the part where i hate the most...... :heh:

painting really isnt that difficult. just get some proper spray paint from tamiya and you are good to go^^
i painted my freedom and im really satisfied with the result!
http://h-3.abload.de/img/foto07553hkk.jpg
its painted and top coated.
but in the future i dont think ill paint models completely anymore. like you said, bandai is doing an awesome job with the color of the plastic so i will probably just top coat them from now on.
but if there are some parts where i dont like the color i will paint those. for example, the freedom had some parts that were in a very off-black color, somewhere between black and purple. so i painted those black.

skyboy928 2011-06-03 13:54

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3637604)
painting really isnt that difficult. just get some proper spray paint from tamiya and you are good to go^^
i painted my freedom and im really satisfied with the result!
http://h-3.abload.de/img/foto07553hkk.jpg
its painted and top coated.
but in the future i dont think ill paint models completely anymore. like you said, bandai is doing an awesome job with the color of the plastic so i will probably just top coat them from now on.
but if there are some parts where i dont like the color i will paint those. for example, the freedom had some parts that were in a very off-black color, somewhere between black and purple. so i painted those black.

ic, a question tho, do you spray paint it before you cut it the pcs out or after?
i heard from one of my friend said that he spray paint the whole thing. but sometime if you want specific part in different color it's kinda hard to tell which part to paint.
also another thing prevent me from even trying is...... i live in a basement, so spray paint's smell gonna stick around for quite sometime.....:(

Appel 2011-06-03 15:19

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3637735)
ic, a question tho, do you spray paint it before you cut it the pcs out or after?
i heard from one of my friend said that he spray paint the whole thing. but sometime if you want specific part in different color it's kinda hard to tell which part to paint.
also another thing prevent me from even trying is...... i live in a basement, so spray paint's smell gonna stick around for quite sometime.....:(

i cut off the pieces from the runners, put them on sticks with tape and then i spray them with pait and stick that into a styrofoam block to let it dry.
the white pieces i didnt paint though. i left them on the runner and sprayed them with the top coat only. worked like a charm^^

the smell wont be that bad. spray everything outdoors and you will be fine. tamiya colors and top coat dry quickly. my house didnt smell at all^^ just leave a window open and you iwll be perfectly fine.

Appel 2011-06-03 15:33

i do have a question about seals though:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y37oMh1O5I...zY/s1600/5.jpg

in the top right corner he is immersing the seal in something before applying it. since there are no official water slide decals for the OO yet i suppose those are the regular sticker seals that come with the kit. is there a trick to it to apply them so that it doesnt look that horrible anymore and make them look as good as water slides?
being able to read japanese would be awesome now^^

SonicSP 2011-06-03 17:28

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3637852)
i cut off the pieces from the runners, put them on sticks with tape and then i spray them with pait and stick that into a styrofoam block to let it dry.
the white pieces i didnt paint though. i left them on the runner and sprayed them with the top coat only. worked like a charm^^

the smell wont be that bad. spray everything outdoors and you will be fine. tamiya colors and top coat dry quickly. my house didnt smell at all^^ just leave a window open and you iwll be perfectly fine.

What about the leftover piece of plastic from the branches? Do you do something to clean them off, or do you just leave them there?

Appel 2011-06-03 17:52

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Originally Posted by SonicSP (Post 3637983)
What about the leftover piece of plastic from the branches? Do you do something to clean them off, or do you just leave them there?

you mean the little bit of excess plastic thats left when you cut off a piece from the runner? the way i cut them off i usually dont have a lot of that. and if i do i just trim it off with my hobby knife.
the white pieces which i top coated i just leave like that. i trim off the excess plastic and thats it. its just top coat and not a paint nub, you dont see that when the kit is finished on the white pieces^^
the colored and black pieces i cut off the runners, trimmed off the excess plastic and then painted and top coated them. that way you dont see anything at all. no nubs no nothing^^ i was very pleased with the results.
just be careful that your clear pieces dont come into contact with top coat! because if they do they wont be clear anymore XD they look milky afterwards.

skyboy928 2011-06-03 19:35

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3638003)
you mean the little bit of excess plastic thats left when you cut off a piece from the runner? the way i cut them off i usually dont have a lot of that. and if i do i just trim it off with my hobby knife.
the white pieces which i top coated i just leave like that. i trim off the excess plastic and thats it. its just top coat and not a paint nub, you dont see that when the kit is finished on the white pieces^^
the colored and black pieces i cut off the runners, trimmed off the excess plastic and then painted and top coated them. that way you dont see anything at all. no nubs no nothing^^ i was very pleased with the results.
just be careful that your clear pieces dont come into contact with top coat! because if they do they wont be clear anymore XD they look milky afterwards.

good tips, definitely will give it a try. maybe get some cheap kit to try tho.

LoweGear 2011-06-03 19:48

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3637866)
in the top right corner he is immersing the seal in something before applying it. since there are no official water slide decals for the OO yet i suppose those are the regular sticker seals that come with the kit. is there a trick to it to apply them so that it doesnt look that horrible anymore and make them look as good as water slides?
being able to read japanese would be awesome now^^

The preceding pages certainly don't display any special solutions, hence I'm assuming they're just dipping it lightly in water, though I can't be certain.

Appel 2011-06-04 01:33

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Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 3638110)
The preceding pages certainly don't display any special solutions, hence I'm assuming they're just dipping it lightly in water, though I can't be certain.

yeah, but that liquid could be anything^^
im really curious about this. it would be awesome to have a way to apply these sticker seals in a better fashion.


edit: ok, now im pissed... the local customs dont work here on saturday >_> my OO raiser was delivered to them today but because no one was there it went back again... so now it will be delivered there on monday and on tuesday i can pick it up at their office XP
god damnit i hate that system... and with DHL they should do all the customs crap for you but now i have to go there anyway XP

Sworra 2011-06-04 08:54

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3638488)
yeah, but that liquid could be anything^^
im really curious about this. it would be awesome to have a way to apply these sticker seals in a better fashion.


edit: ok, now im pissed... the local customs dont work here on saturday >_> my OO raiser was delivered to them today but because no one was there it went back again... so now it will be delivered there on monday and on tuesday i can pick it up at their office XP
god damnit i hate that system... and with DHL they should do all the customs crap for you but now i have to go there anyway XP

Man that sucks.. I know the pain or i'm going to go through it in a bit here... I ordered from Gundam Planet in New York, since i live in Canada i have to wait for customs as well.. But my catch is and i didn't realize it until now is that i ordered it through postal mail and that our postal service in Canada is on a strike right now.. which means no package for long time.. :(

skyboy928 2011-06-04 09:37

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3638844)
Man that sucks.. I know the pain or i'm going to go through it in a bit here... I ordered from Gundam Planet in New York, since i live in Canada i have to wait for customs as well.. But my catch is and i didn't realize it until now is that i ordered it through postal mail and that our postal service in Canada is on a strike right now.. which means no package for long time.. :(

ouch....... it happen to me once, i lost one of my Gundam like that.:frustrated:
that was about 5 year ago, and the worst part it's GP03D, the freaking big one!!!
i ended up went to NYC to buy another one......
speaking of NY, i wonder if Gundam Planet have a actual store in NY:confused:
sure would like to go there and check it out ;)

Sworra 2011-06-04 10:47

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3638877)
ouch....... it happen to me once, i lost one of my Gundam like that.:frustrated:
that was about 5 year ago, and the worst part it's GP03D, the freaking big one!!!
i ended up went to NYC to buy another one......
speaking of NY, i wonder if Gundam Planet have a actual store in NY:confused:
sure would like to go there and check it out ;)

I'm not to sure if they have a store you can walk into, they don't give out an address on the webpage so i'm assuming no. :( But i must say they have a great website and the kits i've been waiting for over 4 months were in so i couldn't pass it up for another long waiting period.

So for the amount it cost me to ship it from New York to my place which is on the west coast, it was $43.00. That isn't express. Just normal, if i went express it would of cost me $78.00 which is a total rip off.
From Japan or HLJ its about the same amount on EMS with regular shipping from New York. Odd when it comes to that. :( Best place i know for shipping is hobbywave which is a flat rate but its good only if you buy lots.. and if they have stock in.

Appel 2011-06-04 10:53

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3638844)
Man that sucks.. I know the pain or i'm going to go through it in a bit here... I ordered from Gundam Planet in New York, since i live in Canada i have to wait for customs as well.. But my catch is and i didn't realize it until now is that i ordered it through postal mail and that our postal service in Canada is on a strike right now.. which means no package for long time.. :(

yeah... and like i said, the DHL express service here is supposed to do everything customs related FOR you. they bring the package, you pay taxes at the door and thats it. looks like they didnt know what do do with my package at the customs or they were "too busy" and just sent it to our local office >_>
now i have to wait 3 more days, drive there by train (i have no car, it takes me an hour just to get there) and it will be more expensive than what i would have paid to the mail man....
oh well, what can ya do... :P

sucks about your strike, too. at least i know when i will be able to pick up my package but you cant tell at all when that stupid strike will be over XP

and @skyboy928... thats even worse. id be so pissed if something like that would happen to me DX

skyboy928 2011-06-04 12:20

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3638954)
yeah... and like i said, the DHL express service here is supposed to do everything customs related FOR you. they bring the package, you pay taxes at the door and thats it. looks like they didnt know what do do with my package at the customs or they were "too busy" and just sent it to our local office >_>
now i have to wait 3 more days, drive there by train (i have no car, it takes me an hour just to get there) and it will be more expensive than what i would have paid to the mail man....
oh well, what can ya do... :P

sucks about your strike, too. at least i know when i will be able to pick up my package but you cant tell at all when that stupid strike will be over XP

and @skyboy928... thats even worse. id be so pissed if something like that would happen to me DX

Ever since that happen I stop order my gundam from over sea
Most of the time I went to NYC to buy them from Imageanime.
But the selection is quite limited, I also went to a store in Chinatown
After all it's the best when you could hold the kit in your hand before you make the purchase.

Appel 2011-06-04 12:24

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3639043)
After all it's the best when you could hold the kit in your hand before you make the purchase.

true. but here in germany thats pretty much impossible :P
i went to two big comic stores here. they had a tiny supply of kits and i got everything i was interested in. but other than that i HAVE to buy overseas. there are no shops in europe that i know of that sell gunpla with a good supply and reasonable prices...

there is one german internet shop for example but its VERY overpriced! for example, gundam exia + GN arms trans-am mode for 98€! XD i paid less for my OO raiser! XD

Znozzy 2011-06-04 12:45

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3639046)
true. but here in germany thats pretty much impossible :P
i went to two big comic stores here. they had a tiny supply of kits and i got everything i was interested in. but other than that i HAVE to buy overseas. there are no shops in europe that i know of that sell gunpla with a good supply and reasonable prices...

there is one german internet shop for example but its VERY overpriced! for example, gundam exia + GN arms trans-am mode for 98! XD i paid less for my OO raiser! XD

i'd recommend HLJ still, with SAL shipping, i've ordered atleast 15 kits from HLJ and atleast half of them are shipped by SAL, i've never gotten taxed for the SAL kits, the EMS ones _always_ get tax on them for some stupid reason.

another thing that happens me aswell is, if you get hit by tax/customs fee, they wont do your home delivery since the guy that drives the car " has no change/is not allowed to handle money ".

I dunno if its the same in germany, i live in sweden, i know UPS used to be able to handle money, but apparently the mail office can't.

if not, you can call your mail office and ask them to ship it closer to you, when i get hit with customs and have to pick it up it usually ends up 1.-2 hours away from me, a simple phonecall reduces that time to 5-10 minutes :)

i wish you the best of luck.

Appel 2011-06-04 13:00

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Originally Posted by Znozzy (Post 3639063)
i'd recommend HLJ still, with SAL shipping, i've ordered atleast 15 kits from HLJ and atleast half of them are shipped by SAL, i've never gotten taxed for the SAL kits, the EMS ones _always_ get tax on them for some stupid reason.

another thing that happens me aswell is, if you get hit by tax/customs fee, they wont do your home delivery since the guy that drives the car " has no change/is not allowed to handle money ".

I dunno if its the same in germany, i live in sweden, i know UPS used to be able to handle money, but apparently the mail office can't.

if not, you can call your mail office and ask them to ship it closer to you, when i get hit with customs and have to pick it up it usually ends up 1.-2 hours away from me, a simple phonecall reduces that time to 5-10 minutes :)

i wish you the best of luck.

SAL takes freaking forever! XD im fine with paying extra as long as i get my models in a reasonable time like a week or so. thats not the problem!

here in germany they are allowed to do that. like i said, DHL express brings it to my doorstep and i can pay the custom taxes there. and even for my PG astray that was just 8 bucks so thats ok^^
but this time they seem to have had a problem with my package. maybe the customs form wasnt filled out right by amiami or they were "too busy" so they shipped it to my local customs office.

ive been there a few times already, its no big deal. but like i said, now i have to wait 3 more days (the package will arrive there on monday and on tuesday i will get a postcard that enables me to pick it up. crappy system, i know XP i will call them though, maybe i can pick it up on monday if i bring my ID card...), drive there for about an hour and pay almost twice as much what i paid for my 200€ PG astray! XP
i payed 81€ for it so with 19% taxes thats about 15€... awesomeness! DX


also:

according to gundam guy the strike freedom is the dengeki hobbys #1 ranking master grade model:
http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/0...om-gundam.html

what are your thoughts on that? whats your #1?

Sworra 2011-06-04 18:26

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3639076)


also:

according to gundam guy the strike freedom is the dengeki hobbys #1 ranking master grade model:
http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/0...om-gundam.html

what are your thoughts on that? whats your #1?

Well Strike Freedom is the most hated and the most loved gundam so it looks like you love it or hate it. I personally like the Strike Freedom but its not my #1. If you are talking model wise i haven't built mine yet so i'm not to sure how the build goes, but from what i heard from a lot of people they say they enjoyed building it..

My #1 Gundam is the Nu Gundam / Hi Nu, Both suits are just the greatest for raw power and of course the ultimate New Type controlling them makes all the difference. I don't really have a #1 MG. All builds i do are pretty much the same, understand the instructions and your build goes good.. Look at some reviews and see what makes the build not so great. So when you get up to that part when building your MG you can change or improve that correction.

Tak 2011-06-04 18:58

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3639076)
according to gundam guy the strike freedom is the dengeki hobbys #1 ranking master grade model:
http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/0...om-gundam.html

what are your thoughts on that? whats your #1?

I am not surprised at the result. The Strike Freedom is the most popular mobile suit. Personally, I love the Strike Freedom, it is one of the most customizable suit out there (from a modeler's perspective), but from an aesthetic point of view, it is NOT my favorite (though pretty close).

My favofite is the MS18E Kampfer. The epitome of Sieg Zion!



- Tak

Nerroth 2011-06-04 19:02

Speaking of Master Grades, has there ever been any word on whether or not Bandai would ever consider a MG kit for the GSX-401FW Stargazer?

It would be neat to see in its own right, and would make a good foil for the MG Strike Noir.

TheGame2K5 2011-06-04 23:17

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Originally Posted by Chiu_fan (Post 3637372)
My local hobbyshop just started a sale and I was wondering if what kit you guys would recommend. Here's a list of the kits that I'm currently interested in:
HG 00 Qan[T]
HG Gundam Harute
HG GN Arms Type-D + Gundam Dynames
MG Zeta Gundam 2.0
MG Infinite Justice Gundam
MG Force Impulse Gundam
MG Gundam Mk.II 2.0
MG Hi-nu Gundam

Of those the only one Ive built is Infinite Justice, and I really like the kit. I like that it has a unique look, not the standard Gundam color scheme, etc. That and Im a sucker for anything with cool wings/ jet packs. lol. Hi-nu is one of the next ones I plan to get. Keep waiting on gundamstoreandmore to get 00 qan t back in stock so I can save on shipping.

skyboy928 2011-06-04 23:32

according to gundam guy the strike freedom is the dengeki hobbys #1 ranking master grade model:
http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/0...om-gundam.html

what are your thoughts on that? whats your #1?[/QUOTE]

my #1 MG kit..... i would say anyone from the G-Gundam series or Mk.II 2.0
since i build so many of them, they are pretty much the same to me, i couldn't really call myself a Gundam anime fans, since i only like the design of these Gundam not the anime itself.
the reason for G-Gundam and Mk.II 2.0 is because the skeleton. it's pretty detail and could do tons of different kind of pose. especially all G-Gundam's skeleton is like inter-lock, it won't be falling apart that easy.

skyboy928 2011-06-04 23:38

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3638948)
I'm not to sure if they have a store you can walk into, they don't give out an address on the webpage so i'm assuming no. :( But i must say they have a great website and the kits i've been waiting for over 4 months were in so i couldn't pass it up for another long waiting period.

i just check with them on facebook, they say that they do have a office in NYC, but warehouse is in NJ, however they were about to do on pick up there soon, so i guess i could place a order online and go pick up in NJ, which wasn't bad at all, since i know exactly when will have the kit in my hand, you know those feeling that you place the other and keep on wondering when the hell they gonna ship it.
if every company's shipping policy is as good as the one i'm working for, we all could get our kits in 2 day!!! :D

now i wonder if i could place a order and ask them let me handle the shipping process. if so that would be nice......

Sworra 2011-06-04 23:52

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3639564)
i just check with them on facebook, they say that they do have a office in NYC, but warehouse is in NJ, however they were about to do on pick up there soon, so i guess i could place a order online and go pick up in NJ, which wasn't bad at all, since i know exactly when will have the kit in my hand, you know those feeling that you place the other and keep on wondering when the hell they gonna ship it.
if every company's shipping policy is as good as the one i'm working for, we all could get our kits in 2 day!!! :D

now i wonder if i could place a order and ask them let me handle the shipping process. if so that would be nice......

Yeah that would be a dream if we can allow ourselves to handle the shipping. lol I don't mind the wait considering i have other kits to build.. But i can see if others have nothing to work on and want to start it as soon as possible.

SonicSP 2011-06-05 00:58

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Originally Posted by Chiu_fan (Post 3637372)
My local hobbyshop just started a sale and I was wondering if what kit you guys would recommend. Here's a list of the kits that I'm currently interested in:
HG 00 Qan[T]
HG Gundam Harute
HG GN Arms Type-D + Gundam Dynames
MG Zeta Gundam 2.0
MG Infinite Justice Gundam
MG Force Impulse Gundam
MG Gundam Mk.II 2.0
MG Hi-nu Gundam

HG 00 Qan(T) is a good deal if you like the design, it's articulation is the same as HG 00 Raiser who Dalong nicknamed Yoga Gundam once or something. Do note that the Sword Bits do not come with a stand so if you want them flying around, your going to have to get creative on your own, much like what I had to do.

I would recommend againts HG Harute even of you like the design. The GN Sword Rifles are too bulky and heavy, infactthe whole MS is too bulky and heavy. At least my experiences with it is not good so far.

HG Dynames GN Arms is just overpriced for me, get it if you truly truly dig the design and want one. One of it's selling points usd to be the GN pistols for HG Dynames, bit that is no longer the cas since you can obtain them by buying HG Astraea Type F now.

Appel 2011-06-05 07:11

yeah, i agree that the MG strike freedom is a great model and i bet it was voted like that because of the insane popularity of the suit itself (it was my first gundam model, too).
as a model itself my favorite would be the MK-II 2.0 right now. best kit ive ever put together so far^^
if i would go by design that would be tough for me... no idea what id choose then.

skyboy928 2011-06-06 09:30

just receive some bad news from my go to guy when it come to Gundam kits...... his business wasn't doing that great, so this month he can't help me to import some kits..... guess i will have to place couple order myself......sigh.
by the way, if i were to get a spray paint kit, which one should i go for? and how much will it be?

Sworra 2011-06-06 13:35

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3641361)
just receive some bad news from my go to guy when it come to Gundam kits...... his business wasn't doing that great, so this month he can't help me to import some kits..... guess i will have to place couple order myself......sigh.
by the way, if i were to get a spray paint kit, which one should i go for? and how much will it be?

Never knew they had kits for spray paint. If you are going to be spray painting look at your color guild in the manual and choose what paints you want.. Don't really need a spray paint kit. What does a spray paint kit include by the way?


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