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Providenceangle 2013-08-06 06:10

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Originally Posted by Zeydra (Post 4783739)
Been a while since I asked this question and it seems it's all I ever ask, I'm becoming a parrot. :heh:

So, I'm thinking of getting an order in with hlj for some attack on titan bookmarks, and was thinking of grabbing a kit with the order. Problem is that everything it seems is on order with nothing in stock, so I've settled for getting a delta plus master grade. The question, like a parrot (I'll not be asking this much more, I promise!) is how would a delta plus mg go for someone who's only built one master grade?

It's not a bad kit. Pay close attention to nub locations.(I kinda cut off some detail because it was too close to nubs...) I personally didn't like it much, only because it's a transforming fighter. I just personally prefer solid chests. Other then that, it's straight forward. It's not hard to build. Just take your time and you'll be fine.

Zeydra 2013-08-06 06:23

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4783813)
It's not a bad kit. Pay close attention to nub locations.(I kinda cut off some detail because it was too close to nubs...) I personally didn't like it much, only because it's a transforming fighter. I just personally prefer solid chests. Other then that, it's straight forward. It's not hard to build. Just take your time and you'll be fine.

Cool, it sounds like my kind of kit then, I'll get one in the private warehouse to wait for the bookmarks to be released. Thanks for the advice.

panzerfan 2013-08-06 06:27

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Originally Posted by RobotCat (Post 4783397)
So I actually got this about 1 and a half weeks ago but didn't get around to unboxing it until now. This is the Elyn Hobby 1/100th scale NZ-666 Kshatriya and it was ridiculously expensive. The box is gigantic (you can compare it to a normal Bandai 1/100th scale box in the parts picture).

The color seems show accurate, but I probably want to coat it with a layer of paint since the show colors don't look that great on plastic. I'll probably practice on that Tieren I bought first though, as this would be a really expensive screw up if I did mess anything up.

There were also 2 parts missing (really tiny, almost missed them when I was inspecting parts) so I had to e-mail them to get them to re-ship them. I'm guessing I might also need to do some putty work to get everything to fit together based on some other reviews I've read, but I'm actually pretty familiar with sculpting with putty so it shouldn't be too bad.

http://i.imgur.com/sxlqu3s.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/wydpHLK.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/Zi7CWMt.jpg?1

The quality of this kit is really something! The kit does run in the ballpark of 200 USD, but I can see why now... wow.

Znozzy 2013-08-06 06:32

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Originally Posted by Zeydra (Post 4783739)
Been a while since I asked this question and it seems it's all I ever ask, I'm becoming a parrot. :heh:

So, I'm thinking of getting an order in with hlj for some attack on titan bookmarks, and was thinking of grabbing a kit with the order. Problem is that everything it seems is on order with nothing in stock, so I've settled for getting a delta plus master grade. The question, like a parrot (I'll not be asking this much more, I promise!) is how would a delta plus mg go for someone who's only built one master grade?

Honestly, there is no real difference between HG, NG 1/100, MG or even RG kits.

except the numbers of nubs you need to cut off

Other than the amount of parts, if you can build a HG without breaking anything, im quite sure you can handle a MG without problems, it's just alot more parts. that's it, lol.

If you have any doubt about being able to build it, check out dalong.net. They have most kit manuals up on their review page, great for checking out kits before buying them.

Providenceangle 2013-08-06 06:35

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Originally Posted by Zeydra (Post 4783819)
Cool, it sounds like my kind of kit then, I'll get one in the private warehouse to wait for the bookmarks to be released. Thanks for the advice.

Oh yeah... Um... Get an action base for it. It sucks at standing lol

Zeydra 2013-08-06 07:11

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4783828)
Oh yeah... Um... Get an action base for it. It sucks at standing lol

It's sounding even more like a perfect fit, I myself suck at standing kits to begin with. :heh:

jimsbeanz 2013-08-06 09:04

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4783653)
Wow, a $160 kit and there's still some missing parts? That sucks. Does that also happens when you buy other resin kits? I've never bought one before.

I find with resin kits it really depends on who you buy from. If it is from the original modeller who made the resin kit, the chances are you'll be fine maybe a duplicate mirrored piece or something.

IF you get a bootleg( copy or reprint of resin kit) from a 3rd party group you might run into issues because they don't have put the same amount of attention into packing as the original.

Providenceangle 2013-08-06 11:14

No more gunpla!!! You're not getting anymore of my money Bandai. You parasitic monsters!!

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps41b579e6.jpg

Sworra 2013-08-06 12:27

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4784118)
No more gunpla!!! You're not getting anymore of my money Bandai. You parasitic monsters!!

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps41b579e6.jpg

Someone is going to be busy!!! You have the Duel already?

Providenceangle 2013-08-06 14:31

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 4784193)
Someone is going to be busy!!! You have the Duel already?

It was out of stock... I'll get it later. Only problem I see with the duel is, if I'll bother to use the assault shroud. I prefer the actual suit. Of course, if I decide to not use the armor, I lose the gimmicks too.

I might work on a huge display piece, with all the seed suits, I own. Only thing holding me back is, if I should go with their anime colours, or do I go with a custom set. I'll give them all leds and such. I'm worried about how it will come out is all.

Skye629 2013-08-06 15:36

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4784118)
No more gunpla!!! You're not getting anymore of my money Bandai. You parasitic monsters!!

You know in your heart that your statement will eventually crumble into dust

Providenceangle 2013-08-06 16:47

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4784339)
You know in your heart that your statement will eventually crumble into dust

I'm just venting the rage of my empty wallet...

As a non Seed fan. Having watched it back in the days, as well as recently... These MGs are amazing. "ANY"! Gunpla fan should have one. At least one of these 2012-13 releases. I'm a UC fan, but the seed kits are far better then the UC releases recently... I'm having more fun with the Buster, then I had with the Ver Ka Nu(one of my favorite suits period).

Sworra 2013-08-06 16:51

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4784289)
It was out of stock... I'll get it later. Only problem I see with the duel is, if I'll bother to use the assault shroud. I prefer the actual suit. Of course, if I decide to not use the armor, I lose the gimmicks too.

I might work on a huge display piece, with all the seed suits, I own. Only thing holding me back is, if I should go with their anime colours, or do I go with a custom set. I'll give them all leds and such. I'm worried about how it will come out is all.

Well if you don't bother with the assault shroud, you still have the option to use it later, or mod it and put it on something else. (like the Strike RM) it might share the same proportions. I like the actual suit myself but after seeing the assault shroud on the Duel its worth it..

If your doing a huge display, I would go with the anime colours. You have a lot of work already with the display (unless your considering making a diorama) I wouldn't change anything on the suits. But its your display you make it how you like it to be, either way i'd probably like it anyway you choose.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-08-06 17:36

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4784289)
Only problem I see with the duel is, if I'll bother to use the assault shroud. I prefer the actual suit. Of course, if I decide to not use the armor, I lose the gimmicks too.

The AS is great. It doesn’t significantly reduce the articulation and actually makes the kit looks better.
Dynamic tag cannot be rendered. (PrintableThread) It only have one problem: the front skirt likes to come off which sucks.

Still, preferring the “naked” mode is also fine.
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Providenceangle 2013-08-06 21:09

I just like it naked. Like if I had been in charge of seed, Duel would have been strike. It looks far better imo.

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 4784402)
mod it and put it on something else. (like the Strike RM)

Maybe I'll do that and make the Duel Aile and Strike Assault Shroud lol


So yeah building the Aegis, kinda run into some snags. I'll have to come up with a way to run light through the head camera and such... I donno how I will yet. Maybe I'll just leave the long top part clear coloured. Then run light through the rest of the head.

suiton629 2013-08-06 21:53

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4784118)
No more gunpla!!! You're not getting anymore of my money Bandai. You parasitic monsters!!

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps41b579e6.jpg

Only way Bandai can make Seed/Seed Destiny MGs more tempting.

Freedom RM Ver.
Justice
Strike Freedom RM Ver.
Infinite Justice RM Ver.
Desting RM Ver.
Force Impulse RM Ver.
Sword Impulse RM Ver.
Blast Impulse
Savior

Imagine those getting MG releases.

>_<

Then Bandai would destroy my wallet forever. And then there's the rest of Wing EW, Age, and 00.

I recently pre-ordered the MG Strike Rouge Phoenix, MG Age-2 Normal Special Forces [online exclusive] and MG Age-1 Normal Unit 2 [online exclusive]...

firefox 2013-08-07 04:29

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4784623)
Only way Bandai can make Seed/Seed Destiny MGs more tempting.

Freedom RM Ver.
Justice
Strike Freedom RM Ver.
Infinite Justice RM Ver.
Desting RM Ver.
Force Impulse RM Ver.
Sword Impulse RM Ver.
Blast Impulse
Savior

Imagine those getting MG releases.

>_<

Then Bandai would destroy my wallet forever. And then there's the rest of Wing EW, Age, and 00.

I recently pre-ordered the MG Strike Rouge Phoenix, MG Age-2 Normal Special Forces [online exclusive] and MG Age-1 Normal Unit 2 [online exclusive]...

Here we go again, apparantly he's back from vacation....

When will you learn that you do not get a new kit for a model that allready has a modern kit out there?

You will not get a new destiny, strike freedom, Infinite justice or impulse in the next 5 years unless it's a new variant of the same existing kit.

Providenceangle 2013-08-07 06:59

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Originally Posted by firefox (Post 4784912)
Here we go again, apparantly he's back from vacation....

When will you learn that you do not get a new kit for a model that allready has a modern kit out there?

You will not get a new destiny, strike freedom, Infinite justice or impulse in the next 5 years unless it's a new variant of the same existing kit.

The only reason I can conceive, that he's so obsessed with RM or 2.0 releases, is because he doesn't paint. If you paint, make your own panel lines, scratch build. You will always make stuff better then bandai anyway.

Appel 2013-08-07 08:40

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4784289)
It was out of stock... I'll get it later. Only problem I see with the duel is, if I'll bother to use the assault shroud. I prefer the actual suit. Of course, if I decide to not use the armor, I lose the gimmicks too.

I might work on a huge display piece, with all the seed suits, I own. Only thing holding me back is, if I should go with their anime colours, or do I go with a custom set. I'll give them all leds and such. I'm worried about how it will come out is all.

I like it with and without the shroud. The shroud itself also doesn't add that many gimmicks, it's more about the looks than anything else.

Providenceangle 2013-08-07 10:21

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4785087)
I like it with and without the shroud. The shroud itself also doesn't add that many gimmicks, it's more about the looks than anything else.

The missile bay is one. The jet pack part. I'll figure it out once I have the kit.

Man Aegis is nothing like the other kits... Still an interesting build.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps8bd5a59b.jpg

RX93-2 2013-08-07 11:00

To be fair to suiton, I think a RM Freedom isn't totally out of question.

Providenceangle 2013-08-07 11:04

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Originally Posted by RX93-2 (Post 4785203)
To be fair to suiton, I think a RM Freedom isn't totally out of question.

It's not about unfair. I'm personally not trying to be a massive troll/dick about it. I just understand that the likeliness of it happening, it's next to nothing. The Freedom is a good kit already. Sure it's not perfect, it doesn't have the best gimmicks, it could be made to look more like the RG. I doubt it will happen is all.

Appel 2013-08-07 11:13

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4785160)
The missile bay is one. The jet pack part.

I always value the looks of a kit over the gimmicks^^ So if I prefered the regular Duel without the shroud then I wouldn't care about the shroud one bit and keep it off the model :3

Skye629 2013-08-07 14:17

A trip to the local hobby store has yielded yet another impulse buy for me

HGUC EZ-8! This should be fun to build with my Gouf Flight Type

Appel 2013-08-07 17:47

Oh yeah, that does sound like fun^^

I am in the middle of building the RG GP01 FB now.
Well... It's definitely not as flimsy as the first RG but the torso is awful :T Nothing wants to hold together in that section.
I need to pick up some glue tomorrow...

Providenceangle 2013-08-07 20:04

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4785219)
I always value the looks of a kit over the gimmicks^^ So if I prefered the regular Duel without the shroud then I wouldn't care about the shroud one bit and keep it off the model :3

I'm just saying it's a loss. I'm not overly concerned.

@Skye629 Ez8 is pretty cool. I've just got too much of a back log to build anything else. I wanna get that kit though. I really want the old MG too, Maybe RX-79(G). Seems pretty legit.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-08-07 20:54

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4784584)
I had been in charge of seed, Duel would have been strike. It looks far better imo.

If it were up to me, I would make Blitz the main Gundam and have Kira forced to pilot it in place of Strike :D. To me, Blitz is one of the fairest Gundam out there that didn't get much love. It is streamlined, stealthy-black and elegant without oversized backpack *coughiwspcoughdestinycough*nor arsenal overload *coughdestinycoughperfectstrikecough*. In fact, Blitz is the reason I started Gunpla. The design is so appealing I had to get the kit. Thus, without further ado I bought the 1/100 Blitz as my first kit. When Bandai announced MG Blitz, you wouldn’t know how happy I was and instantly pre-ordered it. Now that I have both Blitz which is faithful to the TV design (1/100) and Blitz with pseudo-Evolve design (MG), I felt pretty much complete. The others are just secondary addition to this hobby of mine compared to Blitz :p.

DuelGundam2099 2013-08-07 21:20

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Still, preferring the “naked” mode is also fine.
Note to self: Get mace.

Are upcoming models announced in magazines? If yes may I ask what titles?

Providenceangle 2013-08-07 21:32

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4785684)
If it were up to me, I would make Blitz the main Gundam

I have the blitz too don't worry! lol I wish I didn't have to recast the red camera part in clear resin though!!!!!

Yeah I gotta admit, most of the suits have this crazy huge backpack...

Kinda like this guy:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...psd7d35385.jpg

Already cutting up my brand new kit :upset: All for the sake of beauty. Man I love how the camera looks with the led. I cut off these tabs on the lightpipe(the ones that used to hold it in place) and it turned out this way. Before the pegs were pipping light directly out of the camera... Now it just gives it a surrounding hue.

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Originally Posted by DuelGundam2099 (Post 4785703)
Note to self: Get mace.

Are upcoming models announced in magazines? If yes may I ask what titles?

Not my fault you're sexy without all those big bulky plates on ;)

Dengeki hobby usually has most of the stuff. I'm sure there are others, I just can't recall at this moment.

Providenceangle 2013-08-08 14:56

Finally finished building...

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps6b107d5a.jpg

Got the leds into most of the heads today too:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps652a88df.jpghttp://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...psebcfd4ec.jpghttp://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps14e0017a.jpg

Aegis like I figured, needs some extra work. There is a grey support piece... I'm going to have to cast it in clear. It's part of the whole structure, so it needs to be there.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps70ce9f0d.jpg

suiton629 2013-08-08 15:02

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4786587)
Finally finished building...

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps6b107d5a.jpg

Got the leds into most of the heads today too:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps652a88df.jpghttp://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...psebcfd4ec.jpghttp://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps14e0017a.jpg

Aegis like I figured, needs some extra work. There is a grey support piece... I'm going to have to cast it in clear. It's part of the whole structure, so it needs to be there.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps70ce9f0d.jpg

That first picture is pretty epic! Is that the RM Ver. of the Aile Strike MG?

I wish Bandai would do the RM Ver. for Freedom and also release a MG Justice.

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Anyway, I've been weirdly getting into Gundam X a lot lately. =D I guess I'm only now able to actually watch it and I really enjoy it so far. =D I've only seen the first 2 episodes and so far I have to say it's pretty damn fun.

It's a shame that we don't have any MGs from it and only now getting the HGAW Double X soon. Should I just get the HGs for X and X Divider right now or just hope and wait for the MGs?

Skye629 2013-08-08 15:40

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4786597)
That first picture is pretty epic! Is that the RM Ver. of the Aile Strike MG?

I wish Bandai would do the RM Ver. for Freedom and also release a MG Justice.

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Anyway, I've been weirdly getting into Gundam X a lot lately. =D I guess I'm only now able to actually watch it and I really enjoy it so far. =D I've only seen the first 2 episodes and so far I have to say it's pretty damn fun.

It's a shame that we don't have any MGs from it and only now getting the HGAW Double X soon. Should I just get the HGs for X and X Divider right now or just hope and wait for the MGs?

You replied to his haul earlier, and you saw that he bought a RM Strike, dont ask pointless questions

As for X: Its a good show, highly underrated imo, keep watching it!

As for its kits: Get the HGs, the MGs are a LONG way off imo though they would be easy to do in 3 months and moved out of the way (2 kits, and 1 remold/altered version)

I would totally get a MG X-Divider if they ever saw fit to release it

Providenceangle 2013-08-08 15:53

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4786633)
You replied to his haul earlier, and you saw that he bought a RM Strike, dont ask pointless questions

As for X: Its a good show, highly underrated imo, keep watching it!

As for its kits: Get the HGs, the MGs are a LONG way off imo though they would be easy to do in 3 months and moved out of the way (2 kits, and 1 remold/altered version)

I would totally get a MG X-Divider if they ever saw fit to release it

Yeah I wasn't gonna say anything lol

As for X. The show is meh for me. It was a decent watch back in the days but... Yeah.

MGs... You do realize, it costs Bandai around or close to a million for a mg? A shitty little poly cap mold costs 10,000. Trust me I know. I've seen the ins and outs of injection molding. I've seen molds that cost 2 million dollars. Big ass things, that make lawn furniture.

If they figure they can make their costs back, or find a way to remake it, or find an excuse to make the DX and other Gundam X suits popular enough to make a profit.

I don't know about everyone else, but me, I'm a Canadian. So my first Gundam, like most North Americans, was wing. Now wing wasn't as widely accepted as Seed. Which is getting mad releases. Some of the best so far in fact! Bandai is focused on japan(which is why seed is the main focus most of the time. Because of it's success there). They make kits for world wide sales, but they don't focus on the rest of the world. Keep that in mind when you think about what we should, or shouldn't get in terms of whatever scale.

suiton629 2013-08-08 16:22

The way I see it.

X and X Divider can be in 1 box like the MG Exia Ignition Mode has Exia and Exia R1 in 1 box. That way, if you really want it, you'd have to buy 2x of that kit. =P (for MG Exia I got the regular, Ignition Mode, and Trans Am).

So that would be 1 MG that would potentially and easily turn into 2 kit purchases.

The next thing Bandai would have to do is do a "new" or partially new mold for the Double X and then release the G-Falcon as an online exclusive.

@Providenceangle

:eyespin: :twitch:

Seriously?! $1,000,000 for a MG mold? O_O It's no wonder Bandai lately has been doing a lot of online exclusives and trying to make kits that can be rehashed easily and quickly (i.e. like the Age line of MGs).

Providenceangle 2013-08-08 16:27

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4786674)
The way I see it.

X and X Divider can be in 1 box like the MG Exia Ignition Mode has Exia and Exia R1 in 1 box. That way, if you really want it, you'd have to buy 2x of that kit. =P (for MG Exia I got the regular, Ignition Mode, and Trans Am).

So that would be 1 MG that would potentially and easily turn into 2 kit purchases.

The next thing Bandai would have to do is do a "new" or partially new mold for the Double X and then release the G-Falcon as an online exclusive.

@Providenceangle

:eyespin: :twitch:

Seriously?! $1,000,000 for a MG mold? O_O It's no wonder Bandai lately has been doing a lot of online exclusives and trying to make kits that can be rehashed easily and quickly (i.e. like the Age line of MGs).

Dude it's not one mold!! Each runner is it's own mold. Even one mold can cost millions! Millions! I doubt bandai has even one mold that cost 1 mil, but when you factor in all the runners in a MG, cost of artist, engineers, machinery, electricity, labour. Yeah one mg is pushing a million in "cost". With the Seed kits, they saved some cost by reusing parts. Polycaps, using common runners, etc... But MG Nu ver ka. Or the Upcoming Sazabi? I can say for certain they will have molds costing 100,000 a piece.

Molds are cut from billet(meaning a solid block of metal), or they are multiple piece which are bolted. They have to have water channels to cool the parts. They have to have chromed surfaces(which is expensive). I've done everything from working with material, or installing molds into machines, worked with the guys who repair them. I've seen the ins and outs over a 4 year period.

suiton629 2013-08-08 16:34

Wow. O_O
Surprised that Bandai just doesn't drop some Grade then. I mean aren't MGs the most popular from modelers and fans in Japan and elsewhere around the world? Why not drop like the HG line and instead keep SD, MG, and PG?

Do more SDs, eventually do MG's, and then occasionally do PGs?

panzerfan 2013-08-08 16:35

This is what I got for the time being (since it's show and tell moment...)

http://s23.postimg.org/eyc7r7mgb/nugundam.jpg

This didn't turn out that badly. LED wise, I am waiting on the Bandai green LEDs. It's supposedly coming with the Evo Hi-nu bootleg that I ordered through...

btw, what should I do with the bazooka and rifle color wise?

suiton629 2013-08-08 16:37

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Originally Posted by panzerfan (Post 4786684)
This is what I got for the time being (since it's show and tell moment...)

...

This didn't turn out that badly. LED wise, I am waiting on the Bandai green LEDs. It's supposedly coming with the Evo Hi-nu bootleg that I ordered through...

btw, what should I do with the bazooka and rifle color wise?

:( Bootlegs..

panzerfan 2013-08-08 16:39

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4786686)
:( Bootlegs..

Hey! I have the Bandai Hi-nu you know! But only bootleg can turn that to the Evolve design which I like much more...

(plus I want to mount the fin funnels on ver.Ka Hi-nu style somehow)

suiton629 2013-08-08 16:40

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Originally Posted by panzerfan (Post 4786687)
Hey! I have the Bandai Hi-nu you know! But only bootleg can turn that to the Evolve design which I like much more...

(plus I want to mount the fin funnels on ver.Ka Hi-nu style somehow)

Well you could always paint it into the Evolve color scheme of the authentic MG Nu Gundam Ver. Ka.


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