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Providenceangle 2013-08-08 16:40

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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?

Carry over the colours. The leds aren't that great. PM with your location. I have 2, maybe I can give you them. They are the ones for the 1/100 NG 00 Gundam. (green of course) They are the same as any of the led units though.

@Suiton They don't drop, because they make profit like crazy. Think about it, 500,000 units sold @50USD. That's a decent chunk of change.

panzerfan 2013-08-08 16:47

One of the things that I've been struck by with this kit is just how good Bandai's techniques are. Revell's recent Bismarck in 1:350 or the Dragon kits do not boast the kind of fit that I am getting out of the box with this thing.

It'll take 3D printers to beat Bandai at this rate. Frankly, they can justify their prices on the MG stuff. I had to pay 100 dollar-ish for those hulking battleship model kits...

Providenceangle 2013-08-08 16:49

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Originally Posted by panzerfan (Post 4786694)
One of the things that I've been struck by with this kit is just how good Bandai's techniques are. Revell's recent Bismarck in 1:350 or the Dragon kits do not boast the kind of fit that I am getting out of the box with this thing.

It'll take 3D printers to beat Bandai at this rate. Frankly, they can justify their prices on the MG stuff. I had to pay 100 dollar-ish for those hulking battleship model kits...

They use 3d printers to prototype lol!

I'd love to have 3d printer to make parts for gundams. You could make crazy aftermarket gear for your suits. 1-3,000USD for a printer is still too much though.

panzerfan 2013-08-08 16:53

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4786696)
They use 3d printers to prototype lol!

I'd love to have 3d printer to make parts for gundams. You could make crazy aftermarket gear for your suits. 1-3,000USD for a printer is still too much though.

I was thinking that too. You can save a huge amount of time by having polystyrene parts being printed such printers. Just a general outline would do since detailing is not an issue. You'd get much stronger parts out of it too.

Appel 2013-08-08 16:55

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4786683)
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?

You do realize that they are making so many new HG models for a reason, right?
I really don't think you should question the business model of a toy company that has been in business for ages.

I also just finished my RG GP01.

http://abload.de/img/dsc_22497tjh6.jpg

Well, what can I say... I still don't like Real Grades :P
It looks great but it's still pretty flimsy. Syd from HLJ says this is his favorite kit ever. I really don't see why.

suiton629 2013-08-08 16:56

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4786701)
You do realize that they are making so many new HG models for a reason, right?
I really don't think you should question the business model of a toy company that has been in business for ages.

I also just finished my RG GP01.

http://abload.de/img/dsc_22497tjh6.jpg

Well, what can I say... I still don't like Real Grades :P
It looks great but it's still pretty flimsy. Syd from HLJ says this is his favorite kit ever. I really don't see why.

To sell more kits?

Appel 2013-08-08 17:17

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4786703)
To sell more kits?

Doubtful. He isn't advertising for HLJ on his own website. I think if he was he would rate the more expensive models a lot higher :P

Bonta Kun 2013-08-08 17:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by panzerfan (Post 4786694)
One of the things that I've been struck by with this kit is just how good Bandai's techniques are. Revell's recent Bismarck in 1:350 or the Dragon kits do not boast the kind of fit that I am getting out of the box with this thing.

It'll take 3D printers to beat Bandai at this rate. Frankly, they can justify their prices on the MG stuff. I had to pay 100 dollar-ish for those hulking battleship model kits...

I def praise Bandai's work with their models but the stuff that requires glue is abit different imo.
They require alot more patience and effort to make "right".
Bandai is more "out of the box" ready which means being much better quality.

But then I find the Japanese stuff to be really well made regardless, however I do think injection kits that require glue should be as they are and require the effort needed to make them great.
If they were at the same level as the gunpla then they would be pretty boring to make really :)

suiton629 2013-08-08 17:57

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4786720)
Doubtful. He isn't advertising for HLJ on his own website. I think if he was he would rate the more expensive models a lot higher :P

Well if he made it obvious that he was trying to advertise, then:

a. he would get fired or not paid as much..or at least not host HLJ TV anymore
b. HLJ would look bad

:p

It's all about the professional sales tactics.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-08-08 17:59

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4786689)
Well you could always paint it into the Evolve color scheme of the authentic MG Nu Gundam Ver. Ka.

Panzerfan wants to mod his Nu Ka so that it has Hi-Nu's backpack. You can't do that with just painting it.

Providenceangle 2013-08-08 18:00

Maybe he just likes the kit? I know I will. Regardless of it's flaws. If he wanted to sell more kits, he put a discount in there. Then you will sell more.

Skye629 2013-08-08 23:18

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4786683)
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?

They did cut some lines, namely 1/100 NG and 1/60 NG leaving SD, HG, MG, and PG, which is actually quite the perfect balance which gives something to everyone.

SD's for the kids and SD fans (come on, those things are cute), HGs for the more budgeted/casual/younger collectors/fans (and providing huge selections which surpasses all of the other lines as well as being cheaper to produce), MGs for the more serious modelers and fans, and PG rounding it all up at the very peak for the most hardcore/final kit (and the ultimate model to display in your room)

Cutting HGs would be one of the worst mistakes they could ever make, PERIOD

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

Bootlegs have their uses, particularly for chopping up and modding >:3

Skye629 2013-08-08 23:24

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4786703)
To sell more kits?

OR

Pure nostalgia/fan factor

I grew up with Wing, which started me off, followed shortly by 0083, which to this day is still in my top 3 favorite Gundam animations ever

0083 FTW

suiton629 2013-08-09 00:08

How is the HG X and HG X Divider?

Skye629 2013-08-09 02:03

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4787050)
How is the HG X and HG X Divider?

Very nice kits, only one which needs some work is the Divider, particularly on the beam harmonica (red on outsides and gray for gun nozzles inside)

Providenceangle 2013-08-09 09:45

Picture sucks but, Destiny is done. All I gotta do now is paint it and never touch it again.... lol
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...psee4fc701.jpg

suiton629 2013-08-09 09:58

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4787149)
Very nice kits, only one which needs some work is the Divider, particularly on the beam harmonica (red on outsides and gray for gun nozzles inside)

I saw the reviews from rrobbert, and I have to say that I think my preference still stands. I will have to wait and hope for MGs.

I feel like 70% certain that Bandai will do some in like 2014...like a gut feeling I had similar to MG 00 Qan[t] where people told me no way and that it'd take at least like 5 years or something..LOL

MoonLightShadows 2013-08-09 18:33

oohh, Here it is folks! the HGUC I have been waiting all year for. The HGUC Zogok Unicorn Colors. :D
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Kirayuki 2013-08-09 20:57

The new announcement for the new Metal Build
http://tamashii.jp/tamashii/images/b...lbuild_new.jpg

Judging from the Director (Shigeta Satoshi), it's likely from SEED/Destiny. He was the one doing base design for MB Freedom and the animation director of SEED.

Skye629 2013-08-10 03:37

Soooo.......How many of you are gonna play the waiting game with me now for the MG 3.0 G3 Gundam???

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-08-10 04:06

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4788466)
Soooo.......How many of you are gonna play the waiting game with me now for the MG 3.0 G3 Gundam???

*raise a hand*

I always like the G3 version. IIRC so far, there's always a G3 version for each RX-78-2 MG (except ver. 1.5). Or maybe Bandai will do something different this time and give us RX-78-1 version instead :D.

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__...f9/Rx-78-1.jpg

suiton629 2013-08-10 05:29

Just wondering.. How many people are getting the MG Age-2 Normal SP Forces (online exclusive), MG Age-1 Normal Unit 2 (online exclusive), and or the MG Strike Rouge Ootori?

Skye629 2013-08-10 16:29

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4788490)
*raise a hand*

I always like the G3 version. IIRC so far, there's always a G3 version for each RX-78-2 MG (except ver. 1.5). Or maybe Bandai will do something different this time and give us RX-78-1 version instead :D.

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__...f9/Rx-78-1.jpg

Or both! :D (personally like the G3 the best out of all the RX-78s, but the 1 is nice too)

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-08-10 17:19

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4789203)
Or both! :D (personally like the G3 the best out of all the RX-78s, but the 1 is nice too)

My favorite RX-78 was actually RX-78-6 Mudrock out of the seven RX-78s :D. RX-78-5 G05 is a close second, especially if it's equipped with its gattling gun. G3 is my third favorite.
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Providenceangle 2013-08-10 19:09

I have a simple answer. Buy 3.0, modify it and paint it. That or pay someone to do it ;) lol

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-08-10 22:03

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4789357)
I have a simple answer. Buy 3.0, modify it and paint it. That or pay someone to do it ;) lol

Well, we wait just in case G3 3.0 is gonna be released as a regular item like its G3 1.0 & G3 2.0 predecessors. It’d be cheaper and more practical to get it than painting the RX-78-2 3.0.

Providenceangle 2013-08-11 11:20

Well I know one thing. If they don't release RG Impulse, I'll use

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-18BUwcbrwB...I/s1600/18.jpg

To make it.

Skye629 2013-08-11 16:41

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4789544)
Well, we wait just in case G3 3.0 is gonna be released as a regular item like its G3 1.0 & G3 2.0 predecessors. Itíd be cheaper and more practical to get it than painting the RX-78-2 3.0.

^^^THIS^^^

I dont spray paint since the weather where Im at varies alot, also it rains a ton up here and painting inside is out of the question

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4790133)
Well I know one thing. If they don't release RG Impulse, I'll use

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-18BUwcbrwB...I/s1600/18.jpg

To make it.

Shouldn't you wait? The third DESTINY RG might be the Impulse (not as likely as the Justice, but its probably the next choice)

Providenceangle 2013-08-11 16:48

I'm just saying "if". I'll get it anyway. I don't really want to get a MG Strike Freedom so, I'll settle for the RG. If they don't make it, I'll get an extra RG SF and then the HG impulse and go from there.

Skye629 2013-08-11 16:53

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4790424)
I'm just saying "if". I'll get it anyway. I don't really want to get a MG Strike Freedom so, I'll settle for the RG. If they don't make it, I'll get an extra RG SF and then the HG impulse and go from there.

Wouldn't the RG Destiny be easier to mod though? Their shapes are more similar, and if you get the SF to mod you may have more work cut out for you in some areas

On another note, is your mode purely aesthetic or are you gonna try to fully replicate the transformation/splitting?

Providenceangle 2013-08-11 17:10

I'll use the MG to show the differences:

http://kengunpla.files.wordpress.com...7563324129.jpghttp://itcamp2010.teacher.org.hk/201...20Scale(2).jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7MFjN9p9PB...ampaign_17.jpg

Now if I were to mod a RG, which one looks more like the Impulse?

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4790427)
On another note, is your mode purely aesthetic or are you gonna try to fully replicate the transformation/splitting?


Just cosmetic. I don't care for transformation gimmicks.

Revolutionist 2013-08-11 20:28

Hey guys, where would I be able to get replacement parts for a model kit?

I lost one of those connectors that connects the leg to the main body on the MG Tallgeese, and now I can't finish the model =/.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-08-12 06:26

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Originally Posted by Revolutionist (Post 4790594)
Hey guys, where would I be able to get replacement parts for a model kit?

I lost one of those connectors that connects the leg to the main body on the MG Tallgeese, and now I can't finish the model =/.

I honestly donít know, but at least in my country, there is a site where you can buy used kits or gunpla parts from others. That, or you can get the cheap Chinese knockoff to cannibalize the parts you need. If Iím not mistaken, TT Hongli or Daban will release their MG Tallgeese knockoffs soon.

Znozzy 2013-08-12 08:25

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Originally Posted by Revolutionist (Post 4790594)
Hey guys, where would I be able to get replacement parts for a model kit?

I lost one of those connectors that connects the leg to the main body on the MG Tallgeese, and now I can't finish the model =/.

don't move anything, start the Search and Rescue with a flashlight.

It fell, it's still there somewhere. don't give up hope - i found one of the small square parts for the MG Impulse's Knee after three and a half hours of search and rescue once. :D

suiton629 2013-08-12 08:34

I hate that about MGs. The small parts that seem to fly away from you and you can never seem to find it. I especially hate trying to put in those damn cockpits and the figure inside of the cockpit since many times they never seem to want to peg in all the way.

>_<

Providenceangle 2013-08-12 09:15

I have to agree with Znozzy. Unless it fell somewhere you can't get it,(down an air return vent or something) you should look as hard as you can.

Now as for replacement parts... You either have to find a 3rd party that can order from bandai(they don't ship internationally), or buy a new kit. Obelisk did offer a good alternative though. knock off kits might be a solution.

Can you post the picture of what is missing? I'm curious, if it could be fixed, in the worst case.

Znozzy 2013-08-12 09:59

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4791151)
I have to agree with Znozzy. Unless it fell somewhere you can't get it,(down an air return vent or something) you should look as hard as you can.

Now as for replacement parts... You either have to find a 3rd party that can order from bandai(they don't ship internationally), or buy a new kit. Obelisk did offer a good alternative though. knock off kits might be a solution.

Can you post the picture of what is missing? I'm curious, if it could be fixed, in the worst case.

If not, if you have a collection of spare parts from shelf-diving kits like i do, you might be able to find a replacement part from a old broken kit.

suiton629 2013-08-12 10:10

I would just get a new kit. Simple.

But first try to find the part(s). It's bound to be somewhere in the room where you were working on the GunPla. Of course unless a dog/cat/baby/kid ate it, it was vacuumed away, or ELS came into your room and stole that 1 part and then disappeared.

Providenceangle 2013-08-12 10:11

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Originally Posted by Znozzy (Post 4791196)
If not, if you have a collection of spare parts from shelf-diving kits like i do, you might be able to find a replacement part from a old broken kit.

Recently I've gotten everything from the hole plates for shoulders, poly caps. All from the new seed MGs. I never toss away any of that stuff so.. I'm kind of a gundam packrat lol

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps86d4e813.jpg

At least I tossed away the runners. I had like 40 kits worth of runners...

Znozzy 2013-08-12 10:51

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4791208)
Recently I've gotten everything from the hole plates for shoulders, poly caps. All from the new seed MGs. I never toss away any of that stuff so.. I'm kind of a gundam packrat lol

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps86d4e813.jpg

At least I tossed away the runners. I had like 40 kits worth of runners...

Man, you provided a picture, so i have to aswell. i even have a box full of polycaps/hands and small pieces (hip joints, arms, etc) that i didn't take a picture of, it has everything from C-polycaps to gotidontknow-what-these-pieces-are-for in it, it's nice, if something breaks, i pretty much have replacements for everything, i giggled a bit to see that your Arios was in the box aswell, so is mine. lol

http://i.imgur.com/LFMY9xZ.jpg


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