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maknaedik 2011-09-11 19:49

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Originally Posted by bio9205 (Post 3763247)
It just hit me that Bandai never milked the 1/144 00 movie kits completely with Trans-Am versions.

If not for Age, I think those would have come out.

Make an MG Reborns for December Bandai :)

GN0010 Nosferatu 2011-09-11 19:51

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Originally Posted by bio9205 (Post 3763247)
It just hit me that Bandai never milked the 1/144 00 movie kits completely with Trans-Am versions.

Bandai didn't do anything for the 00 movie's 1/144 line.

Because they suck ass.

MrSubstitute1 2011-09-11 20:25

Man, last night I had a dream where I bought MG 00 Raiser and HG Gafran, just to wake up to be disappointed. Sometimes I dream about buying gundam model kits. Has that ever happened to anyone before?

GN0010 Nosferatu 2011-09-11 20:31

I just found part 2 of that Raphael kit bash I posted a few weeks ago.

Can't have Raphael without Seravee II

http://www.gundamcentury.com/2011/08...i-verjunk.html

Appel 2011-09-11 20:44

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Originally Posted by bio9205 (Post 3763247)
It just hit me that Bandai never milked the 1/144 00 movie kits completely with Trans-Am versions.

huh, you are right! they havent release that many models from the movie at all... only the gundams in 1/144 form, a MG OOQ, the HG braves and the OO raiser condenser type.
they could easily make more kits like the GN-X IV and as you said the gundams in trans-am colors. they also could make some variations like the ELS GN-X or the dynames with a condenser. i really dont get why they dont do that... wasnt the movie popular enough? :O

pumpkins 2011-09-12 02:45

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RO9GKnpNRE...ew/s1600/2.jpg

looks like this HG is coming with 4 proper beam sabers.. will be good if it fits with the 00 beam sabers

GN0010 Nosferatu 2011-09-12 02:50

Two of those beams are technically short bladed daggers.

Zero Hurricane 2011-09-12 03:49

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Originally Posted by pumpkins (Post 3763678)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RO9GKnpNRE...ew/s1600/2.jpg

looks like this HG is coming with 4 proper beam sabers.. will be good if it fits with the 00 beam sabers

Judging by the manual, it seems inspired by 00 series.

bio9205 2011-09-12 05:37

Thinking of purchasing the 1/144 Brave once my exams are over, haven't built a kit in ages. Does anyone here own it? I'm VERY afraid of loose parts etc, they put me off a lot, so I'm wondering if the Brave has issues with that.

Appel 2011-09-12 06:33

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Originally Posted by bio9205 (Post 3763780)
Thinking of purchasing the 1/144 Brave once my exams are over, haven't built a kit in ages. Does anyone here own it? I'm VERY afraid of loose parts etc, they put me off a lot, so I'm wondering if the Brave has issues with that.

i have the brave commander type, its a great model! i didnt have any issues with it at all.
some parts like to pop of but only when you are posing it and they arent that small. but you have to worry about parts popping off on all of bandais newer kits :P

suiton629 2011-09-12 09:38

What do you think the odds are that Bandai is going to make a MG, SD, or HG version of the 00 Qan[T] ELS version?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RH3ThxDFb8...eY/s1600/5.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fhFS5p5uEt...14/s1600/6.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-69IzUQD-Me...j0/s1600/7.jpg


Oh and what do think about the HG kits for Gundam AGE? I'm very impressed with them especially with these examples below:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Q2MQL4qpml...VM/s1600/3.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bbOFlJq-CD...5M/s1600/6.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wD5JrTRuE-...k4/s1600/5.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TqbOFzVVhh...U/s1600/19.jpg

I think they should've done this with all HG kits. Like the vents are all parts and that chest piece is a part and not a sticker. So basically, the HG kit is slowly moving towards MG quality.

Appel 2011-09-12 10:34

i dont think they will make an ELS OOQ. it only showed up for like 5 seconds in the movie XD and bandai doesnt seem to want to make a lot of OO movie kits, they didnt even make a lot of HG kits like they usually do.
it would also be very difficult and expensive for them to make an ELS OOQ. there are a lot of color gradients in the armor.

and the HG age kits do look very nice indeed! those little guys are becomming better and better^^

suiton629 2011-09-12 11:00

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3764017)
i dont think they will make an ELS OOQ. it only showed up for like 5 seconds in the movie XD and bandai doesnt seem to want to make a lot of OO movie kits, they didnt even make a lot of HG kits like they usually do.
it would also be very difficult and expensive for them to make an ELS OOQ. there are a lot of color gradients in the armor.

and the HG age kits do look very nice indeed! those little guys are becomming better and better^^

I guess you're right about the ELS Qan[T]... But I wish they'd hurry up with a few more 00 kits like SD Astraea, MG Astraea, MG O Gundam, and MG Exia Repair 2.

kakakka 2011-09-12 11:34

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3763965)

Oh and what do think about the HG kits for Gundam AGE? I'm very impressed with them especially with these examples below:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Q2MQL4qpml...VM/s1600/3.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bbOFlJq-CD...5M/s1600/6.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wD5JrTRuE-...k4/s1600/5.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TqbOFzVVhh...U/s1600/19.jpg

I think they should've done this with all HG kits. Like the vents are all parts and that chest piece is a part and not a sticker. So basically, the HG kit is slowly moving towards MG quality.

I am sure they already started this with earlier kits. HG00s that I have have impressive details. Looking at AGE's chest, it reminds me of Cheudim, which vents are also separate parts.

pumpkins 2011-09-12 13:11

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Originally Posted by GN0010 Nosferatu (Post 3763682)
Two of those beams are technically short bladed daggers.

full length beam sabers or daggers.. its still much better than the HG exia which came with a white toothpick. if it fits exia's beam sabers i might get it just for those beams. :)


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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3763965)
I think they should've done this with all HG kits. Like the vents are all parts and that chest piece is a part and not a sticker. So basically, the HG kit is slowly moving towards MG quality.

i think most of the later gm kits use a proper yellow piece rather than a sticker :) the arms and legs really remind me of the 0 gundam, especially with that weird ankle guard joint.

Appel 2011-09-12 15:04

welp, thats it... my HG exia is doomed to look terrible. no matter what i try, clear blue paint just doesnt want to work for me. no matter how much or how little thinner i use it just runs EVERYWHERE... as a result all the pieces look extremely spotty and just bad XP i sprayed it on like any other paint but it just doesnt work...
the silver coat below it worked out just fine! this really pisses me off because i had the exact same problem with the tamiya clear blue spray can that i bought XP

edit: you know what? screw it! ill spray it golden! XP
you have no idea how sick of this model i am right now...

suiton629 2011-09-12 15:52

Well, I just entered my 5th serial number for the GunPla X Gundam.Info Promotion Campaign contest..

>_<

Man~ If I won like the PG or MG prize set, I won't know what to do but go nuts...lol...seriously...haha.

If I win the PG one, I might keep 1 or 2 and maybe sell the others; the same for the MG prize set.

http://www.bandai-asia.com/gundaminf...andai_code.php

For those who don't know, go to that website after you receive a serial number card for participating GunPla kits.

=)

Appel 2011-09-12 15:58

the MG pack is actually REALLY awesome. pretty much a collection of bandais finest :P
the PG pack is alright. wing zero and the astray are great but the PG OO raiser has a TON of flaws and the wings of the PG strike freedom love to break off...
all in all those are great prizes! they really werent stingy with those packs^^

maknaedik 2011-09-12 19:11

Press ctrl + f and type in "MG Astrea", "MG O Gundam" and "MG Exia Reprair 2", you'll be finding results for the last 4-5 pages. OMG

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2011-09-12 20:16

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Originally Posted by MrSubstitute1 (Post 3763329)
Man, last night I had a dream where I bought MG 00 Raiser and HG Gafran, just to wake up to be disappointed. Sometimes I dream about buying gundam model kits. Has that ever happened to anyone before?

I have that kinda experience too. In my dream, I bought HG Dendrobium Orchis and all the PGs. Seconds later, I woke up and got "what, it was all a dream :confused::(". I guess I really want them so bad my subconscious granted it in dreamworld. :D

pumpkins 2011-09-12 20:22

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3764246)
welp, thats it... my HG exia is doomed to look terrible. no matter what i try, clear blue paint just doesnt want to work for me. no matter how much or how little thinner i use it just runs EVERYWHERE... as a result all the pieces look extremely spotty and just bad XP i sprayed it on like any other paint but it just doesnt work...
the silver coat below it worked out just fine! this really pisses me off because i had the exact same problem with the tamiya clear blue spray can that i bought XP

it might be due to the silver paint? try spraying the clear blue onto some spare runners and see whether it behaves the same way. if so i guess there's either something wrong with your thinning or the paint. :(

Appel 2011-09-13 00:52

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Originally Posted by pumpkins (Post 3764488)
it might be due to the silver paint? try spraying the clear blue onto some spare runners and see whether it behaves the same way. if so i guess there's either something wrong with your thinning or the paint. :(

it does behave the same way, that was the first thing i thought about :P
i think the paint just sucks....
but like i said, im just gonna spray the blue pieces golden now. metal paint always sticks better and it will look awesome :P

pumpkins 2011-09-13 02:47

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3764691)
it does behave the same way, that was the first thing i thought about :P
i think the paint just sucks....
but like i said, im just gonna spray the blue pieces golden now. metal paint always sticks better and it will look awesome :P

:) looking forward to your exia. i'm working on an exia too, just doing a little painting on it.


http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/0...e-trailer.html

i hope this means that bandai is thinking of releasing turn-a HGs and MGs. :D

Appel 2011-09-13 10:07

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Originally Posted by pumpkins (Post 3764759)
:) looking forward to your exia. i'm working on an exia too, just doing a little painting on it.


http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/0...e-trailer.html

i hope this means that bandai is thinking of releasing turn-a HGs and MGs. :D

just painted a bunch of the pieces. worked out just fine and looks great^^ i could have gone with a regular blue for these pieces but since i had so much trouble with this kit i figured i might as well go all out XP

Butagami 2011-09-14 05:36

So... I finally ordered my first two MG's: Freedom and Wing (TV). Now I'll have to wait until they finally arrive. Appel, Do you know what they charge you at customs for importing kits? Since our countries are neighbouring I expect the rates to be somewhat similar.

Appel 2011-09-14 05:46

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Originally Posted by Butagami (Post 3766294)
So... I finally ordered my first two MG's: Freedom and Wing (TV). Now I'll have to wait until they finally arrive. Appel, Do you know what they charge you at customs for importing kits? Since our countries are neighbouring I expect the rates to be somewhat similar.

im not quite sure... according to this website you have to pay 4.7% customs duty and 19% turnover tax for a car model. but the customs duty depends on what kinds of items you import, so maybe you dont have to pay that.
so id say IF you have to pay anything you will have to pay at least 19% of the total amount including shipping costs.

and those are some good MGs if you have never built one^^ they are easy to build but still awesome!

Butagami 2011-09-14 06:14

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3766297)
im not quite sure... according to this website you have to pay 4.7% customs duty and 19% turnover tax for a car model. but the customs duty depends on what kinds of items you import, so maybe you dont have to pay that.
so id say IF you have to pay anything you will have to pay at least 19% of the total amount including shipping costs.

and those are some good MGs if you have never built one^^ they are easy to build but still awesome!

Whoa, thanks man. You actually went throught the trouble of looking it up for me. And yeah, from what I've read from you guys here and rrobbert184 and such, they are pretty basic for MG's. I picked them because they were easy but also because 1: Freedom just looks awesome and 2. Wing does too but it's especially about the nostalgic value of the suit. Wing was both my first gundam- and "real" anime-series (pokémon and DBZ don't count in my eyes) I've ever seen so, this is a sort of tribute to that :)

Appel 2011-09-14 07:46

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Originally Posted by Butagami (Post 3766313)
Whoa, thanks man. You actually went throught the trouble of looking it up for me. And yeah, from what I've read from you guys here and rrobbert184 and such, they are pretty basic for MG's. I picked them because they were easy but also because 1: Freedom just looks awesome and 2. Wing does too but it's especially about the nostalgic value of the suit. Wing was both my first gundam- and "real" anime-series (pokémon and DBZ don't count in my eyes) I've ever seen so, this is a sort of tribute to that :)

dont mention it, it just took me a minute on google XD

i got these kits pretty much for the same reason (although i got the wing ver.ka and not the TV version). i knew that they would be rather basic but i NEEDED to have them! especially the freedom. in my case seed was the first gundam related show i watched^^

im also almost finished with the exias pieces. gonna finish the last bunch of parts tomorrow and maybe ill finish it on friday :P

edit: woa! the MG OOQ with LEDs and fibre optic cables! O_O
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_i8fwuSg_K...Cg/s1600/1.jpg

now THAT is what the OOQ should look like^^
but in my opinion thats something that bandai could improve on, proper lighting. they always just give us some LEDs and the light goes everywhere but you cant really get the light to many places with that... they kinda tried it with the strike freedom lightning edition but only with mixed success in my opinion.
i dont think something like this would be too difficult to implement in something like a PG kit!
that would be really cool, you wouldnt have to switch on all LEDs individually but just one and then the whole kit lights up^^

Sworra 2011-09-14 15:53

speaking of 00Q i just got in my MG Full saber from Ebay.. wow the pieces are already coloured, but the instructions are hard to picture, i think they forgot 1 or 2 pages cause this is looking to be confusing in my eyes.. i guess that is what we get for resin kits.. i will post pics of it when its all finished..

Appel 2011-09-14 16:30

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3766749)
speaking of 00Q i just got in my MG Full saber from Ebay.. wow the pieces are already coloured, but the instructions are hard to picture, i think they forgot 1 or 2 pages cause this is looking to be confusing in my eyes.. i guess that is what we get for resin kits.. i will post pics of it when its all finished..

id actually be interested in the MG full saber OOQ... i just have never seen it on ebay! can you link me to it?
and how does one build that thing? do you glue it or is it a snap together thing like regular bandai kits? i just have no experience with resin at all, i only know that inhaling resin dust equals really REALLY bad XD

Sworra 2011-09-14 16:40

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3766775)
id actually be interested in the MG full saber OOQ... i just have never seen it on ebay! can you link me to it?
and how does one build that thing? do you glue it or is it a snap together thing like regular bandai kits? i just have no experience with resin at all, i only know that inhaling resin dust equals really REALLY bad XD

so far its just getting rid of the big nubs.. and trimming down the plastic to fit into places.. got my work cut out for me.. You have to glue it, but its trying to figure out which part goes where cause the instructions suck big time..

here is the link:
http://img.inkfrog.com/click_enlarge...&aid=066508656

Appel 2011-09-14 17:58

that looks pretty neat! but i dont really want to pay so much... i mean, its an auction so its just going to get more expensive :P ill just keep my OOQ the way it is, i guess i prefer lead gundams the way they first appear, anyway^^

Sworra 2011-09-14 18:55

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3766837)
that looks pretty neat! but i dont really want to pay so much... i mean, its an auction so its just going to get more expensive :P ill just keep my OOQ the way it is, i guess i prefer lead gundams the way they first appear, anyway^^

i only paid $46 with shipping. i was willing to goto 60 on the bid but i was the only buyer.

Appel 2011-09-14 19:06

thats still a bit much for 34 pieces of resin in my opinion :P

pumpkins 2011-09-14 19:53

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3766780)

looks good! are the clear parts clear too? never worked with resin before but I heard that its pretty tough with all the glueing and pinning and stuff. :confused:

just wondering, are resin pieces much heavier than the normal bandai plastic?

Appel 2011-09-14 20:00

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Originally Posted by pumpkins (Post 3766916)
looks good! are the clear parts clear too? never worked with resin before but I heard that its pretty tough with all the glueing and pinning and stuff. :confused:

just wondering, are resin pieces much heavier than the normal bandai plastic?

as far as i have heard the green parts really are clear.
and about the weight, at this size you probably dont feel a lot of a difference. im not sure but it should weigh about the same, anyway. we played around with polyurethane in school a little and it had a similar weight to it as plastic.
what im concerned about though is how stable resin pieces are. i have heard that they can be fairly brittle!

Sworra 2011-09-14 23:08

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3766919)
as far as i have heard the green parts really are clear.
and about the weight, at this size you probably dont feel a lot of a difference. im not sure but it should weigh about the same, anyway. we played around with polyurethane in school a little and it had a similar weight to it as plastic.
what im concerned about though is how stable resin pieces are. i have heard that they can be fairly brittle!

The pieces are a tad heavier then Bandai's plastic, which is good cause i like the counter weight cause of the shoulder shield on the other side.. The plasic is brittle only on the small pieces but the rest are fairly strong cause how big they are. I already cracked one piece in which the molds didnt go together but its an easy fix. They do come the right colour but you still have to paint it.. The nub marks are so big they show a mile away and can't hide them.

Appel 2011-09-15 05:39

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3767084)
The pieces are a tad heavier then Bandai's plastic, which is good cause i like the counter weight cause of the shoulder shield on the other side.. The plasic is brittle only on the small pieces but the rest are fairly strong cause how big they are. I already cracked one piece in which the molds didnt go together but its an easy fix. They do come the right colour but you still have to paint it.. The nub marks are so big they show a mile away and can't hide them.

i see!
and about the nubs, yeah i thought so. basically you always need to paint resin kits. just like any other kit that needs to be glued.

edit: the MG FA unicorn will be on display at the all japan model hobby show this year. so chances are that it really is the december MG kit this year!
http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2011/0...w-october.html

thats interesting... i didnt expect bandai to release a FA unicorn so soon. but they can still release an OVA unicorn later :P i mean, the ver.ka unicorn was released before the OVA started, too so it wouldnt surprise me of they did!

suiton629 2011-09-15 08:59

I still wonder if Bandai is going to release a MG version of the 00 Qan[T] Full Saber...

Appel 2011-09-15 09:05

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3767468)
I still wonder if Bandai is going to release a MG version of the 00 Qan[T] Full Saber...

maybe... i mean, the full saber OOQ was just a simulation in the manga but the OO seven sword /G was actually used.
they might do it like the delta gundam (which also was never actually build in the gundam continuity). they want to release a delta gundam if the delta plus and the upcoming hyku shiki 2.0 sell well. maybe they will release a FS OOQ when the OO seven sword sells well enough?
but since they havent released a lot of kits from the movie i kinda doubt that they will ever release it.


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