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suiton629 2013-11-29 07:00

If these MG 2.0/RMs got released, what would you change?

Gundam Seed
ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam RM Ver.

Gundam Seed Destiny
ZGMF-X19A ∞ Justice Gundam RM Ver.
ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam RM Ver.
ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam RM Ver.
ZGMF-X56S/α Force Impulse Gundam RM Ver.
ZGMF-X56S/β Sword Impulse Gundam RM Ver.

Gundam Wing
XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero RM (EW Ver.)
XXXG-01W Wing Gundam RM (EW Ver.)

Appel 2013-11-29 07:15

Finished the waist and torso of the Strike Freedom yesterday.
And guess what? When I wanted to connect the upper torso to the lower torso the joint completely broke! And by broke I mean it got freaking annihilated... The hole that held one of the polycaps shatterd and part of the connector joint on the opposite side of the joint just snapped off.
I guess knock off model plus poorly designed joint by Bandai just doesn't mix well.
So I just dumped in a shitload of super glue. It's not like I'm gonna miss that joint, I didn't plan to use it at all. I prefer a solid connection in the waist area over a floppy joint.

Also, the legs pop off easily. Dumped in some clear nail polish, that should fix the issue.

suiton629 2013-11-29 07:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4925650)
Finished the waist and torso of the Strike Freedom yesterday.
And guess what? When I wanted to connect the upper torso to the lower torso the joint completely broke! And by broke I mean it got freaking annihilated... The hole that held one of the polycaps shatterd and part of the connector joint on the opposite side of the joint just snapped off.
I guess knock off model plus poorly designed joint by Bandai just doesn't mix well.
So I just dumped in a shitload of super glue. It's not like I'm gonna miss that joint, I didn't plan to use it at all. I prefer a solid connection in the waist area over a floppy joint.

Also, the legs pop off easily. Dumped in some clear nail polish, that should fix the issue.

And you're surprised?

Skye629 2013-11-29 07:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by duotiga (Post 4923814)
I got it from my local hobby shop for the MG Heine ver

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4924273)
Similar to Duotiga, I also bought mine from local online-store with a good deal. If your country didn't sell any gunpla, my advise is to buy it from Japan-based or Hong Kong-based stores if you can find and communicate with them. My friend told me that they offer nicer price compared to North American-based stores.

I have never import things myself as almost everything is available here in my country with various prices if you know where to look. Does HLJ have any exclusive kits?

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Originally Posted by ZeroXSEED (Post 4924352)
Basically if you want obscure unit, Asian market is your friend.


Gaaaahh you guys are so lucky!

I live in the US, and I have never seen an online exclusive before at my LHS

The only online asian base exclusive store I know is Gentei, but they only stock the more recent exclusives

I dont know any other trusty sites which stock old exlusives :(

Sworra 2013-11-29 07:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4925650)
Finished the waist and torso of the Strike Freedom yesterday.
And guess what? When I wanted to connect the upper torso to the lower torso the joint completely broke! And by broke I mean it got freaking annihilated... The hole that held one of the polycaps shatterd and part of the connector joint on the opposite side of the joint just snapped off.
I guess knock off model plus poorly designed joint by Bandai just doesn't mix well.
So I just dumped in a shitload of super glue. It's not like I'm gonna miss that joint, I didn't plan to use it at all. I prefer a solid connection in the waist area over a floppy joint.

Also, the legs pop off easily. Dumped in some clear nail polish, that should fix the issue.

You forgot duct tape on top of that super glue. MacGyver would be proud. :)

Just a reminder that Black Friday savings are included on preorders at HLJ. The MG Sazabi Ver. Ka is now 6600 Yen. I am going to take advantage of this.. hope it isn't to late for the pre-order.

ZeroXSEED 2013-11-29 07:41

I think I know what model I'll buy next

Pscyho, fucking, Gundam.

Same size as PG, complexity less than that of MG.

GENIUS!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4925659)
Gaaaahh you guys are so lucky!

I live in the US, and I have never seen an online exclusive before at my LHS

The only online asian base exclusive store I know is Gentei, but they only stock the more recent exclusives

I dont know any other trusty sites which stock old exlusives :(

HLJ?

Assuming their stock still available, you might find such kit.

Appel 2013-11-29 07:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 4925661)
You forgot duct tape on top of that super glue. MacGyver would be proud. :)

I want to try that if the nail polish fails. That stuff is easy to remove if it fails and I got great results with it with MG Exia.

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Originally Posted by suiton629 (Post 4925651)
And you're surprised?

That Bandai made a joint that is prone to failing that easily? Yes.
That the joint breaks on a knock off that otherwise has no quality problems at all? Yes.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-11-29 08:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4925659)
Gaaaahh you guys are so lucky!

I live in the US, and I have never seen an online exclusive before at my LHS

The only online asian base exclusive store I know is Gentei, but they only stock the more recent exclusives

I dont know any other trusty sites which stock old exlusives :(

Regarding old exclusives/limited items, don't worry. They sound like endangered species but Bandai actually still reprint them. For example, recently my local seller got a restock of the old MG GP01, GP02, & GP03 metallic coating ver. coz Bandai just reprinted & re-released them. So, don't worry, MG Destiny Heine will get made again. You just have to wait, and don't bite the bait of those who offer it with unreasonable price. "Twice the price of the normal ones (exclude shipping & delivery fee)" is the highest you can charge for exclusive/limited items which aren't metallic coating, titanium finish, clear/sparkly parts or those with additional content (like Linkin Park's HG GP01 or TM Revolutions' HG Destiny Heine complete with CDs and whatnot).

Now, if you can properly communicate with Gentei (as in by phones, emails, etc), you can tell them that you really want MG Destiny Heine thus asking them to put your name (and contact numbers) on their list of customers who will receive the kit once it got restocked. A good hobby store usually willing to accept that kind of request as it will only bring them more profit & loyal buyers.

Btw, since you live in the US, are stores like GG Infinite and the likes never had any restock of old Limited kit (for example, MG Zeta Karaba)?

helois 2013-11-29 10:54

founded on tumblr... i'm almost died.. XD XD XD XD XD

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Aurelis 2013-11-29 11:02

I'm not usually interested in online exclusive unless it's something nice like the Zeta Unit 3. But the new Byarlant Custom Unit 02 and the Bande Dessini Version made me pre-order straight from Samuel Decal. The price is also comparative to the P Bandai HK store, so that's not too bad. There's something about the colour scheme and backpack guns which appeals to me more than the normal Byarlant.

Silver Bullet included GM Head was a nice touch but it's possibility of Ribbon Striker that is surprising on my radar. I'd love to get one for Nobel Gundam.

And HG Psyco Gundam is a recommended buy! It's big and fun to put together for a HG kit. The only downside is the rubber V-fin.

ZeroXSEED 2013-11-29 11:08

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Originally Posted by Aurelis (Post 4925820)
And HG Psyco Gundam is a recommended buy! It's big and fun to put together for a HG kit. The only downside is the rubber V-fin.

WUT

Well, with 5000 yen that still more than generous thing to offer.

Aurelis 2013-11-29 11:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZeroXSEED (Post 4925831)
WUT

Well, with 5000 yen that still more than generous thing to offer.

I was bummed too since that made regular painting almost impossible. But I understand since it's safer for the MA mode transformation. I glued that transformation off but the large seamline was too much for my low skills to handle nicely.

The solid finished kit can easily hold other HGUC kits. Infact, once completed, it looked more cute than intimidating.

ZeroXSEED 2013-11-29 11:22

> Cute
> Not intimidating


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Man I want it so bad...

Appel 2013-11-29 17:54

Welp, I just panicked a little.
Seems like instead of giving you a D1 and a D2 runner for the PG Strike Freedom Daban just gives you 2 D1 runners and they just cut off the pieces you don't need. When I was building the arms I thought 4 pieces were missing because of that :P
I wanted to finish the head, arms and shoulders today. Now I just finished the head and half an arm XP

suiton629 2013-11-29 20:37

As crazy as it sounds, I've already started purchasing and paying off for GunPla that is coming in 2014... Already I can tell it's going to be expensive, but with my wish list of MGs being fulfilled bit by bit, I can already tell that my GunPla involvement will be over soon.

Double_Edge 2013-11-29 22:57

Ok so I now have some new questions about painting. I literally no zilch about it. How would I go about safely layering paints on top of each other without them eating at each other or the plastic?

I decided to just purchase an airbrush.

I will mainly be using Tamiya ACRYLICS for painting. what kind of thinner should I use? Just the tamiya brand? And is Acrylics ideal for airbrushing once it is thinned?

What type of primer should I use that I can put acrylics on top of?

And finally what kind of gloss top coats should I use that I can put on top of the acrylics and UNDER enamale (when I panel wash)?

Then finally, what kind of matte top coat would I be able to use? I bought these: http://www.amazon.com/Testor-Corp-Du...stors+dullcote

but now I am hearing I shouldn't use Lacquer on top of acrylics and enamel....

ZeroXSEED 2013-11-29 23:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Double_Edge (Post 4926465)
And finally what kind of gloss top coats should I use that I can put on top of the acrylics and UNDER enamale (when I panel wash)?

I don't paint a lot but even I know this is impossible

I mostly use Lacquer product BTW

Additional info

Shinobi2013 2013-11-29 23:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Double_Edge (Post 4926465)
I will mainly be using Tamiya ACRYLICS for painting. what kind of thinner should I use? Just the tamiya brand? And is Acrylics ideal for airbrushing once it is thinned?

I didn't use acrylic too much but when I do, I use Isorpropyl alcohol as a thinner and it works fine.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZeroXSEED (Post 4926469)
I don't paint a lot but even I know this is impossible

I mostly use Lacquer product BTW

Additional info

Same here, great selection of colors too

ZeroXSEED 2013-11-29 23:40

Oh, and to offset the lack of proper supplier of spray can for modelers...

I use tons of Acrylic-Lacquer topcoat normally used for motorbike parts and accessories.

They work wonders when I don't paint the model much, or when I use lacquer paints.

Double_Edge 2013-11-30 01:47

Ok so since tamiya acrylics are the most abundant in my area, I should just stick to acrylics ONLY right?

So:
1. Acrylic OR Lacquer Primer(BTW, what type of primer is the Tamiya brand? And I heard lacquer eats up plastic?)
2. Tamiya acrylic airbrush coats
3. Acrylic gloss clear coat
4. Enamel Wash. (all the tutorials say to use enamel...)
5. Acrylic matte coat
6. Done?


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