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maknaedik 2011-09-27 22:41

Coming from a southeast Asian country, I can pretty much testify how popular gunpla is. There local contests, not official and not Bandai's, which are held about every quarter, in my estimate.

When a new kit gets released, we can get that by about 4 days, based on my experience. I can smell the freshness of it, lovely :)

bio9205 2011-09-28 00:45

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 3782894)
When a new kit gets released, we can get that by about 4 days, based on my experience. I can smell the freshness of it, lovely :)

Heh. Singapore usually gets them on that day or a couple of days early. I got my Exia R2 a week early, simply because the retailers don't give a damn about release dates. :heh:

maknaedik 2011-09-28 02:05

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Originally Posted by bio9205 (Post 3782991)
Heh. Singapore usually gets them on that day or a couple of days early. I got my Exia R2 a week early, simply because the retailers don't give a damn about release dates. :heh:

For some odd reason, I really don't get why does it take 4 days before a shipment arrives in our country :( I'm guessing that the reason is our customs. Most likely yours is good. I envy you.

Anyway, I've made a review of a kit, which I think is rare to see. Presenting, HGUC 1/144 Bawoo (Glemy Toto) review: http://redblondemean.wordpress.com/2...y-toto-review/

Bonta Kun 2011-09-28 05:08

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 3783040)
For some odd reason, I really don't get why does it take 4 days before a shipment arrives in our country :( I'm guessing that the reason is our customs. Most likely yours is good. I envy you.

Anyway, I've made a review of a kit, which I think is rare to see. Presenting, HGUC 1/144 Bawoo (Glemy Toto) review: http://redblondemean.wordpress.com/2...y-toto-review/

Awesome, I was actually thinking of getting that model but never could find any reviews for it.
Most places only ever showed images of it, never a write up.

Great review btw, certainly did alot to show me if it's worth it or not and I think I'll pick it up before the end of the year:D

pumpkins 2011-09-28 05:19

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 3783040)
For some odd reason, I really don't get why does it take 4 days before a shipment arrives in our country :( I'm guessing that the reason is our customs. Most likely yours is good. I envy you.

Anyway, I've made a review of a kit, which I think is rare to see. Presenting, HGUC 1/144 Bawoo (Glemy Toto) review: http://redblondemean.wordpress.com/2...y-toto-review/

nice and detailed review! i've snapfitted the green variant recently. the age of the kit really shows, not sure about yours but mine have a few parts with flash and some parts don't seem to align very well.

Appel 2011-09-28 05:38

yup, very nice review indeed!^^ many photos and very informative!

maknaedik 2011-09-28 06:10

I'm glad that my review was able to help. I was looking all over the net for its review, but had no luck. So I thought, why not make mine? And there it is. Now I'm thinking of what to review next, I have like 7 unbuilt kits here, but two are MGs which I want to review for later and there are already tons of reviews for them. Anyway, I thank you all for visiting :)

@pumpkins I don't remember about the flashes because I really don't find them not until I sand the nubmarks . For misaligned parts, I think I only experienced it in the head area. The seamline just screams to me, "SEAL ME UP!". But, I'm still enjoy playing with it. I transform it back and forth whenever I had nothing to do, LOL!

suiton629 2011-09-28 09:51

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 3783153)
I'm glad that my review was able to help. I was looking all over the net for its review, but had no luck. So I thought, why not make mine? And there it is. Now I'm thinking of what to review next, I have like 7 unbuilt kits here, but two are MGs which I want to review for later and there are already tons of reviews for them. Anyway, I thank you all for visiting :)

@pumpkins I don't remember about the flashes because I really don't find them not until I sand the nubmarks . For misaligned parts, I think I only experienced it in the head area. The seamline just screams to me, "SEAL ME UP!". But, I'm still enjoy playing with it. I transform it back and forth whenever I had nothing to do, LOL!

LOL

I have these unbuilt...

SD Exia
SD 00 Raiser
SD 00 Qan[T]
SD Exia R2
SD 00 7 Sword G (coming from Gundam Guy)
SD 0 Gundam (Type ACD) --> I had 2, but I made one for Gundam Guy's G-Shot thingy...

MG Exia
MG Exia Ignition Mode
MG 00 Raiser
MG 00 Qan[T]
MG 00 7 Sword G (coming from Gundam Guy)

NG Astraea


:heh::heh::heh::heh:

Appel 2011-09-28 10:49

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3783371)
LOL

I have these unbuilt...

SD Exia
SD 00 Raiser
SD 00 Qan[T]
SD Exia R2
SD 00 7 Sword G (coming from Gundam Guy)
SD 0 Gundam (Type ACD) --> I had 2, but I made one for Gundam Guy's G-Shot thingy...

MG Exia
MG Exia Ignition Mode
MG 00 Raiser
MG 00 Qan[T]
MG 00 7 Sword G (coming from Gundam Guy)

NG Astraea


:heh::heh::heh::heh:

yould finally build one of them XD like the NG astraea or an SD kit. even if you dont have a lot of time, those can be completed in like an hour at most.
did you even ever build a model kit like that before?
and if you dont have time at all then you might want to ask yourself if this is the right hobby for you. because otherwise you just pay a lot of money for unfinished kits that will collect dust but never get built!

personally i have one armored core model lying around unfinished right now :P and i dont see myself finishing it any time soon^^

suiton629 2011-09-28 11:39

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3783444)
yould finally build one of them XD like the NG astraea or an SD kit. even if you dont have a lot of time, those can be completed in like an hour at most.
did you even ever build a model kit like that before?
and if you dont have time at all then you might want to ask yourself if this is the right hobby for you. because otherwise you just pay a lot of money for unfinished kits that will collect dust but never get built!

personally i have one armored core model lying around unfinished right now :P and i dont see myself finishing it any time soon^^

I made the SD O Gundam like I mentioned.

=P

I had purchased 2 of them.

And yea I know that I don't have much time, but I sometimes get a day or 2 off during the week. I usually work 7 days a week, 12 hours a week.... :frustrated::frustrated:

Tiring, but whatever money I can get, ya know? I'm looking for a better job though.

ANYWAY~~

=P

I will finish them one day. I'm sure. I don't plan on GunPla'ing for that much longer. The 00 series of kits is pretty much all I wanted. I might get from the AGE series, and maybe the Unicorn ones, but that's it.

I have made model kits before...

I used to have:

SD Freedom
SD Justice
SD Exia
SD 00 Gundam
MG Exia
MG Exia Ignition Mode
MG God
HG Exia R2
HG O Gundam (Type ACD)

I made those, built it, tried painting but failed horribly, and sold them after I got mad...LOL

So as you can see from the list of kits I currently have, I did re-buy a lot of them.

Appel 2011-09-28 11:44

ah ok^^
its a shame that you sold them because of a failed paintjob. how did you try to do it?

suiton629 2011-09-28 11:44

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3783499)
ah ok^^
its a shame that you sold them because of a failed paintjob. how did you try to do it?

Gundam Marker only... no masking tape, no primer, no top coat... >_>

Appel 2011-09-28 12:26

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3783500)
Gundam Marker only... no masking tape, no primer, no top coat... >_>

yeah, i can see how that went wrong :T painting stuff with a marker only is a giant pain in the butt for me as well, especially without a primer. the paint just doesnt stay on in an even manner.
this DOES work well with metallic markers though! metallic paint has real metal pigments in it and metal doesnt let through any light. thats why metal paints are usually pretty easy to apply and they stick very well even to smooth surfaces^^
thats why i was able to paint my HG avalanche exia' in gold, silver and copper without using a primer. i also love to use fine gold, silver and copper markers to apply some details to kits. works like a treat!

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2011-09-28 12:29

Ahh. I finally finished my NT-1 Alex with some minor painting. :)


I love those gatling arms. They're little but deadly. :D

suiton629 2011-09-28 13:11

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 3783540)
Ahh. I finally finished my NT-1 Alex with some minor painting. :)


I love those gatling arms. They're little but deadly. :D

I'd rather have Gundams that have ridiculously huge haxorz weapons & abilities that are equally deadly and broken in balance...

Example?

Quantum Bust Mode - GN Buster Sword (Trans-Am Mode)
Wing Zero Custom's - Twin Buster Rifle
Strike Freedom - mega rainbow beam haxorz

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2011-09-28 13:23

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Originally Posted by xxnike629xx (Post 3783563)
Quantum Bust Mode - GN Buster Sword (Trans-Am Mode)
Wing Zero Custom's - Twin Buster Rifle
Strike Freedom - mega rainbow beam haxorz

Yeah, but those weapons are near fantastical :uhoh:.

Alex is a UC Gundam that took more real approach in its weapons (beam sabers notwithstanding). :D

Appel 2011-09-28 13:34

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 3783577)
Yeah, but those weapons are near fantastical :uhoh:.

Alex is a UC Gundam that took more real approach in its weapons (beam sabers notwithstanding). :D

exactly, and thats what i love about the early UC gundams and the UC grunt suits so much. they actually have a militaristic feel to them because their weapons arent that insanely overpowered!
i really like the ReZEL for example. or the RX-79(G) ground type gundam.

you also did an awesome job on that alex by the way!^^ thats how its supposed to look!

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2011-09-28 14:04

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3783587)
you also did an awesome job on that alex by the way!^^ thats how its supposed to look!

Thanks. It’s really been a while since I assemble an MG. Oh yeah, Alex comes with its armor too. I haven’t build it coz it seems like once you put the armor on, it’ll be kinda difficult to take off. Alex looks good this way, but it also look good with its armor on. Damn, I really hope that Bandai would make Ver. 2.0 of Alex with better articulation so that I can put the armor on this one! :(

Ok, my next assembling victim is.... I don’t know what to choose. 1/100 Chaos Gundam, MG Ingram 1 ‘Alphonse’ or HG Gundam Aesculapius?

Yup, UC mechas are the most real of them all. They have LOOoong history and the newer mecha designs looks cool (even the grunts and cannon-fodders). I love’em. :)

maknaedik 2011-09-28 17:35

@xxnike629xx Your kits didn't surprise me knowing that you're a 00 die hard fan :)

As for me, my unbuilt kits are:
MG Sinanju ver KA
MG Zaku II 2.0 (Char's)
HG 1/144 Sinanju
HG 1/100 Leopard-D
HG 1/100 Virsago
HG 1/100 Maxter
NG 1/100 Nebular Blitz

And next month, I'll be getting the limited version Trans-Raiser MG and HG Genoace. That's why I think I should start and build 2 kits per month so at least they'll be lesser.

It's true, UC is the universe that tried to be as real as possible. Unfortunately, it doesn't appeal me that much. I like weapons that are far from the real thing.

About the Alex, I actually haven't watched that OVA yet, even the MG IGLOO. I'm planning on watching them, but have no such time at the moment. I think that Duel's Assault Shroud was based on Alex's armor right?

suiton629 2011-09-28 17:42

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Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 3783868)
@xxnike629xx Your kits didn't surprise me knowing that you're a 00 die hard fan :)

As for me, my unbuilt kits are:
MG Sinanju ver KA
MG Zaku II 2.0 (Char's)
HG 1/144 Sinanju
HG 1/100 Leopard-D
HG 1/100 Virsago
HG 1/100 Maxter
NG 1/100 Nebular Blitz

And next month, I'll be getting the limited version Trans-Raiser MG and HG Genoace. That's why I think I should start and build 2 kits per month so at least they'll be lesser.

It's true, UC is the universe that tried to be as real as possible. Unfortunately, it doesn't appeal me that much. I like weapons that are far from the real thing.

About the Alex, I actually haven't watched that OVA yet, even the MG IGLOO. I'm planning on watching them, but have no such time at the moment. I think that Duel's Assault Shroud was based on Alex's armor right?

LOL

My back log is pretty bad isn't it... :heh:

And to think that Bandai might (I hope) get us a MG Exia R2, MG Astraea, SD Astraea, etc.

>_<

I hope they give us a few more 00 series kits.


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