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Znozzy 2011-03-19 19:47

slightly off-topic, does anyone here happen to know a online store (or regular) within europe that ships to scandinavian countries? or is HLJ still the best bet? I've tried tisinc99.com (which sofar has been good, delivery vice, they are just really, really expensive, both kits + shipping) and always get hit by taxes whenever ordering something from HLJ and picking EMS :x and SAL takes too long QQ

Appel 2011-03-19 20:58

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Originally Posted by Znozzy (Post 3537937)
slightly off-topic, does anyone here happen to know a online store (or regular) within europe that ships to scandinavian countries? or is HLJ still the best bet? I've tried tisinc99.com (which sofar has been good, delivery vice, they are just really, really expensive, both kits + shipping) and always get hit by taxes whenever ordering something from HLJ and picking EMS :x and SAL takes too long QQ

gginfinite.com seems to have kinde decent prices but i have no idea about their shipping prices... their shipping calculator doesnt seem to be working for me :T

but as it seems no one can beat hobby link japan and their 20% off on every bandai kit! the HG brave commander would cost you 25 incl. shipping instead of like $40 in every other shop i checked :P

Znozzy 2011-03-19 22:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3537993)
gginfinite.com seems to have kinde decent prices but i have no idea about their shipping prices... their shipping calculator doesnt seem to be working for me :T

but as it seems no one can beat hobby link japan and their 20% off on every bandai kit! the HG brave commander would cost you 25 incl. shipping instead of like $40 in every other shop i checked :P

yeah :x seeing how the kits there are well, more expensive on gginfinite.com than on HLJ i highly doubt i'd save a few bucks, their shipping calculator didnt work for me either Q_Q

GrahamAker 2011-03-20 00:51

Yo I am back guys. Which is better - MG unicorn gundam normal version or Unicorn Gundam HD Collar +MS CAGE (MG) ? Where should i buy it from-ebay,hlj,hobbysearch?

Appel 2011-03-20 06:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrahamAker (Post 3538189)
Yo I am back guys. Which is better - MG unicorn gundam normal version or Unicorn Gundam HD Collar +MS CAGE (MG) ? Where should i buy it from-ebay,hlj,hobbysearch?

i think you should only buy the HD color + MS cage version if you actually want the MS cage :P the other differences are SLIGHT color differences for the weapons, feet and backpack. other than that they should be the same.
and both the regular master grade and the MS cage version have better articulation than the ver.ka version that i have! so if you want the OVA version of the unicorn and not the ver.ka version, it only depends on wheter you want to pay extra for the cage or not! (guys, correct me if im wrong here. thats the only differences i found between the regular MG and the HD color MS cage version!)

but for me the deal breaker would be the cage. i dont want to pay about 20 bucks for an action base that i would never use :P

DV04 2011-03-20 13:37

There are 4 version of Unicorn Gundam, which can be a headache for some buyers

1. Ver. Ka

2. OVA/Special Edition

3. Titanium Finish

4. HD Color + MS Cage

The Ver. Ka and OVA/Special Edition are usually around the same price, but I would choose the OVA/Special Edition because it does have better articulation around the waist and is more TV show accurate. The titanium finish is nice, but it has bad knee articulation, so you can't make poses like crouching on one knee and such and the kit is generally about $20 - 25 USD more. Then we have the HD color version that comes with the MS cage, which looks awesome if you're into displaying your model kits. I would recommend the OVA/Special Edition if you're on a budget.

Here are some sites that I use....

Gundam Store And More
GG Infinite
Robot4Less
Hobby Wave
HLJ
Amazon

Appel 2011-03-20 13:53

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Originally Posted by DV04 (Post 3538676)
The titanium finish is just a coated version of the OVA/Special Edition (correct me if I'm wrong)

dont mind if i do^^
the titanium finish version is the same as the ver.ka version and not the same as the OVA version! i own the titanium finish version and it has a big ver.ka on the box :P

but other than that you are right. you have 3 versions: ver.ka, regular MG and the HD color + MS cage version.
the ver.ka is the first version from december 2007. its the novel version of the unicorn and has some problems with the articulation.
the MG unicorn is from march 2010, they "fixed" the articulation (not by much though...) and it looks more like the unicorn from the OVA, they changed some armor parts (like the head) and a couple of colors.
the HD color + MS cage version is the same as the regular MG unicorn plus that MS cage

MS cage version:
http://static2.hlj.com/images/ban/ban962052_11.jpg

regular MG version:
http://static.hlj.com/images/ban/ban962053.jpg

i really cant see a difference.
so yeah, if you want the MS cage go with that version. but in my opinion its just a $20 action base and thats not worth it... i went with the ver.ka and a regular action base and im happy with that :P

Butagami 2011-03-20 14:31

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3538685)
dont mind if i do^^
the titanium finish version is the same as the ver.ka version and not the same as the OVA version! i own the titanium finish version and it has a big ver.ka on the box :P

but other than that you are right. you have 3 versions: ver.ka, regular MG and the HD color + MS cage version.
the ver.ka is the first version from december 2007. its the novel version of the unicorn and has some problems with the articulation.
the MG unicorn is from march 2010, they "fixed" the articulation (not by much though...) and it looks more like the unicorn from the OVA, they changed some armor parts (like the head) and a couple of colors.
the HD color + MS cage version is the same as the regular MG unicorn plus that MS cage

MS cage version:
http://static2.hlj.com/images/ban/ban962052_11.jpg

regular MG version:
http://static.hlj.com/images/ban/ban962053.jpg

i really cant see a difference.
so yeah, if you want the MS cage go with that version. but in my opinion its just a $20 action base and thats not worth it... i went with the ver.ka and a regular action base and im happy with that :P

Well, the "HD Color" part seems to indicate the colors are "better" and I think I see some difference between the two, but that might also just be the lighting or my imagination, not a really clear difference

Appel 2011-03-20 14:55

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Originally Posted by Butagami (Post 3538710)
Well, the "HD Color" part seems to indicate the colors are "better" and I think I see some difference between the two, but that might also just be the lighting or my imagination, not a really clear difference

its probably just the lighting.
and even if there are color differences, they are still the same model. if i had to choose right now id go with the regular MG version and buy an additional regular action base. its the cheapest and it has the improved articulation. in my opinion its just not worth it to pay extra for color variations and an overly glorified action base...

GrimmReaperNL 2011-03-20 16:02

i big differance between the ver ka. and the ova/cage version (since i think the one that comes with the cage is the ova version) is that articulation is a bit better.

the knees bent a big further.

Appel 2011-03-20 16:12

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Originally Posted by GrimmReaperNL (Post 3538761)
i big differance between the ver ka. and the ova/cage version (since i think the one that comes with the cage is the ova version) is that articulation is a bit better.

the knees bent a big further.

yup, thats one thing that they changed. they went from a ~70 bend to a 90 bend... [sarcasm]totally worth it![/sarcasm]
personally i just like the colors of the ver.ka unicorn better and im happy with my kit :P but in the end it only really depends on your taste in colors, if you want those extra 20 of articulation (which you dont really need in my opinion, the ver.ka kit works just fine) and on how much you want to spend. the price spans from about $50 for the regular MG to about $100 for the titanium finish version (not including shipping) for the what is essentially the same kit...

JC... 2011-03-20 16:22

I've always wanted the MS Cage myself. I just love addons. Plus you get in-scale figurines of some of the characters. If you buy some more 1/100 figures you'd be able to make an awesome diorama out of it.

Appel 2011-03-20 18:18

im not that much of a big fan of stuff like the MS cage...
i love it when they give you a free action base but stuff like that just takes up a ton of space and i dont like to spend an extra 25 bucks for that sorta thing :P the regular unicorn costs 50 bucks, so thats 1/3 of the prize just for an overly glorified action base...
but thats just my opinion^^ its awesome that they give us a choice! if you want the cage you can buy it but when you are a cheap bastard like me you can just stick to the regular version.

i do like it when a kit comes with a ton of scale figures of characters though^^ they are just adorable! too bad that i suck at painting so much...

LokIdle 2011-03-20 22:28

This might be stupid and I blame the damn german news for this, but: amiami is in tokyo and HLJ is even closer to fukushima... I feel kinda strange ordering gunpla right now. Am I the only one that is concerned about radioactive boxes and model kits? :/ Or is it safe to order stuff?

SonicSP 2011-03-20 22:42

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Originally Posted by LokIdle (Post 3539144)
This might be stupid and I blame the damn german news for this, but: amiami is in tokyo and HLJ is even closer to fukushima... I feel kinda strange ordering gunpla right now. Am I the only one that is concerned about radioactive boxes and model kits? :/ Or is it safe to order stuff?

Thats up for you to discuss. Even some foodstuff coming from Japan have had radioactive found in them.

I don't think any of it is dangerous or at harmful levels but I'm not an expert on the matter.

Kuroi Hadou 2011-03-21 00:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by LokIdle (Post 3539144)
This might be stupid and I blame the damn german news for this, but: amiami is in tokyo and HLJ is even closer to fukushima... I feel kinda strange ordering gunpla right now. Am I the only one that is concerned about radioactive boxes and model kits? :/ Or is it safe to order stuff?

Do you have any idea how much radiation is being aimed right at your face right now by your computer screen? The human body can handle quite a bit more radiation than people give it credit for.

JC... 2011-03-21 01:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by LokIdle (Post 3539144)
This might be stupid and I blame the damn german news for this, but: amiami is in tokyo and HLJ is even closer to fukushima... I feel kinda strange ordering gunpla right now. Am I the only one that is concerned about radioactive boxes and model kits? :/ Or is it safe to order stuff?

Of all the thinigs you're concerned about. :rolleyes:

You're not going to eat the boxes are you? There's probably more radiation coming from your mobile phone.

CsrFSeiei 2011-03-21 09:54

I got my Unicorn Gatling Guns today :D!!

Exia_00 2011-03-21 10:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by CsrFSeiei (Post 3539583)
I got my Unicorn Gatling Guns today :D!!

did u get those for the MG? i want some for the HGm i have them in RD but sucks cause its only one pair for the destroy mode and isn't compatible with the unicorn mode

Vandalier 2011-03-21 10:22

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/p...er/Opening.jpg
Hello again guys

here's my................10th 00 kit
and my Fifth Setsuna's MS
also my third 00

PG 00 Raiser
this kit is........................how to say it?
errrr too much?

okay okay with around 300US$ you get 1/60 scale kit that around 30cm in height
and around 2Kg in weight
it come with 56 runner , with that you got around a thousand parts
and more than half of them is the inner frame that will not visible anymore after completing
it takes me half year to painted it (i bought this kit a week after they released it on japan in September 2009)
and it takes more half of my room space when i paint it

what i'm trying to say, Perfect Grade is too much for me
it's too hassle and too big but i'm not saying this is not a great kit, this kit is too awesome to put into word
you need to built it by yourself if want to know what i'm saying
the detail, gimmick and also the posebility are perfect

but in the end PG 00 raiser is my first PG and also it will be my last PG (I HOPE)


okay that's my opinion about PG 00 Raiser

well, like i said this is my third 00
and the fourth one will be the Master Grade that will be released on May (hope so, not sure because the earthquake)
some people asked me why i paint it in Dark Blue
not Light blue that i usually use

well, the reason is simple
i'm bored with that color

and this is the first time i'm paint my kit in this color
and i think this color is great isn't

enough chat,
enjoy the PG 00 Raiser


enjoy




Illsteir 2011-03-21 10:30

I saw a thread of this in /m/ a day ago.
Anyway, fantastic work on the inner frame. And the shade of blue you used looks great, too.

khaosa4321 2011-03-21 17:39

Alot of people ask on here where to buy Gundams I have the opposite Problem I need a Place I can sell them???

LoweGear 2011-03-23 01:56

LQ image of MG Gundam Epyon prototype mold:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...0854242341.jpg

And new announcement: HGUC GM Cannon II

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a.../GMCannon2.jpg

Also, large images for:

Spoiler for MG 00 Raiser:


Spoiler for RG Aile Strike Gundam:



Sworra 2011-03-23 03:52

That RG strike looks amazing.. Looking forward to getting one..

StrikeFreedomV2 2011-03-23 04:20

Do we have a release date for the Epyon yet? I wonder if they release the Wing Zero TV this year, too. Maybe in December?

Don't know if i see that right, but Strike's armor seems to be all white. So no multicolored armor this time?

The 00 Raiser looks way better than the PG porportion-wise. Can't wait to get mine :D

And lots of weapons for the Dreissen. Nice :D

duotiga 2011-03-23 07:22

RG Aile Strike looks great!!!

as for the MG 00 Raiser, looks like is slimmed down frm the 1/100 & am i see wrongly that the binders rotation is the same as PG?

LoweGear 2011-03-23 07:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 3541782)
Do we have a release date for the Epyon yet?

The MG Epyon is slated for a June release.

Quote:

Don't know if i see that right, but Strike's armor seems to be all white. So no multicolored armor this time?
You must be thinking the Impulse, which did have the Variable Phase Shift for different armor colors. The Strike was always white. :heh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by duotiga (Post 3541903)
am i see wrongly that the binders rotation is the same as PG?

You're not seeing wrongly, the MG 00 Raiser will use the same binder rotation system as the PG.

StratoSpear 2011-03-23 07:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 3541913)
You must be thinking the Impulse, which did have the Variable Phase Shift for different armor colors. The Strike was always white. :heh:

I think he meant like the RX-78, who's armor has different shades of grey instead of being totally white.

StrikeFreedomV2 2011-03-23 08:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 3541913)
The MG Epyon is slated for a June release.

Cool. That's not long away:D

Quote:

Originally Posted by StratoSpear (Post 3541924)
I think he meant like the RX-78, who's armor has different shades of grey instead of being totally white.

What StratoSpear said. Should had made it more clear:heh:

GrahamAker 2011-03-23 09:59

where can i buy the tool kit need for building gunpla ?
Can i use this tool kit for gunpla? http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10001619

JC... 2011-03-23 10:14

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Originally Posted by StrikeFreedomV2 (Post 3541968)
What StratoSpear said. Should had made it more clear:heh:

I knew what he meant, and I don't even watch Seed. Just sayin'.


@Graham, any tool set should be fine for Gunpla. As long as you don't buy heavy duty pliers and saws.

You can probably get decent tools or pliers locally, at Games Workshop or any other hobby store.

Appel 2011-03-23 11:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrahamAker (Post 3542029)
where can i buy the tool kit need for building gunpla ?
Can i use this tool kit for gunpla? http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10001619

if i were you i wouldnt try to save money on the pliers

GrahamAker 2011-03-23 12:05

I don't know what exact stuff is needed! proper guidance will be appreciated!

JC... 2011-03-23 12:35

I always find that straight edged pliers work better than rounded ones, and the leave a cleaner cut.

You just have to find what works best for you, and what you can find.

I generally use; A pair of Games Workshop nippers, Sand paper or filing stick, fine grit sanding sticks (available on sites like HLJ and Hobby Search), (insert name of metal grabby thing here) for applying decals (or stickers) and a hobby knife for clean cuts. Some more advanced people may use other tools.

Appel 2011-03-23 16:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrahamAker (Post 3542123)
I don't know what exact stuff is needed! proper guidance will be appreciated!

i just use a pair of pliers and a sharp hobby knife to cut off the rest of the sprue. if you want to be really exact at it you can also get a proper file or fine sandpaper but personally i dont use that^^
and if you want to line them some fine waterproof black and grey markers

Elo the Blue 2011-03-23 16:10

The Dreissen looks really good.

Critias 2011-03-23 23:01

Just dawned on me....they're going to inevitably release a Trans-Am MG 00 Raiser, aren't they? Sad thing is, tbh, I'd buy that too. :uhoh:

~Destiny~ 2011-03-23 23:13

This been posted yet?

It does seem to have multiple shades of white/grey for the armor. But the only part take stands out to me is the front skirt armor

Sworra 2011-03-24 00:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Destiny~ (Post 3542889)
This been posted yet?

It does seem to have multiple shades of white/grey for the armor. But the only part take stands out to me is the front skirt armor

Wow, im amazed at how much detail the RG Strike has compared to the MG.. Alot of Panel lines i see which is great :) it makes the MG look like its needs a 2.0. lol Can't wait for it to come out.

SonicSP 2011-03-24 01:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by Critias (Post 3542875)
Just dawned on me....they're going to inevitably release a Trans-Am MG 00 Raiser, aren't they? Sad thing is, tbh, I'd buy that too. :uhoh:

Maybe they would, it depends on the sales actually. The normal TA colors won't do for me anymore, however there was that one magazine custom MG Exia TA mod that looked glorious. The one that used a combo of red solid and transparent clear red parts (and maybe even some gloss perhaps? It was rather shiny). Best depiction of TA I have ever since in a kit period. I would buy that, but I guess its a professional work thing as opposed to something you can get out of the box.

I'm still not totally wowed with the MG 00 Raiser however, but I would buy it as long as there are no deadly major problems with it like the weight issues of the 1/100 version because its still my absolutely favorite Anno Domini design. I hope the articulation would not disappoint though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ~Destiny~ (Post 3542889)
This been posted yet?

It does seem to have multiple shades of white/grey for the armor. But the only part take stands out to me is the front skirt armor

RG Strike looks amazing. I'm glad the Strike got its light in the RG, its one of the few Seed designs I like.


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