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skyboy928 2011-06-24 12:51

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3665476)
yeah, i think they could have done a better job with that plastic :P but oh well, i have the paint here so i wont complain^^

what i would probably find annoying about these GN condensor parts is that they limit the movability. you CAN pose it but you always have to use that mechanism...
and i dont mind if the pistons are missing^^ celestial being is too advanced for that kinda stuff XD


:heh: if you put it that way.
for me i love those little tiny part, when i put the feet and the leg together, i was like..... wait a minute, wasn't there was suppose to be something in between???

anyway, as long as i don't go out this weekend i should be able to finish this PG.

Sworra 2011-06-24 15:18

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3665212)
i ordered MG deathscythe hell EW and the 1/144 ikaruga instead^^

When you get your Deathscythe Hell EW, Tell mw if they fixed the face guard defect?

Appel 2011-06-24 15:23

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3665637)
When you get your Deathscythe Hell EW, Tell mw if they fixed the face guard defect?

sure will! thats what im interested in though, too... i woulndt be mad about it but still, it would be my real defect with a bandai kit^^

~Destiny~ 2011-06-24 21:13

Review of MG Epyon

Didn't know it was already out. Looks like Im gonna have to go shopping next week :heh:

Kuroi Hadou 2011-06-24 21:17

I'm going to have to buy two MG Epyons: One for MS Mode and one for Dragon Mode. :love:

Kitaeryu 2011-06-24 23:10

What exactly is wrong with the MG Deathscythe's faceplate? I've heard lots about it but never found out what it actually was... LOL

LoweGear 2011-06-24 23:24

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Originally Posted by Kitaeryu (Post 3666086)
What exactly is wrong with the MG Deathscythe's faceplate? I've heard lots about it but never found out what it actually was... LOL

This. It's not that noticeable, but you can see something of a dent between the mouth vents.

Kuroi Hadou 2011-06-24 23:26

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Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 3666104)
This. It's not that noticeable, but you can see something of a dent between the mouth vents.

I'm getting an error message.

LoweGear 2011-06-24 23:30

Image reuploaded:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/a...ns/m141_11.jpg

skyboy928 2011-06-25 09:45

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Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 3666111)

is that a common issue? i checked mine and i don't see anything....maybe i still don't quite get it :heh:

LoweGear 2011-06-25 09:50

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3666631)
is that a common issue? i checked mine and i don't see anything....maybe i still don't quite get it :heh:

If the defect isn't there on your model, perhaps you've gotten the second production batch, which would have the defects from the first production batch rectified. It's similar to the situation with the "Phase Shit" decals on the MG Freedom's first production batch back in the day :heh:

Appel 2011-06-25 10:20

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Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 3666634)
If the defect isn't there on your model, perhaps you've gotten the second production batch, which would have the defects from the first production batch rectified. It's similar to the situation with the "Phase Shit" decals on the MG Freedom's first production batch back in the day :heh:

it would surprise me if bandai would have waited a long time to fix an issue like that.
its just a very VERY tiny defect but still, ive really come to love the level of quality from bandais models^^ thats what surprised me the most about the revell voyager i have built, some parts were really bad. the panel lines are crooked ever so slightly at some places (it kinda looks like someone cut through clay with a swiss army knife :P), many pieces didnt come out of the mold well at all and some of the bigger pieces didnt fit well. i was really surprised about that since revell isnt exactly a small company :P

JMvS 2011-06-25 13:21

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3666660)
it would surprise me if bandai would have waited a long time to fix an issue like that.
its just a very VERY tiny defect but still, ive really come to love the level of quality from bandais models^^ thats what surprised me the most about the revell voyager i have built, some parts were really bad. the panel lines are crooked ever so slightly at some places (it kinda looks like someone cut through clay with a swiss army knife :P), many pieces didnt come out of the mold well at all and some of the bigger pieces didnt fit well. i was really surprised about that since revell isnt exactly a small company :P

Thing is, western plamo technology is way behind the japanese's, plus, they won't discard old molds but continue to use them, simply repackaging the product.

Having done some airplane models while I was a teen, and looking at current productions, I can assure you that models which are 20 if not 30 years old keep being produced. And Revell is well known for doing that.

So it's most likely that your Voyager's mold is about 15 years old.

Appel 2011-06-25 13:32

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Originally Posted by JMvS (Post 3666788)
Thing is, western plamo technology is way behind the japanese's, plus, they won't discard old molds but continue to use them, simply repackaging the product.

Having done some airplane models while I was a teen, and looking at current productions, I can assure you that models which are 20 if not 30 years old keep being produced. And Revell is well known for doing that.

So it's most likely that your Voyager's mold is about 15 years old.

yeah, i figured as much :P
thats pretty lazy though but i didnt want to buy models like that again, anyway. ill stick to bandai from now on^^ gundams are way more awesome, anyway ;D
at least this model showed me how to use waterslide decals because it only came with those. so maybe ill get some for my gundams because they are way more userfriendly than stickers or dry transfers in my opinion! the ones from revell kinda didnt want to stick though in some places...

Appel 2011-06-26 09:56

sweet, i finally got to order 2 pairs of gatling guns for my MG unicorn! >=D i got them on ebay for 7 bucks a pair.
its probably just a cheap remold but thats nothing a bit of paint cant fix!

edit: oh yeah, there it is! the TT hongli logo^^ so yeah, totally a remold of the one that came with the unicorn novel. but i dont really care, TT has been doing some pretty good remolds as far as i know :P

SonicSP 2011-06-26 13:36

I bought MG 00 Raiser for RM210(US$70) the yesterday at a certain individual non-chain toy store yesterday. Then today I went to a retail store (Parkson Grand) and out of curiosity checked the toy section and found it selling for RM330(US$110).

Wow, big difference. I know the gunplas in Malaysia at retail chain stores are always sold higher than the individual toy shops and all, but not that much higher. More than a 50% increase. Also saw HG 00 Raiser Condenser Type being sold there for RM110(US$36.60) there, which I know is quite steep.

Appel 2011-06-26 14:07

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Originally Posted by SonicSP (Post 3667947)
I bought MG 00 Raiser for RM210(US$70) the yesterday at a certain individual non-chain toy store yesterday. Then today I went to a retail store (Parkson Grand) and out of curiosity checked the toy section and found it selling for RM330(US$110).

Wow, big difference. I know the gunplas in Malaysia at retail chain stores are always sold higher than the individual toy shops and all, but not that much higher. More than a 50% increase. Also saw HG 00 Raiser Condenser Type being sold there for RM110(US$36.60) there, which I know is quite steep.

oh that was a pretty good deal^^ its a pretty bad comparison because i live a lot further away from japan but even before taxes mine was still more expensive than your OO.
but i generally envy people who can just walk into a shop to pick up a master grade kit :(

Sworra 2011-06-26 15:08

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3667983)
oh that was a pretty good deal^^ its a pretty bad comparison because i live a lot further away from japan but even before taxes mine was still more expensive than your OO.
but i generally envy people who can just walk into a shop to pick up a master grade kit :(

I have that luxury from where i live, but gunpla isn't popular here and there are only 1 to 2 stores that sell them in a city about 1 million people and they have there prices sky rocketed.. So i can see what pain you have to go through, im glad for the internet and online shopping.

Appel 2011-06-26 15:12

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3668046)
I have that luxury from where i live, but gunpla isn't popular here and there are only 1 to 2 stores that sell them in a city about 1 million people and they have there prices sky rocketed.. So i can see what pain you have to go through, im glad for the internet and online shopping.

yeah, im glad for that, too... but id be willing to pay a little extra at a local store, i hate to wait for a package to arrive^^

Kuroi Hadou 2011-06-26 15:14

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3668049)
i hate to wate for a package to arrive^^

That's what EMS is for. :p

Appel 2011-06-26 15:45

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Originally Posted by Kuroi Hadou (Post 3668053)
That's what EMS is for. :p

or fedex :P but usually thats just insanely expensive... but sometimes when they have a good deal on HLJ fedex isnt THAT bad^^ it really depends.
but still, id prefer a shop i can go to... like i said in an earlier post, the only kits i was able to find here were some overpriced HG models...
but right now im just happy to get my deathscythe, the ikaruga and 4 gatling guns^^ that will keep me busy for a while.
i also have to finish an armored core model that i found in a comic store. i have that thing sitting here forever now but i just hate the manual, i cant get myself to building it^^

Sworra 2011-06-26 15:46

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3668049)
yeah, im glad for that, too... but id be willing to pay a little extra at a local store, i hate to wait for a package to arrive^^

a little extra i can get two MG's for one MG at my local store.. When i say sky rocket its sky rocket. lol

Appel 2011-06-26 15:59

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3668082)
a little extra i can get two MG's for one MG at my local store.. When i say sky rocket its sky rocket. lol

oh my, thats pretty extreme XD but what can ya do? bandai wont ship them to sellers outside of japan most of the time so we are stuck with high prices in shops or a high import cost, depending on what you want...
its really kinda sad though, i mean on many kits we could save like 50% just because the shipping costs wouldnt apply!
whats interesting though is that bandai appears to try selling kits in america:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yod3NiNtNAc

the entry grade RX-78-2, complete with translated box texts and manual! *le gasp*
maybe they start to see the potential of selling gunpla overseas^^
although i hope they sell those in europe, too because importing stuff from the states would be just as expensive for me as importing it from japan >_>

Sworra 2011-06-26 19:54

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3668089)
oh my, thats pretty extreme XD but what can ya do? bandai wont ship them to sellers outside of japan most of the time so we are stuck with high prices in shops or a high import cost, depending on what you want...
its really kinda sad though, i mean on many kits we could save like 50% just because the shipping costs wouldnt apply!
whats interesting though is that bandai appears to try selling kits in america:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yod3NiNtNAc

the entry grade RX-78-2, complete with translated box texts and manual! *le gasp*
maybe they start to see the potential of selling gunpla overseas^^
although i hope they sell those in europe, too because importing stuff from the states would be just as expensive for me as importing it from japan >_>

Well they aren't doing enough to keep those costs down.. But i bet its different in other places.. I just ordered some from Planet Gundam and that is in New York.. Another is Hobby wave and they are one province away from me.. so i can see the different shops that provide the online shopping in America and the costs are pretty reasonable. But those self owned shops they are the ones that tear your wallet up.. This is what i find from where i live. :)

Appel 2011-06-27 03:50

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3668290)
Well they aren't doing enough to keep those costs down.. But i bet its different in other places.. I just ordered some from Planet Gundam and that is in New York.. Another is Hobby wave and they are one province away from me.. so i can see the different shops that provide the online shopping in America and the costs are pretty reasonable. But those self owned shops they are the ones that tear your wallet up.. This is what i find from where i live. :)

yeah probably.
i suppose here in germany there are even less people who are into gunpla so the shops usually cant even risk importing kits like that. i have never seen a master grade kit in a shop here and ive been to the biggest comic stores in my area.
oh well, at least there still is the internet^^

skyboy928 2011-06-27 07:38

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Originally Posted by Sworra (Post 3668290)
Well they aren't doing enough to keep those costs down.. But i bet its different in other places.. I just ordered some from Planet Gundam and that is in New York.. Another is Hobby wave and they are one province away from me.. so i can see the different shops that provide the online shopping in America and the costs are pretty reasonable. But those self owned shops they are the ones that tear your wallet up.. This is what i find from where i live. :)

so how was the packaging from Gundamplanet? i've just place a huge order from them recently, but since i do have some pre-order kit, so it won't be ship out until those are out, this is my very first time order from them, hopefully they know how to handle packaging. back in the day, i used to buy them from ebay, but the packaging was so terrible, when i receive it, the boxes are already damage, some part already break......:(

anyway, i guess in Boston, i'm pretty lucky, i have found 2 local store carry some Gundam kit, but the selection are pretty limited. but at least their price is not that crazy. i got a MG Shenglong Gundam from a store call anime madness, it's only $44. i say that reasonable.

Appel 2011-06-27 13:43

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3668890)
so how was the packaging from Gundamplanet? i've just place a huge order from them recently, but since i do have some pre-order kit, so it won't be ship out until those are out, this is my very first time order from them, hopefully they know how to handle packaging. back in the day, i used to buy them from ebay, but the packaging was so terrible, when i receive it, the boxes are already damage, some part already break......:(

anyway, i guess in Boston, i'm pretty lucky, i have found 2 local store carry some Gundam kit, but the selection are pretty limited. but at least their price is not that crazy. i got a MG Shenglong Gundam from a store call anime madness, it's only $44. i say that reasonable.


i got my first kits from ebay as well. i was lucky though, everything arrived in a good condition^^ i think i ordered my MG strikfe freedom, sinanju and unicorn from there and i also got the shin musha gundam for free by accident XD but after that i ordered everything else from HLJ, ishop2go and amiami.

thats a great price for the shenlong i guess. $44 is about 30€, i can only dream about prices like that XD

oh and the new HG shining gundam looks pretty sharp!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VKb5dhknNG...Zw/s1600/1.jpg
i think ill get that and the god gundam as a master grade though^^ especially since they just cost 2000 yen each, you cant beat that when it comes to master grades!^^ i mean, the infinite justice alone costs 4000 yen :P

skyboy928 2011-06-27 14:24

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3669176)
i got my first kits from ebay as well. i was lucky though, everything arrived in a good condition^^ i think i ordered my MG strikfe freedom, sinanju and unicorn from there and i also got the shin musha gundam for free by accident XD but after that i ordered everything else from HLJ, ishop2go and amiami.

thats a great price for the shenlong i guess. $44 is about 30, i can only dream about prices like that XD

oh and the new HG shining gundam looks pretty sharp!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VKb5dhknNG...Zw/s1600/1.jpg
i think ill get that and the god gundam as a master grade though^^ especially since they just cost 2000 yen each, you cant beat that when it comes to master grades!^^ i mean, the infinite justice alone costs 4000 yen :P

damn, 2000 yen is so damn cheap, is that on sales or something? too bad i have them already. i wish Bandai would release MG Nobell Gundam or if there is a HG 1/100 that would be great. :heh:

Appel 2011-06-27 14:32

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3669215)
damn, 2000 yen is so damn cheap, is that on sales or something? too bad i have them already. i wish Bandai would release MG Nobell Gundam or if there is a HG 1/100 that would be great. :heh:

thats with HLJs 20% discount but even 2400 yen is pretty cheap^^ you have to add shipping costs to that of course but still, maybe ill get them when they are in stock again^^

skyboy928 2011-06-27 15:08

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3669222)
thats with HLJs 20% discount but even 2400 yen is pretty cheap^^ you have to add shipping costs to that of course but still, maybe ill get them when they are in stock again^^

just checked at Gundamplanet they are selling almost the entire G-Gundam line (MG at $32 ea.) except Master Gundam, and for God Gundam it come with Clear part too.

Appel 2011-06-27 17:34

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3669265)
just checked at Gundamplanet they are selling almost the entire G-Gundam line (MG at $32 ea.) except Master Gundam, and for God Gundam it come with Clear part too.

that still sounds like a pretty good deal^^

MakubeX2 2011-06-27 18:17

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9...9167497890.jpg

Little wonder to expect there when Bandai gave us the Epyon out of the blue.

They just need to change the colour, switch the beam sword with a beam trident and replace the heat rod with a new dragon fang.

Elo the Blue 2011-06-27 19:54

Isn't that Epyon Pi?

MakubeX2 2011-06-27 20:07

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Originally Posted by Elo the Blue (Post 3669570)
Isn't that Epyon Pi?

"White" is not wrong when you read he "Pi" as "Bai" since "Bai" is how "White" is read in Chinese. And given that the new Epyon is constructed by Wu Fei....

Appel 2011-06-28 11:51

got myself some tamiya metallic black to paint some weapons today, i must say thats a really really nice color and looks WAY better than bandais generic grey^^ it also coats everything very well and doesnt seem to form bubbles, its a really neat color!
i tested it on the strikes beam rifle and wing zeros twin buster rifle. i will post some pictures with the unicorns gatlings once they are here :P

skyboy928 2011-06-28 15:12

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3670474)
got myself some tamiya metallic black to paint some weapons today, i must say thats a really really nice color and looks WAY better than bandais generic grey^^ it also coats everything very well and doesnt seem to form bubbles, its a really neat color!
i tested it on the strikes beam rifle and wing zeros twin buster rifle. i will post some pictures with the unicorns gatlings once they are here :P

good idea, maybe i should try to paint weapon as my first step for painting. :heh:

Appel 2011-06-28 16:15

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Originally Posted by skyboy928 (Post 3670705)
good idea, maybe i should try to paint weapon as my first step for painting. :heh:

good idea. they are usually pretty small and the parts are relatively simple.
id give it a go^^

Araxiel 2011-06-28 17:02

The only thing I don't like about Shining Gundam is its face. It just looks kind of wrong.

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Originally Posted by MakubeX2 (Post 3669587)
"White" is not wrong when you read he "Pi" as "Bai" since "Bai" is how "White" is read in Chinese. And given that the new Epyon is constructed by Wu Fei....

There's a story here. A white Epyon made by Wu Fei?

skyboy928 2011-06-28 18:21

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Originally Posted by Araxiel (Post 3670809)
The only thing I don't like about Shining Gundam is its face. It just looks kind of wrong.

haha, totally agree on that. it's kinda look like Shinning Gundam got beaten up right in the face and it swollen up or something, lol
but nonetheless it's one interesting story. it's totally different from other Gundam.

MakubeX2 2011-06-28 19:43

More evidence suggesting an alternate Epyon in the works :-

http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/4...9170451139.jpg

And since Dalong already has a Epyon review up, he cautioned people about the heat rod :-

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/4840/m14556.jpg


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