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Appel 2012-01-29 14:50

well... i cave in and preordered the banshee XD gonna order some orange UV pigments as well. they worked well to make the psycho frame of my FA unicorn look better, i hope they will the the same on the banshee.

duotiga 2012-01-30 07:59

MG Duel Armored Shroud ACTUAL COLOR
http://blog.yahoo.com/cybergundam/articles/617968

ok im poison now

HasuMasu 2012-01-30 08:01

I actually don't remember how the Duel looks like from the show anymore. :heh:

Looks cool though.

maknaedik 2012-01-30 08:15

MG Duel looks awesome all over, from boaxrt up to the model itself, both versions. Now I'm even more anticipating for MG Aegis...

pumpkins 2012-01-30 08:26

looks nice! hoping bandai will make a common frame like the wing suits and maybe there's a chance for a strike v2.0? :D

maknaedik 2012-01-30 08:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by pumpkins (Post 3976468)
looks nice! hoping bandai will make a common frame like the wing suits and maybe there's a chance for a strike v2.0? :D

If they ever made one, I hope they make a Strike Rouge too <3

duotiga 2012-01-30 08:48

i dun really care for ver 2.0 strike.....i only wish

Strike Lightning Pack
Strike + Gunbarrel

casval cehack 2012-01-30 09:26

I wonder how similar Duel's runners to MG Age-1's "simplified" ones.

maknaedik 2012-01-30 09:27

This survey was made 2010 if I'm not mistaken. I can't get why people take this survey by heart. I mean, it's an effing survey and so what if your FAVORITE isn't here? That doesn't make your favorite less awesome you know.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...54890564_n.jpg

MakubeX2 2012-01-30 09:39

Noticed something wrong with this pix ?

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6...7926065028.jpg

Yup. No more sliding gimmicks on the thighs of the legs. Proves the theory that Bandai is simplifing things and remove the non-essentials that the common people barely noticed right.

For comparsion, here's how the thigh armour slided when the knee bended on the old MG Strike :-

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9315/m6523.jpg

But like I said before, who cares about that as long as the outer surface looks good and acceptable.

LoweGear 2012-01-30 11:13

While I did appreciate the sliding plate mechanisms, said mechanism has been nonexistent for MG's for the past couple of years (and many early MG's didn't have them either). However, if they can maintain the range of movement of the legs without the need for said plate moving, then there's no really reason for them to keep it.

Butagami 2012-01-30 11:21

Now I like the Duel even more! Shame about the thigh armor, but no biggie.
I keep looking at that colorscheme. It's well done by bandai. simple blue and white, with subtle (at least without the shroud) orange touches.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2012-01-30 11:36

That Duel does look more and more gorgeous every time there's new pics about it. I'm so gonna buy it. Love the simple color scheme and the un-overkill weapons.

Appel 2012-01-30 11:54

it looks awesome but its a bummer that it doesnt have sliding panels.
but hey, the model looks great and the price is alright as well so who cares! and like Lowe said, MGs didnt have that feature for quite some time now. so its really not that much of a big deal.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2012-01-30 12:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3976728)
it looks awesome but its a bummer that it doesnt have sliding panels.
but hey, the model looks great and the price is alright as well so who cares! and like Lowe said, MGs didnt have that feature for quite some time now. so its really not that much of a big deal.

Precisely. Should Bandai makes us choose between sliding panels and more MGs, any sane modeller will choose the second one :D.

MakubeX2 2012-01-30 17:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 3976682)
While I did appreciate the sliding plate mechanisms, said mechanism has been nonexistent for MG's for the past couple of years (and many early MG's didn't have them either). However, if they can maintain the range of movement of the legs without the need for said plate moving, then there's no really reason for them to keep it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Appel (Post 3976728)
it looks awesome but its a bummer that it doesnt have sliding panels.
but hey, the model looks great and the price is alright as well so who cares! and like Lowe said, MGs didnt have that feature for quite some time now. so its really not that much of a big deal.

Just pointing out the fact remains that we seem to be paying more for the same quality and less gimmick. All the improvements here are purely cosmectic like more details on the armour. I understand that it's unavoidable due to inflations throughtout the years. I wager pretty soon, all MGs will be like assembling the inner frame and putting on the armours later with no mechanic gimmicks and yet we have to pay, like, 5000 yen for one.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 3976737)
Precisely. Should Bandai makes us choose between sliding panels and more MGs, any sane modeller will choose the second one :D.

There's a 3rd option, paying more for Bandai to retain the old gimmicks.

casval cehack 2012-01-30 20:49

If the RG Gundam Mk. II still gets the sliding panels, adjustable leg joints and even debuts material tubing, whats left for the MG aside from scale?

duotiga 2012-01-30 21:00

see mg heavyarms, there is still sliding panels, just is hidden

http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig16/10169358z6.jpg

maknaedik 2012-01-30 21:56

AS I was lurking in our FB Group, I found this: http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...th0103/108.jpg

Oh man, when is this?

I figured that this pic was taken in year 2006? I can imagine the faces of those who hoped for this.

Bonta Kun 2012-01-30 23:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by maknaedik (Post 3977536)
AS I was lurking in our FB Group, I found this: http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...th0103/108.jpg

Oh man, when is this?

I figured that this pic was taken in year 2006? I can imagine the faces of those who hoped for this.

An MG F90 huh....yea I'd say I'd get pretty exicted at the thought of that.

Some of it's versions are sweet.


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