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Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-07-19 17:59

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4764049)
New Exclusive: I WANTZ

Gundam Front Tokyo Exclusive: HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam Unit 3 Fenix (Destroy Mode) Ver.GFT

2500 Yen

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uJbQ84MOBJ...4/s640/123.jpg

^ Wow, that's an official release? :twitch: I thought it's just a kitbash by a modeller. Looks pretty nice if I have to say so myself.

maknaedik 2013-07-19 19:22

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4764069)
^ Wow, that's an official release? :twitch: I thought it's just a kitbash by a modeller. Looks pretty nice if I have to say so myself.

HOMG! The v-fin is new, hahahahaha

Exia_00 2013-07-19 20:49

Now we know Banshee's Armed Armor DE will get vamped too! Lol

gummybear 2013-07-20 20:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4764049)
New Exclusive: I WANTZ

Gundam Front Tokyo Exclusive: HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam Unit 3 Fenix (Destroy Mode) Ver.GFT

2500 Yen

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uJbQ84MOBJ...4/s640/123.jpg

JUST SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY
*stuff money into their mouth
STOP RESISTING AND TAKE IT

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-07-21 03:16

On another topic, I just finished building my humble HG:

This guy:
http://i.imgur.com/3R2I2MB.jpg

Spoiler for Gundam Aesculapius:
Mini-review:
Negative:
  • Gundam Aesculapius an old HG kit from Wing line (G-Unit, to be exact), so don’t expect great articulation. Arms and legs can only bend 90 degrees, the shoulders (while in Gundam mode) can't even rotate, waist can only move slightly (can’t rotate too) and the feet also can’t move that much.
  • You need to apply a lot of stickers (especially for the gold color). I personally don’t hate sticker, but since many people do, I figured I’d put this “issue” here.
  • If you hate the stickers, that means you will have a lot of painting to do with this kit. This might be a bad news for those who don’t like both stickers and painting.
  • The hands looks ugly when it’s not holding its weapons. Also, the inner side of the arms are exposed to give the elbow-joint an opening to bend which doesn’t look that good.
  • It only has two beam sabers as weapons (no rifle nor shield). Oh, and the beam-effect is molded with the handle as one clear part. You need to paint the handle grey or silver to get the proper look.
Positive:
  • The kit looks really cool and badass with its exaggerated transformable shoulders and sinister-looking head & face.
  • For an old kit, it’s pretty detailed and molded nicely.
  • It’s up to taste, but it has a great color-combination. The purple-white-grey-gold-black combination really complement the the kit.
  • The kit is solid. There’s almost no flimsy part in it aside from the front skirt. But even that front skirt doesn’t flap crazily whe you move it.
  • Bandai give you a sheet of peel-off decals which usually non-existent in non-HGUC kits.
  • The stickers (for what its worth) is nice and can be applied easily and stick firmly except the little gold parts on the shoulders.
  • The beam-effect for the beam saber looks really good and unique coz it’s made specifically for the kit IIRC, just like any other HGs from Wing line.
  • The transformation into Close-Combat Mode is nice and enjoayble. You just have to pop the head and fiddle with the shoulders and backpack a little, and it’s done ^_^.
  • The kit is really cheap (about $8 max here) as long as you don't buy it from Toys R' Us or something.

Providenceangle 2013-07-21 07:42

That kit is sick. The colour combo is really interesting. Too bad about the foil stickers on it lol

Appel 2013-07-21 10:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4764049)
New Exclusive: I WANTZ

Gundam Front Tokyo Exclusive: HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam Unit 3 Fenix (Destroy Mode) Ver.GFT

2500 Yen

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uJbQ84MOBJ...4/s640/123.jpg

Welp, that is a thing now...
I recently saw that image on 4chan but I did not expect it to be an official release.

It's butt ugly in my opinion. Also what the hell is it even supposed to be? Will it appear in the OVA? Is it part of a side story? I just think this thing is completely pointless O_o

Skye629 2013-07-21 15:04

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4766129)
Welp, that is a thing now...
I recently saw that image on 4chan but I did not expect it to be an official release.

It's butt ugly in my opinion. Also what the hell is it even supposed to be? Will it appear in the OVA? Is it part of a side story? I just think this thing is completely pointless O_o

Its gonna be in one of those Japanese promo vids for a project/product/event or something, thats it, a GFT Promo cash grab


@Obelisk: Nice kit! Where do you get those btw? Interested in seeing what else that line has

Appel 2013-07-21 15:21

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4766346)
Its gonna be in one of those Japanese promo vids for a project/product/event or something, thats it, a GFT Promo cash grab

Yeah. That's probably gonna be it. There is just no way they fully reveal a third Unicorn like that and then actually put it in the OVA^^

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-07-21 17:39

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4766346)
@Obelisk: Nice kit! Where do you get those btw? Interested in seeing what else that line has

I bought it on a whim quite some time ago in a hobby shop in the city where I went to college.

There are five Gundam kits from G-Unit line (G-Unit is Wing side-story). Beside Aesculapius, they are:
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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4766359)
There is just no way they fully reveal a third Unicorn like that and then actually put it in the OVA^^

It would be surprising if they pull a "Perfect Strike" on that Phoenix like in SEED Remaster anime :D.

Providenceangle 2013-07-21 19:34

If you had enough patience and skill. I bet you could adapt current pose-ability into these kits. They really do look good! Just need a bit more articulation.
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Skye629 2013-07-22 01:52

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4766472)
I bought it on a whim quite some time ago in a hobby shop in the city where I went to college.

There are five Gundam kits from G-Unit line (G-Unit is Wing side-story). Beside Aesculapius, they are:
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I like the Griepe and the one you built the best (going by looks), how much are these nowadays and are they of the HG 1/100 line? Or the 1/144 HGs?

Providenceangle 2013-07-22 05:03

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4766894)
I like the Griepe and the one you built the best (going by looks), how much are these nowadays and are they of the HG 1/100 line? Or the 1/144 HGs?

Only site I've seen them on is HLJ. They are listed at 600-800 yen, with a August restock.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-07-22 05:21

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4766894)
I like the Griepe and the one you built the best (going by looks), how much are these nowadays and are they of the HG 1/100 line? Or the 1/144 HGs?

So, you like Griepe? Me too. It’s the main Gundam after all :D.

I’d say it’s around $10 or less. Some store might charge you more due to the kit’s rarity, though I think Bandai still re-produce these kits. Careful not to be ripped-off.

It’s in HG 1/144 scale. Will be good companions for the upcoming HGAC kits, or better yet, Bandai might remade these Gundams in HGAC including some other Gundams from G-Unit manga which didn’t get made into kits. I know, the chance is miniscule, but one can dream.

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4765913)
That kit is sick. The colour combo is really interesting. Too bad about the foil stickers on it lol

Can't believe I missed your post. Yeah, the foil stickers can be a real piece of work. Definitely not for someone who lacks patience in applying stickers or painting.

Providenceangle 2013-07-22 06:21

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4767014)
Can't believe I missed your post. Yeah, the foil stickers can be a real piece of work. Definitely not for someone who lacks patience in applying stickers or painting.

If anything I should thank you. I'm seriously considering getting some of those kits. I've got some cool ideas to make it more badass!

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-07-22 06:26

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Originally Posted by Providenceangle (Post 4767039)
If anything I should thank you. I'm seriously considering getting some of those kits. I've got some cool ideas to make it more badass!

You're welcome. And by all means, go ahead. I'd like to see your finished work. Also, those kits are so cheap you might as well buy the whole set :D.

Providenceangle 2013-07-22 06:41

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4767041)
You're welcome. And by all means, go ahead. I'd like to see your finished work. Also, those kits are so cheap you might as well buy the whole set :D.

Availability is the only issue there... Some people seem to think these kits are gold. I've seen them on ebay for 140 USD lol.

Edit: My gunpla came today yay... More projects to have go unfinished for months lol

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Lots of work ahead

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Providenceangle 2013-07-22 19:04

Managed to get it dry built at least:

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps6bccec4c.jpg

LoweGear 2013-07-22 23:15

MG Wing Gundam Proto Zero:

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Dat neo bird mode :eek:

Edit:

Also, DAT BEAUTIFUL GOLD FRAME:

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Appel 2013-07-23 04:20

I am starting to like the MG RX-78-2 3.0 quite a lot.
Why? Because it is a big RG kit that you actually have to build yourself.
I really like that you actually have to build the whole frame instead of just popping the limbs off the runner and slapping the armor on.
RGs are great, but they are boring to build in my opinion. The new MGs seem to fix the only problem I had with them! And since it is bigger than the RG Gundam I am also willing to bet that it's gonna be a lot more solid and won't fall apart as easily.

Bonta Kun 2013-07-23 04:48

Not really fond of the back skirt on the Proto Zero, maybe just cause it's a little bland.
But other than that I really do quite like the look of it all and the flight mode looks great.

But dat sexy Gold Frame!
Where's my MG GOLD FRAME!?

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-07-23 05:10

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Cu_H40m4R6...1600/1gg1a.jpg

The bird mode of the Proto Zero looks good and massive. I hope it hold itself together well in the final product. Also, I notice that Bandai still can’t pull off Wing Zero’s “foot sliding into legs when in Bird-mode” mechanism in MG (even though they can do it with the HG kits). Meh, never mind. Might as well perfected the mechanism before they release the true MG Wing Zero (I’m still hoping here).
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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-plXLF9tSwY...1600/1ggwb.jpg

I like that now we can have a model of Astray Gold Frame Amatsu Ghina custom (without the high-heels :D).

Appel 2013-07-23 05:16

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Originally Posted by Bonta Kun (Post 4768082)
Not really fond of the back skirt on the Proto Zero, maybe just cause it's a little bland.
But other than that I really do quite like the look of it all and the flight mode looks great.

But dat sexy Gold Frame!
Where's my MG GOLD FRAME!?

I do like it as well but I would still have prefered the regular TV version^^ But this is better than nothing I guess!
As for the neo bird mode... Naa. Not a fan of that. I don't like that the back just has the legs sticking out like that. Almost all transforming suits have that kind of design and I just can't get warm with it.

Providenceangle 2013-07-23 06:43

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Originally Posted by Appel (Post 4768103)
I do like it as well but I would still have prefered the regular TV version^^ But this is better than nothing I guess!
As for the neo bird mode... Naa. Not a fan of that. I don't like that the back just has the legs sticking out like that. Almost all transforming suits have that kind of design and I just can't get warm with it.

MG Wing gundam did a good job in my opinion. It can function well as both, birdmode and MS. It looks like the proto will pull it off as well. The real question is... Are they going to recycle the old MG inner frame(MG Wing zero), on this kit?

Also I agree with you on the 3.0. It's cool to build the inner frame. It does take a lot of patience though. I wouldn't want to have to build the 3.0 or MG Nu Ver KA as my first kit... lol

LoweGear 2013-07-23 08:38

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4768098)
The bird mode of the Proto Zero looks good and massive. I hope it hold itself together well in the final product. Also, I notice that Bandai still can’t pull off Wing Zero’s “foot sliding into legs when in Bird-mode” mechanism in MG (even though they can do it with the HG kits). Meh, never mind. Might as well perfected the mechanism before they release the true MG Wing Zero (I’m still hoping here).

The old 1/100 HG and the 1/144 could only do that because they had to completely give up on making the foot poseable. I still remember my old 1/144 having horrid ankle movement, and unfortunately the 1/100 uses a similar mechanism.

From the pic, the MG Wing Zero looks like it changes the mechanism so the foot simple collapses unto itself like with the Wing Gundam, and then it retracts inside the leg.

Speaking of the Wing Gundam:

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RIGHT IN MY NOSTALGIAS ;-;

The MG Wing is nice, but I really do want it in 1/144 afterall.

Providenceangle 2013-07-23 09:19

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Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 4768264)
Speaking of the Wing Gundam:
http://i.imgur.com/yagYWyW.jpg
RIGHT IN MY NOSTALGIAS ;-;

The MG Wing is nice, but I really do want it in 1/144 afterall.

I wish they had had this shoulder position on the MG Wing. It just looks far more badass.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-07-23 16:13

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Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 4768264)
From the pic, the MG Wing Zero looks like it changes the mechanism so the foot simple collapses unto itself like with the Wing Gundam, and then it retracts inside the leg.

Sorry, I didn't see any MG Wing Zero in any pic. All I see is a MG Wing Zero-wannabe called Proto Zero :cool:.

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Originally Posted by LoweGear (Post 4768264)
The MG Wing is nice, but I really do want it in 1/144 afterall.

Let's hope that the yellow parts aren't stickers :upset:.

Skye629 2013-07-23 16:38

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4768578)
Sorry, I didn't see any MG Wing Zero in any pic. All I see is a MG Wing Zero-wannabe called Proto Zero :cool:.

Let's hope that the yellow parts aren't stickers :upset:.

Given the color separation on the HGxx (AU kits). I highly doubt that they are stickers

Providenceangle 2013-07-23 19:32

Yeah MG Strike RM is badass...

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps2d897f99.jpg

Skye629 2013-07-24 00:45

Aannnnndddd the HG Amatsu with the gold (non puke variety?) is a P-Bandai Exclusive...

Go figure.........

The standard release one leaves alot to be desired in the gold......

Looking at it more optimistically at least we have both options in HG.......

firefox 2013-07-24 06:10

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4768904)
Aannnnndddd the HG Amatsu with the gold (non puke variety?) is a P-Bandai Exclusive...

Go figure.........

The standard release one leaves alot to be desired in the gold......

Looking at it more optimistically at least we have both options in HG.......

Welcome to astray fan rip off part 1

Providenceangle 2013-07-24 09:20

I wonder how much detail will be in the RG Strike Freedom?

helois 2013-07-24 15:09

i didn't find the time to buy the red team(also in the same time i spent the money to live.. XD ),but i bought a HG Delta Kai with the code of mid campaign.. i hope to win..
;)

Araxiel 2013-07-25 15:00

Recently scored a freebie of that one essential item no gunpla collector can be without.

Shelves.

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/s...psd5679c0a.jpg

Skye629 2013-07-25 15:17

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Originally Posted by Araxiel (Post 4770370)
Recently scored a freebie of that one essential item no gunpla collector can be without.

Shelves.

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/s...psd5679c0a.jpg

Ooooohh! Valvrave! How is that kit?

AGE-1 with Sparrow shoulders? Nice. Is that a purple Zedas in the back?

I used to have a shelf like yours, but I found over time the dust REALLY built up after a month or so

Have since switched it out for a glass display case (steel/metal frame) with lighting at the top, I highly suggest this if you can afford one (approx $75-90 for a decent one? Higher end ones with wood costs more). I also like them as the dimensions I chose takes up less room (taller, by eyeing it about 17"x17" and 6' tall)

How were you displaying before btw? Sitting on the desk?

How do I post personal pics on here guys? Think its about time I showed off a bit of what I got

Araxiel 2013-07-25 15:50

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4770386)
Ooooohh! Valvrave! How is that kit?

Much akin to a high-end HG kit, but with lots of extras. Several clear effect parts, a stand, scale pilot figure, and a ton of weapons. Very nice. However, I built it alongside my friend who hadn't done any gunpla before, and he struggled even with me helping him.
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AGE-1 with Sparrow shoulders? Nice. Is that a purple Zedas in the back?
Yep, that's the AG section, haha. The AGE-1 is based off a HG custom of an 'AGE-1 Kai' that I saw somewhere; It has Spallow's shoulders and knife, G-Exes legs and rifle. And that is indeed a purple Zedas!
http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/s...pse15aa74e.jpg
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I used to have a shelf like yours, but I found over time the dust REALLY built up after a month or so

Have since switched it out for a glass display case (steel/metal frame) with lighting at the top, I highly suggest this if you can afford one (approx $75-90 for a decent one? Higher end ones with wood costs more). I also like them as the dimensions I chose takes up less room (taller, by eyeing it about 17"x17" and 6' tall)
I would really like to get a glass display case one day [the ones Games Workshop usually use in their storefronts really attract me, and they're commercially available], but as I say, this one was free, so it'll do me for now. :p
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How were you displaying before btw? Sitting on the desk?
As of now, my Gunpla collection is split between;
*A bookshelf in my old room at my parents' place
*Shelving in my bedroom
*The shelves you see here
*Some in boxes due to lack of room
Currently my bedroom shelf looks like this;
http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps0f42e03b.jpg
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How do I post personal pics on here guys? Think its about time I showed off a bit of what I got
Good old Photobucket works for me.

Providenceangle 2013-07-25 16:15

Yeah photobucket with [img]yourlinkhere[/img] works perfectly fine.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2013-07-25 16:19

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Originally Posted by Skye629 (Post 4770386)
How do I post personal pics on here guys? Think its about time I showed off a bit of what I got

Easy, just take a picture of your collection, upload it to picture-hosting sites (photobucket, imgur, etc), display your pic with the said site, copy the addres and post it here using the "insert image" command. You can also use Animesuki's "photo album" feature to host your pic if you don't mind the size limitation. Here's one example from my asuki album:

http://forums.animesuki.com/picture....ictureid=46152

Providenceangle 2013-07-26 08:13

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Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 4770437)
Easy, just take a picture of your collection, upload it to picture-hosting sites (photobucket, imgur, etc), display your pic with the said site, copy the addres and post it here using the "insert image" command. You can also use Animesuki's "photo album" feature to host your pic if you don't mind the size limitation. Here's one example from my asuki album:

http://forums.animesuki.com/picture....ictureid=46152

That's the HG Heavy arms EW ya? It looks pretty detailed... At least more then I remember. :P

Skye629 2013-07-26 13:06

Ah thanks guys! Ill get around to this at some point, right now there are a bunch of kits I need to fix up to display, plus waiting on a order of action bases. Some of the kits desperately needs one :P


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