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DarkWarrior 2006-09-02 19:45

So it's a kitbash? Looks pretty good, but then again the photo is pretty blurry. It's sad that Bandai ignored the Blast Impulse, but that's not surprising considering that many people (including me) don't seem to give a damn about Impulse.

Siege 2006-09-02 20:53

Have Just Ordered Some new 1/144th scale suits from HLJ

Strike Freedom
Infinite Justice
Shiranui Akatsuki
Destiny
Legend
Force Impulse

I did so crazy Paint jobs on the original SF and IJ

duotiga 2006-09-03 08:13

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Originally Posted by DarkWarrior
So it's a kitbash? Looks pretty good, but then again the photo is pretty blurry. It's sad that Bandai ignored the Blast Impulse, but that's not surprising considering that many people (including me) don't seem to give a damn about Impulse.

for me i wanted Blast Impulse to complete my collection...be it 1/144HG or 1/100:rolleyes: :upset:

Sety 2006-09-03 08:59

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Originally Posted by subaruhess
The shield this blast impulse has is really thin, plus the body is exactly the same design as the existing 1/100 force/sword impulse. A good way to tell the scale is the design of the proportions, and I'm pretty sure that this is a 1/100 scale blast impulse. Either that or it is an extremely well made kitbash.

If you're that sure its a 1/100 than its definitely a kitbash as 1/100 Blast Impulse was never made. S-Destiny had a badly managed line of models, they didn't make ones for a large majority of the regular MS. Blast Impulse, Gaia, Abyss and Windam's to name a couple and a ridiculous ammount of Zaku re-colours.

Siege 2006-09-03 10:37

http://www.hlj.com/images/ban/ban945380.jpg
Sept Release
http://www.hlj.com/images/ban/ban945938.jpg

srb 2006-09-03 15:17

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Originally Posted by Sety
If you're that sure its a 1/100 than its definitely a kitbash as 1/100 Blast Impulse was never made.

It's very likely that Bandai has a finished 1/100 or 1/144 HG Blast backpack and has had it since early SEED-D, they can sit on stuff for quite some time before it's released, especially if they feel that it may not be as popular as they would hope at the time it's released.

theOtherGuy 2006-09-04 02:00

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Originally Posted by srb
It's very likely that Bandai has a finished 1/100 or 1/144 HG Blast backpack and has had it since early SEED-D, they can sit on stuff for quite some time before it's released, especially if they feel that it may not be as popular as they would hope at the time it's released.

Or, they're well aware of kitbashing, and are just milking people's money.

Sety 2006-09-04 05:43

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Originally Posted by srb
It's very likely that Bandai has a finished 1/100 or 1/144 HG Blast backpack

They did make a 1//144 Blast backpack hence why I thought it was 1/144 and on that note thats what kinda confuses me why they never made a 1/100 Blast.

subaruhess 2006-09-04 06:25

I think it was mentioned on gunota that bandai were looking into the blast impulse design for the existing 1/100 scale kit. Seriously all that needs to be done is remold the colours of the armour and make the blast silhouette. The blast pack is not a complicated design either, should be cheaper to do than re-releasing tons of EXF kits they keep churning out. Bandai really need to start releasing new kits!

dodgethis_sg 2006-09-04 06:57

What Bandai needs to do is start working on kits that rivals that of Hasegawa's Macross line in terms of details and decals.

duotiga 2006-09-04 07:33

Frm Gunota

Upcoming hobby merchandise pics
October through December items from Hobby Shop Midori.

HGUC Zaku I Sniper Type - November, 1,470 yen
EX Model White Base - November, 3,990 yen
HG Stargazer - November, 1,680 yen
HG Kerberos BuCUE Hound - November, 1,575 yen
HCM-Pro Geara Doga (standard) - November, 2,100 yen
HCM-Pro Geara Doga (Rezin Schnyder custom) - November, 2,100 yen
HCM-Pro Special Painted Sazabi - full body coating (metallic red) + markings, November, 4,725 yen

December will see a reissue of old High Complete Model's plus the new HCM Gundam Mk II (Titans) and HCM HiZack (Earth Fed).

http://www6.ocn.ne.jp/~midori-b/puranew/sinsaku032.htm

duotiga 2006-09-04 07:37

1/100 Saviour

http://www.hobby-midori.com/img/hbjilyouhou/pn-0540.JPG

1/100 MG Strike + IWSP + Grand Slam

http://www.hobby-midori.com/img/hbjilyouhou/pn-0541.JPG

1/144HG Stargazer and 1st time 1/144HG Kerberos BuCUE Hound

http://www.hobby-midori.com/img/hbjilyouhou/pn-0539.JPG

EX White Base

http://www.hobby-midori.com/img/hbjilyouhou/pn-0542.JPG

Copy Ninja Kakashi 2006-09-04 09:13

I must get my hands on the 1/100 Saviour, it looks really great

DarkWarrior 2006-09-04 09:25

I still think Saviour's new wings look odd. But the rest of the model looks really sharp, so I can't complain. And no mention of a stand.. ahh damn. :(

Vallen Chaos Valiant 2006-09-04 09:36

I like the idea of the Kerberos heads being a component of the Wizard pack. It also makes sense plot-wise, as it is cheaper to build packs and retrofitting them on Bucues than to build entirely new MSs for such a minor role as a melee upgrade.

The extra heads function as flexible "arms" that have built in mouth-canons and beam blades. I can imagine this to be handy if the pilot is skillful enough; but operating two extra appendages in battle isn't anywhere as easy as it might sound, perhaps even harder than using Dragoons.

How about putting one of those on a Dom? That would look good in a Jet-stream attack.;)

Oh, another thing; the Stargazer Gundam model kit's manual apparently would tell you all about its capabilities, but since we won't get it until November it would be too late. By then all of us would be spoiled on all matters Stargazer related.

LightningZERO 2006-09-04 09:45

It mentions that the Stargazer model has the same lighting effect in the show?

duotiga 2006-09-04 09:48

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Originally Posted by LightningZERO
It mentions that the Stargazer model has the same lighting effect in the show?


if it is...that will be cool!!!!:cool:

Vallen Chaos Valiant 2006-09-04 09:55

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Originally Posted by duotiga
if it is...that will be cool!!!!:cool:

Still... how could they afford it? It's a HG!

A 1680 yen 1/144 scale model kit can't have a powered lighting system... Hell, even Master Grades don't get that kind of treatment. Unless some ingenious invention was thought up in the Bandai labs, powered lights theoretically was reserved only for Perfect Grades...

Still, one can dream.:)

Sety 2006-09-04 10:07

Maybe it'll just be glow in the dark >_>

srb 2006-09-04 10:15

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Originally Posted by dodgethis_sg
What Bandai needs to do is start working on kits that rivals that of Hasegawa's Macross line in terms of details and decals.

Maybe a retooling of the PG line with two or maybe even three a year?

Also, HIGH GRADE BUCUE!!

:D


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