D-Style Mecha Kits by Kotobukiya

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  1. GogDog

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    Got my first one, Griffon, built it tonight..SO AWESOME. Have GunBuster and the AV-X0 Type Zero on the way.

    Haven't painted Griffon yet, gotta get a red Gundam marker, then I'll apply a clear coat, but yeah, still looks amazing. No knees, but everything else is a ball joint (except the elbows), the same rubbery grommets used in the Rockman kits. Even the wings! If it weren't for the exchange rate right now, we could be getting these for the price of a deluxe TF. :( 

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    Oh man thats awesome. They need to make SD Braves!
     
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    Wow, for a second I thought that was light piped!
     
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    BBTS has been giving me the run around on my D-Style Ingram Alphonse for nearly three months now :( .

    Despite this, I should get my Griffon and Gunbusters around the beginning of January. I'm definitely looking forward to them - Kotobukiya can be a bit iffy on their model kits, but they always give the impression that they're trying to do their best, despite their failures, and I can appreciate that.
     
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    Well if the 1/10 rockman is any indication...it seems as though their kits are getting better.
     
  7. GogDog

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    Got GunBuster, he is great. Unpainted except for some minor paneling on the red shoulder bits, head crest, and eye. Gonna do the ribs in proper silver and gold and maybe the orange stripes on the nacelles.


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    that gunbuster is really cool looking. May have to pick it up some time.
     
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    I have the Patlabor Ingram. But a paint accident ruined all my decals so it hides behind my sd's on the shelf.
     
  10. GogDog

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    :( 

    I have the AV-X0 on preorder, and am probably going to get the Ingrams 1 and 2.
     
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    Finnaly got around to painting some robot ribs.

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    Damn you GogDog!

    Between this and the Revoltech Gunbuster, I'm torn now...

    I at least wanna pick one of these guys up...does anyone have the White Glint?
     
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    Getting D-Style Blade Liger this summer. *Nods*
     
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    ^^^Heck yea! I hope they release an Elephander too!!!!!!!!
     
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    Not before a possible Liger Zero!
     
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    I'd be all over a Liger Zero if they made one.
     
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    Just finished my Gunbuster...and man is he a fantastic kit! I think I like these dudes far more then I do the Bandai SD kits. My only problem with Gunbuster is the shoulders are big, and a bit floppy...so it makes trying to pose his arms a bit of a problem.

    I'm definitely interested in getting more of these guys now. I'll probably get the White Glint and Type Zero somewhere down the road, and I'm looking foreword to Dancougar in April
     
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    I love these kits, so much.

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    They manage to do so much with so few steps. It's like a total 180 from Kotobukiya's other model kits lines, which tend to favor massive parts quantities for every color. Koto has really made a model line that's super accessible, super easy, and honestly quite fun to build. Frankly, I'm loving it. I hope this model line prospers and they bring out every figure ever.

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    Are these pre painted?
     
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    Partially, yes. There's a lot of details pre-printed and pre-painted on the kits, like the text on the Ingram's shield, the gold star on its chest, and the joint covers on the shoulders and legs. Some of the kits still need paint or panel lining to look proper, in particular the Ingrams and type zero.

    On the other hand, the griffon above has no paint at all. Gunbuster also looks fine without any paint.
     

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