Good Gundam models?

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  1. DX7879

    DX7879 Captain of Strawhats

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    Anyone have any suggestions on good Gundam Models that don't require any painting to look like the model pictured on the box? I'm mostly looking into getting some Wing suits or G Gundam suits at the momment.
     
  2. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    for a gundam itself: Master grade 1/100RX-78-2 version1.5
    For other MS: Master grade 1/100 MS-07b Gouf
    both from UNiversal century.
    From Gundam wing: Endless waltz
    High grade 1/100 MMS-01 Serpent
    High Grade 1/100 XXXG-01H2 Gundam HeavyArms custom
     
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    Wing gundam zero custom perfect grade
    X-105 Strike Perfect grade
     
  4. DX7879

    DX7879 Captain of Strawhats

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    Thanks for the responses. These all require almost no painting right? I know the Deathscythe Custom (or whatever it's called) required basically no paint. Tyring to get into Gundam model building again
     
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    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    All the models I mentioned are mine and mostlyunpainted (The missiles on the Heavyarms and Serpent are painted, just of a nice touch, and all are just fine. You may want to panel line them, but that's the most work I'd suggest.
     
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    There's a Master Grade kit of the Wing Zero from endless waltz, that won't require any paint and is cheaper than the perfect grade. There's a re-designed version of Wing by Hajime Katoki in Master Grade also.
    As for G gundam there are master grade kits of Shining, God, Master and Spiegel Gundams.
     
  7. Valkysas

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    No modern-era gundam kits require paint.

    go here: http://dalong.net/review2/mg/mg_cata_e.htm
    check out the Wing and G series Master Grade kits for pretty much the perfect representations of the suits. almost all of them in the gallery havent been painted, just panel-lined with a marker.

    MGs take some effort, but they are SO worth it.
     
  8. Evan Goldsborough

    Evan Goldsborough Freelance Negotiator

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    To the person who mentioned the 1.5 type RX-78-2, I have to say this: you'll be much better off getting the OYW Gundam. It's basically the 2.0 Gundam (same legs as the 1.5, but improved arms), and if you don't mind the faded colors, needs no paint whatsoever. panel-lining is almost unconditionally needed, though, if you want it to look its best.
     
  9. LigerPrime

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    Agreed and as mentioned earlier, there are MG kit version sof the Gundams from Wing and G Godum but only for certain mechas.

    For long time, Gundam MG kit collectors I strongly recommend the Hi Nu...the quality and particularly the finish is the same as the OYW Gundam. The way I see, Bandai is going to improve the quality of the kits to such an extent that they would look good without paint. I can't wait for the Zaku II version 2.0 which will be released next month.
     
  10. Evan Goldsborough

    Evan Goldsborough Freelance Negotiator

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    Whoa, hold on, you've got the Hi Nu Gundam?
     
  11. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    Yup, I picked him up yesterday...check out the following threads:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=125493&page=6

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=125763&page=3

    My take on the Hi Nu? Best MG kit to date so far! I'm left with the legs and the weapons and I'm done. The "finishing" on the kit is so good that all you need is black/grey markers, sanding paper and a cutter!

    Unfortunately, this kit has been my most jinxed kit in all my years of MG collecting and I have made mistakes that I never made before. Of well, I will get another kit when stocks arrive. This kit is sold out" every where in my country and the local import stores had difficulty bringing him in.
     
  12. Evan Goldsborough

    Evan Goldsborough Freelance Negotiator

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    Damn, man. There's way too many MGs I want to have that sucker factor into it, but the way you make it sound, I can't avoid getting it. I'll hold off a few months at least, though...
     
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    Yeah, that mech looked great but unfortunately, I'm only focusing on "One Year War" kits and those piloted by Amuro and Char. Besides, if I remembered correctly, that particular kit needs a stand to "stand".

    Evan - seriously if there is one MG kit to buy, it is the Hi Nu. I'm a RX-78 fan but even I was blown away by this kit. Anyway, I've pre-ordered the Zaku II 2.0. I'm wondering what will be MG no. 100? The above mentioned Zaku II is no. 97.

    The numbers do not include special edition releases such as crystal kits etc.
     
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    yeah, the Ex-S can't stand on it's own unless you remove a bunch of crap.

    I'm hoping for a Sazabi 2.0, frankly, the original one isnt even in-scale with itself... of course it did have that same problem in Char's Counterattack.
     
  16. Evan Goldsborough

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    Yah, I've seen the EX-S Gundam, but I've never really been interested in it.

    As much as I'd like to see a new mold (how kickass would a MG Turn A be?), I very much suspect we'll be getting Char's Zaku as the hundredth Master Grade. Just a hunch, but it'd be fitting...

    EDIT: I dunno, the Sazabi seems pretty big enough to me....
     
  17. Phy

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    Liger - is there any word on whether or not the Zaku 2.0 can be built as the F-type, like the first one? What little I've managed to dig up so far only shows it as a Zaku IIJ ground-type.
     
  18. Valkysas

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    Oh, it's height is fine, but the size and shape of it's body parts when compared to the original design is way off.

    [​IMG]
    ^Those are the correct Sazabi proportions.

    [​IMG]
    ^These are not.
     
  19. MasterOfPuppets

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    The Hi Nu has those problems proportion wise as well but it doesn't stop it from being a wicked looking kit. It's just not as accurate to the animation and line art as one would hope.
     
  20. LigerPrime

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    I have no idea as all I've seen are unpainted protypes of the kit doing various poses.

    Speaking of the Sazabi...what a coincidence! I've been thinking of picking him up just last week but what what its pros and cons besides the scale?

    MasterofPuppets - I get what you mean...but I got it because it looked cool! :D 
     

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