How much does a decent Gundam cost, and which ones do you recomend?

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  1. maninthebox94

    maninthebox94 Banned

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    As the title says ^^^^

    I can handle any difficulty, trust me, i am a professional model builder, whats a good one that you recommend, but with a challenge? Pics would be appreciated if you could, of the model if you could, the box if you can't get one of the model.
     
  2. Dremare

    Dremare Had an Epiphany

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    Get MG Unicorn Gundam. MG Unicorn Gundam.

    That or a PG Strike Gundam. I don't know, I don't have either sets.
     
  3. maninthebox94

    maninthebox94 Banned

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    That looks amazing, how much does it run?

    EDIT: WOW, can't afford that right now.

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  4. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Hey, what's up with the shiny version of the Unicorn Gundam and also the new blue version where the internal translucent parts are translucent blue instead of translucent red?

    What's up with that?
     
  5. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    only one I have is a HG Wing Zero Custom and its pretty awesome but get a stand for it the wings can get in the way of really posing him sometimes

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    neek_buster The One Man Army

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    You want a hard one, try MG sinanju, but it is kind of costly right now
     
  7. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    Only one I have is a 1/144 scale Arios Gundam. It cost about 2000 yen in Japan (very roughly $20), and I think it's pretty nice, even without paint and the fact that I broke the face taking it off of the tree (I didn't have a knife with me, and I managed to fix it with super glue- I just consider him 'battle-damaged, and it actually doesn't look too bad:D ).
     
  8. maninthebox94

    maninthebox94 Banned

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    Looks cool, but the unicorn one is actually cheaper, i'm on a slight budget at the moment.
     
  9. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    The shiny one is a LE to coincide with the last novel release. The blue one, I've never heard of in that series, it would have to be a custom. Links maybe?
     
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    maninthebox94 Banned

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    Looks pretty badass man, at what stores can i find these? Hobby Lobby, Toys R' Us? I know that shit-mart doesn't carry models.
     
  11. cheetorBWORG

    cheetorBWORG Cheetor Fan

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    Look, if you want complexity, but also get a good price, you don't want HG144th Scaled kits, cause they are super simple and cheap, and you don't want Perfect Grade's, because they're a bit too big, and very expensive.

    Master Grade is the way to go, honestly. And it's my preferred scale. Lots of detail, nice size, and middle of the road in terms of expense. A good, clean "classic" build is the new Master Grade RX-78-2 ver. 2.0. It's got heaps of articulation, is a great representation on an old character, and has a great price before shipping (under 50$, I believe).
     
  12. QuinJester

    QuinJester T. Bison

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    You can try the chain of "Hobbytown USA" stores, but you wont find any of these in the regular big box marts or garden-gnome-kitche stores.
     
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    Just pick up a Master Grade (MG) one that you think looks cool. The newer ones are better in articulation. , ? ???.
     
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    maninthebox94 Banned

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    Thanks man, i will look into that.
     
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    maninthebox94 Banned

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    Man, some of those look BA, thanks.
     
  16. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    I got Wing Zero from a friend I have no friggin clue where or when he got he got it. but it was alot of fun to build once I get some Gundam markers im gonna detail him and his SD counterpart up to make em look even better
     
  17. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    One would think a 'professional model builder' such as yourself would be in the know on where to purchase model kits. I have to admit that I am shocked by your question.
     
  18. maninthebox94

    maninthebox94 Banned

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    I ask because every model shop i have seen has never had gundam. i get various models of what i can, zoids being one of my top favorites.
     
  19. Valkysas

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    they arent distributed in the US anymore. the only shops that will have them now are ones that import them.

    your best bet is hobbylink japan.

    as for selecting one, browse dalong.net, find one you like, and then look for it on hlj.
     
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    maninthebox94 Banned

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    what is hlj?????
     

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