Customs: Purchasing Gundam Hands. or robot hands?

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  1. Jaekwong

    Jaekwong Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know where I can purchase gundam hands or robot hands that are articulated. just hands. Or else cheap sets that have hands?

    i checked ebay. but they are single hands. Im wondering if i can by a whole bunch.

    I find that a lot of tfs need hand replacement.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    I need them too and it sucks that they are DC
     
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    sucky. would be nice.
    I usually but gundam kits, that are around $40.00 they usually come with 3 sets of hands too. 1 set articulated, 1 set fists, 1 set open hands. kind of a waste, but they look so nice. I save all the leftovers for kitbashing.
     
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    damn those pics there look rediculously complicated.
     
  7. project9

    project9 White n' Nerdy

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    The one using all the little bits of styrene to make a MP styled hand is ridculous. I'm not one for trying that either... but the one with circular styrene rods, wire, beads and putty seems on the easier side of the spectrum.
     
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    i agree. that styrene one would make me say "fuck it, go buy a gundam kit" about 15 minutes into my attempt.
     
  9. Jaekwong

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    sweet. now i just need to figure out home many Yen i have in my paypal account ;) 
     
  12. Rod

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    How do the gundam scales translate to TF scales?
     
  13. Jaekwong

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    unfortunately all these hands made by b-club are fixed poses :S
     
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    thats sucky I want the 1/100 scale high/master grade semi posable hands
     
  15. TonyzCustomz

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    Ebay:
    I purchased a set of of one of the blue packaging, they are really nice but none of them are articulated unless I was missing something on the Japanese instructions. Oh and almost all the boxes come with fists, open hand and gun holding hands so three sets.
     
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    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

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    Gundam 1/100 hands will replace binaltech & alternator, classics optimus prime hands nicely.
     
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    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

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    Ebay:
    the articulated hands alone with shipping from japan
    will probably cost half the whole gundam kit,
    some japanese websites do sell parts of the kit,
    but at a huge mark-up.
    hands are hot in demand definitely.
    you'd be better off buying the whole kit

    the HLJ manipulators for 1/100 gundams
    are a fantastic alternative.
    I was thinking of those too.
     
  18. Jaekwong

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    whiwhc ones are good for deluxe sizes
     
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    Looking at my 1/100 scale Heavy Arms Gundam hands, they look significantly smaller than alt/BT hands. I'd say they're about the size of deluxes, maybe slightly bigger depending on the deluxe.

    Looking at those prices, you can get a 1/100 Gundam kit for about the same price and you get 1 set of semi-articulated hands with the kit (the index finger is individually articulated and the 3 other smaller fingers articulate together and the thumb is stationary which is pretty much the same amount of articulation as Alt/BT hands). You do get 3 sets of hands if you buy one of the HLJ sets but they are not articulated.
     
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    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

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    Ebay:
    The 1/100 heavy arms gundam is a HG model. It's considerably smaller when compared to the ungraded 1/100 gundam seed and gundam 00 models.

    See here:

    http://dalong.net/review/00/0102/0102_p.htm

    I recommend the manipulators for gelgoog because they are larger than normal gundams. You can replace the fingers with wires and styrene rods.

    http://dalong.net/review/mg/m82/p/m82_33.jpg

    http://www.hlj.com/product/BCL2613

    The best option is if somebody is willing to make and sell recasts of the MG gundam hands.

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