Thinking about building models

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  1. Xplosion

    Xplosion Banned

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    hey guys ive been thinking about taking up model building, but i have no idea where to start.

    help? what would you guys recommend?
     
  2. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    HG Grade Gundam kits are a good place to start, but if you want something easier, get a 1/144 Gundam kit, built one in about an hour back when I was 6. If you have the equipment and skills, get a resin car kit or something.
     
  3. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    What kind of models are you wanting to build? Mechs, cars, planes, the selection is almost unlimited. We need more info to point you in the right direction.
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I was going to start a thread just like this.

    What are some good mecha/robot models? Or good fighter plane models?
     
  5. EvaUnit13

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    Gundam is pretty much a no-brainer for good kits, Eva kits are cool, too, but the arm parts and rubber were pretty dumb, IMO
     
  6. The Asp

    The Asp Are we having fun yet?

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    Heh. I just built a gobots cy-kill kit. It had quite a few parts missing.
    It was based upon a cyclone (is that what it's called?) from mospeada.
    Yeah...:banghead: 
     
  7. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Here's a small guide...

    Bandai produces gundam model kits and kits from other mecha series. Their best selection of models when it comes to what you get versus what you pay are Master grades.

    Here's a list of their master grades

    For comprehensive info [pic heavy] on each model, visit www.dalong.net and go to his MG section. Of course you can try easier kits [1/100 seed line], the latest releases pretty much rival some MGs in articulation.

    If you're into airplane kits, hasegawa does wonders, especially when it comes to macross model kits.

    Lastly, kotobukiya produces a line called "Super robot wars" that features non-scale mecha of various designs.

    Take your pick...
     
  8. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    The Kotobukiya kits arent quite as well made as the Bandai kits. Some parts require some work to actually fit together properly.
     

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