Let's see your Gundams

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by agesthreeandup, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. PlanckEpoch

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    HAH. HAHAHAHA. I knew it was a good idea skipping out on the HGUC Pixie!!

    Welp I did it. Jumped feet first into 30MM and I love it. Found a Portanova in green and a weapon set at a local comic store. Suffice to say...I love these guys. Will definitely get more.

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  2. deruberhanyok

    deruberhanyok Likes the G2 neon lights

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    Those Missing Link sets all look awesome!

    ...do they even release mainline sets anymore? Feels like this year there's been 4x the number of HG exclusives vs. regular releases.
     
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  3. malfet

    malfet Tiny Plastic Robot

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    Wait, there were new retail releases this year?
     
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    deruberhanyok Likes the G2 neon lights

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    I was kind of just joking, but I checked Gundam Wiki's running list of releases. There are 11 HGUC kits listed for 2019, and (not counting the various sports team livery releases) 44 exclusives for 2019. Not making that up.

    This seems a bit backwards to me? I know there's a lot of "special coating" type of releases that probably shouldn't count, but it does appear there's a lot of molds only available as exclusives.
     
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  5. PlanckEpoch

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    Re...tail? What's that? :D 

    Yeah, it's certainly a fucked situation. But look on the bright side...this year we got some fucking amazing HG kits at retail.
     
  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    This statistic disgusts me.
     
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  7. X-Arachnis

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    Not exactly gunpla but eff it, I did buy it to put a gundam in perspective since it's a 1/100 F-14... :D  IMG_20191029_032339.jpg
     
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  8. PlanckEpoch

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    SPeaking of jets, I want to repaint a Zeta Plus, either High Grade or MG in VX-9 "Black Bunny" style.
     
  9. X-Arachnis

    X-Arachnis Well-Known Member

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    should be easy enough... IIRC VX-9 is characteristicly black with a white Playboy bunny right? :) 
     
  10. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    Yup. IIRC the leading edge of VX-9 "Black Bunny" is in white, and it has red/white/blue banner with stars as part of the decoration scheme. I think my biggest issue is to find some suitable decals. I'm not quite equipped to print my own waterslides right now.
     
  11. infinite_virtue

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    I'm just curious, are there any 3rd party kits for just the Astray Red Frame's Katana's? RG compatible would be nice.
     
  12. Hadlen_Weltall

    Hadlen_Weltall Whiskey Powered Gunpla and Cow Master

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    You've seen my BTF Kai upgrade set for the RG which does come with two katanas of its own but the chrome plated plastic chips easily, however there are metal bladed sword kits available.

    Metal Gerbera Straight Tachi Sword Parts For RG HG 1/144 Astray Gundam Red Frame | eBay

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    Priming on Prime time.!

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    Working on how to flesh out the colors and details for the Furai kits, anything molded in blue and red plastic that looks like it should be colored differently while trying to imitate some of the detail colors and paint what's molded into the surfaces like the pads of the feet and all of the vents. I'm breaking it up with more gray and silver paint respectively.

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    Primed and painted his mask too. I'll get to the blue lights later.
    And so far, this is looking nice. Finally getting some good results with silver acrylic instead of enamel, all a matter of priming the part surface better. using gray primer instead of black actually works much better than I had done before.

    I cemented together everything I snap built of Megatron over the weekend too, and was looking through the comics again to get an idea how I want to paint the red veins and lights on his body and for that I will need to mix a batch of silver and red.

    Edit: I've created a standalone thread for the Furai kits in the TF toy forum, but I'll still post updates in this thread.
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  13. Truong3016

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    for the first time I can get gundam kit at below retails price, HIRM god gundam at only 11.000 yen included shipping
     
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  14. Gabriel Contreras

    Gabriel Contreras After 5 years of lurking I finally made an account

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    keeping the website from where you bought it from all to yourself, huh? I see how it is...
     
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    areaseven Live to Win

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    Gabriel Contreras After 5 years of lurking I finally made an account

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    Leaked MG Barbatos Box Art
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  17. Truong3016

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    They are all over at taobao :D :D :D 
     
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  18. infinite_virtue

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    Oh nice! Thanks! The reason I'm asking is because I found out that the Power Red add-on could be used with the flight pack AND the regular arms so I wouldn't be stuck with a pair of Astray arms if I went for it. Haha.
     
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  19. Hadlen_Weltall

    Hadlen_Weltall Whiskey Powered Gunpla and Cow Master

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    No problem, you can always do what I did and get a second Astray, have Red Frame and Powered Red as seperate kits.
    Eventually I'll have two of every Astray.. depending on when Bandai decides to make a proper Blue Frame Second L.
     
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  20. infinite_virtue

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    Yes, the current plan is to pick up a second Red Frame to go with the add-on kit. My current Red Frame is in my RG display and there isn't any space for it to have add-ons. Haha. That's why I was hoping both add-ons could be equipped by just one kit. Not sure if I'll do two of every Astray but an RG Blue Frame Second L would be cool. Still waiting for them to do a Green Frame though.
     
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