Let's see your Gundams

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

  1. X-Arachnis

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    and while everyone is wigging out over the MG Astrea-F, I scored myself one of these.

    DABAN 1/100 MG JODG DOGA 8819 MODEL KIT

    the Daban master grade Jagd Doga, no I am NOT mistaken. those crazy SOBs fused the innerframework of the Geara Doga to the exterior of the Jagd Doga... and then decided to add a few extras like options between normal and sleeves and added in lights....looking forward to this bad boy...:D 
     
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  2. Gabriel Contreras

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    Everything that you see here comes included hence the Full Weapon Set title.
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    The only thing sold separately is the Avalanche’ Unit.
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  3. Hadlen_Weltall

    Hadlen_Weltall Whiskey Powered Mad Genius Gunpla and Cow Master

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    Dammit, Bandai knows me too well. I was going to get just the Astraea and Avalanche package but they want me to give it the full loadout... well played.

    It isn't just the weapons either, the Full Package comes with the Option to build it as the F2 with the extended crest, condensors, and leftover Exia parts.
     
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    Finished my MG Epyon yesterday. Lovely looking kit with great colors, but it has its issues.

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    Quite loose in the arms where they slot into the shoulders and the underarm armor bits. Had to glue some bits and tighten the joint where the arms and shoulders join,

    And then I broke one of the wings. Had to glue it in a fixed position. Annoyed the crap out of me. Didnt to a good job on the decals either.

    Ah well, it looks better in real life than the photograph.
     
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    My boss took me to dinner at a Japanese grille restaurant, and while that was great, what really made my night was the fact that there was a hobby store nearby called Panda Hobby, and it was FILLED with Gunpla and other plastic models! It was the Goddamn motherland, and their prices weren't far off from CanadianGundam, and they were so nice. I should've taken pictures, but they had display cases in the foyer filled with customs from their boss and other local modellers. It was honestly amazing. I picked up FRS Kuuga and the RG Force Impulse, but they had all kinds of stuff. 30MM, PGs, even some P-Bandai. (came THIS close to getting the Sandrock and Heavyarms Kai) They even had Hexagear and other modelling stuff, plus supplies. I never even seen half that stuff in real life.

    Seriously one of my best days ever. After a real shitty last two months I actually had fun. :D 
     
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    My HLJ order went from their warehouse in Japan to Cincinnati in about 15 hours.

    holy shit
     
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    My package from them also went from warehouse to the Netherlands in the space of a few days. I always try to ship my orders with them through Fedex. It's fast and easy because instead of paying import duty when i pick up the package (like PostNL), they leave the package at my house and i get a bill through the door a few weeks later, so it doesn't slow down the package travel time.
     
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    I did DHL, it’s what Amazon Japan usually uses and their packaged tend to arrive 5-7 days after purchase.
     
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    After all the sheer bullshit you've gone through with trying to get things in Canada, I'm genuinely happy to hear you've found a great shop for Gunpla. Plus, if they have P-Bandai, maybe they can help you special order items to get around how the P-Bandai site won't ship to Canada.

    It's still really weird to hear my town get named for everybody's purchases between here and some other communities I'm a member of.

    I knew CVG was a major freight hub but it seems EVERYTHING is going through Cincinnati - Covington.
     
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    Mazel Tov. Meanwhile, my last HLJ order is on track for 15 weeks. I chose the low cost shipping option in the last week of September, got the shipping notice in the first week of October... and now it's December and still No available updates on its shipping tracker since being picked up by the Japan post on October 5th.

    ..meh, another reason they're my end alI last resort store. Yet I'm not in a rush about anything.
     
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    I mean, you chose the cheapest and slowest option. That thing is probably in a container stuck in port.

    Thats why I did the math and loaded my order with as much as possible. $100 1-3 day shipping for 27 items IMP is well worth it, especially considering the boxes are of decent size. I’m sure the shipping box itself will be massive.
     
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    I accept full responsibility, and don't have a problem waiting.

    I'm just remarking that I've made another order through an import source in China that showed up surprisingly early, and I bought said items after my HLJ order. It's been more than a year since my last HLJ order before this one and as I recall, that only took a month's time shipping which was the norm. This extension to nearly three months is something else. Especially when the shipping rates are from $20 USD and up even for small packages.
     
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    FWIW I had an HLJ arrive in like two or three weeks, standard surface. I don't know how they're doing it but they're getting packages out in relatively good time.

    I wonder if it's specifically Japan to US that's most backed up? My HLJs still come Canada Post but we don't have as massive backlogs at port... instead we have mudslides in Vancouver narrowing traffic out of the province to a single road.

    Win some you lose some.

    It ain't perfect, it's over an hour away and buried in Markham, but it is accessible. They also have an online store, which means I can potentially get P-Bandai there as well. I could've cleaned them out but I'd rather not be homeless lmao, but there were things I genuinely never thought I'd see. PG Phenex, PB special coatings, and more. (came close to getting FRS W and Hibiki but I have them on preorder and those kits in particular were a bit pricey)

    I wish I took pictures. The staff were also SO nice. We showed up 20 minutes to close and they let me saunter around like a beef-stuffed bigfoot even though it was late. Next time I go I'll have to ask if I can snap pics of their displays.
     
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    IT’S HIM!!
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    10/10 would buy from HLJ again.
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    (Yes, I opened the box on my bed. I’m tired, okay?)
     
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    lol I have to leave for work in an hour. Not even gonna open one of the larger kits yet.
     
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    I'm just glad someone other than me has gone super hard into 30MM. :D 

    Speaking of, I tweaked one of my older customs, "Penumbra" with some more IBO parts to better fit with its brother unit. (Pardon the arrows, I just screenshotted them from my IG)

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    I always open my boxes on my bed or on my couch. It's better when you have a nice big surface to spread it all across!
     
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