Let's see your Gundams

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

  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    The Remaster MG Strike definitely doesn’t use the hips. The Providence does use the same hips, though.
     
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  2. Quickwing

    Quickwing Devasia Mentality

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    At this point I wouldn't put past bandai to make all the GAT-X machine HGCE kits exclusives anyway.
     
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  3. motorthing

    motorthing Too old for this $hit

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    Ok, it's 20-odd years since I was building Wing kits so I decided to dip a toe back in to see what's what now that I've "finished" various other collections...... IMG_20240117_162535.jpg IMG_20240113_181632.jpg

    ......let's see how badly the build-muscles have atrophied.
     
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  4. Hadlen_Weltall

    Hadlen_Weltall The original Mad Genius Gunpla and Cow Master

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    Your muscle memory will come back to you in time.

    It's f***ing cold outside, I'm building inside until it's time to feed the Moobile Sweeties.

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    Cockpit bloc is installed but this is where the manual says "Build and attach the arms before installing the chest cover." Which kind of makes sense with the shoulder covers to deal with, but okay...

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    So I started clipping and sorting the parts for a set of arms. Fortunately I only need to build one set while the other remains paraplegic until I build the Powered arms.

    I'm also going to paint the hands again. Looking over the set I initially started when working on Blue Frame, they just looked awful and the paint had caked.
    Go figure.
     
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  5. Viper2

    Viper2 Storming the Moon Gate

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    The Legioss is pretty much impossible to paint and build if you don't want the paint to scratch when transforming it.

    Also, you end up with a gap in the top fuselage unless you lengthen a certain part, IIRC.
     
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  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    This is a VERY enjoyable build, especially after the old MG Unicorn. Lots of smooth fitting and clicking connections. I even feel like the dull gold plastic kind of works? It helps the plated and painted golds pop. I thought I would hate it but it somehow works in person as every shade catches light differently. Also loving how you get to enjoy the inner frame first without armour.

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  7. MatrixOfWumbo

    MatrixOfWumbo I see you

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    Anavata is going to start shipping in February! He on the lookout.
     
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  8. hardreturn

    hardreturn Ian Reid

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  9. Hadlen_Weltall

    Hadlen_Weltall The original Mad Genius Gunpla and Cow Master

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    Hands are primed. I always liked the Astrays' colored knuckles but I used to hate painting things white. That has since changed over the years.

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    The articulated hands will also get painted correctly.

    Shoulder pauldrons for the normal Red are mostly built, I just need to paint portions of the armor.

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    The open vented backs are what panel line accent was made for. Back when I built the Master Grade Red Frame, I only had a rapidoliner.

    I wanted to finish the torsos but with the matter of attaching the arms first, I figured I go ahead and do it. I can attach the armor parts just as easily if they were detached.

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    It has to be done this way so the free floating shoulder parts are braced in place behind the chest cover.

    For the Powered Red, I did some research and looked at a few YouTube reviews on how the Powered arms are supposed to connect to the Real Grade since the Weapon Girl's instructions don't show it.
    Reading through the assembly steps for the Powered arms, I saw what I can do.

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    Parts A22 and A23 from the Future Model runners are the hinged posts for the Powered arms, and fit to the shoulder joint just like the original arms. I will still need to detail and set the original shoulder covers in place before assembling and attaching the full arms package.

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  10. deathzero23

    deathzero23 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response guys.
    Yeah, Seed is franchise's famous series outside UC.

    But that being said, I noticed too that even in Gundam Universe line, they finished releasing primary Gundam Wing suits (the first 5 gundam suits, leo, tallgeese 1 and 2) than Seed's where it only has Strike (minus the aile strike pack), Freedom and Strike Freedom.

    I wonder despite Seed's popularity, Bandai is giving more love to Gundam Wing more. I mean no offense to Gundam Wing. I grew up with Wing. But I felt the popularity of Seed is really strong since 2002 despite the mixed reactions towards Seed Destiny.
     
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    Quickwing Devasia Mentality

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    Gundam's popularity in the west was winding down hardcore by the time SEED was airing. There was much less marketing for the kits and figures in light of how G Gundam absolutely killed the market, also IIRC the show was heavily censored as it was post 9/11. Meanwhile Gundam Wing is remembered a lot more fondly as the first series to air over here in a major capacity, and Gundam Universe being a very western oriented line obviously played heavily to the nostalgia for that series as a result and... well I guess it worked because that line is still going despite it's flaws...
     
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  12. Applejacktimus

    Applejacktimus Still see the Sunshine

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    Random GM III pic just cause I wanted to.

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    Also an attempt at monodirectional harsh "space" lighting with harsh shadow.
     
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  13. Unclejoe420

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    Got a few bits now incoming from GundamMad and HLJ - pretty much all for a modular project I'm thinking about..
     
  14. X-Arachnis

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    Dammit! Really Bandai? You're refusing to give us an updated kit after a quarter century... You're CLEARLY refusing to do anything with Stardust Memory....:mad: 
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  15. YellowCorvette

    YellowCorvette Average Core Gundam enjoyer

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  16. Hadlen_Weltall

    Hadlen_Weltall The original Mad Genius Gunpla and Cow Master

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    Yet they just reprinted the HGUC Dendrobium for the first time in years.

    Wouldn't be surprised if it does get canceled but according to Gundamit, it's still happening.

    [Pre-Order] Solomon 1/100 MG RX-78GP02A Gundam Physalis Model Kit

    this was updated *TODAY*
     
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  17. YellowCorvette

    YellowCorvette Average Core Gundam enjoyer

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    Well, if you want some 1/144 scale Stardust memory stuffs the Robot Spirits line do offer a lot of those in recent years, and while they aren't model kits per se it's better than nothing:

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    Heck, I even collected some of them!
     
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  18. cyclopswc

    cyclopswc Well-Known Member

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    Are Robot Spirits 1/144? I'm genuinely asking because they're so expensive, I never got any. How do they look next to a 1/144 kit?
     
  19. X-Arachnis

    X-Arachnis Well-Known Member

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    @YellowCorvette while cool, I personally prefer 1/100 scale so that Solomon Physalis is right up my alley... That said, I'm still in my funk.:( 
     
  20. YellowCorvette

    YellowCorvette Average Core Gundam enjoyer

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    With the Ver. ANIME stuffs, size-wise they're very close to 1/144 scale, despite the extremely minimal size discrepancy.

    Random pictures I found online, with the Robot Spirits RX-78-2 Ver. ANIME (Left) side-by-side to the HGUC Revive (Right):

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    HGUC Revive Guncannon (Left) and Robot Spirits Guncannon Ver. ANIME (Right):

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    I keep my Robot Spirits Ver. ANIME figures along with my HGUC kits, and the size differences were so minimal that they can be displayed together without looking too out of place.
     
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