Gundam Model Kits

October 22, 2010 @ 09:49:24
this just made me want to add this to my bucket list
October 25, 2010 @ 10:34:34
how nice!
October 27, 2010 @ 01:49:45
My hyper mode master
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October 29, 2010 @ 00:35:25
i had a few.... when i was 7.
October 29, 2010 @ 03:55:45
^ ♥♥♥♥♥s can't have hobbies? >smh
October 30, 2010 @ 16:25:12
so fuckin pro

and its just a high grade kit, ive seen his master and perfect grades and HOLY SHIT. pro.
October 30, 2010 @ 17:10:08

this is also a high grade, the Hi-Nu Gundam
October 31, 2010 @ 01:42:16

this is also a high grade, the Hi-Nu Gundam

November 02, 2010 @ 01:05:42
Loved building Gundam Models when I was a kid...shit was expensive though so my mom only bought me the cheap ones.
November 02, 2010 @ 20:56:04
Got 1 gundam model per year during Christmas... i remember my cousin bought me a metal (!!) one from Japan one year. so happy.
December 08, 2010 @ 21:05:47

hope that this isnt just an online bandai exclusive.
December 09, 2010 @ 07:19:58
such green for those with gundams. had them few years back but they kept getting smashed and i was a naive kid, so i got none. but these bring the memories back
January 07, 2011 @ 06:59:16
Bump this

I got an MG 00 Qan[T], NG 1/100 Virtue, Dynames, and Kyrios all on the way

and just restocked on paint. hopefully all of it would be here before next weekend.

and question to the builders here, Do you think that the action base 2 can support a 1/100 scale?

lul at these vids

so lolsy
January 07, 2011 @ 10:49:45
Might have to post my gundam collection.
January 10, 2011 @ 22:17:56
Buster swordz!

Me: | Brand:

January 12, 2011 @ 01:58:37
Might have to post my gundam collection.

please do.everybody else should post their whole collections if they havent already.and zye zye,theyre made for everything but 1/100
but you could probably get away with it.lets see those kits when youre done with gonna get started on this badboy tomorrow
January 12, 2011 @ 16:24:57
its weird though, i`ve seen MG 1/100 kits fit on them, but they were the stubby gundams/mobile suits (usually UC, they generally get smaller in terms of size after Zeta). we'll see though, the MG Qan has a free Action base 2 so I'll test with that.

heres an example

the regular action bases are generally cheap 6-10 dollars on avg but can go as high as 20, and when you need more than 4 like I do, they stack up. then there goes shipping too. so If all my NG 1/100 kits fits on the action base 2, I'd rather buy those since you can get them as low as 3-4 bucks online.

only my MGs get the regular action bases

I've posted my Exia here a while back, but he's going to get painted now.
January 16, 2011 @ 17:17:44
what can i use to file off the extra plastic that i get from clipping the pieces off?
i tried to use a nail file but it doesn't seem to work. is the actual gundam file necessary?
January 17, 2011 @ 02:05:43
what can i use to file off the extra plastic that i get from clipping the pieces off?
i tried to use a nail file but it doesn't seem to work. is the actual gundam file necessary?

what i do is cut straight off the sprue with my xacto knife.from there i carefully cut the remaining little nub and scrape off a little till its smooth.i would use modeling sand paper but i just do straight builds for the most part and without paint youre gonna see all sorts of careful if you do what i do cuz one slip and you got a bloody finger.ive never heard of the gundam file.could you link me?just want to see what its about but ill look for myself in a bit.
January 17, 2011 @ 16:00:49


it was in this video at around 1:50. Comes with tweezers and the cutter and stuff.
but yeah i think imma try that exacto knife bit. thanks!
January 22, 2011 @ 15:59:09
I always wanted to buy a really nice kit, but I was always scared I'd mess it up. tongueface
January 23, 2011 @ 03:58:59
what can i use to file off the extra plastic that i get from clipping the pieces off?
i tried to use a nail file but it doesn't seem to work. is the actual gundam file necessary?

No, use sandpaper after putting together the parts that don't need to be taken apart later in the build process.
January 24, 2011 @ 20:37:03
I always wanted to buy a really nice kit, but I was always scared I'd mess it up. tongueface

ill gladly build you one if you buy me a kit thats the same scale then mail you back your kit completed and with the box.
January 25, 2011 @ 03:34:39

Finished dynames, kyrios, and virtue/nadleeh. painted, lined and coated.

the MG 00 Qan[T] is built, painted, decaled, needs to be lined and coated. but i ran out of matte top coat. FUUUUUUUUUUUU.

will post pics when i can find my BB cable

also copped 2 LED units for the Qan from ebay for 10 bucks in total and 4 clear green action bases from Banzaihobby for 6 bucks a piece.

as for a mini review

they were all fun to build, the most enjoyable one would be the MG Qan.

The Sturdiest of all the kits (no pieces falling off) has to be Virtue/Nadleeh, then Dynames, Kyrios and Exia are on the same level and then the Qan

highest articulation has to go to either Exia or Qan, but this has a lot of draw backs. mostly from a lot of the pieces falling off.

Kyrios, was just a mess, then again, almost all transforming gundams are just a mess in terms of stability, or articulation. also they got lazy with this kit, a lot of the gray detail pieces are white, so have some paint if you want to build this kit exact to its anime counter part.

the most frustrating kit goes to the MG. more movement/articulation/detail = more pieces flying off. and a lot of the pieces are incredibly loose. the sword wouldnt even properly stay on the hands. had to paint the pegs to make a tighter fit. also it has the most USELESS gimmick. If you've seen the movie you know the scene where it turns into burst mode and the armour falls off? yeah that. almost ALL the armour on the kit are just slide ons. they just slide on to the frame and fall off if moved too much.

its a good kit, looks deadly sexy, but it has a lot of issues, but really, just buy it if you REALLY and I mean REALLY like the suit. and once you get it and built it, get it on an action base in a nice pose and just leave it there.

the no grades are ridiculously stable compared to the MG.

heres a tip to you builders, as you build a segment, detail it before you move on to the next piece, so things can get a lot smoother.

and heres my basic formula:

-sand/smooth out gate cuts
-paint, just minor detail painting. no complete coating.
-semi-gloss coat
-panel lining
-flat coat

doing that all on individual segments so that i wont face any joint issues because those small layers would tighten the fit on the pegs/joints.

i've also pretty much stopped using black to to panel lining. gray looks a whole lot better as its more subtle. next kit i'm going to try tonal lining. but I won't do that in a while. almost 3 straight weeks of gunpla and im getting tired of it haha
January 25, 2011 @ 03:46:31
good looks on the banzai hobby mention.that place is gonna help me stay based.
January 25, 2011 @ 09:47:21
a lot of great info/helpful hints in this thread
January 28, 2011 @ 19:18:43
pretty amazing stuffsmokeyface
January 30, 2011 @ 11:27:54
pretty amazing stuffsmokeyface

true dat
January 30, 2011 @ 11:56:44
true dat

Yo i was not that into gundamn but forced to say that there's lot of precious info here
January 30, 2011 @ 20:04:00
I remember sanding my old ones and hitting them with a metallic gloss to give it that vintage look
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