Gundam Model Kits

March 23, 2011 @ 19:34:43
just announced

smokeyfacei hope this means that theyre gonna redo alot of other sd gundams.
March 24, 2011 @ 14:54:56
Sooo I built mine and didn't like the way it turned out so this time I'm going bigger and I'm going to paint it any suggestions on whats a good paint
March 24, 2011 @ 19:47:14
it wouldnt kill you to look back at the last few pages.this questions been answered many times.but since youre lazy get these tubs of tamiya acrylic at your local hobby store.

less than a few bucks and they come in assloads of colors.

March 24, 2011 @ 21:22:25
such a feeling of accomplishment when you finish, lol. but dont let one fall, they break apart too easily
March 26, 2011 @ 17:25:36
smokeyface this is my shit. used to paint each part before my OC ass assembled them
March 28, 2011 @ 16:21:42
these were so dope
March 28, 2011 @ 19:25:59
they still are.smokeyface
April 16, 2011 @ 13:57:41

Anyone have the specifics on Grade and Scale?
Also, info on the RX plx

I would think the order for grade is PG > MG? > RG > MG? > HG > NG

I get that 1/144 is tiny, 1/100 is however tall, and 1/60 and below are pretty fucking big, but any specific in cm/inches?

I haven't fucked with Gundam kits since collecting all the NG 1/144 Wing kits, and thinking about grabbing some. Looking at MG or the RG but i'm real turned off about the 1/144, but they look damn good, and i'd have two for the price of one.

If it was all stated before, i'll find it later I have to run for now.
April 16, 2011 @ 14:06:03

wow, that's awesome. makes me want to try my hand at one of these things. i haven't built a model for years. i'll have to read through this thread a bit and see what people are doing for paint and assembly.

i'm the best mayne, i deed it

April 16, 2011 @ 14:06:54
that looks like a 1/60 perfect grade.youre right on the scale mostly although 1/00 ng's are pretty much as good as 1/144 hg's.this has been my experience so far with the 1/100 seed vs astray all depends on the size the gundam was in its series because their size is determined by their size in the anime in real life measurements.but on average 1/144 is 4-6 inches,1/100 is usually around 8 inches and 1/60 is about 12 inches.real grades are about the price of a decent master grade though.hope this helps.
April 16, 2011 @ 17:48:32
Haven't put on a real extensive search, but googling RG I came up with two Zaku II and RX78-2 in 1/144 for about 20-30 depending on the place and a possible third which is Aile Strike gundam. I don't know if they'll release anything in 1/100 I wish they did but i'll probably just cop these two for now. Can't find any MG's I really like other than the Crossbone.

Got any online sources for future releases?
April 16, 2011 @ 19:09:57

and youre right theres only 3 real grades out right now.all of those are also available as mg's too.
April 17, 2011 @ 01:31:32
Got 3 kits while I was in China, they were fairly price tbh, but couldn't find any of them here... have yet to assemble them..
April 17, 2011 @ 02:55:36
RGs are MGs that are 1/144 scale so no point of releasing a 1/100 RG.

other than the link mr gibs posted, you can check various forums. also if you want gundam model specific news, type in gunpla instead. its more specific to the hobby than just gundam in general.

right now im going to branch out to Armoured Core kits (White Glint movie ver is first on my list) and HMM Zoids. and when Metabee comes out, better believe im getting that too lololol.

gunna wait till summer to work on gunpla because weather isnt suitable for painting right now.
just ordered sinanju with a resin conversion kit from tatsu hobby and metal detail parts, not gunna work on that till summer. I'll use this thread as a W.I.P.
April 17, 2011 @ 12:29:56
Iunno, from the looks of it the RG "looks" better than the MG out of the box, and has more detail to show for it. Plus RG looks very similar to the 1/1 RX, and I guess the whole gimmick is the "real life" like feature, as if it were build now rather than anime/manga copy.

RG 1/144

MG 1/100 (which is looking lined and painted)

maybe i'm not looking hard enough
April 17, 2011 @ 14:54:57
that could be because of all the extra decals they come with or the few extra panel lines.ive compared the real grade chars zaku with the jumbo grade and the jumbo has lots more panel lines for some reason.these are even bigger than perfect grade,1/48 scale,so extrapolate that.if you want your kit to have more detail you could always scribe more panel lines yourself.check out youtube.
April 17, 2011 @ 17:12:18
the rx78 isnt the best one to compare scales with, since there are multiple variations of it, and with each variation, proportions and details get changed, a LOT.

theres the one year war version(the one you posted and what the 1/1 scale was roughly based on), animation colours 2.0, Ver. Katoki, 1.5 and the really old MGs. the decals that come with the RG RX-78 are limited to that kit i believe just to celebrate the 30th anniversary of gunpla

but in essence, RG is MG in 1/144 form because of the introduction of a full inner frame and MG like detailing. so really no point of a 1/100 RG. thats equivalent to saying 1/100 PG.

the scales are like this now:

Heavily Detailed/Inner Frames/Proper Proportions
PG 1/60
MG 1/100
RG 1/144

no inner frame/less detailing/less than accurate proportions
HG 1/144
NG 1/144 and 1/100
SD no scale.
April 17, 2011 @ 23:33:39
Got bored this weekend so I outlined my MG Wing Zero Custom and added some decal
First time doing this so excuse the poor job done and bad images

Next Kit

Might pick up a MG Turn A Gundam next...or something else idk what yet.
April 18, 2011 @ 04:04:40
looks like fine to me.i want to get hypermode god and master gundam.
May 02, 2011 @ 00:37:59

Ok I'm copping a Crossbone X-1 Full Cloth (Skull Heart) next - most likely
May 02, 2011 @ 01:47:23
nice build big daddy.
May 04, 2011 @ 03:25:58
just ordered RG Strike and 3 HMM zoids kits
May 05, 2011 @ 02:36:10
which zoids?i dont think ill be getting into those but i might want of the gundam seed bucue's.
May 05, 2011 @ 02:49:33
liger zero
AC Command Wolf Brad Custom
Gun Sniper Leena Special

basically Blitz team

but the Command Wolf got back ordered the last minute so my entire orders been delayed
May 06, 2011 @ 19:56:08
two of those zoids are actually kind of cool.are they the kotobukiya ones or the ones that move like when i was in hs?
May 07, 2011 @ 00:14:46
those type of zoids are discontinued, all zoids now are from the Highend Master Model line from kotobukiya
May 08, 2011 @ 00:15:14
wow i checked out the prices on those and they arent cheap.i think id rather try a perfect grade.been kind of lazy this past week.only built 3 out of the 5 in chars sd mobile suit boxed set.just have the gelgoog and rx 78 2 to go.
May 08, 2011 @ 00:56:50
on american sites they arent cheap, but hlj, amiami, rainbowten, hobbysearch, they're all below 70 bucks. yen + shipping > american import markup
May 09, 2011 @ 11:02:20
I use to play with some of these models as toys when I was younger :D
May 27, 2011 @ 03:30:43

im gunna be busy.

RG gunna be OoB, and I am loving every single part of this kit. it already looks good with just panel lining.

not sure if im gunna paint the zoids or leave em OoB, i really like the colours on the plastics they've used (a lot of metallics/pearlized plastic, i think i see some actual glitter/speckles in them, not sure though), but they need some serious detail painting.

the liger zero is definitely gunna get painted. i dont like the "gold" they use for the teeth and claws and the cream white they used. going to look for some pearl white spray paint at hobby stores. the other two im still debating on.
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