Gundam Model Kits

August 03, 2009 @ 03:22:01 AM
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ok i looked through the forum and this was the only place talking about gundam model kits so here it is i live in houston texas and need to find a place that sells them. the only place that used to sell them that i know of closed down a few years ago now i cant find these things in stores. i know i could buy them online but i like to be able to hold and look at what i am buying. if it comes down to it and there is no other option then i will buy online but guys help me out plz. to clarify i live in south west houston area.
August 03, 2009 @ 04:20:07 AM
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Location: somewhere, over the rainbow
well buying online imo is the best option ever. the prices you get are cheaper than in person, and if your worried by how it looks, it all depends on what model, scale, and grade it is. but i know your the kind of person who wants the item in their hand when they buy it. lol we all are like that but the best model kits sometimes dont even make it out of japan so shipping is the only way to go
August 03, 2009 @ 04:28:00 AM
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im thinking of doing pick ups on kits here.

ill let u know if i do blushing

www.nagoyayom.com

August 03, 2009 @ 20:46:00 PM
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Finished
Finished yet un detailed and un stickerd maybe a pick or 2 soon
August 04, 2009 @ 00:07:35 AM
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well thanks guys i guess ill go buy it online im jus starting out so yea so far from wat i gather 1/100 or 1/144 is best according to opinions so far wat grade would be good to start out with? i built models before jus not gunpla's so any idea where i should start? i saw some PG at a store i went to today but its hella expensive they wanted $230 for a PG series one and it was one of the eariler zaku II's
August 04, 2009 @ 00:41:53 AM
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Location: somewhere, over the rainbow
1/114 = beginner stuff, built in less than 2 hours tops
1/100(MG) = intermediate to fairly complex, can take you from one night to more than a month depending on detail work
1/60(PG) = PRO status, you must know what you're getting yourself into

there are alot of sites posted on this thread for modelkits and tutorials on how to make your kit look pro, also i remember posting a site for custom decals for specific kits.

and Yom, smokeyface
August 04, 2009 @ 01:20:17 AM
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kool thanks for the advice ill prolly be goin for MG grade considerin ive helped a frend build a non grade one that was kinda eh... lol so once i get one finish ill post xD
August 04, 2009 @ 01:45:26 AM
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i wanna start these again but i would get pissed to easily if i were to break a piece.
August 04, 2009 @ 01:50:58 AM
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eh i got money. what the hay ya know what i say? someone gimme a recommendation for a good first one thats bad ass but not simple.
August 04, 2009 @ 02:04:41 AM
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anything thats a 1/100 scale would be good.

and for snapping of the parts, use a small cutting plier or ever an exacto knife.

cant really pick out a model for you but i'll give you some sites

http://www.gundamstoreandmore.com/gundam.html
http://www.hobbywave.com/

and correction on the 1/100 scales. there are 2 types. Master Grades(MG) and High Grades(HG)

high grades are the less complex versions. Master Grades are the ones that need heavy work on. and they have an inner frame and sometimes require screws
August 05, 2009 @ 20:25:32 PM
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Location: Atlanta
i got the dragonball one...they were soo fun...pain in the ass but so dope after it was made..
August 25, 2009 @ 02:07:53 AM
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Location: philly
ughh i been tryinto find the fix figuration of the agx 04 Gerbera Tetra ever since i saw 0083. can i get some help with finding that
August 25, 2009 @ 16:01:57 PM
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thxxx
August 26, 2009 @ 17:49:02 PM
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Location: Oakland
I build models
they ain't pro
I don't even do much to it
like adding details
except a few decals
but I usually get MG's
I might pick up a PG grade one day

I'm getting lazy now
been messing with gundams since I was a kid
August 27, 2009 @ 10:03:48 AM
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nice stuff everyone
August 29, 2009 @ 00:57:26 AM
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Location: Los Angeles
i used to have a wing zero model kit, but now I dont know where it is.
August 30, 2009 @ 00:59:16 AM
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www.nagoyayom.com

August 30, 2009 @ 14:35:02 PM
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Location: Adverse City.
I build models
they ain't pro
I don't even do much to it
like adding details
except a few decals
but I usually get MG's
I might pick up a PG grade one day

Do you mean decals as in the stickers that come with the Gundam? If you are, everyone pretty much puts those on and it doesn't take much effort. :\
August 31, 2009 @ 01:05:35 AM
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lol got one of the mini ones as a gift. built it sloppy as fuck
September 01, 2009 @ 22:40:11 PM
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these things r so frustrating when u get one loose piece then the damn model keeps falling apart. have like 30 of these and at least half of them keep falling apart
September 14, 2009 @ 04:26:50 AM
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i need some guide on building freedom..
September 14, 2009 @ 17:26:20 PM
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Do you mean decals as in the stickers that come with the Gundam? If you are, everyone pretty much puts those on and it doesn't take much effort. :\


nope the non stickers ones
where you have to use a quarter and rub it on or the water technique I believe
September 15, 2009 @ 02:39:37 AM
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I always thought the commercial was sick smokeyface
September 15, 2009 @ 19:39:51 PM
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Location: San Diego
Anyone know where I can get the conversion parts for the Unicorn gundam here in the states?
September 15, 2009 @ 20:28:06 PM
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there should be plenty of sites ask around here
http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=23320&page=727
there's a shit ton of info

edit: http://www.imageanime.com/gusede2.html
September 17, 2009 @ 20:57:43 PM
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love gundams, i think i have a few MG's i haven't built cuz i have been so busy
September 19, 2009 @ 20:34:27 PM
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i just bought 00 gundam today smokeyface only have the torso done, i ran out of primer tongueface
September 19, 2009 @ 21:07:25 PM
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Location: San Diego
The perfect grade?

Anybody got a clue what the new mirage frame astray color is?
September 30, 2009 @ 21:38:02 PM
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i just bought 00 gundam today smokeyface only have the torso done, i ran out of primer tongueface


which kind
October 01, 2009 @ 02:14:05 AM
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i hella loved these, i would put glue so they wont come apart along with my legos. I would always hate when u lose 1 piece though
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