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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Aluus » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:41 pm

Crest? Do you mean Exia's v-fin? It's supposed to be white. I don't have enough ventilation at work for painting/panel lining. However, if you mean the camera over the v-fin, I prefer to use the sticker as the words weren't carved into the clear pieces like they were on the transparent green ones. I'd show a close up of the green parts, but my camera doesn't have quite the resolution to do them justice. It's interesting how they chose to do things with the green parts on Exia. First you have a black sticker underneath with green lettering/detailing. On top of that goes a small transparent circle, sorta like a contact lens. On top of THAT, you will place a larger green circle, that actually has the words from the sticker underneath carved into it.

Also, I don't know how they do this, but it seems like many of the little spurs or whatever they're called that connect the red parts to the A plate, they are HOLLOW right where they touch the part, making for a lot less excess plastic to trim away. This is good because as we all know, Bandai hasn't managed to design a red plastic yet where the nub marks don't scream at you with their whiteness. I know this kit is from last year, but it feels like the most modern Gunpla I have ever touched.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:55 pm

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Aluus wrote:Crest? Do you mean Exia's v-fin? It's supposed to be white. I don't have enough ventilation at work for painting/panel lining. However, if you mean the camera over the v-fin, I prefer to use the sticker as the words weren't carved into the clear pieces like they were on the transparent green ones. I'd show a close up of the green parts, but my camera doesn't have quite the resolution to do them justice. It's interesting how they chose to do things with the green parts on Exia. First you have a black sticker underneath with green lettering/detailing. On top of that goes a small transparent circle, sorta like a contact lens. On top of THAT, you will place a larger green circle, that actually has the words from the sticker underneath carved into it.


I meant the V-fin.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Aluus » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:34 pm

Well, i'll catch you tomorrow. Spent 6 hours of my shift working on Exia (there are some benefits to working in security) and I managed to fully complete both arms, the right leg, and left foot. Used to be faster, but I have a brand new pocket x-acto with like a centimeter long blade for precision cutting. I love it, but it's so freaking sharp I can easily slice through entire parts if I am not careful (not to mention my fingers!)

On a totally unrelated note... does anyone know the preferred glue for fixing gunpla? When I was assembling the torso last night, I accidentally snapped one of the gray parts on the back that holds in the GN Drive. It's been at least 10 years since i've broken something while building a Gundam. I felt like a total n00b.

I've currently got the piece held together with crazy glue, but it comes apart easily and didn't quite set right. I'll have to split it apart again, shave off the crazy glue, reglue it, and cover it with some Gundam gray (I actually have the 00 marker set, lucky me.) I figure if i'm going to do all this, I might as well use the right glue!
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Aluus » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:06 pm

Corny as this sounds, I understand now how Graham Aker felt upon seeing the Exia for the first time. Love at first sight. I know my modeling skills are lacking (I can't panel line until i'm off work tomorrow btw,) but this kit has got to be the best looking, best designed and best organized (seriously, the parts are all on the plates in a way that just makes SENSE!) Gunpla I have ever tackled. Thank you Bandai for the time and effort you put into designing the Master Grade Exia.

EDIT: 1, excuse the crappy background. I'm in a guardshack right now, 2, can someone else maybe bump this thread for a change? There's been a lot of gunpla related news lately.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Blurrz » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:01 am

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Yes, the MG Exia is the shiz. Very beautiful kit.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Aluus » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:07 am

Now if only they'd make a Master Grade Dynames...
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Blurrz » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:38 pm

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That would be killer. It's not like it would be hard either. The limbs are generally the same for both Mobile Suits. Instead... they announce they're making MG 1/100 00 Seven Sword and Trans-Am 00.

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Derp.

Atleast Sandrock's weapons look okay;

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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby smoreyjinza » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:47 pm

I think Sandrock's heat shortels and shield look great.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:09 pm

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Did I miss the MG regular release 00?
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Aluus » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:11 pm

Out for a while now actually.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:08 pm

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Aluus wrote:Out for a while now actually.


He's like the Exia you just made right, frame and all?
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Aluus » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:16 pm

Even better actually. All MG's and PG's have an inner frame. The newer the kit, the better the frame.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Optimus Primevil » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:01 am

looks like katoki finally got a redesign right (in terms of over all desing and coloring). is that the sandrock's uzi sticking out?


i've just snagged a free FG dynames from a gundam promotional tour(participants are given a kit and try to build it nice enough to win a prize) and i was wondering if there is such a promotion in america(i'm from the philippines if anyone was wondering)? the previous years it was red astrays (either the FG or the SD version) and looks like they're trying to get rid of the shelfwarming FG 00 kits so that's what they're giving away
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Blurrz » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:00 pm

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Hmmm, never heard of such a promotion in North America, but all I know is that those things are selling for $5-10. They're really fun to work on though, with some paints and panel lines I made the FG Exia look better than an untouched HG.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby robofreak » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:32 pm

I've been out of the Gunpla loop for too long. Time to start getting back in.

Am I right in seeing MGs of all 5 Gundam Wing Gundams? If so, I'm a happy nerd! Those are my favorite designs and it will be time to start building again if I can put the cast on my shelf.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Blurrz » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:48 pm

Motto: "The Wreckers. Weird brain bullets. Impossible odds... It doesn't get much better than this."
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robofreak wrote:I've been out of the Gunpla loop for too long. Time to start getting back in.

Am I right in seeing MGs of all 5 Gundam Wing Gundams? If so, I'm a happy nerd! Those are my favorite designs and it will be time to start building again if I can put the cast on my shelf.


Sandrock + Heavyarms still need to be released. Plus, they released the Epyon.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby robofreak » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:34 am

Blurrz wrote:
robofreak wrote:I've been out of the Gunpla loop for too long. Time to start getting back in.

Am I right in seeing MGs of all 5 Gundam Wing Gundams? If so, I'm a happy nerd! Those are my favorite designs and it will be time to start building again if I can put the cast on my shelf.


Sandrock + Heavyarms still need to be released. Plus, they released the Epyon.


Epyon! I love the Epyon! Just looked him up on dalong. I'll definitely need one of him.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Aluus » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:30 pm

You know... I normally can't stand GM suits. Always cannon fodder, always designed to make the gundam look cooler, but I gotta say, the RGM-96X Jesta just looks badass. This suit reminds me of a Spartan from Halo, probably because he looks a lot like the armor configuration I used on Noble 6 in Halo Reach. I want a Master Grade version. I want it now. I may even paint it in the same colors I use in Halo.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Blurrz » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:24 pm

Motto: "The Wreckers. Weird brain bullets. Impossible odds... It doesn't get much better than this."
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Haha, you could probably even switch off a McFarlane or a Play Arts Kai Spartan head if they made a MG Jesta.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Aluus » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:15 pm

check out this custom rx-78-2. I love the updated, badass look the modeler gave it. Very schway.

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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Optimus Primevil » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:55 pm

tell me someone also had this experience:

you find out your neighbor got a 1/100 scale sword strike gundam for practically NOTHING and his kid (below 5 years old) is more interested in the sprue trees than the actual model. they actually threw out the plamo parts and kept the trees. granted they didn't have the instruction manual and just took out the parts and didn't assemble it but what are your opinions on it?
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Blurrz » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:12 am

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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Jesterhead » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:13 pm

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Looks like someone mixed some Eureka Seven in with my Gundam.

Flit seems pretty lackluster, even for a modern Gundam protagonist, but the supporting cast seems nice. It's no Unicorn or Sentinel, but I'm excited to see what it brings. I hope it handles aliens better than the 00 movie did.
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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Blurrz » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:30 pm

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I dunno, I just can't stomach Gundam: Beyblade.

Looks like official add-ons.... bad-ass;

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Re: American Era Gundam Toy Discussion

Postby Aluus » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:59 pm

Truth be told, i'm more interested in all those 1/100 Leos being displayed in the Gundam Wing dioramas. I mean, a MG Leo would pretty much guarantee a MG Tallgeese unless bandai is being really, REALLY stupid.
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