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For those unfamiliar, "Plamo" is a shortened form of "plastic model." If it's made of plastic, someone can probably help you here.

>"If you're new, you're gonna fuck up. Don't worry! If you're experienced, don't make the new people worry!"

***READ THE GUIDE***

IRC Channel
>Server
Rizon
>Channel
#gunpla

The guide:
http://gunpla.buyfags.moe/

Releases: http://bandai-hobby.net/site/schedule_images/nouhin.pdf

And a handy guide to other types of plamo:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/1vf1aw7v91pz5pa/Airfix%20Model%20World%20Specia%20(Scale%20Modelling%20Step-By-Step).pdf
http://www.scalemodelguide.com

Some line art:
http://seesaawiki.jp/nuriesozai/lite/d/MenuBar1
http://gundma.imgur.com/

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>>7272602
Imagine being so overly sensitive from the stick up your butt that you can't tell when someone is being intentionally ridiculous and take it as an insult instead.
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>>7272978
>merely pretending
>bring it into a new thread to show how not asshurt you are
not even the g-gundam guy you're just a faggot
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https://hlj.com/1-35-scale-wwii-german-dora-80cm-super-heavy-railway-gun-srtmt35001
ah yes, appealing to both the hardcore wehraboo and the guy who thinks the MG deep striker just doesn't let him compensate hard enough
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>1/35
smalltime
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Anyone have any experience with bandaionline.com? I've ordered something through them and they claim its shipped but I've gotten nothing in terms of updates about it in 10 days.
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Redid my Belly Beam.
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People always ask for step by step guides, well here's one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dug-ffEhqZU
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>>7273334
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>>7273332
Looks like a penis
Good job though
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>>7273340
All beam attacks are phallic.

Always.
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>>7273332
>>7273334
>>7273335
Piss cannon fire!
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>>7273332
less belly beam, more piss stream
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>>7273393
>momokapool ver. postal
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Is it just me or does anyone else think this looks absolutely stunning? Anyone know how the sdcs line is popularity and sales wise? i hope this line continues and does not flop like the ex standard.
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>>7274026
"absolutely stunning" are not the words most people would use to describe a comically deformed little thing
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>>7274224
Poonicorn is stunningly ugly in all forms.
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>>7274026
>Is it just me
You probably should asking questions with this at the beginning: yes, it will always be just you.
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>>7274026
I love SDs and I love clear plastic, and I love how much color separation there is here. Clearly a lot of love was put into this kit. However, I hate all these "tack more shit on my back" Unicorn variants, I don't even like Unicorn very much in general, and I hate Bandai's piss-yellow "gold" plastic. So it's like a 50-50.

SDCS seems to be doing pretty ok, and it actually has love and effort put into it, unlike the lazy shit quality of EX Standard, so I think it'll be ok for a while.
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Is there a resource to learn photography better? I like how my pics come out with this setting (M?) on my camera, but if I take them with auto on, it generally goes to macro up close, or just normal.
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>>7275379
Different kit, but without (M) on.
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>>7275379
>>>/p/
check the sticky
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>>7275401
I have been here like 14 years and had no clue we had a photography board. Thanks.
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>>7275407
Check local resources too, some places offer beginner classes for free or even proper classes for cheap.
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Is there a good place that has an English list, preferably with images, of all the stuff coming out? P-bandai included?
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>>7275599
>Is there a good place that has an English list, preferably with images, of all the stuff coming out?
N O P E
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>>7275605
Is that japanese pdf really the best there is? That seems very odd considering all the people into the hobby.
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>>7275599
Just go to an online shop, type "Gundam", and then sort the list by date. That should be everything coming out available for preorder at least.
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When we getting preorders for this sexy beast?
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>>7275667
Literal eye cancer.
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>>7275696
Ok.
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>>7275667
how come why does it need so many kettle witches?
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How is this MG? I like its giant stupid swords.
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>>7269390
Many thanks! This along with another build video I saw were just what I needed. Gonna start this project on the weekend since I'm waiting on a long extension cable to setup my airbrush so I'll be posting some progress pics to get ripped apart.
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>>7275834
The heavy swords can stress a few parts on the backpack and the horns connect on a very thin piece, otherwise its no different from the other astray MGs
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When it comes to handling and posing, how durable is Windsor and Newton's acrylic UV varnish compared to other options like Vallejo Mecha Varnish or Mission Models varnish? See pic.

Just wondering, see, the anti-UV additives make it an appealing choice when you don't have the luxury of using Mr Super Clear UV cut, see.

I'm hesitant to go back to using Vallejos, the last time I used Mecha Color it somehow clogged the hell out of my AB despite cleaning out my Badger with water to eliminate any possible last molecule of alcohol or somethingother.
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>>7273340
>>7273347
>>7273384
>>7273393
>as expected of sexual tyrannosaurus
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So I decided to jump into HG with no prior experience and preordered the bulkarm and 3 of the troops and I've kinda been having buyers remorse as I don't know what they'll be like in hand, anyone here have experience with them with their plus' and minuses?
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>>7273205
>In Stock
Color me shocked
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>2017
>kinda liked Gunpla, purchased two High Grades at a con because one looked cool and because I wanted a RX-78-2
>2018
spent about 200 euros on high grades and DBZ Bandai kits

MY THIRST SHALL NOT BE QUENCHED I STILL WANT THUNDERBOLT HIGH GRADES AND THE UNICORN REAL GRADE

Shit dude I thought Warhammer and YuGiOh were addicting.
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Anyone here using the 3M 6000 Series Half Facepiece Respirator? Just bought it and I was wondering if there was any recommended Goggles for it
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>shit that needs a model kit
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>>7276153
Why not combine them?
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>>7276157
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>>7276158
Holy tits when did that come out
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>>7275632
The issue is Bandai keeps remaking over 3000 items, so it is almost impossible to keep track unless you are retailer
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>>7276157

It got one. You are years too late to find it now though.
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>>7276242
Not a fan of older kits anyway, so that's fine.
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>>7276126
The troops aren't out yet afaik, so nobody knows about those. But if they're anything like existing Hexa Gear troops, they will likely be smaller than you're expecting. Lots of tiny little parts, a good pair of tweezers will be your friend with those.

Bulkarm Alpha is super solid, one of my favorite kits this year. Nice articulation, good looks, it's got the whole package.
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>>7276158
>>7276168
If this is from the series I think it's from, it came out in the early 2000s. It's barely a kit, there are a few snap together parts, but most of it is solid PVC that just pegs together. I have the blue eyes white dragon from this series lying around somewhere.
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>>7276154
>using goggles at all
UVEX ultravision are pretty good, they are designed to fit over the respirator mask, not your nose.

6000 is the least comfortable mask I ever used though, 7500 is way better if you insist on half-face.
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>>7276290
Was cheap simply, I'm not sure how much cancer you get through the eyes (I do value them though). Got a product number for those glasses? Was thinking the 334AF 40661 but are these the ones you are talking about?
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>American BTFO
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>>7276454
These are the ones I have: https://www.uvex-safety.com/en/products/safety-glasses/6709/uvex-ultravision-wide-vision-goggle/
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>>7276457
>There are more japanese products in japan

Yeah ok.
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>>7273256
>retired wermacht officer prepares to file a complaint with the local HOA
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Roger.

Tried to mail your package but ran into a problem at the post office. Are you at 1520 East or 1520 West? Because apparently there are both and I don't want to accidently send your package to the wrong address.
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so Tamiya paint, is it really any better than other paint or is it just gw for plamo?
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>>7276880
Tamiya is very good when mixed with Tamiya thinner and a bit of Mr Levelling thinner. Also, it's meant for an airbrush, so if you're handbrushing look for Vallejo, Reaper, or P3.
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>>7276880
>just gw for plamo?
If you simplify things like this in your head, I am imagining that you miss a lot of important details and differences in all aspects of life.
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>>7276885
cool
>>7276916
I was simplifying it for 4chan
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>>7276880
Its good shit for airbrushing, if a little fragile until you get the clearcoat on. Great stuff for flat and military colors though and its pretty cheap with nice glass jars unlike citadels crappy plastic pots that don't always seal right.
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What is a good line of neon/bright/highly saturated acrylics?

It's impossible to mix bright/neonish colors with tamiya.
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Has the QUBELEY Damned come out yet? I'm getting mixed signals. P-bandai says January, other places say december, amazon says they already have it for sale, ebay is selling it, Mandarake has it.

This is important because I bought one off ebay months ago as a preorder. And they gave me a tracking number that was apparently connected to a goddamn envelope with a note in side saying "Thanks for your preorder, we'll email you when we send it!" and I need to know if I should slap them with a refund request and buy it off amazon or what.
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>>7276929
So its good for airbrushing but not handpainting?
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>>7276929
Tamiya pots have the problem the old screwtop GW pots had which is the opposite: if you've had a pot sit for any length of time, you need vise grips to get the thing open and lot of praying that it doesn't end up all over you when you do.
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>>7276507
Cool, I'll check them out
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>>7277387
never happens if you don't shake the pot to mix paint
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>>7277360

I think he's referring to the acrylic. Theres three completely different types of Tamiya paint (acrylic, enamel, lacquer). The best by far for gunpla is their range of lacquers, they can be thinned with any generic lacquer thinner from a hardware store or their own lacquer thinner (which is way more expensive & not any better), they airbrush beautifully (easily as good as mr color) have nice strong pigments, the surface levels well without resorting to levelling thinner (but they work with that too) and if you give them 24 hours they cure extremely hard. The only downside to them is they dont have the biggest range of colours available yet (the line only started a year ago) theres 60 colors total so far, they have a good range of military colors for scale stuff as well as all the basics with more appearing every month or 2.

The other thing about them is you can hand paint with them well, they arent anywhere near as harmful as they are atomized from an airbrush but you still need a respirator or dust mask when handbrushing them. The other anon mentioned vallejo, reaper & P3 which are all what i would agree are the best handbrushing paints but none of their metallics evn come close to the tamiya lacquer metallics hand brushed for metal finishes on small details.
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>>7277387

>>7277451 is right you know. Paint only gets up that far if you shake it (which isnt a good way to mix up paint anyway & you sould always use some kind of stirrer to get the thicker pigment that settles) If you always remember to give the screw top a wipe with thinners before putting the lid on this isnt a problem.
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>>7277516
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>>7277509
>>7277512
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>>7277516
>>7277517

DO FUCKING WANT. Seriously, what is this thing?
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>>7277508
pls gib land bison now bandai
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>>7277521
https://youtu.be/i8kKx5J-ZPA
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>>7276157
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>>7277521
That thing is gonna parts form like a mother fucker you just know it.
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>>7277803
just like the DX toy you dunce
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>>7276290
>>7276454
>>7276507
So, are goggles something I should honestly consider? I never thought about it. I do wear glasses, does that offer any protection? And for that matter, what are the risks of paint vapors to your eyes?
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>>7277387
The screwtop GW pots were fine. The real hazard was the old pop-off top ones, those things took a surprising amount of force to open sometimes and the caps would fly off, splattering paint everywhere.

I gotta admit though, they sealed tight as a motherfucker! I still have ones over 10 years old where the paint hasn't dried out yet.
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>>7277877
how the fuck is eye irritation real hahaha nigga just keep your face away from the spray like nigga close your eyes haha
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>>7277803
>That thing is gonna parts form like a mother fucker you just know it.

I would prefer that it did. I want to paint it so the more separation the better.
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>>7277490
While the finish isn't there, acrylic metallics do have the advantage of being able to be layered more easily without having to worry about pulling up previous coats of paint. And for what it's worth, Vallejo metal colour is miles ahead of traditional acrylic metallics, even if you can get a better finish with lacquers.
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>>7277233
Vallejo game colour isn't as good as model colour, but it does have some very vibrant colours. Scale 75 paints are also very saturated (particularly the fantasy and games range), but they're hard to find in a lot of places, expensive, and could be difficult to work with since they don't cover very well (they're more designed for blending and layering by hand than laying down solid colours, although if you're airbrushing it probably won't be much of a problem).
P3 paints also have some really intense colours, but the range can be a bit limited.
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>>7277948
>acrylic metallics do have the advantage of being able to be layered more easily without having to worry about pulling up previous coats of paint

I'm not sure what kind of layering you're referring to here? do you mean washing or lining with enamel over the top? turpentine or enamel thinner doesnt harm tamiya lacquers underneath at all, much the same as they dont seem to harm a base of tamiya acrylic underneath either. (unless you scrub either extremely hard with thinners, not sure why you ever would for this to be an issue?)

>>7277948
>Vallejo metal colour is miles ahead of traditional acrylic metallics, even if you can get a better finish with lacquers.

they definitely look better than regular acrylics but in my experience they are much more sensitive to enamel lining thinners on top, they have a much higher chance of being damaged.
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>>7278034
I’m talking about doing multiple layers of paints quickly without having to wait for the paint to fully cure, mainly as an advantage over enamels. The kind of layering miniature painters do, with multiple different shades, which is tough to get with incredibly opaque lacquers, and slow drying enamels.
You definitely shouldn’t be putting enamels over water based acrylics, you should always gloss coat first, or just use an acrylic ink wash.
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>>7272961

What is this beautiful thing and does anyone the original pic?
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>>7278175
See >>7268348
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>>7273332
>>7273334
>>7273335
Go back to /r/gunpla to get your dick sucked some more you faggot doublejumps
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When the fuck is this thing getting released? Its already listed on mandarake and amazon, and gundam planet has it coming out on the 12th on their release calendar. But the p-bandai site says January delivery and genteikits says march.

Is mandarake selling what amount to preorders of inventory it doesn't have? What the fuck is going on?
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>want the special coating justice
>it's 200 shekels
fug me
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>>7276275
just get starlink
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>>7278344
It came out last month.
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>>7278364
Thanks. I'm gonna have to bust the nose of the shitty hong kong seller telling me it isn't out till march and just buy it on mandarake.
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>>7278364
Hey, I remember someone here said they bought it through mandarake. If you're in the US, can you tell me how much it cost to ship? If its 40 or more its not worth it and I'll buy it off amazon.

Fugging japanese sellers and their bullshit not giving you a shipping cost till you've already agreed to buy it.
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i lost a piece for rg unicorn bande dessinee. any ideas?
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>>7278698
depends on the piece really.
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>>7278468
>Hey, I remember someone here said they bought it through mandarake

That was me. I'm in New Zealand, it cost me 3900 yen to ship ems. Dont think that will help you much if your stateside though.
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My first gunpla completion after a lifetime of building planes and botching a zaku so bad I abandoned it. Also not 10 minutes after this was taken a backpack wing broke at the joint while weathering.

Do any of these kits have decals instead of stickers? I trust those more to stay in place for the next few years.
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>>7278823
Most MGs have dry transfer decals (fiddly to apply but are more or less like waterslides once they're down), Ver. Ka MGs have waterslides, as do a lot of older kits (the F91 1/100 line for example is mostly 1000 yen kits that come with full sheets of waterslides,and a lot of the mid 1980s ZZ and I think CCA 1/144 scale kits come with small sheets). As far as I'm aware no modern HG or RG kits come with proper decals unfortunately, but I think you can buy some separately.
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>>7274026
>>7272961
Is there no regular unicorn in this line?
I would love to have an SD unicorn, but the previous release was hollow as shit, it this looks almost as good as the bb senshi.
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>>7278823
>lifetime of building planes and botching a zaku
I am now intensely curious to see your plane collection. I find it hard to believe that you can succeed at harder kits and fail at easier one.
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>>7278797
Well crap.

According to the ebay seller they only get the kit in march (p-bandai for their region confirms it) so I'm stuck between deciding to pay 90 bucks for it in march or 135 for it in a week.

I am torn between greed for money and greed for kit.
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>>7278978

FYI if the product you want is listed on Mandarake at the sahra branch, it will give you the shipping cost on the product info page if you are logged in to your account. So you can get an accurate shipping cost estimate before committing.
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>>7278994
Sadly its only at umeda, Utsunomiya and complex
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Is there any difference between the Asia and the Japanese versions of kits? They've got different release dates, are they otherwise identical?
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>>7279005
I had several pegs break on me with the 2014 Asian version of LBX kits, not sure if they were made cheaper or that's just how they are.

The more recent Asian versions from IBO S1 onwards seem identical (aside from the multi-language packaging and instructions), and their release dates are now very close to the Japanese release.
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>>7279017
I had two joints snap on me extremely easily on a Japanese LBX kit, so maybe it was just an engineering flaw with some of them? I wasn't hamhanding it or anything, I know how to handle my kits after over a decade of modeling.
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>>7279017
>>7279077
Well, I don't think I can justify a three month wait then.
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I didn't realize Kotobukiya actually showed off their Brave line. It looks like they're doing EVERYONE and I'm so excited
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>>7277884
>I gotta admit though, they sealed tight as a motherfucker! I still have ones over 10 years old where the paint hasn't dried out yet.
I'm pretty sure some of my old GW pots are past 20 years by now. Whereas the screwtops basically just didn't seal at all, so the paint dried almost as quick in the pot as it did on the model.
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>>7278391
it came out in Japan last month.

the other asian countries that have p-bandai have different months, which is why your hong kong seller has a different month because he may have ordered the March batch for his country
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>>7277884
>The screwtop GW pots were fine
The worst GW ever produced. Even the fuckers admited it and trashed those ugly pots.
On the other hand the old poppers in your pic were gold, I still use somes 15+ years later.
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>>7278870
To be honest I fucked up the zaku because I forgot to add the kneecap armor and I was gluing the static parts in place for resilience

Pic is one of my planes
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>>7279772
Not a very long lifetime I take it.
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>>7279778
I took a break for 10+ years and just got back into it. I should dig up the ones I did as a kid for your viewing pleasure.
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>>7279772
nice 190.
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I'm building the Johnny ridden RG zaku and I am having a hell of a time figuring out these fucking wrists. Do the little tiny gray pieces of armor just rattle around loose? Here's some video of another guy talking about it

https://youtu.be/1avFiLNLVGA?t=551

Is this really what its intended to be? Because that seems really shitty considering the normal quality of RG.
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>>7279957
Fuck me its at 9:11 on the video. Youtube didn't format the link to include time.
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Anyone knows the proper name/where to buy this?
https://twitter.com/Rihitoon/status/1071600055549943808 (embed)
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>>7279980
Looks 3d printed based on the quality
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>>7279980
>gunpla builders in charge of anything
Greetings from the other thread: https://www.artesanialatina.net/en/sets/1109-modeling-tool-multi-cutter-set-guillotine.html
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>>7279980
>https://twitter.com/Rihitoon/status/1071600055549943808
>did we reach the top greeble yet
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>>7280020
>A bunch of tiny isolated panels on a single large piece

These people are retarded. If you want to carve in a billion panel lines at least make it look like the single large piece is assembled from other pieces, not like you carved a bunch of cubby holes into it.
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Dom's pretty cool.

Need to build the Phenex to go with it.
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What do you guys use and sanding paper? I recently got into gunpla and purchased pic related and I'm not a fan of the medium grade stick as it tends to scrape up the plastics and the fine one doesn't clean it up and leaves some scratches behind
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>>7280164
I just use hardware store sandpaper wrapped around an eraser. My go-to grits are 600 and 1000 with a bit of 360 thrown in for flavor.
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>>7280164
course are used to really scrape off plastic and then you use the finer ones to smooth i out and clean up with with the finishing stick.

thoses are perfectly good but you can get cheaper if you go to the hardware store and buy paper there. its expensive to get multiple grits in one go but they will last you a lot longer
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>>7280164
I use Wave sanding sticks, 400 and 600 mostly. You can cut them into whatever pieces you need, they last long enough and you can wet sand with them.
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Literally costs less than a McValue meal
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>>7280172
>I use Wave sanding sticks, 400 and 600 mostly.

I have used the soft narrow wave sanding sticks for at least 5 years now (400 & 1000 grit mainly). I got sick of online stores running out of stock when i needed more, so I switched to basically the same thing but from aliexpress. one side is split 320grit/400grit, the other side is 3000grit. As you can see from the pic they are pretty big, they sell them in lots of 50 sticks for $17.50usd. I dont think i'll need to buy more for years.
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>>7280279
>soft narrow
>got sick of online stores running out of stock when i needed more
I buy wide sticks and cut them in small pieces so they tend to last a while (also wet sanding with soap preserves the grit). The problem with chinese sticks is that they are too soft imo.
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anybody know what glue marker is this for the pla plate template?

https://youtu.be/HTjMv6dowtI?t=272
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>>7280026
>actually thinking it is from a proper piece
retard

They are showing all of the detail they can do as a benchmark. Note the plastic vents there as well
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>>7280344
I understand its not from a proper piece man, but as an example of their capacity to draw a bunch of little lines is a very ugly one.
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>>7280358
You know what, actually, no. These fuckers use that technique on "Finished" pieces too so fuck that. Its ugly and dumb.
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>>7280363
>he's more hatch now than mech, twisted and greebled
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>>7280363
Its really unfortunate because that paintjob and detailing is really nice aside from the million random panels. Someone should explain to them that if they make it look like the shell is constructed out of panels that are flush to each other it would look far better.
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>>7280363
This looks pretty rad. Taste is subjective obviously, but you faggots hate everything, god damn. They’re fictional autism robots. Make it look as crazy and overly detailed as possible.

I can’t tell if you fucks are luddites or just jealous of superior Nippon skills.
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>>7280389
>Autism bots
Yeah and what triggers my autism is seeing someone with such obvious talent and skill ruining an otherwise perfect model with lazy ass greeble panels. Its such a clear example of "We gotta fill some space so slap on a bunch of panels. Doesn't matter if it makes sense."

But it does, because real shit doesn't look like that. If something is constructed out of panels it looks like this. The panels are flush because they are making up the structure. And if they aren't made of panels and just have panels for accessing internal components they would never have this many tightly packed and tiny panels. Can you Imagine how complex the base armor that all those panels are being slotted onto is? Its gonna look like swiss cheese and have no fucking structural stability. It would have to be designed by a fucking chimp to be constructed like this.

These guys are very clearly scared to have empty space anywhere on their stuff so when there aren't details they just pack the shit full of nonsense details. All they would have to do is make the ball look like it was assembled out of individual panels by cutting some nice radian lines or something but no. This is masturbation of an incredibly stupid kind.
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>>7280402
The irony here is that the ver.ka ball already had plenty of perfectly good and realistic panel lines. It looks great. But some people cannot resist the urge to greeble their shit to hell and back.
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i hope all the celestial being suits get MGs
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>>7280402
Again, you’re trying to apply real world engineering and science to a fictional autism robot.
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>>7280402
>>7280414

Wow. the way you rant its like these guys personally went out of their way to hurt you or something. With fucking panel lines?
Your complete inability to tolerate what others do with their own fictional robots makes you look like a seriously mentally unbalanced asshole.
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>>7280402
This is you, isn’t it?
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>>7280402
If you want real world design on your fictional space robots then you should get on with it instead of ranting on a basket forum because someone else doesn't do that.
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>>7280447
Its doesn't look nice. Its like if someone slapped a bunch of random decals all over a blank piece to fill space. Does it have to look realistic? Maybe, they're clearly trying to go for a more detailed and realistic look. But more than that it has to look like someone gave it any sort of artistic considerations whatsoever. There's more to detailing than just having a lot of it.

>>7280454
I didn't say they can't keep doing it. I said it looks bad. Oh no I criticized some guy who isn't here and can't even understand this language. Apparently having an opinion is mental illness. Please return to the reddit hugbox.

>>7280462
Nope. Again, you'll notice that I said the rest of the painting and shit is perfect. Hell even the panels are well done. Everything about it is very well done and professional. But the way they handle panels, just slapping tons of them down, looks stupid. If they had like 60% less panels it would be fine. If they had the panels flush against each other it would be fine. But the way they're set on that thing 1. doesn't make sense and 2. really looks like a very transparent attempt to fill space.

>>7280464
The "You can't complain unless you can do it better" fallacy isn't an argument. Also, whats the point in complaining about someone complaining? Should we all just sit quietly and not say anything about any pictures posted? Or are you just angry that people are saying things you don't like?
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>>7280484
You’re like the purest form of autism anon. I mean, I knew Gundam brought you fucks out of the woodwork, but god damn.
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>>7280493
>Its autistic to think a design choice looks dumb

Yeah, ok. So what does that make the person who complains about the complaint? Thats pretty autistic too.
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Can both of you shut up or fuck off at this point? We don't need two thin skinned autists throwing names at each other for a dozen posts.
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>>7280484
>"You can't complain unless you can do it better"
But I never said that. I said use the time about ranting about other peoples design choices to make your space robots in the way you desire.

You don't like the design. Other people do like it. That's it. Gotta deal with it in the end there lad.
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>>7280510
Hey man, I was fine with just saying "That looks dumb". If people don't want me to keep talking they should stop replying to me and trying to justify their opinions.
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>>7280517
>maximum greeble
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>>7277803
>>7277914
It will all the eldran mechs are like giant robo puzzles
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>>7280517
i wish
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>>7277803
OVER THE LINE MOTHERFUCKER, OVER THE LINE!
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>>7280493
Legitimately looks ugly, like all the parts were just super glued together instead of being worked into the bound doc
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Doing my first sclae plane for a present due next weekend, and while it's certainly not the best or that good, I hope I did OK so far, doing just basic colors because detailing everything right is just too hard for my time constraints. Scale planes are way harder than gunpla and I can see why some people can have elitism with it. I'm hoping the assembly and painting of the rest of the plane goes much faster.
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>>7280783
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>>7280786
>>7280783
Doesn't look too bad. I suggest you move your camera/phone back about 8-10 inches and take another shot, the closer you look at any model the worse your paint job is going to look.
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>>7280447
>Again, you’re trying to apply real world engineering and science to a fictional autism robot.
Man, I'm so tired of people trying to make this argument. Not only is the "fiction" malleable, as every custom is free to ascribe to any level of realism the customizer desires, but this is also a terribly lazy argument that tries to sweep bad design under the rug. This is objectively bad design from an aesthetic standpoint, they don't seem to have any concept of breathing room or negative space. When you crowd every inch with detail, it just becomes white noise--you need a balance.

Not the guy you were arguing with btw, I just woke up and felt like adding my two cents. And no, I'm not angry about it, and yes I acknowledge that these guys have serious skill. They just need to learn to pull back a little.
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>>7280495
its fine to think something looks dumb

the autistic part was when you fervently posted about it on a mongolian throat-singing forum

sometimes we need to keep our thoughts in our brains, okay anon?
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>>7280825
there's no such thing as objectivity when considering aesthetics, anon
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>>7280825
Aesthetics are not objective. Your argument has failed anon.
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>>7280825
And yet, what if the aesthetic design they were going for is one that is extremely busy?

Anyway, I'd rather reserve judgement for seeing the entire design as a whole instead of just one part in focus.
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>>7280842
>mongolian throat-singing forum
hold on a second there buddy, this here is a tibetan haberdasher web chat platform
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I've finished the Johnny Ridden Zaku RG and its a real hit and miss kit. Its got the monoeye on a gear that lets it rotate automatically to look where the suit looks, a nice backpack, color scheme and armor separating in the legs, but its also very unbalanced, has just loose pieces in the wrist that are destined to get lost, and the way the tubes were handled is questionable, particularly in the head were I had to use some glue to stop it from coming apart.

Is the standard zaku better off or is basically the same thing with a few extra bits and bobs?


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I'm looking to get someone into model building; is there a brand that makes model aircraft that don't require painting?
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>>7280941
Since it's based on the very first RG kit, it has some issues. New RGs are noticeably better.
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>>7280941
Well fuck, that's a bummer to hear, this is sitting in my backlog right now. What are the loose wrist pieces, so I know in advance?
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>>7280960
Its piece E-1. If you look at the image I posted the forearm is sort of capped off by a separate cuff piece and then a gray piece. The cuff doesn't fit as flush and nice as you see in the images, and that gray piece is literally just a small lose square of plastic with a hole in it that just sort of sits on the wrist peg. Here let me show you on the instructions

Step 5-4. See the e1 piece? Looks like it should snap in right? It doesn't. It won't fit in the cuff and those little pegs on it just kind of keep it from rotating...sometimes.

Also you generally can't see it but the top of his chest plate has a gap.
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>>7280941
Just glue it down
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>>7280973
Is there any reasonable way to secure/glue that in place? If it touches the sides or anything else I can anchor it to I'll probably try and glue it.
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>>7280976
I'll glue you down, you overly capricious and glue-happy individual.
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>>7280980
Hot.
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>>7280976
>>7280979
You can probably glue it down, but the problem is that the little cuff has an indent where it looks like a piece should fit in nice and flush. But that e-1 piece doesn't fit in that indent. So if you're gonna glue it its gonna have to be glued straight to the surface of the wrist cuff in a way that doesn't look very nice.

I guess you could carve up the piece until it fit in the cuff and then glue it, but I'm honestly just doing without them. It doesn't look any worse really.
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>>7280363
Huh, I'm pretty sure those panels all line up with the inner frame and "inside armor" details on the Ball ver. Ka. Kinda gaudy to see them on the outer armor, but that's still rad.
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just bought pic related at discount in local store, this will be my first MG Gumpla, I have little experience painting, can some of you gimme advice when painting the eyes ? I dont have airbrush.
thank you in advance
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>>7281006
You wouldn't use an airbrush on that anyway, it's so small that's a handpainting job if anything. Just use the sticker, it looks fine and is an acceptable sticker to use even if you're generally anti-sticker.
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>>7281006

Bunker Pla has some good tutorials on painting small details on kits. Watch these:

this one has a really good segment about decanting paint from a gundam marker & painting the eyes with it, skip to 3:35 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw_a-9V4t9w&t=3s

this one is a more general video about painting fine details on a kit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T8rNVZtLeY
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>>7280783
>Doing my first sclae plane for a present due next weekend

Nice. I'm doing exactly the same thing, My girlfriend found a special edition Tiger Models Hayate kit with a resin cat pilot she thought was cute, so i'm building & painting it for her for christmas.

Although I grew up building aircraft models from a young age its been a really long time since i last did a plane (at least 15 years), I had forgotten how much more work was involved than gunpla kits. The parts fit on the fuselage & wings isnt great either on this particular kit so its definitely been more challenging than anything else ive built in a while. I gave myself the rest of this week to have the plane & base done (so i had an entire week left to take my time on the resin pilot) but with all the extra work that keeps popping up I'm going to be cutting it fine to have it done by then.
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>Have backlog
>Finally have time to build
>Do not have drive to decrease backlog
This is a strange and new suffering.
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>>7280794
Thanks for the tip, but I did intentionally showed how bad it is. I figured I won't get anywhere hiding my mistakes especially while learning.

>>7281116
Nice! With how well it's coming out, I'm sure she'll love it. Definitely have a lot of respect now for you guys that do aircraft models.

This is as much as I could get this weekend. Hoping to finish the building process Wednesday at the latest, painting Thursday at the latest, and leaving enough time for the paint to cure Friday for the clear coats, decals, and weathering. It's pretty fun to have to cement everything in and a good change from gunpla.
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I got curious and looked up some ibo fights. Is the series literally just the same unbeatable supersuit kills everyone except this time with a completely unlikable sociopath murdering honorable opponents? Be because thats what it seems like.
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>>7281182
It's abused kids form their own company that gets too big too fast and then end up making stupid decisions and not actually being good enough to play with the big boys who use them and then scapegoat them once their usefulness is past. But yeah, Mika is only made to actually sweat in a handfull of fights throughout the series.

If you want to talk about the show more take it to one of the multiple IBO threads sure to be up on /m/.
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does this guy have any problems?

planning on buying it
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>>7281154
>be working on Tamiya JS-2
>fucked up the individual link tracks because tamiya cement runs everywhere
>now stuck with rubber tracks
>incredibly snug when dry fitting
>don't even feel like prepping them when I can already envision a wheel breaking off trying to put them on
I hate this feel so much. It makes me want to take the 5 or so kits I have in progress and just throw them away. I know they'll all look amateur anyways.
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>>7281230
Kind of an old kit. Why not go for the RG?
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>>7281154
>get nicer/rarer kit than a given HG
>super reluctant to start it because I feel I wouldn't do it justice
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>>7281275
>get an old-ass kit from the 80s.
>rest easy knowing that you can't possibly fuck it up any worse than it already is
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>when your panel lines are too shallow so after wiping all your wash for the umpteen time you say fuck it, grab a 20/0 brush and just draw them freehand
this fucking kit
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>>7281290
rip
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>>7281290
y not scribing em deeper??
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A long time ago I told /m/ I would build this as soon as I moved and acquired it. Almost 2 years on and off and mostly off the conversion, though imperfect, is finally done. Thanks all for making me suck it up and try out resin. >>>/m/17060747
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>>7281257

Because not everyone is interested in bayformer style trash.
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>>7281116
took me a bit to realise why that looked all retarded then I noticed it's an egg plane. Cute.
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>>7281567
>RG
>Bayformer

What is wrong with this place? Lets just build the old mono colored kits from the 80s, like true gunpla builders.
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>>7281579
>Lets just build the old mono colored kits
literally nothing is wrong with that
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>>7281257
>old kit
>2008
it's a year newer than the Zaku 2.0. it's pretty fucking solid.
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Nothing like a photo to make you dislike a finished kit.
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>>7281579

Imagine being so braindead that you can't even come up with any personal touchups to make for a kit yourself so you expect some hack at Bandai to do it for you.
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>>7281682
Those look terrible anon
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>>7281701
>Braindead-kun cannot see the value in builds with actual effort put in

Not surprising really, when the only thing you ever expose yourself to is the lazy, homogenized tripe that Bandai dumps out.
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>>7281715
By your logic, people should make builds entirely from scratch. Sourcing their own plastic, and making their own molds.

Believe or not, people just like building kits that already have detail and color separation.
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>>7281579
Been looking at either the FLAT or Jamru fin kits.
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>>7281277
>80s
or a mercurius/vayeate
but in all seriousness I have been eyeballing the old ideon kits, to get a taste of the old days
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>>7281577
>took me a bit to realise why that looked all retarded then I noticed it's an egg plane. Cute.


Yeah its a kit by Tiger Models who are a reasonably new company. Its like a regular eggplane with a resin animal pilot. Pic related.
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>>7279451
Oh fuck seriously? Do we know anything more about these?
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What are other anons working on right now?
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>>7281081
thank you for the links! !
>>7281064
the sticker will be the backup plan
I will start building as soon as my arthritis gets better
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>>7278225

Such a beautiful head and torso hidden inside such an ungodly hideous thing. How long are the Hugo's lower arms compared to Barbatos?
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>>7282023
Oh god, you're going to make me think about it?
>Snapping the last of Architect's weapons
>Painting a Graze in the Arbalest's colors
>Painting a Charger-kun
>Detailing and topcoating a Liger Zero Jager armor set
The last one is actually giving me trouble. I can't for the life of me get an even layer of black paint inside the little blue intakes pictured. Anyone have tips? I'm this close to just throwing in the towel.
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>>7282023
I have a fully built Red Frame that still needs decal/lining/finishing, he's been sitting on my shelf for several months, and I've got about a torso finished of a Figure-rise 6 Kabuto.
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>>7278698
>any ideas?
I want to make a collapsible waterproof backpack sleeping bag tent that isn't too costly.
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>>7282052
>How long are the Hugo's lower arms compared to Barbatos?

By "lower arms" do you mean the lower part of the arm or do you mean the legs I used as arms? Because the lower part of the arm is longer than barbatos's and bout as long as barbatos Lupus's but not as long as Lupus Rex's.
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>>7282023
I'm still trying to finish painting my RG Tallgeese before the end of the year.
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>>7280402
the structure appears to be the zig-zagging frame in between the panels, kind of like the external frames on the object in the image you posted
also, there's tons of plausible reasons why something would need multiple small compartments held within the frame
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>>7282023
I have like 20 hg kits and 8 mg or other mg sized kits waiting
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What is the cutest gunma/plamo?
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>>7282241
Haro
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>>7282241
My waifu Kirishima, obviously.

That Miku looks like funko pop.
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Does anyone know if http://www.gundam.co.nz is trustworthy?

>>7282249
>>7282253
post pics
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>>7282257
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>>7282268
That's a shit looking gundam.
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>>7282277
no that's a frame arms
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>>7282241
I kinda like it, but at the same time, I kinda don't.
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>>7282292
Would be funnier if the mech arms had a paddle to paddle the boat.
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>>7282304
that'd be pretty easy to do, honestly.
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For those who care, here's the new SD stuff.
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>>7282257
>Does anyone know if http://www.gundam.co.nz is trustworthy?

I live in Auckland, it seems kinda shady.
the address listed on the website is a carpark not a store.
The prices are really high but thats normal for New Zealand. No one who lives here & likes gunpla buys locally due to greedy cunts like this. Dont bother.
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The plane is almost finished, time to make some weapons.
$2 plastic vise from aliexpress is surprisingly useful.
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>>7282483
Jesus, I wouldn't even be able to hold the bit in place. Also, link to vise?
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>>7282485
It's $6 now, I guess the sale is over or something.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Resin-Models-Vietnam-War-American-Soldiers-Enough-10-Free-Shipping/32319219429.html

I'm sure there are other sellers that sell the same thing for less, search for yourself.
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>>7282068
>>7282055
This is making me realize that I have a serious problem with starting a kit, getting distracted/losing interest, and starting another. I have like 7 or 8 half-built kits right now (and a backlog of like 60 more). At this point I really need to start finishing shit just so I can clear out the boxes and make some room.
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>>7282292
I wish I liked the styling of this kit more, it's giving me warm fuzzy ROTF Depthcharge flashbacks. I took this photo back in 2010 and it took me forever to find just so I could post it here.

>>7282304
I gotchu senpai
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>>7282357
>Better color separation (something Sangokuden kits have always struggled with)
>Improved articulation that hopefully learned something from LegendBB and Cross Silhouette
This sounds nice. It's too bad I'm not liking the designs too much for far. I hope they revisit some of the designs they've already done with these new improvements.
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>>7282483
didn't occur to me to use those without the pins. good idea
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>>7282304
It's a fairly universal idea
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>>7281948
ok, furfag
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>>7282705
>SAIL ME CLOSER, I WANT TO HIT THEM WITH MY OAR
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Any reviews/galleries of this guy?
Can't find anything
Siren from Kotobukiya, looks spectacular, somewhat like a more majestic Bael.
But I've built Eva-13 awakening and well I want to know anything about this model before buying it
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I can't find these little guys, they are available somewhere or I will need to pay some overprice?
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I haven't done anything in six months and had to get some HG to warm a little. I bought without thinking too much so I hope all this is decent, I don't even know what to do with the shitty Gehara or some old ass GM's since they look so bad compared to the others.
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>>7283117
Great fuckin choices, I own all three. The Gouf and Zaku II Type C are modern marvels of engineering and look great. The Nemo is older, but it's fairly solid, and fuck it, Nemos are sexy. Good on you, have fun.
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>>7283114
>I can't find these little guys, they are available somewhere or I will need to pay some overprice?

Theres 7 of them for sale on mandarake currently. The price is still around retail (1400 yen). Get one here:

https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1030148534&ref=dos&keyword=loto&lang=en
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>>7283177
Cool, thanks.
Do you have them?
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>>7283137
That sounds promising.
Between all the old cheap shit I have done in the past I have to say the zakus are the most decent and good looking ones so I guess nothing can go wrong with something newer.
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>>7281579
That's actually nauseating.
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Guys, name me some decently looking mecha models that doesnt look like a giant ass samurais (e.g gundams, transformers) Need a gift for bf.
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>Backlog of 100+ kits
>Come home from work
>Refresh /toy/ for 3 hours
>Build nothing
>Go to sleep
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>>7283371
Liger Zero Panzer
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>>7283371
The Maschinen Krieger series
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>>7283371
Kotobukiya's Frame Arms line has stuff all over the place.
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>>7283371
five star stories
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>>7283371

Buy him the new Xamel kit (pic related). It doesn't look like a gundam & its a very nice kit. Its available here:

http://www.gundammodelcenter.com/yms-16m-xamel-gundam-central
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>>7283371
just let him do anal
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>>7283379
I feel personally attacked
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>>7281230
Pretty good, nice and chunky late 2000's HG. Hips have a tendency to pop out of the ball joints, but painting seems to have tightened it up a bit.
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>>7281230
smoke weed
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>>7283443
What the heck bootleg kit is this? I've never seen it anywhere else.
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>>7283371
Frame arms (but you'll have to sift through all the moe shit), armored core, macross
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>>7283545

WTF are you new?

Its the only injection kit ever made of the Xamel from gundam 083. It only got released a few weeks ago. Its made by Motorking who did the excellent MG Zaku Tank kit. The Xamel is a god tier design thats desperately needed a good kit for 20 years. At $40 its a steal for such a chunky sized MS.
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>>7283605
>chinkshit
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>>7283443
Good lord, are those really the colors they chose OOB? It looks damn near like raw resin. This boy needs a lot of lovin, paint mandatory for this one.
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>>7283605
>>7283443
The only thing really keeping me from buying this is the suspicion that Bandai might come up with an amazing Xamel of their own in the near future. We've definitely seen shit like this happen in the past, where the big B don't give a shit until some enterprising third party sends them into a panic. And it might just be on their radar, since it was in Build Fighters semi-recently.
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>>7283605
>Are you new?
I've been lurking the threads for a few months, but seen nothing about this.
>Motorking
Oh so its a bootleg/knockoff. Explains why.
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>>7283687
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>>7283609
>muh bandai favoritism
It's a good kit, stop being so narrow minded. Bandai has been sitting on my favorite mobile suit with barely any merch and no fucking kit for multiple decades. Grow a pair and learn to paint instead of shitposting blindly about shit you haven't bought. Fucking loyalists.
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>>7283771
Chill dawg, you're getting way too mad over nothing. I've been waiting a long time for a Xamel too, and I will buy this one even if Bandai makes one cause what's better than a Xamel? TWO Xamels. But for people who aren't as crazy about it as you or I, or only want one of a given MS, it's perfectly sensible to wait and see what Bandai does. They make very accessible kits for any skill level, and their engineering and plastic quality are fantastic.

Nobody here is "shitposting" about the Motorking. Just breathe, buddy.
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>>7283687
>Oh so its a bootleg/knockoff.

are you retarded? they designed it from scratch, no other xamel kit existed for them to knock off.
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>>7283665
>Good lord, are those really the colors they chose OOB? It looks damn near like raw resin. This boy needs a lot of lovin, paint mandatory for this one.

its called a pleb filter & its a good thing.
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>>7283801
>they designed it from scratch
p. sure Sunrise designed it and chinks stole it like they always do

>>7283771
>narrow minded
next time your shit is stolen remind yourself not to be so narrow minded
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>>7283816
>do nothing with design
>chinks fill in demand where there is no supply
>still have the design ready whenever they feel like it
It's objectively a bootleg, but bandai and bandaifags have no right to complain if there isn't even an official model
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>>7283801
>>7283816
>>7283825
The term you're looking for is "third party," most commonly used in Transformers circles. It typically refers to a company making a completely original toy/kit based on an existing design (which said third party usually does not have the rights to). A bootleg or knockoff is a copy of an official mold.
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>>7283854
>The term you're looking for is "third party,"
the term you are looking for is "theft of intellectual property" which China built its economy on, the rest is fluff you commie fags tell yourself so as not to feel bad about benefiting from theft when it suits you
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>>7283871
>Intellectual property
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So do the Kotobukiya Border Break kits even exist anymore? Does anyone have one?
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>>7284000
I've got 5 of them in the backlog, along with one of their modelling works books.
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>>7283871
>get kits people want when bandai refuses
>bandai doesn't lose the "property"
>muh poor multi million international conglomerate
yeah theft is pretty great actually
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>>7284083
>Thinking his chinese bootleg/third party companies aren't also part of multi-million dollar conglomerates.
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>>7284083
>stealing from rich is okay
your brain on communism
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>>7284159
Stealing from the rich is a ok
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When did this thread turn into /r/gunpla? yeesh
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>>7283871
>>7284159
/pol/'s that way buddy
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>>7284177
Fine, mg victory is the worst kit ever
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>>7284179
Nevermind I'm mildly retarded
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>>7284174
But this is 4channel.
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>>7284109
and I wouldn't whinge if they got their molds or designs stolen either
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Is the MG 00 XN Raiser any good?
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How are the old Kotobukiya kits? I'm looking through their old stuff and seeing some neat stuff but I don't wanna pull the trigger if its subpar or needs a ton of work to make it work.
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>>7284560
wouldn't pay more than 70 shipped
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Hey Roger in Ohio, did your package arrive yet?
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>>7284933
>I don't wanna pull the trigger if its subpar or needs a ton of work to make it work
>doesn't want to grow as a modeler
yeah, Koto kits are not for you, go back to sleep
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Hey, mac from Canada, your gift just arrived at the Canadian post office. I hope it gets to you I had been keeping an eye on the tracking.
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>>7285063
I've made koto kits before. I'm making one now. I just want to know if their old kits are fundamentally broken or flawed.
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>>7285012
It did! I was gonna do a fridge shot also but I got in late. I hope my new Pepe chilling with the goods will compensate
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>>7285079
Gespenst is fine, I built one like...six or seven years ago. You'll wanna glue a few pieces here and there but that's normal Koto stuff.
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>>7285069
would that be mac from London or mac from Hamilton?
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>>7285079
>>7284933
GG already answered about Gespenst specifically, but if you're asking in general...well, older Koto kits don't have the greatest quality plastic, parts fit can occasionally be just sliiiightly off now and then, and some stuff can break or pop off easily because the engineering just wasn't up to snuff. That said, they were second in line quality-wise after Bandai, so it's not that bad. It likely won't be a silky smooth experience, but it's not some Wave-tier nightmare either.
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>>7285243
Mac from London
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>>7285243
>>7285426
Okay, Mac from London ontario, I check tracking and your gift should be out for delivery today.
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>>7283854
If it's not officially licensed it is still bootlegged. Most of the gundam third party are bootlegs because they are using the actual official names of the Gundams and not random ones like tiefsturmer as an exploit the deep striker.
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>>7285354
>That said, they were second in line quality-wise after Bandai

That's completely false. Companies like Hasegawa and Tamiya are equals to Bandai when it comes to plastic quality and engineering. The only reason people latch onto Koto is because they were one of the only few other companies besides Bandai that made snap-together giant robots.
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>>7286469
Speaking of Hasegawa, I've been wanting their VF19 for years, but was afraid to take the plunge (and time).
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Is there any paint that sticks foreverially to plastic?
I need something to stick to parts that might rub.
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>>7286500

vinyl dye.
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>>7286582
what if plastic is not vinyl?
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>>7286588

theres a lot of different types of plastic & you didnt even specify what type so your chances of getting a helpful answer is not good.

google vinyl dye, transfaggots use it alot to dye joint pieces on custom transformers. If it can penetrate the surface it aint coming off again since it sinks several millimeters deep into the plastic depending on how long you soak the pieces. You wont find a paint that will do that.
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>>7286469
Bandai is number 1, not equal in engineering. Maybe plastic qty they are about equal.

Bandai have patents on multi material injection, color injection,gate design for nub reduction, a laser cutting machine for shaping tiny parts too small to use injection molding, etc.
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>>7286602
>Bandai is number 1, not equal in engineering. Maybe plastic qty they are about equal.

You are very out of touch with plastic model manufacturing if you think that. Bandai were ahead in many areas 15 years ago, now not at all. The difference is far more obvious outside of gunpla/robot kits, but even as far as gunpla goes, Some of the recent kits by companies like Volks are miles ahead in terms of precision, parts tolerance, engineering & detail. Its hard to describe if you havent built one but new stuff like the VR maxima just feel so much higher quality, but of course the high price reflects that.
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>>7286612

and then in the aircraft/scale side of things companies like zoukeimura & wingnut wings left bandai in the dust a LONG time ago as far as precision goes, their detail levels are ridiculous.
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>>7286602
>Bandai engineering
They are also apparently trying to achieve color gradient through injection alone.

...aaand none of that shit matters if you glue and paint your kits.

Bandai totally cornered the snapfag market though.
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>>7286615
>perfect mechanical detail
>18K tho
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>>7286612
We'll see. I'm going to be building my first Volks kit soon, I'm curious to see how it stacks up to Bandai.

>>7286615
>>7286469
I know this is a plamo general, but let's be real, 95% of the discussion here (if not more) is about robots. Hell, it's a big part of why the train n' plane guys split off and made their own general. So yeah, when most of us talk about competing model companies, we're talking about giant robots, not WWII fighter planes and stuff.
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Are there any fucking hand sets for the Ground type revives, or do I need to cut a hands ball in order to fit the hand into the fucking wrist sleeve.

Holy shit Bandai.
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>>7286723
>So yeah, when most of us talk about competing model companies, we're talking about giant robots, not WWII fighter planes and stuff.

theres plenty of people here who build both (just look at several examples posted in this thread alone), just as there are plenty of companies who make both. The whole reason the scale model general split was because of one turbo autist. Engineering is engineering & bandai are nowhere near the top anymore.

>>7286617
>They are also apparently trying to achieve color gradient through injection alone.
>...aaand none of that shit matters if you glue and paint your kits.
>Bandai totally cornered the snapfag market though.

This. The labo thing was nothing more than a dickwaving excersize. It was somewhat impressive but ultimately redundant. Deep down Bandai is still a toy company & panders to the snap crowd above all others, which has meant they have fallen behind on things that matter a lot more to serious modellers.

The one thing Bandai has done best by far, has been developing manufacturing infrastructure that enables them to make high quality kits for extremely low prices compared to the competition. That is definitely their strong point now that many others have surpassed them engineering & technology wise.
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Good lord, I picked the worst time to revisit this general seeing this long-winded "serious modeler" rambling again.
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>>7286742

if I call you an enormous faggot would you feel more at home?
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>>7286612
the reviewer who built that vr-maxima says parts fall apart from the kit, be careful
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Creos Custom on sale at HLJ:
https://hlj.com/mr-air-brush-custom-0-18mm-gnzps-770
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this thread is for le serious modellers only
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>>7286612
Bandai is number 1 in engineering, that's not really contestable. Yes, other companies have kits with more details, but not on a comparable price points. And as far as tolerances,volks and kotobukiya, along with most other companies are behind. The reason general scale modelers mock gunpla is there is barely any work to do on the model themselves in terms of fit.
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Got something cool today, you guys wanna see?
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>>7287561
Sure, I'll bite. What did you get?
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>>7287575
At least I think it was pretty cool!
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>>7287115
And it's gone
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>>7287425
>there is barely any work to do on the model themselves in terms of fit

Hasegawa kits never have problems in terms of fit. But snapfags like you wouldn't know that.
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>>7287627
Doms and Goufs are pretty cool. Have fun with them, anon!
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>>7286855
It's almost like the kit was made to be glued together or something...
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>>7287627
>1/60
>9 LEDs
I hope you have an Arduino or something to hook up those LEDs to.
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>>7282357
So they're giving them Gaia Memories now?
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>>7287632
>Hasegawa kits never have problems in terms of fit

Imagine being stupid enough to think that without having built any of their garbage Virtual-On kits.

https://suparrobo.com/2015/01/07/hasegawa-1100-apharmd-the-hatter/
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Hello guy from NC who was matched with "Mac", I got your item, the MG RGM-79G. It's awesome, can't wait to build it.
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>>7287632
What the fuck are you on about? Snapfag means you snap fits together and do nothing more. Is there fits problem straight the mold, a snapfag would know. You can't even insult properly, that's pathetic.
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>>7287800
>Is there fits problem straight the mold, a snapfag would know.

No you wouldn't. You would think a kit is garbage exactly because parts don't snap together. A lot of regular model kits have holes to slot into, but not snap into. But a stupid snapfag would bitch about it being a "loose connection" because using glue is something beyond them even if the manual demands it.

>>7287738
>no complaints about the fit
>all complaints about how it doesn't function or is as solid as a toy

Thanks for proving my point. And good job using a misguided picture of a scratch as a result of packaging error and not the quality of the kit itself.
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>>7287754
thats weird, i'm also a mac who was matched with someone from NC and i just got a guntank in the mail today

the mystery of the macs continues
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New thread; >>7287823
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>>7287639
It was supposed to be snap fit.

But luckily for it, critical problems like the Volks Shadow Flare's shoulder were avoided.
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>>7287115
aa wtf i wanted one
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>>7283443
The leg armor doesn't seem to line up but looks easy to fix. Looks like it'd be fun to paint and weather.

>45$ W/ S+H

Oh fuck yes.



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