Prior thread:>>8741400 (archived)News:ASRA Tamamonomae announced!BK Lancer reprint announcedFAG Magatsuki Kikka announcedGuilty Princess POs! https://special.goodsmile.info/guiltyprincess/Upcoming releases:>Feb: FAG Snow Miku, MD Bottoms set, BK Exorcist, DTA Persona Aigis, DTA Asuka & unit 02, CC Tanio Alb/Atr>Mar: AGA MD Sitara Ganesha, Standalone Ganesha Armor, DTA Valka, Gattai Atlanger>Apr: Frame Arms Girl Hresvelgr Ater Summer Vacation Ver, Hand Scale Stylet XF-3 Low Visibility Ver, HoiHoi-san & HoiHoi-san Mini -Alice Color Set- , Sousai Shojo Teien Koyomi Takanashi [Ryobu High School Winter Clothes] In Development>FAG: Kagatsuchi , Kongou, Hand Scale Architect, Durga I, Magatsuki Tachibana>MD: Amaterasu, Susanoo, 2 new designs by Ebikawa, Eva 01>AGA MD: Sugumi, Koashi Mutsumi >DA: Undeadress>Sousai Shoujo Garden:, Ritsuka Saeki [summer], Travel set , Umbrella set >ArcaNadea: Lumitea, unknown>LBCS: Jibanyan Kozakura TsugumiWhere to buy second hand Shinkis:>Mandarake, Rakuten - search 武装神姫 and don't trust listing images.>Yahoo Japan Auctions, Suruga-ya - Tenso or proxies for non-japanese residences>Taobao - Proxy/International Shipping.>Check the BST threadsOfficial Skintone & Compatibility guides:>imgur.com/a/AQ4aRBuild your FAGs right:>gunpla.buyfags.moeReleases spreadsheet:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13P3M5e7RVIexJtr5je8wPy7EEfI1UEjWUn88iQBPykc/edit?usp=sharingPixiv, Tinami, Twitter, etc. tags:>武装神姫 [Busou Shinki]>フレームアームズ・ガール or FAガール [Frame Arms Girl]>メガミデバイス [Megami Device]>デスクトップアーミー [Desktop Army]>創彩少女庭園 [Sousai Shoujo Garden]>アルカナディア [ArcaNadea]Come chat!:>discord.gg/PhffwC8Guide:>https://docs.google.com/document/d/17kIQkTbSQOIVahREFmycWhobDnftvuSPTOcz7aSMOnA/pub
>>8772011>>8771865>>8771069I was a backer on the crowdfunding project. One of the key promises of the project was that backers would get them first, and that backers would have access to special colour variations exclusive to the campaign.-They released everything, including the "crowdfunding exclusive" (that's the "CF" variations) versions at events in Akihabara a month before the release date which was when they said they'd shipped to backers-Then they announced that they'd be taking pre-orders on their online store, and add special hand parts as a bonus for ordering directly from them. When backers asked if they'd be getting the hand parts they were told "lol nope" -Release date came but there was a shipping delay and backers didn't get them until 2-3 weeks later-The "crowdfunding campaign exclusive" models were never once exclusive and they just kept selling them at events, through their online store, and on Amazon (though they did eventually run out of stock)The kits themselves kind of suck, especially the bizarre ball and socket shoulder joint. The weird (18cm) size also makes it so that it's basically impossible to get clothes or accessories for them, they're way too big for 1/12 and way too small for 1/6. The three faces have the exact same expression and just have the eyes pointing in different directions, and there's only two types of hands (open and clenched fists). If you want the hand parts for actually holding stuff you need to buy the garage kit weapon set sold separately (which wasn't even released until like half a year after the first kits came out).
>>8772319>I was a backer on the crowdfunding project
Any one have pic related, is she any good?
>>8772475She is very good Brother but you need to watch out for her hair since it keeps falling as well as the ribbons in her pantie... underwear... these also keep falling regularly. Not really recommended but if you want, you can superglue these parts...
Yey! New Thread Brothers! I guess instead of the usual reposts I'll post Original Content... Here I show a locker! That's what is missing in this Classroom. It's so ubiquitous in Anime with School Settings it just had to be there.
>>8772506Unfortunately, the available 1/12 locker on the market is... small... too small! As usual, if you wanted something to be done properly, you have to do it yourself. A few hours later and I now have this FA Girl compatible School Locker. It's large enough to fit Frame Arms Girl Sol Hornet
>>8772507HECK! Is even large enough to fit two FA Girl Materia's... I'm still thinking of a future skit where I could utilize this furnishing but for now, it's comforting to know it's there when I need it Brothers...
>>8772475Pretty good, although I suggest a little customization - I used the extended jointed ball pegs from a white MD POM runner in place of her original ballpoint pegs, and drilled 3mm wells in place of the original hair sockets to make sure her new twintail pegs seated well. Could have countersunk the jointed piece better but I lack a 4mm bit for that.
>>8772475I don't because I have an awkward aversion for Brave series... But I want to ask a question nobody answered anywhere.With half and half on Brave Girl armor out of Brave Series mecha (GaoGaiGar, Exkaiser, J-Decker, Goldran), which Brave mech do you want next? And do you think once we get all eight armors for Brave Girl, do you think we'll get a video game based on the concept with the girl as the main protagonist?
>>8772827I want Black Might Gaine and for them to finally give us a prototype of GaoFighGar Girl, and I doubt we're gonna get a Brave Girl game, the Exkaiser, J-Decker and Goldran armors are very lazy and I've never seen any images of people displaying Brave Girl with them. They're probably just a feature for the sake of having it be a feature.
>>8772837I also want regular Might Gaine or Great Might Gaine, but we would eventually get all eight of the main Brave machines (including Fighbird, Da-Garn, and Dagwon).
just bought this since I'm hesitant to start with the pricier kits. anyone build it before ?
>>8772865She's one of the 3 MS girl kits Bandai didn't make ugly.
>>8772882One day Bandai will do a Gyanko with a good face
>>8772882I dunno man, the face is still pretty fucked if you don't mod it.
I don't know if I should give SOL Raptor a womb tattoo she's too cute
>>8773015Raptor is not for lewdOnly bully
>>8773015Do it. Give her something else to be bullied over.
>>8772475Yes but she needs bigger tits
Alright fellas which one are we using?
Really hoping the bottom sets release the same day.>>8773252One of the ones on the bottom right
>>8773476I got fed up of waiting so I used a bottom middle decal on her, but I'll remember to throw on a bottom right decal on whichever little lady I decal next for you.
>>8773533Bottom middle looks good, too. Thankfully a lot of these kits have more than one tummy plate so you can actually use multiple decals.
Built my first FAG kit today. I need to get some sandpaper so I can clean her up, but overall I'm super happy with how she turned out! She's such a cutie.
>>8774364how long did the build take? did you use hobby knife or nipper to get nubs as close down as you did?
>>8774369About 4 hours I think? But I work very slow. And I haven't put the other optional parts together yet.I used a pair of hobby nippers to cut them as close as I could and finished off with a nail file since I don't have proper sandpaper sticks yet. I didn't go too hard cause I didn't wanna fuck up the plastic around the nubs.
>>8774379nice. I tend to work slow as well. it looks like you have good control with the file. I tried using a file a couple of times, but I like the hobby knife more. I haven't built a FAG yet, but the Bandai human kits I've built like Ultraman and DBZ usually take around 4 or so hours for me.
>>8774364I think you mean you need a hobby knife, with some skill it will leave the plastic looking much cleaner. Improper sanding techniques can ruin a figure, especially when it isn't going to be completely painted.>>8774074The art for this kit is fucking amazing, its a terrible shame the head sculpts look like complete dog shit. >>8773521Ok? Thanks for posting someone's custom with no further information.
>>8774401Do I just scrape off the little nub marks? I guess I always assumed I'd have to sand it down with a fine grained sandpaper.
>>8774467Both. If it's easy enough to scrap off then you scrape it off. Then you need to use the typical range of sandpaper grits to get it nice and smooth. Because even if you think you're perfectly cutting the remaining nub off, you're not. There's ALWAYS going to be some kind of mark or blemish.
>>8774478Okay yeah, that makes sense. I'll pick up a hobby knife along with some sandpaper sometime so I can give this kit some tlc.
>>8774401>I don't know how to google translate
>>8773521>>8774401The info is literally right there? Twitter auto-translates too so you can't even cry you just didn't want to click the link. 72 Ghost (famous in the community) is making a custom body that will be sold soon.
Just got my first airbrush and compressor (Iwata Neo Air compressor+brush kit)Any advice for someone who's never handled one besides practice on something before I take it to a kit?
>>8774485When you get a hobby knife I'd recommend getting both the standard type and a chisel type. I was terrible at removing the nubs with the standard type but the chisel type is perfect for me.
>>8774821Not him, but I'm the opposite with my knife tips. I can trim and clean well with the standard tip, but that's mostly because the only other spare tips I have are scoring blades. Would you recommend getting familiar with a chisel tip?>>8774814Get familiar with cleaning your airbrush. Practice spraying on spoons and spent runners, or even just paper. And have fun!
>>8774074>forest green and lemon yellowIs the guy who designed this shit colorblind?
>>8774821>>8774873As far as nub removal goes, this is in my opinion the best knife for it. The blade is small, so it rarely slips from what you are trying to cut. I also like to break the tips off then round the top of the blade so it doesn't leave any scuffs on the plastic if you get your angle wrong.I buried the blade in my index finger once. It was not a fun experience.
>>8774917You mean the colors eastern dragons use when they arent red? Shenron would like a word yith you.
>>8772319I know there's some valid hate but I really want their catgirl gk.She could be like the giant mama to all my robo kemono mimi girls.
>>8774917Shut up, racist.
>>8774401>>8774637Updated pics just now. I wish the vaginal mound was more pronounced, I'm a camel toe kinda bro. But damn if the rest isn't *chef's kiss*
>>8775514>>8774401>>8774637I mean *wolf whistle, eyes pop out of head, tongue hits the floor, etc*
Aoshima really stepped up the hair and face for Klan compared to the regular VF-25 lady, great colours too.
>>8775787How’s the jet without the stickers?
>>8775806Haven't started the VF yet, but there's fucking 3 sheets of stickers, so it's gonna be very very "plain" without them or a lot of painting.
>>8775787Mine's still in my private warehouse waiting for my ass upgrades to come in so it can ship. Hurry up, Koto...
https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1158782845&ref=list&categoryCode=020103&lang=enG.N Project Wolf up on Mandy for 7k yen
First FA girl arrived today! I really want to get started on her asap, but debating if I ought to wait for the HG Zaku I picked up to come in first so I can get a bit of practice working with kits beforehand. Any advice for a relative beginner before I dive in?
>>8776274I just started with kits a few months ago. When are you getting the Zaku? If it's in a few days, then I'd say wait so you can get more practice in. If it's a week or more, I'd say dive into the build because it sounds like you're really excited to get into it.Also do you have your nipper, hobby knife and/or sandpaper?
>>8775514>>8775517It looks good, it just looks a bit too child like for my taste. The shoulders are going to look rather strange with the angle they sit at from certain perspectives.
>>8775514>I wish the vaginal mound was more pronounced, I'm a camel toe kinda bro.
>>8776274Are bionicles an entrypoint into an interest in model kits?>debating if I ought to wait for the HG Zaku I picked up to come in first so I can get a bit of practice working with kits beforehand. Any advice for a relative beginner before I dive in?its always good to practice on something you dont mind screwing up on, but you can probably build the model just fine without it if you dont plan on painting it straight away/at all. Its just cutting and nub removal.Im in the same place as you and the only thing Ive been unsure about is sanding down pegs.
>>8776643Can't wait to see these come out in 2027.
>>8776452Yeah, got some solid nippers and a hobby knife ready to go, and I went out of my way to get a pack of nice flexible sanding sticks when I got this kit, which arrived earlier in the week. I've also got panel lining markers coming with the zaku kit to pretty up things. The other kit was supposed to be here on the 12th originally, but I think it got held up by the snow or something because the tracking site says it's still a few states away. The site says it's coming on the 14th, but I'd be surprised if it did at this point. >>8776668I don't really know myself honestly. I was never into action figures or model kits as a kid, but I've always loved the shit out of lego, and even moreso bionicle. I feel like they don't really give you a good reference point to start from though, considering there isn't much overlap with how they go together, or what your end up doing st the higher levels of engagement within their respective hobby spaces. I've only very recently started getting into figures and models, but it's definitely fun to see them on the shelf next to my bonks, though the stark difference in scale is pretty funny to see coming from mostly a lego-centric background.With how I'm feeling tonight, I'm thinking now I'm just gonna hop into the FAG kit tonight and not wait any longer. I've been really dying for a project to occupy me for a few weeks now and the anticipation is kill me. I'll make sure take it slow though. Wish me luck anons, thanks for the advice!
>>8775514>I wish the vaginal mound was more pronouncedNo thenkyou.
>>8776668Bionicles are for dummies.
>>8776814Bro you just murdered him.
>>8776699sounds like you're good to go anon! good luck!
>>8776901I have no stake in this argument, I just want an excuse to repost this.
>>8776935Its not an argument, but simple fact.However, I too would just like to post images atm
>>8775806It's EXCEPTIONALLY plain without the stickers. Almost offensively so. It's pretty neat, still, but holy fuck does it need lots of detailing done.>>8775514To be fair my man, you could totally achieve that look with an incredibly minor amount of modification. Just use a scribe to get that line you're lookin' for, heat the piece up so it's more pliable, and then you can puff the sides of said line out a bit.
All finished up, and very cute! Kotobukia really impressed me here - even without any paint or anything, the kit looks great (discounting my nub marks at least). All the extra weapons and optional parts are great too. All told, a pretty fun 5 hours putting her together - very much looking forward to doing more of these girls in the future.
>>8777494Get a real camera for photography.
>>8777487>All told, a pretty fun 5 hours putting her together - very much looking forward to doing more of these girls in the future.Very nice anon, you have much more patience than I to build her all in one sitting, only done a practice gundam so far and it took me awhile.>even without any paint or anything, the kit looks greatI agree, I think the kits look pretty good just assembled. The only addition I've been considering once I start on my kits is using pencil under topcoat to add some shading on the hair and skin
Klan with the Super parts is a bit nuts. Those huge boosters get in the way of her huge hair, and the manual seems to just give up for sticker instructions for the chest armor and missile pods, to the point where there's no dedicated stickers for the Armored chest plate? You can use 2 for the VF on it just about fine, a little bit but whatever, but there's nothing for the center section. Very strange decision to be honest. The only waterslide decals she comes with are eyes and a V.F.G logo, no generic SMS decals or branding like the previous VF-25 came with, which just feels daft. Klan herself is pretty perfect though, no faults with her, and they did a good job with the Super pack itself, all the tiny verniers on the Boosters are seperate pieces so they're easy to paint if needs be, wish the missiles were a seperate piece but they're probably easy enough to slap a bit of red on.
>>8777487awesome anon! does it all fit together tightly? I haven't built a FA kit before
>>8777509Will do consider Brother... also the report abusing discord bro is back and got my post deleted so I'm reposting it again...
>>8777487My original reply was falsely reported by the usual discord bro so I'm reposting my previous post...>It's a slippery slide Brother... a very fun and slippery slide... just don't overdo it like I do and you will be fine Brother...
A swarm of Sol Hornets...
I totally forgot what I'm parodying with this image but here is Sol Hornet with pot on head... for no apparent reason...
After trying several materials for curtain for FA Girl Classroom project including cloth, onion skin, tissue paper... I decided to settle on Tracing Paper... this material is translucent enough to imitate an actual curtain if hit by sun and is easy to work with... current progress so far...
>>8778038Here's a zoom out shot. Please excuse not so good image, I currently do not have a nice camera phone at the moment...
>>8774814Don't use too much paint, you don't have to pull the trigger at 100% to get good coverage
>post got caught up in fatfuck spamOops lol
>>8777818That hair sure could use some detailing>>8777487Styko needs her decals
>>8777487I hate her stupid smile, looks like a bimbo
>>8778366The hair on Klan, while needing some detailing, is a heck of a lot better than the standard VF-25, they really stepped up their game for her face and hair there.>>8778657>blond Stylet with those huge silicone breasts that one guy on booth makes for MDs and like Gene's rear or a similar one
>>8777768If nothing else, one thing all the lego autism prepared me for was sitting in one place for multiple hours hunched over a table of tiny plastic parts. My back was not pleased at the end though, I need to stretch more. Pic related is where is my ad-hock workstation for this. I've still got to get around to those tamiya kits, but the prospect of glue has been scaring me a bit.
>>8778007Everything was surprisingly tight - the only loose pieces that stuck out to me were the little thrusters inset in the back of the big jetpack, but even those still stay put alright. A good thing too, there are a lot of really tiny parts, and not many spares.>>8778020I'll try my best anon, but I've quickly found myself with a pretty hefty wishlist already....The megami device kits have already been calling to me - Asra Archer is next on the docket I'm thinking. And is that collection yours? That's quite a display!>>8778366Very true! I've never used waterslides, so I'll be interest to see how they work.>>8778657I, for one, love her smug, even if it invites the slight urge to bully.
>>8778657What's that, you say? Gyaru Styko build time?
>>8778696>hunched over a tableYou need to raise your work surface.
>>8778657Shit taste. Her cockiness is what sells it, which also pairs well with her embarrassed/shocked face.
>>8767123Viola arrived rather quickly. So far, I'm actually rather impressed at how different some of her torso articulation is. It's certainly not perfect, but not as terrible as I was expecting. There are a handful of parts that have needed glue, but that's not a big deal for me. I'm just glad that the plastic is easy to work with, save for the red runners. She's probably going to be subject to some heavy modifications.
>>8778821Aye. The line isn't like, complete crap or anything. There's some interesting aspects to it. It's just that they should totally be WAY better than they are considering their cost and how long they've had to improve on them by now. Some of their designs are REALLY good after you've put some work into them though.
>>8779030Still, the QRD was appreciated. Now that I've done the gauntlets (the reason I got her), I retract my acceptance of the plastic quality. Luckily, I think I'll paint them anyway. But the double-jointed elbows, the FAG/MD hybrid waist, pretty cool features to see. What's interesting is that taking a close look at some parts reveals how they were molded directly from SLA 3D-printed parts. Gives me encouragement to whip up custom parts.
>>8778821>>8779195Like i said before, primula and voilet are not very good. The white and flesh parts are actually quite nice, but that is counter to the poor quality of the black, and shit quality of the red. Those red runners from those two kits have the worst quality i have ever experienced in a plastic model.MEANWHILE, Voilet's red is almost perfect, and Iris is a great kit in most aspects. I only hope cosmos and the loli keep the quality of those two and don't regress to ball chan levels.
>>8779195>>8778821Also i find that thanks to how soft violas white plastic is, its it's really easy to shave down her sides to make the torso flow a bit better between the top and bottom.
>>8779213I may have to try Iris sometime, then. She's awfully sexy, so that's reason enough. Thanks, Nidy2D. You've got me looking forward to keeping an eye out for the new ones now. I really ought to lurk more frequently.
>>8779213>Those red runners from those two kits have the worst quality i have ever experienced in a plastic model.Not who you're talking to, but how about the recolors for both kits. IIRC there are versions of each that don't have red plastic, so I'm curious how those hold up in comparison.
>>8779414I'm willing to bet that the other color variants are all the same. Any of the shinier runners felt bad to cut and clean. The shiny red, black, and white all felt like that. Any runners used for the main body were softer and more forgiving.
>>8778782As someone with back/neck problems, listen to this anon.
>>8779414>>8779464All the color variants use the same type super hard plastic for those runners. The molds themselves are the majority of the issue since (especially on viola) the parts don't assemble the way they are supposed to without modification. Primula's feet and anything on viola that is composed of primarily red show this the best. Hell, the chest armor peg on my viola was broken out of the package.To further elaborate on viola, her body is actually pretty good, albeit with some boneheaded design decisions. For instance, her leg armor locks her ankle tilt into an unusable position, it can still go back and forth, but the shape makes it so poses in anything that isn't flat footed will topple over from glancing at it. Her claws aren't toleranced properly, so the shit tier polycaps practically disintegrate from use. The armored head has big gaps between the face plate and ear armor where hair should have been, but instead she just gets big holes. Primula, since she doesn't have any extra bits beyond a couple of armor parts, actually feels a bit better than viola. She isn't better than viola. At all. She has the same dumb ankle design, but with worse feet with pointless toe articulation. Bare in mind she has heels. A toe bend UP with heels. Her torso is more complex than almost anything spare figurize asuna, and it kind of works ok for a back bend, not much for forward but its ok. Her articulation is fairly normal, but she is pretty much a brick without a stand. Personal gripe, but i wish she had a shorter body type, it would fit her dumb happy faces better.
Since I talked about the bad ones i might as well talk about the good ones.Iris has two flaws. Both are fixable with moderate modeling skill. First, her hair joints suuuuuuck, they have long thin pegs and everything about them is too tight. To fix them, shave the peg diameter and shorten them enough that should pressure from the hair get to be too much they simply fall off. Not the best fix, but its better than fixing a tiny joint. Her other issue is some mold defects on the light purple parts. They aren't as bad as on viola, but are still a bit annoying. Other than that she is awesome, great poseability, feels solid, and is actually pretty fun to build. A stand makes her shine, especially considering how expressive she is. Great kit.Rose is great. I have my rose on a stand. Rose needs a stand. She is super top heavy, her weapon modes are unwieldy, not helped by her armor jutting out in random directions. Her materials are alomst perfect, there is some strange stuff going on with some nub placement but its not anything i haven't seen on other kits. Some stuff is too tight, but nothing is loose. Aside from her head and torso articulation being blocked by armor and not being very good respectively, she poses fine, again her armor blocks a whole lot of poses. Her hair joints are realy ugly, her feet are super weird too. Her un-armored body has some strange proportions as well, wich is totally not made worse by those weird ass feet. She uses essentially the same arms as the other fiore kits, has very long slim legs and has a super short torso... seriously, her feet are almost as tall as her whole lower torso. God she is silly looking... I really like Rose, she is weird, but its a character filled weird. It's like some of the less humanoid zeon moble suits, shes unique.
Hello frens, i just wanted to check in and see ... which store is recommended for koto Fag/megumi kits, and any other kits to look into? I have a Gundam May kit wanting to be built, and I’ve seen the A.T.K. Girl kits on Zaku and I think youseegundams channel. I’m familiar with UsaGundamstore and HLJ, and not too much of a fan of AmiAmi’s site layout but I’ll use if recommended. Thoughts?
>>8780091Hello Brother!... You may want to check Mandarake once in a while because people who is unfortunate enough to go through hard times, sell their products there so you might encounter some out of prints kits there...
>>8780091AmiAmi has pretty much all Fag/MD and gunpla kits, but once something is out of stock it takes a while to appear again. If something is sold out then look on Mandarake.
>slapped some TS-80 topcoat on my Sol Raptor at long last>Everything looks great>But her chest has frostingFuck, was it semi gloss that could undo that or am I remembering that wrong?
>>8780211Just sand it off and try again.
>>8778038>>8778044Tiny incremental daily progress... slow and steady, we're getting closer to completion. FA Girl Anime Classroom Diorama... this time it's clock, Speaker and corner table...
>>8780217Turns out it's probably not frosting, it's worse. My mother turned on the tumbledryer after I was waiting for Raptor to dry so I could move her from the garage into the house for better curing, and I'm guessing the humidity and crap from the tumbledryer is now all over Raptor and her matt finish.
>>8780332You can wash everything off with some isopropyl alcohol if nothing else helps
>>8780359Yeah, that's my plan for later, give eveything a wash with isopropyl, rinse her down, and she should be dry by morning for a 2nd attempt, and make sure to move her out of the garage befote anymore cocks up happe.. Just gotta be careful with the decaled sections. Thank god I was lazy and didn't do many decals.
>>8780091First off i assume if your familiar with usagundamstore your from the us. Secondly >>8780117 is a dumbass, use mandrake as a last resort. You should be able to find most mass release kits fairly easily. Key is most since sometimes you may need to pop on yahoo Japan and do a bit of searching to find the best price for kits that have been out of print for a while.Usagundamstore, gundamplanet, bbts, amiami, hobbysearch and hlj are the most reputable in my experience. They all have flaws, but its all your going to get stateside. Usagundamstore seems to have less stock than the others, bbts likes to cancel preorders, hlj has a website from 1996. Gundamplanet is well rounded, but is much slower in getting stock than everything save bbts who get stock a month or two after they say it will be. Hobbysearch is pretty much bootleg amiami at this point. Both get stock on release both have low prices, but then have nuts shipping that offsets the price. Amiami also sells "preowned" items at discount. This really just means the box is a bit dinged up or a part might have popped off the runner. The preowned stuff is great, you can get what is essentially a 60-80$ kit for 30$ sometimes.For exclusive/limited/rare stuff yahoo japan is best if you wait for deals, lots of listings come and go quite regularly. I got the remodeling sets for lancer and launcher there for 100$ before shipping, and nightmaster architect for 70$. Mandrake has an alert system to tell you when something is in stock somewhere, but i find it only alerts you once the item is sold out again. Don't use ebay. Thats a quick way to get ripped off. I regularly see the bullet knights on there for 200$+ wich is practically highway robbery. Usagundamstore, gundamplanet, and bbts are all stateside so their shipping is usually the best if you feel like waiting for the kits while everyone who ordered strait from a local Japanese store has theirs already.
>>8780396If it where just the frosting issue using a hairdryer on low to gently heat the part should do the trick. Otherwise you'll probably just need to put some thinner on a paper towel and dab the topcoat off.>>8780586What are you trying to tell us?
What's with all the hatred of female plamo girls ?
>>8780091Ignore >>8780117, >>8780190Mandy will rape you with their fucked up shipping prices.UGS is fine as long as you're not POing. Had my order fucked up too many times and they don't even give you a full refund for their fuck-ups.BBTS is pretty good but unlike UGS, they don't have a coupon. Shipping is cheap though, so compare the prices.For places outside the US, HLJ, amiami, 1999 are the places to go.I mainly use HLJ because of their warehouse thing.
>>8780644As opposed to male plamo girls?
>>8780644Hatred?... Maybe some people are upset because some pre-orders are gone very fast (example, the Black Wolf Mech Girl from AmiAmi) and/or maybe expensive price but except for the horrible faceplates sculpt of Bandai Mecha Musume... I do not see any reason why hate Mecha Girls so much Brother...
>>8780645I'm with you on those choices, but I've never had Mandy kill me too badly with shipping prices, especially from their Sahra store. AmiAmi on the other hand not giving an estimate on shipping costs has fucked me over a few times, but having new, sale and pre-owned items all in one place is great. Just some swings and some roundabouts to add in.
>>8780649>>8780656No, because of some graderaging shitposters
>>8780659U lucky then.Mandy made me pay 4k yen just to ship 1 MD, 3~4k for figmas, and that's before covid.I'd never use them unless it's something completely out-of-print.As for amiami, I usually use hlj's estimate and add 200 yen to it.
>>8780644You mean the gundam girls or the entirety of ‘anime girl plastic model kits’?
>>8780676Damn, 4k yen? My last Mandy order for a FAG and some M.S.G bits was only 2k, and back last year when everything was real bad I got 2 FAGs and another toy for less than 3k yen. Weird there's such a big difference in prices.
>>8780685Ikr?Maybe price differs between shops or something. I remember one of them was the nakano shop.
>>8780668Because I'm smart you see ;)
>>8780700Very strange, I ordered two SHFs and a RD for a smidge less than 2k yen from the Nakano store last year. When in doubt use the Sahra store I guess.
>>8780683The entirety of anime girl plastic model kits
Started as a simple curiosity what would Frame Arms Girl Sol Hornet's hair would look like if it is different colors... I'm not gonna deny I had a bit of fun doing this...
>>8780778>you're shooting blanks anyway>Says the guy that can't get hard
>>8780797>Says the guy that gets hard looking at my Johnson...
>>8780796A bit of Green hair...
>>8780802>Says the guy that doesn't have a johnson
>>8780676>>8780700Depends on region and what they’re shipping. Also store and what box size they even have available. Sahra is their warehouse so has everything marked accurately for shipping but everywhere else is a tossup on if the store employee stuck picking your choice off of a in-store shelf and packing your figure to ship it has a suitable box size available.Mandarake is still a really good place to buy figures second hand in general. But there are better places to get still-in-production kits like most of the lines we talk about in this thread.
>>8780810>Even I do not endorse shitposting you seekek
>>8780595Lunar Toy Store is my go-to for US releases. Don't know why I prefer them but I haven't had a bad experience yet.
>>8780608Your typical posts prove otherwise. Mandrake seldom has many kits available outside extremely common ones. Along with high shipping from most sellers, why the hell would anyone use that site when yahoo Japan does it better?
>>8779726>>8779798So I looked back in the manual and those bad runners were polyethylene resin. I guess I know what to avoid or mentally prepare for whenever I see PE again.>shit tier polycaps practically disintegrate from useI'll have to keep an eye on this.Otherwise, thanks for the additional info. I'll be keeping them in mind for whenever I have the hankering for a quick girl begging for customization. I'm enjoying Viola on her own more than I expected. Plus giving me the choice between a bare or corseted chest was a really cute gesture.
>>8774379Damn anon. Great work on the kit. I need one now lol
Frame Arms Girl Sol Hornet about to feast on... Fried Tofu...
>>8780595>>8780190>>8780645>>8780869Thank you for the Plamo shopping advice. Going to have a pair of these shadow purple kagekoromo Asra Archer and ninja come home, whichll probably get me moving on building some Gundams(mm Sandrock and BF Altron) and the Gundam May finallly!
>>8780967>those chunks at the end
>>8780586female pattern baldness looks like THAT?
>>8780967>lewding SylphyC E A S E
>>8781014>>8781370>>8781411but the way he made custom parts and hand drawn face is pretty informativethe other videos as well
https://shop.kotobukiya.co.jp/shop/arrival/arrival_schedule.aspx?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=210212Ass upgrades on the 19th YESSS
to shinkis vet, should i buy Libierte?like are there any glaring issues with this fig?
>>8781728>are there any glaring issues with this fig?She's got downs syndrome, also i think someone mentioned her armor being finicky back in the day.
>>8781728Shes got a big head and isnt the cutest.If you can get her for $40 or less then shes good
>>8781728I have her blue opposite and the weirdest shit happened where the paint on her torso pieces got all sticky and gummy in storage. I have a lot of shinkis and no others did this. The mecha/Vic Viper part is cool though.
Anyone have any pics of what builds I can make with two MMS Murmeltier? I used to have a bunch saved but that was two computers ago
>>8781855Just wash it with warm water and dish soap, remove the screws so they dont rust.
Getting a thin dark line after melting together thigh seams no matter how much I'm sanding. Is the plastic just discolored?
>>8781898You prolly got dirt in there while it was curing.
>>8781898Did you use Tamiya extra thin or some other filler-free cement? If not, that can cause discoloration.
>>8781855That would be the good ol' plasticizer leaking issue some shinki have. Eventualy it will ruin the tampos on her. Sometimes it gets bad enough you can see droplets of it.
>>8781931Extra thin>>8781911Guess I learned my lesson to wash and sand a little bit beforehand
>>8781941Nah, the Vic Viper sisters have an issue with their paint, it get sticky for some reason.
>>8781984You can still fix it. Just dig out the dirt and use some runner bits and thin cement to make a slurry and use that to fill it back in.
>>8782003A couple years back hasbro released a prowl figure under transformers universe that had that problem. The white paint would yellow severely and become like improperly mixed epoxy. It stuck to everything and you could rub it off by lightly touching it. It was super gross.
Alright everybody, Exorcist comes out tomorrow (17th). Sugumi goes up for preorder as well.
>>8782237Pic didn't attaaaaach
>>8780586That's the best place to remove the faceplate
>>8782237>>8782247I'm going to play a game Brothers... two games!... first, a game where I will count the days I will be able to resist pre ordering this... and second, resist the temptation to order more than one (1) copy... let's see how well will I do...
>>8780328Hmm... It seems I made a whoopsie and purchased an insufficient amount of wood laminate for the flooring as pointed by a very dissapointed Frame Arms Girl Sol Hornet...
>>8782526And here is another view Brothers... is starting to looks good :)
>>8782528And is view for afars...
>>8782528not your blog
>>8782532looks really good desu
>>8782948Glad she comes with the wings of light efects. None of her pics had them, i was getting worried.
Ms general put out a new kits prototype pics. Hope the head isn't still shit.Wonder if there will be a deluxe version with four more sets of wings or some shit.
>>8783151That's a neat design in general, but I gotta say... the feet feel like they're WAY too big. That style of foot is fine, but it feels like it's maybe twice or so larger than it needs to be.
a few hours until suggy preorders fucking opensmust....stay......awake........
>not sure if I really want Sugumi enough to deal with preordering>changing my mind later means I'd either have to wait forever for a reissue or pay out the ass on the aftermarket>already have a mountain of kits that I still have to build>many of which I preordered due to the aboveIs this what hell is
>>8783729The only winning option is to build moar.
>>8783729This is our own special hell. One that only us masters may experience. The answer is to dive deeper into this hell. Immerse yourself in it. More plastic. More little ladies.
>>8783729>tfw your stuff is still stuck in jap because of covid taxI wish I had a mountain of kits to build.....
Got my G.N Wolf today I think she's great but the tail really messes with her abdomen because all the weight from the tail/booster.Shipping was insane too like 4k from Mandarake for DHL. Worker just tossed it into the biggest box imaginable.
>>8783729Brother... it is hell only if you allow it. Here is serious talks I give to you...>Do you Want is? If Yes, Proceeds, If No, Then Stop>Do you Need it? If Yes, Then Proceeds, If No, Then Stop>CAn you Afford it?... If Yes, then Proceed with Proeorde Sugumi... , If No, Then StopI am someone who owns 31 pieces of Jinrai and multiple copies of everys single FA Girls out there because I can confidently answer all three with yes. I love them. I love them VERY MUCH but at the end of the day you have to realize no matter how much sentimental value each of them has for you, they are still pieces of plastics dolls. Cute ones but never EVER let it take over your life choices and decisions and must be sure you are always in control and above. While I currently speak retardese, my advice to you is genuine... anyway, the power is yours...
Sugumi with her tops open and wings of light active.
>>8784043Wondering why they put mechanical detail in the WoL. The game version doesn't have anything like that, the wings are just big wispy booster efects. It also looks like either her proportions got crunched a bit, or she put on some weight.
Aaaand sold out. Somehow I had better luck getting Wonfes GN Wolf then I did getting a Sugumi PO on Amiami
>>8784068How the fuck? I checked ten minutes ago if it was up it wasn't, now po is closed? Was there only three available or some shit?
>>8784079Happen to me right when I was in the middle of checking out.
>>8784079Amiami tends to have very short PO windows for Koto kits for some reason. There'll probably be another short one like usual, but you can just wait for her to go up on HLJ and some of the other places within the next couple of hours. They usually last longer there.
>>8784092Less than ten minutes though? Seriously though, it isnt a big deal, amiami usually reopens preorders a couple of days later. Baselard was worse, i swear pos' didn't even open day one and she was sold out.
>>8784068>>8784079Brothers, check your local retailers. Normally they are reserved slots by their distributors. That's how I get my kits if I miss pre-orders from Amiami...
Still up on HLJ
>>8784105Thank you Brother! She is confirmed still up on HLJ. Secured one copy (and only 1 this time)...
>>8784102Yup! The last couple have gone just like that too. It's fucking insane. Pretty sure it's a case of people legit refreshing the page to get it asap. Amiami is pretty popular even in Japan so I guess it makes sense.
>>8784043I dont quite like her, my wallet is safe.
>>8784103When are you going to get it through your thick autistic skull that not everyone here lives in the Philippines. Model shops are extremely rare in other countries you dunce. There isn't a dedicated model shop in my state let alone my town.
>>8784102>amiami usually reopens preorders a couple of days later.Do know when they do that normally? Is it at a fixed time of day, or could it pop back up at literally any time?I was hoping to get it off Ami to combine with other stuff I already preordered, so worst case scenario I can get it off KotoUS when it's put up for order there.
>>8784158No need to be rude and mad, plis calm down Brother, not everyone live in a situation like in your town and state where you do not have a dedicated model shop. Some locations other than yours have one or maybe a few model shops so to people living in them, is an option... plis calm down Brother...
>>8784166Stop posting here clown.>>8784165Keep an eye out for a while, magatsuki and baselard took about two days to pop back up if i recall. The sugumi that is up right now seems to be the one with the koto exclusive parts. The normal one should pop up eventually.
>>8784183>Stop posting here clown.No, deal with it Amigo>>8784165HLJ still has her up! But you need to hurry.
>play fighting games>have too much fun>miss suggy reservationFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK OFFFFFFF
>see all this talk about Sugumi>decide to check Hobbyfrontline>notice they're taking POs for the Low Visibility SOL reissuesNow my Tamamo will have a companion for the trip overseas in the form of Megami Device SOL Hornet.
>>8784212I feel your pain Brother... I will send you good wishes and good vibrations so you will have better luck next time when she comes out again on Ami, Koto, KotoUS...
>>8784218Yet HLJ and Ami Ami still don't have the low vis girls
>>8784243No idea whats going on with that. Bbts somehow has them, but amiami and hlj never opened preorders.
>>8784243And I couldn't find Sugumi on Frontline, although I could've sworn I saw her when I put down my PO on Tamamo. Weird, that.
Question for you all about Gourai:How many base body variants are there, 3? 1. Gourai Test Shot2. Gourai Kai Base Model3. Gourai Kai Base Model Kyakkyaufufu a WonderlandIs that is, or am I missing one?What is the difference between 2 and 3? Just the axe and hair parts? Thanks for any help friends.
http://en.kotobukiya.co.jp/product/product-0000004063/Plus Henshin for you to see.
So glad all these kits are selling out in 5 minutes in the middle of the day while non-neets are at work.
>>8784244Honestly, they probably simply just never put any orders in for them. This could be for numerous reasons, but as somebody that has missed out on stocking his store with new product for reasons as simple as Bandai not fucking advertising when they'll be accepting orders I can see something similar happening here. I doubt HLJ and Amiami willfully chose not to stock them as the Sol family are guaranteed sales, so it was most likely something simple like this.
>>8784256Never mind, I'm an idiot. There are only 2. I am seeing listings for one of them minus the DVD
>>8784426Guess I'm ordering through a US site. Thanks, that's not a bad theory
>>8784166You keep posting your 'advice' when it doesn't apply to the majority of people in this thread. Most of us are pretty fucked with local sellers, gunpla is a niche and girlpla basically does not exist where I'm from save for literally two retailers who bother stocking Koto things and that means 'buying local' comes at the cost of rape markups and another two months waiting time just to twist the knife. Euros are fucked, Bonglanders might as well be told to get another hobby.
>>8784563To further your point, barns and noble as well as think geek where actually stocking some gunpla for the past two years or so. Around October they removed their displays and stopped ordering new stock. I asked the think geek general manager why they where no longer stocking gundam and was met with the responce that model kits are too niche of a product to stock. At think geek. Where they sell 50$ pvc voltron figures and have a 10 meter long funko pop display.Outside of a specialty store you can't even buy gunpla let alone a model kit of a character from a japan exclusive game from a company nobody stocks products from.I live in a major city. There is not one place in the whole city that sells kotobukiya kits. The next state over there is one. In the whole state. Its a six hour drive one way. "Just buy from your local hobby store" is not only ignorant of the countries other people live, but it's actually kind of offensive that someone who professes to love and enjoy this hobby would willfully ignore the situations that other hobbyists may have.Moral of my story is simple; johincels advice is complete shit and almost always is.
>>8784956But that only applies to "YOUR" situation, not everyone has your circumstances and world is big big place... I understand and feel sorry about your situation but do you really have to throw a hissy fit everytime I post here Brother?Moral of my reply is simple; World doesn't revolve around you Brother. Hissy fit no good for Blood Pressure OK...
FRAME ARMS GIRL SOL HORNET with BUDGET STORMTROOPER and a suspicious looking droid...
>>8784962Historically, Frame Arms Girl Sol Hornet doesn't exactly get along with Sylphy's
>>8784990The list of incidents goes on an on... but you get the idea Brothers...
Exocrist-chan just shipped out. Was totally caught off guard by that release timing. Shipping wasn't bad either- 2800 for DHL to the US. Though, with my luck another snowstorm will roll through and delay her by a week.>>8784960While I get what you're trying to say, he's by and large correct. His situation applies to the majority, unfortunately. It's WELL KNOWN that most places outside of the typical Japan/China/Korea/Philippines/Malaysia/Indonesia corner of the world don't have local access to the shit we're into here. The majority of us will probably never even set foot in a store that actually sells, say, a Megami Device kit. Fucking Bandai kits aren't even that common anymore, let alone Koto stuff.
Topcoated Klan, wish Tamiya's clear topcoat was glossier but I'll use what I can get. Exocrist looks really cute and she is very tempting to get.
>>8784986>>8784989>>8784990>>8784993Speaking of Desktop Army... Potato toasters are finally out. Anyone got them?Potato toasters, as in Desktop Army (potato) Persona Collab Aigis (toaster).
BROTHERS! HURRY! MEGAMI DEVICE: KANAGATA SUGUMI (ALICE GEAR AEGIS) IS BACK AND OPEN AGAIN ON HLJ!!!I ALREADY PURCHASED MINE EARLIER BUT I CANNOT BUY MORE THAN ONE...
For Eurofags: Sugumi is up for PO on Hobbyfrontline too now.
>>8784956>johincels advice is complete shit and almost always is.put it in the OP
>>8785186Yes go ahead, I dare you to do it Discord Brother... let's see how it will end up... XD
>>8785186I like how his response to getting blown the fuck out in an argument is to dump a bunch of his food blog bullshit.
>>8784956>johincels advice is complete shit and almost always is.Amen
>>8785235I'm posting FA Girl Sol Hornet in relation to a post. What are you on about?... But if you really wanted, I resume posting them Brother :)
>>8785236Yep, Same old Safespace Discord Brothers are in full force again in this thread...
>>8785235If we're going into full semantics which I assure you I find enjoyable doing. My argument still stands, I just decided to back down after user >>8785060 pointed out a good argument regarding people's location and difficulty in securing KOTO girls which stemmed from an great advice which I give with good intentions... thus I backed down in respect to his decent reply. So yes, please think before you post. But if you want I can go down a notch to match your intelligence level my Brother since I can clearly see you really wanted to start another round of shitposting here... I can play the same Autism game you wanted to play... I'll be waiting for your low quality reply...
>>8785060>While I get what you're trying to say, he's by and large correct. His situation applies to the majority, unfortunately. It's WELL KNOWN that most places outside of the typical Japan/China/Korea/Philippines/Malaysia/Indonesia corner of the world don't have local access to the shit we're into here. The majority of us will probably never even set foot in a store that actually sells, say, a Megami Device kit. Fucking Bandai kits aren't even that common anymore, let alone Koto stuff.OK, I get it. I understand not everyone is conveniently located near a lot of shops with readily available KOTO kits and may also be annoyed of this fact. To make sure that I don't offend our unfortunate Brothers, the next time I post advice, I will try and specify who is the intended recipient. I hope you find this compromise acceptable my Brother...
>>8784960>'hissy fit'Learn to read. You clearly didn't read what I had to say either. 4chan is deeply rooted in the English speaking internet so unsurprisingly a girlpla thread is going to be mostly westerners. Americans ITT struggle with merch being states (countries) away; the few British people in here don't even have that luxury or things like Think Geek (for that matter, the UK is almost a barren land for anything anime besides the most normie shit like DBZ and it's always statues at ridiculous prices or tacky printed T shirts). A few people including myself have asked about spare parts here and every time you tell us to go check a Facebook group or something. Most of us don't even touch that cancer but even if we did there's no one nearby selling off their extra faceplates and we won't pay ridiculous shipping just to half-used goods off YHA. I check Ebay UK for second hand MD and there literally just one guy flogging limbs for £10 each which is just insulting.
>>8785309OK I get it Brother... I apologize if I have somehow offended you. I didn't realize it was this difficult for you in Western Countries... I'm just trying to help in the way I can you know... Please do not be upset...
>>8785309There's really just not much of a community in america. I've tried to sell extra kits on FB and craigslist, but almost nobody knows what they are or cares. You just don't see them around. I'm lucky enough that there are a couple of model shops around me, but even there they only carry gunpla. They've never even heard of Koto's model lines
>>8785309That guy on ebay sometimes has some good bits in, I've bought a 2nd hand Volks Iris and some Picco Neemo bits from him before, but most of his stock now seems to just be spares from a lot of the chinese kits. Wonder what he does with the rest of the kits?
The upper torso 2.0 kits are pretty good, I like the improved sculpts and the all-ABS construction (apart from the POM shoulders, so when do we get POM ankles Koto?).
>>8785407Are the ankle joints that breakage-prone?
>>8785407Can't wait to get mine alongside my ass upgrades.
>>8785073Well I just got my payment process email with HLJ so she's shipping out soon. If you want one I suggest you grab one.
>>8785570I was tempted but HLJ now list her as discontinued. Woops.
I'm extremely glad I pre-ordered both
>>8785870what is this from?
>>8785487Inno's ABS ankles need either to be sanded down a little or get a material upgrade.>>8785537Lower Torso 2.0 has been ordered, waiting for my shipment
>>8786236Which ones? Mine's got the stockings on and they're still perfectly fine, maybe the bare legs are a different story?
So, I got my orders in for the Asra Archer and Ninja(shadows), but I feel like everything sold out in the last week here, Zakus video or something again brought this series to my attention and everyone else joining in.Question, will I have many problems getting a hold of ASRA TAMAMONOMAE off preorder?
>>8786250Preorders for Tamamo were open a while ago, and sold out real quick. Maybe they'll open them up again later this year.
>>8786249Bare legs, Koto made the ankle joint tolerances a little too tight. Was much better after sanding it down just a hair
>>8786250Just assume there will be a reissuse eventually if it sold well. Most of the popular kits are getting or have gotten reprints like the asra and sol lines. I'm personally waiting for nine tales to come back since I fucked up my preorder for her and thus never received one.
Has anyone gotten payment confirmations for Executioner yet? I’m eagerly awaiting my chaste slut
>>8786589Do you mean Exorcist? Yes.
>>8786589Executioner? You mean Exorcist? If so, yes. She's already been sent out to folks. Or at least HLJ has been sending them out to people already (myself included).
>>8786589Executioner came out a long time ago and I got my Exorcist just yesterday on hlj.Still waiting to ship it out with the msg bottom.
>>8786604>>8786609>>8786655Oops, slip of the fingers.Anyone order Exorcist on Amiami? I haven’t received my payment notification for her yet
Any way to tighten a FAG shoulder socket if I can't separate the torso?
if anyone has a spare 150,000 yen all this can be yourshttps://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/j710327513?conversionType=search_suggest_history
>>8787103Pledge Future floor polish. Drip some drops in the joint then let it dry and add more if it still is loose.https://www.cybermodeler.com/tips/future2.shtml
>>8787115Huh, never thought of that for tightening
>>8787118Paint also works, even a bit of super glue if you let it dry first. Basically anything that can create friction inside the joint
>>8787180Nail polish too
>>8787113Why hasn't Tomato Stylet gotten the kai treatment?
>>8786310>>8786249>>8786236This sounds like a case by case thing. I have built the frame arms flesh leg no less than six times and never had tolerance problems with the ankle. The knees are a bit tight every once and a while though.
>>8787113I do have the spare but if I buy this... it's probably gonna be perceived as me just flexing since I already have multiple duplicates of everything in here... except the Cupoche's The Stylet XF-3 and the Architect White...Give me at least until tomorrow to think about this if I will jump in and snag this lot Brothers... I'm bookmarking this for now...
>>8787202Probably because of licensing fees for the PSO2 branding
>>8785359I assumed he must be really into customising but then I wonder who's buying his parts? He once sold a witch without a head but with everything else for like £30, I wish I snapped it up but didn't have the spare cash that month and some stuff was already glued/nubs off already IIRC.
I'm surprised I haven't seen more of this.https://twitter.com/cap_nobule/status/1362412355137732612/
happy with how this turned out. excited to try the Koto ones
>>8788716Definitely be excited. The little lady you have there is probably one of the only decent mecha musume Bandai has put out (it's definitely their best one anyways), and Koto's kits absolutely blow it the fuck out of the water. If you haven't picked a kit yet either choose a Megami Device or one of the more recent FAGs.
>>8789122awesome! yeah I've been scanning the in-stock and upcoming kits in the FAG and Megami Device lines. Pic related is one that really stood out to me, and I put an preorder in for it.
>>8788716If you're using the stickers for her faceplate, remember to get sticker/decal sealant to secure it properly.
>>8789217nice thanks for the tip. are faceplate decals common for FAG/Megami kits? I got the sense they weren't.
>>8789253By default all Kotobukuiya kits have eyes and mouths preprinted/painted, though they do come with extra waterslides if you decide to paint your kits. The Bandai kits are the odd ones out with making decals a requirement.
How difficult are Megami Device models for a beginner to assemble? Archer looks neat, as do Exorcist and Tamamonomae.
>>8789414Some small parts, quite hard (and therefore somewhat brittle) plastic, sanding joints is advisable here and there.Not as beginner-friendly as HG gunpla, for example, and cost significantly more.
>>8789414>>8789421With the proper tools the smaller kits are essentially beginner level kits. Wism/chaos and pretty/ex are all relatively small simple kits. They are as complex as a 2010s hg gunpla.I say this with the caveat being that care must be taken with the tolerances of the kits, a needle file is pretty much necessary.A beginner building these kits must be aware of proper nub clean up as well. Two snips to nubs is needed to avoid ugly crush marks where the nubs where removed. This can be done in many various ways, the most common being cutting the part off with a standard nipper leaving a 1-2 millimeter nub, then cutting the majority of the nub down flush with the contours of the part with a single blade nipper (godhand/gundamplanet nippers are the most common). From here a fine grit sand stick or hobby knife is used to clean any leftover nub or mark.If you have built very many kits or been to gunpla foums before im sure you have heard all this before.>>8789248Please stop spamming shops of Sol Hornets hair. We get it, you know how to photoshop. We don't need six of the same picture with slightly different colors clogging up the board.
>>8788716How the fuck did you get all those pink frogs?!
>>8789543Lego Bonsai Tree set
>>8789503OK... since you asked nicely Brother...
>>8784183Looks like i was wrong about the bonus that sugumi comes with on amiami. It isn't the koto parts, its a qr code for the alice gear OVA. This version of the OVA aparently has content including sugumi at the end or something.
>>8789553It comes with that many?!
>someone will use this to order his girls and they will arrive by the time actual moving skankies with AI hit the marketOn the other hand your parcel could smell of exotic spices and scurvy.
>>8789669Laugh while you can, this is going to be the authentic way to have pirate FAGs delivered.
>>8789669>>8789680>just shipped Wonfes GN Wolf and Executioner with Surface Parcel last week>another Surface Parcel order from Hobby Search has been in transit since NovemberWish me luck, boys
>>8789618Speaking if Sugumi, has anyone seen if she ever popped back for preorder on Amiami? I've been chacking periodically, but I wasn't sure if it hasn't happened yet or if it sold out again while I wasn't looking.
>>8789699I'm sending you some of my good luck and fortune vibrations Brother...
Just got my Wonfes Wolf, did anyone else get theirs?
Original post was reported by the usual report abusing discord brother so I'm "reposting" my post again "as-is"... because reasons...>>8787113>>8787234So while I already have the funds ready and transferred to Paypal just in case I went full autism and press snipe... just got in touch with DHL and provided them this listing plus dimensions (I know it because I have all of these except Cupoche) as well as what I think it would weight... it's uh... not exactly pretty, the tax is no joke which makes this not worth it... so I might Chicken out on this rather beautiful lot Brothers... still one more day to fully decide or back out...
New bandai line coming
>>8790063Seems like they're doing quite a few to start
>>8790063>>8790065>>8790067So...it seems like this franchise will also include 1:1 plamo guns that you can actually hold. Which is pretty neat.
>>8790078And I guess they can turn into vehicles for the girls to ride?Cautiously optimistic. I like the stylized look of the girls, but Bandai has not had a good track record so far with their girl kits. I'd feel far safer if Koto was behind this.
>>8790079their more recent offerings have seemed alright, I haven't got a Koto kit in a long while because all the wrists on mine are broken.
>>8790067The guns looks fucking terrible.Especially that weird rifle-revolver thing, what the fuck?
>>8790063>>8790065The faceplates Brothers... they still haven't fixed them... is so not good... I'll stick to Frame Arms Girls for now...
>>8790092I have no idea what they were smoking at bandai, but as long as it means more cute girls I don't care.
>>8789965I haven't gotten SHIT since everything sells out in 3 seconds while I'm at work.
>>8790063Cool to see bandai actually try a full line instead of a few scattered gundam releases. I hope they don't fuck up because the designs are quite nice.
>>8790079>if Koto was behind thisPrice would likely be doubled if it wasn't Bandai.Not that these are that cheap anyways.Reminds me of the henshin item from Akibaranger. Didn't expect it was part of a live action series...
>>8790141And two light novels anime girls. But yeah very random.
>>8790148Is she apart of the show?
>>8790150I doubt it, unless the guns in the show are actually plamo.
>>8790144>>8790141>>8790065>>8790063I dig the artstyle. different to what we normally get with koto but still cute, just hope it stays that way once we get them inhand.
>>8790153oops misread you. Yeah she's the main girl. Some sort of school girl survival game thing.
.....huhI guess I'll give it a watch.
>>8790156Yeah, the simplistic style (especially yellow girl) reminds me of something like megaman. It's a good sign that bandai is designing the kits with the low cost in mind, instead of aiming for something complex and failing (like fumina)
>>8790163>They all practice trigger discipline Hot
>>8790153Wait, they are actually model kits. She bought and build them and got summoned to parallel world version of her school...
>>8790177In the PV she straight up points the barrel to her face. But it was probably "still a plamo" at that point.
>>8790163Wait, what? A live-action show focusing on girls with guns, also promoting MODEL KITS of guns and girls? Hold the phone, this might not be mecha musume anymore at this point.>>8790079The Lady Commanders act as specialized scopes for the guns. Notice their headgears having peculiar lenses.
>>8790218>Headgear is a flip down lensDid not notice that, what is the ponytail part supposed to be?
>>8790163Jeez, the guns look absolutely puny even in their hands. Wish they were bigger, I actually really like the weapon designs.>>8790225The ponytail is the scope you look into. Which implies you're looking right through her head. Weird.
>>8790163How come pink team has an extra girl?Also apparently they're fighting to the death. This whole thing is confusing, but in a good way?
>>8790251>looking right through her headThe video implies this happens when you synchronize with the commander, so I guess you're seeing what she sees, with some kind of mind link?We're thinking too much about this kek.
>born too early to explore the stars>alive just in time for the launch of Girl Gun LadyThere are items up for pre-order at HLJ and elsewhere thread watchers.
>>8790063>>8790065>>8790141>>8790144In case anybody hasn't realized yet, the faces are prepainted. They really should just show the actual models insted of the renders, its not helping the sell artstyle at all, im sure the faces look better in person.>>8790150Wtf, is that a bandai single blade nipper?
>>8790165>low cost>30 bucks>half of kits are shared parts0Seriously though, the price for these is a biiit high, new fumina was a little cheaper and definitely came with a lot more plastic. May may not have been as intricate as these seem to be but she was less than 20 dollars.The price is probably because of the license, but the dbz kits are cheeper too.
Footage of the Skygirls equipment in Battle Conductorhttps://youtu.be/_afXyTUg7Xk
>>8790587>the faces are prepaintedInteresting, yeah had no idea.>>8790599Well duh these can't be as cheap as Gundam related kits or DB kits. The numbers they sell are vastly different since those are insanely more popular than this new, ehh Bandai original? IP. They don't have the budget for entirely unique sculpts. This whole thing feels experimental. Maybe 30MM was the safer test to see how original IP does, this is the more risky step 2. Since making a show was involved.
>>8790141Knee joint seam is a hideous gap again. Dammit Bandai, make cleaner sculpts
>>8790144Obvious best girl.
>>8785322You guys think you have it bad, but there's at least a 4chan general for you. I'm probably the only person in the entire Russia who's into robot dolls.
>>8785109You got filtered along with the retard, congrats
This is so fucking dumb.I'll take 6, please.
>>8790759Nerf x Shinki
>Get a notification that an HLJ preorder purchase is complete>It's bottoms set B and white>But not A, which I ordered at the same timeREEEEEE!
>>8790767where the fuck is mine
>>8790759Can't wait for the infinite gun towers
>>8790813I will now buy your product... Gonna need some more sight options, though. Also, a plastic bayonet.
>>8790826>BayonetsThere's this meat tenderizer attachment for the main pistol, don't know how you'd feasibly hit someone with it though >SightsI'd imagine that a wave 2 of girls will have different head-scopes
>>8790826>bayonet>>8790839>meat tenderizerConsidering the context of the show, them using such things would be uhhh interesting? It's a late night drama I guess they can go violent with it. It's just so weird they're fighting each other and not some zombie horde or Putties type enemies. >>8790839Is there even a wave 2 for the girls? That means more teams, so maybe. Assuming 12 episodes, the kits are 3 months apart, maybe that's all there is.
>>8790620Always good to see them.
>>8790867Devices like that actually exist. They aren't for striking so much as making sure your gun isn't knocked out of battery if you do something dumb and end up grappling while you have a gun. Someone probably is still going to get hit in the face though, let's be realistic.
>>8790867There's only the single wave for now, but bandai is primarily a toy company, so if the kits sell well enough bandai would absolutely produce a second season/wave of kits.
>>8790078Is this a bullpup?
>>8790767Same here.And I wanted to get everything shipped today so that I can start building next weekend....
>>8790177>The classic gun comment by people who have a passing knowledge of guns
>>8790644Im half split on it being the gun gals ip. The name of this show is gun girls, thats too close to not be the same ip, i would think. Plus its the 10th? anniversary of gun gals to boot, so...
>>8791284It's only a problem when they try to insult people from before trigger discipline was a thing for lacking it.
>>8790940Redecos maybe, but we don't know if this is an original ip. The show may end and tell bandai to fuck off.
>>8790813Shouldn't be possible to make towers of guns, a rifle can mount the small mc gun on top and one of the other comanders guns on the bottom. >>8790673Still better than the joints shared with chinagguy.
Mash Potato and more Potatoes!?... Seriously!?... Frame Arms Girl Sol Hornet is less than thrilled about lunch...
>>8790599>>8790644>>8791291>original IPIt technically might not be by virtue of it being a tie-in with the show, but I can 90% guarantee that Bandai had a major part in the show's development. Bandai most likely are the ones providing designs and concepts and approached this studio to make a show around it, as opposed to them buying the license to make products of an existing property. It would be similar to how Sentai and Kamen Rider are technically owned by Toei, but the designs and gimmicks for them are from Bandai/Plex themselves.Looking at the trailer for the show itself, the idea of gun girls transforming from human size to hand-scale is neat, but it seems kind lame for the small forms to just be the models themselves standing motionless. It would've been cooler if it were like K-Tai Investigstor 7, with the small robot girls being animated CG models interacting with the live actors.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1qdH7x4SfY
>>8791584Why do election tourists pretend to like plastic whores?
>>8791591How does that make me an election tourist ? Care to explain ?
>>8791597needs no explanation. it's pretty obvious. >>8790759I love the concept. I guess I'll just keep an eye on the U.S. shops to see if they'll be getting any in April
>>8791584Your first mistake is being in the same space as trannies
>>8791584stop browsing twitter or whatever social media you're on, they hate everything based on politics.
>>8791666I don't go to Twitter, it's on /gpg/
>>8791436I very seriously think that this concept would work far better as an anime than live action. Especially with how camp it is likely to be.
>>8790620I think i finally realized why this game looks so jank to me, the textures on the girls look horible, and the models themselves are really mushy looking. With the nice lighting and level textures the girls look like ps2 graphics.
>>8791877There already were two anime about high school girls playing with toy guns and they both bombed horrifically. Maybe they figure they’ll be successful if they go the live action route
>>8790644Asuna, for the piece of shit that she is, was about 26 dolars. That was for an ip bandai definitely doesn't own, and was a completely new kit that came with a full sheet of waterslide decals. These share most of their parts aside from upper torsos and parts of the head, hell the faces use the same molds even. The extra cost probably comes from the tampos on the faces in all likelihood.
>>8790867>>8790940These kits are already in two "waves", two in may, two in june. Given the style of show, there will probably be a fith commander, and an upgrade of the blue commander close to the end of the shows run.Waves aren't really a thing to companies outside the west. For instance, thats why preorders for frame arms kits are one at a time, and not all at once. It has also helped hasbro specifically cheap out on the figures over time since the figures have to fit in with the others in their waves. Eg marvel legends and black series star wars not having extra hands and accessories. Transformers suffered the worst in my opinion though, since in the 90s when the idea of size classes came around there where five or six, alowing for multiple sizes of figures with differing levels of complexity. Now there are 3-4 classes of undersized overpriced junk.
>>8790168>disgusted face expressionsSOLD
>>8791285You mean Gal Gun? I think the concept of this show and that game is far too different to be the same universe. Plus the names in Japanese one is ぎゃるがん in hiragana, this is ガールガンレディ in katakana, they added the Lady to be sure. I think they want it to be considered a separate thing.
>>8791973I think we both know that. At least I knew what the other anon meant with wave. You think there's a secret 5th? I guess it depends on how long but dramas are usually 12 or so ep in Japan? I can't tell if this has selling power after the show ends. Who knows it could be the best show ever made lol.I think we see everything they've planned, perhaps more gun parts to push selling the main rifle, the most expensive product.And for power ups, the grenade launcher gives them armor pieces so I bet there will be more attachments coming via different guns. But it could be all dependent on sales of the first batch. There, batch is a better word.
>>8791877Do we know if the actresses are already famous or if they have careers outside of acting (idols, etc.)? It might be that they managed to snag a contract with some famous drama actress and want to market that. Either that or one of the sponsers is a music label or talent agency and they're trying to push up and coming talent to give them exposure. Having some new idols be in the cast would be an excuse to make it live action instead of just having them voice act in an anime.>>8791995I could see there at least being new gun parts and maybe even upgraded forms of the main girls. Even if it is only 12 episodes I could also see Bandai continuing to release models after the show's run. IIRC there were seasons of Build Fighters/Divers that featured Gunpla that wasn't released until after the show ended. Of course this depends on whether the show/models do well in the first place.
>>8792097I got the same feeling that these girls are existing or new idol group, the theme songs will be done by them, all that media mixing stuff. As for models post show, yeah it's been done and possible. But those are gundams. They might have more in case this does sell, but perfectly willing to never speak of if it flops. This sudden reveal and the late night spot also screams low budget and promotion fees so I think they're not expecting much. For that I also think the cast are all new talent, much cheaper that way. Cheaper than animation maybe, if this is mostly shot at an empty school.
>>8792097>actresses are already famous or if they have careers outside of acting (idols, etc.)I did a quick search and the main is somewhat famous actor (I have no idea but she's been in many stuff) and rival girl was in E-girls. I think those are the only "names" for this show.
>>8773252I needs to have a heart, to display how pure her love for her man is
>>8792203In that case this is the only correct choice
>>8791995Apology if me explaning waves came off bad, people used to them may not be aware they are something largely exclusive to American and European toy companies.My logic for a fifth commander is simply the 5th ranger trope, most shows designed to promote "toys" use it as a big draw late into the shows to either add excitement or drama depending how its done. Hell, it could even be a villain commander.I did not notice the extra armor on the grenade launcher until you mentioned it. I can definitely see the big final upgrade being the main commander with a new gun attachment like the grenade launcher, just with more armor than just the head and arms.
>>8792278No need to apologize, thanks tough.I don't think this show has that kind of budget. And the true villains might be the commanders, them manipulating this death game and all. Except Alice Hatsune Miku of course.I'm a little disappointed this show doesn't have costumed enemies like typical Tokusatsu shows. I thought for a moment it was bringing back that Tokusatsu Heroin genre that had its moment in the 80's. Those were more Magical Girl style though.
>>8790759>>8790813>>8790839>bandai faceslol no
>>8792307I can see the black one potentially being evil, simply from the color scheme, but the general designs of the pink and yellow girls really doesn't scream "villain" to me. Especially since pink is apparently the rival team.The way the kits are devided up so the arms, legs, and parts of the head are shared would make it pretty easy to get more characters, hell they probably only need one new runner.
>>8792376The weird cg lighting isn't helping. At all.
>>8790067Glad Bandai is trying something new, but these designs suck and the sight ponytail is ridiculous.
>>8791877>I very seriously think that this concept would work far better as an anime than live action.Two of the gun ladies have costumes with visible cleavage which gives me a boner, so I'd say they made the right move.
finally got around to painting this bike. it looks ok I think.
>>8792428Black one is the sadist, you're just pawns do what I say show me blood type of character. So I think her being the villain would be too obvious. It could be the Ryuki route, winner gets a wish (and hero wish everyone back to life?) or teams are from parallel earths and loser gets their world erased Bokurano style. I think the trailer had a line like "don't trust the commanders" so I got that feeling. Like Madoka Magica twist.
>>8792470I can't say that it's my favourite combination of colours but it seems to be neat and smooth.
>>8790148Don’t call her that anon, that’s racist
The bottom sets have been marked as back ordered with HLJ, and my preorder hasn't been fulfilled. Exorcist is available though... To ship or not to ship...
>>8792863Better ship Brother, the one in charge of inventory will love you for lightening his/her burden...
>>8792863Treat your girls to a small Hexa Gear person as own as a pet
>>8792863I guess another month it is.I wonder how much shipping will be if I ship all the stuff I currently have with Bigtara
>>8793240Yeah, no, I'm not fucking waiting another month. I'll set my shit to ship if I don't get anything come Tuesday here. If I wanted to wait I'd have ordered from a US supplier.
One more week, bros.
>>8792440They will be the sacrificial research subjects to create better bandai mecha musume.
>>8793537I hope they actually get good and give us a proper Dom Gyanko
>>8793444You forgot her name is Bianca. And there's a Pokémon Trainer ALSO named Bianca. Dammit, you just messed up the joke!
Looks like a must visit shophttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeazL-6cq8I
>>8794317>glass doll eyesThe more I see these, the more I consider trying it myself. Anyone here have any experience with adding them to a kit?
>>8792863What is even the point of those top and bottom sets? Like which MDs actually benefit? They seem to be aimed at people who keep them naked, so is there any point if you want your MDs to actually use their armour?
>>8794490iirc all but the magical girl/witch have the hips not covered in armor
>>8794490What are you talking about? The new thighs not only look better, but add significant articulation to the hips. They also change the proportions of the kit further away from the old shinki noodle body. The only kits that can't really make use of them is the asra kits due to the armored legs colliding with the thicker thighs, and even that can be fixed by trimming off the colliding bit of armor.
>>8794490All of them. The new thighs are 99% backwards compatible with all past MDs, they make them EXTRA THICC, better articulation, it's very customisation fodder so people don't have to buy a whole new kit just to get thighs in a certain colour.
>>8794544>>8794583The crotch pieces being generic means they're missing detail the normal kit pieces have.
>>8794678I've seen plenty of people on Twitter use them with the girls' original crotch piece and they almost always look fine without any adjusting
>>8794916 New thread since we've page 10'd