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So many new [Gunpla] & other scale models to spend our paychecks on thread

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  • EidolonOrpheusEidolonOrpheus Registered User regular
    I took a Man Rodi and made a Landman Rodi
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    I added new pictures and I love this color scheme despite some painting issues.

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  • KongoKongo Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    At the current good exchange rate and combining it with other stuff in my order, my Psycho Zaku should come in around $80 or so from Japan-- not so bad. I'm super excited. The HG kit was already pretty awesome, but the MG should be really be amazing. Especially after adding the turned aluminum thrusters that HQO or one of the other usual suspects will inevitably release for it...

    Kongo on
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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Does it transform into...what was it, Fortress Mode?

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Do we know what that atlas kit is supposed to come out

    I'm itching to build but looking over my Amazon wishlist even the kits I was gung ho about grabbing are looking lackluster

    I was so sad to find out like every detail on that valvrave kit with the giant yellow arms was a sticker

  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Not gunpla but

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  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    For my future in laws family there is a big google sheet of what people want for christmas, to make gift buying easier. Threw mine up there including an amazon wishlist entitled "robits". Future father in law: "Did he mean to ask for....transformer...things?" Oh yes he certainly did.

  • QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    Not gunpla but

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    I can't even be sure if this is lego or not.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    There is a Swordfish model from Bandai. It's a few years old though, and tends to go for inflated prices on eBay.

  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Cowboy Bebop merch for the Japanese market is ridiculously rare, it is known

  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Not gunpla but

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    I can't even be sure if this is lego or not.

    It is Lego and looks like it was built with legal building methods. However that back end seems like it would be super fragile.

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  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 39 Registered User regular
    Are there more pictures of that Swordfish?
    I need to know if the wings fold back, or if the engine baffles move...

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X The woods are lovely dark and deepRegistered User regular
    Finally finished building this guy

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    so much plastic. Already did a full MG worth of decaling on just the regular RX Gundam under all that armor. Now it looks like I've not even started. ;P

    And miles to go before I sleep.
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  • LogicReasonLogicReason Registered User regular
    Finished my next kit. Went with the Build Fighters Ez-SR Team kit, made this guy (with the shield from another of the versions in the kit)

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    I think I'm getting better at the assembly and building of them. Also, I think I like suits with shoulder guns.

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  • turtleantturtleant Darkness hyuck!Registered User regular
    Finished my next kit. Went with the Build Fighters Ez-SR Team kit, made this guy (with the shield from another of the versions in the kit)

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    I think I'm getting better at the assembly and building of them. Also, I think I like suits with shoulder guns.

    If you've still got the runners for this guy, they have all the parts to make the regular Ez-8s machine gun on them.

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  • LogicReasonLogicReason Registered User regular
    Sure do, just didn't know if I wanted to add /another/ gun to the suit. Also, I need to figure out some sort of display setup. Hmm.

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Not gunpla but

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    I can't even be sure if this is lego or not.

    It is Lego and looks like it was built with legal building methods. However that back end seems like it would be super fragile.

    The tip of the gun barrel is two pieces cut and glued.

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  • timspork's ghosttimspork's ghost Librarian and Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    Not gunpla but

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    I can't even be sure if this is lego or not.

    It is Lego and looks like it was built with legal building methods. However that back end seems like it would be super fragile.

    The tip of the gun barrel is two pieces cut and glued.

    No that is a real technic piece. it could legally be there by putting a lego rod through the cone into the pin. I've done that before.

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  • EidolonOrpheusEidolonOrpheus Registered User regular
  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Not gunpla but

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    I can't even be sure if this is lego or not.

    It is Lego and looks like it was built with legal building methods. However that back end seems like it would be super fragile.

    The tip of the gun barrel is two pieces cut and glued.

    No that is a real technic piece. it could legally be there by putting a lego rod through the cone into the pin. I've done that before.

    The pin has been modified, though.

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  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 39 Registered User regular
    Not gunpla but

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    I can't even be sure if this is lego or not.

    It is Lego and looks like it was built with legal building methods. However that back end seems like it would be super fragile.

    The tip of the gun barrel is two pieces cut and glued.

    No that is a real technic piece. it could legally be there by putting a lego rod through the cone into the pin. I've done that before.

    The pin has been modified, though.

    Has it?
    It looks like one of these: http://brickassistance.com/en/home/8320-lego-technic-pin-34-dark-bluish-gray.html

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    I did not know that 3/4 pins existed, I only have halves and full pins in all my models!

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Brave Commander, because Flags
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    Man I love this cannon fodder suit the most of all. I should get one.

  • KongoKongo Registered User regular
    Just got the email from HLJ that the HG Hashmal and MG Psycho Zaku are in my private warehouse. Yeesh, suddenly the box to ship my current batch of stuff has gotten a lot bigger thanks to these two things...

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  • EidolonOrpheusEidolonOrpheus Registered User regular
    Brave Commander, because Flags
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    Man I love this cannon fodder suit the most of all. I should get one.

    Cannon fodder?! That's the pride of the AEU and Union you're talkin about, pal!

    But yes, Flags and GNXs for all

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  • InxInx Registered User regular
    Man, I used to build Zoids back in high school (circa 2000, 2001 or so). I only recently was reminded of them, when I had to clear out my old room at my parents' house.

    I may pick up one of them newfangled HMM Zoids. Are there any particular Zoids that would be friendly in my case? I'm not unfamiliar with models, and I've done a bit of Warhammer 40k stuff as well, but it's been a good decade or more since I did something like this.

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    I was actually looking into getting a shadowfox just the other day! The new zoids seem pretty cool

  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Brave Commander, because Flags
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    Man I love this cannon fodder suit the most of all. I should get one.

    Cannon fodder?! That's the pride of the AEU and Union you're talkin about, pal!

    But yes, Flags and GNXs for all

    Can we talk a bit about nations? You know the European Union? What will it be called in the future? Oh, Advanced European Union. Of course.

    Man 00 fricken ruled.

    [edit] Also I just bought a bit of a Christmas present for myself that is quite relevant to this thread. See you in a couple months when it gets here!

    IronKnuckle's Ghost on
    Kongo
  • KongoKongo Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    I'm have a lot of the original Zoids and nearly all of the HMM kits. The HMM Zoids are pretty awesome-- way more advanced than the original Zoids in design and construction, although without motorization. Being Kotobukiya kits, the parts count is generally higher than Bandai kits. For anyone wanting to try one out without the potential to get buried under a daunting project, I would recommend any of the Molga kits. For something a little more advanced, any of the Command Wolves or a Cannon Tortoise will do.

    Kongo on
  • turtleantturtleant Darkness hyuck!Registered User regular
    Cannon Tortoise you say...

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  • InxInx Registered User regular
    Also, what's the best place to buy these things? HLJ seems to have a short list of Zoids, unless I'm looking wrong.

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    I see plenty on Amazon, but I don't know how those prices compare elsewhere

  • HyperBalladHyperBallad Registered User regular
    Shiiiit, my local hobby store has Transient Glacier in. Shiiiit.....

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  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 39 Registered User regular
    turtleant wrote: »
    Cannon Tortoise you say...

    Well, it's no wardick, but it's pretty much what you would expect from a robot called Cannon Tortoise.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X The woods are lovely dark and deepRegistered User regular
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    I see plenty on Amazon, but I don't know how those prices compare elsewhere

    In the US, Amazon Prime can be a solid place to get kits with the markup often being no more than $10, which is often what it'd cost to ship from HLJ. But! It varies wildly depending on what happens to be in US circulation at the time. Older or less common kits can have crazy markup, to the point where it works out much cheaper to order off HLJ and pay for the higher shipping.

    In the UK, Amazon is terrible for gunpla, and HLJ is the only really viable route... but paying for the fancier shipping means definitely incurring a customs charge here. Taken to using the cheap 'up to 30 days' shipping to avoid that. Someday my Banshee will get here. :<

    And miles to go before I sleep.
  • turtleantturtleant Darkness hyuck!Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    turtleant wrote: »
    Cannon Tortoise you say...

    Well, it's no wardick, but it's pretty much what you would expect from a robot called Cannon Tortoise.

    Man, if I didn't probably have several gundam kits coming as Christmas presents already I'd probably get that.

    Also my Transient Glacier preorder from like 6 months ago is going to ship soon.

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  • LogicReasonLogicReason Registered User regular
    So, while I work on my next kit (RX-93 Nu Gundam), I had a thought.. are there any good providers of spaceship models (aside from Star Wars I guess)? Japan's had some pretty neat designs come out of anime, and I wouldn't mind something cool looking to have on a shelf.

  • GatsbyGatsby ElsewhereRegistered User regular
    Shiiiit, my local hobby store has Transient Glacier in. Shiiiit.....

    FWIW check reviews and see for yourself first. It's still a HG, the stickers aren't as shiny which dulls the sparkly bits, and it needs a stand (which it comes with) to look cool.

  • turtleantturtleant Darkness hyuck!Registered User regular
    Send help I think I'm in love.

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    I didn't even know it came with the funnels when I bought it!

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAAART Registered User regular
    why do they call them funnels anyway

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  • see317see317 Taco Count 2017: 39 Registered User regular
    According to the wiki (yeah, there's a wiki for just about everything), it's appearently because early models looked a bit like funnels.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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