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August 30, 2006, 05:55:38 PM
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AZNnoodleboy

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http://stores.ebay.com/GundamProShop

Basically I am focusing on the GPO3 Stamen, and the hyper zeta gundam. I just haven't seen many Gunpla that are 20-24 inches in height, how I would love to buy one of these but the price is just too much. When I first saw them my head just exploded so I thought people might be suprised with these too.
ot much of a signature but still... I guess this will be it.

August 30, 2006, 06:38:19 PM
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August 31, 2006, 03:10:40 AM
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If your head exploded, how are you able to post about these marvelous kits?

August 31, 2006, 08:30:39 AM
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Quote from: "fulcy"
If your head exploded, how are you able to post about these marvelous kits?


HAHAHAHA

I am actually planning on ordering the 1/48 Hi Nu in the next month or so.   :D

August 31, 2006, 08:42:19 AM
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If your head exploded, how are you able to post about these marvelous kits?


HAHAHAHA

I am actually planning on ordering the 1/48 Hi Nu in the next month or so.   :D


And, by coincidence, I'm planning on having my head explode in the next week or so.
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August 31, 2006, 08:45:12 AM
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Reminds me of a Dead Milkmen: Smokin' Babana Peels Remix.

"Smokin bananapeels sounds like this
your head will f---ing explode..."

While very cool, those are too big for my display space. :(

August 31, 2006, 08:48:39 AM
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Quote from: "FichtenFoo"
Reminds me of a Dead Milkmen: Smokin' Babana Peels Remix.

"Smokin bananapeels sounds like this
your head will f---ing explode..."

While very cool, those are too big for my display space. :(


Could imagine trying to display the 1/35 MSA-001 EX-S that they have?!?  The thing is a little over 4 ft tall from the bottom of his foot to the top of the little tube thingies on his backpack. You would need a seperate room just for him!!   :D

August 31, 2006, 09:38:44 AM
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Quote from: "FichtenFoo"
Reminds me of a Dead Milkmen: Smokin' Babana Peels Remix.

"Smokin bananapeels sounds like this
your head will f---ing explode..."

While very cool, those are too big for my display space. :(


what is a babana peel?  ;)

August 31, 2006, 09:45:05 AM
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what is a babana peel?  ;)

It's a part of a night club name. Barry Manilow had a song about it: Copa Babana.

If this thread were anymore derailed, there'd be a cloud of ammonia rushing out of a train car towards a small farming community.
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August 31, 2006, 09:52:06 AM
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September 01, 2006, 09:57:07 PM
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uh, wow you got me there fulcy I have absolutely no idea how to answer that one... but I'll post back when I have an answer.
ot much of a signature but still... I guess this will be it.

September 08, 2006, 01:12:19 PM
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I almost pulled the trigger on the 1/35 GP-01 and GP-02 Head Kit's today.  I decided at the last minute not too.  How is the quality on these kits?  I was also thinking of buying one of the finished kits.

September 08, 2006, 01:48:25 PM
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I own two G-System kits, the Zeta Gundam 1/60 Gundam MK-II RX-178-X0 Prototype 0 conversition kit, and the 1/72 Gundam Mk-III Kit. I bought the two kits from Hobby Fan, the are located at www.hobbyfan.com, a number of the G-System kits are sold out.

I am currently building the 1/72 scale Gundam MK-III right now, so far so good.

The resin parts are well made, they are all very clean and have no bubbles or cracks in the resin, there are no large resin keys to cut off, but there are tabs that have to be sanded down smooth. The detail on all of the parts are very good, and if you want add metal beeds and rods to the model, the resin is easy to drill into and sand down.

G-System provides some of the screws and rubber caps that you need to connect the moveable parts, but not all of them, I had to buy the remaining rods and screws that I needed to connect, and join all of the parts that move.

The kits come with 1 to 2 decal sheets, but no placement instructions.

So far I have been working on mine for 2 months, and I am still not done yet.

Sorry, I have no photos yet, I am still sanding, filling and cutting...  :(
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September 08, 2006, 05:31:16 PM
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I've got a few G-System kits and casting are quite good but on some pieces there are a few bubbles mainly on the outer ages which air bubbles get trapped.  On nearly all the kits there isn't anything major problem on them also detailed parts are well cast.   The only downside that clee-cm mentioned are that the 1/72 kits need rods for moveable joints.  Also some kits contain really shit poly caps!!!

Kits I've got;
    
1/100 FA-78-1 Full-Armor Gundam ( Gundam Sentinel Edition )
1/35 Gundam RX-178 MK-II head only AEUG & Titan versions
1/35 MSZ-006 Z Gundam Head
1/60 Gundam Zeta MSZ-006 Hyper Mega-Launcher w/ Conversion Head
1/60 RX-77-2 Gun Cannon - Gundam Integral Conversion set --very cool kit :D
1/60 Wing Gundam XXXG-01W Ver Ka. Alpha conversion set
1/72 AGX04-A1 Gerbera-Tetra Plus
1/72 Gundam Advance of Z - RX-121 TR-1 HAZEL Armoured version ---- kit with crap polycaps
1/72 ORX-013 Gundam Mk.V ( Gundam Sentinel Series ) --- need rods and heat shrink tubing for joints

September 08, 2006, 06:40:45 PM
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My god man, how much have you spent on models?!

Still, I'm jealous of the Hazel, I bet it's pretty bad ass.
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September 09, 2006, 03:01:59 AM
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Quote from: "Captain Obvious"
My god man, how much have you spent on models?!

Still, I'm jealous of the Hazel, I bet it's pretty bad ass.


That's not that much...  ;)

1/60  FXA-05D G-Defensor
1/60 RX-78-2 Ka.  (x2)
1/72 AGX04-A1 Gerbera-Tetra Plus
1/72 AGX04 Gerbera-Tetra
1/72 AMS-119 Geara-Doga Refined

Though I like G-system kits, I'm kinda disappointed with the casts - the seams don't line up perfectly straight, the panel lines are inconsistent in depth and aren't totally straight, and some of the details aren't cast well.  Though, all these problems are typically dependent on what cast you get out of the mold - if the mold is worn out, and you get one of the last casts from it, you will see a loss of detail, and more imperfections when compared to one of the first casts from the mold...

September 09, 2006, 12:19:04 PM
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My god man, how much have you spent on models?!

Still, I'm jealous of the Hazel, I bet it's pretty bad ass.


Alot  :? I've still got the 1/72 sazabi to come yet, but G-system haven't updated their crap website in over a month so I don't how the final version will turn out.  Hope it's not crap.

Yep it's pretty badass.  The kit has 2 hugh shields with it and it's quite poseble (this is where the troubles are).  I've done some work on the kit sanding, pinning and added new polycaps to some joints, but it's far from finished.  I've had this kit for 3 years lol :lol: Need to buy some new polycaps, big ones too but they don't sell any that are at the right size.  I've added a couple of pics(12 inch ruler) for size reference.




Fulcy you got them some nice kits there. How much did you get that Geara-Doga for lol :wink:  :wink:

I see that you got the Gerbera-Tetra Plus  kit aswell, is yours missing any parts???  I'm missing part 43, the jet part behind the legs.   :( :mad:

September 09, 2006, 12:51:17 PM
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It really is a bummer that G-System is so slow to update their website. I did check the G-System website a few days back, and I did see that they posted a few new photos of the 1/72 scale Sazabi.

Here is the URL for the Photo Gallery.

I do not know how many people have seen it yet.

I also ran in to the same problem with the 1/72 Gundam MK-II that I am building. Missing parts can be a problem, but it is no big deal.

I ended up scratch building the part my self, instead of asking for a replacement part. I guess it's the Military modeler that is in me.
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September 09, 2006, 12:52:48 PM
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I've yet to check the parts on either of the GT's - haven't even thought about building them yet...  And, yeah, I got the Geara Doga cheap (as you probably know) - $60 shipped - woo!

September 09, 2006, 12:57:09 PM
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Quote from: "fulcy"
I've yet to check the parts on either of the GT's - haven't even thought about building them yet...  And, yeah, I got the Geara Doga cheap (as you probably know) - $60 shipped - woo!


Wow, that is really cheep...

Where did you buy the kit from?  :?:
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