Author Topic: PG Conversion CHALLENGE!  (Read 14879 times)

December 12, 2006, 11:39:18 AM
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Just out of curiosity... Who purchased a PG Wing Zero Custom from Amazon (or elsewhere) and hasn't built it yet? Answer the following please:

Place of Purchase:
Qty on hand:
Plans: (Just a general idea of what you're plans for it are... OOB? Slight Mods? Heavy Mods? Bought it for the frame to make something else? None?

Mine:

Amazon.com
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Got it for the frame to make something else.

December 12, 2006, 11:43:01 AM
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December 12, 2006, 12:06:17 PM
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Used and Amazon
V2 Gundam?

December 12, 2006, 12:07:11 PM
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OOB (maybe with custom color scheme)

EDIT: damn, u beat me fulcy!!  Post those kit stands, btw!!  :P

December 12, 2006, 12:32:13 PM
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Plans are to develop an artificial intelligence capable of self-replication to integrate into the tiny winged warrior to develop a plastic robotic army for the purpose of launching a world-wide franchise of discount day-old doughnut drive-thru's.

Either that, or I'm going it mail it to philgoodwin after he sells the other two.
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December 12, 2006, 01:42:24 PM
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How much did it go for on Amazon?

December 12, 2006, 01:45:24 PM
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How much did it go for on Amazon?


$25

December 12, 2006, 01:52:19 PM
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How much did it go for on Amazon?


$25


Holy cow, when was this??

December 12, 2006, 02:00:20 PM
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A while ago... PG Zakus were $20 I think too.

December 12, 2006, 02:17:07 PM
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A while ago... PG Zakus were $20 I think too.


oh man, i wouldve jumped all over that offer :(

Does this happen fairly regularly? like a special on models on Amazon?

December 12, 2006, 02:25:35 PM
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I think it's once-in-a-lifetime type deal... :P

Back on Topic:
traded a half-snapped from a friend
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OOB, very deep in backlog

Zero, I suggest you add stale, re-re-re-fried french fries to the menu.  Keep those little buggers busy!  :lol:

December 12, 2006, 02:56:19 PM
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Is it out of line to offer in this thread a deal on one of these PGs that people have bought?

December 12, 2006, 02:58:46 PM
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Is it out of line to offer in this thread a deal on one of these PGs that people have bought?


Yes.

December 12, 2006, 03:00:21 PM
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Probably best to put a WTB in the capitalism corner.
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December 12, 2006, 03:01:55 PM
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Is it out of line to offer in this thread a deal on one of these PGs that people have bought?


Yes.


K, just wanted to make sure :D

December 12, 2006, 03:08:43 PM
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The thing is, not everyone that has a PG WZC got it at the now "Ledgendary Amazon Gunpla Sale". That sale is part of the reason we're having the KKKKK... lots of $10 Kampfers were snagged including mine!

Some people paid full price for their PGs and no online retailers have them near that cheap. In fact they're all normal-priced. As a result, you'd be lucky to get one anywhere near that price. Plus some people don't like insultingly low offers. Your best bet is to check ebay or buy one of Philgoodwins.

December 12, 2006, 05:24:30 PM
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I tried to get in on it as soon as I found out about it - I placed my order and then found out a day or two later that they wouldn't be able to fulfill it.  Kind of a drag but when I thought about it, I really only wanted that kit as a kind of trophy: "The $20 PG".  I had no real desire to actually build that beast, nor deal with its various rubber parts or the wings (oh, dear lord, those horrid wings...).  Besides, I've built a WZC already and don't want to dedicate more time to that particular subject.

But I did get in on the PG Zaku - I think they were at $40 each and I bought two - sold one at cost + shipping to a fellow modeler in Canada (Amazon sale was US-only, so modelers to the North sort of missed out for the most part...)  So now I have a big red Zaku as my "trophy".  IMO it's a better kit than the PG WZC anyway - and certainly one more in line with my interests.  My remaining Zaku is still unopened, haven't figured out just what I'm doing with it yet.  :)

For those who aren't familiar with the history of the Amazon sale:  Basically this was all old stock from Toys R Us, and the US gunpla releases.  There were lots of Master Grade kits going for $10-$20 - older MGs mostly but some fairly modern ones, too.  They put the PG kits online a little later, starting with the WZC - each time one of the kits would pop up, it'd sell out crazy-fast and then maybe not show up again for a long while.  The only one they didn't deep-discount was the PG Gundam, that one was up around $100 every time I checked it.  The others (WZC and Zaku) would show up, disappear again in a few hours, and then maybe have a higher price when/if they reappeared.  It was good times, though the greater implications for gunpla in the US (that it was basically over) were in some ways discouraging.  Naturally, a lot of the bargain kits wound up on E-Bay...
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December 12, 2006, 09:38:09 PM
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I bought mine within a year of when it came out from HLJ. I half built it to be an inner frame display, inspired by the skeletal drawing in the instructional manual. This was in my pre-airbrush days, so hand-painted details only. I've thought of finishing it so I could have an airbrushed PG, kind of going with the trophy mentality (I did cut out all the outer armor parts and save them).

However, it would still be tons of work, and then I'd have a big shelf-hog. Posing those BIG wings makes a serious demand on space! If I wanted to get serious on a WZC, I'd probably opt for the MG.

Anyway, here's mine. If this thread is the beginnings of a group build, it might provide the motivation I need to finish it. :)

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December 13, 2006, 11:52:01 AM
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One day later...

I am down to 1 to sell or trade.

I now have one less and another board member has one.  :)

Actually, I am considering using it, but I'm not sure if the 1/60 V2 kit could be reasonably modified for use on this frame.

December 13, 2006, 12:17:44 PM
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Speaking of conversion using PG WZC, I recalled we have this excellent in-prog thread

Not sure if V2 would fit, but seeing that it's pretty close in size to G, I would think it's ok.