So my friend took the time out of his day to take me and another friend out. I stepped into my first comic book store (Galactic Quest) for the first time in my life and the variety of comics new and old was a sight to behold.
After that we took a pizza break and then spent the rest of the day at Discov-- I mean Sugarloaf Mills. Went to Pica Pica and finally did it. I finally did it.
God bless my friends and God give me strength to not screw this up. I dunno if I've got wire cutters/nippers or tweezers so I may have to look around my garage...
KDiver actually that is the SD line, very simple, very small, a lot of stickets, but cool models can be made. Then their was the original No Grade Line which I say is simplier then HG, because of the size of them, then HG, then flip coin between an MG and RG each have different strength and weakness, then PG which might as well, well beauty to look at(stares at the PG Exia, Unicorn, Astray).
And I think it is misconception to start easy, I say start where you want, I started with FM Grimgerde but went to MG, specifically the Jesta, to the Strike RM, to GM Sniper 2, to the Freedom 2.0, and working on my first custom gundam, with a custom color Jegan. Go with what you like.
It's funny. At Galactic Quest there was a different variety of models compared to SGMill's Pica Pica. HG 00 Diver and 00 Sky were there but I didn't know how much money I was gonna use so I chose not to buy at that moment...
Now knowing that I would still have leftover money for a 00 gunpla...I feel somewhat miffed.
But I also love the hell out of IBO so I'll take what I can get.
A lot of the fine tuning is easy but it's definitly something you're not going to be able to just click into place. Barbatos is great though, it's complicated enough that you can try things out on it without really ruining it, but really easy to build.
This is making me want to pick the hobby up again, I haven't built anything for like a year or two.
Julieta eating a butterfly and them not explaining it threw mw off so hard.
I also sorta like her character. I understand why there are people who hate her but that the same time is was sorta uncalled for since she's not exactly an "evil" person but a person just following what she believed was the highest law and obeying the person who saved her from a poor life.
Okay MG aren't hard, some can be entry level, Jegan, Origin 78, Strike RM or any thing that uses that frame, Gundam X. Really it's not that bad. Also nippers are like nothing, get them it's just better.
@C-Z scissors oh gods please no, do yourself a favor and try getting a pair of nippers.
If not, at least break the parts of the runners attached to the parts off, as in including a bit of the stick attached to the grids left on the parts (NOT THE PARTS DIRECTLY JFC SOME PEEPS DO THAT), then use an xacto knife or at least a box cutter to trim the remainder of the parts, and a nail file or some really fine sandpaper to get rid of any last bits off.
Aye, better to have a bit excess you need to shave off than to cut too close and accidentally cut into the part itself.
Don't worry about it too much, Bandai has the easiest to work with plastic. MGs aren't something you should actually be intimidated over either, the parts count is higher but you're still using the same basic principles putting it together.
Tbh tho if you ever get interested in stuff from other companies like Kotobukiya, it might be better to do some bandai kits first, Koto kits have a higher average part count, plastic quality isn't inferior but has different properties to work with, and they need more aftercare work put into them as a tradeoff for greater parts separation and sharper details
@Blaze Materia sisters are as basic as it gets but don't really come with anything, I recommend any version of Gourai, Jinrai or Stylet.
Most important thing to note with koto plastic is they pretty much entirely use abs plastic. That is to say, it's stiffer than Bandai plastic and when force is applied it'll more likely break than bend and distort like the usual Polystyrene(although Bandai uses ABS for the inner frame for MGs and such) Bandai mostly uses.
Theyre pricier, true, but Koto is a much smaller company. Iirc they only have 150 employees
Speaking of paint, my family got me an HGUC Sinaju Stein awhile back and whille have to repaint it because I plan on removing all those scummy Zeek sleeves print off a proud Federation suit(covering those up and putting Federation symbols). So I need a new color scheme, what do you guys think, Classic RX-78 colors, Nu colors, Hi-Nu colors, Gundam Delta Kai colors? Which one do you think could make it look the nicest on it?
Kinda subjective imo, but the classic Nu scheme would probably go better. Hi-Nu already looks kinda prototype-ish, which the stein already is, and getting that weird purply blue shade just right can be iffy