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  • C-Z

    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

    FirstGunpla

    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... 

    But I am indeed happy to an extent. 

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    • Oooh, looks nice.

      I have recently been interested in Gunpla (and tried to watch some of the shows as well) so I'd like to hear how does this turn out for you.

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    • C-Z

      Not gonna lie, I'm scared to even unrap the plastic. Sorta have a headache and too damn hungry so I don't even know if I wanna focus on this today...

      Who knows, man, who knows. XP

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    • As far as I'm aware, HG models are the least complex Gunpla, so you are in a good starting choice.

      But yeah, take it easy and work on it when you feel ready.

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    • I wish I had a Gunpla uwu

      Is it just me, or does that thing really look Eclair Dragon?

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    • 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.

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    • I really want a MG Dynames.


      Seriously tho, someone send me one.

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    • Had to look up the SD to undestand those are the chibi Gunpla. My bad.

      I myself have never build one, so I'm inclined to agree with what you say about starting wherever you like, I just thought that pointing out a relatively simpler build might give some comfort to C-Z.

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    • Why the MG is like the perfect Dynames.

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    • Whoops I meant MG. Fixing that

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    • If I were to choose one........it'll be the MG Freedom.

      Those blue wings are right on my taste.

      Or the HG Try Burning. Now that's a hot one.

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    • You mean the 2.0 one right?

      That one is really great, and I love it.

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    • Also a big fan of the new Diver

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    • @Blaze Yup. Really good looking model.

      Easily my favorite alongside Unicorn.

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    • "Sees Mika and Barbatos" Iron-Blooded Orphans was pretty good.

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      • Loud plastic modeller noises* Been building Gunpla and other plastic models since 2008, ask away if there's anything you want to know.

      Barbatos is basic but good kit overall.

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    • C-Z

      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. 

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    • I agree it didn't do that much for gunpla.

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    • @C-Z What was your favorite moment from IBO? Mine was when Kudelia called out Gjallarhorn over their false flag operation and then dared them to shoot her and Tekkadan down if they disagreed with her.

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    • maybe watch the spoilers spellcaster

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    • 00 models probably aren't the best to start with anyway, considering the clear parts can fall out kinda easily if you don't use a little clear glue or something.

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    • C-Z

      @Hoshi You're right, I've seen vid reviews over that. Although the reviewers new what they were doing and have positive things to say, I know there's no way I'd be able to do it at my level. 

      @Spellcaster Mikazuki's fight with the mobile armor. 

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    • 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.

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    • Go for MG C-Z no regrets, you should do a unicorn kit you will love the skill of those.

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    • Vidar's first sortie in the uh, Vidar was probably my favorite scene out of IBO. Not the flashiest, but he just looked like he was enjoying himself so much after basically becoming IBO's Garma Zabi.

      Also Gaelio x Julietta was a nice to see develop. They still never adressed Julieta's oddball behaviour of eating a live butterfly that one time tho.

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    • Awesome. I hope it comes out perfectly. Plz post the when it is built.

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    • C-Z

      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. 

      Rustal...The slyest man in half/most of Gundam.

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    • Why would you suggest MG Unicorn there's 22 Runners in that thing, you might as well tell him to do PG Unicorn after that.

      Speaking of IBO, the worst character is Kujan yeah?

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    • Since you're talking about the anime, what would you recommend for someone starting the series?

      I bought the Origins manga last year and really liked it so I'd like to know what to watch/read next.

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    • C-Z

      Sorry, Blaze, I ain't going near a master grade. A friend of mine almost runied his first MG Gundam Mk 2 because he thought he was ready. 

      Yeah, sure, I'm not my friend and my friend ain't me but he even has a gundam tool kit and I currently have nothing...

      So what, do I cut runners with a pair of scissors if I don't find nippers? 

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    • @HoshiNeko Who didn't cheer when he got turned into a Gundam sandwich courtesy of Akihiro?

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    • 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.

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    • @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. 

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    • also keep in mind to cut too close to part with nippers as well.

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    • 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

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    • I am interested in Frame Arm Girls actually as some do look sick honestly, though I don't know which one is good for first impressions.

      Also need to check out the HG Mazinger line as well.

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    • A bit off topic, but how do you guys create those black boxes that hide spoilers? I'm a bit confused

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    • @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

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    • @Spellcaster97: To hide spoilers, use {{SpoilerStart}}text{{SpoilerEnd}}

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      why would you wanna hide the spoilers tho? They're a cool quirk that the Age Gundams have.

      ...... *goes back to the bad joke corner*

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    • One of these days, I might find an Astray Noir Gunpla I can afford (trust to obtain)... :-P

      Gundam Astray Noir
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    • Astray Noir is like something that is the most P Bandai thing they could make.

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    • C-Z
      Sometools

      My X-Acto and my little sis' snippers

      These are all I've got. Turns out there are no clippers in the house so my little sister is letting me use her snippers. 

      So is this alright? 

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    • Edgy

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    • C-Z

      I understand but I'm asking if I'm good enough for now? 

      Like, I really wanna open this. 

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    • Well do you want to risk damaging the pieces?

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    • If you have old fashioned nail clippers that cut sideways, they'd be a lot better than the scissors, but it's still not ideal.

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    • C-Z

      Understood.

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    • someone wanna explain to me why they made astray no name's colors wack

      Astr
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    • We never really got an answer for that. Not interested in the kit or suit personally, the design is a bit too edgy for me. 

      I just wanna see the Phantom/Ghost Gundam in kit form OTL

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    • You can always paint it the right color... is probably what they were thinking.

      Sometimes certain Gunpla parts are just the wrong color, it's probably to save on plastic colors or something.

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    • 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?

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    • I don't know what the Hi-Nu looks like, but I think Nu colors would fit better than classic.

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    • Check both.

      The Hi-Nu is just an alternate Nu.

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    • I'd still say Nu colors are better.

      Although I should mention that I'm not biased against any faction in Gundam, so if you really wanna make that Federation colors you're better off sticking with your opinion.

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    • No I am just curious which would look the best on it?

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    • 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

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    • SinanjuTempt3
      So I decided to find some line art to test the color schem on it and my idea, do you think these colors would look good on it from just this line art?
      Sinanjutempt2









      I also did this one as well, as a for fun take on the color scheme, what do you guys think?

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    • They're both fine.

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    • Would you change anything on the Nu Gundam colors?

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    • No, not really, only thing that sticks out to me is that the blue one looks like it's a paint job rather than something you'd see in UC.

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    • Ohhh that is because I am having it reference something different.
      Takamachi.Nanoha.full.2318259

      Specifically this, at least trying my best.

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    • C-Z

      Nanoha? I gotta watch that anime at some point.

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    • Yes, you do it was Fate's rival in more then one way.  Also Symphogear.

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