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shonen_red
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2003 - 01:29 AM UTC
Tell me about it. A 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72 scale Gundam? Very suitable for making a diorama with both AFV's and AC's.

http://www.mechadream.com/mechadream1.htm

http://www.g-sys.com/
GunTruck
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2003 - 02:56 AM UTC
Hmmm - with premium priced armor models becoming a norm lately - I guess large-scale Gundams are to be expected huh? Only if I could win the Lottery...

Gunnie
mobiledeath
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2003 - 07:11 AM UTC
I like the Cecily Fairchild kit! She looks kawaiiiiiiiiii! Esp the curvesssssss....

BTW shonen_red, you got the kits you wanted in Singapore?
TreadHead
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2003 - 02:11 PM UTC
I agree with you Gunnie.....now, I know my liver's not in the greatest shape, but, hmmmmmmmmmm.................I do have two kidney's for heaven's sake!!

Tread.
Wraith
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2003 - 09:36 PM UTC
Yes, that EX-S certainly makes one consider it, huh?

I'm primarily a Gundam guy myself, so I've had to live with the knowledge that A) these monsters were coming out fairly steadily, and B) no way I'll ever afford 'em for some time now. Actually, I've had a lot of interesting discussions, and the 1/35 EX-S isn't quite as advertised. It's not 1/35 scale, but rather an even more massive 1/22.5 scale!

Even more impressive, Bandai came out with a Zaku II a while back that stood almost 6 feet tall! it was plastic, and I guess it was intended to go in store display windows and whatnot. I think it worked out to 1/12 scale or something. They caused quite a stir when they first appeared, but I think they were too bizarre for their own good, because they disappeared pretty quick.
shonen_red
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2003 - 01:12 AM UTC
Sorry for the very late reply....

mobiledeath : yep, got some of the kits I wanted.

wraith : As for me, I would still go with the standard 1/100. Being big does not mean better. Of course, how will you bring that kit during competitions and making dio with that scale? Maybe 1/72 is kinda reasonable.
Wraith
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2003 - 04:51 AM UTC

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wraith : As for me, I would still go with the standard 1/100. Being big does not mean better. Of course, how will you bring that kit during competitions and making dio with that scale? Maybe 1/72 is kinda reasonable.



Yeah, bringing that monster to a competition would be a workout, but it's not so big that it couldn't be managed with a little help. Dios would be a little extreme with it, but then again, this kit's not really intended for dio work, IMO.

As for bigger being better, you're probably right. G-sys makes great stuff in any scale and this behemoth is much the same, just much larger (although with the extra detail they can add due to size, bigger does tend to equal better). And yeah, it's not really practical, but who cares?? It's freakin' huge, just for the sake of being huge!

I'd love to have this if I had the money, but for general modelling purposes, the smaller ones (both plastic and resin) are the only really practical option.