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First Gundam Kit
Savage
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 06:01 AM UTC
Having just given up on ‘Darth Vader’s Tie-Fighter’, and stashed it as a long-term project (I have yet to find two pieces that actually fit together without help from putty!), I was looking for something new. Behold a cheap Sci-fi kit on eBay, so it’s 1/144 and snap-fast, it only costs 3.75 (that’s $6.90).

I need something relaxing after Heller’s 1/72 spitfire, Vader’s Tie and ESCI’s 1/35 Abrams conversion (All still in process!). No wonder Vader alone flew it, after I have finished putting it together you would need the ‘force’ (and in large quantities) to keep it in the air /space. :-)

Well the parcel arrived today and having never seen or heard of Gundam, I was more than pleasantly surprised, instead of the usual ‘rubbish’ when the words snap, fast and plastic are combined, I found a well-manufactured kit with some very nice detail, it’s the Tallgeese III model kit.

I will be using both glue and paint, we’ll see?
Also found this cheap site for US Buyers:
http://www.gundamstoreandmore.com/index.html

PS: Just bought two more on eBay (Cheap as chips they are!) :-)--
keenan
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 06:05 AM UTC
I never built a Gundam deal either but I am going to try and hash one together for the Sci-Fi group build. I was impressed, too. Better little kit than I expected. I will definitely be painting and gluing mine.

Shaun
firemann816
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 04:24 PM UTC
Any pics yet???
Wraith
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Manitoba, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 04:30 PM UTC
Glad to hear it, both of you! A lot of the reputation these little kits get as cheap, low quality little things (well, except for some that actually are...) is because they're often seen snapped together in 5 minutes after being gouged off their sprues with a steak knife, with their cheapo stickers (if only they included actual decals...) slapped on haphazardly, and not a drop of paint to hide that bare plastic look. They're nice kits to start with, and given some glue, putty, paint and TLC, they can be just as good looking as any "conventional" kit. I'm looking forward to seeing both kits.

Just for a little inspiration: want to see just how good these kits can look? check This out.
firemann816
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 04:36 PM UTC
Mean looking mech
shonen_red
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 08:30 PM UTC
Yep, Gundam is pretty amazing little model. Although they cost very much (I buy 1/100) their details and fit is absolutely fantastic. The plastic is even better and molded into colors. Perfect for snap on fans. Been building Gundam kits for the past 9 years (snap on, no painting and filling) and I want to rebuild all of them to perfection. Goodluck!
SkateOrDie
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Iowa, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2005 - 06:55 AM UTC
this is my favorite and I built the kit awesome movie too


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SkateOrDie
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2005 - 06:56 AM UTC
the same movie has talgeese III in it