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Armor135
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2002 - 09:04 AM UTC
Thanks for the tip Zach! I've been there a few times before but didnt look for Gundams. The total price for the other web site was $44.46 I think including shipping. the price for HLJ is $27.00 not including shipping. I just emailed them about it so I'll let you know.

Thanks!!!!
Whiskey
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2002 - 05:03 PM UTC
Hey Mike,I have revised my dio plans.I decided that I will have it as though the Soviet Union never collapsed and the Cold War is still on in the future.Only this time the Russians actually invade Europe.I havent exactly figured out if I want to switch the setting from a town or to a forest,the Ardennes for example.I let ya know when things are figured out straight.
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2002 - 03:00 AM UTC
Way to COOL
Last night either on ESPN (Red Wings and Stars) or ESPN2 (My NY Giants) or History (Ice Breakers) I saw an Add for Gundams.

It was great - it had young people (all ages, gender, nationality etc) and thier testimonials on how long it took them to build a model. Then it cut to a closeup of thier creation. It was great to see national advertising of our hobby.
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2002 - 02:22 PM UTC

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Well Im aiming for 1/35 since the wide variety of figures,tanks,etc.Thats why I asked if a 1/100 Gundam model would be good with 1/35 figs and a tank.



1/35 scale vehicles are too big to match the 1/100 MG models. Maybe you can try 1/72. A typical Gundam is about 16-19 meters tall.
Whiskey
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2002 - 04:41 PM UTC
Yes but really Im not going for actual sixe for the gundam since it wont be classified as a Gundam in the dio.It will just be another mech.Anyway they dont make 1/72 kit but they do have 1/60 kits.Those have two problems:1)They are not cheap and 2)They are limited to the variants made.Thank you so much for the ensight though vproject.
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2002 - 08:17 PM UTC
Revell makes those 1/72 scale military kits and here they're just as expensive as the 1/35 models.

If you can, check import bookstores for the Gundam modeling magazine Hobby Japan. It's full of stuff about Gundam modeling though a lot of it is in Japanese but there are enough pictures to guide you through it.
Armor135
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 - 03:49 AM UTC
Zach, the new diorama sound pretty cool. Can't wait to hear more about it. Yeah, those 1/60 Gundams are expensive. I was up at Hobby Town yesterday and they had a Gouf Custom, it was awesome!! too bad they were selling it for $60

BTW, I won 1 1/144 HG Serpent Custom on eBay the other day for $7 including shipping! Iam mailing the Money Order today. So thats 1 done 3 more to go.

Zach, whats your email address? I was looking around on Gundam.com and saw a Gouf Custom in a city. I dono if the model was put in a pic. or the guy built all the buildings. I'll try and send it to you if you want me to.

Mike
Whiskey
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 - 09:56 AM UTC
Its [email protected] found anyhoo I found a 1/60 gundam from gundam seed for like $30!Thats the one Im gonna use so I'll let ya know how it goes.
Armor135
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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2002 - 02:12 PM UTC
Zach, I got the Serpent Custom a few days ago and Iam almost done with the painting and weathering. I have to decide how to destroy this one for the diorama. I think I'll wait until I have all of the Gundams and a base big enough for all of them.

I am going to use that dry wall technique for the buildings and some of the rubble. maybee tommorow I will get to that, who knows.
I was up at the Hobby Shop today and they had a 1/60 M113, it was pretty tiny

BTW do you have a pic. of the Gundam you are using?


Mike
Whiskey
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 08:58 AM UTC
Ahh if you go to Hobby Link Japan and look at the Gundam Seed models I am ordering the 1/60 Strike Gundam is the name I think
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 11:36 AM UTC
Occasionally. Here's some photos of a modified 1.144 scale Deathscythe:





More of them posted here:

http://www.newtype-asylum.com/contest/c083.htm
Armor135
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 12:10 PM UTC
Mark thats a pretty nice gundam. Did you build it?

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 12:44 PM UTC
Yeah. Guess I didn't really specify that in the post. #:-) I modified it slightly from stock with the addition of textured parts, some items cut off and removed. I've never quite understood Gundam in their colors. Seems to me you wouldn't want to be noticed so why are they always the most garish colors in the world?
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 05:04 PM UTC
Hi, i'm new here. This site's great. I actually found this site through a Gundam site that i frequent. I'm a Gundam modeller and have been for a few years, although i've built military models for about 20 years or so, off and on. I'm actually the webmaster at a monthly online Gundam modelling contest site, http://www.cybermodelcomp.com , feel free to check it out. We've received many high quality entries over the past year.

I, as well as many other fans of Gundam models, don't feel like Gundam kits are taken seriously in the world of modelling and we're trying to change that. Here's one of mine. It's a Zaku II. The hands are aftermarket resin parts and some of the kit has been modified.

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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2002 - 01:40 AM UTC

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Just wondering if any of you guys or gals have ever built any Gundam Wing models. Either the plastic or resin ones.



Hi Mike,
I have build a great deal of both. You can see them on my website: http://side7.gundam.com/kitbash along with a some painting tips and other kits.
Armor135
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 01:25 PM UTC
Welcome to the site guys, sorry i havent posted in a while i've been kinda busy.

I like the Saku and, BlueDevil iam checking the link right after this post. I have some pics. of my gundam maybee I can get them posted on the web site. We'll see.

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2002 - 09:08 PM UTC
I just got both the GP02 Physalis and the Kampfer for 50% off their sales price at around $ 20 each at the mall.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2002 - 11:35 PM UTC
armour135,if you email me alist of what you need i could find them for you a YEN PRICE. for me living in JAPAN its just a jaunt to the toy store. here's my addy [email protected] btw thats for everyone that who would want any japanese kit, like the tamiya P-47 that i got before they even thought to ship to the states. just drop me a line and we'll talk. happy modeling stug
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 05:51 PM UTC

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Yeah. Guess I didn't really specify that in the post. #:-) I modified it slightly from stock with the addition of textured parts, some items cut off and removed. I've never quite understood Gundam in their colors. Seems to me you wouldn't want to be noticed so why are they always the most garish colors in the world?



A big part of that is that the original Gundam (RX-78-2) was actually done up in demonstration colors when it was caught in combat for the first time. It was then immediately hurled into the thick of combat, not getting any real rest time until its destruction. By the time the first field upgrades were made, it had aquired legendary status among friends and foes alike as the white mobile suit (the main enemy is known as the Red Comet for his red Zaku II), and just its arrival could have great psychological effects. I assume they decided to leave the paint alone to cash in on that status.
This became a bit of a tradition for later Gundams to have the same red, white, blue and yellow color scheme.

There are exceptions, though. For example, the RX-79[G] Ez8 (from 08th MS team) and the Zeta plus C1 (Gundam Sentinel) were done in off white + dark blue, and all grey, respectively.
vproject
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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 05:54 PM UTC
My Sd Neuzeil..

blaster76
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2003 - 07:42 PM UTC
I saw an article in Fine scale about these...I thought they were for kids. Did they come from some cartoon or are they a wargame? JUst curious, don't need another addiction
Whiskey
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 07:01 AM UTC
They belong to a cartoon/comic series that started in Japan but lemme tell you dude,I dont watch cartoons or buy comics anymore but these things are some bad mojo.I have seen some really great dioramas or just the plain models themselves.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 - 08:23 PM UTC
Hello!

I do GUNDAM models, but only in U.C. series....I hate Alternate Universe...

Long live Universal Century Gundam!

More realistic, more action, and a less far-fetched than those Alternate Universe Series...
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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 08:11 AM UTC
I build Gundams too but the opposite of Lonewolf---that is I do "Alternate Universe" for I dislike the blocky U.C. Gundams. I always build 1/100 for I find 1/144 too small to be of any use. I like height when it comes to "tall" models.

Built----Gundam X Double X (tolerances are OK...parts do fall off after a while)
1/144 Gundam FA-ZZ. (I hated this horrible 1970s kit and used it for hovertank parts).

Started----Gundam Serpent Custom (Ran out of airbrush paint--drat! There's drops on the plastic that I have to sand off).

Have:
- Sandrock Custom
- Tallgeese III (2) (One kit went to make my Merkava 3 hovertank)
- Heavy Arms Custom
- Master Grade FA-ZZ
- Resin EX-S
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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 12:24 PM UTC
My kid got me hooked on these. He's built 30 of them as of right now with my favorite (MG Ez8) on his shelf to be built. Oh yeah, he's 10. He has more completed models than me. About 50, granted, non are painted. Most of his stuff is from Wing Gundam and Endless Waltz. I have completed a D-Hell and a Heavygun, with a D-Hell Custom and a couple of Zaku's started.

Dave S.