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Upcoming kits and a HG/MG/PG rant
January 16, 2010, 11:21 am
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A bit of a rant about the current pricing of the gunpla lines. But first up, courtesy of fellow Gunplar Gundam Guy we get some pictures of upcoming releases, including one I mentioned a passing interest on yesterday.

First up the Titanium version of the Sinanju.

And the lovely price tag of 12,600 yen. Seriously, What the F? You could buy a PG with that kind of money easy, and the color, it looks like all they did was spray Tamiya Metallic Red on it! I wouldn’t buy this even if I found it for half off, because you could take the current Sinanju and paint it for less than that.

Next up the Unicorn OVA SP Pack.

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PG 1/100
January 13, 2010, 9:50 am
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Hobby Japan Jan 2010

PG 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame

WiP: PG 00 Raiser #04
December 21, 2009, 11:37 am
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So with Box B (0 Raiser and GN Sword III) done and out of the way, it’s time to dig into the meat of this kit, the slightly bigger, and definitely coming with more runners, Box A. Box A holds the parts for the 00 Gundam along with the GN Sword II weaponry and seals and so on.

Box A.Taken out of the bags and ready to snip.
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WiP: PG 00 Raiser #03

After finishing up the 00 Raiser, we move on to the weapons for it specifically and the GN Sword III which will finish out all the runners in the 00 Raiser box. I sort of rushed through these just to get them snipped out and put together, so I’ll probably have to go back in and do some touch up with a grey marker or pen to clean up on the weapons. One of the downsides of a Perfect Grade kit is the fact that some pieces are connected to the runner by fairly thick nubs, so that leaves pretty big, and noticeable scars. Again, it amazes me that while Bandai can do undergating and smart engineering on runners, they simply can’t be bothered to actually implement it.

Anyways, the weapons consist mainly of small and big GN Missiles, a couple of GN Condensers, and a couple of Missile Holders for the 00 Raiser itself.

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WiP: PG 00 Raiser #02
December 21, 2009, 11:23 am
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I’ve decided to work through this PG kit in reverse, so I’m actually starting with the 00 Raiser.  After working with HGUC’s mainly for the last couple of months, it’s been quite a switch going back to the much bigger 1/60 pieces.  The 00 Raiser itself comes with quite a few large pieces itself, and overall it looks like it’ll be an easy build, at least compared to the mobile suit itself.  One thing you may note with the pictures below, Bandai has gone to a more 3D/Cel shaded look for their construction manual with this release, similar to the Macross kits.  I’m sort of eh about it, but somewhat prefer the regular style used in the MG line…

We start off with the cockpit pieces as you see below.  Simple snap and fit together.

With the cockpit omplte as you see in the upper left, we move onto the engine pieces.

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WiP: PG 00 Raiser #00

We’ve got to start somewhere, so lets start right with the box.  I’m sure you’ve all seen pictures around the net, and while the box looks pretty huge, it is actually much more compact than I was expecting.  Not to say that it’s small, just much more compact.

So here’s the box with the stand.

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