- Oct 27, 2017
I'm also interested in the HiRM kits because I'm likely to buy the God Gundam one once it gets in stock.
Thanks, I'll keep them for later than.
It depends on which kit you want. I've heard Astray is solid and pretty much perfect. This Wing was pretty solid and barely any parts fell off. The only ones to really avoid are Barbatos and Wing Zero.
Is HiRM kit considered more detailed than MG? like a scaled down PG the same way RG is like a scaled down MG kind of thing?
The frames are solid as a rock. As for the parts, I had a few loose ones on my Hi Rez Wing Zero Custom, but nothing that cant be fixed.
I would say they are about the same or slightly above MG details, dosent really reach PG levels imo. The advantage of the Hi res line is having much more articulation and moving gimmicks since it uses screws and metal parts on the frame.
If you want a 1/100 scale, there's three good MG options: The 2.0 if you want an anime accurate look, the 3.0 if you want a more stylized look, and the ORIGIN version if, well, you just like that one more.
I do like the color variation on the MG 3.0
The thing about gunpla is that
Those are all great things, but they're also true for all the other model kits I've done. I don't really have the skills or patience to do kits that require glue or rely heavily on paint to look good.The thing about gunpla is that
So, the build could be faster than you expect, depending on what extra work you intend to do.
- You don't need to glue parts.
- You don't need to test fit anything or remove flash because the quality of the molding is great, specially on something like the 3.0 which represents the latest technology Bandai uses.
- Even if you want to paint it using the original color scheme, the plastic being in the intended color probably helps, if anything, to organize which pieces to paint the same color.
It looks like L 10 from the RG Astray Gold Frame Amatsu Mina?By any chance, does anyone know which kit is this piece from? It fell off earlier while I was changing some poses, but I'm not sure who it belongs to. The kits I have are the RG Red Astray, Gold Astray, Exia and Sazabi, and the HG Moon, Psycho Zaku, Carta's Graze, RX-78-2.
I know the feeling. That's why I tried topcoating on a simple HG before doing it to my better kits. Panel lines and topcoats make a lot of a difference in the end though.
Panel lining the psycho plate must have taken forever. I like the extra detail the markings give to the kit, specially on the white parts.
It's not that bad with the tamiya panel line wash, it goes pretty quickly.
I was a bit concerned about this before I bought panel line wash, but it just hasn't been my experience at all.
This makes me want to make a second Moon Gundam and redo the panel lines all over again. Really like the kit XD
Do you still do a laqueur top coat gloss first before panel lining if you are doing on the runner?I was a bit concerned about this before I bought panel line wash, but it just hasn't been my experience at all.
I always* panel line wash while the parts are on the runner. No risk of it seeping between the pieces, and it's easy to both put on and clean up.
The only time anything has ever broken for me due to panel lining was some tiny shoulder parts on my RG Exia that I panel lined after assembly, which out of 13+ kits panel lined is pretty good, I'd say.
*all kits made since after I bought the panel lines wash, of course.
It's a really nice kit for sure.This makes me want to make a second Moon Gundam and redo the panel lines all over again. Really like the kit XD
The first one I did was my 2nd or 3rd HG kit so I decided to use a mechanical pencil. I liked the results but a panel wash one would be great too.
Do you still do a laqueur top coat gloss first before panel lining if you are doing on the runner?
I don't think you really *need* anything else to begin with. I don't even use sandpaper since I have a pair of good nippers.Finally about to start making Gunpla after so many years. Backlog is pretty hefty right now but mostly HGs at least. I do need to rebuy/reacquire tools and I ended up getting this off of Amazon but pretty much have nothing else. What else do I need to get? I do have tons of sandpaper from housework, but I don't remember how fine they are.
I do eventually want to try paint some but I don't really know where to start with that. I do have an unused base set of Gundam Markers, but that's about it.
Maybe I'll do that with a kit next time. I did it for my RG Unicorn but I did a layer of gloss Mr Hobby Clear first.
That's the one. I'm probably gonna have to pick up an LED Unit at some point as well.
It's great. A bit of a shame that it's exclusive and import prices are insane.
I only have 1 airbrush so I don't really have a choice. I do remember watching a youtube video where someone switched to a cheaper airbrush for varnishing/basecoating though. It makes sense seeing as those two things are simple enough that they shouldn't really benefit from more expensive airbrushes. I think I remember the airbrush being labeled as a "cheap Iwata clone" in the video, so probably something like a Master G22 but I think those can be hit-or-miss when it comes to quality control.