- Oct 26, 2017
Working on a 1/700 warship kit now make me realise that I need a massive magnifying glass.
I will build mine in your memory... some day.I really should have gone for that RG Perfect Strike and Tallgeese III. But when I was about to order them, I thought about if I really wanted them, or if I just wanted them because of the scarcity. I decided I'd shop around and get some kits I really wanted, and I ended up getting the HGUC Penelope and the Blue Destiny Unit 3 (why is Unit 2 sold out everywhere?).
Though, I might at least get the Perfect Strike if I don't find any of the wave 2 Gundam Universe figures when I go to my local Gamestops.
Older dub.That RG Eva looks cool... but I can’t preorder anything right now :( (combo of tight budget and possible impending move)... plus I still need to watch the show... say was that Netlflix dub an ok option or should I seek out the older dub?
(also as I say this I am feeling tempted by the other 4 sdcs non-Gundam guys, well later this month after I build great Mazinger)
That will be epic! And huge! And waaaayyyy out of my price range
Although true, and I kinda appreciate that the sdcs versions are the classic streamlined ones
Only downside with sdcs shin getter I can tell off the bat is a lot of those green parts on the arms and legs are stickers, and well lime green isn’t a super common paint color(I don’t have it in my Gundam markers). On the flip side as far as I can tell it’s the only Getter Robo kit Bandai has done that isn’t prebuilt or super ancient so that’s a plus
At 13,000 yen it's actually cheaper than the average PG, and with early bird discount it might even come at $100 or even slightly less.
For many colored parts (especially red) it would be better to use a white/light grey primer first before painting.Try To Paint Barbatos Lupus Rex on Red Feet Part by using Tamiya Enamel Yellow [X-8]
End Up both feet broken because I use too much Tamiya Enamel Thinner to clean the colour.
I'm not sure but Its look like a yellow does not attach with Red? I don't have a problem with finger and tail.
I see this clip he paint white as surface before paint yellow follow.
I agree, but I think the fact they didn't announce it as a PG is an indicator we shouldn't expect PG Strike like quality, even if they are within the same price range.Mazinger Z might not be officially called a Perfect Grade but saying it's just a 1/60 scale model is disingenuous merely because based on the price one expects a certain level of detail and engineering proficiency.
Let's take some examples of 1/60 VS Perfect Grade:
There are other 1/60 scale gunpla (they vary between old and extremely old) but they don't have a PG to compare. Those tend to be around the 3,000-4,000 yen range. The lighting edition Strike Freedom is kind of an outlier because of its gimmick and if you compare the regular Exia PG to the PG that comes with the lighting included you go from 18,000 to 32,000.
- Exia 4,500 VS 18,000
- Strike 3,500 VS 14,000
- Zeta 3,500 VS 20,000
- Strike Freedom 9,500 (lighting edition) VS 25,000
I haven't looked into what the Mazinger Z includes, maybe it doesn't feature an inner frame and it is what people call a big HG. However those 1/60 I listed do fall into the big HG category so the extra price should be going somewhere. Even then, some people associate MGs with inner frames but the GP01 I'm working on doesn't have a full inner frame despite having some other gimmicks we associate with the grade.
TL;DR: for 13,000 one should expect the kind of quality you get with the relatively recent but simpler PG like Strike.
Not knowing the supposed size of Mazinger Z, would a 1/60 version be similarly sized to a 1/48 Gundam?
The 1/60 kit is going to be 423mm tall I believe the info said so a few cm shorter than the Mega Size Unicorn which quickly measuring mine is about 460mm tall to the top of the v fin. There may be a licensing fee they have to pay for which may have increased the cost as well.Not knowing the supposed size of Mazinger Z, would a 1/60 version be similarly sized to a 1/48 Gundam?
MegaSize is kind of expensive for the tech you get and the price is only justified by the size/amount of plastic.
Even then, 13,000 Yen for something like a MegaSize is kind of pushing it higher than the already very big Unicorn at 10,000
I stand corrected, then. I went by the scale alone and I assumed it would be the size of a PG. I guess Mazinger Z is a taller robot than the typical 18-20 metres we are used to in Gundam.The 1/60 kit is going to be 423mm tall I believe the info said so a few cm shorter than the Mega Size Unicorn which quickly measuring mine is about 460mm tall to the top of the v fin. There may be a licensing fee they have to pay for which may have increased the cost as well.
Classic is about 18-20, but this the infinity version is 25 meters apparently at least from what I could findI stand corrected, then. I went by the scale alone and I assumed it would be the size of a PG. I guess Mazinger Z is a taller robot than the typical 18-20 metres we are used to in Gundam.
Even as an owner of two MegaSize kits, this one looks like a hard sell unless it turns out to offer more than initially expected.
In the US Bluefin has been bringing over most sublines Bandai has been doing(licensing willing of course), so generally it’ll be within 10% of Japanese prices(again barring a licensing bump, Zords and Star Wars got hit by this), so odds aren’t bad at allRegarding the RG Eva-01: is there any point to pre-ordering it rather than just waiting for it to show up on Amazon? Looks like sites like gundamplanet and usagundamstore have it for ~$45 and it'll cost $10ish for shipping. However, I've had pretty good luck buying Gundams from Amazon - I got my HGUC Revive RX-78-2 for $11 and my HGUC Zaku II Char for $20 with prime shipping. I see that even the Nu hotness (RG Nu) is available for ~$45 on Amazon with prime shipping, whereas it's about the same price + additional (and probably slower) shipping from the hobby sites.
Great, thanks. I guess I’ll just be patient.
I still can't decide whether I want the kit or not. On one hand it looks great, on the other I think it is kind of chunky and not in a good way. And I'm more interested in the Odysseus itself than the whole kitOH LAWD HE COMIN
I love this. It's insane looking, gigantic, and ridiculous. I haven't transformed it to its flight mode yet, I have it standing up perfectly on top of my bookshelf and don't want to mess with reposing it yet. Maybe later.
And here's another size comparison, this time with HGUC BD Unit 3 and RG Sazabi.
No problem. Anyway I think Resetera does resize pictures to a certain extent? It is not like on Gaf where the images will not fit within the boundaries of the posting space
:) For me it never changes because I'm on mobile, I havn't browsed Era on a computer in over a year. But some people have complained about large images which I can assume is pc users
Actually I just saw on the CatEra OT that we shouldn't put pictures in quotes.
Don't actually put your pics in quote tags like you would on GAF: Era resizes images automatically without them. In fact if you quote tag them they become a bit unconfortable to see, as they're very small by default but when you click them they become full size, which can be huge.