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KromertKromert6 vuotta sitten
I've counted myself a Gundam fan since the Wing and 08th MS Team runs on Toonami in the 90's. Over the years, I would build model kits from time to time, my first being the so-called "High Grade" Mercurius and Vayeate, which are more like no-grades in today's standards. (And expensive ones, at that!) A little over a year ago, a friend of mine was at my apartment, helping me box up to move out, and spotted my moderate Gundam collection.

As I packed, he began rifling through the mobile suits, positioning them around my living room as if it were a battlefield (Which is really helpful whilst packing). I decided it had been too long since my last kit, and started looking in to the modern methods. SEED being my second favorite Gundam series, I really wanted one of the HG's from the Remaster line. 6 months ago or so, I was at a Newbury Comics in Dennisport, MA. I was at the register paying for some comics when a lone Gundam behind the counter caught my eye.

I immediately purchased it, and began assembly upon returning home to Wyoming. (Not quite a space colony, but the conditions are similar =P Also not the most Otaku-Friendly of places...)

I was impressed by how far Bandai's engineering had come since the 90's, and I've built many kits since then, ranging from 1/144 NG's to 1/100 MG's, out-of-the-box to custom paint jobs.. It has quickly become one of my favorite past-times.

Alonside Gunpla, I like collecting figures, mostly badass female protagonists, but also Gundam girls. I also enjoy reading, writing, making music, and watching Anime. (Duh.) I was one of those guys who thought all the good anime came from the 90's, but a good friend of mine insisted I start watching modern anime, and for around the last 2 years I've caught up on many a series. Arigato gozaimashita!

Anyway, that's my introduction. I've never been great at those, but I knew I had to get it out of the way. I'll be writing some reviews in the future, mostly on Gundam kits or tutorials (MG Freedom, I'm lookin' at you!), but i may do a figure or an Anime from time to time.

So until next time, from Wyoming-
See ya, space cowboy!
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I have to agree with you completely, the 1/144 Wing kits seem to have much sturdier joints. I recently fixed the hip joints on Zero, cuz he likes to do the splits and knock stuff off my shelf! (Not good!) But one thing I've found that helps immensely is painting. After a couple coats of primer, then paint, it makes everything fit much more snug, so that being the case, I've decided to go ahead and fully paint Deathscythe, alongside my personal step-by-step method for painting and detailing. I doubt I'll use him for a weathering/battle damage tutorial, I like to keep my Gundams clean. I tend to only rough up grunt suits loldarkrose6 vuotta sitten#1923995Was not too pleased with the HG 1/100 quality as I have problems like "weak" joints: Heavyarms cannons are too heavy, Wing Zero Custom unable to hold the Twin Buster Riffle straight and cannot mimic the wing poses in the box, D-Hell unable to grip the scythe tightly etc. Surprisingly I find that 1/144 are easier to pose than 1/100.
Looking forward to a review of Wing Zero Custom MG or PG first before deciding to buy one.
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Kromert6 vuotta sitten#1923147Personally, I'd highly recommend it, especially if you haven't built one in a while! The Master Grades are simply amazing nowadays. Alas, I've yet to get any of the Wing MG's (Just have 1/100 and 1/144 HG's at the moment) but I really want to add Wing Zero Custom to the collection. (My SD version does not do that amazing suit justice.) Anyway, whatever you decide, best of luck!

Was not too pleased with the HG 1/100 quality as I have problems like "weak" joints: Heavyarms cannons are too heavy, Wing Zero Custom unable to hold the Twin Buster Riffle straight and cannot mimic the wing poses in the box, D-Hell unable to grip the scythe tightly etc. Surprisingly I find that 1/144 are easier to pose than 1/100.

Looking forward to a review of Wing Zero Custom MG or PG first before deciding to buy one.
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I'd like to think anyone who's ever seen Wing is a fanatic, how could you not be?! Lol. It's definitely a great hobby, but once you start building them it's tough to quit! If you ever want any tips or tricks, please don't hesitate to ask! I'm hella jealous of your PG Wing Zero, that is really a work of art. I'm still building up the skill to tackle a 1/60, I'm afraid I'd screw it up somehow!Keripo6 vuotta sitten#1922959Another Gundam Wing fan(atic) here o/
I've actually yet to finish building any of my kits other than a 1/144 Deathscythe Hell Custom, still have my PG Wing Zero Custom, MG Deathscythe Hell Custom and MG Epyon waiting to be opened >_<
Eventually... ---> PICTURE #443855
~Keripo
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Personally, I'd highly recommend it, especially if you haven't built one in a while! The Master Grades are simply amazing nowadays. Alas, I've yet to get any of the Wing MG's (Just have 1/100 and 1/144 HG's at the moment) but I really want to add Wing Zero Custom to the collection. (My SD version does not do that amazing suit justice.) Anyway, whatever you decide, best of luck!darkrose6 vuotta sitten#1922150I only own Gundam Wing HG models and they already fill 60% of my detolf. Decided not to buy anymore Gundam although the new Gundam Wing MG are so tempting. After reading your post, the temptation to "re-new" my Gundam collections just grow bigger!
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Keripo 「ケリポ」
Another Gundam Wing fan(atic) here o/
I've actually yet to finish building any of my kits other than a 1/144 Deathscythe Hell Custom, still have my PG Wing Zero Custom, MG Deathscythe Hell Custom and MG Epyon waiting to be opened >_<
Eventually... ---> PICTURE #443855

~Keripo
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I only own Gundam Wing HG models and they already fill 60% of my detolf. Decided not to buy anymore Gundam although the new Gundam Wing MG are so tempting. After reading your post, the temptation to "re-new" my Gundam collections just grow bigger!
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Thanks a lot! And no, I've yet to build a Real Grade, I've meant to snag one recently but I always either go down and get a HG or go up and get a MG lol. But I'l definitely give it a try!
And I'd be happy to post a tutorial on the process, I have a 1/100 Deathscythe I'm going to build tomorrow or Wednesday, and I'd be happy to do a step by step!
Thanks again for stopping by!
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If you haven't picked up a RG kit yet, (the 1/144 scale ones), I highly recommend it to any gundam builder. The technology and kit design is very different and intricate from the other grades, and it doesn't cost you a fortune to get them.I agree Bandai has done a superb job recently with their kits.

I would love to see a tutorial by you on your building process and such, and welcome to MFC.
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