Oh my goodness.
Oh my goodness.
The Gundam Planet Tumblr is up and running, check it out! Nothing there yet cause I made it all of 5 minutes ago, but today will see at least 2 updates.
Also, please feel free to request stock and show your enthusiasm through notes!! That way we know what people like :-)
More good news, now that there’s an official blog for that, I can get back to posting exclusively high res pics for this like the old days!!!
So MG Ver. 3.0 is going to be a thing now….
I’ll be making the official Gundam Planet Tumblr later in the day so look for official posts on there, but I just had to share. WHAT? WHY?? How about we do 2.0s of all the other kits before releasing yet ANOTHER RX-78-2?
So I’m at the shop placing orders for our next shipment and just managed to get two of the SP releases of each 1/144 Endless Waltz kit :-)
I’m pretty pumped!
By the way, can’t tell if this is really awesome CG or a really awesome kit and couldn’t find the source.
Look what I happened upon in my travels! :-)
OK! So we might get screwed out of this new shipment this week, but I don’t care! If you guys want to come chill in the shop, I will be there after 12 and would be happy to meet you, even if we’re working on shipments and things!
So naturally, the week I plan a fairly big event here is the first major shipment delay since Christmas (which was also a fiasco).
So yes, still no sign of any of the early May release kits. They better show tomorrow or I’m gonna have to crack some skulls, but I’m still not banking on anything.
The epic gathering might have to wait till another time, friends :(
So they were right about customs being a huge pain in the ass; the new shipment has been sitting in JFK since last Friday, and we haven’t seen it yet. I’ll keep you all updated about whether or not it will be here for this weekend!
So this display kit came in last week and someone had to build it, and since this suit was my favorite MG kit I’ve built, why not me?
I applaud this HG in many areas and strongly condemn it in others. I’ll start with the negatives so I end on a high note.
For starters, I don’t feel they got the proportion quite right. The MG had bulk but good ratios as well. The HG feels like it’s all legs, especially as far as width goes, and even more so without the weapons.
My biggest gripe is the machine gun grip. WHAT were they thinking when they designed this? Rather than make the hand able to articulate down so the stock can rest on the upper arm, they made it only able to be held at this incredibly awkward angle. There’s absolutely no way for this to look natural being held with one hand. I would honestly prefer those awful polycap hands from the US releases to this.
Not only that, the angle puts such strain on the arm parts that this line starts to come apart. If you’re going to build this to display, definitely use putty or glue and paint it to get ride of that problem.
Lastly, while that weapon holder device is cool, it has one GLARING problem: It’s molded so tight that if you try to slide it on over the 573 decal on the bottom of the shield, it actually peels the sticker off. That happened to me even after I applied it as tightly as I possibly could.
Now onto the positives! The shoulder decal is easy to apply with little to no wrinkles. I only had some cause I was applying it while having a conversation :-p Also, that weapon holder is cool, that one big issue aside.
On the topic of decals, there were a lot for an HG. Aside from the traditional foil stickers for the big things, there was a sheet of transparent RG-esque ones.
Good news that makes me not immediately shoot this down to a 6 for the awful weapon grips: It looks great with either weapon like this. Natural and badass, this is the only way to display it.
While it doesn’t stand up to the stellar quality of the MG version—even simply in reference to its respective line—this is still one of the nicer HG kits I’ve built. Decals for details and the general badass look are what make the issues forgivable.
Back to the basics.