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post #271 of 380
One thing that I don't like on the reprint MG Tallgeese I is the massive thighs.
post #272 of 380
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One thing that I don't like on the reprint MG Tallgeese I is the massive thighs.

It needs massive thighs to handle the humongous weight of the pilot's big *****'d balls, of which are needed to even pilot the Tallgeese. (Yes, I just started my rewatch of Gundam Wing).

post #273 of 380
LOL. Well I can understand it in the MG kit. Like you said some time ago, bowei. MG aren't the most accurate sometimes, and I've looked at the Tallgeese I model in pics more than enough times to know that the kit has different thighs to accommodate the articulation mechanism.
post #274 of 380
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LOL. Well I can understand it in the MG kit. Like you said some time ago, bowei. MG aren't the most accurate sometimes, and I've looked at the Tallgeese I model in pics more than enough times to know that the kit has different thighs to accommodate the articulation mechanism.

Yeah, a few have noted MG's to have better posing ability, but not as accurate to the anime due to their size and what not.

 

:) yeah.. 1/100 has some funky proportions. Bu they, awesome modelling. Which is why RG is now the main thing as it uses MG inner frame with near PG grade type of accuracy in a HG scale

post #275 of 380
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Yeah, a few have noted MG's to have better posing ability, but not as accurate to the anime due to their size and what not.

 

:) yeah.. 1/100 has some funky proportions. Bu they, awesome modelling. Which is why RG is now the main thing as it uses MG inner frame with near PG grade type of accuracy in a HG scale

 

Yeah, the RG has a pre-built inner frame but good details outside. The way I see it, its pretty much half way to a fully pre-built model.

 

While I like the looks of the RG, the scale puts me off. 1/144 is too small to work with.

post #276 of 380
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Yeah, the RG has a pre-built inner frame but good details outside. The way I see it, its pretty much half way to a fully pre-built model.

 

While I like the looks of the RG, the scale puts me off. 1/144 is too small to work with.

I have never touched PG's or MG's but I wouldn't say its pre built

 

Building a RG does take quite a bit of time even for a straight build. It took me 5-6 hours to just build the unit straight and then another 4 hours to put ALL the stickers onto the unit.

 

I have small hands so it was fine with me.

post #277 of 380
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I have never touched PG's or MG's but I wouldn't say its pre built

 

Building a RG does take quite a bit of time even for a straight build. It took me 5-6 hours to just build the unit straight and then another 4 hours to put ALL the stickers onto the unit.

 

I have small hands so it was fine with me.

 

By pre-built, I mean the inner frame is already 90% assembled. MGs need the whole inner frame to be made. 

 

Building time is variable for everyone, and MGs are normally pretty time consuming (It takes me a few days to get an MG properly done). I'd say the RG upper cuts the MG here, you get a very good looking piece with less effort.

 

The difference however is also in the injection molding technology. RGs have dual color molded components, which look better out of the box.

 

So, I think MGs offer a lot of options for the Pros because of the size of the canvas and the design of the model itself.

RGs are good for anyone, make good looking models out of the box, but are limited in customization.

 

I'm not a Pro, so I'd like to see the RG technology in 1/100 scale as well.

post #278 of 380
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

 

By pre-built, I mean the inner frame is already 90% assembled. MGs need the whole inner frame to be made. 

 

Building time is variable for everyone, and MGs are normally pretty time consuming (It takes me a few days to get an MG properly done). I'd say the RG upper cuts the MG here, you get a very good looking piece with less effort.

 

The difference however is also in the injection molding technology. RGs have dual color molded components, which look better out of the box.

 

So, I think MGs offer a lot of options for the Pros because of the size of the canvas and the design of the model itself.

RGs are good for anyone, make good looking models out of the box, but are limited in customization.

 

I'm not a Pro, so I'd like to see the RG technology in 1/100 scale as well.

I see.

 

It seems like a straight build of MG would take less time than RG.

 

Yep, my RG looks fabulous straight out of box and with stickers.

post #279 of 380
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I see.

 

It seems like a straight build of MG would take less time than RG.

 

Yep, my RG looks fabulous straight out of box and with stickers.

 

An MG with the RG technology would take lesser effort to make it look nice. Probably a day less as it stands, because the way I see it, making my MG Gundam (trimming, sanding, priming, painting, decals, assembly) has a lot of steps.

 

I'm not sure if Bandai are going to release any upgrades, but I'd like to see them in 1/100 models as well. The size is perfect, not too small to hide details, not too big to be too imposing. They just need to change their designs to add more lines.

 

That said, a lot also depends on the designer. There's a lot of variation among different Gundams.

 

For instance, here's the difference between the different grades:

 

 

The way I see it, the only major difference is in terms of the outer plastic parts. I don't see why it can't be done in the MG scale, unless Bandai want to milk the MG as it as.


Edited by proton007 - 8/6/13 at 11:54pm
post #280 of 380

But I think nothing beats Resin kits when it comes to detail. 

 

Once I gain some experience on the Unicorn, and check my skill level, I'm planning to give the resin kit a try....

post #281 of 380

FYI: MG Gundam 3.0 just came out.

post #282 of 380
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FYI: MG Gundam 3.0 just came out.

 

Looks like it has begun. 

RG technology in MG scale. I wonder what happens to the MG line now.

 

Most of the reviews seem rather impressed by all the Yoga poses the Gundam can perform now biggrin.gif

 

But the response seems rather negative...I wonder why? 


Edited by proton007 - 8/7/13 at 3:05am
post #283 of 380

Who knows, maybe they think the cost and improvement is not a relative good value compare to RG?

post #284 of 380
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

 

An MG with the RG technology would take lesser effort to make it look nice. Probably a day less as it stands, because the way I see it, making my MG Gundam (trimming, sanding, priming, painting, decals, assembly) has a lot of steps.

 

I'm not sure if Bandai are going to release any upgrades, but I'd like to see them in 1/100 models as well. The size is perfect, not too small to hide details, not too big to be too imposing. They just need to change their designs to add more lines.

 

That said, a lot also depends on the designer. There's a lot of variation among different Gundams.

 

For instance, here's the difference between the different grades:

 

 

The way I see it, the only major difference is in terms of the outer plastic parts. I don't see why it can't be done in the MG scale, unless Bandai want to milk the MG as it as.

Yeah, real grade looks terrific....

post #285 of 380

I went and placed a pre-order on that 3.0 MG RX-78-2.  I figure it would be a great place to get into the hobby.

 

 

I don't see why the responses would be negative.  The price is good, and the attention to detail is ridiculous.  Look at about 1:50 of this HLJ vid to get a sense of it.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFoKwPAL3NM


Edited by TMRaven - 8/8/13 at 9:24am
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