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    Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    Only the Ver Ka had that issue. They used a different material for the anime version which doesn't have that issue. While it is an awesome model I don't know if I would recommend it for someone trying to get back into Gundam. Having to decal/reverse wash/hand paint the gold can be a pain. If I recall correctly the Psycho Zaku is the most recent Zeon MG. It does reuse a lot of parts from the Zaku 2 2.0 (mostly the frame) but there is still a lot of new parts and engineering as well. It's quite large with the backpack but you don't have to display it with it if you are limited on space. The weapons choices also make it a lot of fun. I would also agree with Noel and Ignacio. You can't go wrong with any of those. My #1 favorite though is the Sazabi. I know you said anything but that one but in my opinion it truly is one of the very best Gundam models Bandai has ever produced. Its articulation is a little limited (but not bad) however its shelf presence is undeniable. I am a little biased though as that suit in general has been at the top of my list since the day I first saw it.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Well it took a week after they put it in preparation in progress status but my 31A was shipped by NY. Still have no idea where NY is getting these from but as long as it arrives safely on my door step that's all that matters in the end.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    I sent my third monthly status request for my 31A to NY last night (ordered 10/27/17). They responded with an update for 'Preparation in progress'. While I know that nothing is guaranteed until I actually have it in hand it's hard to not get excited about a positive change in status after all of these months.
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    The Official Moscato Hobby Models Thread

    Received my Motorcycle Freak sets this past week and began clean up on them over the weekend. So far it has been a breeze. Other than one or two around the box hinges there hasn't been a single pin hole to be filled. The RPG and rifle barrels were slightly bent in one of my sets but those things are to be expected and easily fixed. In fact only having two curved pieces out of all the pieces in two sets is a pretty high mark in my book. My only one nit pick would be with the rifle barrel position itself. It is ever so slightly off center. I have contemplated cutting it off and re-positioning it but since it is only really noticeable from the top I figured it would be more trouble than it is worth. Overall I am very happy. I know captain america has a very good reputation around here for a quality product but this set still exceeded my expectations. Hopefully we will see more of these sets with some unique goodies to pair with the future Sentinel releases.
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    METAL BUILD RELEASES

    Yes I am sure that there is some logical business decision that this is related to that I/we are not privy to. Bandai has obviously been around for quite awhile and is doing well financially so they must know what they are doing. My statement was more a venting of my frustration in not getting a toy I want. It also helps me to feel better picturing some evil villain CEO that has a grudge against me. Sometimes he wins, sometimes I win.
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    Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    That was only an issue with the Ver Ka Sinanju. They fixed that on the anime version and the Stein. They even give you an extra waist piece on the Stein so that you can fix the Ver Ka. If you ever plan on getting a Sinanju I would keep the extra Stein pieces and buy the Ver Ka since that one has the water slide decals. The Ver Ka doesn't come with the bazooka though. As for which one to pick I think all 3 are great quality kits and a lot of fun to build. I probably like the Hi-Nu the best (I visually prefer it without the HWS though). In the end you can't go wrong with any of them. Happy building!
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    Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    I haven't had any issue with the locking joints on mine. I actually like them. They may limit some pose somewhat but at least you know they will stay in place. What I really didn't like was the lack of detail on the inner frame. It felt in no way like a PG when I put it together. More like an upscaled MG. It was disappointing to say the least. For such a popular suit it really felt like they phoned the frame in. My other big issue were the joints that they didn't provide a locking mechanism to. The biggest offender to this was the shoulder joint. It is nothing but a friction joint. There is no way it is able to hold anything out in front of it as the arm always drops. Unless they do a major revision there is no way it is going to be able to hold the buster sword without a stand to support it.
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    Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    As kajnrig mentioned, the inner frame for the PG is quite good. For me the inner detail is on par with the GP-01 and Strike. It is about as plain as plain can possibly be when the outer armor is put on though. Not only is there very little parts separation (comparable to a basic MG) they didn't really even give any panel lines. I painted mine with RX-93 Nu colors just to give a little more variation but it is first on my list when I decide to try my hand at scribing panel lines. As for the suit history itself, it was the first upgrade the fans saw from the grand daddy RX-78 (other previous suits like the NX and GP series were ret-conned in later). It took pretty much all of the visual cues from that mobile suit and made them better (in my opinion anyway). It also had the dark/Titans as an alternate color scheme going for it as well. All these years later though I doubt that it is super high on anyone's top list of Gundams. I think why the kits are as good as they are due to two reasons. First is that its simple design allows the engineers to focus other things besides balance/transformation/gimmicks etc. Second, it being a main suit they still put more effort into it than they would a basic grunt suit.
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    METAL BUILD RELEASES

    Man the EVA MB just isn't meant to be for me. Part of it is my fault since I haven't been able to get online every day this week. However, every time I do I see a new link for a shop it is available at, click it, annnnd its gone. I know it's been said over and over again with these ridiculous pre-order sell outs but Bandai must really hate money. I can't help but picture some sadistic CEO happily giving up the money from a few thousand extra orders just so he can drink the tears of their frustrated clientele.
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    The Official Moscato Hobby Models Thread

    So when are you going to show us the prototypes?
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    The Official Moscato Hobby Models Thread

    Oh man the addition of the canteen and visor will really take this set over the top. What you are providing will transform a pretty good toy into an exceptional one. I can't wait to send you my money .
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    Gundam Figure Thread - Newtype GN-002

    So you have the MB Freedom Gundam? Otherwise your Kira collection won't be complete.
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    The Official Moscato Hobby Models Thread

    Depending on how much the price increases I would be OK with a price hike. I still plan on getting multiple sets but having multiple canister carriers would be cool to add to the display.
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    Whats next for Arcadia?

    This is exactly how I feel about it as well. They also aren't doing us or them any favors by releasing the exact same item a few months apart for a standard vs premium edition. It fills up factory slots that could be used for an entirely different item and splits their customers purchases between them as I doubt very few people are buying both versions. While I much prefer to purchase the standard over the PF (since that fits in better with my mix of Yamato and Arcadia valks) in the end I would probably prefer that they just release the PF versions and give us more variety over the course of the year. As long as they are the only 1/60 game in town for what they are offering I'll keep buying from them, even if it costs more than an improved Bandai version in a different scale. If they keep dragging their heels though out of fear of doing too much too soon like Yamato then someone else (most likely Bandai) is going to fill the need for us and force them under anyway.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Actually I won't be getting it. I have invested far too much into 1/60 and 1/100 scales. I have no desire to enter into yet another scale no matter how nice it is in price and design. If Bandai ever decides to do these in 1/60 scale then I would consider them. My only hope is that this doesn't stop Arcadia from doing their VF-1 re-releases or limiting them to PF only. I'm still trying to gap fill my V2's and prefer to not have to pay the after market prices those are going for.
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