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Darth Mingus

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  1. This is the set I used.  I only got into the AoZ line late last year so i've only snapped a few kits together.  This sets works on the Hazel and variants.  The Gaplant hands look larger.  I have not tried the Woundwort kits yet, but the Hazen'athely is definitely a different size.


  2. Nope, this release is wrong as well.   


    As for fixing the modex, you only need 1 decal for the tail and the decal sheet looks like it includes modex's for all 4 models.  The are slanted to the appropriate side.


  3. More pictures, if anyone is interested







    It looks like the included decals allow you to fix the modex issue (and screw up the other side while you are at it).  At least you have the choice...?


  4. Sentinel has announced a new line of plastic models, with the first release the Gurren Lagann.  Poseability and options look great.  Pre-painted chest and face included.

    Available for pre-order from the usual suspects.  1st release July 2020.

    From their blog:


     I participated as a staff member at the time of the original animation broadcast,

    Based on an arrangement by Tetsu Amemiya (TRIGGER)

    Designed by Chemical Attack Yoichi Sakamoto (FLAME TOYS).

    In the Priobot

    With the same shape as "RIOBOT Glen Lagann",

    T-REX is redesigned for Prybot.

    Glenn mark represented three-dimensionally,

    Solid shape of each part,

    Waist armor reminiscent of armor warriors ,

    Like "RIOBOT Glen Lagann"

    The result is a plastic kit with a slightly different impression from the original design.


  5. If you plan on masking the parts in order not to paint everything, make sure you use good masking tape, like the ones made by Tamiya:


    It comes in different widths and there is nothing more frustrating than removing masking tape and seeing paint bleed.  Probably cheaper at your local hobby store (always support local, even during a pandemic).

    Also, make sure you have good ventilation and wear a particle mask.  Most spray paints are toxic so don't risk your health.  If you are looking for decals for markings there are a number of options online (these you can't get at your local hobby store).

    I don't have the Yamato set, but most toys have a smooth, glossy finish.  You may want to consider using some high-grit sanding pads to rough up the surface.  Something like 1000 grit or higher so as not to damage the surface.  Roughing up the surface will help the paint adhere better.


  6. I was in Osaka last year around this time and one of the distributors had their garage door open and I saw piles of Bandai goods similar to this.  I was bummed I could not walk in and soak it all in.  Also saw a distributor with floor to ceiling gunpla stacked up.

  7. 1 minute ago, DYRL VF-1S said:
    15 minutes ago, SpaceCowboy said:

    Still no word on when the preorder for Roy goes up?

    Yup. PO night was yesterday. Got cartjacked 10 times but finally scored on AJ at 4:32 AM. I haven’t seen playasia post yet though.

    Got one on Amiami at 2:18 AM EST.  NY's stupid wait system would't even let me on the site.

  8. Just now, sqidd said:

    Has anyone seen people pulling off poses with one yet?

    Every video i've seen has been treating this thing very gingerly.  This video goes through a lot of the gimmicks like the opening panels, etc.

    2 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

    I swear I have no idea what you're talking about.


    Nope, no idea at all.

    My storage area looks like that, then I buy something...

  9. 59 minutes ago, sqidd said:

    If they did a Skunkworks thing they could increase their margin while still not having to worry about shelf warmers. Th Skunkworks thing could eliminate scalping almost 100%. If they eliminate scalping they can raise the MSRP and we would all still buy them. Most of us would end up paying less in the long run.

    Not quite, Bandai either wouldn't or couldn't open this up to most of us due to a party that won't be named.  The skunkworks product would still take up factory time and they could probably do a worldwide offering with something else in their catalog, like Dragonball, that would absolutely pay itself off.

    8 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

    It's not the cost of production, t's the opportunity cost. Bandai has their own factory, it's a question of if it's worth slotting this stuff for production over something else.

    Bandai outsources production of the Tamashii Nations stuff to China.  They partner, but they do not own the factories.  They own the factories that make Gunpla and they do that in Japan.  I think that is why they decided to retool and release the 1/60 RX-93 as a "Metal Structure".  They probably did the design (they have been talking about it for years), didi the analysis and realized that they would probably need diecast (the old 1/100 had diecast hips and legs) and over 2000 parts so it would not have been economically feasible to do the work themselves in their own factories, because of the opportunity costs and all the other Gunpla lines they would have to put on hold to output this thing.

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