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I have no idea what this is

I have no idea what this is but it looks cool.

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Posted by YUMpoison on 30 September, 2014 - 07:12
The show is on Crunchyroll if

The show is on Crunchyroll if you wanted to check it out. 

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Posted by VF5SS on 30 September, 2014 - 07:27
A Worthy Fool's Task

Great review VF, this was one of those kits that I was unsure of when it was announced but it looks great, Kawamori's unique style is so hard to translate into plastic.
The plastic colors are beautiful. I didn't expect the metallic injection, but is it soft and breakable or risk 'gold plastic syndrome?''

I look at the decals and I think to myself "yeah that would look so much better painted" but then I see how much and I think it's a Worthy fools task.

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Posted by Rob on 30 September, 2014 - 09:35
The plastic seems pretty

The plastic seems pretty durable considering how tight the joints are and how much I had to wrestle the figure for some of these poses.

Honestly I think Bandai doesn't put a lot of effort into their non-Gundam kits so I'd rather see someone like Kotobukiya tackle the smaller shows since they always go all out no matter how minor a design is.

VF5SS's picture
Posted by VF5SS on 30 September, 2014 - 16:25
About the same treatment

It's hit or miss with both companies in my opinion. I've noticed with some kits that even Kotobukiya gives some of their lesser licenses the same treatment.
The latest generation of Super Robot Wars, Zoids, and the Frame Arms models have so much work going into their assemblies while for their kits for Zone of the Enders, you're left with model that needs a bucket full of paint to really make it shine.
The big difference is Bandai knows this and gives you a mile long decal sheet to fill in the blank colors.

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Posted by Rob on 2 October, 2014 - 09:43
Fool's errand?

I recently built one of the Bandai 1/72 VF-25s, which I felt was a mostly great kit nearly ruined by its stickers (I wasn't up to messing with the waterslides). Just the experience of wrapping stickers around the VF-25 shoulder pads or groin piece is enough to make me shudder when I look at this beast. I salute your efforts.

I was surprised at your reference to "hip thingies." I thought it was you who coined the term "Kawamoris" for those when talking about the Armored Core designs or the 1st-gen MP Seekers!

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Posted by Corduroy Bear on 30 September, 2014 - 21:05
Hip thingies.

No I'm pretty consistent about calling them hip thingies or more properly, Kawamori hip thingies.

It's just what they are :3

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Posted by VF5SS on 30 September, 2014 - 21:13
 
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