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Title: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on April 07, 2016, 03:15:19 PM
So some guys here in the office are going to group buy bootleg Gundam MG kits. Really cheap like 600 pesos for a Zaku II Char and 1k for a Hi-Nu MG. Last time I assembled a Gundam kit was back in high school. What the heck, I'll have a go at it since they're cheap lol.


Anyone still doing Gunpla?
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 07, 2016, 03:30:42 PM
How good are the plastics? I bought one for my kid sa tiangge (seems to be from divisoria) and the plastic is the cheap type (think little green plastic toy soldiers) with some rough edges. Some of the parts don't snap snugly. It's also hard to pose since the parts easily come loose. I dunno if there're better quality bootlegs.

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Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on April 07, 2016, 07:51:51 PM
I was told to expect some filing to be needed but generally they're okay. Not Bandai good but okay just to build and play around with.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: lahar on April 07, 2016, 08:26:35 PM
Might be good for those who like to customize or do one-offs.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: dean on April 07, 2016, 09:44:22 PM
sample!
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: WallyWest on April 07, 2016, 10:45:29 PM
Pardon the lousy cellphone photos. Just to give you an idea how it looks when assembled right out of the box. I was trying to put it in a battle-ready pose but the pieces kept falling off, hehe.

I actually think it has potential in the hands of a skilled hobbyist. It's plastic is "makunat" compared to Bandai originals so it's harder to break off the pieces from the tray. You may notice its left arm has clear epoxy - the piece broke when my son twisted it from the tray.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160407/605546b4f3d53a596873dce8f47bb93c.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160407/9105ad516297db30bf5c1e24edc65c76.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160407/6e6f03b0ecea9684eea829cc1136936d.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160407/19982a41b46c5fe7cb83b8bb95c292ca.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160407/501bb7f274d76cbcb8263df3113409f8.jpg)

As you can see from the box it's supposed to be transformable but unfortunately it's no longer possible because of the broken arm piece.

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Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: JM on April 08, 2016, 10:05:56 AM
Been at it on and off for the past few years. I heard those knock-off MG kits are decent for the price. Particularly the full gundam strike variants.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on April 08, 2016, 02:36:14 PM
I see. I notice that that's the HG 1/144. I'm told that the good ones to get are the 1/100 versions? Anyway, yeah mukhang makunat nga. After we get our bonus on the 15th, an officemate will be doing a Divisoria run for us so I'll post pictures when I get one or two or three hahaha.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: splerdu on April 08, 2016, 02:41:07 PM
May Qubeley ba?
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on April 08, 2016, 02:58:58 PM
They're going to scout this weekend at 168. Will let you know!
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: splerdu on April 08, 2016, 03:10:02 PM
Cool!
(http://i.imgur.com/hwUv1GH.png)
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on April 08, 2016, 03:28:07 PM
Yup now I have 4 models listed under my name for scouting hahaha
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: jorussic on April 08, 2016, 11:12:34 PM
Eto ang akin:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160408/c42d7514f6110827e192714d7fde11cc.jpg)

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Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: [X] on April 09, 2016, 09:46:19 AM
haven't built one in a while. not too excited with the plastics on the bootleg ones though.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: i2mp on April 09, 2016, 01:48:35 PM
Eto sakin..hehe


(http://i.imgur.com/sBLpixJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: conan barbero on April 10, 2016, 10:56:24 PM
TT Hongli ba yang mga bootleg?  Saw one from a previous colleague, parang hindi ko masyado gusto quality.

What I usually do is buy lots of kits when I happen to visit Japan or ask a relative/friend to buy for me. I collect RG's and some MG's.  Yung RG kumpleto ko although I have about 5 unopened kits.  MG naman I just buy yung mga trip ko. I also still have about 5 unopened boxes.

Strategy ko para makamura pa sa Japan is I use my mom's Yodobashi card. It'll give you 10% discount on all your gunpla purchases, which will be placed on the card.  Yung nadiscount mo, pwede mo ipambili the following day.

I'll post pics next time. Ayusin ko muna medyo inalikabok at nagulo na yung collection ko XD

Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on April 11, 2016, 01:17:51 PM
@canon

I think what they're targeting is daban pero yeah some are TT Hongli

@splerdu

Qubeley Mark 2 yung meron yung violet. 1350 daw. Kuha tayo isa testing?
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on April 11, 2016, 02:00:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/awnGa6j.jpg)

Actual photo ng box
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: splerdu on April 15, 2016, 09:44:03 AM
Where's the store? I wanna have a looksie myself.

Really want the MkI look but it's been years since I've painted anything.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: [X] on April 15, 2016, 02:50:45 PM
What I usually do is buy lots of kits when I happen to visit Japan

same. and when the wife starts raising an eyebrow I always tell her its for my son lol
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on April 15, 2016, 07:11:07 PM
splerdu,

My guys here in the office bought it at 168 Divisoria. I already bought it hahahaha. Have a looksie and if you don't want it, I'll just keep it. Got the Hi-Nu for myself.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: splerdu on April 18, 2016, 01:02:38 AM
lol Hamann > Ple (and clones), but since you already got it i'll take it, unless you really want it for yourself.

Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on April 18, 2016, 12:15:36 PM
Meet up for some beers at Alex's? I'll hand it over to you there.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: splerdu on April 22, 2016, 04:58:07 PM
Sure thing!
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: i2mp on April 24, 2016, 08:30:08 AM
tried one from Amazon, I think I'll buy more.. hehe


(http://i.imgur.com/URfcllg.jpg)
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on April 25, 2016, 04:40:39 PM
My Verka has the upper torso done. It's pretty well made for a knockoff. I'll post pictures when it's done.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on May 05, 2016, 02:35:35 PM
Officemate bought a Dragon Momoko MG Strike Gundam and the plastic and build quality are great! Much better than even Daban. The white is matte and not glossy.

By the way, TT Hongli is really shit. He bought a Unicorn gundam and he had to mighty bond the head lol. Plastic is too thin and brittle at the same time.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on May 10, 2016, 01:09:51 PM
So now trying to decide how many funnels I want on the Nu Gundam lol.

@splerdu

Kelan tayo tambay kina Alex? The Qubeley is just in the house.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: splerdu on May 10, 2016, 01:25:26 PM
Thursday? Prefer to avoid the weekend coz they're usually full.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on May 10, 2016, 03:38:33 PM
Thursday should be okay for me. I wonder if the cement will be dry by then.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: splerdu on May 10, 2016, 03:51:51 PM
Eastwood ok din. I forgot naglalatag nga pala ng floor sa Xtreme
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on May 10, 2016, 03:53:46 PM
Bah, we can always just park at the sidewalk haha.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: i2mp on May 12, 2016, 12:10:59 PM
got my 1st RG kit


(http://i.imgur.com/fr3rbYN.jpg)
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Heishiro on May 12, 2016, 03:03:08 PM
got my 1st RG kit


(http://i.imgur.com/fr3rbYN.jpg)

nice! pics naman sa mga progress :D
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: i2mp on May 13, 2016, 05:52:24 PM

got my 1st RG kit




nice! pics naman sa mga progress :D




Eto muna unahin ko.. MG... hehe




(http://i.imgur.com/OMtGToX.jpg)
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: conan barbero on May 14, 2016, 07:34:47 AM
Medyo inalikabok na.  Matagal ko na din hindi nagalaw yung collection ko.

Here's a portion of my RG collection. I'm trying to collect all RGs. Kulang ko pa lang yung last 2, RG-20 and RG-21 (magaan kasi sa bulsa and details are kind of comparable with MG's)...

(http://i.imgur.com/vwzKW8Z.jpg?1)



I also collect some MG's I like. Ang ganda pag nabuo pero medyo matagal din gawin and mabusisi, especially when placing the decals. Yung Sinanju hindi ko pa tapos lagyan ng decals yan e.  medyo mahirap puro curves kasi  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/WwIFHBc.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/8WI14lx.jpg?1)


These are my unopened kits. Still trying to find time para magbuo.  Yung laman ng 4 plastic boxes are 4 RG's namely Zeta, Destiny, Exia and Strike Freedom

(http://i.imgur.com/Rri2iUA.jpg?1)



Pag naayos ko na ulit yung display ko, kuhanan ko ulit pics.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: delta_408 on May 23, 2016, 11:53:53 PM
Here is a Bandai SD Sazabi that I assembled and painted:
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/delta_408/Sazabi%20WIP%2013_zpsuihxyh4e.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/delta_408/media/Sazabi%20WIP%2013_zpsuihxyh4e.jpg.html)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on May 24, 2016, 10:28:11 AM
Ang cute ng SD!
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: delta_408 on August 19, 2016, 04:44:53 PM
Here are a couple more I've built:
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/delta_408/P_20160811_145303_zpsf03qn0kb.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/delta_408/media/P_20160811_145303_zpsf03qn0kb.jpg.html)

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n95/delta_408/P_20160812_124127_zpsqasze09c.jpg) (http://s110.photobucket.com/user/delta_408/media/P_20160812_124127_zpsqasze09c.jpg.html)

Nothing fancy. :)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: dean on November 26, 2016, 06:27:18 PM
Cheapest / best place to buy originals? Thinking of buying one or two to get things started
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: otacon on November 27, 2016, 11:50:34 AM
Cheapest / best place to buy originals? Thinking of buying one or two to get things started

Try Plamo Attack. They have a branch at Shaw Blvd., but I usually go to their Timog Ave. branch..3rd floor, same building as Pure Gold Timog. Last time I went there, they were selling RG RX-78-2 for P1099.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on December 13, 2016, 11:59:13 AM
Will be in Hong Kong on the 21st to the 24th. I'm thinking of hitting Mongkok in search of P-Bandai kits. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: splerdu on December 13, 2016, 12:41:01 PM
You already have the Nu right? How about a full-armor Unicorn? Or Strike Freedom because Jesus Yamato
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: barurutor on December 13, 2016, 02:10:19 PM
I don't gundam so i can't recommend any kits, but here are some buildings with several toy stores inside:

Sino Centre, Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
CTMA Centre
In's Point - toy hk
Langham Place mall also has a few toy stores and it's walking distance (10 minutes) from those buildings I listed.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: Louie on December 14, 2016, 02:50:32 PM
@splerdu

Apparently there's a heavy weapons kit for the Hi-Nu already. But since I already have a Nu gundam I'll probably go looking for Zeta or ZZ kits.

Saw the gray Zeta Plus P-Bandai kit. Looks nice.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: splerdu on December 14, 2016, 04:07:52 PM
Double fin funnel mods for the Nu look awesome, but IMO it's pretty hard to execute. Kinda like how a well-done Strike Freedom can look really good, but it's hard to pull off.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: lahar on September 03, 2018, 07:45:13 AM
Just starting out. Needs some detailing and touch ups.

(https://scontent.fmnl10-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40640461_10156592550777486_2057880571392032768_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=be182a3fdd94190189de08e8ff67d8e4&oe=5C382995)
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: lahar on November 07, 2018, 03:55:25 PM
Char's Zaku I

(https://scontent.fmnl9-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45734195_10156741308527486_3545392238949302272_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl9-1.fna&oh=d58c1f9916688ee5f177f1f5933164fd&oe=5C40C7C7)
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: joxsftw on November 13, 2018, 08:39:08 PM
gave mine away to a tpc member a few years back. i had 3 deathscythes, 2 heavyarms and a tallgeese I/II.


but recently bough a new kit. an rg tallgesse I.


man, it's nice! too bad rg's dont go any bigger. at least sa tallgeese I.
Title: Re: Perpetual Gunpla Thread
Post by: lahar on January 14, 2019, 05:33:17 PM
(https://scontent.fmnl10-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49589775_10156878727042486_532419646549131264_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent.fmnl10-1.fna&oh=613e964ec6cd769adb8d589d7b716b03&oe=5CC0867B)