Re: which GM is better? 0080 or 08th MS Team?

Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Fri, 1 Jan 1999 09:37:58 -0700 (MST)

> The shoulders on the Hardygun look undone to me. It looks like the
> extending piece on it needs something more; I like the Heavygun a lot
> better. All the x-tra details seem trivial, too.

  I completely agree...
  The Hardygun is a great model but a lousy design. Molded in great colors
and easy to assemble, it suffers from "ThunderCalf" syndrome (Build it
from the head down to the waist and you'll swear it's regular 1/144 kit
sized, with 1/100 scale legs) But it's got far too many superfluous
details and very unmilitary stylings and decorations that really kill any
seriousness-value the design might have. But basically all the SF-91 kits
suffer from this problem. Leaving off some of the extra bits and a somber
paintscheme helps a _little_ but never totally obliviates the problem!


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