Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Mon, 8 Feb 1999 23:52:36 -0700 (MST)
> have to say after looking at all the 1/144 and 1/100 EW kit pictorials
> in Hobby Japan, the 1/100 look more dynamic. Better proportions all
You can't really go by HJ! You know they load up their kits with all
sorts of customizations! It's natural that the 1/100s will look better
then, since they have more _room_ for the mods!
> around, and the 1/144 look stiff compared to the 1/100. The 1/100
> Tallgeese III is simply stunning!!
It's actually opposite in RL.
The 1/144s are newer and have better technology and all-around better
proportions than the standard 1/100 kits. In particular, the Nattaku is
perfect in 1/144 while the 1/100 uses some Shenlong parts which don't look
right at all! The Heavyarms actually looks better in the smaller scale,
where the lack of surface detail isn't so jarring. The Deathscythe lacks
the wing-joints of the 1/100 kit, but it also looks better in the smaller
scale and the wings look more 'fierce' and dramatic as well! Plus it comes
with a back peg pivot which allows you to cant the wings forward, which
the 1/100 kit lacks. Also the wings are significantly lighter and hence
the kit is much better balanced! The 1/144 wing is better proportioned and
has actually more dynamically poseable wings than the 1/100 kit. It
actually even requires LESS paint because the parts are molded in the
right colors. The 1/144 Serpent lacks all the extra weapons of the 1/100
kit, but it's more poseable, and solider which means it can actually HOLD
its weapons properly, and its proportions are actually better looking. You
get the idea.
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