Re: [gundam] Quality of 1/144 GP02A


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 13:30:02 -0800


>Greetings, I write from Peru. My name is Alvaro Jimenez and my exposure to
>Gundam has been limited to the Anime so far, but I'd like to start building
>models too.

íHola Alvaro! Bienvendios al Gundam ML.

>Gathering information for my first order, I read in The Gundam Project:
>"The Gundam GP02A from this series (1/144 MSG 0083) was probably the single
>worst Gundam kit released within the past decade". Why is that? The GP02A
>is one of my faves and I was going to buy it.

The comment was directed at the kit itself, not the design. Since you
love the GP02A and want to buy the kit, you are better off with the 1/100
Master Grade version. The 1/144 scale version was molded in all the wrong
colors, and sucks overall in kit design.

>Also, could please anybody tell me what differences and features should I
>expect from kits labeled High Grade, Master Grade and Limited Model?

Limited Model - 1/144 scale-sized kits, requires glue and major paintjob,
and are generally not as posable. They're offered as an alternatie to
expensive garage kits and the only good thing I can say about them is that
since they are not being reissued, they've risen in collectible value.

High Grade - available in both 1/144 and 1/100 scales, depending on which
series we're talking about. Started with System Injection (multi-colored)
parts but now it generally refers to kits that snap-on and mostly molded in
the right colors.

Master Grade - currently only available in 1/100 scale Gundam models, they
were the ultimte mecha model until the Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam came along.
They are much better than LM or HG kits and cost the most (other than the
PG Gundam). Definitely recommended if your budget allows it.

Eddie

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