Re: [gundam] PG Zaku


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Thu, 18 Feb 1999 23:28:35 -0800


>On Thu, 18 Feb 1999, Edward Ju wrote:
>> if at all! A PG Valkyrie would be totally sweet, though!
>
>Do you think it will work at all? Having started both the 1/72 and the
>1/100 transformable Valkyrie, I think the Valkyrie is just not a very
>realistic mecha.

No less realistic than the Zeta Gundam, I say.

>Even with the transformation cheat (changing nose cone
>during transformation) it still looks uncool and moves rigidly. It's
>probably impossible to combine coolness, poseability, and transformability
>into the same model.

With today's technology, anything will be better than the 1/55 Takatoku
diecast toys which have perfect transformation action without cheat parts.

>Personally I would buy and build a HG or MG Elmeth, with removable panels
>to expose the internal bits. Kinda like the Millenium Falcon kit. But
>that's because I like ships as much as I like mechas, and I am a huge fan
>of Lalah Sun.

Obviously not big enough to challenge yourself with conversions or scratch-
builds despite modeling ability (or the lack of). :) I remember in the 2nd
issue of HJ's "How to Build Gundam" there was a kick-ass diorama of an
Elmeth hangar, which has 3 Elmeths in different states of maintenance and
repairs. You've got panel lines and interior mechanism galore, but all
they used were 3 1/550 early 80s Elmeth kits and lots of scratchbuild parts
and a whole lotta labor of love.

Eddie

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