Re: [gundam] 1/144 V Gundam kits: Whats this skeleton internal

Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 23:40:18 -0700 (MST)

> Basically, you have a very bare-boned frame that came with all but one
> 1/144 V Gundam model kit. They are identical, so you can use body parts
> from different kits and create your own MS.

  Yeah, it's basically a neck and shoulders upper body frame hidden inside
the torso that plugs into a two part waist frame that contains the skirt
armor ball-connectors and the hip-connectors, which plug into two long
'thigh' rubber-frames with the hip sockets and knee joints. That's the
'frame' as it is.

> The only 1/144 V Gundam kit that doesn't has this system is the transformable
> MA/MS Abigor. It's a weird design and will not appeal to everyone, and if
> you cannot paint, maybe you should stay away from it.

  Right, though it bears noting that the Abigor is a _big_ design and as
such, the 1/144 kit of it is basically 1/100 in size because of the
scaling. It comes with an older set of joints, and is molded in two fairly
bland shades of green, and really needs painting and alot of work to look
good. It's not exactly 'transformable', instead, you swap out alot of
parts for 'folded' or 'shrunken' parts to convert it from pointy-headed
robot into pointy-headed hydrodynamic shape. Goofy but organic
and definately unique.


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