Gus Jae (gusjae@channel1.com)
Sat, 7 Aug 1999 12:00:20 -0400


One major thing that some of you may not have thought of... Though the
years, one of the major problems many modelers have with building possible
mecha kits is the gap filling and painting before assembly issue. That was
the main cause of the poly-cap evolution. The ability to complete the
assembly of a individual part and then joint it with another was very
difficult with the earlier kits, like the first two series of Gundam kits.
That is the same issue that a model builder will face when they build the
FG, because there are no poly caps, after the completion of.. let's say the
thigh, all sanded primed and painted, now you have to masked the whole
piece, then snapped on the lower leg, complete that portion w/o scratching
up the paint job on the thigh, then mask that up to complete the foot.
But of course, if the kit was well designed, and using panel lines to hide
all the gaps, then there would be one less thing to do. Unfortunately, that
is not the case with the FG Gundam.
However, with a little brain storm and a lot of work, one can alter the kits
joint system and add p caps and b joints to it. Lots of fun!! :)
Gus Jae
gusjae@channel1.com
----- Original Message -----
From: Edward Ju <gundam@loop.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 1999 2:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Gundam] Quick Review: First Grade RX-78-2 Gundam

>
> >FG is basically the same as the early kits from the pre polycap days of
> >Gunpla. You have to put 'em together and paint 'em yourself. I agree
> >with putting them lower than HG.
> >
> >--
> >Christopher Beilby
>
> With one exception: FG is now snap-on and no longer requires gluing.
>
> Eddie
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