Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 02:26:22 -0700


>i just got my order of sf91 kits. neo, cluster,
>g-cannon magna and vigna zirah. :) gonna get the
>hardygun tomorrow. :)))
>
>i actually prefer okawara's designs. even if they
>makes the gundams look like some funky-sports-car
>mecha.

I prefer Okawara's designs too. Many just compare
him with Katoki and go "Ah, he's an old fart with
immature design skills" without realizing that when
Katoki was still sucking on a pacifier he's already
been doing groundbreaking mecha designs for anime,
and has continued to evolve his style to keep up with
the times.

>the rxf91 kai is the only one i have assembled. i
>share the same problems with eddie. damn hand won't
>hold the modified rifle up (so i tied the fist up
>pretty good). i also can't seem to wrap the hands
>around the vsbr's in a convincing manner or without
>straining the joints.

That was a problem for mine too, but it is virtually
the same problem for all kits with the damn VSBR,
even the 1/60 scale F-91.

>also, the beam shield is
>awkward and looks like it should shear off the
>shoulder verniers everytime it's activated.

Hahaha, your best solution is to just turn the elbow
90 degrees so the beam shield faces front. But that
makes the left arm looking awfully weird.

>the
>elbows and knees aren't double-jointed though -- and
>for a 1/100 kit, the poseability limits are very
>glaring.

Considering the SF91 kits came out right after the 0080
and CCA kits, they're pretty well put together especially
when you compare them to the 1/144 0083 kits, which came
out around the same time. Remember, these kits are
about 8 years old.

>but i still love the design of the sf91 line. racing
>stripes and inane hazard warnings and all. :)
>
>-garrick

The box layout takes some getting used to, but it's grown on me.

Eddie

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