Paul Fields (johnny_raiden@hotmail.com)
Wed, 27 Oct 1999 12:32:49 EDT


So for most of them go Master Grade and
for the Gundam consider Perfect Grade parts
where it makes sense, and Master where it
doesn't...

Paul

>From: Mark Simmons <scorpio@best.com>
>Reply-To: gundam@aeug.org
>To: gundam@aeug.org
>Subject: [gundam] Gundam PG/MG Cutaway
>Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 09:26:31 -0700
>
>Paul Fields asks,
>
> > Hello folks I'm doing a cutaway of one of the
> > retconned RX-78 gundams. I am doing a cutaway
> > drawing, I am trying to clean up the one done
> > for the original series Gundam but make it go
> > with the Perfect Grade RX-78 models out there
> > having hatches that open and the like.
>
> Hm. I note that the Perfect Grade kit has almost completely different
>internals from the Master Grade version - it's one of those cute
>inconsistencies. In some respects the PG version is sensible - it
>sandwiches the main reactor between the core block and the backpack,
>which seems quite plausible. But I do question the use of hydraulics for
>all the joints, which doesn't match the way field motors are supposed to
>work. This seems to be a feature that was added just to make the kit look
>cooler. ;-)
>
> > I do not have any of the Perfect Grade kits,
> > and would appreciate anyone out there who does
> > sending me any pics you have of the insides,
> > hatches, details, whatever...
>
> That would be tough, since all the innards are cast in black plastic
>and won't photograph very well. But I'm intrigued by the notion, and look
>forward to seeing what you come up with.
>
> > The other problem is component interchange.
> > The Guntank and Guncannon are supposed to
> > share common components with the Gundam, but
> > none of them look even vaguely alike without
> > their armor on...
>
> I think you can just use the same core block and leave it at that. :-)
>
> > Question should the Cutaway of the GM look
> > a lot like the Gundam with a GM head, or is
> > it that much different.
>
> The Master Grade GM kit does a good job of adapting the Gundam's
>internals, replacing the core fighter with a non-transforming engine
>block and presenting a new head design...
>
>-- Mark
>
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