Gus Jae (gusjae@channel1.com)
Mon, 17 Jan 2000 00:30:35 -0500


The original of this kit came out at the 15th Anniversary of Gundam. If I
remember correctly, it was done by Workshop Cast. The original went for
98000 yen. A company in HK recently reopened the mold and had added a pair
of closed fist and a bazooka to it. Word from HK is that the kit was done
real nice, but that particular manufacture's resin mix is not that
desirable. All in all, one AWESOME kit.

Gus Jae
gusjae@channel1.com
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From: -Z- <Z@Gundam.Com>
To: Gundam ML <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2000 8:41 PM
Subject: [gundam] 1:35 RX-78-2 Gundam

> I stopped by International Models & Toys this weekend to pick up the MSiA
> MS-09 Dom and Turn-A (no model number given, I note) toys and was amazed
to
> see a foot-long (30 cm) beam rifle and shield sitting on the counter.
>
> The proprietor of the shop is building a 1:35 scale RX-78-2 Gundam resin
> kit. When completed, this sucker will stand a full 20 inches (51.4 cm)
> tall. I don't know who makes it but, judging from the beam rifle, the
> detail is incredible.
>
> I told the proprietor that he should get one of those ubiquitous laser
> pointers and build it into the barrel, which is large enough to
accommodate
> one with no modification to either. If it were any larger, he could sell
> the beam rifle and shield as children's toys. A 1:10 Gundam would be
> man-sized, so a 1:20 Gundam would be child-sized and a 1:35 Gundam is just
> right (if a bit advanced) for a 5 year old. Too many fiddly bits for
kids,
> though -- the sight actually opens up to show the interior "circuitry" and
> there are three other maintenance hatches elsewhere on the body. The
> shield has more grip arrangements than I could make out with just a
cursory
> inspection.
>
> I'm really looking forward to seeing this thing when it's fully built.
>
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