Nightingale (
Sat, 5 Feb 2000 18:36:27 -0800 (PST)

Thanks for the clarification on MSiA! Otherwise
potential customers will get the wrong idea.

--- wrote:

> In a message dated 2/5/00 3:16:13 PM Eastern
> Standard Time, Edward Ju <> writes:
>> The MSiAs are only slightly smaller than the
>> 1/144 kits, but nowhere being as small as the
>> PalmTop models. Quality is very inconsistent
>> the line, but for the most part I'd stay away from
>> them unless you just hate putting models together
>> lack the skills to paint and detail a kit (trust
>> even a beginner could do a better job on the panel
>> lines).
> While the quality is inconsistent, the MSIA are
> worth the money. No, they are not perfect, but these

> are mass production items, not pieces of art. They
> more durable then a model, but not as durable as
> toys.
> I have the MSIA Char's Zaku II, Gouf, RX-78 Gundam
> and Turn A Gundam. Except for the RX-78, the MSIA's
> are one item that was money well spent. The problem
> with the RX-78, is its arms at the ball jointed
> shoulders always pop lose, but are easily poped back
> on and it has slight balance problems.
> On mine, the panel lines where expertly done and
> haven't seen a single mistake anywhere in the panel
> lines. The lines are hand done, so its not machine
> "perfect". They are perfect for someone who doesn't
> want to/have the time to build and paint a model
> The Gouf and Turn A are the most durable of the
> four I bought. My Gouf can stand on one leg, without

> any support. I will without any doubts, buy the rest

> of the current MSIA's when I can.
> All in all, IMHO, they MSIA's are nice little toys
> and a nice addition to any ones
> They are a mass produced item and it shows, but this

> doesn't mean the MSIA's are bad. If you are a hard
> core modeller, you could do a better job probably,
> but the paint jobs are far from bad. I have done
> panel lines myself, and the MSIA's panel lines are
> done better then the average beginner.
> I have heard some bad stuff about the MSIA's and
> from mine as a comparrsion, and it must be that some

> MSIA's are done better then others. Quality control
> at Bandai must be inconsistent or something. I have
> heard some that love the MSIA's and some that don't
> like them. I think its just because they are mass
> produced and people have too high of an expection of

> the quality of them.
> Aaron
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