Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Sun, 21 May 2000 08:44:21 -0400


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From: <core@gundam.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2000 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] 08 MS Team Ez8 1/144 Review

> > Anyways, the assembly isn't that difficult. The chest panel (once
attached)
> > should be dealt with carefully considering the pegs might easily break.
>
> actually i've played with mine >20 times, still look sturdy, u just have
> to know how to work it (pull straight out, turn and then pull again)
>
> > Speaking of strength... I accidentally smacked the Ez8 off of my table,
> > causing the tiny antennae to bend in half. I was freaked out of course,
so I
>
> A fate that happened to all too many Gundam models, either the antenna or
> V-fin. Notice that unlike real life models, the V-fin never get damaged.
> The Gundams have lost shields, guns, cannons, arms, legs, even the head a
> few times, but it's always the whole head getting busted, never just a
> bend on the V-fin. I wonder if there's a technological explanation of
> this... It could also just be coincidence :)

What about the Alex's V-fin? I think that thing ended up getting busted by
the Kampfer...

>
> > immediately coated it with Plastiweld. The only problem I have with
this kit
> > is the fact that the neck is huge. The head is like... bobbing on it.
I
>
> Ah... Just push straight down on the head, real hard, until it click.
> For a few wks my EZ8's head was bobbing on the neck too, until i realize I
> didn't push the head down far enough.
>
> > think that's the same problem the Zaku kit has (I won't know until I get
it).
>
> Well unlike the EZ8, the long neck problem on 08MST Zaku is real, u can
> tell from the manual scan (see review on my site). The remedy is a little
> tricky, if you wanna try see my review also.
>
> > Painting the gun was kinda tedious, but doable. Well, I also can't get
the
> > little hatch to open up for the pilot. Anyone have any advice on
painting
> > the pilot? It's a little too small.
>
> Why bother? Look at the manual, even the pro's at Bandai couldn't do a
> decent job. 1/144 humans are just too small. Besides, why do they have
> to make him in such a stiff pose? I love Shiro (the pilot) and stuff, but
> I just can bother with this figure.
>
> Name: Core
> Patient ID: #1
> Room: http://side7.gundam.com/newtype_asylum/
> Condition: Critical
>
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