Phil_Abramowitz (Phil_Abramowitz@email.msn.com)
Tue, 6 Jun 2000 21:38:47 -0700


I bought a couple of the 1/220 resin kits - The Gundam Alex & the Sazabi
(side7.gundam.com/models for pictures). Even though these kits are
advertised as having polycaps and full-action, many of the joints have to be
glued in place. It's was impossible to do some of the Gundam Alex joints
(the elbow, the wrist) in a way that would allow mobility. These joints
also loved to pop out of place until I started to liberaly apply super glue.
The joints are just too small in this scale - and the ball and socket parts
are too large.

Phil

----- Original Message -----
From: lemon <lemontea@earthlink.net>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] 1/220 scale

> Jason McLawhorn wrote:
> >
> > I extremely doubt that they are 2 inches tall. 1/220 scale would
probably be for MS's that are economically infeasable in 1/144, 1/100,
> or 1/60 scale. 1/220 would be used for the biggest of the big MS's. An
> example woud be the in scale Big Zam from MSiA it's a 10" MA in a series
> of 4" MS. Just imagine Big Zam in 1/144 or 1/100 scale, it would be
> HUGH.
> >
> > Jason
> >
>
> Actually, they make quite a few regular MS's in 1/220 scale. I first
> noticed them popping up in Hobby Japan and Model Graphics about the time
> 0083 came out. There were suits from 0080, 0083, I think there were
> even a few CCA suits (but I'm not completely sure on that one). I was
> going nuts 'cuz the price was like 5800 or 6800 yen each - WAY out of
> reach for my poor budget (at least, for such a small item - especially
> in the quantities I wanted).
>
> Trevor in Irvine
>
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