Chris Maier (
Mon, 3 Jul 2000 09:39:16 -0400

Well, when I assembled my Master Grade RX-178, I did pretty well except for
the ankle armors and those thread thingys, which I had some problems with. I
also had a few problems with the dry transfer decals. Also some of the parts
popped off(Arm and backpack mostly), but with some work I was able to fix
them. I'm not too sure if the same would apply to the Alex, though...
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From: Echo|Fox <>
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Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 1:49 AM
Subject: [gundam] Woohoo! Got me a MG Alex!

> (sorry for the long post, but the story sounds so much better than just
> "oooh i got an MG alex today" :P)
> In an interesting bit of fate, I came back to Edmonton to visit my parents
> for the long weekend. On Sunday, I decided to go and visit some of my
> anime inclined friends and say hello. However, it being a Sunday, the bus
> routes sucked. I left my place at 12:40pm, and arrived at West Edmonton
> Mall at 12:50. Had to wait till 1:30 until a bus for the southside arrived
> so I hopped into the mall to deposit a cheque I had and pay off my Visa.
> On the way out I walked passed a shop I'd passed dozens of times before
> but for whatever reason the Trigun logo caught my eye. Hoping that it was
> the new Kaiyodo Vash the Stampede figure I did a double take. In the
> display, there were a few assorted neat things, including some little half
> inch rubber Gundam figures. Since I had some time to kill, I walked in ...
> good lord I found the mother lode =)
> A whole shelf of Gundam kits! All kinds of 1/144 and HG kits, but what I
> really wanted was the MG kits, and they actually had a few. As I recall,
> there was the original RX-78 (not the v1.5), a GM Custom (which I almost
> bought), a green Zaku I, a black trinary Zaku II, and a normal 0079 era
> GM. Aaannnndd. ... my beloved NT-1 Alex =) The price was a tad high, at
> $74.99-$79.99 canadian dollars, but I figured it was an acceptible cost.
> Considering most MG kits (from US stores) go for about $40US, tack on $6
> shipping, then convert to canadian dollars and you're up to $69 canadian,
> throw on a 7$ customs fee and the fact that I'd have to wait 2 weeks to
> get it, the few dollars difference was worth it.
> Once I reached my destination, I ripped open the box, surveyed the
> glorious multicolored sprues and laid my eyes on my first Gundam.
> I won't get a chance to bust open the baggies and start assembly till
> Monday or Tuesday, but it was a good feeling =)
> So, anyone have anything I should watch out for while building MG kits,
> the Alex in particular? Someone was nice enough to comment on the RX-178's
> potential hangups last week, so i'd appreciate any similar info.
> Once I get home tomorrow night I should have a few things waiting for me,
> actually ... my master Grade RX-178 (in Titan trim), my copy of Diablo II,
> my Independence Day collectors edition DVD, and this Alex ... so
> many things competing for my attention.
> Wee =)
> ---
> Nicholas "Echo|Fox" Paufler
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