Franz G Co (darkholy@saintly.com)
Sat, 17 Feb 2001 20:38:51 -0500 (EST)


------Original Message------
From: "Terrance" <thunderbolt126@hotmail.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: February 17, 2001 8:06:34 PM GMT
Subject: Re: [gundam] Gunpla?

Only the G Gundam and Gundam W 1/100s are HG. Others are ungraded (Turn A
has returned to that). The 1/100 Nu Gundam however aproaches MG status in
quality.

>Ah, screw it. All 1/100s (except MGs) are High Grade. I'm not >sure about
the
>HG X models, I don't own any. And a lot of kits have greeish->white
plastic.
>Only the MG GM looked good with it (or so Probe says)

My bad :)
----- Original Message -----
From: Double-Z <zzgundam@home.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2001 2:41 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Gunpla?

> You're not totally accurate.
>
> Bandai first came out with snap kits when the Char's Counterattack line
> of models came out between '86 and '88--I can't remember the exact year
> of when the movie came out. Not only were these kits revolutionary for
> Bandai in the fact that they were snap kits, but they were the ones to
> introduce SystemInjection--kits whose runners had multiple colored
> plastic parts interconnected. Although you can assemble these kits
> without any paint, painting is indeed reccomended. That greenish tinted
> plastic they used on the Re-Gz is pretty bad.
>
> Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't the G kits HG as well? I know that
> the Wing and X kits were.
>
> Peter
>
> Terrance wrote:
> >
> > Actually, I don't really know when BanDai started pumping out the HGs,
> > unless you're atlking about the 1/100s. The 1/144 HGUCs came around 1990
> > (after ZZ Gundam), followed by the HGEW in 1997. Perfect and Master
Grade
> > kits use the TrueType Injection system, so no paint is actually needed,
> > unless you want them to look more realisitc. Even the
labels/markings/etc.
> > are printed right on.
> >
> > Before High Grade and the standard snap-together system of current
Gundams,
> > the original kits required (!) paint and cement/glue, so they were much
> > harder to build than current kits.
> >
> > As for being an elder, you're probably older than I am (12) ^_^
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Alessandro <changegetta@inwind.it>
> > To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2001 7:09 AM
> > Subject: [gundam] Gunpla?
> >
> > > As I am beginning just now to interest to Gundam model kits (in the
> > > beginning I was interested just to Gundam series and, in a certain
> > > percentage, to Gundam's videogames) I'd want to turn a question to the
> > > elders and to the Gundam model kits' experts that are present in the
GML.
> > > The question is (my interest is connected with the birth and
production of
> > > these model kits): when (I mean the exact year) have started to be
> > produced
> > > respectively High Grade, Master Grade and Perfect Grade's model kits?
And,
> > > moreover, before the High grade were produced, there was something
lower
> > (as
> > > quality, difficulty to be built, and so on), or wasn't there? And
again: I
> > > often hear you to say that Perfect Grade are to be meant as the most
> > > difficult model kit to be done, but, I am mistaking or they are
already
> > > paint; what is difficult in them? I must say that I don't know if High
and
> > > Master Grade are paint too, but it doesn't seem to me to be so. These
> > > questions can look
> > > stupid or worse to an expert but you have to consider that this
interest
> > is
> > > born reading your e-mails. If you want to give an answer, thanks. If
not,
> > > excuse me for taking you time for reading this e-mail.
> > > Alessandro
> > >
> > > "Daremo hitorideha ikirarenai" -- Kidou Senshi Gandamu (MS Gundam)
> > > Translation: "Nobody can live alone"
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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