Danny Kim (danny@lookfx.com)
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 11:33:54 -0800


Looks like people had some fun with this topic last night.
Anyway, sounds like you are the one who won the auction on ebay. Can you
ask your guy if he has an extra?

Danny

Lim Yew Keat/Aik/Dorothy wrote:

> The box is twice the size of PG!!!? Are you sure? It didn't seem that big on
> the picture on eBay. No wonder I'm paying so much for shipping.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "L. M. Lloyd" <ubik@austin.rr.com>
> To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 4:39 PM
> Subject: RE: [gundam] Re: 1/220 GP03 Dendrobium onsale at HLJ
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>> This has been discussed repeatedly over on rec.arts.anime.models, but
>> the short of it is that a 1:220 GP03D is actually a more massive kit
>> than a PG. The "wingspan" of the weapon pods is almost equal to the
>> height of a PG Zaku! I have the resin 1:220 GP03D, and let me tell
>> you, don't let the scale fool you. This thing is big! It comes in a
>> box almost twice the size of a PG, and the barrel of the main gun
>> takes up the entire length of the box.
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>> There are numerous issues with how you could support the weight of
>> the parts on a styrene version of this monster. People like to say
>> that it could just be hollow space, but you would have to have either
>> some sort of internal structure, or very thick walls, otherwise it
>> would bow under its own weight.
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>> It might be possible to do a 1:220 GP03D at 10,000Y, but at that
>> price, I would almost think it would be 1:550 or an oddball scale
>> like 1:350.
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>> The goal is to overcome the deliberate nature of the process.
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>> - -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
>> Behalf Of Edward Ju
>> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 1:56 AM
>> To: gundam@aeug.org
>> Subject: Re: [gundam] Re: 1/220 GP03 Dendrobium onsale at HLJ
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>>> To be honest Eddie, I also wonder about that rumor also. Granted,
>>> an MG MA platform would still be very expensive, but you're right,
>>> the way they're cranking out MG kits now, they could probably do it
>>> if they wanted to. I think what holds them back is the fact that it
>>> will still be expensive as compared as to the other kits.
>>
>> Not in the face of a 15,000 yen PG W0C or 20,000 yen PG Zeta...
>> 10,000 yen
>> is peanuts for a GP03D, even if it's just 1/220. I think the only
>> thing
>> holding them back is the shortage of movable joints on the damn
>> thing.
>> With the GP03D, you got a few opening doors/sliding trays and the
>> arm,
>> and that's pretty much it. Bandai's probably fearful that people
>> won't
>> dig it due to the shortage of gimmicky features.
>>
>>> I am willing to bet that they already have
>>> at the very least blueprints for the Orchis platform -- I mean, if
>>> the GP03 is up, then...
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>> I can't wait for a blueprint kit of the Dendrobium for the MG kit
>> like
>> the 1/144 one they had...
>>
>> Eddie
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