Rafi

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    Hmmm, then I guess that’s why Bandai also ignores the unconventional size releases like 1/72, 1/35, etc. If they feel there is nothing wrong with them then it’s fine, I guess, though I wish they would just come out and say so. 😛

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    You’re welcome! 🙂

    Hope it helped you reach a decision! (^__^)7

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    Yeah, I know about B-Club but I was really hoping at least G-System would be licensed; they follow a similar-ish naming convention after all! 😛

    I know Bandai went after TT Hongli for making copies of existing Bandai kits (which they are somehow still making… no idea how…), but does the fact they are not doing anything to G-System mean…[Read more]

    • I think it’s that Bandai doesn’t really mind add on sets. They don’t sell a copy of Bandais work, rather they get people to buy from Bandai more.
      Companies like TT Hongli just steal the models from Bandai and print them for cheaper so there’s definitely a reason for Bandai to stop them.

      • Hmmm, then I guess that’s why Bandai also ignores the unconventional size releases like 1/72, 1/35, etc. If they feel there is nothing wrong with them then it’s fine, I guess, though I wish they would just come out and say so. 😛

  • Rafi posted an update in the group Group logo of Q/A & Help GroupQ/A & Help Group 6 years, 2 months ago

    Hello again, and it’s me with another question~! (^___^)/

    Does anyone know which companies selling all those conversion kits and extra add-ons to existing BANDAI kits are actually licensed by BANDAI? I even see some outrageous huge and/or detailed kits that I think are straight up new builds, but I can’t seem to find any BANDAI endorsement for…[Read more]

    • They nearly always aren’t officially licensed. With that said, official Bandai ones will be from the company “B-Club”, who do resin conversion kits for older models.
      Seeing as these were all in limited print I can’t imagine finding one is easy let alone cheap, so the closest thing you can probably get would be a 3rd party recast of a B-Club.

      • Yeah, I know about B-Club but I was really hoping at least G-System would be licensed; they follow a similar-ish naming convention after all! 😛

        I know Bandai went after TT Hongli for making copies of existing Bandai kits (which they are somehow still making… no idea how…), but does the fact they are not doing anything to G-System mean…[Read more]

        • I think it’s that Bandai doesn’t really mind add on sets. They don’t sell a copy of Bandais work, rather they get people to buy from Bandai more.
          Companies like TT Hongli just steal the models from Bandai and print them for cheaper so there’s definitely a reason for Bandai to stop them.

          • Hmmm, then I guess that’s why Bandai also ignores the unconventional size releases like 1/72, 1/35, etc. If they feel there is nothing wrong with them then it’s fine, I guess, though I wish they would just come out and say so. 😛

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    Nice! Ty! 😀

    I tried to compare sizes when Syd had the kits in his hand, and they seem close enough. Probably some difference in scale, but hey, we see that even in some renewed/redesigned releases (e.g. gerbera tetra) so should be just fine. 🙂

    Thank you!! m(_ _)m

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    @domokun329 , cool thx for all the help. 🙂

    Mostly I want a more advanced Kshatriya because the shield/binders don’t split down in the standard HGUC kit like they do on the Repaired and the Bandai Tamashii ones. There is an option from B-Club… but it’s B-club so… Q______Q

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    Yeah, noticed that too, but I hesitated to take that for granted as I see a lot of places measure height after mounting a model on an action stand if the model in question comes with one, and the ‘Robot Damashii (Side MS) Kshatriya’ does come with a stand. Q__Q

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    The “Robot Damashii (Side MS) Kshatriya” is 1/144? Sure? The links you gave me are for the HGUC normal and repaired versions. I was wondering about this one: http://hlj.com/product/BAN984442/Gun

    🙂

    • Yeah, noticed that too, but I hesitated to take that for granted as I see a lot of places measure height after mounting a model on an action stand if the model in question comes with one, and the ‘Robot Damashii (Side MS) Kshatriya’ does come with a stand. Q__Q

  • Rafi posted an update in the group Group logo of Q/A & Help GroupQ/A & Help Group 6 years, 2 months ago

    Can anyone tell me what scale the Bandai Tamashii Kshatriya is? I wanted the kit in 1/144th and that seems to be the most complete with all the working gimmicks and effect parts, unlike the HGUC version. Hoping it is 1/144th! 😀

    • The “Robot Damashii (Side MS) Kshatriya” is 1/144? Sure? The links you gave me are for the HGUC normal and repaired versions. I was wondering about this one: http://hlj.com/product/BAN984442/Gun

      🙂

    • Yeah, noticed that too, but I hesitated to take that for granted as I see a lot of places measure height after mounting a model on an action stand if the model in question comes with one, and the ‘Robot Damashii (Side MS) Kshatriya’ does come with a stand. Q__Q

    • @domokun329 , cool thx for all the help. 🙂

      Mostly I want a more advanced Kshatriya because the shield/binders don’t split down in the standard HGUC kit like they do on the Repaired and the Bandai Tamashii ones. There is an option from B-Club… but it’s B-club so… Q______Q

    • Nice! Ty! 😀

      I tried to compare sizes when Syd had the kits in his hand, and they seem close enough. Probably some difference in scale, but hey, we see that even in some renewed/redesigned releases (e.g. gerbera tetra) so should be just fine. 🙂

      Thank you!! m(_ _)m

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    I live in Bangladesh and there are no shops here so I always have to pay for import (transport, tax, etc.). Prices will always be high as whoever is selling has a monopoly and you pay if you want it. An alter native is to search for people offering import services online via Facebook groups (make sure they have good customer reviews). You end up…[Read more]

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    @teetee580 , thanks for all the help! 🙂

    Tested part seems more dry than day before. Lets see what happens after a few days more. 😀

    • Glad I could be of some help 😀

      It looks like it is behaving like the Vallejo primer, it then surely will harden in the course of a few days. That’s great to hear, no need for crazy or elaborate solutions which may cause more damage then good.
      Should you need any more advice, please let us know 😉
      Good luck and happy building!

  • HGUC Neue Ziel! (^___^)b

    If they can make the Neo Zeong, this should be a no brainer as well imho. :3

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    Weird.. I could have sworn I responded to this.. :-S

    Thanks for the response and advice! 😀

    Water Based Acrylic < Alcohol Based (synthetic) Acrylic < Enamel < Lacquers

    ^that right? And reverse also 'ok' for layering. Got it! 🙂

    Anyways, I checked my canned lacquer coat and it says '100% Acrylic' below the line that says it's a lacquer coat……[Read more]

    • PS, if the Full Armor set is from Bandai too, it’ll surely be the same white. Not sure if it’s from a third party though…..

    • You’re welcome 😉

      That is the right order indeed.

      In case of your spray can, that means it’s a synthetic Acrylic paint. This means the binder/vehicle (what the paint is made of) is Acrylic based and the solvent (which keeps the paint liquid) is cellulose (lacquer) based.
      In order to sell the product in some countries, they say it’s Acrylic to…[Read more]

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    Not sure if legit or not, but I saw some offers at 340 or so for the kit on ebay. If I didn’t already have the red frame, I would likely have caved and forked out the dough…

    That said, I feel pretty salty about it as well. Option parts set will likely never happen nor will a standard release as that will shaft all the customers who paid for the…[Read more]

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    b-club? OUCH! That’s going to hurt. Q__Q

    Wouldn’t be surprised at the P-bandai exclusive part. I still don’t get why the released the green frame PG Unicorn as a full set rather than the parts to convert. 🙁

    Really hope we get the RG STamen at least. (^__^)b

    • maybe we’ll get arg gp03 stamen and if that happened bandai would probably rerelease the dendrobium but with rg decals and maybe it would be molded in slightly different colors

      • Would it be hoping too much if they just released a conversion kit with new parts and decals instead of a full re-release? 😛

        • Knowing bandai’s cost cutting measures yes but also think about the fact that it would cost us a down payment for a car and it would probably be P-bandai or worse a b-club resin kit that would be released under the radar with an even more extravagant price tag but i think we are likely to get an rg gp03 stamen

    • yeah it really sucks cause that’s my favorite favorite version of the unicorn and the only one the really pushes me to build one but I dont have $400 plus shipping to spend on a pg that should absolutely be a standard release whether it be a whole kit or a parts set and it really bums me me out that i’m gonna miss out on that kit like i did the…[Read more]

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    Awesome! Thanks for the advice! 😀

    Just a further query though. I see a lot of different types of coats on the shelves like lacquer, enamel and acrylic coats. If I paint my kit with acrylics, then is there any rule that I must use an acrylic coat and not a lacquer/enamel one?

    Yeah, they are BANDAI kits. Thank you again; was beginning to think I…[Read more]

  • Rafi posted an update in the group Group logo of Q/A & Help GroupQ/A & Help Group 6 years, 2 months ago

    Sorry if this has been asked before; I suck at using the search function on this site. 🙁

    New to gunpla here, and I was wondering if the white on all the Gundam kits yellow with age? All the kits I’ve made are unpainted and I only started to worry about this after making my PG Unicorn and then ordering the Full Armor later; is there any chance…[Read more]

    • As far as I can recollect, this hasn’t been asked before and if it is, no worries 😉
      The problem is, yellow is the dominant color in the color spectrum. The plasticisers in plastic will attract sun rays and collect the yellow rays, oddly enough…
      Even indirect sunlight might discolor the plastic overtime. The only option is to use a clear coat.…[Read more]

      • PS, if the Full Armor set is from Bandai too, it’ll surely be the same white. Not sure if it’s from a third party though…..

      • Awesome! Thanks for the advice! 😀

        Just a further query though. I see a lot of different types of coats on the shelves like lacquer, enamel and acrylic coats. If I paint my kit with acrylics, then is there any rule that I must use an acrylic coat and not a lacquer/enamel one?

        Yeah, they are BANDAI kits. Thank you again; was beginning to think I…[Read more]

    • Weird.. I could have sworn I responded to this.. :-S

      Thanks for the response and advice! 😀

      Water Based Acrylic < Alcohol Based (synthetic) Acrylic < Enamel < Lacquers

      ^that right? And reverse also 'ok' for layering. Got it! 🙂

      Anyways, I checked my canned lacquer coat and it says '100% Acrylic' below the line that says it's a lacquer coat……[Read more]

      • You’re welcome 😉

        That is the right order indeed.

        In case of your spray can, that means it’s a synthetic Acrylic paint. This means the binder/vehicle (what the paint is made of) is Acrylic based and the solvent (which keeps the paint liquid) is cellulose (lacquer) based.
        In order to sell the product in some countries, they say it’s Acrylic to…[Read more]

    • @teetee580 , thanks for all the help! 🙂

      Tested part seems more dry than day before. Lets see what happens after a few days more. 😀

      • Glad I could be of some help 😀

        It looks like it is behaving like the Vallejo primer, it then surely will harden in the course of a few days. That’s great to hear, no need for crazy or elaborate solutions which may cause more damage then good.
        Should you need any more advice, please let us know 😉
        Good luck and happy building!

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    Hahahahahaha!! Omg… my sides are hurting! XD

  • Rafi posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    Would it be hoping too much if they just released a conversion kit with new parts and decals instead of a full re-release? 😛

    • Knowing bandai’s cost cutting measures yes but also think about the fact that it would cost us a down payment for a car and it would probably be P-bandai or worse a b-club resin kit that would be released under the radar with an even more extravagant price tag but i think we are likely to get an rg gp03 stamen

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