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Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 04:16:53


Post by: Retrogamer0001


Nice looking model!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 04:17:18


Post by: Fafnir


The Crossbone Gundam is pretty cool and all, but 1/144 scale might be a bit awkward for 40k (too big to be infantry, too small to be a titan).

That said, it needs more skulls.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 04:17:36


Post by: Jehan-reznor


That's the crossbones gundam, not enough rivets and skulls

i have a similar thread
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/581939.page

The're also in 1/100 scale from bandai and these guys


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 04:20:24


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Intended?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 04:24:53


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Intended?

No the Crossbone gundam has been available for a while


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 04:30:16


Post by: AlexHolker


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Intended?

It was a joke - GW has a trademark on massive skulls, dontchaknow.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 04:31:19


Post by: PlaguelordHobbyServices


Can't tell if serious or...

Either way, I busted out laughing when I saw it, lol


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 15:20:14


Post by: Alpharius


You can pretty much rest assured that KK was not being serious...


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 15:44:09


Post by: thehod


That's the first crossbone gundam and it's from a manga and that model kid hasn't come out yet since it's part of the all gundam project to make the main MS if each series it's own kit in High Grade


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 15:56:15


Post by: Fafnir


^It's actually the X3. Although there is an MG kit of 1 and 2, I believe.

And there are Gundam Fix Figuration figures of all three Crossbone variants. I used to have one of the X2. Gorgeous figures.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 16:05:05


Post by: notprop


Why does a giant robot need a cloak?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 16:07:54


Post by: pretre


So why is this in N&R? Not sure why this is 'intended for 40k'.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 16:50:52


Post by: Alpharius


Good question!

Is this model a new release?

The 'Intended for 40K' is clearly a joke, but if this is a anew model, OK...


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 20:09:03


Post by: Cyporiean


 Alpharius wrote:
Good question!

Is this model a new release?

The 'Intended for 40K' is clearly a joke, but if this is a anew model, OK...



It's a new release, from the Gundam Build Fighters series.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 20:16:49


Post by: pretre


Although it's a new release, we don't generally do a lot of Gundam news posts. The sole reason for it seems to be to make a joke or suggest proxies re: GW and big models (i.e Knights). As such, it probably shouldn't be in N&R.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 20:20:28


Post by: Azazelx


With it split off into it's own thread, I don't see the harm. Oh, and giant robots have as much use for cloaks as fully armoured space marines or terminators...


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 20:21:57


Post by: pretre


 Azazelx wrote:
With it split off into it's own thread, I don't see the harm. Oh, and giant robots have as much use for cloaks as fully armoured space marines or terminators...

As a 40k general thread? Sure. Although there's already knight proxy threads (scroll up for one linked in this one). In N&R? Not so much.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 20:23:24


Post by: Azazelx


New models are new models... this forum isn't just for 40k, after all...


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 20:31:52


Post by: pretre


 Azazelx wrote:
New models are new models... this forum isn't just for 40k, after all...

I think that's disingenuous though. If the post was legitimately about new releases from Bandai, then it would have some of the other 47 upcoming releases from that same site.
http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljlist/?gb=series&Released=9999&GenreCode=gun

Instead, it's just an obvious throwaway joke in the wrong sub forum.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 20:41:36


Post by: Azazelx


I'm not sure why you're so upset about it. The mods split it off, so ignore it if you don't like it - rather than bumping it to have an angry argument. I actually find the "slightly different" stuff people post here occasionally to be an interesting read, much of the time. Occasionally I even think "I'd like to buy that."

So since you asked:
Here are some new and upcoming Gundam Kits. Some of them look pretty cool, and like other cool models that currently lack rules (Dreamforge Games, Imbrian Arts, Red Box) it's up to the end user to figure out how they could use them in miniature wargaming - or simply use them as display pieces.
























Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 20:47:23


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


Why does the last one have a concrete chute in the back? 0_o


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 21:04:10


Post by: RogueRegault


 thehod wrote:
That's the first crossbone gundam and it's from a manga and that model kid hasn't come out yet since it's part of the all gundam project to make the main MS if each series it's own kit in High Grade


Best thing to come from Gunpla Build Fighters.

That and the ability to watch cool Gundam fights without the constant refrain of "War is bad, mmkay!?"


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 21:04:29


Post by: Fafnir


Azazelx wrote:



That ain't no Sazabi!

Mathieu Raymond wrote:Why does the last one have a concrete chute in the back? 0_o


It's actually a fuel tank. For some coked out thrusters.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 21:05:53


Post by: Cyporiean


 Fafnir wrote:
Azazelx wrote:



That ain't no Sazabi!


It's the Miss Sazabi from GBF


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 21:13:18


Post by: Pacific


 pretre wrote:
 Azazelx wrote:
New models are new models... this forum isn't just for 40k, after all...

I think that's disingenuous though. If the post was legitimately about new releases from Bandai, then it would have some of the other 47 upcoming releases from that same site.
http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljlist/?gb=series&Released=9999&GenreCode=gun

Instead, it's just an obvious throwaway joke in the wrong sub forum.


Really mate... does it matter that much? If even a handful of people looked at this and thought that it's cool, that probably justifies its existence.

Lighten up a little, the thread will slide down the page by the end of the weekend, next to the thread about Gamezone DDOS attack



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 21:18:59


Post by: Azazelx


 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
Why does the last one have a concrete chute in the back? 0_o


I think it's a not-very-subtly-disguised stand to hold it up, since it has a hefty-looking about of crap as a backpack going there. Ironically, except for the chute, I think that one is my favourite of the bunch.




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Ah, already answered. I also like the fourth one, with the two big-arse artillery pieces under the arms.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 21:29:38


Post by: Fafnir


 Cyporiean wrote:
 Fafnir wrote:
Azazelx wrote:



That ain't no Sazabi!


It's the Miss Sazabi from GBF


Still not convinced. It's not even red. That's got to cut its potential to what? One third?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/02/28 21:32:26


Post by: whitedragon


Gundams for all!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/01 02:07:24


Post by: Barzam


I'm going to be nit-picky here, AzazelX. Three of those pics you posted are of toys. The Unicron Destroy Mode, the Banshee Norn Destroy Mode, and that Crossbone X-1 Full Cloth are all Robot Damashii releases, not models. Also, that HG Crossbone that started this thread isn't the X-3 or any of the standard Crossbone Gundam designs. It's a Build Fighters release, which is odd. I wonder why they'd make a kit of a modified design before doing the actual one? It looks similar to the X-1 Skull Heart, but that skull is WAY too big.

I do hope this means that Bandai might finally be paying a bit more attention to the later UC stuff. I'd love to have some 1/144 Crossbone Vanguard suits or some Zanscare stuff.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/01 02:10:35


Post by: Azazelx


 Barzam wrote:
I'm going to be nit-picky here, AzazelX. Three of those pics you posted are of toys. The Unicron Destroy Mode, the Banshee Norn Destroy Mode, and that Crossbone X-1 Full Cloth are all Robot Damashii releases, not models. Also, that HG Crossbone that started this thread isn't the X-3 or any of the standard Crossbone Gundam designs. It's a Build Fighters release, which is odd. I wonder why they'd make a kit of a modified design before doing the actual one? It looks similar to the X-1 Skull Heart, but that skull is WAY too big.

I do hope this means that Bandai might finally be paying a bit more attention to the later UC stuff. I'd love to have some 1/144 Crossbone Vanguard suits or some Zanscare stuff.


I'm good with that. I just pulled them off the website that was linked. Still, there's nothing wrong with using high-quality toys as wargaming models, either.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 00:06:43


Post by: thehod


I just want a Gundam Airmaster HGAW 1/144

The closest I have seen is someone doing a conversion using the AGE 2 Normal.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 00:21:59


Post by: whitedragon


 thehod wrote:
I just want a Gundam Airmaster HGAW 1/144

The closest I have seen is someone doing a conversion using the AGE 2 Normal.



I think you could make a better Airmaster using the HG Savior Gundam as a base, it has a similar transformation and the legs are almost identical. This custom kitbash uses a RG Destiny Gundam to make an "RG Savior" but the torso's are similar enough between Destiny and Airmaster that you could add in the 1/144 Airmaster kit and have a really nice model.

http://www.gundamkitscollection.com/2013/05/rg-1144-saviour-gundam-custom-build.html#.UxPKvIUvl-Q


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 01:18:07


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Joke as it may be some of these are about the size of the knights, pose-able, and probably cheaper!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 01:26:10


Post by: whitedragon


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
Joke as it may be some of these are about the size of the knights, pose-able, and probably cheaper!




Speaking of size comparisons, here is one that shows how they stack up. The smaller model is RX-178 Gundam MK II in 1/144 scale, and the larger one is RGM-79Q GM Quel in 1/100 scale. Both of these are fairly representative of the sizes of most mobile suits in those scales, although there are several that are larger or smaller.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 01:31:26


Post by: Sidstyler


1/144 is indeed about the right scale for a knight (or a Tau riptide for that matter) and those kits seem to be on average about $30 or less.

And it's crap like that which makes it really, really hard for me to understand how the hell anyone can get behind GW's pricing. The knight shouldn't be more than $50 tops, maybe $75 if you accept the fact that it's GW and they're going to rip you off.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 02:06:06


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Sidstyler wrote:
1/144 is indeed about the right scale for a knight (or a Tau riptide for that matter) and those kits seem to be on average about $30 or less.

And it's crap like that which makes it really, really hard for me to understand how the hell anyone can get behind GW's pricing. The knight shouldn't be more than $50 tops, maybe $75 if you accept the fact that it's GW and they're going to rip you off.


Well the imp. knights sold out (also here in Japan) so GW will only increase the price!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 03:22:34


Post by: Rolt


 Sidstyler wrote:
1/144 is indeed about the right scale for a knight (or a Tau riptide for that matter) and those kits seem to be on average about $30 or less.

And it's crap like that which makes it really, really hard for me to understand how the hell anyone can get behind GW's pricing. The knight shouldn't be more than $50 tops, maybe $75 if you accept the fact that it's GW and they're going to rip you off.


Its even worse when you consider that many of the smaller gundam 1/144 scale kits are still around the same size as a knight, riptide etc, more detailed, often come with more weapons/accessories items, fully possible (some with multiple
modes like gundam wing) and come with enough decals and stickers that the model will look half decent even it you don't paint it. Not to bash GW or their fans, but I'm generally convinced that the only people who fully support GW's prices are people who have never looked outside of the GW plastic range, their prices just don't compete outside of the miniature market.

Case in point: Zaku II High Mobility Type "Psycho Zaku"


That's $35.95 from gundam planet, no joke:
http://www.gundamplanet.com/hg-zaku-ii-high-mobility-type-thunderbolt-ver.html

Also I fully support the idea of a permanent gundam model thread in the news & rumors section. Maybe it could be a "mecha & sci-fi vehicle plastic kit" thread so people can post any interesting kits they find regardless if their compatible with GW or not, nothing wrong with people expanding their horizons after all.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 06:32:54


Post by: Azazelx


Sounds good. Get KK to change the title of the OP and this thread can be it!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 06:43:33


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


It's posts like these that make me forget that the rest of the internet doesn't know as much about Gundam garbage as I do.

But then Barzam posts before me and did all the nitpicking I would have before I could and all is right in the world again.

I think Barzam's Gundam knowledge has evolved beyond my own at this point, and folks- THAT IS A SCARY THING.

If someone wants to keep Dakka informed on all the latest out of Japan, I'd subscribe. Beats trolling the Chinese and Japanese blogs for the latest photos and rumors.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 07:20:47


Post by: Fafnir


And Korean. Dalong has the best reviews/previews.

I'd also like to note that Bandai aren't the only ones in the game. Kotobukiya makes some amazing kits. Their Armored Core sets are absolutely amazing.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 07:53:59


Post by: Barzam


thehod wrote:I just want a Gundam Airmaster HGAW 1/144

The closest I have seen is someone doing a conversion using the AGE 2 Normal.




Thank you! My God, someone else who feels the same about Gundam X as I do! Bandai has continued to ignore X pretty much since the initial line. They just put out the Gundams (and half asses the Ashatron) and left it at that. Bandai NEEDS to revisit that series.

highlord tamburlaine wrote:It's posts like these that make me forget that the rest of the internet doesn't know as much about Gundam garbage as I do.

But then Barzam posts before me and did all the nitpicking I would have before I could and all is right in the world again.

I think Barzam's Gundam knowledge has evolved beyond my own at this point, and folks- THAT IS A SCARY THING.


Um, thanks?

Fafnir wrote:And Korean. Dalong has the best reviews/previews.

I'd also like to note that Bandai aren't the only ones in the game. Kotobukiya makes some amazing kits. Their Armored Core sets are absolutely amazing.


Kotobukiya is easily number 2 these days. Sometimes it's worth checking out some of the other former garage kit companies, too. Volks' Five Star Stories plastic kits are things of beauty. Apparently there's also a few Chinese model companies that are worth checking out, like Longoon or Audley. Audley's Kainar series has some pretty cool designs and their kits are supposed to be surprisingly good.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 07:58:56


Post by: Fafnir


 Barzam wrote:

Thank you! My God, someone else who feels the same about Gundam X as I do! Bandai has continued to ignore X pretty much since the initial line. They just put out the Gundams (and half asses the Ashatron) and left it at that. Bandai NEEDS to revisit that series.


I really liked X, but Turn A is my one true love.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 08:00:47


Post by: Ouze




My wife just came in to ask what I was laughing about.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 08:27:56


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I'm curious about that one chinese company that was doing unlicensed Super Robot Taisen kits. In SD proportions no less!

I've only seen them in person, but the owner of the store wouldn't let me check out the sprues.

Anyone ever come across these? I know they had the Sledgemil or whatever Zanger's first mech was (from way back in SRT Alpha Gaiden).

To this day I still want someone to make the Vertigo from X. That was one of my favorites. Very Quebley like (which has always been one of my favorites for its sheer Nagano-ish elongated designs).

First Gundam kit I ever built, and it blew my mind- first kit I'd done with polycaps, articulation, tons of accessories, and didn't know a lick of Japanese. The thing blew my mind. I think I must have gotten this in the very early 90s, maybe even late 80s. A long time ago. Snickered reading the English name of its pilot.



For the nitpickers and naysayers like Barzam, I am aware that's the HCM and not the actual old 1/144 Zeta kit. Fingers give away its true origins.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 08:28:43


Post by: Tech Guard


Hi guys,
if its more grim dark that you want, I would suggest having a look at the Votoms line of kits that they produce. The kits would be perfect for Titan sized models as they are 1/20 scale, I will be building my scope dog kit soon, so if you are interested, I will post some pictures later down the line!
Just some pics of Votoms painted by various other painters:
















Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 10:59:11


Post by: RogueRegault


 Fafnir wrote:
And Korean. Dalong has the best reviews/previews.

I'd also like to note that Bandai aren't the only ones in the game. Kotobukiya makes some amazing kits. Their Armored Core sets are absolutely amazing.


I just wish Kotobukiya polycap sprues were as commonly available as Bandai's. One of the ankle polycaps for an SRW Huckebein fell beneath my modelling table months ago and I've never been able to find it to complete the model. Swept out the entire area and still can't find it.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 12:03:46


Post by: Azazelx


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
It's posts like these that make me forget that the rest of the internet doesn't know as much about Gundam garbage as I do.

If someone wants to keep Dakka informed on all the latest out of Japan, I'd subscribe. Beats trolling the Chinese and Japanese blogs for the latest photos and rumors.


I'll readily admit that I know next to nothing about Gundam and general mecha stuff, and I'll happily bow to those more knowledgeable than I, and happily read a thread with kits and updates etc, regularly.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 12:25:21


Post by: Fafnir


 Azazelx wrote:
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
It's posts like these that make me forget that the rest of the internet doesn't know as much about Gundam garbage as I do.

If someone wants to keep Dakka informed on all the latest out of Japan, I'd subscribe. Beats trolling the Chinese and Japanese blogs for the latest photos and rumors.


I'll readily admit that I know next to nothing about Gundam and general mecha stuff, and I'll happily bow to those more knowledgeable than I, and happily read a thread with kits and updates etc, regularly.


While the other timelines tend to be pretty hit-or-miss, I'd say that if you're interested in any of the Gundam lore, it'd be worth watching some stuff from the Universal Century timeline. If you're strapped for time, the OVAs (mini series, essentially) 0080: War in the Pocket, 0083: Stardust Memory, and 8th MS Team are great starting points.
The original series, Zeta Gundam (also a series), and Char's Counterattack (movie) are also great if you have the time, and are the main framework for the entire UC timeline. The original series and Zeta Gundam also have some streamlined movie series, which are actually pretty good.

And if you just want a standalone series, Turn A Gundam is easily the best series of the entire bunch. The mecha designs are also done by Syd Mead, and they look all kinds of awesome.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 13:08:50


Post by: CaulynDarr


 Barzam wrote:


Thank you! My God, someone else who feels the same about Gundam X as I do! Bandai has continued to ignore X pretty much since the initial line. They just put out the Gundams (and half asses the Ashatron) and left it at that. Bandai NEEDS to revisit that series.


It has been getting some love of late. Last year they released the X and Double-X as HGUC kits. And they just released the X as a Master Grade kit last month.

http://www.gundamplanet.com/mg-gx-9900-gundam-x.html


As for the comparison between what Bandai does versus GW. They are not just outclassed in terms of size and posability, but in their molding skill as well. A Master Grade kit will come with sprues in at least 4 colors(sometimes multiple colors on the same sprue), and different types of plastic as well. They use polystyrene for the basic elements, a little ABS for the structural elements than need extra strength, and finally the rubbery plastic for the pollycaps. They've even managed to come up with an injection technology that allows them to mold a second plastic layer around another.

More design, more engineering, more base material, a market primarily popular in a single region, and they still handily beat GW in terms of price.


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 Fafnir wrote:


While the other timelines tend to be pretty hit-or-miss, I'd say that if you're interested in any of the Gundam lore, it'd be worth watching some stuff from the Universal Century timeline. If you're strapped for time, the OVAs (mini series, essentially) 0080: War in the Pocket, 0083: Stardust Memory, and 8th MS Team are great starting points.
The original series, Zeta Gundam (also a series), and Char's Counterattack (movie) are also great if you have the time, and are the main framework for the entire UC timeline. The original series and Zeta Gundam also have some streamlined movie series, which are actually pretty good.

And if you just want a standalone series, Turn A Gundam is easily the best series of the entire bunch. The mecha designs are also done by Syd Mead, and they look all kinds of awesome.


As a die hard UC fan, I was pleasantly surprised by Double O. The first season was excellent, despite suffering from the over designed toy-like mobile suit design that infects most of the alternate continuity series. The show is also kind of weird as you find yourself rooting for the antagonists throughout a good portion of the show.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 13:25:49


Post by: Jehan-reznor


RogueRegault wrote:
 Fafnir wrote:
And Korean. Dalong has the best reviews/previews.

I'd also like to note that Bandai aren't the only ones in the game. Kotobukiya makes some amazing kits. Their Armored Core sets are absolutely amazing.


I just wish Kotobukiya polycap sprues were as commonly available as Bandai's. One of the ankle polycaps for an SRW Huckebein fell beneath my modelling table months ago and I've never been able to find it to complete the model. Swept out the entire area and still can't find it.


Well they sell 'm here, which one are you looking for?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 14:36:03


Post by: whitedragon


 CaulynDarr wrote:


As for the comparison between what Bandai does versus GW. They are not just outclassed in terms of size and posability, but in their molding skill as well. A Master Grade kit will come with sprues in at least 4 colors(sometimes multiple colors on the same sprue), and different types of plastic as well. They use polystyrene for the basic elements, a little ABS for the structural elements than need extra strength, and finally the rubbery plastic for the pollycaps. They've even managed to come up with an injection technology that allows them to mold a second plastic layer around another.

More design, more engineering, more base material, a market primarily popular in a single region, and they still handily beat GW in terms of price.



The Real Grades and some of the newer High Grade kits are sometimes even better than some of the Master Grades, and in smaller scale!

But we all compare against GW, but remember they aren't the only miniature company making expensive Giant Robots either.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 14:51:48


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Those sure are some nice looking scopedog photos there Techguard!

I have vague recollections of trying to squeeze a Marshydog that I got in the early 90s into a game of 40k with my brothers. Maybe it was a game of Epic. We tended to try and find uses for all of the Japanese kits we were buying back in those days. There had been a hobby shop near my Grandparents' house that had bought out the stock of some Japanese store. The owner could care less about the giant wall of robots, kaiju, spaceships and various other random things he now owned. I'm pretty sure he priced everything by the size of the boxes too, and since there was so much of it, he just wanted to clear it as quickly as he could.

Between the 3 of us we did our damnedest to buy it all. Sadly the owner was a big unhealthy chain smoker type, had himself a heart attack, and the shop closed before we could own everything. I'm pretty sure Pegasus Hobbies in Southern CA bought a good chunk of their stock, seeing as they still own a wall of unbuilt late 80s mecha kits from a variety of long gone companies.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 16:15:30


Post by: Barzam


Fafnir wrote:
I really liked X, but Turn A is my one true love.


Turn A was good, but I still feel that the Earth Militia were the actual bad guys of that series. Considering they were manipulating the Moon Race from the very start and were attacking civilians, I had a very hard time sympathizing with them. I think Turn A probably got the shaft even worse than X though in terms of merchandise. They made, what, two whole Diana Counter Mobile Suits?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 19:49:39


Post by: Fafnir


 Barzam wrote:
Fafnir wrote:
I really liked X, but Turn A is my one true love.


Turn A was good, but I still feel that the Earth Militia were the actual bad guys of that series. Considering they were manipulating the Moon Race from the very start and were attacking civilians, I had a very hard time sympathizing with them.


Remember, this is a Tomino Gundam series. You're going to have a difficult time finding a clear-cut good and bad side. This is the same guy who made the Feddies the good guys in First Gundam, only to turn them into the Titans come Zeta.

I think Turn A probably got the shaft even worse than X though in terms of merchandise. They made, what, two whole Diana Counter Mobile Suits?


It is worth noting that by the time Turn A had come about, Tomino had become tired of having all his works exist just to sell toys. Part of his intentions for the designs of Turn A were to have everything be as difficult to turn into a toy as possible. That said, Bandai did get around to releasing an MG Turn A Gundam, and it looks fantastic. If I had room for it, I'd definitely buy one.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 19:54:50


Post by: Mr Morden


I'd Love some of the Robotech / BattleTech models in 28mm

Warhammer, Marauder and Locust would be brilliant.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 20:30:27


Post by: Platuan4th


 Fafnir wrote:

Remember, this is a Tomino Gundam series. You're going to have a difficult time finding a clear-cut good and bad side. This is the same guy who made the Feddies the good guys in First Gundam, only to turn them into the Titans come Zeta.


But it makes sense that they became the Titans. I mean, they'd just come off an attack by an enemy willing to use nuclear weapons and with numbers that Zeon forces shouldn't have had at the time. Forming a unit dedicated to hunting down and taking out that threat makes sense, just someone in charge took it beyond the logical extreme.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 20:36:38


Post by: Fafnir


 Platuan4th wrote:
 Fafnir wrote:

Remember, this is a Tomino Gundam series. You're going to have a difficult time finding a clear-cut good and bad side. This is the same guy who made the Feddies the good guys in First Gundam, only to turn them into the Titans come Zeta.


But it makes sense that they became the Titans. I mean, they'd just come off an attack by an enemy willing to use nuclear weapons and with numbers that Zeon forces shouldn't have had at the time. Forming a unit dedicated to hunting down and taking out that threat makes sense, just someone in charge took it beyond the logical extreme.


...Not to mention a colony drop...

But the point is, short of Gihren, most of the people and factions in the UC aren't entirely evil (or good), even if they do a lot of really bad things.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 20:42:54


Post by: Cyporiean


This is getting off topic, discussion of the Gundam Anime series should probably goto the Anime thread in OT.


Back on topic (of Japanese Plamo goods for Tabletop Gamers)

Here are some new detailing sets coming out that would be good for IG Players IMO.


http://www.hlj.com/product/LEGLF1275/Mil


http://www.hlj.com/product/LEGLF1277/Mil


http://www.hlj.com/product/LEGLF1274/Mil


http://www.hlj.com/product/LEGLF1273/Mil

More:
http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljlist?ItemGroup=LEG1403


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 20:46:12


Post by: Ironwill13791


I actually can't wait for the MGBF Star Build Strike to come out. I will be picking up the HG kit, but the MG is going to be beautiful.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 20:47:37


Post by: Platuan4th


 Fafnir wrote:

...Not to mention a colony drop...


I didn't include that because that was fairly standard Zeon tactics(a successful drop during Operation British and at least one more attempted during the OYW).


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 21:25:03


Post by: whitedragon


 Ironwill13791 wrote:
I actually can't wait for the MGBF Star Build Strike to come out. I will be picking up the HG kit, but the MG is going to be beautiful.


I feel like the Star Build Strike is a little too busy. I really liked the Build Strike Full Package, and even the Build Gundam MK II (except the HG looks off from the anime). I also like the Zaku Amazing, but for some reason the HG kit looks terrible. It deserves a Real Grade kitbash or something.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/03 21:47:54


Post by: Fafnir


Looks far too gaudy for me. I absolutely loved the look of the original Strike Gundam (I even used to have a Perfect Grade model of it) because it was such a simple and elegant update of the classic RX-79.
The Star Build suffers from the same fate that most of the later SEED-era MS had, being overdesigned to the point of self-parody.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 00:59:24


Post by: Ironwill13791


Different strokes I guess. I do like both the Build Strike and Build MK II.

There was a lot of variation to the Strike also. Each different pack gave it a different loadout, but was focused on a single "theme" (like the sword pack).

Of course, I do like the double X HG kit(Gundam X is such an underrated series).


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 01:26:48


Post by: Lou_Cypher


Needs more G Gundam. Preferrably a counts as Knight for a Guard Army with lots of Rough Riders.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 01:33:54


Post by: SickSix


I have been really tempted to get one of these to use as a Riptide. Half the price and it has stellar reviews.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 01:44:09


Post by: whitedragon


 SickSix wrote:
I have been really tempted to get one of these to use as a Riptide. Half the price and it has stellar reviews.



If that is a 1/100 scale it will be way too big for a Riptide I'm thinkin. Consider 1/144 scale kits, although the Wing Gundam kits tend to be a little smaller I guess...

Depending on your loadout, the following are good choices:

Gundam Leopard (From Gundam X)
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN52671/Gun

Gundam Leopard Destroy (From Gundam X)
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN55022/Gun

Gundam Heavy Arms (From Wing Gundam, the one you listed already)
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN47367/Gun

Gundam Heavy Arms Custom (From Endless Waltz)
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN61210/Gun

Serpent Custom (From Endless Waltz)
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN61212/Gun

Jesta Cannon (From Gundam Unicorn)
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN981329/Gun

Enjoy!

EDIT: This link explains the difference between Grades and Scales pretty well:
http://www.toymania.com/columns/speedlines/speed_0621b.shtml


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 01:45:58


Post by: Miguelsan


http://www.hlj.com/product/MAX01009/Sci

I already have a Dougram on my table waiting to be used as Tau allied, Imperial Knight or something like that.

M.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 02:23:58


Post by: Barzam


I'm really curious about how that Dougram kit will turn out. Max Factory isn't exactly known for making models.

Oh, Tamburlaine, the company that made those Chinese SRW kits is called Model Comprehend. They've also made some knock off and original variants of the Nu Gundam (including a ground combat model), an SD S Gundam, and some other Chinese robots.

Ironwill- I'm pretty sure the MG Build Strike is already out.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 02:49:05


Post by: Jehan-reznor


I have this one pre-ordered from Valkerian/Gallian Chronicles Edelweiss!



And this one is nice as heavy tank Gundam UC M61A5 main battle tank



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 03:55:06


Post by: Omicron-Fenrir


Ive always wanted to kit bash Gundam stuff with Tau Crisis suits. while we are at it can we include HMM Kotobokya Zoids?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 04:03:57


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Dragonar.

It just popped back into my head.

I want to build a Dragonar D-1.

Did they ever do that updated model when they made the Layzner kits a few years back?

Then I started thinking about all the other stuff Bandai has teased me with over the years, like those Digimon kits that were going to be part of that MG line they were doing Kamen Riders and stuff in. I think it was some Angemon variation and War Greymon. Would have been pretty cool.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 04:22:15


Post by: Ironwill13791


 Barzam wrote:


Ironwill- I'm pretty sure the MG Build Strike is already out.


Yeah, they have the MGBF Build Strike Full Package out already. I just personally like the Star Build Strike a bit more, and that only has an HG kit out (although still a really nice kit).


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 07:50:52


Post by: basement.dweller


Does anyone remember the old Robotech model kits that Revell licensed? Most of the "odd" ones were old kits from the Dougram anime produced by Takara. This isn't exactly Gundam or Bandai, but in the general vicinity and I was hoping maybe someone knew if there has been any reissues or new kits of those as they fetch a hefty price on ebay. While the mechs were quite 80's in design, there were some cool vehicles and a couple of walker platforms that had an interesting design.

Specifically the Tequila Gunner in 1/48 scale pictured below.

Spoiler:


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 08:04:11


Post by: rayphoton


I'm totally using the gundam heavy arms custom as a forgefeind conversion with reaper auto guns

http://kusakusa.wordpress.com/2008/02/29/heavy-arms-custom/

Its currently a very early wip

just add spikes, chains, and a whole lot of decay. I'm an Texan so we don't have things like..."gw stores" to game in so I shouldn't have too much problem using it as a proxy. I hope


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 13:22:30


Post by: Vain


Spoiler:


Can someone please tell me I can buy that rotary cannon separately? I am currently making a Mech-Tide (Mechanicus inspired Riptide) and that would work perfectly!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 13:37:38


Post by: CaulynDarr


 Vain wrote:
Spoiler:


Can someone please tell me I can buy that rotary cannon separately? I am currently making a Mech-Tide (Mechanicus inspired Riptide) and that would work perfectly!


I don't think you can. Look at it this way; the kit only cost $45. So if you bought it and threw away everything but the cannon, you'd be getting the same value in plastic as if you bought a whole GW model.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 13:45:27


Post by: SickSix


 Vain wrote:
Spoiler:


Can someone please tell me I can buy that rotary cannon separately? I am currently making a Mech-Tide (Mechanicus inspired Riptide) and that would work perfectly!


No, but there is an amazing rotary cannon kit somehwere online that was made for something else. It has an eletric motor to make the barrells spin. I will see if I can find it.

**Found it but is on backorder**
http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYMW-20/Sci

Or from Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/M-S-G-Weapon-Unit-Gatling-Gun/dp/B00499CYQG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393941102&sr=8-1&keywords=Gatling+Gun+by+Kotobukiya

And a Russian(?) review of the kit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB75xECMjxs


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 17:24:13


Post by: Vain


Cheers SickSix, much obliged.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 18:13:15


Post by: Maniac_nmt


If you aren't into gundam:

http://www.amazon.com/Border-Break-Cougar-Type-I-Scale/dp/B002PAQAPC
http://www.amazon.com/Border-Breaker-Heavy-Guard-Type-II/dp/B002X79LBC/ref=pd_sim_sbs_t_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=04HSH8G8VC7PJ9417TD8
http://www.amazon.com/35-Scale-Model-Border-Construction/dp/B004ASOL76/ref=pd_sim_sbs_t_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=04HSH8G8VC7PJ9417TD8

I have a Border Break model I'm converting to use as a riptide. It has a more MechWarrior feel for me than gundam does (I don't really like a lot of the gundam asthetics myself). These just happened to be in roughly the same size range as a Tau Riptide, and cheaper.

I'm also a little partial to this guy:

http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Gasaraki-Raiden-Armor/dp/B0013K5QJG[url]
http://gwing-online.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=197_277&products_id=2588

Something from Lost Planet (lots of rivets)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kotobukiya-Japan-LOST-PLANET-PIX-140R-HARDBALLER-video-game-boxed-figure-V-1-/230921699370?pt=UK_ToysGames_ActionFigures_ActionFigures_JN&hash=item35c401802a
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-51568362379717_2269_78083434.jpg

And lastly, I've seriously considered using 1/35th scale MaK 3D figures as Tau crisis suits.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140944450715?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-35-Ma-K-Maschinen-Kriege-Figure-Fireball-SG-Crimson-Brominent-Type-/140943812538?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20d0e7e7ba[url]
[/url]



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 18:43:58


Post by: Platuan4th


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:

Then I started thinking about all the other stuff Bandai has teased me with over the years, like those Digimon kits that were going to be part of that MG line they were doing Kamen Riders and stuff in. I think it was some Angemon variation and War Greymon. Would have been pretty cool.


Do you mean the MG Figurerise or D-arts/Figuarts figures?

Figuarts Wargreymon is out, not sure about the MG Figurerise line beyond Reboot Omegamon/Omnimon.

You can find the D-Arts/Figuarts preorders here:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=digimon

Omegamon/Omnimon was the only MG Figurerse released, IIRC.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/04 19:49:17


Post by: Maniac_nmt


Also, if you want something smaller sized (roughly crisis suit sized):
[url]
http://gginfinite.com/Gundam-Converge.html[/url]

I have a couple of these meant to be converted into crisis suits for Kill Team games.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/05 05:02:05


Post by: Barzam


Meh, the Converge stuff is SD and non-articulated. Though, there are some nice looking figures in the line, Barzam and Asshimar standing out especially.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/05 05:17:06


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 basement.dweller wrote:
Does anyone remember the old Robotech model kits that Revell licensed? Most of the "odd" ones were old kits from the Dougram anime produced by Takara. This isn't exactly Gundam or Bandai, but in the general vicinity and I was hoping maybe someone knew if there has been any reissues or new kits of those as they fetch a hefty price on ebay. While the mechs were quite 80's in design, there were some cool vehicles and a couple of walker platforms that had an interesting design.

Specifically the Tequila Gunner in 1/48 scale pictured below.

Spoiler:


These are from the Japanese Dougram (ダグラム) series

I like the Lost planet one except them feet!, Border break played that great game they should release it on the console/PC

Talking about Battletech, How about this one!
Spoiler:


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/05 14:40:21


Post by: Alpharius


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
I have this one pre-ordered from Valkerian/Gallian Chronicles Edelweiss!



And this one is nice as heavy tank Gundam UC M61A5 main battle tank



Wow!

1) Where can I buy those tanks?

2) What scale are they in? Would they work for Infinity/40K?

Thanks!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/05 14:44:08


Post by: Cyporiean


 Alpharius wrote:


Wow!

1) Where can I buy those tanks?

2) What scale are they in? Would they work for Infinity/40K?

Thanks!


The answer to #1 is almost always www.hlj.com, #2 the first tank lists 1/35 in the picture and I'm pretty sure that the Gundam tank is from their Hard Graph line which would also be 1/35.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/05 14:49:44


Post by: Vain


 Maniac_nmt wrote:
If you aren't into gundam:

Oh So Many Links



Cheers again for those, but I have already picked my body

http://www.hlj.com/product/POA38047/Sci

Replaced the head with a modded Storm Raven Turret and ready to roll. Just needed some guns for it.

In fact, here you go.



Absolutely dream to build, and used all of 10 drops of glue on the whole thing (not including the GW parts.)


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/05 15:12:40


Post by: Lobukia


 Alpharius wrote:
Spoiler:
 Jehan-reznor wrote:
I have this one pre-ordered from Valkerian/Gallian Chronicles Edelweiss!



And this one is nice as heavy tank Gundam UC M61A5 main battle tank



Wow!

1) Where can I buy those tanks?

2) What scale are they in? Would they work for Infinity/40K?

Thanks!


The second one is 12" long... so bigger than a baneblade, and it costs more too might I add. But yeah, very cool.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/05 18:07:19


Post by: Alpharius


Ah, thanks guys - that scale/size is too large for any practical gaming use though, even as scenery...


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/05 18:13:50


Post by: ashikenshin


I want to know about the edelweiss though. I thought it was only a pack in bonus that came with the game in japan but looks like they made a model out of it. Will buy 3 of them if I can find a dealer that sells them.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 00:05:17


Post by: Rolt


@SickSix
If your looking to use heavy arms you should also check out the Serpent Custom as a possible secondery if you plan on using more than one riptide, it has a slightly more armored look (being a mass-produced MS)
and a similar weapon load out with added beam cannon, also Hobby Link Japan has them on sale so you can pick one up for next to nothing:

Here: (1/100 scale ver) http://www.hlj.com/product/ban61216/Gun, (1/144 scale ver) http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN61212/Gun

HLJ has a bunch of kits on sale right now so it might be worth everyone checking them out.

 Fafnir wrote:
And Korean. Dalong has the best reviews/previews.

I'd also like to note that Bandai aren't the only ones in the game. Kotobukiya makes some amazing kits. Their Armored Core sets are absolutely amazing.

Yep the armored core Kits are great, I own several of the AC3 era kits and even without paint their wonderful pieces of work. Although with that said I wouldn't recommend them to the novice builder, they're quite
complex kits with lots of very small fiddly parts. Speaking of Kotobukiya, people should check out the Frame Arms line of kits, they have a pose-able ABS(?) skeleton that normal plastic kit parts click onto and
are capable of quite dynamic poses. The line is small but has a pretty good variety of mecha styles from more gundam-looking mechs to stuff that wouldn't look out of place in armored core or front mission.

Here you go: (1/144 scale, 145mm, Frame Arms kits)
Spoiler:







Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 01:12:38


Post by: agnosto


Here's your chainsword solution for not-knights



It actually spins...fully mechanical.

My choice for a knight stand-in. Comes in at about 6.25 inches



Mix those two together for instant win.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 03:13:31


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Alpharius wrote:
Ah, thanks guys - that scale/size is too large for any practical gaming use though, even as scenery...


Yes 1:35
I made the Bandai tank as count as a super-heavy tank.

Spoiler:


The Edelweis is more akin to an early www2 tank so it may be a lot smaller.

 Lobukia wrote:


The second one is 12" long... so bigger than a baneblade, and it costs more too might I add. But yeah, very cool.


What? new it should be less than 100$


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 03:57:26


Post by: Sparkadia


 Maniac_nmt wrote:
If you aren't into gundam:

http://www.amazon.com/Border-Break-Cougar-Type-I-Scale/dp/B002PAQAPC
http://www.amazon.com/Border-Breaker-Heavy-Guard-Type-II/dp/B002X79LBC/ref=pd_sim_sbs_t_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=04HSH8G8VC7PJ9417TD8
http://www.amazon.com/35-Scale-Model-Border-Construction/dp/B004ASOL76/ref=pd_sim_sbs_t_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=04HSH8G8VC7PJ9417TD8

I have a Border Break model I'm converting to use as a riptide. It has a more MechWarrior feel for me than gundam does (I don't really like a lot of the gundam asthetics myself). These just happened to be in roughly the same size range as a Tau Riptide, and cheaper.

I'm also a little partial to this guy:

http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Gasaraki-Raiden-Armor/dp/B0013K5QJG[url]
http://gwing-online.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=197_277&products_id=2588

Something from Lost Planet (lots of rivets)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kotobukiya-Japan-LOST-PLANET-PIX-140R-HARDBALLER-video-game-boxed-figure-V-1-/230921699370?pt=UK_ToysGames_ActionFigures_ActionFigures_JN&hash=item35c401802a
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-51568362379717_2269_78083434.jpg

And lastly, I've seriously considered using 1/35th scale MaK 3D figures as Tau crisis suits.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140944450715?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-35-Ma-K-Maschinen-Kriege-Figure-Fireball-SG-Crimson-Brominent-Type-/140943812538?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20d0e7e7ba[url]
[/url]



Thanks for these links, I've never considered using a Mecha before, but these ones are right up my alley! I'd much prefer one of these over a Knight!

EDIT: Consequently, does anyone have a shot of these next to a 40K model? I kind of want to eyeball their relative size.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 04:49:24


Post by: Barzam


 Rolt wrote:

Here you go: (1/144 scale, 145mm, Frame Arms kits)


Frame Arms are actually 1/100 and quite large. I imagine they'll be too big to be used as a Riptide.

Speaking of Frame Arms though, there's two coming out soon.
Durga I


Magastuki


About the Edelwiss, it is 1/35 and being made by Volks. I've said it before and I'll say it again, they're putting out some very high quality plastic kits. Unfortunately, it might be like their plastic Five Star Stories kits and have a limited distribution. I'd imagine HLJ might carry though, even if it's brief. The price is 5250 yen and official release is on the 7th of this month. The box art to it is gorgeous, too. The kit is also supposed to have some kind of light up after market option parts for the engine as well. The Japanese hobby mags have been keeping a very close eye on this kit.

The next kit in the line has also been announced. It's called a Shamrock. It's very boxy and looks vaguely reminiscent of a Tiger bashed with a Leman Russ.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 Sparkadia wrote:
 Maniac_nmt wrote:
If you aren't into gundam:

http://www.amazon.com/Border-Break-Cougar-Type-I-Scale/dp/B002PAQAPC
http://www.amazon.com/Border-Breaker-Heavy-Guard-Type-II/dp/B002X79LBC/ref=pd_sim_sbs_t_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=04HSH8G8VC7PJ9417TD8
http://www.amazon.com/35-Scale-Model-Border-Construction/dp/B004ASOL76/ref=pd_sim_sbs_t_7?ie=UTF8&refRID=04HSH8G8VC7PJ9417TD8

I have a Border Break model I'm converting to use as a riptide. It has a more MechWarrior feel for me than gundam does (I don't really like a lot of the gundam asthetics myself). These just happened to be in roughly the same size range as a Tau Riptide, and cheaper.

I'm also a little partial to this guy:

http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Gasaraki-Raiden-Armor/dp/B0013K5QJG[url]
http://gwing-online.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=197_277&products_id=2588

Something from Lost Planet (lots of rivets)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kotobukiya-Japan-LOST-PLANET-PIX-140R-HARDBALLER-video-game-boxed-figure-V-1-/230921699370?pt=UK_ToysGames_ActionFigures_ActionFigures_JN&hash=item35c401802a
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-51568362379717_2269_78083434.jpg

And lastly, I've seriously considered using 1/35th scale MaK 3D figures as Tau crisis suits.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140944450715?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-35-Ma-K-Maschinen-Kriege-Figure-Fireball-SG-Crimson-Brominent-Type-/140943812538?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20d0e7e7ba[url]
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Thanks for these links, I've never considered using a Mecha before, but these ones are right up my alley! I'd much prefer one of these over a Knight!

EDIT: Consequently, does anyone have a shot of these next to a 40K model? I kind of want to eyeball their relative size.



I have both Lost Planet toys (they're toys, trust me) and the Raiden as well as the Ishtar from Gasaraki and a couple of the Border Break kits. I can try and take some photos this weekend if you want. A word of caution though, the Gasaraki kits are fragile as hell. My Raiden is from the original release and I've repaired it numerous times. I'm amazed it's held up as well as it has. The Ishtar is somewhat better in that regard though. Also, the Lost Planet toys and the Border Break kits are probably going to be too large for your needs.

The kit on the right in this picture is a Frame Arms Basilard. It's maybe slightly taller than a standard Border Break kit, but both lines use the same Frame Arms skeletons.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 05:06:38


Post by: Sparkadia


 Barzam wrote:


I have both Lost Planet toys (they're toys, trust me) and the Raiden as well as the Ishtar from Gasaraki and a couple of the Border Break kits. I can try and take some photos this weekend if you want. A word of caution though, the Gasaraki kits are fragile as hell. My Raiden is from the original release and I've repaired it numerous times. I'm amazed it's held up as well as it has. The Ishtar is somewhat better in that regard though. Also, the Lost Planet toys and the Border Break kits are probably going to be too large for your needs.

The kit on the right in this picture is a Frame Arms Basilard. It's maybe slightly taller than a standard Border Break kit, but both lines use the same Frame Arms skeletons.


Interesting, thank you. The one on the left looks like a fairly accurate approximation, and I like its design. It's a shame that IG doesn't have any big stomping robots, I have no real excuse to get one aside from a counts-as Knight. I'm really big on the 2-hand weapon design (as in, guns that are held in 2-hands rather than dual-wielding) as it seems more realistic to me. Hmm. I wonder how well these would translate as Mega-Dreads if given an Orkish do-over.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 15:11:58


Post by: SickSix


 Rolt wrote:
@SickSix
If your looking to use heavy arms you should also check out the Serpent Custom as a possible secondery if you plan on using more than one riptide, it has a slightly more armored look (being a mass-produced MS)
and a similar weapon load out with added beam cannon, also Hobby Link Japan has them on sale so you can pick one up for next to nothing:

Here: (1/100 scale ver) http://www.hlj.com/product/ban61216/Gun, (1/144 scale ver) http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN61212/Gun

HLJ has a bunch of kits on sale right now so it might be worth everyone checking them out.

 Fafnir wrote:
And Korean. Dalong has the best reviews/previews.

I'd also like to note that Bandai aren't the only ones in the game. Kotobukiya makes some amazing kits. Their Armored Core sets are absolutely amazing.

Yep the armored core Kits are great, I own several of the AC3 era kits and even without paint their wonderful pieces of work. Although with that said I wouldn't recommend them to the novice builder, they're quite
complex kits with lots of very small fiddly parts. Speaking of Kotobukiya, people should check out the Frame Arms line of kits, they have a pose-able ABS(?) skeleton that normal plastic kit parts click onto and
are capable of quite dynamic poses. The line is small but has a pretty good variety of mecha styles from more gundam-looking mechs to stuff that wouldn't look out of place in armored core or front mission.

Here you go: (1/144 scale, 145mm, Frame Arms kits)
Spoiler:







Sweet thanks for that!

I have loved Armored core until 5. I didn't know anyone made kits for them. I will have to check that out!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 15:48:31


Post by: Bolognesus


 agnosto wrote:
Here's your chainsword solution for not-knights



It actually spins...fully mechanical.


Out of stock at HLJ. some place called Hobby Search has it though - bad idea to order from them? They seem legit but with those Asian sellers, I honestly do not trust myself to tell the difference


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 15:56:57


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


I've bought kits from hobby search before without problems (but their postage is generally pretty high)


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 16:01:32


Post by: Bolognesus


Good, thanks!

as for shipping, well, SAL shipping for the 71 gram they claim it to be should be either 3.7 or 4.7 USD. If they don't make good on that and try to charge several times item cost as shipping, meh, I'll get it from HLJ some time. worth the shot, though



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 16:04:02


Post by: Fafnir


It's been a long time since I've used HLJ, but they've never done me wrong.

As for waiting for something to come into stock, a lot of companies will end up rotating models/parts out of production if it's not a major product. You might be waiting for a while if you have to backorder.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/06 16:47:14


Post by: Maniac_nmt


 Sparkadia wrote:


Thanks for these links, I've never considered using a Mecha before, but these ones are right up my alley! I'd much prefer one of these over a Knight!

EDIT: Consequently, does anyone have a shot of these next to a 40K model? I kind of want to eyeball their relative size.



I will try and get one of my WIP Border Break and a regular crisis suit. I think they're similar enough in scale comparison to images I've seen of a Riptide next to a Crisis Suit to use it as a Riptide stand-in.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/08 01:14:38


Post by: Maniac_nmt


Here is a comparison shot of a Border Break Shrike next to a Tau Firewarrior and a Tau Commander. I figure it's roughly okay given the height of a Riptide in photos I've seen (I don't actually have a Riptide, so I can't say for sure)









Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/08 06:41:23


Post by: Barzam


Well, I guess that saves me the trouble of taking pictures of mine. I wish those kits were still available though. Then again, I also wish they'd done more of the mechs. There's some really neat looking ones that didn't get any kits.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/08 07:11:51


Post by: Mousemuffins



The gundam converge stuff looks nifty with a head and weapon swap.




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...and a quick size comparison. 144th is perhaps a tad big, but will do at a pinch.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/08 07:23:50


Post by: Kilkrazy


 Mr Morden wrote:
I'd Love some of the Robotech / BattleTech models in 28mm

Warhammer, Marauder and Locust would be brilliant.


Most of them used to be available in 1/72 scale. They were about 12 inches tall. A few of the Robotech kits are back out now and can be found on the HLJ site.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/08 08:53:09


Post by: Jehan-reznor


I bought this one last week Aura Battler Dunbine Figure for about 10$ 8" tall Chaos insect knight?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/08 09:02:32


Post by: shasolenzabi


My "not- knights"
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and the M-61A5 in my service
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I have since removed that tube between the gunns


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/08 15:23:24


Post by: Alpharius


 shasolenzabi wrote:


and the M-61A5 in my service
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That doesn't look too out of scale at all!

Any chance of some more pictures, with 40K stuff next to it?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/09 07:44:30


Post by: shasolenzabi


Alpharius, I have a Hydra made from a Chimera and the quad gun from a bastion kit next to it, is roughly Baneblade in scale
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Said Hydra, the M-61A5 is next to iy with the red/white superheavy strip
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And that is a Leman Russ Tank commander I placed looking out of the M61's command hatch


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With 28mm scale ride hitchers
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Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/09 10:53:00


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Went to mandarake today and found some interesting stuff

Frame Arms model kit 004 lots of parts
Spoiler:



MBT-90D Tank from a Anime movie Techno police 21C 1/48 scale
Spoiler:



Saw a star ship trooper model kit, never knew it existed, it was pricey so i didn't buy it.
Spoiler:


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/09 11:12:40


Post by: Pacific


Awesome, looks like they've based that last one on the suit in the book, rather than the movies/animation.

Would love to paint that up with some US-MC type markings and camo. I wonder what kind of scale it is?



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/09 11:36:58


Post by: Kilkrazy


The M61A5 is about the same size as a Baneblade.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/09 11:39:17


Post by: basement.dweller


 Pacific wrote:
I wonder what kind of scale it is?



1:15 (says so on the box)
It's 15cm tall when completed.

There is also this 1:12 kit of the Powered suit from wave at roughly $32 from HLJ
Spoiler:



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/09 11:40:46


Post by: Kilkrazy


There is an action figure of the Starship Troopers model but it's rather expensive.

http://www.hlj.com/product/SET88802/Act

Then again, 92 Euros is only £73 so it's cheaper than an Imperial Knight Titan kit, comes ready assembled and painted, and is reposeable.

At 1/16 scale it should be five to six inches tall.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/09 13:05:26


Post by: SickSix


 Kilkrazy wrote:
There is an action figure of the Starship Troopers model but it's rather expensive.

http://www.hlj.com/product/SET88802/Act

Then again, 92 Euros is only £73 so it's cheaper than an Imperial Knight Titan kit, comes ready assembled and painted, and is reposeable.

At 1/16 scale it should be five to six inches tall.


That is an awesome suit!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/09 13:51:31


Post by: shasolenzabi


 Kilkrazy wrote:
The M61A5 is about the same size as a Baneblade.


Very much it is, the plastic suspension needed shoring up, it is a bit more delicate than a GW kits as it is mainly a display model, but enough putty and wire made it stronger!

I use the special rule for the main guns

Dual Long Barreled Vanquisher super guns: Each can be fired at separate targets at a ranged of 110" across the table at normal Vanquisher shots at the Ballistic skill of the vehicle, but if needed against a titan target or gargantuan creature, both guns may be synchronized to fire a the Mega-D super shot as a single die roll to hit, at Strength D counting as a single fired superheavy weapon.


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And what is that chainblade listed under? Hobby Search is a big site
http://d2ev13g7cze5ka.cloudfront.net/kby/kbymw-26_2.jpg?v=1337039672


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/09 16:42:18


Post by: Bolognesus


http://www.hlj.com/product/kbymw-26/Sci

Out of stock, though. Hobby search charged me 3.80 USD intl untracked shipping and a similar price for the kit - Buzzsaw says they're okay so you might want to go with that


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/09 17:12:44


Post by: Tannhauser42


Yeah, I'm gonna need three of those Edelweiss tanks when they're available.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/09 19:04:58


Post by: Barzam


Jehan, are you in Nagoya? I saw that exact same Techno Police tank at the Nagoya Mandarake a few weeks ago. I probably would've bought it if it weren't for the fact that I would've had difficulty fitting it into my suitcase unbuilt.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/10 01:05:44


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Barzam wrote:
Jehan, are you in Nagoya? I saw that exact same Techno Police tank at the Nagoya Mandarake a few weeks ago. I probably would've bought it if it weren't for the fact that I would've had difficulty fitting it into my suitcase unbuilt.


Nope Kobe, went to Osaka game market last Sunday and went to Mandarake in Umeda after that, here is the chainsaw from the source
http://main.kotobukiya.co.jp/parts/msg_weapon26.html


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/10 02:23:11


Post by: Barzam


Huh, I guess Mandarake must just be sitting on a cache of old and reissued Techno Police kits.

Those chainsaws are pretty big. The weapons released in that particular wave all had motorized gimmicks on them. I've got the gatling gun from that series and the thing is massive.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/10 03:21:41


Post by: shasolenzabi


 Bolognesus wrote:
http://www.hlj.com/product/kbymw-26/Sci

Out of stock, though. Hobby search charged me 3.80 USD intl untracked shipping and a similar price for the kit - Buzzsaw says they're okay so you might want to go with that


I have dealt with them many times, but the shipments do arrive, higher the price os the models the higher the shipper costs. I will likely order several chainblades/kinetic fists/double blades along with my Garmillas Tri-Deck Carrier kit.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/10 03:39:32


Post by: Barzam


Well, I did promise some size comparisons using Border Break kits, the Lost Planet Hardballer, and some Gasaraki kits.

Unfortunately, I didn't have anywhere decent to take pics, so they wound up a little dark. Dakka's auto adjust helped a little at least.

So, here's the Shrike from Border Break next to a standard IG figure.

The Shrike is probably the smallest of the Border Break kits. I also have the Heavy Guard, and it's ever so slightly taller.

And here it is compared to Kotobukiya's Hardballer toy from Lost Planet.


Here's the Gasaraki kits I've got. The Raiden is on the left and the Ishtar is on the right. Keep in mind with these two that they're 1/35 and have opening cockpits with pilot figures. Plus they're out of production.

The Raiden is actually from the original release in the early 2000s. It's joints can be a bit fragile. They've broken on me several times over the years, but I've been able to repair them every time without impeding the kit's articulation. While I prefer the Ishtar's design, its joints are somewhat hampered. The Raiden has a superior range of motion, but I find it to be somewhat uglier. Someday maybe I'll track down the third mech. While I absolutely hated the show, the mecha designs were pretty neat.

Here's how they all stack up against one another.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/10 04:00:45


Post by: Rolt


Those are really cool barzam. Liking the white Gasaraki mech on the right, the upper body reminds me alot of the mechs from gungriffon if you've ever heard of it.

Oh and thanks for the update on the VC tank, absolutely love valkyria chronicles, only reason I still own a PS3 (well that and demons/dark souls), even more happy to hear their going to be make the shamrock light tank.
I'd be great if they made some of the imperial tanks too, although the would be way too large for normal games they would make excellent super heavy IG proxies.

Any chance you could throw up a link for those glowing after-markets parts for the edelweiss you saw? I've got a feeling their meant to be the tanks generator by the sound of it, which in the game is basically an exposed part of
the tanks engine powered by a glowing blue crystal called ragnite a mythical power source that powers everything in the world and is partly the main cause of the second europa war (no spoilers), it also act's as a weak-point in
the game so infantry can take out the tanks with careful maneuvering, pretty cool stuff eh.





Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/10 04:37:30


Post by: Barzam


No problem.
I couldn't find any info on the website about the LED unit. I'd originally seen that in an article on the Edelweiss in an issue of Hobby Japan.

For those interested though, I did come across this.
https://www.volks.co.jp/page_ex.jsp?CONTROLID=SC0040&BUSINESSID=InitDisp&jancd=4518992224350&version=en


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/10 13:46:59


Post by: Cyporiean


Egg Suit Mechs anyone?



www.hlj.com/product/set88207

1/16 Scale, so 14cm tall.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/10 14:21:01


Post by: Maniac_nmt


 Cyporiean wrote:
Egg Suit Mechs anyone?



www.hlj.com/product/set88207

1/16 Scale, so 14cm tall.



If you search around you can find the Ma.K sf3d stuff in 1/35th scale. Then the suits are roughly Crisis Suit size.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/11 01:49:36


Post by: Jehan-reznor


That must be Hello Kitty's suit.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/11 13:20:00


Post by: Platuan4th


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
That must be Hello Kitty's suit.


You joke, but Chogokin has you covered:



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/12 23:54:12


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Haha cool there is a smaller version out now that i will maybe use as a dreadnought

For anyone who wants to build a Hangar for their imperial knights
this is quite cool, this is Kotobikuya MB-09 and it goes op to MB-19.
size is 18 x 17 x 6.5 cm / 256g

http://main.kotobukiya.co.jp/parts/msg_plabase01.html



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/12 23:58:21


Post by: Alpharius


Cool stuff!

I can't read a lick of what's on that page though...

I rather like this one:

http://main.kotobukiya.co.jp/parts/msg_plabase10.html

Is the scale right?

And any idea on where I can buy it in the USA, or at least on a site that has some English?

Anyway, a very cool find - thanks for sharing it!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/13 00:04:41


Post by: Cyporiean


 Alpharius wrote:
Cool stuff!

I can't read a lick of what's on that page though...

I rather like this one:

http://main.kotobukiya.co.jp/parts/msg_plabase10.html

Is the scale right?

And any idea on where I can buy it in the USA, or at least on a site that has some English?

Anyway, a very cool find - thanks for sharing it!


Here ya go:
http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljlist?GenreCode2=all&Word=chain+base&x=0&y=0

this is nice too:
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10173285


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/13 00:17:54


Post by: Alpharius


I don't know why I always space on HLJ - thanks!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/13 00:30:25


Post by: Jehan-reznor


The scale is somewhat smaller, but quite usable i think. Size wise i think it is ok, to small for my Leviathan i think.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/13 00:40:44


Post by: agnosto


I thought I was translating it wrong but it does say Chain Base. Huh. My wife just shrugged and called me otaku when I asked her about it. Maybe I can get her parents to make a run to akiba for me. ...... don't tell her I said that.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/13 01:06:03


Post by: Cyporiean


 agnosto wrote:
I thought I was translating it wrong but it does say Chain Base. Huh.


Because they chain together.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/15 17:39:44


Post by: Tannhauser42


Well, I took the plunge. I ordered three of the Edelweiss tanks.
For those curious about the shipping from Japan, it's $213 total, including about $50 shipping.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/15 17:48:52


Post by: shingouki


Lou_Cypher wrote:
Needs more G Gundam. Preferrably a counts as Knight for a Guard Army with lots of Rough Riders.



Lol.
Nearly spat my drink onto my computer man.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/15 18:52:54


Post by: Barzam


On the down side, that Fuunsaiki that's included with the Master Gundam is little more than an overglorified stand. He's sadly not very poseable.

Also, Kotobukiya would like your money. (spoiler'd for size)
Spoiler:


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/15 18:59:54


Post by: Fafnir


Sealeye is a great head, and those legs are pretty good if you can get around the poor turning speed, but EN cores and arms have never been good.

But seriously though, that's an amazing looking kit. I absolutely love the AC5 aesthetic.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/15 19:13:22


Post by: Platuan4th


 shingouki wrote:
Lou_Cypher wrote:
Needs more G Gundam. Preferrably a counts as Knight for a Guard Army with lots of Rough Riders.



Lol.
Nearly spat my drink onto my computer man.


Best part is that a horse actually pilots the horse mech.

Also, I kinda geeked out when it was revealed that the Kyoryuger mechs were piloted like the G-Gundam mechs.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/15 20:43:10


Post by: Hekal Xul




Hanged Man from Armoured Core is up for pre-orders.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/15 20:48:49


Post by: shasolenzabi


My Leynos "knights" are allegedly 1/35 scale, 1/144 scale hangar may seem smallish for the 40k 1/56 or 1/60 scale, but I also think smallish for the massive Leviathan Crusader.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/15 21:16:02


Post by: Barzam


 shasolenzabi wrote:
My Leynos "knights" are allegedly 1/35 scale, 1/144 scale hangar may seem smallish for the 40k 1/56 or 1/60 scale, but I also think smallish for the massive Leviathan Crusader.


Kotobukiya's modular hangar bases are actually more non-scale. They designed them to be used with just about all of their stuff, which range from around 6" non-scale to big ass 1/72 Zoids and up. They also have the nifty feature of being stackable, so if one base is too short, buy a second and make it bigger.

I already beat you to the Hanged Man, Hekal


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/17 04:39:13


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Here is the chainsaw in relation to some GW figures and the parts

Chainsaw parts



And together with the bot who still needs a lot of work


And that for only 700yen (about 7$)


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/18 08:50:01


Post by: Jehan-reznor


This one is on sale at Hobby link Japan
http://www.hlj.com/product/SET88011/Act

Riobot Blodia (Cyberbots)


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/18 10:10:15


Post by: shasolenzabi


Excellent, I have my wish list loaded with the weapon attachments. All on the left arms of the Leynos and other suits I will have.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/19 20:09:34


Post by: Cyporiean


Something I've wanted for some time now..

1/100 MG Turn-X:


http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN989508/Gun

Comes out in June for ¥6,000


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/19 23:59:22


Post by: Barzam


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
This one is on sale at Hobby link Japan
http://www.hlj.com/product/SET88011/Act

Riobot Blodia (Cyberbots)


I just got mine yesterday. Keep in mind it's a toy though, not a model.

Bandai just released their list of kits from May to August.

MAY
HGUC Kshatriya Repair
Builder's Parts MS Cannons (shoulder cannons w/ missiles & grenades)
Builder's Parts MS Missiles (GINN style missile launchers)
HGBF Skull Weapon (booster unit for Mao's Crossbone kai, has a Core Fighter looking craft and pirate themed weapons)

JUNE
MG Turn X
HGUC Zussa (unicorn style)
HG Zaku I (Thunderbolt style) I'm all over this one. It should hopefully be in the safety orange scheme, too.
SD Neo Zeong (probably the only way they'll release this one as it looks really big)
1/12 scale Analyzer (from Yamato)
flight deck for Bandai's 1/500 Yamato kit

JULY
RG Char's Zugock - this came out of left field. I'm sure the standard model won't be far behind. Hopefully an RG Gogg and RG Acguy will be coming, too.
Builder's Parts System Weapons 007 (looks like Sinanju's bazooka and Unicorn's lance)
LBX Achilles mk.II - Tamburlaine's probably the only one interested in that one

AUGUST
Builder's Parts System Weapons 008 (sniper rifle/Zeta Gundam's Mega Launcher & GM Beam Spray Gun)

There's probably more to come as we get closer to summer and the final episode of Unicorn comes out. I sure would like them to maybe make that Galuss K from earlier episodes.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/20 00:19:44


Post by: Co'tor Shas


 Mousemuffins wrote:

...and a quick size comparison. 144th is perhaps a tad big, but will do at a pinch.


Were is that model from?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/20 00:21:14


Post by: Barzam


Gundam Unicorn. It's a customized Geara Zulu.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/20 00:24:08


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


SD Neo Zeong will be mine, just like every single other gawd damned SD that Bandai has released in the last 20 something years.

I thought I'd seen artwork of a non- scale version of it, like the Gundam Mechanics line or whatever it was called that had the Quinn Mantha and Alpha Azeal.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/20 00:26:19


Post by: Barzam


That line's been dead for a few years now, I thought. It's possible you saw the lineart for it from Gundam Ace though.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/20 00:27:05


Post by: Co'tor Shas


 Barzam wrote:
Gundam Unicorn. It's a customized Geara Zulu.

Thanks . Now I have the urge to make a nurgle themed CSM+Tau army. Good thing FFG came out with the 40k card game so I can spend my money on that instead.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/20 00:56:33


Post by: Jehan-reznor


But for use in a wargame a toy model is better suited because it will survive the transport more easily and it looks damn cool!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/20 01:47:43


Post by: Barzam


Well, I can't argue with you there. The fully poseable hands on the Blodia are really nice. I'm now kicking myself for passing up the really cheap player 2 version I found at Mandarake. Now if I could just get a cheap Detonator Orgun...


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/20 15:09:29


Post by: Barzam


While not quite hobby related, Bandai has just announced the next two Gundam projects. The first is a new show, Gundam G in Reconquista, which looks very much like Eureka Seven. I'm quite certain it's using the same character designer. The Mobile Suits look like a cross between Eureka Seven, Turn A, and Votoms Code: Irving. They're funky looking. I'm sure we'll be seeing some kits based on that.

The second project they announced is finally the Gundam: The Origin anime. It looks like it'll probably be a movie though, rather than a tv series. The first movie is set in 0068 and deals with the assassination of Zeon Zum Daikun and a young Char Aznable. The preview trailer shows early Mobile Suits in action, particularly an early Guntank. I imagine we'll be seeing somemodels from that as well.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/20 17:00:10


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


A new G series? Huh.

Post some pics up so I can be lazy and not look for them myself.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/20 17:01:34


Post by: Cyporiean


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
A new G series? Huh.

Post some pics up so I can be lazy and not look for them myself.


gundamguy.blogspot.com/2014/03/gundam-35th-anniversary-new-gundam.html



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/20 20:55:47


Post by: shasolenzabi


Still, gonna use the Leynos with the Kotobukiya weapons on left arms attached while main guns in right hand used. at 6" they are Knight sized


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/21 04:04:16


Post by: Barzam


Eh, I wouldn't bother with the chainsaws at all. Just give it a sword.

I mistranslated the new Gundam show's name a little. It should be Gundam: Reconguista in G. It isn't part of G Gundam continuity. Though, if the press release I read was translated correctly, this show is actually set in the far future of the Universal Century after another calendar change. That seems like an odd thing to do though.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/21 04:53:43


Post by: Fafnir


It definitely doesn't look very UC. That kind of has me worried.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/21 05:35:26


Post by: shasolenzabi


 Barzam wrote:
Eh, I wouldn't bother with the chainsaws at all. Just give it a sword.

I mistranslated the new Gundam show's name a little. It should be Gundam: Reconguista in G. It isn't part of G Gundam continuity. Though, if the press release I read was translated correctly, this show is actually set in the far future of the Universal Century after another calendar change. That seems like an odd thing to do though.


I like the other weapons a bit, But have to see if the chainsword can work. But the Kinetic fist and knuckle blades look good


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/21 06:00:12


Post by: Barzam


Oh yeah, I forgot about the piston fist. That would be pretty cool. Hey, that would even work somewhat. I could swear that they Leynos had a piston-driven melee attack in the games.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/21 08:57:01


Post by: Jehan-reznor


I am interested in the origin story, the new one looks to funky for me
this gundam tank?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/21 09:42:05


Post by: Fafnir


Well, it's a guntank prototype. Not a gundam. The guntank can barely even be considered a mobile suit.

Essentially a stepping stone during the Earth Federation's development of a proper mobile suit, it was a rush job after the Feddies learned about Zeon's mobile suits, and the subsequent domination of Federation forces at the Battle of Loum.

Up until the development of the GM (essentially a mass production version of the original Gundam), the feddies were sorely lacking on a technological level, with the Guntank and Ball (a modified civilian pod mounted with a gun and directed explosives in leu of proper thrusters) being their only answer for a long time.
In the end, the Gundam/White Base didn't actually do a whole lot to contribute to the ending of the OYW (they were more important for morale purposes and propaganda, really), and the war itself was won thanks to the Federation's superior resources and the horrible infighting going on in Zeon, which ended up delaying the production of some very important units. It's suggest that, had the production of the Gelgoog been expedited by just two weeks, Zeon could have stood a good chance of winning the war.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/21 14:19:56


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


 Fafnir wrote:
Well, it's a guntank prototype. Not a gundam. The guntank can barely even be considered a mobile suit.

Essentially a stepping stone during the Earth Federation's development of a proper mobile suit, it was a rush job after the Feddies learned about Zeon's mobile suits, and the subsequent domination of Federation forces at the Battle of Loum.

Up until the development of the GM (essentially a mass production version of the original Gundam), the feddies were sorely lacking on a technological level, with the Guntank and Ball (a modified civilian pod mounted with a gun and directed explosives in leu of proper thrusters) being their only answer for a long time.
In the end, the Gundam/White Base didn't actually do a whole lot to contribute to the ending of the OYW (they were more important for morale purposes and propaganda, really), and the war itself was won thanks to the Federation's superior resources and the horrible infighting going on in Zeon, which ended up delaying the production of some very important units. It's suggest that, had the production of the Gelgoog been expedited by just two weeks, Zeon could have stood a good chance of winning the war.


Reading Gundam history like this always makes me happy! Nothing says fun hard sci fi like the one year war.

Interesting looking prototype guntank. Except we already had a Okawara designed proto-tank, didn't we? My Gundam Encyclopedia isn't handy (and it's terribly out of date, considering I don't think it even had Seed in it).


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/21 14:55:59


Post by: Barzam


It should probably be noted that Gundam The Origin doesn't actually use the same continuity as Gundam 0079. It's mostly the same, but the writers made a few changes here and there, chief among them being that Mobile Suit development occurs years before the OYW. The Guncannon and Guntank were actually supposed to have been the earliest Mobile Suits produced. I haven't had the chance to read all of the comics, but I believe that Zeon even used Guntanks and Guncannons. So, that's not a prototype, it's probably an actual production Guntank.

There's also differences between the various MS and their 0079 counterparts. They're mostly cosmetic, but they're there. For instance, the Guncannon has very rudimentary hands, the Prototype Gundam actually sees action early on and has a shoulder cannon, and the Zaku's have vulcans mounted in their chests and arms and their rifles are belt-fed.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/21 17:22:00


Post by: shasolenzabi


 Barzam wrote:
Oh yeah, I forgot about the piston fist. That would be pretty cool. Hey, that would even work somewhat. I could swear that they Leynos had a piston-driven melee attack in the games.


Nice! the normal fist/hand seems a bit under sized for a "D" class weapon, so the Over the arm Kinetic fist and also dual blades look good to me. The drill/Piston puncher, I will order the chain-blade for the size check, if ridiculous, I likely will avoid attempts to mount it on the arm.
The Leynos kits do have plenty of hydraulics looking pistons Legs and arms, so happy there with them. They are not too pricey, and I will be ordering a Balgrey kist as well to justify the shipment as I am still also collecting Garmillas fleet ships as soon as I can.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 01:28:09


Post by: Barzam


Well, rumor has it now that there will be another HGBF release in June. It hasn't been officially announced yet (that I know of), but word is that the kit will be the recently revealed Gyan Gatling. Hopefully it'll actually be a brand new kit and not just a modification of the existing (and old) HGUC Gyan kit.

Also, apparently I was wrong about Bandai not making a 1/144 HGUC Neo Zeong. They are. And it's fething huge! We're talking HGUC Dendrobium huge. The thing is going to retail for over $200.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 01:48:01


Post by: MWHistorian


 Cyporiean wrote:
Something I've wanted for some time now..

1/100 MG Turn-X:


http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN989508/Gun

Comes out in June for ¥6,000

Where can I get that Turn X? That's my favorite show there.

But I've wanted to use a Tau dex as a IG army but they look like Zeon soldiers. Paint the uniforms and banners as Zeon and use a Zaku as a riptide.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 01:49:30


Post by: Cyporiean


 MWHistorian wrote:
 Cyporiean wrote:
Something I've wanted for some time now..

1/100 MG Turn-X:
Spoiler:


http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN989508/Gun

Comes out in June for ¥6,000

Where can I get that Turn X? That's my favorite show there.

But I've wanted to use a Tau dex as a IG army but they look like Zeon soldiers. Paint the uniforms and banners as Zeon and use a Zaku as a riptide.


There is a link in the post you quoted.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 08:03:56


Post by: Barzam


I don't think anyone has mentioned it, but the MG Turn X will have the separating bits feature. Here's some scans from recent hobby mags that I swiped from another site.

Spoiler'd for size.

Spoiler:


Mao's Crossbone Kai apparently has all of the features of the regular Crossbone Gundams, even the foot blades. From the looks of it in the show though, that skull on its chest has a mono-eye and the binders retain the Gundam X's solar panels.
Spoiler:



Neo Zeong is going to be BIG
Spoiler:

He might even be able to stand in as a Titan.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 08:51:59


Post by: Fafnir


Looks like it'll be even bigger than the Dendorbrium Orchis.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 12:25:26


Post by: Miguelsan


Revenant count as?

@Shaso, I saw some chainsaws at the Kobe Volks for about 520yen a piece just in case you can't get them online.

M.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 14:06:01


Post by: shasolenzabi


 Miguelsan wrote:


@Shaso, I saw some chainsaws at the Kobe Volks for about 520yen a piece just in case you can't get them online.

M.


If Hobby Search is out, I will let you know as standby. I discovered a way to hold me some models with the wish list which works well.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 16:55:54


Post by: Cyporiean


I don't think its been expressed enough just how big the Neo Zeong is going to be.

Price is apparently going to be Y27,000.

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Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 17:05:03


Post by: Alpharius


That's no moon...


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 17:52:15


Post by: shasolenzabi


Neo-Zeong=Titan!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 19:33:03


Post by: Fafnir


For a quarter of the price!

I'll wait until the perfect grade.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 19:36:43


Post by: Commander_Farsight


What Gundam and what size would be appropriate to make into a Tau RIptide? I have a lot of extra Tau bits, and could use them to make it look more Tauy (ex. weapons, riptide shield generator, heads, support systems etc.). I just dont know which one would be the best for modifying and what would be very close to the Riptide height etc. I was thinking about the Tieren Ground Type, but I have no idea what scale. Help?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 19:55:44


Post by: Fafnir


You want high grade 1/144 scale.

As far as individual mobile suits that could work in a Tau aesthetic, I'd suggest:

Asshimar
Dra-C
Gerbera Tetra


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 22:34:32


Post by: Barzam


I would say go with ones that people would have less familiarity with. The Asshimar is a great choice and a great kit, but probably too big. Same with the Ankusha. If it were smaller, I would totally recommend the Doven Wolf since that seems like it would fit the aesthetics and look pretty well.

I might recommend the Rick Dias
http://dalong.net/review/hg/h33/h33_p.htm
Gabthly
http://dalong.net/review/hg/h58/h58_p.htm

And if you don't mind putting in a bit of work, there's a pair of old ZZ Gundam kits from the glue-together era
Galluss J
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN06148/Gun
and the Ga-Zowmn
www.hlj.com/product/BAN06611/Gun
both are pretty obscure these days, but you can generally get them dirt cheap. Despite being older kits, the ZZ ones are actually halfway decent. Though, if you're planning on putting them in anything resembling a dynamic pose, you may need to chop them up a bit.


In other news, Kotobukiya announced that they're going to make Majestic Princes kits... several months after the show has ended.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 22:40:28


Post by: Jefffar


What's the deal with the 'grade' system?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/22 22:58:59


Post by: Barzam


They're really just a way of classing the various scales, though the grades also relate to the quality of the items. Basically, all you need to know is this:
No Grade- generally refers to the old kits that needed glue and paint. 00 and SEED had 1/100 releases that were No Grades though and they were about HG quality.
First Grade- meant for younger modelers, these have limited articulation and very little premolded colors
High Grade- 1/144 scale, full colors, but needs some stickers - meant for casual and intermediate builders, though this is arguably the most popular grade
Real Grade- 1/144 scale, full color, super detailed, internal skeleton, no stickers - generally meant for experienced builders due to number of parts and details
Master Grade- 1/100 scale, full color, some internal parts, no stickers -meant more for experienced builders
Perfect Grade- 1/60 scale, full color, full internals, no stickers, super detailed. -meant for experienced builters



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/23 00:10:22


Post by: Miguelsan


Not only Japanese kits have higher quality at lower prices than GW (even taking into account the so called GW´s exclusiveness) but they can do this for a instant noodles' promotion! Two different colors on the same sprue on the cheap! Why GW refuses to learn from other makers (even if they apply higher prices)?

M.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/23 03:02:06


Post by: Fafnir


I hadn't heard about the Real Grade kits up until now. Wow, they look absolutely amazing.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/23 03:21:32


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Miguelsan wrote:
Not only Japanese kits have higher quality at lower prices than GW (even taking into account the so called GW´s exclusiveness) but they can do this for a instant noodles' promotion! Two different colors on the same sprue on the cheap! Why GW refuses to learn from other makers (even if they apply higher prices)?

M.


Hey are those MK2 power armor legs?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/23 03:28:48


Post by: Miguelsan


Beats me. I'm an IG player things like power armor confuse me

M.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/24 00:21:38


Post by: shasolenzabi


Yeah, I found that the details and parts that one can get from Dreamforge blow the IG kist of GW's out of the water. They are more Hasegawa/Tamiya quality soldiers in details and options in command kit. I was very impressed with Dreamforge soldiers.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/27 10:47:56


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Went to pick up my Volks Edelweiss tank


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/27 16:48:49


Post by: Scrub


Let us know how it turned out, that things looks brilliant! I wouldn't mind adding some Vic minis and building a small Imperial Guard force around it.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/27 22:47:50


Post by: Commander_Farsight


Looks sweeett! Please do post pics!!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/27 23:51:15


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Sure no problemo.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/28 04:44:31


Post by: Barzam


Damn that is some nice box art. I wonder if there's prints of that available?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/28 06:19:30


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


That's some nostalgic looking box art. Reminds me of all the painted box covers when we were little.

If Koto ends up making some of those later Majestic Prince kits, I might have to look for them.

On a whim I did some searching for those Digimon kits... I guess they actually did make the Omegamon one. Of course he's now a few hundred thousand yen....


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/28 09:00:52


Post by: Kilkrazy


 Miguelsan wrote:
Not only Japanese kits have higher quality at lower prices than GW (even taking into account the so called GW´s exclusiveness) but they can do this for a instant noodles' promotion! Two different colors on the same sprue on the cheap! Why GW refuses to learn from other makers (even if they apply higher prices)?

M.


That is exactly what I have been saying for several years. I've seen larger kits with five colours of plastic in them.

Imagine if GW tooled their kits for moulding in multiple colours. They could offer figures like Space Marines that would easily assemble into chapter specific patterns without any painting. The surface detail could be added with markers and stickers, as done on Gundams. An absolute boon for newbies, and soothing to the eye of people who dislike grey armies.

Back on topic, here is what I think must be a re-issue of one of the old "Dougram, Fang of the Sun" series kits.


http://www.hlj.com/product/max01010

This mech was featured in first edition Battletech as the "Griffin" -- one of the "Unseens" of course.

I used to have a butt-load of 1/72 scale mecha for playing Battletech in the garden, but I sold almost all of them. (Another source of regret...)

Many of them are now being re-issued, so I could buy them all over again.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/28 09:21:18


Post by: Fafnir


That looks like a whole new kit, rather than a reissue.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/28 14:18:16


Post by: Kilkrazy


The mouldings look sharp but there isn't a lot of detail. Could they have cut new moulds from an old master?

I got rid of my original kit 20 about 20 years ago, and I don't remember much about it.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/31 02:43:34


Post by: Jehan-reznor


I had a few of those Kits from Dougram, love the 4 legged and 6 legged tanks.

To see my progress on my Edelweiss tank go here
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/494910.page#6680307


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/31 03:55:06


Post by: Miguelsan


Currently I have the following from Dougram (using the btech naming conventions) a new kit Shadow Hawk, an old Scorpion and a revoltech Griffin.
I'm praying that the Battlemaster gets also a new kit.

M.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/03/31 06:04:55


Post by: Barzam



Back on topic, here is what I think must be a re-issue of one of the old "Dougram, Fang of the Sun" series kits.


http://www.hlj.com/product/max01010

This mech was featured in first edition Battletech as the "Griffin" -- one of the "Unseens" of course.

I used to have a butt-load of 1/72 scale mecha for playing Battletech in the garden, but I sold almost all of them. (Another source of regret...)

Many of them are now being re-issued, so I could buy them all over again.


Nope. That Soltic kit is entirely 100% brand new. Max Factory, the company that makes Figmas is doing it. I believe theyalready released theor Dougram kit.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/07 01:25:06


Post by: shasolenzabi


On order ready to ship
Gifts for my "knights"





Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/07 02:37:46


Post by: Miguelsan


Second rate plastics of inferior quality and design that clearly profit from GW's IP and are more expensive to boot. You should be ashamed of yourself Sas

M.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/07 12:42:57


Post by: shasolenzabi


 Miguelsan wrote:
Second rate plastics of inferior quality and design that clearly profit from GW's IP and are more expensive to boot. You should be ashamed of yourself Sas

M.


What? these "knights" have full posabillity, are awesomne plastics, and I just need to work on attaching the new weapons to the left arm is all, and well actually with the weapon kits plus the actual Leynos kits the only way it was more expensive was if the EMS shipping costs are added in, but I have paid about half the cost of a GW knight with the base cos of the mechas including the new arm weapons? I am pleased. I can play Apocalypse etc more happily now


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/07 13:06:43


Post by: Kilkrazy


He was joking.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/07 13:15:47


Post by: Miguelsan


KK got it. I guess I fail at humor but then it's not been a good day.

M.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/07 16:50:12


Post by: DaHedd


Love the Edelweiss tank. Love to see some pics when its done. Can't find it for sale in uk :( Not appearing on the Hobbylink Japan webstore


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Love the Edelweiss tank. Love to see some pics when its done. Can't find it for sale in uk :( Not appearing on the Hobbylink Japan webstore


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/07 17:48:12


Post by: shasolenzabi


Kilkrazy wrote:He was joking.


Miguelsan wrote:KK got it. I guess I fail at humor but then it's not been a good day.

M.


The funny thing is GW is deadly serious when they make claims that any other models or miniatures are not as good as their products.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/08 07:18:39


Post by: Barzam


Kotobukiya is making the Z-Knight as part of their HMM Zoids series. I hope to God that they do some of the other mechs.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/08 08:03:19


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Miguelsan wrote:KK got it. I guess I fail at humor but then it's not been a good day.

M.


Not enough i guess

DaHedd wrote:Love the Edelweiss tank. Love to see some pics when its done. Can't find it for sale in uk :( Not appearing on the Hobbylink Japan webstore



It is a Volks exclusive.

I've been sick but have some work done on it will post some pics later


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/08 08:06:04


Post by: poppa G


I love Gundam and their models. I just don't know how I would combine Gundam with 40K. Maybe it could be Tau, SM, CSM material?
I'm terrible at converting...


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/08 08:12:51


Post by: Padre


 shasolenzabi wrote:

The funny thing is GW is deadly serious when they make claims that any other models or miniatures are not as good as their products.


It's quite sad, actually...they really do have their collective corporate heads in the sand...


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/08 08:27:42


Post by: SonicPara


 poppa G wrote:
I love Gundam and their models. I just don't know how I would combine Gundam with 40K. Maybe it could be Tau, SM, CSM material?
I'm terrible at converting...


I took a Gundam Virtue kit from Gundam 00...



...and with meager conversion and painting created a Tau head out of a XV-8 head and Sky Ray pieces as well as added smart missiles to make my Riptide





The challenge is definitely making it look Tau enough and the decals and themed painting is supposed to help that (decals on shins say "303" and "ION" iirc) but it certainly is an issue when using Gunpla in 40K.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/08 15:49:35


Post by: shasolenzabi


 Padre wrote:
 shasolenzabi wrote:

The funny thing is GW is deadly serious when they make claims that any other models or miniatures are not as good as their products.


It's quite sad, actually...they really do have their collective corporate heads in the sand...


All price hikes are so Kirby can retire with fatty pockets full of cash


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/09 02:01:30


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Well here is my progress on the Edelweiss


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/09 02:47:02


Post by: Barzam


That looks like it's going to be very time consuming. Keep us updated though... and maybe give us a scale shot?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/09 02:49:08


Post by: shasolenzabi


suspension reminds me of Pz-III


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/09 03:43:10


Post by: TheKbob


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
Well here is my progress on the Edelweiss


WHAT?! Someone else is making a Valkyria Chronicles tank?! I wanted to do that!

I plan on building a Tau Auxillery. The fluff will include the realization that the Gue'vesa work best with inspiring figures. Some converts were still skeptical of their new unit commanders and felt the Tau visual presence they've been trained to fear and fight as a bit unnerving. So the Earth Caste was quick to gin up something to give their new allies a "hero" to look up to:

Spoiler:


Boom, Burst Cannon Riptide with Smart Missile Systems that Ripple Fire.

I will get Knight Commander Pask to mount on a Hammerhead to be my "counts-as" Longstrike (the irony of PE(IG) isn't lost on me). I will make armored sentinels into broadsides. Guardsmen will be fire warriors and pathfinders. The HQs and all unit Sgts will be normal tau models and all the tau figures will be kitbashed with IG to ensure the hands and feet are correct along with the weapons. Finally, I plan on building a custom Crisis Suit that's "open" with a Commissar in it as my "buff commander".

It will be a silly army. Someday... after Warmachine... and Infinity... and an Eldar Exarch army based around a Hawk/Dragon theme...


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Where can I get that kit for the Edelweiss?!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/09 04:59:16


Post by: TheKbob




Thank you so much! I ordered one right away. I bought a PS3 to play this game and I have the limited edition artbook, too. Love it!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/09 05:05:02


Post by: Miguelsan


Glad to help, hope it was not too expensive with S&H included.

M.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/09 05:18:38


Post by: TheKbob


 Miguelsan wrote:
Glad to help, hope it was not too expensive with S&H included.

M.


Model + S&H still cheaper than a new Riptide, so not terrible. Given that I wanted this kind of model since I started wargaming, it's a paltry cost, imo. I will do my best to paint it to the best I can, most likely even going beyond the celshade look to "realistic" if I can.

Man, I'm so excited. First I find this earlier in the week:

Spoiler:


That's straight up a 54mm mini of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher and now I get the tank from Valkyria Chronicles?



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/09 05:21:41


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Barzam wrote:
That looks like it's going to be very time consuming. Keep us updated though... and maybe give us a scale shot?


Sure, i can do that, will add the tracks this evening, can put a marine next to it.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/09 21:10:00


Post by: Guildsman


Woah woah woah, hold the phone. Where'd you find a 54mm Witcher?!?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/09 21:14:18


Post by: TheKbob


 Guildsman wrote:
Woah woah woah, hold the phone. Where'd you find a 54mm Witcher?!?


Andrea Miniatures. You can snag one off their site or ebay.

http://www.andreaeurope.com/en/1/andrea-miniatures/123/warlord-saga/1423/ws-21-white-wolf.html


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/10 01:13:33


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Tracks added



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/10 01:23:43


Post by: Guildsman


 TheKbob wrote:
 Guildsman wrote:
Woah woah woah, hold the phone. Where'd you find a 54mm Witcher?!?


Andrea Miniatures. You can snag one off their site or ebay.

http://www.andreaeurope.com/en/1/andrea-miniatures/123/warlord-saga/1423/ws-21-white-wolf.html


Beautiful. Definitely going on the project list.

Also, I love that Jehan's scale comparison model is an Angry Marine.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/12 23:38:50


Post by: shasolenzabi


Got my Kotobukiya weapons for my Leynos Mechs. Matching weapons to their "personality" so to speak.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/13 01:00:39


Post by: nobody


Question for those who've purchased Frame Arms kits before:

I've been looking at the Frame Arms Type 32 Model 5 Zennrai as a possible Imperial Knight proxy. Would something like this be too small?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/13 08:18:49


Post by: shasolenzabi


nobody wrote:
Question for those who've purchased Frame Arms kits before:

I've been looking at the Frame Arms Type 32 Model 5 Zennrai as a possible Imperial Knight proxy. Would something like this be too small?


Just needs to be about 6.5inches or so tall


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/13 09:25:07


Post by: Barzam


nobody wrote:
Question for those who've purchased Frame Arms kits before:

I've been looking at the Frame Arms Type 32 Model 5 Zennrai as a possible Imperial Knight proxy. Would something like this be too small?


The Frame Arms kits, including Border Break and Broken Blade kits average out at about 6". Some are slightly taller, some shorter, but most will be at about the right height, I should think. Depending on the Aesthetic you want, I might suggest looking into the Broken Blade kits. They're based on the anime of the same name, but have a somewhat more medieval motif to them and utilize the same core frame design as Border Break and regular Frame Arms.

Now, if you're dead set on getting a Zenrai, I wouldn't really recommend the one that you linked to. Rather, I would recommend the newer version, the Zenrai V Assault Type.
http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYFA-023/Sci
Aside from being grey instead of tan and not having that specific chainsaw weapon, it contains all of the parts for the previous version of the Zenrai and parts for the original Gourai kit as well, plus you get a new head, a swanky cape, booster units, and a pair of modular bazookas. That funky chainsaw/gun weapon combo is available separately as well if you really want one.

Myself though, if I were going to use a Kotobukiya kit as a stand in for an Imperial Knight, that Z-Knight kit of theirs I posted earlier would be my first choice. That thing just looks way cooler.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/13 20:42:05


Post by: nobody


 Barzam wrote:
nobody wrote:
Question for those who've purchased Frame Arms kits before:

I've been looking at the Frame Arms Type 32 Model 5 Zennrai as a possible Imperial Knight proxy. Would something like this be too small?


The Frame Arms kits, including Border Break and Broken Blade kits average out at about 6". Some are slightly taller, some shorter, but most will be at about the right height, I should think. Depending on the Aesthetic you want, I might suggest looking into the Broken Blade kits. They're based on the anime of the same name, but have a somewhat more medieval motif to them and utilize the same core frame design as Border Break and regular Frame Arms.

Now, if you're dead set on getting a Zenrai, I wouldn't really recommend the one that you linked to. Rather, I would recommend the newer version, the Zenrai V Assault Type.
http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYFA-023/Sci
Aside from being grey instead of tan and not having that specific chainsaw weapon, it contains all of the parts for the previous version of the Zenrai and parts for the original Gourai kit as well, plus you get a new head, a swanky cape, booster units, and a pair of modular bazookas. That funky chainsaw/gun weapon combo is available separately as well if you really want one.

Myself though, if I were going to use a Kotobukiya kit as a stand in for an Imperial Knight, that Z-Knight kit of theirs I posted earlier would be my first choice. That thing just looks way cooler.


Interesting, thank you. I had seen that one, but i had really wanted the treads on the back of the legs of the original kit (and the chainsaw bayonet gun) if it comes with the treads and the shoulder gun too...

The other kit I wouldn't do for a IK aligned with Imperials though, but I'd do it in a minute for Eldar to Tau


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/13 22:08:56


Post by: Pacific


 Alpharius wrote:
Ah, thanks guys - that scale/size is too large for any practical gaming use though, even as scenery...


Very late with this reply but it might work for something like this mate!

http://infinitythegame.com/forum/index.php?/topic/5938-scenario-kill-the-tank/

Out of interest, I've searched for some time but can't find anything. Does anyone know of a kit that in any way resembles the tank design from the Manga 'Venus Wars'?





Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/13 23:25:18


Post by: Barzam


Pacific wrote:
 Alpharius wrote:
Ah, thanks guys - that scale/size is too large for any practical gaming use though, even as scenery...


Very late with this reply but it might work for something like this mate!

http://infinitythegame.com/forum/index.php?/topic/5938-scenario-kill-the-tank/

Out of interest, I've searched for some time but can't find anything. Does anyone know of a kit that in any way resembles the tank design from the Manga 'Venus Wars'?





I always liked Venus Wars' designs. I for one always liked the mono-cycles. Someone at Corvus Belli must've too considering the original Kum Biker design. The closest thing I've ever seen to those tanks is the Baneblade. However, I would bet good money that there probably have been, at the very least, garage kits made of those tanks at some point. They're probably just long out of production.

nobody wrote:
 Barzam wrote:
nobody wrote:
Question for those who've purchased Frame Arms kits before:

I've been looking at the Frame Arms Type 32 Model 5 Zennrai as a possible Imperial Knight proxy. Would something like this be too small?


The Frame Arms kits, including Border Break and Broken Blade kits average out at about 6". Some are slightly taller, some shorter, but most will be at about the right height, I should think. Depending on the Aesthetic you want, I might suggest looking into the Broken Blade kits. They're based on the anime of the same name, but have a somewhat more medieval motif to them and utilize the same core frame design as Border Break and regular Frame Arms.

Now, if you're dead set on getting a Zenrai, I wouldn't really recommend the one that you linked to. Rather, I would recommend the newer version, the Zenrai V Assault Type.
http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYFA-023/Sci
Aside from being grey instead of tan and not having that specific chainsaw weapon, it contains all of the parts for the previous version of the Zenrai and parts for the original Gourai kit as well, plus you get a new head, a swanky cape, booster units, and a pair of modular bazookas. That funky chainsaw/gun weapon combo is available separately as well if you really want one.

Myself though, if I were going to use a Kotobukiya kit as a stand in for an Imperial Knight, that Z-Knight kit of theirs I posted earlier would be my first choice. That thing just looks way cooler.


Interesting, thank you. I had seen that one, but i had really wanted the treads on the back of the legs of the original kit (and the chainsaw bayonet gun) if it comes with the treads and the shoulder gun too...

The other kit I wouldn't do for a IK aligned with Imperials though, but I'd do it in a minute for Eldar to Tau



I highly recommend checking out some Japanese blogs. When they do reviews, they tend to do very in-depth photo shoots. I'd recommend checking out the rest of this guy's site, Hobby no Toriko.
http://hobbynotoriko.yumenogotoshi.com/
His photoshoot of the Zenrai Assault type shows everything it comes with, including the older Gourai and Zenrai parts.
http://hobbynotoriko.yumenogotoshi.com/kotobukiya-frame-zenrai-a.html
Also, here's the standard Zenrai
http://hobbynotoriko.yumenogotoshi.com/kotobukiya-frame-zenrai.html
for good measure, there's also the Ryurai and it's variant, the Werewolf Specter
http://hobbynotoriko.yumenogotoshi.com/kotobukiya-ryurai.html


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/13 23:54:50


Post by: DreadKnightKai


 notprop wrote:
Why does a giant robot need a cloak?
I like did a super Lul here hahaha


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/14 03:13:09


Post by: Jehan-reznor


nobody wrote:
Question for those who've purchased Frame Arms kits before:

I've been looking at the Frame Arms Type 32 Model 5 Zennrai as a possible Imperial Knight proxy. Would something like this be too small?


I have that one it is around 6"
Spoiler:


Top added to my edelweiss tank and tracks rustified needs some touch ups here and there



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/14 05:49:56


Post by: shasolenzabi


Here is my Chainblade work attached to Leynos
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Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/14 08:34:42


Post by: Kilkrazy


 Pacific wrote:
 Alpharius wrote:
Ah, thanks guys - that scale/size is too large for any practical gaming use though, even as scenery...


Very late with this reply but it might work for something like this mate!

http://infinitythegame.com/forum/index.php?/topic/5938-scenario-kill-the-tank/

Out of interest, I've searched for some time but can't find anything. Does anyone know of a kit that in any way resembles the tank design from the Manga 'Venus Wars'?





http://www.dragon-models.com/d-m-item.asp?pid=DRA6750


If you got one of these, it gives you the double tracks and a basic hull. You could scratchbuild the rest of it.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/14 11:04:36


Post by: Vain


 Barzam wrote:

I highly recommend checking out some Japanese blogs. When they do reviews, they tend to do very in-depth photo shoots. I'd recommend checking out the rest of this guy's site, Hobby no Toriko.
http://hobbynotoriko.yumenogotoshi.com/
His photoshoot of the Zenrai Assault type shows everything it comes with, including the older Gourai and Zenrai parts.
http://hobbynotoriko.yumenogotoshi.com/kotobukiya-frame-zenrai-a.html
Also, here's the standard Zenrai
http://hobbynotoriko.yumenogotoshi.com/kotobukiya-frame-zenrai.html
for good measure, there's also the Ryurai and it's variant, the Werewolf Specter
http://hobbynotoriko.yumenogotoshi.com/kotobukiya-ryurai.html


Ok, I am sold on the Assault Type, I wasnt able to find a picture of whati t came with, as i really wanted the shoulder cannon of the original. I have now pulled the trigger on my (backordered) figure now!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/14 22:26:02


Post by: Pacific


Thanks for that mate, yes that does look like it has potential. Maybe stick a load of smaller turrets over it, then go in with the green stuff?

It's between that now and the Gundam UC M61A5 (although saw the price of that imported, around £100!)

And, ended up getting distracted by this, which would have absolutely no use in any game but has moved right to the top of my future buying list regardless!



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/14 22:36:10


Post by: Kriswall


 Pacific wrote:
Thanks for that mate, yes that does look like it has potential. Maybe stick a load of smaller turrets over it, then go in with the green stuff?

It's between that now and the Gundam UC M61A5 (although saw the price of that imported, around £100!)

And, ended up getting distracted by this, which would have absolutely no use in any game but has moved right to the top of my future buying list regardless!



That thing has Tau Land Whale written all over it!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/14 23:01:04


Post by: Kilkrazy


It is only 1/72 scale, unfortunately. Kid_Kyoto made one a year or so ago, I think.

The T28 could just be plastered with a load of Milliput, and turrets added. The Venus Wars tank has a pretty blobby look to it.

The additions would have to be done well not to end up looking like something with blobs of putty stuck on it.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/15 01:55:26


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Pacific wrote:
Thanks for that mate, yes that does look like it has potential. Maybe stick a load of smaller turrets over it, then go in with the green stuff?

It's between that now and the Gundam UC M61A5 (although saw the price of that imported, around £100!)

And, ended up getting distracted by this, which would have absolutely no use in any game but has moved right to the top of my future buying list regardless!

Spoiler:


I got one this is a pic when i was still working on it, it is about 6800 yen new but have seen in second hand for 5000yen


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/16 01:10:32


Post by: Commander_Farsight


So I am looking for a Gundam that is almost if not exactly the same size as a Riptide. I am looking to save some money here too, so if its as much as the GW model, I would rather just buy the real deal. Suggestions on what model I should get?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/16 01:45:08


Post by: shasolenzabi


 Commander_Farsight wrote:
So I am looking for a Gundam that is almost if not exactly the same size as a Riptide. I am looking to save some money here too, so if its as much as the GW model, I would rather just buy the real deal. Suggestions on what model I should get?


I think you will find many of the 1/00 or some of the 1/144 scale gundam kits to work for what you seek, and also are far cheaper than GWs' 80-90 dollar range, many are at or less than 20-30 bucks.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/16 01:46:38


Post by: Cyporiean


Whats the dimensions of a Riptide?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/16 01:51:10


Post by: Barzam


Well, if the Knight is 6" or thereabouts, then there's a good wide range of kits available, as mentioned earlier in this thread.

Meanwhile, who wouldn't want to Orkify this beast?


He's actually a reproduction of an old Aoshima kit from their Robodachi series, due for release in July.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/16 02:59:42


Post by: Jehan-reznor


That looks like some older Yatterman toys, i am using this as my Khornemower for my Hello kitty Marines.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/16 03:20:45


Post by: nobody


Wow, I had literally not thought of yattaman for decades


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/16 07:04:57


Post by: Pacific


 Kilkrazy wrote:
It is only 1/72 scale, unfortunately. Kid_Kyoto made one a year or so ago, I think.

The T28 could just be plastered with a load of Milliput, and turrets added. The Venus Wars tank has a pretty blobby look to it.

The additions would have to be done well not to end up looking like something with blobs of putty stuck on it.


Ah, I didn't mean to use that as the Venus Wars tank, just as a separate modelling project. Absolutely love the model, was reading about it and it was just a Miyaziki sketch (not from an animation or anything like that), he'd just drawn the tank with the little animal soldier guys (cook and mascot etc.) stood around it..

Jehan-reznor - Can I ask, did you get the version that had the soldiers with it? And if so what kind of scale they are/how many you get?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/16 07:55:22


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Pacific wrote:


Jehan-reznor - Can I ask, did you get the version that had the soldiers with it? And if so what kind of scale they are/how many you get?


I didn't bought the one with the figures because i planned to convert it from the get go, i think the normal version comes with one or two figures, and if you look at the pictures the figures are around halve the size than that of a space marine.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/16 12:28:31


Post by: shasolenzabi


@Pacific; As I also own one of the Miyazaki tanks, they come with a full crew of Pig soldiers, the tank is set at 1/72nd scale, So, modifications are required to use with IG/SM, I simply have employed the telescoping observation tower as a retractable augury pod, all servos inside. I suppose with some spare Leman russ hatces, as I used on the main turret, I could place a more proper hatch. I use the MGs of the tank as stnad ins for Hvy stubbers, but that is a major redrilling to convince folks due to the bore sized I got. I use it mostly as a rolling MG nest with some heavier cannons in the turret


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/16 13:36:52


Post by: Daba


For a Riptide, why not the Kotobukiya Sunshine?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Armored-Answer-GAN01-SunShine-Model/dp/B003QMLNE6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1397655336&sr=8-2&keywords=armored+core+sunshine

I think it's roughly between Riptide and Wraithknight in height.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/16 15:48:04


Post by: Commander_Farsight


 Daba wrote:
For a Riptide, why not the Kotobukiya Sunshine?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Armored-Answer-GAN01-SunShine-Model/dp/B003QMLNE6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1397655336&sr=8-2&keywords=armored+core+sunshine

I think it's roughly between Riptide and Wraithknight in height.


Thanks!


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/17 01:43:45


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Kilkrazy wrote:
It is only 1/72 scale, unfortunately. Kid_Kyoto made one a year or so ago, I think.


I've had 2 sitting on my shelf for years, first I got distracted by another shiney toy, then got married, then had twins...

Someday though.

Perhaps after I retire.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/17 08:47:14


Post by: Kilkrazy


You are a true wargamer and modeller.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/17 23:50:46


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Kilkrazy wrote:
You are a true wargamer and modeller.

And mine is chopped liver? Dissapoint!

Spoiler:


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/18 00:10:31


Post by: Miguelsan


Somebody went to Volks and grabbed a Char B I see.

M.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/18 00:43:58


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Miguelsan wrote:
Somebody went to Volks and grabbed a Char B I see.

M.


No it was Joshin , Nice Leman Russ alternative.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/18 01:59:04


Post by: shasolenzabi


I turned my 1/35scale B-1 into a Malcador stand in


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/18 02:23:52


Post by: Barzam


Hey, you're right, it does make a good stand in. And I have to say, the Miyazaki tank looks way better in it's original incarnation than the Mutant Chronicles redesign.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/18 05:47:36


Post by: Kilkrazy


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
 Kilkrazy wrote:
You are a true wargamer and modeller.

And mine is chopped liver? Dissapoint!

Spoiler:


You misunderstand. Kid_Kyoto is a true modeller and gamer because he has two kits that have been sitting in the attic unbuilt for years.

Yours look very nice built up.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/18 07:45:00


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Kilkrazy wrote:
 Jehan-reznor wrote:
 Kilkrazy wrote:
You are a true wargamer and modeller.

And mine is chopped liver? Dissapoint!


You misunderstand. Kid_Kyoto is a true modeller and gamer because he has two kits that have been sitting in the attic unbuilt for years.

Yours look very nice built up.


English not my language understanding difficult.
forgive mine


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/18 08:41:39


Post by: shasolenzabi


 Barzam wrote:
Hey, you're right, it does make a good stand in. And I have to say, the Miyazaki tank looks way better in it's original incarnation than the Mutant Chronicles redesign.


That resin beast does not quite fit the Miyazaki design. I made my B-1 into a Malcador Defender.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/20 16:12:37


Post by: Pacific


Found some really cool ones on this page http://www.pinterest.com/bingal0/plastic-model-sci-fi-other/









Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/20 18:19:08


Post by: Daba


The second one reminds me of Dragon's Heaven.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/20 18:21:31


Post by: Breotan


Looks like things are escalating quickly in Angry Birds.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/21 05:34:24


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Breotan, does not compute

Talk about a cool kit ELYN HOBBY 1/100 KS-6 “Kastrysha”:

http://www.gunjap.net/site/?p=139644


it is also mentioned here


from 42:43


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/21 06:28:17


Post by: Fafnir


I was worried when I saw the model of the Kshatriya without its wings/funnel hangers present. Then I clicked the link, and was greatly satisfied. That said, I wouldn't be able to afford something like that in my lifetime.

And I'm kind of mad at myself, because every time I enter this topic, I'm tempted to dump some cash on a real grade Zaku 2.
...And then they just went and released an HGCC 1/144 Turn A Gundam, my absolute favourite mecha...



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/21 06:52:07


Post by: Barzam


Anyone interested in 1/48 Full Metal Panic kits? Aoshima's got you covered there. Laevatein is coming out fairly soon.



For that matter, Volks continues to be insane. 1/100 LED Mirage w/ Flame Unit from Five Star Stories. This kit has a full internal skeleton plus that awesome pearlescent armor plating.




Also, the Shamrock from Valkyria Chronicles



Also, they're doing a figure set and... something? I can't read Kanji. Reactive Armor set? I don't know, but that tank looks totally different.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/21 07:43:34


Post by: Fafnir


Reactive armour is typically extra plating that helps to mitigate damage in a specific area by exploding on impact with weaponry.

As for the LED Mirage, 5 Star Stories always had some really badass mech designs (even if it is kind of ripped off from L Gaim), and this is just amazing.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/21 09:47:04


Post by: Miguelsan


You complaining Fafnir? Try living close to the source of temptation Went to Volks and had to run away to keep my wallet closed. Takara reissued the Dougram 1/144 and 1/200 collection in one box for 4000Y. I buy that box I die at the hands of my wife

M.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/21 10:02:48


Post by: Fafnir


4000Y? That's what, $40? Tell her at that price, you were pretty much morally obligated to buy it.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/21 12:02:18


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Fafnir wrote:
4000Y? That's what, $40? Tell her at that price, you were pretty much morally obligated to buy it.


Yep that's around 40$

The tank upgrade kit is 3,400 yen and the figure set is 3600 yen


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/21 12:49:27


Post by: Miguelsan


Japan hates us (and loves our wallets)

M.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/21 14:01:30


Post by: Lobukia


Ok, that tank, what and where can I get that?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/21 14:05:18


Post by: spaceelf


 Pacific wrote:
Thanks for that mate, yes that does look like it has potential. Maybe stick a load of smaller turrets over it, then go in with the green stuff?

It's between that now and the Gundam UC M61A5 (although saw the price of that imported, around £100!)

And, ended up getting distracted by this, which would have absolutely no use in any game but has moved right to the top of my future buying list regardless!



It actually looks very much like the Bauhaus Grizzly from Warzone. Unfortunately, from what I have seen, this model is much smaller than the Grizzly.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/21 15:20:45


Post by: Daba


I'm kind of annoyed I lost my Wave Engage Octaver FSS kit now.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/22 04:48:22


Post by: TheKbob


I just bought a tank... now I must have another! XD


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/23 15:22:29


Post by: Barzam


Well, a bit of bad news. The Japanese site I linked to earlier, Hobby no Toriko has just announced that he will no longer be updating the site due to personal reasons and instead will just leave it up as a gallery. Shame. His was one of the better Japanese kit review sites.

Now, for more positive news! Bandai released info about a whole bunch of new kits coming out. I'll link to pics, but they're going to be pretty big, so I'm going to spoiler them.
First up, the HGBF Gouf R35 from Gundam Build Fighters
Spoiler:


next is the Valuable Pod, a weapon system not seen in Build Fighters, but seems to be a variant of the Meteor Hopper based on a Gyan
Spoiler:


No actual pics yet, but the Exia Amazing and the Wing Gundam Fenice Rinascita have both been announced as getting the HG treatment.

Best news of the day, HGAW Gundam Airmaster! Yes, it's finally happening!
Spoiler:


HGUC Zeta Plus from Gundam Unicorn.
Spoiler:


HGUC Schutzrum Gallus. This appears to be an entirely new design for the final episode of Gundam Unicorn. Nice to see the Gallus finally get a new kit, even if it isn't the Gallus K from earlier in the series.
Spoiler:


That's pretty much it aside from announcing a new 1/20 scale Scope Dog and a golden God Gundam vs. Master Gundam set. There's a little teaser showing lineart for Mobile Suits that'll be in episode 7 of Gundam Unicorn and there's something very interesting there. There's a Mobile Suit from Hathaway's Flash in there! The Gustav Karl has been redesigned, but it will be in the episode. This is very odd as Hathaway's Flash, while it has been receiving a little attention from Bandai of late, has never been considered to be in cannon. I wonder if this means that they're getting closer to actually making it official?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/23 17:05:05


Post by: Rolt


To further Barzam's post:

HGBF 1/144 Gundam Exia Amazing & HGBF 1/144 Gundam Fenice Rinascita, estimated release, Aug-Sep 2014 (no shots of the actual kit yet.)
Spoiler:

And HGBF 1/144 Gouf R35, estimated release Jun 2014, this is apparently a completely new and retooled kit, not an upgrade to the existing Gouf.
Spoiler:

Very excited for the Gouf kit, one of my favorite MS types. Both of these images are from GundamGuy's blog, hes a really amazing modeler
that I highly recommend you guys check out. Here a link: http://gundamguy.blogspot.co.uk/

@Jehan Reznor
Great work on the VC tank so far Jehan, really makes me what to get one (and the shamrock), its actually a lot smaller than I thought would be, could
even be used for wargaming, maybe as part of a custom VC themed force. Oh dear lord.... what have I suggested, now I must do it!

If you don't mind me asking, whats the artbook in this shot of the tank (below), looks interesting, almost reminds me of Tsukasa Jun's early works.
Spoiler:
 Jehan-reznor wrote:
Tracks added
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Enjoy.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/23 17:27:58


Post by: Cyporiean


Really happy to see the Airmaster getting a HGAW, going to have to pick up a few of them..


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/23 18:05:37


Post by: nobody


Came across this bad boy the other night and I think I'm in love:

MG Jesta

Spoiler:


Spoiler:


The 1/100s are around 7 inches tall correct?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/23 19:47:48


Post by: RichS


That Edelweiss tank is great, enough that I may have to go and buy the game. Any idea why the armour upgrade kit is so expensive though? From what I can tell its a relatively tiny change for 2/3 the price of the whole tank. Hopefully I'm missing something and can convince myself I really need it.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/23 19:55:06


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Wake me up when Bandai gets some sense and finally puts out an actual Vertigo model from X.

At least I think it was called the Vertigo. The white one with the bits? It was in the show for quite some time too.

Somewhere I've still got the Gunpla catalogs Bandai released around the time X came out, hyping those models up to the ends of the earth. Must have been around 95 or 96 probably. Around the time Bandai made those horrible "LG" kits for Eva, Escaflowne, and Ramune or whatever it was called.

I think they might have even made some kits of the armor from Kakugo no Susume, which I still think is a really bizarre decision. Someday I'm going to get me that manga though.



Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/23 20:18:58


Post by: Platuan4th


 Daba wrote:
I'm kind of annoyed I lost my Wave Engage Octaver FSS kit now.


I'm kinda annoyed that I didn't put the cannon barrel for my MSIA Dendrobium Orchis in the carrying case last time I moved and it's apparently floating around in one of the boxes in my room(or worse, lost altogether).


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/23 23:19:38


Post by: Fafnir


You think that's bad? I had to personally throw out all of my old gundam kits because I don't have any room for them anymore. A lot of plastic was lost that day.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/24 01:14:29


Post by: Miguelsan


I'm thinking I need some of those cool shields to convert some bullgrynns. Will have to check in the shop!

M.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/24 01:38:52


Post by: Jehan-reznor


RichS wrote:
That Edelweiss tank is great, enough that I may have to go and buy the game. Any idea why the armour upgrade kit is so expensive though? From what I can tell its a relatively tiny change for 2/3 the price of the whole tank. Hopefully I'm missing something and can convince myself I really need it.


Because Japan

Rolt the book is from Rockin Jellybean a Japanese artist who makes art inspired by Robert crumb and Ed Roth, but with its own Japanese flair.
Check him on the web but lot's of his stuff is NSFW he also has a shop in Tokyo http://erostika.net/howto.php


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/24 06:50:06


Post by: Barzam


 Fafnir wrote:
You think that's bad? I had to personally throw out all of my old gundam kits because I don't have any room for them anymore. A lot of plastic was lost that day.


Don't feel bad, I've had to purge my collection on several occasions as well. I know that feel, bro.

Silly me, I should've at least tried to read the text accompanying the Valuable Pod pic. Apparently that set is going to be like the Amazing Booster in that it's actually an upgrade set for the HGUC Gyan. It's got all of the parts to convert the Gyan into the Gyan Vulcan. That's pretty cool. If I'm making out the text right, it looks like they were trying to style the Valuable Pod to look like something out of a Shmup. That's even cooler! I may have to get one of these now. And another HGUC Gyan since my old one was the victim of one of those purges long ago.

Also, the Gouf R35 is supposed to be an entirely new sculpt. I might have to get one of those, too.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/24 06:56:02


Post by: shasolenzabi


I need to order cables and such to link my uber claw and fist and other weapons to the arms of the Leynos mechas


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/24 06:56:27


Post by: Fafnir


It does look a little bit like the Ikaruga (from the amazing Shmup of the same name)...



Speaking of which, not exactly news, but Kotobukiya makes models of that (both light and dark versions) and its sister ship, the Ginkei.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/24 07:24:04


Post by: Barzam


I was thinking the same thing while I was staring at the render of the Valuable Pod earlier today. It does feel very reminiscent of the Ikaruga.

And speaking of shmup fighters, why has nobody made a plastic model of the Raiden? Or the Einhander?


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/25 01:59:26


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Barzam wrote:
I was thinking the same thing while I was staring at the render of the Valuable Pod earlier today. It does feel very reminiscent of the Ikaruga.

And speaking of shmup fighters, why has nobody made a plastic model of the Raiden? Or the Einhander?


I saw these raystorm


Do you mean this one?

http://www.fg-site.net/archives/tag/einhander Sorry Scratch built
But they have released a plethora of shmup fighters lately but they are kind of expensive


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/25 04:30:25


Post by: Barzam


YES! That's the Einhander. Well, an Einhander. And I've been wanting a toy or a model of one for YEARS!

I can get all sorts of Vic Vipers, the fracking Galaga, Ikaruga, various Darius ships, Xevious, even the Raystorm, but still no Einhander or, worst of all, still no Raiden? This truly baffles me.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/25 05:14:20


Post by: gigasnail


 spaceelf wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
Thanks for that mate, yes that does look like it has potential. Maybe stick a load of smaller turrets over it, then go in with the green stuff?

It's between that now and the Gundam UC M61A5 (although saw the price of that imported, around £100!)

And, ended up getting distracted by this, which would have absolutely no use in any game but has moved right to the top of my future buying list regardless!



It actually looks very much like the Bauhaus Grizzly from Warzone. Unfortunately, from what I have seen, this model is much smaller than the Grizzly.


i have a friend that made one of these into a battlewagon. it's an excellent kit.


Gundam, Mecha and other SF Kits for possible use in 40K. @ 2014/04/25 19:18:18


Post by: Pacific


Made one of them into a battlewagon... ?! Of all the .. what the.... ?! Sacrilege!

Next up, those Fabergé eggs look like they would make good omelettes..*


* (not to be extreme )