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Somunchy
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Jul 29, 2016
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Everybody should know this already, but I'm certain there's going to be at least one person who buys this drop and doesn't know: you have to assemble gunpla kits yourself. That means cutting each piece off the runners, snapping them together, applying stickers/decals, and painting extra details if you so desire. Gunpla kits are never going to look near as good they do in pictures you see unless you are skilled at assembling them. Anybody who didn't already know this, consider it before purchasing.
Jul 29, 2016
romevi
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Jul 29, 2016
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These are very good points, but also should help a consumer: part of the fun in getting these is building it yourself. I'm no expert builder (I never paint), and I've never seen a single episode of Gundam, but these are a pure joy to build and play with afterward. They're extremely poseable and you get the satisfaction afterward that you built it yourself. Nine times out of ten the instructions are in Japanese, but it doesn't matter because the pictures are so clean and clear that they're all you need to follow. Bandai has some genius engineers making their kits--that's no joke.
Jul 29, 2016
Mughi
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Jul 29, 2016
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If anyone is worried about not understanding the instructions, it's really no problem. They are entirely pictorial; no Japanese-language knowledge is needed. If you have trouble with them, check out the many online tutorials, like at mech9.com: http://www.mech9.com/2009/10/meaning-of-the-symbols-found-in-a-bandai-model-kits-manual.html
Here's their color chart translations: http://www.mech9.com/p/translated-model-kit-color-guides.html
There's lots of other places to get help. Check out /r/gunpla for lots of tutorials and advice.
Jul 29, 2016
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