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New kit review: R-1 1/100
October 7, 2008, 8:53 pm
Filed under: Hobby

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nice. btw, new info for gm2. v2, f91 (from another post) are in:

http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1218404_1407.html

not to mention, another news for G00:GM –>

http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1218403_1407.html

Comment by judo0054

Is it just me or does the hand in screenshot 2 3 have really long fingers?

Comment by AceWhatever

Yeah, it’s just YOU and your short-sightedness. You better get your eye checked.

It looks cool but you might soon realize, you’ve just bought another “Zeta Gundam” Here’s a tip: don’t place it next to the MG Zeta ver 2.0

Comment by codename:v

It’s awfully plastic like. Too plastic like. It might as well be a chunk of molten plastic. It looks horrible. Needs paint, stat.

Comment by Amon

THE KIT IS NOT BAD, THERE IS A GREAT DEFRINT BETWEEN R-1 AND Z GUNDAM MAIN DESINE.

SO PLACING THEM BESIDE EACH OTHER IS NO PROBLEM.

THE KIT NEEDS RE-PAINTING USING DARK METALIC BLUE, LIGHTER RED, PURE WHITE AND DARK YELLOW WOUOLD DO THE JOB, RECOMANDED SOME MARKING AND ADD ON DETAILES TO THE DAGGERS AND GUNS WOULD MAKE IT LOOK BETTER.

Comment by Akeara (Mo'nes Ali)

i’m glad i didn’t get that, the plastic look cheap. robots are just not koto’s domain. My other koto robots kept falling apart (eisen reize’s arms, cybaster’s wings).

Comment by XYZbuster

lol at pic #23.

If that’s not long, I don’t know what is.

Comment by shady123

kotobukiya kits were designed to be painted – just that they separate and mold their parts in the correct color so those who don’t paint can also enjoy it as well (somewhat). The parts separation means there is less masking required overall.

kotobukiya plastic and injection techniques are probably not as good as bandai’s since there’s usually a bit more shrinkage. this is quite common for made in china kits. parts fit is also not as smooth as say a bandai mg kit (requires some drilling and gluing at times. but on the plus side, kotobukiya also makes much sharper edges. just don’t treat it as a toy cause it’s not meant to be one. take a bit more time to put it together and it’ll just as sturdy as any other model kit.

Comment by rpt011r

This R-1/R-Wing turned out better than I was hoping. Granted, the model still has to be decapitated for R-Wing mode, but overall the transformation is just about as good as it can get this side of a Master Grade kit.

The only things I’d like to see now are more solid joints. The polycaps on my 1/100 Huckebein Mk-II haven’t aged well at all. Here’s hoping Kotobukiya’s improved their kits’ joint mechanics since then.

Comment by Type 100

As a long time builder of Bandai kits, I wasn’t quite prepared for the issues with Kotobukiya’s models (parts often need gluing, plastic quality not too impressive). However, once you get past these problems, the end result can be quite impressive.

Comment by Hanzkaz




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