Buiding the Perfect Grade model kit is an experience that comes about as close as you can get to actually participating in an anime epic. It takes a serious commitment of time, money, and effort. I am by no means a hard-core model builder. I don't mess with air-brushing, or puttying, and painting. Except for spot gluing structural parts, and detailing panel lines, I just put them together straight out of the box. And the result? A fussy, delicate, difficult to pose shelf piece that, to your average visitor is indistinguishable from the MSIA toy that cost about a fifth of what you paid for the PG kit. AH-- but to me... They are by far my favorite pieces. They don't even lose their glitter in the presence of new acquisitions. But, to the point- I'd like to start this thread on the Perfect Grade experience. What is your take? Which of the kits have you built? Triumphs and Disasters? What stuff still gives you trouble? Was it worth it? Would you do it again? I'd especially like to hear from those who have the Wing Zero, and the Zeta. JWM
What really got me into collecting toys is Super Robot and Gundam plastic model kit building.
It is the best experience! albeit the sleep loss and occassional hunger pangs
I guess I acquired semi advance skills in a few months by way of refusing to use the almost always sucked up stickers and painting the model instead. I was also able to conjure up courage and met the challenge of painting the bonus figures close to how they look in the photo boxes. ;D
I am proud of each model I built. I only got as far as Master Grades, though.
PGs are way too expensive for me right now. Although, I will always love to have one anytime!
I will always come back for more Gundam kit models to build.
Just all of you keep quiet and not let my wife-to-be know.
Last Edit: Sept 17, 2003 9:49:34 GMT -5 by mechapunk