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Hewlett-Packard
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HP PhotoSmart R818 (V01.00)
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Victory Gundam Ver.Ka by Tekka-Croe Victory Gundam Ver.Ka by Tekka-Croe
I decided to try this kit after seeing Antiphon's series of WIP photos regarding it. Like he said, the engineering is absolutely brilliant. I didn't realize that you could pack this many little gimmicks and features into a small 1/100 scale kit.

While the engineering is great, the kit does have one enormous problem: The legs don't stay attached. The way the connector piece in each leg is molded, Bandai had absolutely no excuse not to fix this problem. I honestly have no idea how they could let such a huge problem slip through. I can probably fix it so the legs won't just slip off, but really, I shouldn't have to fix it in the first place.

I haven't yet decided whether or not to use the dry-transfer decals. I've never used dry-transfers before, and I'm terrified of screwing up, because they don't include extras.

I also tried a new technique for the optics parts (eyes, head camera, rifle scope). While it doesn't reflect as well as the decal material under most circumstances, if it catches the light just right, it looks exceedingly realistic.

I would only recommend this kit to those with a lot of experience building Gundam kits.
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williamcll Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
i once saw a V2 gundam which is hg but has a box the size of pg
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striker0 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
That would be the 1/60 HG V2. It's a really great model, given if you can find it.
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williamcll Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
seen once
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ant1ph0n Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
sweet, you got your decals done. i still have to put mine on.
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Well, some of the decals, anyway. As I said, I'm just not brave enough to try the dry-transfers.

Also, did you have trouble getting the legs to stay on too? I want to make sure it's not just me.
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ant1ph0n Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
oh, yeah i didn't wanna bother with the clear stickers and dry transfers, i bought the water slides.
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ant1ph0n Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
the legs? you mean because they don't have full articulation? yeah, isn't that weird?
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
No, as far as I can tell, the legs are fully articulated (the knees bend well past 90 degrees). I mean that the legs don't stay attached to the hips. The ball-and-socket simply doesn't lock together.
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ant1ph0n Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
yeah they tend to do that if you, move them side to side [the lack of articulation i mentioned] =b
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digitaleva Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
I clicked Request Print on accident. Nice build!
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