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 Post subject: Real Detail grade??
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:36 pm 
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i have been looking at a lot of Gunpla lately and have seen some 1/60 models that are not PG. but they seem to say Real Detail. they are much cheaper than PG which says to me less detail.

will these still look as cool on the shelves? am i just loosing pose-ability or is there a real drop in detail??

i also notice that they are economical. a good option for getting some of my (lesser) favorite gundams at a cheaper price that will scale with my PG kits??

finally is the strike freedom lightning a fairly good kit?? (i know some people have issues with the PG version and i cant see myself shelling out 300+ for it any time soon) it is up on Hobbywave for 117. good price for a decent kit or would the MG full burst mode be a better model/value

thanks in advance and for putting up with my noob Gunpla questions

-Kane


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 Post subject: Re: Real Detail grade??
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:36 pm 
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AdamusKane wrote:
i have been looking at a lot of Gunpla lately and have seen some 1/60 models that are not PG. but they seem to say Real Detail. they are much cheaper than PG which says to me less detail.


What it really means is less internal detail. Depending on the kit it may be a similar level of external detail (some PGs, especially the older ones, I guess, are very light on external detail.) I think non-grade big-scale kits can be great when they are priced reasonably. Like 4000 yen for the 1:60 Strike, or 4500 yen for the 1:60 Exia. These kits are simplistic (in terms of construction) compared to a PG or even a MG, but a good value if what you want is a large, detailed display piece for not a huge cost.

Ultimately you have to make up your own mind how you feel about the different versions. Personally I'd break it down like this:

1: Most likely, just save your money and get the MG instead.
2: If you really want a big-scale version, go with the non-grade only if you understand and accept the limitations. It's essentially a giant "High Grade" but with nicer detailing.
3: In general I've often come to the conclusion that it's worth paying more for the better kit. Choosing which one is the "better kit" is often subjective of course... But pretty often the better kit really is the one with the higher price. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Real Detail grade??
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:34 pm 
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These things are really big and blocky with simple engineering. A HG kit is usually better in terms of details, engineering, and articulation. If you just want a big model, then there's really nothing I can say against them as they are big and more affordable than PGs. However if you want a good model I would look to smaller grades.

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