View Full Version : Explain the different grades of the kits.

May 28, 2012, 10:59 PM
Please briefly summarize the different grades of gundam kits. MG, HG, PG etc. and what each kit's strengths are. Price, detail, articulation. Etc.

Thank you.

May 29, 2012, 12:23 AM
if you look on any gunpla site you will see the difference in price, detail, and for the most part size in this order

HG 1/144 < MG 1/100 < PG 1/60

price varies on each kit for the most part

Ultimate X
May 31, 2012, 4:59 AM
The first grade kits are pretty cheep but you also get what you pay for. They only come in 1/144 Very few pieces and very limited articulation. Good for beginners but if you've built something with your hands before you can skip it. Probably only good for practicing

Then comes the high grade kits which have more pieces and more movement. They come in 1/144 and 1/100, a good place to start. It's a little more money but not to the point where your too afraid to mess

Next is the real grade kits which are pretty new. They only come in 1/144 and there the most your going to get in that size. They're like smaller master grade kits so you should feel very comfortable building high grades before you move onto these. Plus since they are smaller than the master grades you need to be more careful

After that you have master grade. They only come in 1/100. They cost a lot more, roughly tripple, but you also get a lot more, of everything. Don't expect to get through it in one sitting. Plenty of detail requiring plenty of patience. You should be very confident in your skills before attempting.

And lastly perfect grade. It's 1/60 scale so it's a big one. Again same idea. More money, more detail. But this is a steep curve. The cost difference between master and perfect is about 5x, so you have to be dedicated to even attempt it. The amount of detail and articulation on these are ridiculous though( or atleast from what I've seen online :p).

If you want to check out the difference in detail check out http://dalong.net/ almost every kit made is there. Also check out hlj they have a link to their YouTube channel with more info.