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    Re: Get it off your chest

    Quote Originally Posted by Squee View Post
    That's my mindset as well. I don't mind the RE line. The Effreet is the first kit i actually want from it thought. But for people to not be happy with the Nightingale is a bit much. I also notice a correlation between the ones who complain about it with those who also complain about how expensive the kits are. So even if Bandai did release a MG of it, they'd still complain about the price. lol
    That's very true. I can only imagine what those people said when the MG The O was released with it's $100 or greater price point.
    The RE Efreet is pretty good so far. I am building it and I have no real complaints about it. Just few minor ones and those mostly are do to a lack cold blades for the heat swords, and only two sets of hands
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    Re: Get it off your chest

    When people don't post closeup pictures of their builds but expect praise for them. Of course it looks good from far away!


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    ^good from far, far from good is what my friend use to say. But he was referring to females that he sees when he's out and about, lol.


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    Re: Get it off your chest

    Dudes in a fb group literally just flipped out that Derringer critiqued a build where they said "what do you think" Then the admin deleted the comments because they don't like them. I should add... circle jerks annoy the hell out of me lol Then the guy wants to enter the GBWC... You just lost it at constructive criticism from the guy who basically runs the US event.


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    Re: Get it off your chest

    ^ please tell me what you think of my work....but only if it is nice and I like it nothing bad...my feeling get hurt really easily.. I'm going to my safe space and will wait for your thoughts.
    That is what they sound like to me. I agree with you Squee if you ask for a critique be ready for some good and bad. That's the whole point of a critique.


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    Re: Get it off your chest

    It wasn't even mean. He literally pointed out 2 issues, said the paint looks good from the angle the picture was taken from, and that's it. I am all for posting shots of the whole kit, but posting a picture like this and asking for opinions, what do you expect?



    You can't see any of the real work from that distance.

    *thats just a snapped kit i grabbed for reference of the distance.


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    Re: Get it off your chest

    Quote Originally Posted by Squee View Post
    It wasn't even mean. He literally pointed out 2 issues, said the paint looks good from the angle the picture was taken from, and that's it. I am all for posting shots of the whole kit, but posting a picture like this and asking for opinions, what do you expect?



    You can't see any of the real work from that distance.

    *thats just a snapped kit i grabbed for reference of the distance.
    Well the desk is nice and tidy, a good work space.... and the zoid it looks red and is that a dull silver.......


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    Monkey - got to clean out your inbox. Can't pm you anymore, lol.


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    Re: Get it off your chest

    Zeta Gundam sucks. I don't care what language it's in, or how many times I see it. It sucks.

    Only Wing sucks worse, but moreso in English.

    Reconguista in G is a mess, but is more beautiful and half as long (thus half as painful) as Zeta.

    ZZ Gundam is actually kinda cool. Frustrating in spots, but not as self-absorbed as Zeta.

    I love the ZZ and HATE both the Zeta and Hyaku Shiki.

    Gold-plated (any colour plated, actually) kits are horrible and should be banned.

    Clear kits/special versions are also dumb - they're kits, you're supposed to PAINT them.

    Dragonar kits are better engineered and better looking than Zeta and ZZ kits. Truth.

    I agree that Seed and Seed Destiny suck. Not as much as Zeta or Wing.

    The God is the best looking suit in G Gundam. The Sombrero wearing Gundam is a close second.

    Gundam makes TERRIBLE manga.

    The Thunderbolt anime is annoying as hell. Great fight scenes ruined by screechy, overly-pretentious jazz. It makes the show the neck-bearded hipster of the Gundam world.

    Phew, that's better.

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    Re: Get it off your chest

    Sooooooo Faust please tell me how you really feel. LOL
    At first I was all "What the Zeta is awesome!" Then I realized you were talking about the show. So OK I will give you that one. But for a Gundam the ZETA is pretty cool.


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    Re: Get it off your chest

    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Zeta Gundam sucks. I don't care what language it's in, or how many times I see it. It sucks.

    Only Wing sucks worse, but moreso in English.
    Gundam Zeta had a generally good idea behind it, but there were SO many bad decisions that just ruined it.

    The idea that the new bad guys were extremists of the "good guys" in the previous series is brilliant. A far better idea than what we have gotten since which has always just been that the bad guys were remnants of Zeon who are entirely outmatched and get totally wiped out, only for there to apparently be even more remnants.

    But not changing which suits the "good guys" and "bad guys" use entirely undermines that. And then having them led by a spacer in the end and even team up with the remnants of Zeon just utterly throws the whole idea away.

    Kamille was a completely unlikable protagonist who decides to betray his home, his family and hijack a weapon of war from the organization his father works for, join a terrorist organization and start murdering his own people over.... people making fun of his name and people scolding him for getting into a fist fight over it. However bad the Titans were, Kamille had no idea about it. And then there was the scene where he basically starts worshiping Char to his face using information that no one in universe ever actually knew about and... well, frankly the same shit that makes Char a detestable dick.

    In fact, bringing back Char and making him a "good guy" was so stupid. The character was the kind of selfish asshole villain who would get his own subordinates killed on purpose for fun, backstab his best friend in the back and relish being so "clever" as to have done so, and was so obsessed with blood feud revenge that he chose to throw his own life away just to murder the last daughter of a guy he thinks, but absolutely had no evidence, may have killed his own father. He should not have survived the end of the original Gundam and even if he did, he should have been some creepy boogeyman trying to hunt down and murder baby Minerva to complete his only actual goal.

    But, you know... sweep that aside, make the entire universe worship him and basically have even the Earth Federation obey his every whims. After all, he was a fan favorite character, so acknowledging his deep flaws and immoral actions can't happen-- just got to build him into a Mary Sue.

    Ultimately, can one even say that Zeta Gundam even has characters per se? No one in that series acts according to any actual motivation and often acts entirely contrary to everything stated about their character would suggest their motivations to be. They all just do whatever the plot dictates they should do.

    Gundam Wing has the same problem. While the mobile suit designs are some of the best alternate universe Gundam designs there have ever been next to Gundam SEED, the characters' actual goals, motivations, desires, ambitions... none of that is at all clear. They are all generally unlikable jackasses. Heero can't decide if he wants to murder Relena Peacecraft or screw her and switches back and forth without reason. Trowa is an amnesiac who took on his commander's name after that commander was murdered, but has no actual goals to speak of. You have the guy who exterminates an entire base of students and then refuses to fight the teacher because blatant sexism. There is a space pirate mechanic who calls himself "the God of Death" for... literally no god damn reason other than to seem edgy and he randomly god assigned the Grim Reaper Gundam. And then there is Quatre... who seems like the best of the protagonists and actually seems to have real goals and motivations... and then goes and murders an entire city of people.


    And the really funny thing about it is that Gundam Wing was blatantly an attempt to do Gundam Zeta over again, but get it right by not having all the problems that the original had. It has the same storyline of "The Space Colonies proved to be a major threat to the Earth, so Earth builds up a big independent military contractor as their elite force, only for that military contractor to then take over the government and lead an inhumane crusade against those who live in space"



    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    I agree that Seed and Seed Destiny suck. Not as much as Zeta or Wing.
    Seed doesn't really suck any more than any other Gundam series. Honestly, I think it is one of the best. It gets a bit rushed about half-way through and culminates in "turns out that both sides are kind of assholes, so everyone who has the most powerful mobile suits joins their own third organization and murders everyone which solves everything!" which well... is too easy of a solution and kind of lampshades the fact that both sides gave mobile suits that were apparently more powerful than the rest of their entire militaries combined by a large margin to a bunch of looney Mary Sue kids.

    But given the crap ending for Gundam Seed ends up being literally the entire premise for Gundam 00, I feel like Gundam Seed isn't really so bad.

    Gundam Seed Destiny is a bit directionless. It ended up repeating Seed too much and didn't have enough of its own ideas. Plus since the ending of Seed had already established the Mary Sues as the most powerful force in the world and they were all still alive and active, there was only so much that one could do within that world.



    When it really boils down to it, the vast majority of the Gundam animes suck when one gets very much into the details at all. The best Gundam stories are the ones that are short, the scope is controlled because it has already established that nothing that happened in the story was universe altering, the power of the characters and their suits is kept within reasonable limits, the focus is far more on the characters than big spectacles and, naturally, the ones where it is clear that the writers have already planned out, if not written, the ending and the thing is paced out correctly before the first episode is even made.

    So Gundam 083, War in the Pocket and 008 MS Team.

    Of course, given that the series is specifically meant to sell toys, I guess the whole "Look at how this new main Gundam is so impossibly powerful compared to any of the other robots in this series or any of the Gundams in any series ever before!! Buy it now!!" aspect in all of the main series is always going to be a huge albatross around the neck of any Gundam series.
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    Re: Get it off your chest

    I think the color scheme on the standard Phenex looks awful with that gaudy gold and the bright blue doesn't do much to help.

    I much prefer the G-Phenex that appeared in the Reconguista OVA which was totally rocking that dark gray armour and red psychoframe. <3

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    Re: Get it off your chest

    MG 2.0 hands suck.
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    MG swappable finger hands suck. Seriously, If Bandai can't be bothered to include 2.0 or (better yet) 3.0 style hands with a MG, I'd actually prefer the terrible HG or RE/100 style hands over the swappable finger type. At least they're more stable than the swappable finger garbage.
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