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    Question Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    I've build 5 HG kits so far, and I'm somewhat prepared for an MG.

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    Re: Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    Mg ball, mg gm type c, mg Nemo, mg ground gundam, ground gm, and ez8.

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    Re: Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rxslinger View Post
    Mg ball, mg gm type c, mg Nemo, mg ground gundam, ground gm, and ez8.
    Did you mean Land type RX79 when you said ground gundam? I plan on getting that, because it looks like a traditional gundam, and it's pretty cheap. Also simple!

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    Re: Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    Yes. The RX 79 is the gundam ground type . The ground gundam, ground gm, and the Ez8 come with a variety of weapons and share most of the same parts. They are fairly cheap and easy to build MG kits. The mg ball and Nemo are cheap kits with a lot of mechanical details.

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    Re: Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    In terms of MSRP, the cheapest Master Grade I know of is the RB-79 Ball Ver.K.A. at 2000 Yen + tax. However, I don't have that in my collection.

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    Re: Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    Yes, indeed. The RB-79 is around 25$ on Amazon, but I'm not sure if it'll really help with gaining experiences for MGs since most of them have limbs, and a head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GL9106 View Post
    Did you mean Land type RX79 when you said ground gundam? I plan on getting that, because it looks like a traditional gundam, and it's pretty cheap. Also simple!
    I might also get the Nemo after watching ZETA, and seeing how good looking they are.

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    Re: Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    A lot of the cheaper MGs are very outdated 1.0s that aren't very good in terms of detail, joint strength, and limb proportions. That being said, there are a few gems out there in the $20-30 range, pre-shipping. Here are the ones I would recommend.

    - MG F91 Gundam (the 2.0 is coming out soon, but the 1.0 is still pretty darn good and now it's a bit cheaper than before.
    - MG Zeta Plus A1
    - MG RX-78 4 or 5
    - MG Z'Gok
    - MG Zaku II 2.0
    - MG Dom

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    Re: Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    Quote Originally Posted by GL9106 View Post
    Yes, indeed. The RB-79 is around 25$ on Amazon, but I'm not sure if it'll really help with gaining experiences for MGs since most of them have limbs, and a head.

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    I might also get the Nemo after watching ZETA, and seeing how good looking they are.
    The bright side of the mg ball is the detail. It's a perfect kit to practice painting details on because of the price and the amount of detail.

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    Re: Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    I recommend any of the 08th kits except maybe the Gouf custom, Ball is always nice, MG DOM, MG Marasai (I think its $40ish?) or MG GM type C.

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    Re: Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iris_Aznable View Post
    I recommend any of the 08th kits except maybe the Gouf custom, Ball is always nice, MG DOM, MG Marasai (I think its $40ish?) or MG GM type C.
    40$ is the current standard for an MG kits, and some of the older kits are getting more expensive on Amazon for some reason. Not sure if there's a more convenient website to get gunpla kits at a better price.

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    Re: Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    Quote Originally Posted by GL9106 View Post
    40$ is the current standard for an MG kits, and some of the older kits are getting more expensive on Amazon for some reason. Not sure if there's a more convenient website to get gunpla kits at a better price.
    Try USA Gundam Store. I believe they have the 08th ms team kits in stock for a decent price. Or if you don't mind ordering from Japan try Hobby Link Japan.

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    MG Hizack is a decent kit.

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    Best low-budget MG for beginners?



    This week I just bought these two MG 2.0 kits from a small hobby shop in Hong Kong. (HK$230 and HK$178) which are around US$29 and US$23) respectively. And these prices are quite common in HK. I can check the shipping cost next week, if you give me a zip code for reference. I can help out.

    A lot of these mom-pop hobby shops are closing down fast. The rent kills them quickly.

    I bought some MG kits from Amazon to ship to US, when the price is right and no shipping cost. A lot of FREE shipping from Japanese hobby shops shipping from Japan to US, I donít understand how they do it. Definitely, it took much longer to me in US. But I am not seeing too many good deals on Amazon these days.

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    http://gunpla.clemsonchan.com/

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    Re: Best low-budget MG for beginners?

    Instead of older MG, why not go RG instead. They have much better detail, articulation than some of the older MG. You can get some of them for ~$25 on Amazon with free shipping.


 

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