Plastic Crack

BLOG: Plastic Crack – HGCE Freedom Gundam Custom Kit

Plastic Crack - HGCE Freedom Gundam Custom Set This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

Still not a video review but whatever. When the Freedom Gundam Flame Feder was revealed, all this collector took from that color scheme was ‘meh’. Didn’t bother getting the Hobby Japan custom kit because of that.

Then this guy made a build based on the original Freedom Gundam colors. Not saying that this collector can do the same level of paint job, but this color scheme is more manageable, with only a few highlights here and there. Might eventually get the Custom Kit, and later another copy of the HGCE Freedom Gundam, because of this.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – "Fixed Perspective Size Comparisons"

Plastic Crack - Pertinent Size Comparisons

Now this will be a little different from previous Plastic Crack posts. Instead of a full video, here’s a screen capture from Diego Doom’s review of the ULTRA-ACT x S.H.Figuarts Ultraman figure and one of the nifty things he’s done recently is to put size comparisons in them. What’s great about these size comparisons is that they’re taken at a fixed perspective relative only to the figure being reviewed, presenting a great sense of scale across the other figures being compared. Did a little image stitching using a couple of screen captures and came up with this.

Now the main point of contention here isn’t actually with Ultraman but with Sen-Ti-Nel’s METAMOR-FORCE Gaiking the Knight.Was on the fence on whether to get this guy or not for the longest time with size being the main deciding factor. Based on head height and excluding those golden horns, Gaiking the Knight is as tall as Ultraman and shorter than Super Robot Chogokin Mazinkaiser SKL and S.H.MonsterArts MFS-3 Kiryu/MechaGodzilla. This puts the figure well within the height criteria of the CATALOGUE. Here’s hoping that it’s still available by September because this month has been loaded with quite a few purchases.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – Bandai STAR WARS 1/12 R2-D2 + R5-D4 & C-3P0 Model Kits

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

Since today is #MayThe4thBeWithYou day, it’s only fitting that this edition of Plastic Crack deals with something Star Wars. For the last couple of months, Bandai has been releasing really good model kits from the aforementioned franchise, ranging from characters to vehicles. And while this collector is still waiting for (a hopefully 1/144 scaled) AT-AT, here are a couple of video reviews featuring everyone’s beloved dynamic droid duo.

Will most likely get these two sets as well, by next month?


BLOG: Plastic Crack – HG Gaeon

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

Been hemming and hawing between the HG Gaeon and the HG Gundam G-Lucifer as this is an awesome design while the other is slowly growing on this collector. But this one takes the cake thanks to its myriad of display possibilities.

That said, several key details on the kit rely on foil seals, including the front face plate, so those should be planned prior to building. Other than that, this thing looks amazing, despite not being a lead Gundam as stated in the Collection Definition.


BLOG: Plastic Crack – W.H.A.M.! 1/5000 SDF-1 Macross

This is Plastic Crack – posts, usually of video reviews, that continuously stimulate the collector passion through demonstration of a figure’s features. More importantly, these mainly comprise of items in the CATALOGUE wishlist.

The thing about the SDF-1 from Super Dimensional Fortress Macross is that it is a very huge piece of machinery that most, if not all, available models/figures are too large for the CATALOGUE.

Apparently, Wave managed to get the goldilocks scale with its W.H.A.M.! 1/5000 rendition of the SDF-1. TV and movie versions were released with both sharing the same engineering, as well as issues. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be quite hard to get a hold of this figure nowadays.


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