Factorys 01-04

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Post by Rubel Colus » Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:41 pm

thank you so much~~!!

:D *happy* :D
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- FSS Eng Vol 1(Black cover)

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Post by elemental » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:20 am

No problem.

The Tani KOG... this thing might be a genius work of sculpting, but it essentially misses a very important aspect of the KOG V3: the clear armour. And it is pretty obvious why this thing is not in clear resin. All those tiny parts would just create a mess of either glue or pins; a very unattractive look. So really, I think Tani has out smarted himself on this one.

The Wave kits featured in Factorys look pretty damn good. Even the LED B4 looks nice, and i have never seen a kind word written about it.

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Post by Sheizzel » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:38 pm

Speaking of 1/144 LED B4, there was one at FAC that look pretty nice.

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Post by KOG » Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:39 pm

That IS pretty nice...

It's a fan-made scratchbuild right? Not the Wave kit? I honestly don't remember the Wave kit looking that nice.

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Post by Falk » Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:40 pm

Yup' this one look great (maybe a bit to short)
From what I remember, the Wave 1/144 LED B4 has the back of the heels really far in the back, almost like a separate part, and I really don't like that, loo at that (smaal) pic :
http://www.toyspress.co.jp/storystore/index.html
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Post by KOG » Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:45 pm

There's definitely something 'bad' looking around the ankle area of the Wave kit. Plus the upper body looks too big and bulky compared to the skinny legs.
Falk wrote:Yup' this one look great (maybe a bit to short)
From what I remember, the Wave 1/144 LED B4 has the back of the heels really far in the back, almost like a separate part, and I really don't like that, loo at that (smaal) pic :
http://www.toyspress.co.jp/storystore/index.html

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Post by Sheizzel » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:03 am

KOG wrote:That IS pretty nice...

It's a fan-made scratchbuild right? Not the Wave kit? I honestly don't remember the Wave kit looking that nice.
Yep, a scratchbuilt by a contestant in FAC.

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Post by KOG » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:18 am

In that case it's very impressive. Especially at 1/144 scale. The detail on LED B4 is pretty complex, and they seemed to capture it well.

There seems to be more skill in this work than in some of the larger 1/100 entries at FAC. :)

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Post by Sheizzel » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:21 am

The only really impressive looking 1/100 in FAC would be Gastness Temple, at least for me it is. It's nice to see others able to sculpt nice looking 1/144s kits besides Tani :D .

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Post by KOG » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:24 am

Don't forget C-Place. :)

Sheizzel wrote:The only really impressive looking 1/100 in FAC would be Gastness Temple, at least for me it is. It's nice to see others able to sculpt nice looking 1/144s kits besides Tani :D .

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Post by Sheizzel » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:30 am

KOG wrote:Don't forget C-Place. :)

Sheizzel wrote:The only really impressive looking 1/100 in FAC would be Gastness Temple, at least for me it is. It's nice to see others able to sculpt nice looking 1/144s kits besides Tani :D .
I didn't :D .

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Post by sarion » Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:07 am

just came back from Tokyo and they have Factorys easily available at comic shops, i see 4 copies at 1 shop.... :P

p/s: also finally saw a Volks 1/35 Water Dragon and KOG for the first time at a Volks store, really makes u feel like getting one immediately :)
the KOG paint is like gold plated, but really can't tell how it is done....
hope mine (1/100) will look like that, gotta work hard on it next yr...

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Post by KOG » Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:34 am

I got my copy of Factories the other day. After looking at all the pages for the Tani KOG V3... I really want one.

The intricacy of the sculpt is amazing. It would be a great looking kit in 1/100, let alone 1/144.

Granted, a lot of the detail is all but invisible when the kit is fully built... but it's amazing to know it's there, nonetheless. The feet, especially, impressed me.

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Post by happy hopping » Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:05 am

Elemental, thanks very much for the scan. I defnitely have to buy my own copy.

In regards to Part 3, is that Wave Cross Mirage the same one from FAC 2004? Or is it IP?
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Post by elemental » Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:59 am

Page 30? Wave 1:144 resin Heavy Cross. It is definitely not the FAC Cross: check out the back of the head. There are no 2004 FAC kits in this book.

And yes, any half serious FSS modellor should get a copy of Factories. :wink:

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