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Robot/Mech Model kits other than Gundam?

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Robot/Mech Model kits other than Gundam?
Posted by Spock79 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:16 AM

Not sure if this should be in sci-fi or figure models..

 

Im looking for different types of robot and mech model kits that are not Gundam. Im just not a big fan of those. However Maschinen Krieger are amazing, there are some amazing builds to be found on pinterest as well.. not sure if these were kits or scratch builds. Obviously I know how to find maschinen krieger kits. Im looking for other types of mech/robot kits I may try searching for ma. K kits are pretty pricey as well as they all share the same style would be cool to find kits from different artists with different styles. I like the models that seem to exhibit more realism. Where as the Gundam kits are very cartoony, way over the top and have insanely unrealistic features like wings.. I really like the stuff that looks like something that still abides by the laws of real physics and science.

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Posted by hypertex on Friday, December 08, 2017 6:46 AM

I'm with you on the Gundams. I have a couple of kits from the Robotech Defenders series. They were made in the 80s but can still be found at shows (and probably ebay). They made around 2 dozen different kits, some of which are very Gundam-like, but others are much cooler looking.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, December 08, 2017 9:45 AM

Have you looked at Dust 1:35 and Dust 1:48? http://dust1947.com/products.php?sid=25

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 08, 2017 10:05 AM

A couple of years ago I was looking for something similar to the Jaegers from 'Pacific Rim' and found HobbySearch's website. They have lots of photos so you can look though them for something that suits your fancy.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/gundam/

 

Bsyamato recommended this website as well for reviews of mostly Gundam kits but some other stuff. I don't read Korean but most of them have an English menu and again I was able to look at the photos. 

http://www.dalong.net/

 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, December 08, 2017 5:59 PM

I used to play a video game named Armored Core, and they have 1/72 scale kits of the Mechs from the game. I have not purchased one yet, but, one of these days I will.

Here is one on eBay. Link

They are quite a few choices, however, they can be pricy, hence the reason I haven't pull the trigger on one yet. 

Good luck in your search.

 

@Rob,

Thanks for the link, I'm going to check out these Dust kits! Looks very interesting!

 Bruce

 

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 09, 2017 5:30 AM

Try looking up the Macross series.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:58 PM

hogfanfs

 

@Rob,

Thanks for the link, I'm going to check out these Dust kits! Looks very interesting!

 

The 1/35 Axis collection is the most interesting

http://dust1947.com/products.php?sid=50

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Posted by Spock79 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 4:38 PM

You guys are awesome! Lots of good leads here. Love that dust series.

Anyone ever see the Robot Jox movies from the 80's? I always loved the mechs in those ever since I was a little kid and now as an adult I only have more of an appreciation for them. Would love to find some kits closer to that style.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:40 PM

Revell reboxed a bunch of Japanese mecha models in the 1980s and called the Robotech Defenders. They all came from various cartoons and anime, but were combined into one line. (It'd be like combining Star Wars, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica kits into one model line called Galaxy Wars).

Trigon looks a lot like some of those walker types. I've never heard of Robot Jox, looks interesting.

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Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:58 PM

Besides Macross, there have been kits from the Crusher Joe series as well as teh V.O.T.O.M.S. show, and Dougram which contributed to the Battletech/Mechwarrior story line as well as the Macross line.  This turned into a long running game with metal figures as well as the computer games.

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