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Any one built Bandai 1/35 scale stuff?
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC

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I've had that tank in my Amazon wishlist for quite a while.

Like Mike, I have the hovertruck in the stash, but mine isn't started yet, just opened it to drool on it. Thinking of a small display with it and an M1117 (which has a similar profile).



I've got both the Semovente and the hovertruck in my stash, with some vague ideas about a diorama with the Semovente providing security for a redressed Trumpeter SSYMS flatcar unloading one of the small 1/35 mecha like the Bandai Gasaraki kits. I haven't measured things, but I think I'm going to have to split the SSYMS and widen it and the rail gauge for it to be a viable transporter.
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 01:51 AM UTC
I didn't know about the Batman stuff. Sounds interesting.
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 07:07 PM UTC
They are all pretty good kits. Did you guys know around 10 years ago they did some 1/35 Batmobiles? A Michael keaton one, the more recent Tumbler and the one in the middle. I do hope they re-release them at some point.

Regards Jason
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 05:58 AM UTC

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I've had that tank in my Amazon wishlist for quite a while.

Like Mike, I have the hovertruck in the stash, but mine isn't started yet, just opened it to drool on it. Thinking of a small display with it and an M1117 (which has a similar profile).



I've got both the M61A5 Semovente and the hovertruck in my stash, with a nebulous idea for a diorama throwing together the Semovente, a Trumpter SSYMS flatcar, and a pair of small 1/35 mecha like Bandai's Gasaraki models, with one still chained down for transport on the flatcar and the other stepping off.




That sounds like an awesome idea. That's the nice thing about 1/35....so many options to expand into, and use equipment, vehicles and buildings from other modelling genres.
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 05:54 AM UTC

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I modified and built the 1/35 Cyclops that you can see here in my gallery:

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/26926

It goes together very well. Just be careful not to snap off the delicate parts such as the antennae and side mirrors. It's a very nice little kit.

The 1/35 UC Hardgraph figures aren't that great though as they're 1970s and 1980s gear and uniforms with some semi-Sci-Fi weapons (think 1/35 Tamiya figures). They don't really look that futuristic at all. I suggest substituting them with resin or other plastic ones and kitbashing your own Sci-Fi figures if you so desire. OOTB, the figures are fine, but if you want more detail and eyecandy, you're going to have to add to these figures.



Nice job on the Cyclops. I don't mind the figures at all. My impression is that the uniforms and weapons, although meant to be from the future, are paying homage to the WWII Wehrmacht uniforms. The similarities are not coincidental....especially on the soldier with the camouflage smock and helmet. I really think this genre, especially in 1/35, is something I will enjoy exploring. It only took me 40+ years to discover it.
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 11:56 AM UTC
I modified and built the 1/35 Cyclops that you can see here in my gallery:

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/26926

It goes together very well. Just be careful not to snap off the delicate parts such as the antennae and side mirrors. It's a very nice little kit.

The 1/35 UC Hardgraph figures aren't that great though as they're 1970s and 1980s gear and uniforms with some semi-Sci-Fi weapons (think 1/35 Tamiya figures). They don't really look that futuristic at all. I suggest substituting them with resin or other plastic ones and kitbashing your own Sci-Fi figures if you so desire. OOTB, the figures are fine, but if you want more detail and eyecandy, you're going to have to add to these figures.
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 03:56 AM UTC

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I've had that tank in my Amazon wishlist for quite a while.

Like Mike, I have the hovertruck in the stash, but mine isn't started yet, just opened it to drool on it. Thinking of a small display with it and an M1117 (which has a similar profile).



I've got both the M61A5 Semovente and the hovertruck in my stash, with a nebulous idea for a diorama throwing together the Semovente, a Trumpter SSYMS flatcar, and a pair of small 1/35 mecha like Bandai's Gasaraki models, with one still chained down for transport on the flatcar and the other stepping off.
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 04:24 PM UTC
I've only built a couple of Sci-fi kits before. The fact that these kits are 1/35 make them really appealing to me. I am looking forward to building them. You also have a little more artistic license with Sci-fi.😁
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:18 AM UTC
I've had that tank in my Amazon wishlist for quite a while.

Like Mike, I have the hovertruck in the stash, but mine isn't started yet, just opened it to drool on it. Thinking of a small display with it and an M1117 (which has a similar profile).
MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:57 PM UTC
The tank is this one.


And yeah, it looks like a blast. I've seen a couple built up at shows.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 03:31 AM UTC
Thanks much. I am looking forward to building them. The tank you were talking about sounds cool.
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:45 PM UTC
I am a really slow and attention deficit builder, but I have the Anti-armor missile troop set with severed Gundam arm, the jeep-like vehicle and the large hovertruck with the gatling gun all in progress and various stages of completion. I also have the giant twin barrel tank kit unstarted.
The builds are easy and straightforward. Typical Bandai construction, some sprues have different colored sections molded in. Many assemblies are all but snap fit and the fit is good. Often the lines where parts join are hidden beneath a surface part.
Overall very little putty and little to no build hassles.

Have fun, they are neat kits.
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 03:37 PM UTC
I am primarily a WWII armor builder but I recently saw some Bandai UC Hardgraph 1/35 scale kits and ordered them. One is the Cyclops team set and the other is the Zeon mobile scout set. They looked really interesting to me.

Have any of you built these kits? How is the quality? I'm looking forward to receiving these items but thought I'd get a heads up from some of you guys. Imagine my surprise when I found Sci Fi kits in 1/35! Take care guys.