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Koto Captain Earth Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)02:04 UTC+1 No.4290006 Report

I'm interested in the upcoming Captain Earth Model from Koto and was wondering how their kits compare to Bandai's HG and MG line.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)02:19 UTC+1 No.4290031 Report

>>4290006
In general Bandai makes the best plastic models in the business, so if all you've experienced is Bandai plamo, you'll need to realize that a LOT more work will be necessary for kits of any other company.

As for Koto, specifically:
- Koto typically uses a different plastic compound from Bandai that is thinner, harder, and more brittle. Expect lots of sharp edges and stress marks.
- Because Koto lacks Bandai's polymer injection tech, they can't elute pieces that protrude very far vertically from the plane of the plate. Therefore you get lots of tiny, tiny pieces for complex parts
- Moreover, that means that a Koto kit will require more plates for the same sized model: for instance, a 1/144 Type-00R Takemikazuchi is roughly the same size as a 1/144 GNX, but the former's box is more than double the size. That also means base price and shipping are going to be more expensive
- Koto kits use a sort of polycap intermediate, so their joints are not as durable as Bandai's.
- Expect to paint everything. Almost all small detail needs to be painted on.
- In general, Koto kits are anywhere from 5 to 10 years behind Bandai in terms of engineering and finish. So if you're comfortable with the quality of early 2000s MG's, then that's what you're going to get from koto's modern kits. - Some kits are better than others (the HMM line is great, for example)

tl;dr: not for beginners.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)02:33 UTC+1 No.4290052 Report

>>4290031
>- In general, Koto kits are anywhere from 5 to 10 years behind Bandai in terms of engineering and finish. So if you're comfortable with the quality of early 2000s MG's, then that's what you're going to get from koto's modern kits.

Basically what I was afraid of. Having to do alot of painting to get him to look that good. I don't have the time for that anymore. Maybe Sentinel will produce one in their Riobot line.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)03:43 UTC+1 No.4290162 Report

>>4290006
Any chance of them doing the other engines?
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)04:06 UTC+1 No.4290188 Report

>>4290162
Too early to tell. Though their also making the inner robot.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)06:21 UTC+1 No.4290424 Report

Despite the shittyness of the show Captain Earth himself is a marvelous design, I just might get this...
>>4290031
>- Because Koto lacks Bandai's polymer injection tech, they can't elute pieces that protrude very far vertically from the plane of the plate. Therefore you get lots of tiny, tiny pieces for complex parts

I've bought kits from both companies and never knew that, that's actually super interesting

>- Koto kits use a sort of polycap intermediate, so their joints are not as durable as Bandai's.

This, so much this

>>4290052
>Having to do alot of painting to get him to look that good

The main plus I see from Koto's kits are that a small amount of details do come prepainted
You still have to paint most of it, but it's nice that some of the work is done for you
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)00:49 UTC+1 No.4291951 Report

>>4290188
>>4290006

I'm pretty sure both of these were just scratch builds
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:01 UTC+1 No.4291975 Report

>>4291951
so this isn't going to be a mass produced kit?
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:25 UTC+1 No.4292003 Report

>>4291975
No.
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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)01:32 UTC+1 No.4292012 Report

>>4292003
http://www.taghobby.com/1-0/1-2/%E5%A3%BD%E5%B1%8B-%E7%99%BC%E5%94%AE%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AA%E5%AE%9A-%E6%A8%A1%E5%9E%8B-%E3%80%8Ecaptain-earh-%E3%80%8Fearth-engine-impactor/
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Anonymous 07/20/14(Sun)10:52 UTC+1 No.4296300 Report

>>4290188
Shit. I may need this.
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