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SF3D Gustav G


5 comments posted
Brilliant review, thank you!

Brilliant review, thank you!

north-exit's picture
Posted by north-exit on 30 November, 2010 - 20:49

Nice to see some Ma.K love here... I always loved this line, and my limited model skills always prevented me from dropping the big bucks on these back in the 90's.

I wish someone would get it together and do super-poseable figures of these designs.

The Big R's picture
Posted by The Big R on 30 November, 2010 - 21:48
Ma.K Luv

Thanks Friends!

A few months ago a friend of mine brought his entire collection of unbuilt Ma.K and SF3D kits to our IPMS meeting. Just amazing kits, I especially love the new Waves kits and Hasegawa seems to be putting some great vehicles out as well. I also dig on the Halloween Ma.K figures. I think Waves did a full 1/20 limited edition of the Snowman.

To give a salute to its kit bashing origins, Takara should do Microman Ma.K toys. Because there is essentially no story or canon to weight it down, who knows the possibilities of what could be released. I really need to do a Hobby Link Japan order soon.

With only 21 original SF3D kits made, I think I might try to collect a complete set.


Showapop's picture
Posted by Showapop on 1 December, 2010 - 13:29

That would be awesome... I wish someone would do full-on toys of these.

I think the newer Wave and Hagesawa's have moveable joints... this is like Spiral Zone, you just can't find any info about these out there in English!

The Big R's picture
Posted by The Big R on 2 December, 2010 - 18:55
Alternative paint stripper suggestion

Restoring old collector Buildup kits has been part of my kitbuilding hobby activities since I got into Aurora's Prehistoric Scenes over a decade ago. I've found that oven cleaners can damage some plastic parts, migrate paint dyes into plastics, and is overall rather difficult to work with. A less dangerous alternative you might cnsider is SIMPLE GREEN in its concentrated for, or a similar cleaner available at Dollar Tree stores that is called "LA's Awesome", also in a concentrate form.

I've dropped painted plastic parts in a glass or small bowl of either of these cleaners, stirred them around a bit and watched the paint break up off of the parts in moments. Scrubbing with a toothbrush helps the leftover parts. It only takes minutes. And the simple act of rinsing the cleaner off of the parts provides the additional washing & surface prep the part would need anyway. Even better, if the cleaner isn't that contaminated with paint flakes you can just bottle it and re-use it.

I've tried auto brake fluid, odorless Easy Off and other things. Simple Green and LA's Awesome are much more effective. (LA's Awesome is also really good at grease, grime & grass stains, too!)

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Posted by AcroRay on 8 August, 2012 - 13:41