I'm trying to get into model kits as a way to pass the time
The problem is I don't really know gundam that well and nearly all the ones I can find are gundam related
Are there any good original mecha modelkits? I've been looking at frame arms (pic related) but are there any others I missed?
With Koto kits a good portion of the details you see on the boxes need to be painted on.
Here's an example, it's the first Frame Arm Girl figure they released when snapbuilt.
Kotobukiya do a bunch of different kits, their hmm zoids kits are great and their armored core kits are good too. Not the previous poster but when he says koto kits need work they normally need extra painting for details if you want it to look like it does on the box. Koto kits are 99.9% snap fit but I've seen one or two parts on a few armored core kits that require some minor gluing. As for gundam, I'd seen nothing but a few episodes of gundam wing when I started, I just grabbed a kit because I liked the design, over 100 kits later and 50% of the anime's watched and I've never looked back.
And here's what you would see on the box.
This isn't always the case as some do look fine out of the box even without work, I know one anon owns the HoiHoi model kits and says they looked great but it's up to personal preference in the end. My biggest issue is the plastic they use tends to be somewhat shiny.
But like with all kits, they'll look as good as you want them to and how much time you put into them. It also doesn't hurt to build a few Gundam kits just because you like their designs.
My friend is constantly trying to get me into gundam
I actually recently bought a zaku one on his recommendation because he knows I love the mass produced looking soldier mecha more than the heroic ones
Might just watch some, I like the designs and I actually have a lot of fun building the kits
Also pic is the one I'm thinking of getting
Bandai has another line of kits called LBX Danball Senki. They have cool original robot designs and are made such that even young kids can assemble them.
They had a North American release a while back but I'm not a merry can so I don't know how well that went.