What does /m/ think of the Frame Arms series? Has anyone bought any?
Absolutely love them and I like that they are doing some more exotic designs these days like Wilber Nine, Dulger and Magatsuki.
It's a line of original design model kits based around a standardized frame with no source material. They are all also fully compatible with all of kotos Modeling support goods weapons.
They need a tiny bit more work than gunpla, but not much more.
Some parts of the inner frame like the hips have the tendency to come apart when moving them too much but it's nothing a little bit of glue or plastic cement can't fix.
If you can use glue and paint you're not going to have any problems.
Also, MSG weapons.
A friend and me just placed an order for one. I ordered the Baselard while my friend got the Twinzooka cape custom.
I'm wondering if getting the Extend Arms is worth it for the Baselard? Its basically either extra paneling or twin shields.
Note that that's just an inventive clamp for a pair of bazookas. They seem to have a thing for letting you mount the supplied weapons in different ways (one handed, dual wielding, shoulder mounted) with the base kit. Some of them have variant armour and heads too.
Stylet - the very first kit of the line.
They did a revised version later on.
These are my favs so far. But, I wish they were action dolls or had an action doll line of these. I would even buy the extra weapon's sets for the assault rifle.
Forgot about the manga, not sure if it ever got translated but I'm pretty sure it didn't.
They're all roughly 15cm tall & 1/100 scale (so supposed to be 15m tall.)
If you can read Moonrunes, they've got story / mecha info on the Japanese site.
the individual kits are nice but i preferred to go with getting the base Architect frame and several of the add-on weapon kits so i could do something like this.
Due to the numerous hardpoints and relative scale that fit inbetween large 1/144 Gunpla & Small 1/100 Gunpla; the basic Frame 001 makes a great base for custom mecha Gunpla.
They can also fit well with some parts from 1/72nd scale stuff like the Valkyrie's or Armored Core's various mecha.
No I remember seeing this waaaaay back in 2007 or something. It was the modeler's take on a mass-production Exia. Ya know, like the GM was to the Gundam and Strike Dagger to the Strike Gundam etc.
I remember it had an axe or something.
You haven't bought a Robo Damashi yet? Those have all of those.
I meant "doll" in the sense that you're getting a base body you're supposed to dress up in a variety of pretty clothes they offer for sale.
Yes. They all come with the base Frame Architect Type 001.
Some will include modified frame parts to better fit their design, but that basic Frame is included with all of them in it's pre-built form.
Off the shelf you can buy a Frame Architect Type 001 in either the standard (pre-built) or modeller's (on runners) form.
The latter is the better version as Koto's factory works only do a half-decent job at cleaning up the frame before assembly.
It also seems that them being pre-built is the reason for coming apart.
The Border Break and Break Blade kits share the same frame, albeit on runners, and they don't really have those issues.
I think it depends much on when the kit was made as well. The newer Frame Arms kits seem to have less trouble than the first 4 or so did.
Many of the issues with them falling apart can be fixed by any decent modeller though. Just have some plastic cement & clear acrylic handy to tighten joints & secure parts.