[Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

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Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

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Postby nyugvo6 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:40 am

Long time no see friends. Today I built the original Bandai HG Eva 01.
I'm very confused about two things.
1st, it comes with an optional entry hatch, not mentioned in the booklet. it opens akin to a double window, to the side.
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Is this just for easy access for your fingers or was there an Eva unit that had a hatch like this? It's been ages since I watched anything Eva but I can't recall anything like it.
2nd. Both Bandai's and Kotobukiya's Eva units feature some horribly ugly knees.
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I wanted to dismiss it as Kotobukiya's halfassed attempt since I built that one first, but after the HG had the same design I have to ask. Is this screen accurate?

Bonus question: do the elbows bend on the HG? That thick rubber is scary.
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Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:06 pm

The entry hatches aren't options. Eva-01 has a single hatch opening forward. Eva-00 and 02 has the split hatch opening sideways. Since the Evas share so many parts it's easier to have everything in the same mold. The manual labels which parts are not used for the specific kit.

As for the knee, the double joint is the only way you'll get a good range of bend in it. There's no such thing as screen accurate joints because on-screen Evas just move however they want. Bandai's rubber coated arms are at attempt at screen accuracy but at the cost of greatly, greatly sacrificing mobility. The elbows can bend, but just a bit.
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