by Renzo Adler

I've been putting together model kits since I was a wee lad, so I'm accustomed to snapping parts off sprues, sanding, gluing and the other rigmarole that come with Gunpla and their ilk. I have a few friends that loathe the assembly process in favor of painting and I'll admit that assembly can take some time and has its own pitfalls. Kaiyodo is looking to reduce the amount of necessary assembly with their line of 3D printed kits known as Digital Garage Kits.

The kits encompass classic properties such as Ultraman and Maschinen Krieger, but also anime including Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, and the live action film One Cut of the Dead. Instead of a multitude of parts spread across several trees or sprues, you get a mostly complete kit, albeit with some support pegs as part of the 3D printing process.

Here we see Kaiyodo's own Miyawaki Senmu Miyawaki demonstrating the difference between an vintage style Garamon kit and a newer 3D printed one:

 



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