Do NOT let this happen to you. :D Image from Dalong.net. Thanks for the tip!
RG introduces something that needs to come to MG and that is the multi-color armor pieces that give a radical degree of detail over just the same flat color over the entire armor. This is difficult to explain so take the following pic from Dalong.net into consideration.
Notice the white and duller white colors? Interesting huh? Image from Dalong.net
Another staple of the RG series is the decals.....which is tricky, see, the decals they provide are all stickers....which are supposed to be the mortal enemy right? I've seen builds that make stickers look good with RG kits, but Bandai does offer the waterslide decals separately, which I'm opting for to decal my builds because I'm going to paint both of my RX-78-2 and Char's Zaku II.
Stickers will always be stickers! Go Waterslides, will ya!? Image from Dalong.net
That wraps it up for Part 1 of looking at the RG series! Stay tuned for Part II with my own builds showcasing these two and perhaps a special appearance by the RG Strike Gundam! Special thanks to Dalong.net for images and all the hard work on reviewing everything Gunpla! Keep up the Gunpla, Dalong!