I've never gotten into mecha series like Gundam or Robotech, but I've built a few model kits. I've often wanted to find a place to start with them, but I'm never sure where to begin. I'm thinking about buying some new DVDs, and I want to pick a mecha series to get started with.
Does anybody here want to suggest something for me? I'm looking for something with a military style, as opposed to a giant monster style. Gundam, as opposed to Eva. I'm looking for something specific, too. I know there are lots of Gundam series, for instance. If Gundam is the way to go, which series of it should I get?
I'd prefer something that was easy to pick up on. I don't mind if it's complex or anything, but I'd prefer it if I didn't have to know years of back story to understand what's going on.