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  2. peter

    Ghostbusters movie 3?

    I didn't even bother watching that last film, but this one looks promising.
  3. Kinzoku VF

    Macross Collection Display Thread

    Crappy snapshot of the latest arrival (with a few of my 1/60 VFs that aren't in display cases in the background).I only have a few Detolfs allocated to Macross stuff . Everything else is for my Popy & Co collection (they've always had priority due to their age/value). Not to mention Fighter mode takes way too much space so some end up on improvised shelves like those ones sitting on top of my Shmups collection....
  4. peter

    Robotech by Titan Comics

    That was a dude? I thought it was a really badly drawn chick,
  5. I admit, I can't say I'm a fan of the series, and have never seen it, but the very idea of making that pile of transforming boxes "sleek" or "aesthetically pleasing" sounds like a losing battle from the start.
  6. kajnrig

    Ace Combat 7

    https://www.facebook.com/AceCombatAmericas/videos/366732963878158/ I think it was three new planes and some extra skins spread over the course of a few months plus an in-game music player. Not bad, not great.
  7. no3Ljm

    Macross Collection Display Thread

    Well, I'm hoping for that too so I can have a break from buying stuff.
  8. Chronocidal

    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    So, something to keep in mind when you talk about fitting modern avionics into old airframes. Modern stuff is ridiculously processor intensive. Not in the sense of how much hardware you need to fit, but in terms of how much heat all of that stuff generates, and how different digital systems are compared with older hardware. Old tube-powered hardware would run just fine at high temperatures, but without some extensive reworking of the airframe to evacuate all of that heat build-up, those systems are going to melt themselves. Another thing to keep in mind is the rapid response angle. Stories about the F-20 usually mention how it could be started, up and running, and in the air within something like 5 minutes. That was back when everything was just purpose-built hardware. By comparison today, a lot of hardware is generalized, and individual functionality is software defined. It's more flexible, but you pay for that flexibility in response time, and the more computerized you get, the longer and less predictable your startup sequence becomes. The comparison to Windows 10 is apt. The more software-intensive your systems become, the more complex the boot-up procedure becomes, the longer it will take, and the more likely you are to have minor failures that require a reboot.
  9. spanner

    Macross Collection Display Thread

    Hehe! Yeah true.. But I do hope it's either Roy's 1S or a CF 1A in TV style..
  10. mikeszekely

    Ace Combat 7

    Preordered the regular digital edition, both Ace Combat 5 and 7 are queued for download. Thought about the digital deluxe, but without knowing what's in the season pass I wasn't dropping the extra $25. For all I know it's a bunch over overpriced Idolmaster skins like AC6.
  11. Thanks all! So at the very least, I could try to put some sort of seeker cover into the nose of the missile, as I seem to recall reading about it being hybrid as well. If it was active radar, the flat and usually white nose certainly makes sense. But if it's infrared or optical of any sort, it's got to have a transparent (for that wavelength at least) cover on the nose. Looking at the Mr March's Macross2 site (HERE) we see it shown like this: Which is what I was going to attempt. But perhaps that'd be adopting the less commonly shown version. Maybe I'll do a mix of all white and this one shown here and call it good...
  12. Sanity is Optional

    Aoshima VFG

    Just getting the hair, body shape, and eyes right would be plenty. We can re-color the hair to match, and they can say it's not actually Sheryl or Ranka. That's more or less what I'm going to do with the VF-31 version, mashing up the anniversary version with the normal 31J girl and repainting to try and make Mirage.
  13. F-ZeroOne

    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    I can pretty guarantee that whatever they build, it will look nothing like that image. Lots of concept art floated around in the late 80s after the ATF competition was announced, virtually all of which was about as accurate as that Testors "F-19 Stealth" fighter model...
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  15. no3Ljm

    Macross Collection Display Thread

    Hahaha! Don't do that. I have to be prepared for the next DX announcement. Who knows, it's Hikaru's 1A or 1S. Need to get doubles of that again.
  16. Shameless plug time, if anyone is looking at this and thinking "I'd be better off just owning the Matchbox or Playmates toy", well, you can! I have one for sale: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Playmates-Matchbox-Exosquad-Robotech-Hover-Tank/233093623250?hash=item3645766dd2:g:xKkAAOSwNepcPDcf:rk:1:pf:1 Still pretty cheap. All proceeds go to fund more purchases for anymoon!
  17. spanner

    Macross Collection Display Thread

    Hehe! Macross Jenga! I need to find a single taller riser stand for the display to look just how I want it. I still feel the Gerwalk Valk needs to sit a tad higher but it's good for now. (Initiate enabling mode now) do it Noel! Get a third one!! You know you want to! And besides it's only money.. more will always come around! LOL!
  18. t040484

    Aoshima VFG

    I honestly think Aoshima will use generic girls. If they use macross girl, it would mean paying more for the license. I do hope that they will release the characters as a stand alone releases, and that they will still be compatible with all the valkyrie.
  19. Seto Kaiba

    Robotech by Titan Comics

    "You idiots! These aren't them! You've drawn their stunt doubles!" I swear, the ideas we come up with poking fun at the comic sound way more fun and interesting than the comic we're actually getting.
  20. As someone who has direct experience in converting line-art to pragmatic 3D forms, I can tell you just from looking at that still of the Flash Clapper that it relies heavily on Anime magic to look that way. Look at how massive the front fairing and the backpack section below it are relative to the torso. The calves have also been flattened considerably compared to how they look in Battle Sniper mode. There are ways to achieve an aesthetically pleasing compromise, but Maas didn't succeed based on their pre-production images. In their defense, it really is an art that few seem to have mastered.
  21. Sildani

    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    The rear half of the YF-23?
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