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#1 EXO

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:31 PM

Hi all. I finally have the oppurtunity to have enough of the this finished so that I can post it. First of all, I can't take credit for building it. As some of you know I've been working with an FX company who's been building props for our production company. One of the props dudes saw the scans I have on my desk of the armor and liked it. I asked him how much it would cost for him to build it on a pre-existing toy. At first he was hesitant, but he kept coming back to look at the picture. He's all into Metal Skin Panic and mecha hardware stuff too but he's never seen Macross. So after a while I convinced him to take up the job. By convinced I mean gave him the correct figure. And it's costing me a pretty penny too. So here it is, I hope you enjoy the pictures. Thanks to hirohawa for painting the valk and to Solscud007 for taking the pictures.

MODELED AND DESCRIBED BY KOUICHI HATAKEYAMA
COLOR DESIGN BYSHIGEKI NINOMIYA

as credited on two decals on the kit

Special thanks to:
fulcy, for the gigantic scans that made this possible and for the hollow lasers on the 1S head.
hirohawa, for painting up the valk... looks even better now after the panel lines... more pics to come up soon
Solscud for the beautiful pictures
Eternal D for the custom sculpted hands.
And of course to the artist, that put so much into it, and even put off bigger projects to get this done.




















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Posted 27 March 2008 - 06:28 PM

This is obviously a figment of my imagination. wink.gif I guess I should save these pics to my PC before this thread gets closed, the pics disappear, and you state, "What Thunder Hammer? I know not of what you speak." Is this going to be a 1 of 1, or will it be available for the rest of us?

Edited by Wicked Ace, 27 March 2008 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2008 - 06:43 PM

RE-CAST!

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:01 PM

???WTF?? (rubs eyes) ah hell no..!!!.....what......????1/48???

out of everything on this board,all the sick collections, amazing customs and fantastic scratchbuilds.... thissss..........my friend reallly makes me envious....

well im off to do laundry(shat my pants again)!!!!

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:06 PM

That's probably one of the best toy that i've ever seen in my entire life. If in case one day it will be available for purchase i definetely want one no matter the price.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:08 PM

wow!

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:09 PM

holy crap! that's an amazing job! And I agree with orguss01, this is the first time I've been truly jealous. Congrats man, that's like finding the holy grail.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:12 PM

The Thunder Hammer is certainly a tool of the Gods not meant for mortal man.

Amazing!

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE (>EXO< @ Mar 27 2008, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As some of you know I've been working with an FX company who's been building props for our production company. One of the props dudes saw the scans I have on my desk of the armor and liked it. I asked him how much it would cost for him to build it on a pre-existing toy. At first he was hesitant, but he kept coming back to look at the picture. So after a while I convinced him to take up the job. By convinced I mean gave him the correct figure. And it's costing me a pretty penny too.


Here are the parts of EXO's post that are most concerning. mellow.gif

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:15 PM

Holy SH@# Exo, that's awesome!!!! RECAST that puppy. Can we get a pic with the Pod doors closed?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:36 PM

RE-CAST!!!!!

Question, the upper armor part, for the chest, seems a bit lower, i was wandering if that was for pictures, or can you bring it higher, or it doesnt really do that???

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:38 PM

That is so awesome! Definitely my fav armor and I thought it was impossible to make for the 1/48. Great job, I'm so jealous

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:45 PM

my jaw just dropped and i can't even fix it back blink.gif

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:46 PM

BY CROM!!! that's awesome!




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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:02 PM

The mother of all toys has arrived hehehehe. This is the one that everyone most get.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:02 PM

You just became the Arch Duke of bad asses on MW in my eyes. Bow Down to Exo, no playing. Seriously, that is incredible, congratulations on one of the most incredible pieces of I have seen on this site, ever...... /em Drooooooool

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:12 PM

superb stuff

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:20 PM

And a collective wave of jealousy swept across the globe ...

Wow. What else can you say? You'll have to find a f*ing awesome way to display it. Just sticking that on a shelf or something seems an injustice.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:30 PM

So, the question begs, is this a one-off for your personal enrichement, or are there plans for distribution?

Inquiring minds want to know. cool.gif

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:25 PM

Holy frack! That's friggin awesome! Good job on the pix solscud! Dang, I would love to have one of these in my collection. Ya dood, can that guy from the FX company make more or is this the one and only? Man, recast that beast! happy.gif

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:38 PM

that's like the Macross equivalent of Chappelle's Tyrannosaurus Rex egg

"That's the most Baller Shi#t eva!!!!"



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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:42 PM

nice, can it be transform into gerwalk with the armor on?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 09:53 PM

wow...this is really something that yamato should do!!! its soooo awesome!!!

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:06 PM

So amazing. wow. I think I just teared up.


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Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:11 PM

Having spent some time with EXO's Thunder Hammer I can tell you the crazy thing is that in real life it looks like a real manufactured piece - the craftsmanship is utterly mind blowing. By far the most ambitous custom done to a Macross toy.

You guys are going to be blown away if you ever get to see it.

And I blame EXO for it.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:12 PM

What material is this thing made of?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:15 PM

QUOTE (hirohawa @ Mar 27 2008, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Having spent some time with EXO's Thunder Hammer...




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Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:28 PM

Color me green with envy-your contact did some truly excellent work there EXO. Can he share some insight on how he made it?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:54 PM

I just shat myself and I'm at the office... mellow.gif

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:01 AM

QUOTE (Arthurius @ Mar 27 2008, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
RE-CAST!!!!!

Question, the upper armor part, for the chest, seems a bit lower, i was wandering if that was for pictures, or can you bring it higher, or it doesnt really do that???


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Dude, this piece is flawless. There is nothing, and I mean nothing incorrect about this incredible custom. Nick's beautiful pics express it all in every imaginable splendor.

Exo, congrats and thank you on keeping the 1/48 alive and kicking ass.

Screw the 1/60 VF-1....

Seriously Exo, I'd give a hefty chunk of cash to own this bad-boy. Is there anyway to get this recast or is it in large un-recastable parts? Talk to the FX guy and see if there is anyway to make this happen. I am sure there are people on these boards, that would put down some serious bank without quetion, just to own this work of rare art..


I blame EXO.



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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:02 AM

sigh, i can blame you without spite for this one can't i EXO? biggrin.gif LoVE EIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So i'm down for atleast 1 kit and possibly a second. ohmy.gif




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