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  1. 13 points
    We did a security update to the kernel last night, I restarted, and its been hung since. Just got home, and was able to continue working on it and we are up and running again! Shawn
  2. 9 points
    Got Hayate transformed into Battroid mode sans Super Parts for a group photo. Come on Bandai bring on Arad and Chuck so Delta Flight can be complete!
  3. 9 points
  4. 9 points
    Vf-31C fighter mode photos are done.
  5. 9 points
    I had to pass, unlike Tommy, I'm not rich; nor am I a multimillionaire, like Frank This Robotech Academy Kickstarter has become quite a debacle, hasn't it? I've been gone from HG for over seven years now, so I don't have any first-hand knowledge of what is happening right now, but given my experience working with the people involved, I think I can offer a unique perspective. I usually attend the Robotech panel at Anime Expo as an interested, albeit disillusioned fan. I'm usually not surprised by whatever news (or non-news) comes out of the panels. I find it all amusing, the same old message year after year. However, this year, there were rumblings before the panel that something was going to go down, with that weird logo they put out the day before. I had heard rumors about a Kickstarter happening before, but I never thought they'd actually do it. So, they now have a Kickstarter... well, that confirmed to me that Frank Agrama has chosen to not open his wallet to fund any future Robotech productions. Certainly not by himself. He hasn't done that since Shadow Chronicles, I don't really count Robotech: Love, Live, Alive because that was about as low cost a project that you can get; pocket change, really. Had RT:LLA been the blockbuster success that Kevin McKeever adamantly claims it was, wouldn't Frank simply bankroll this new project? Frank didn't make his millions by being stupid. You don't invest your money unless you expect a good return, and in this case, he clearly doesn't see it as a worthwhile investment. I think a hard thing for Tommy, Steve, and Kevin to do is to convince fans to fund this new Robotech project when even their multimillionaire owner will not. I think that's a very hard sell. One other thing that I noticed at the panel and through the subsequent videos is the promotion of this idea of Robotech Academy being Carl Macek's vision or dream project. I believe this is false, Carl Macek's dream was "The Sentinels", Carl was never satisfied with the video that came out, nor was he content with the novels and comics. He always felt that the story should have been properly told in an animated way. It was his grand magnum opus, he wanted to do something on the scale of DUNE. THAT was his dream, not doing some "side story" with kids. I have a hard time believing that this Robotech Academy was the project he most wanted to do. My belief is that Robotech Academy is actually Tommy Yune's idea, first and foremost. I think Carl, who really wasn't in a position to dictate what story should be done, acquiesced to Tommy's suggestion to do things like last years RT:LLA and perhaps Robotech Academy. Both of these projects happened long after Carl's death in 2010, so how much input or involvement he had, if any, we will never know. It is now four years later, and Carl is not here to tell us, so we are left with Tommy Yune's version of events. Of course, I was not part of whatever meetings Carl had with Harmony Gold, but my experience working with Tommy Yune makes me confident in my belief that he would NEVER surrender creative control of Robotech to anyone, certainly not Carl, who I feel he did not respect creatively. I also base this belief on having known Carl for nearly 25 years and in particular the last dinner he and I had together less than two months before he died where we had a long, lively, sometimes heated discussion about what he thought should be done with Robotech. I know a lot of people here give Robotech fans a hard time, but they really just want a good Robotech, something that rekindles the magic that they felt when they first saw the show. I think they are foolish to pin their hopes and dreams for one on Tommy Yune, but their intentions are altruistic, and I think you should give them a break, even if they are being naive. Kevin, Steve, and Tommy have done a lot to alienate fans for over a decade now. Silencing dissent and not listening to what the fans want and then trolling them with things like an "Enemy Spy" level on their Kickstarter page. I think that alone is highly unprofessional, rude, and just plain bad business. There are people who are working on this project who I highly respect. Ford Riley has solid credentials and a successful track record in children's programming. He was saddled, as was I, with Tommy Yune's refusal to let either of us completely do a needed "page one rewrite" of RTSC. I've known Greg Snegoff and Tony Oliver for nearly 20 years and they are both real pros and even better people.I have a lot of mixed emotions about this project. I don't think it's a very strong idea to pitch to networks. I don't think fans were clamoring for this kind of story. There are already plenty of Robotech stories that have been left untold. Now, Shadow Rising is another one tossed aside with little explanation. Fans are being promised nothing beyond a 24-minute "pilot" episode. Kickstarter rewards aside, that doesn't sound like much to look forward to. What if Robotech Academy doesn't get picked up as a series? Will they do another Kickstarter for another 24-minute episode? It's a very uncertain future.It will be very interesting to see what happens... Well, that's what I think. If you have any questions, please let me know. Tom Bateman
  6. 8 points
    Thank you @Lolicon & @sumyumgoy. Next up Gerwalk mode.
  7. 8 points
    Fighter mode shots processed. Hope you like them. As side note: This is the 2nd Valk to draw blood from me when setting up for a shoot.
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    Reputation points are how many times you've had one of your posts up voted. If you look at the bottom right hand corner of each post there's a grey square with a zero in it. If you click the little green arrow next to it you'll vote the post up and add a point to the persons reputation score.
  11. 7 points
    Delta 02 and Delta 05
  12. 7 points
    another day, another Zentradi encounter Pedestrian view
  13. 7 points
    Fun with Valkyries.
  14. 7 points
    Wow, its been 3 years ago today sinceI took this pic.
  15. 7 points
    I was reviewing some pics and this is still one of my favorites. The Heroes Gallery.
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    "I don't know about that little guy with the glasses, but I think the big guy's gonna go far!"
  18. 7 points
    Some fighter pics of Xigfrid's Custom VF-0B: Wanted to recreate the artwork but I don't have a carrier deck model We'll get higher and higher straight up we'll climb! Flyby
  19. 7 points
    Here's our full gallery from Wonder Festival today. http://www.decultureshock.com/wonder-festival-2017-summer/
  20. 7 points
    Most up-to-date version of (still in-progress) translation guide HERE. Photo-Translations of the game's menu screens are HERE. I've gone ahead and set up a web-version of the guide, which should be easier to access (and navigate) than the GoogleDocs version. Here's the table of contents (just click on the links to access). TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Game Information Controls Gameplay Tips MENU TRANSLATIONS My Ship Menu Town Menu In-Game Menu CHARACTERS & STORY Story Premise Characters Plot Summary (Spoilers!) SKILLS Auto-Skills Support Skills FIELD MAPS Yuria Archipelago Sierra Desert Madis Glacier STORY QUESTS Chapter 1: Planet Ouroboros Chapter 2: Harsh Cry of the Ancients' Servants Chapter 3: Fold Out Chapter 4: The Desert Land Chapter 5: Desperate Rescue Chapter 6: First Live Chapter 7: Havamal Madness Chapter 8: Sharon's Revenge Chapter 9: Voices Across the Galaxy HUNTER GUILD QUESTS Daoren (Yuria Archipelago) Vrlitwhal City (Yuria Archipelago) Yue (Yuria Archipelago) Leopold City (Yuria Archipelago) Bowen (Yuria Archipelago) Cleef Town (Sierra Desert) Moriconehill (Sierra Desert) Ramad (Sierra Desert) Raghbar (Sierra Desert) Jurgen (Sierra Desert) Urthr (Madis Glacier) Verthandi (Madis Glacier) Skuld (Madis Glacier) ITEMS & SHOPS Consumable Items Special Equipment Delivery Quest Items Blueprints Yuria Archipelago Shops Sierra Desert Shops Madis Glacier Shops SECRETS & EXTRAS New Game Plus Races Slate Locations List Trophy List Custom Music DLC Aircraft MISCELLANY Frequently Asked Questions Update Log Credits & Acknowledgments If you need to contact me directly email is usually the fastest way (mwulf.0079@gmail.com). However, if you're looking for basic advice/answers, you're probably better off posting your question here in this thread, so that other people can answer! (I'm not always the fastest option, ya' know?). --- Original Post:
  21. 7 points
  22. 7 points
    Hi everyone, Glad to see you on the other end of this maintenance cycle! Server migration completed, still bringing up the Main site. This migration was painful, but worth it. We are now on Invision Board 4.x, and many things are different. I know nobody enjoys change, but it will get better as our muscle memory relearns. Please give it a little time. The 3.x software is nearing its maintenance cycle, so it was best to move forward. We are also on a default darker blue theme, which if you hate, you can change by going to the very bottom of the forums page and selecting 'Theme' and going with MWDefaultWhiteBlue. It will reset the board back to the brighter white/blue theme we've run for 10+ years. Staring into what is effectively a 24" LCD flashlight for hours at a time is burning my retinas out, so trying something easier on the eyes for a bit. Will get some Macross flavors into both themes in the next week or two. Other minor changes involve putting out a call for some additional voluntary moderators. The team we've had so far have done a fantastic job (it would be chaos without their help), but with this New Year and New Server, we will be trying something new. To try and prevent any burnout, we'll be rotating mods every 4-6 months. Moderating is NOT fun. All you get is people arguing with your about why they are right and you are wrong(It is a selfless job to police internet forums). While we gather some additional volunteers (will send the word out soon) new forum registrations are going to temporarily be suspended, probably just for a week or two until we sort things out with the server migration and all the spamming filters. With this New Year we'll also be a bit more strict on forum behavior. You'll get just 2x warnings then you are permanently banned. The moderation team was really much more patient than I would be. I really don't want to bring everyone down with this talk, but this (Macross) is a supposed to be hobby for us to enjoy in our time off, so lets have fun!!! If you encounter any bugs in the forums, please post them here and we'll get them ironed out asap. Regarding our Facebook/Social Media presence change, I'll be absolutely honest. I don't use FB/Twitter, and years ago when Exo said we should have a FB account I literally said 'We already have a forum, but ok'. But what he created and nurtured is incredible, reaching out to thousands of fans across the world. It is more international that these forums will ever be, and that is my dilemma. I like a smaller community plain and simple. But he grew it into something larger and more successful than I could ever imagine, and that is why it changed. He can now grow even more without this old man's stupid restrictions. If you have not bookmarked it please do so!! Again great job Exo!! https://www.facebook.com/MacrossFanCentral/ Thank you all for reading, and please have a good time here! Shawn
  23. 7 points
    Let's get this over with... Negative. -It ended but I don't feel like it resolved anything. They only closed up the story but Windermere is still kicking. NUNS and everyone in the 'Cluster should just nuke them from orbit. Only way to be sure. They have been shown to be an intolerable threat, so they should remove that threat. But they let them go... Heinz is still alive. the Knights are mostly still alive. SV is still flying. I have no idea why they brought up Lady M last week if she has no bearing on the story. Yeah, sure they'll flake away but they're still alive. -While the mecha scenes were nice, it was mostly talking heads again with load of celestial spider-web bondage. It looks like a bunch of cobb webs. -No final battle between the Aerial Knights and Delta. It was pretty light on dogfighting altogether. -I'm not impressed by Elysion. It would have been nice to see a Hemura/Aether combined blast. -Swap Kumo-Kumo with Ranka, take away Hayate, and you have part of Frontier's last episode all over again. A Macross cuts a hole in the ship. A VF goes to save the singer. -So they resolved the triangle. Guess that's a plus. But I lost interest during the birthday episode as it seemed like a sure thing by that point. Didn't really do much for me. And Freyja will be dead in about 15 years. Haya-Haya is free to date afterwards, Mirage. -Color changing Drakens. And they happen to be white. Last episode of Frontier. Again. -Roid making a fold-network. That's Grace's plan. That's the last episode of Frontier. All. Over. Again. -The Keith/Roid bromance is over. Guess that's good? -Drakens have swords. They bring that up...now. -Music montage in this episode was a thumbs down. Just overall wasted potential.
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  26. 7 points
    What are reputation points and how do you get them? so right now i got 1 neutral?
  27. 6 points
    1/24/2015: I now offer these stands through my webstore at www.yetistand.com Hello all, Hopefully I have not overstayed my welcome, and mods bump this post someplace else if need be. I am posting in the Toys section because YetiStand is about 90% ready to be sold. I have some tolerance issues to look into, but this thing is looking good! Please watch my rambling video and let me know what you think.
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    I've got some sample rods showing up today so I can see how thin I want to go. Unfortunately a full 1mm thick rod like I'd prefer wouldn't quite fit. Made up a colored render to show the detail a bit better.
  30. 6 points
    Quick camera phone shot of the VF-31F and VF-31J equipped with Super Parts.
  31. 6 points
    Thanks @ChaoticYeti! It looks extremely lethal in Gerwalk mode. I tried to position the wings below the shoulders armor, but the Lill Drakens would always cause the wings to rotate down. Post up some pics! [Update] Battraoid photos are done.
  32. 6 points
    Will do once I get my next set of Yeti stands! Nah, that's just my old 1J I detailed way back when. Since I converted my premium finish Roy into my TV squadron Roy, I took the premium finish strike parts and gave them to my old DYRL Roy.
  33. 6 points
    Finally Yeti'd up my TV squadron. DYRL squadron next! Maybe.
  34. 6 points
    Um.. wow? Found on taghobby.
  35. 6 points
    At long last I have a 00 Gundam Seven Sword.
  36. 6 points
    Just wanted to share a photo that I had not posted of the VF-31J.
  37. 6 points
    After thinning away several duplicate items, a display clean and reshuffle AND some new LED lighting!, I thought I'd share some pics!
  38. 6 points
    For everyone in the US, Happy 4th of July and for everyone outside the US here's Milia x Hikaru x Max.
  39. 6 points
    Legally speaking, that's not a good analogy to make. While Big West, Bandai, et al. can't ship Macross toys outside of Japan, re-sellers in Japan (eg: HLJ) are under no such restriction. So if you buy a 1/60 VF-1S from HLJ and they ship it directly to you in the USA, then none of Harmony Gold's rights are infringed. In addition, these types of restrictions don't apply to private individuals with intent of keeping the goods in their private collections, since the damage to Harmony Gold is deemed negligible. That's why Harmony Gold hasn't sent HLJ any cease & desists, nor have they tried to shut down MacrossWorld's For Sale forum. However, if store located in the USA, such as BigBad ToyStore, were to buy one hundred 1/60 VF-1S' from a re-seller in Japan, and then market those VF-1S' here in the USA, then Harmony Gold's rights would be infringed for two reasons. First, a Macross branded toy is being marketed in the USA without HG's approval. Second, as a large scale retailer, BBTS can't make the argument that they're simply engaging in a small, private transaction; their intent was clearly to resell those VF-1S' in the USA on a mass scale. As for a bit of trivia, BBTS did receive a cease & desist a while ago, which is why they now only sell Harmony Gold/Tatsunoko Production branded Macross toys. On an unrelated note, why does the topic refer to these bootlegs as "gray market" toys? There's nothing gray market about them.
  40. 6 points
    I'll post the pics in sets.
  41. 6 points
    So the infamous DYRL TV Special is finally out of the bag! Someone posted their version online! For the old timers, if you remember our good friend Seiichi, he provided me a copy which I had translated (none other than Matt Alt!) 15 years ago, had subbed, and showed at I think 2 MW Cons, way back in the day. The subbed version disappeared with another old MW member who moved out of state. Been looking for my copy since, but now someone else has posted theirs! This TV Special is absolutely incredible, and worth the 30 minutes to view in its entirety. When you get to the 21 minute 21 second mark, you'll get goosebumps going behind the scenes at Tatsunoku Studios when they are actually animating the movie. Enjoy the video, and enjoy the translation, which I'm attaching as a PDF here!! 1...2...3... MACROSS!!!!!!!!!!! Macross_DYRL_TV_Special_1984_MacrossWorld.pdf
  42. 6 points
    Do you like to be abused on the internet? Do you like to work hours per month receiving nothing but contempt for your actions!? Well have I got a gig for you. Think of it like Jury duty, except you don't get paid $15 or get reimbursed for parking. Seriously I am putting out a call for some volunteers who want to try their hands at being a Macross World Forum Moderator. Looking for 2-3 people maximum, it is a temp position for 3-6 months tops. We'll be rotating regularly to prevent any burnout. If interested please PM me, I'll go through the initial list and select a few. Sometimes it really isn't a fun thing to do/be, you will get kickback, and in 3-6 months will be 'just' a member again, so really think it over. Also, we are going to be getting a lot stricter around here about respect and courtesy, there will be no more 'bullies' here. You'll get 2x soft warnings then get banned. If we lose members because if this, remember it is on you. You do not need to respond to every post you don't agree with, contradict someone for liking something you do not, or correct people when they make a mistake. Just skip that post and move on to something you enjoy. Seriously re-read this a few times over. Remember this is a fun hobby, FUN!! Thank you all for reading!! Shawn
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  44. 6 points
    They missed the boat alright. Who thought it was a great idea for a Macross show to not have any valk action in almost half of the series. To whoever decided this:
  45. 6 points
    If you want a CF VF-171EX, you have two options. 1.) Get a Maruyama Custom and remove the itasha-print using a solvent 2.) Get an Alto Custom and convert the red stripes to Grey. I'm a cheap bastard so I picked up a VF-171EX Alto used for about 12000 yen and an armored pack for 3500 yen off Mandarake. Figure that 15500 yen + shipping is way better than paying the 20000 yen that the Maruyama custom commands....right? Let's just say the next time around I will just get the maruyama and remove the itasha print lol. Masking some of the lines on the VF-171EX are an absolute pain because it's really hard to line up light masking tape with the off-white color of the VF-171EX in order to go up right against the red. You gotta get REALLY creative with the ankle guards in the front since there's only like .5 mm of white plastic for the masking tape to hold onto, and at an angle in the middle to boot :0 Painting commenced using Tamiya acrylic dark grey mixed with 50% acryl thinner. Used Iwata Eclipse airbrush @ 20 PSI. After everything dried I brush-painted on some future floor polish mixed with Tamiya flat-base to give the paint a little extra resistance. After all painting was done, Just had to add a CF Pilot, of which I have many due to my CF-VF-171 collection. And Voila, CF 171EX without the Itasha print. This is how it stacks up vs the Maruyama Custom
  46. 6 points
    So, what happens now? I imagine there will be an important meeting at Harmony Gold in the very near future. Just as they needed permission to initiate the Kickstarter, Tommy, Steve, or Kevin didn't pull the plug on the Kickstarter on their own. They might have been prescient enough to see the futility of continuing any further, but they don't have the authority to make that call on their own. Whether it came from Team Robotech or not, the higher-ups at HG chose to end the Kickstarter immediately (this past Saturday). This Kickstarter didn't just happen... it was the result of a lot of lobbying and advocacy on the part of Team Robotech. Frank Agrama is many things, but he is no fool, especially when it comes to money (there's a reason he's a multimillionaire). I imagine a lot of assurances and brash confidence was used to convince Frank and others at HG that Robotech Academy Kickstarter was a can't miss opportunity, a slam dunk; ("just look at the Robotech RPG Tactics Kickstarter... they only asked for $70,000, but got $1.4 MILLION!!! We can't lose! The Robotech fanboys are going to just throw money at us! They'll say, SHUT UP AND TAKE OUR MONEY!") This mindset explains the smug arrogance you read in Kevin's posts in the Kickstarter thread on Robotech.com and then the addition of the "Enemy Spy" level on the Kickstarter page. I think the failure of the Kickstarter must have come as a complete shock to Kevin and Tommy. When they first started to realize that things weren't going well, there was a lot of scrambling to put the best face on things, first rolling out additional levels, and then other rewards that look like they were thought up on the fly (Robotech Academy Sweatshirts, really?) All things that were very poorly thought out, and unplanned for. Team Robotech probably assumed they would have cleared their goal in the first week, maybe two at the most. "Don't worry, Frank, just sit back and watch the money roll in..." 2,284 backers on Kickstarter is a paltry display of support. Talking about $194,574 would only matter if it was actually deposited in Harmony Gold's bank account. The end result is a project that only managed to meet 38% of its intended goal. In comparison, Star Trek: Axanar, a fan film project, has initiated its second Kickstarter and even though it is only two weeks old, it has already surpassed Robotech Academy's grand total and nearly doubled its already met goal. Star Trek: Axanar - 14 days (Active - 17 days left) 2,703 backers - $198,463 (Goal: $100,000) Robotech Academy - 29 days (Canceled) 2,284 backers - $194,574 (Goal: $500,000) I would hate to be the person whose idea this Kickstarter was... I imagine Tommy and Kevin have prepared their list of excuses for the failure of the Kickstarter. I hope HG will see their self-serving comments for what they are. There is no way to spin this as something good or positive. This Kickstarter has been a complete and utter catastrophe, and a humiliating embarrassment for everyone involved, including all of the actors involved, Carl Macek's memory, and even Frank Agrama himself. The ramifications of this disaster could be very significant. The failure of this Kickstarter is not limited to just adding Robotech Academy to the already sizable junk pile of unfinished RT projects. It shows before the entire world, that Robotech, in its current state, is no longer a viable property. Type in Robotech in Google and the fourth result is Robotech Academy. You cannot delete your failed Kickstarter, so the evidence of this failure will remain a black mark on the franchise. Any potential investor or licensee is going to see the number of backers and the amount of money pledged in this Kickstarter and will factor that into their analysis of Robotech's worth and how much they should offer to pay as a licensee. The damage here isn't just a blow for PR and marketing, it puts Robotech's very future in serious question. It's really sad that it's come to this. Yeah, there have been a few idiots who are ranting about Macross fans and critics ruining this campaign, but they are vastly overestimating that influence. This campaign failed because it failed to convince and inspire Robotech fans who chose to not support a project they simply did not believe in. This show meant a lot to a lot of people, and it was the gateway into anime and Macross for many fans here on this website. Robotech deserved better, the actors deserved better, and the fans deserved better... much better.
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    Speaking of which I'd like to know who keeps up voting my posts. Apparently the only person with more up votes than me is Gubaba and I find that rather disturbing.
  49. 5 points
    Thanks @sumyumgoy! I am pretty sure Bandai will milk the molds. Thanks @beatsing! I was surprised at how light it was compared to the Spartan, but its still an awesome toy. Maraming Salamat @no3Ljm! I am pretty sure they will, Bandai can drain our bank accounts. Group shot of the Destroids.
  50. 5 points
    Just testing the tabletop studio that I bought.
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