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Everything posted by Thom

  1. The Predator (2018)

    Still not feeling it.
  2. First Man

    A good, a prequel to Apollo 13!! This is looking good!
  3. Bumblebee (Transformers... 6?)

    This. So much, this!! The actual Transformers are too much ike secondary characters in a movie named after them. It would be like Indian Jones starring John Rys Davies! Although, now that I think about it, that wouldn't be half-bad!
  4. Bumblebee (Transformers... 6?)

    I have high hopes so far. The first plus is that Bay is not behind the camera for this one. Also they look more like the G1 bots than the magical-mystery transformers of the Bay movies. I really hope this turns into a reboot of the franchise. If not and I like it, it'll go on the shelf next to Transformers the Movie as the only two transformers movies on my shelf.
  5. Top Gun 2 is comin

  6. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Nice progress on that Cat's Eye. An all metal finish would look great on it! As for me, test fitting...
  7. Maybe just too much negative press and troubles behind the camera. Once you start hearing that, excitement starts to decline because of the fear that it will translate to the screen. I don't know why the original directors were fired, but Howard was a real good choice to bring it together and I enjoyed it. Alden was good as a young Han on his way to becoming the man we first saw in ANH, Lando was great and Chew was awesome!
  8. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Make that FR47 and thank you! I just hope to do it good!
  9. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    I wish that VF-171 was in 1/72! On my table at the moment is the UNCF Yunagi. An unintensive little kit... ...before I start on my 1/48 Airfix Seafire Fr46.
  10. [R.I.P] Margot Kidder

    Gone to seek the biggest headline ever. Rest in Peace.
  11. The live action movies and the animated films are like night and day, especially after the first Bayformers movie. The animated movie from '85 is still the best Transformers movie of EVER! Optimus dying in that one is like the Enterprise being blowed up, in that it has emotional punch especially for a child, and that we eventually get him back in the end. Prime was brought back to life by the Quintizons later on in the series. Saw IF today and it was great! It was ticking from the start and didn't let up at all. There were a lot of characters to account for, but I feel that they fitted them all in quite well
  12. Yamato 2202

    I'm liking the looks of that! Really hoping the model of it comes out quick, maybe in a fleet set with the Kongo class. I had started to build one of my Andromedas but I think I'll wait now until they come out. I really want to use the guns on those to add extra punch to mine.

    Would have much preferred a reboot...
  14. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Ten years already..!? Where do the decades go!? It use to be years flying by, but now everything just seems to be going faster.
  15. Yamato 2202

    Have to ask the writers... A possible answer is that they were still incorporating the gun hardware into the smaller ships and they just weren't ready by the time of the battle in the first episode. And who knows, they might actually give us an answer.
  16. Yamato 2202

    As to the WMG, if you have a wave motion engine, which all of them do have, then you automatically get the wave motion gun. I forget the particulars of how it works, but the 'super gun' is the by-product of the engine itself. I'm sure they could build ships without the gun part of the hardware, but if they're building up a battle fleet to guard Earth then they would want one of those in every hull. And what we are seeing is what Starsha warned them about. At the height of Iscandar's power they were using the WMG without consequence, and it's a real fear that Earth will start doing the same. I don't think they're wrong in using the WMG in defense, but it never takes much to justify just a single use of that kind of power without provocation, and then you're on the slippery slope.
  17. Yamato 2202

    I liked it. It's a little hard to get back up to speed after a couple of months between releases but I was entertained through those last four. It looks like they will be ramping up for the major battles and those fleet actions so far look pretty cool. I just hope it isn't all one-sided with the Earth fleet being decimated with hardly any throw back. Cool seeing the Patrol Cruiser in there too. I still have about four unbuilt, but we can expect some new tooled kits coming out after this then! Also some nice shots of some battleship porn! The one battleship rising up out of the water looked sick!
  18. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    I love that lil guy in the cockpit reading the manual. Great!
  19. Wave 1/72 VF-4 lightning

    That's a sweet looking Lightning!
  20. Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Time to dust off the YF-23 plans.... If something did come of it (that being the ability to at least export F-22 tech on at least a limited basis) I wonder of the US might also be a buyer.
  21. Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Airliner engine disintegrates in-flight. Sadly a woman was killed when debris compromised the compartment, but an ex-Navy Hornet pilot with ovaries of steel wrestled it back to the ground for a safe landing. https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/17/us/philadelphia-southwest-flight-emergency-landing/index.html
  22. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Pretty is the word! Nice trio.