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  1. Macross Collection Display Thread

    Another epic custom, is it the one by DarrinG? I see lot's of EXO's creations as well. Love them all!
  2. I think you should be very proud of your self control!

    Ya tentative preorder means amiami has requested an order of the product from the manufacturer but the order has not yet been confirmed. Once the order is confirmed, if you had made a tentative preorder, amiami will email you and let you know that they are able to confirm the order. At that point they'll also change the tentative preorder to preorder.
  4. Macross figures

    It's just Testor enamel I got from the local Michael's. At some point I'll spray matte coating over it to get rid of the shine. Note that i left the skin and hair unpainted.
  5. Macross figures

    I’m not a modeler either and very inexperienced in painting. However, I think you can pick and choose on these 1/20 kits. Simple design and paint schemes is achievable even for beginners like me. The China minmay is the first human figure I’ve put together and it’s at least presentable in my eyes and wasn’t all that much work because of how tiny it is. I might pick up Hikaru and Misa too. Minmay was a good practice kit.
  6. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    And it's sold out
  7. Arcadia SDF-1 Movie version 1/3000 reissue

    Mine just arrived from NY. Gotta love how I paid 8,700 yen on shipping when the shipping label clearly states 5,900 yen of postage fees. It's probably still much cheaper than HLJ and other places shipped so I'm not complaining.
  8. Macross Collection Display Thread

    Thanks! THat's the one I remember! Of course it went to Kicker's museum, what better place for it (other than it's creator MT's home). I don't pay enough attention to the Workshop thread as there are some seriously epic projects there, with this one being the king of them all. Now if only I could see that final video on that thread, it doesn't load for me with this error: "This video contains content from WMG, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."
  9. Macross Collection Display Thread

    Care to share more about this? Does it have an open hatch and have an interior? I remember seeing something like this in the workshop thread but don’t remember if it got finished.
  10. Macross Collection Display Thread

    link not working for me.
  11. Macross Collection Display Thread

    Keep them coming Kicker! Always enjoy seeing your collection.
  12. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    That's the plural for VF-1 (VF-1s), not VF-1S.
  13. Arcadia SDF-1 Movie version 1/3000 reissue

    It's ok, you can always do the wall mount that tekering did! Get it........before it's gone......

    Sorry for the late reply. I finally had the chance to transform him tonight. I like it a lot!! It’s a much easier transformation than what I remember for the Beagle/Toynami. Everything was relatively smooth and intuitive. I suspect going back to Bike mode would be more difficult, but I enjoyed transforming to armor mode. Transformation wise I think the Sentinel was better than the Toynami so far. Yes the bits keep popping off but it’s a minor annoyance only. The Sentinel doesn’t feel fragile for me. I was a little concern plugging in the knee connection because it’s tight, but other than that I didn’t feel like breaking anything at any point of the transformation. I think the Toynami uses a lot more POM than the Sentinel though, since this one is painted everywhere. I do think the Toynami has a greater range of arm movement with the armor on, but it’s been awhile and I don’t remember for sure. The shoulder area on the Sentinel seems very very tight with all the things jammed in the vicinity. Overall I like this release very much. I’m not into a lot of posing and fiddling, so the limited articulation doesn’t bother me. It looks sooo good once put together in both modes. Overall, it’s up there with the Toynami for me, if not slightly ahead. This makes me want to transform my Toynami! Once Rei hits I might finally open up my Toynami Rei too.

    I haven’t spent enough time with the Sentinel to give a through opinion. The stig figure while poseable does have many things popping off and the Toynami feels sturdier and more fun to handle in comparison (until the cloth start flaking anyways). The cloth seems ok so far on the Sentinel. Obviously no screw hole covering half the neck on the Sentinel. I actually prefer sentinel’s head sculpt in the helmet than Toynamis. I like that the Sentinel bike has a lot of tiny details and paint that makes it look less plain than the Toynami. The bike main body so far holds together well but the side canons are easy to pop off. I like that there are diecast in bars and brackets distributed in different areas so it has a little bit of weight to it. The back of the seat collapses easier than the Toynami one does. The wind shield stays in place well compared to the floppy Toynami windshield. The front body of the bike below the windshield holds together well unlike the Toynami. I like the Sentinel color scheme better. I haven’t noticed yellowing on my Toynami but haven’t looked too closely either I haven’t transformed the Toynami in years but remember it not being a pleasant experience. I expect Sentinel to be about the same. Hopefully tomorrow!