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    Aviation & Space, Scale Modelling, Macross, Weaponry, Off-Roading, Photography, Outdoors.

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  1. ivorysniper

    Beginner Macross Model Kit

    I'd recommend starting with the 1/72 VF-1A/J/S kit from Hasegawa, as it is also inexpensive (US$15ish @ HLJ, actually cheaper than the Wave and Arii 1/100 kits (S&H costs not being taken into consideration though)). I started with these VF-1 kits based on the price tag. It does have some complications (like correcting the legs alignment, etc.) but it will 'break you in' quicker than building other simpler kits. It's all about personal preferences.
  2. ivorysniper

    What will Hasegawa do next?

    Same here. I had a sort of mixed feelings when Hasegawa started doing reruns. I had already bought some VT/VE-1s (at a moderately high price tag) when I saw these two coming back to production at less than US$ 20.00 Ea. Ended up stashing two more for the future, but that's it for this pair. I might go for an extra -1D also for stashing purposes. Still refusing to pay the US$ 60ish for the Moonshooters being listed on eBay (price tags and availability used to be worse 5 years ago) and highly confident we'll see the back any time soon.
  3. ivorysniper

    What will Hasegawa do next?

    Any time !. Same here. Hoping for the Moonshooters' VF-22S re-issue at some point... and a pouring rain of new stuff, but no joy yet. @Firefox They've been reissuing it (along with the VE-1) continuously in the last months. A good chance to get to build both versions: the one with the super parts on and the barebone trainer Valkyrie.
  4. ivorysniper

    What will Hasegawa do next?

    Except for Minmay + Egg VF-1, no other new product has been announced as of today.
  5. ivorysniper

    What will Hasegawa do next?

    @nightmareB4macrossDetails can be found @ http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/month/201903/ for each one of them. Hope it helps.
  6. ivorysniper

    What will Hasegawa do next?

    On queue for March: - VT-1 - March 8th - VE-1 - March 8th - VF-0A - March 12th - VF-1D - March 14th ... and Minmay Doll + Egg VF-1 - March 28th
  7. ivorysniper

    What will Hasegawa do next?

    Couldn't help noticing it this morning as well, but Hasegawa hasn't announced the product line for March (nothing posted on Twitter either) as of this morning (EST).
  8. ivorysniper

    What will Hasegawa do next?

    Although I didn't bleed money for this -31C, I'm super glad Hasegawa is doing more regular re-runs. It gave me the chance of getting kits that were cost-prohibitive on EBay. A good sign of higher sales... and a hint of more resources to be directed to new product development at some point in time. Still dreaming about getting the Moon Shooters' VF-22S. Luckily we'll have it this year (Kei Nagase's ASF-X is coming back to the shelves, so hopes are really high ! ).
  9. ivorysniper

    What will Hasegawa do next?

    Makina-Themed VF-31C and DD Ivanov's Sv-51 re-issue planned for late February. I'm actually surprised this VF-31C is returning to production very quickly. It must be peaking sales charts.
  10. ivorysniper

    Hasegawa SV-262 HS DRAKEN III

    ... and Tenjin's box art is out !!
  11. ivorysniper

    1/72 Hasegawa Ace Combat

    There are indeed more moving parts than expected: folding tails, TVC nozzles... Hasegawa's assembly guides are self-explanatory for that matter, also flagging when there is an available option (Ex. 1-pc closed canopy vs. 2-pc open canopy) besides indicating when not to glue. Hobby Search has scans of the model's paperwork ( https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10198937). Just look for the highlighted icons as per below snip.
  12. ivorysniper

    1/72 Hasegawa Ace Combat

    Based on your warning and the below snip... uncertainty floods my brain about trying to tackle this model. I strongly believe I'll end up ordering another decal sheet.
  13. ivorysniper

    1/72 Hasegawa Ace Combat

    Same here... this one was tough to crack. HLJ link is now active for "pre-order" https://hlj.com/1-72-scale-ace-combat-asf-x-shinden-ii-kei-nagase-color-ltd-hsg64702
  14. ivorysniper

    1/72 Hasegawa Ace Combat

    Heads Up: Kei Nagase's Shinden II will be back in stock on January.
  15. ivorysniper

    What will Hasegawa do next?

    They'll be re-issuing the photo-etched parts for the 1:48 VF-1 and YF/VF-19 this month. But no signs of new product development though.
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