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  1. Holy hell, that CG rendering is godawful. Every single shape is wrong. Just scrap it all, and start over from scratch. There's nothing salvageable there. My enthusiasm for this project just evaporated.
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    Why SD Valkyries? WHY?

    Honestly, I don't think SD Valkyries are cute. It's because they lack humanoid features. Gundams have two eyes, Transformers have two eyes, and many have noses and mouths as well -- all recognizably human attributes missing from Valkyrie head designs -- so other robots tend to work better in super-deformed proportions. Valkyrie faces are just too coldly mechanical to be anthropomorphized. In fact, I think that's why the VFGs exist instead. ADV's "Muh-CROSS" dub would suggest otherwise...
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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    The first of the 1:12 horses I ordered has arrived. Now I need to learn how to make reigns and a saddle...
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    Why SD Valkyries? WHY?

    Small girls are especially cute! Image taken from my camera!
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    CITY HUNTER

    So thirty years have passed, and they're now in a world of drones and smartphones... but nobody's aged a day?
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    Kitz Concept Robotech Toy Line

    What are you guys talking about? How would a Kitz Concept Veritech toy possibly be preferable to an Arcadia or Bandai Valkyrie? As far as I can tell, the unique 1:72 scale is the only appeal this toy has to offer.
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    Bumblebee (Transformers... 6?)

    I have to assume Walmart has spent millions of dollars in licensing fees, production costs, CGI and airtime to distract us from realizing that ordering groceries online, only to physically drive to the store to pick them up, is an incredibly dumb idea. Still, nice to see 'Bee getting a prominent cameo!
  8. Magic Square, all day long. Look at the face, dude... and the clean, unbroken lines of the pelvis with the transparent amber lights... the rotating grey thighs... even the size and shape of the feet. The battle-damage options are just icing on the cake!
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    Xigfrid's Shapeways shop: Arcadia 1/60 hard points

    And in the meantime, you can use a pin vice to drill out the interior holes to the proper radius... It's very difficult to make a large hole smaller, but very easy to make a small hole larger!
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    The Transformers Thread (licensed) Next

    Excellent start! Here are a few more you need.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Totally unnecessary. I've transformed mine twice now, and I've yet to even try detaching the legs. All the transformations, poses and shots I've achieved so far have been with the swing bar attached. There's already more articulation at the hips than any previous transforming VF-1. Why does a Valkyrie even need a waist joint?
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    No, just movie-style fists.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Hmm. Tricky... but not impossible.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    While I agree the fixed-pose movie-style hands hardly seem necessary, I greatly appreciate the cartoon-style TV hands.
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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    Yeah, those birds are part of my permanent display. I expect Bandai will eventually make most of my Yamato 1:48 collection obsolete, but I doubt they'll ever release a stealth, low-vis, or woodland camo scheme (heck, even an "Angel Birds" scheme is unlikely), so these Valkyries will remain prominently displayed in my Macross showcase. I still have to get a low-vis GPB and the stealth FAST packs, as I'm sure they'll complement a DX 1:48 display as well as they do the existing TV Yammie's. As much as I understand Shizuka's decision to avoid the 1:48 scale -- and respect her restraint -- there are some beautiful and unique color schemes she's depriving herself of...
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Same as the ol' Yamato... They stay in place as long as you don't touch 'em. Technically, it's neither: Not if it gets played with a lot. Like the DX YF-19, the hip joints are very stiff, but not ratcheted... and like the YF-19, there are exposed screws that allow you to adjust the tightness, should it be required: Perfect. Smooth, easy, and secure. Better than a Transformer, better than the ol' Yamato 1:48, maybe even better than the 1:60. Certainly on par with the last DX release, the YF-19. Oh, and speaking of which, the DX YF-19's missile mounts are compatible. Yamato's missile mounts use the same system, but are incompatible sizes: ...so Yamato missiles won't work. And don't even bother trying to get Yamato's GPB to work. That's a fool's errand. Ditto for the FAST packs.
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    Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    The 1:48ths are back!
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    My intake covers aren't very secure, which is frustrating in gerwalk mode... Otherwise, it's a dream.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Vermillion Leader in the house!
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    About the same as your Metal Build Aile Strike, actually.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    My attic is ready.
  23. That's a 1:72 Bandai model kit; the image is just a place-holder. It's not even a VF-1J.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    You didn't get Yamato's 1:48 Kakizaki or Max? They released both movie and TV versions.
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