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David Hingtgen

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  1. David Hingtgen

    Ace Combat 7

    That shouldn't really be much of a debate. Coolest fighter ever, or---the Raptor.
  2. Kicking off a new thread with awesome pics: http://defensetech.org/2012/03/10/awesome-new-pics-of-chinas-stealth-fighter/
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    Ace Combat 7

    I thought it included missions. But overall----I think never has a game released, with such little clarity on exactly what you're getting, for most versions. How many times has it gone back and forth on if it's a raw port of AC5, a full re-do, or something inbetween? (currently I think it's the latter).
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    Ace Combat 7

    After reviewing what comes with what for the final time, I just preordered the digital deluxe PS4 edition. Hope I don't regret it. PS----the dynamic theme sucks.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    A-10C would make an interesting comparison to add to the chart, as would the F-15I/S/K. Gotta add the F-16 Block 60, too. I'm betting its avionics alone cost as much as a whole Block 5 did...
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    DC's Aquaman

    The "Ant-Man and the Wasp" part was the one that stuck out the most to me, by far. And yeah, I wondered where Mera's legs were in the not-jellyfish dress. It didn't seem long enough to hide them, and I doubt she had them "tucked up inside, like a fetal-position-thing going on". Anyways---it's nothing less than awesome that I went to two movies in two weeks, that both had Dolph Lundgren in them.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    F-35 thinks it's an F-22: This bodes well for the new demo routine this year.
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    Ace Combat 7

    There's zero chance of the PAK-FA not being a "shining star" in the game----it was the Uber-plane in "Infinity", even more than the F-22.
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    Ace Combat 7

    Air-to-Air missiles usually have fairly unique rails/adapters for each plane. But anything else is pretty universal.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Bounty Hunters D-model, nice. And NACA ducts on the same side of the ventral fins, props for getting that right. (But modelers have the best eye for things like that).
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    Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    Sorry for the late reply. Interesting---I didn't know there was a black Mr Surfacer---is is super glossy? (Alclad metallics demand a mirror-like black base). Not surprised at Gaia notes----their metallics and transparents are on another level.
  12. VRAM, VRAM, VRAM. All I want and need more of, but I'm not seeing any increases this gen.
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    The Unlicensed Third Party Transformers Thread

    Pretty much that. Prime has silver/metal/chrome accents, not white. No more than Superman's hair has blue streaks in it... You know, nobody ever makes his stacks white---somehow, "common sense and logic" always prevails there, no matter how "toon-accurate" they try to make it elsewhere.
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    The Unlicensed Third Party Transformers Thread

    I really wish someone would use that amount of care and engineering, to make a real-world-accurate-truck-mode, instead of trying to copy an old drawing of a truck...
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    The Navy paints all interior surfaces of airbrakes bright red, so that when they're open, it's a sign to 'stay away, in case they rapidly close'. The Air Force doesn't highlight them at all usually---they used to generally be white inside, now they're often the same color as the exterior. (F-15 airbrakes are HUGE, and have separate struts just to hold them open when the plane is shut down). F-16 airbrakes are much smaller, but I bet they could still cause serious injury if you were in the wrong place when they closed.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    No it's not. Every YF-19 and VF-19 mold before the last 2, did fine without it. It's adding in the extra hinges that are SOLELY for high-speed mode, that "ruined" the wings in fighter mode. Just "rotating backwards for battroid mode" doesn't cause any issues at all.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I honestly wish there were two ventral fin designs for most valks---with a "solid, study, non-folding version" used for all the VF-1's that never did wear the armor. It's a common weak-point, all done for the 5 secs that like 3 valks ever wore it on-screen. It's akin to the YF-19's "high-speed mode"---it introduces massive compromises to a specific area, to replciate a "blink and you'll miss it" scene. Even when it does 'work', it still creates huge ugly hinges in what should be a smooth seamless part of the plane. Or even better, make them swappable, and include both types in the box. Never going to buy/use GBP armor? Then install the semi-permanent solid/sturdy set that has no hinges and has almost no chance of breaking. Use GBP armor? Then swap them out for the folding version.
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    Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Pretty much. The announcement that all of the sudden, the USAF was buying F-15X's, was also the moment that Shanahan became acting SecDef.
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    Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    How exactly did you do the gold? One-step paint, or like clear yellow over silver? (exact paints please, that's a better match for the Bandai gold-plating in the original kits than the vast majority of ones I've seen)
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    Bumblebee (Transformers... 6?)

    Because they released BB, SpiderMan, and Aquaman, all simultaneously. Pretty much the same audience. BB's "early" release a few weeks ago should have been its main release.
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    The Unlicensed Third Party Transformers Thread

    Which is why I've only bought like one 3P figure this year... (and that was to finish off a combiner from earlier) (I still want Thunder Manus, but am waiting for a second run with fixes etc---I like it, but it's not "mind-blowingly awesomely gotta-have-it-----so I have basically no tolerance for putting up with any "issues" at the moment)
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    BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Humbrol glue should work decently well, but in my experience, solvents specifically intended for ABS plastics work better on most Valk plastic, as model-kit-cement tends to be optimized for polystyrene. But generally what mechaninac said---if it has "methyl" in the warning label, it's probably good. If you've got any acetone around---give that a shot. Raw ACETone works quite well with ACETylbutylstyrene.
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