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David Hingtgen

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  1. Wave 1/72 VF-4 lightning

    I at first thought this mold was already molded in "retracted ventral fins" mode (or close to it). The sheer fact that it can sit on its landing gear at all, and not the fins, indicates this. Did they just "fiddle with all the angles" so that it's not really right for any configuration? The VF-4's fins don't move the ENTIRE fin, just "most" of it--the base of the fin stays at the same angle all the time, it "bends in the middle" to flatten out. Can you swap the fins, left/right? Depending on exactly how things are molded, that may change the mounting angle so they're more downwards, for an in-flight display.
  2. Christopher Robin

    I am only considering seeing this in theaters because Ewan McGregor can give a good performance with garbage to work with, so if it’s even a half-way decent script then it could be good.
  3. Bandai DX VF-31

    Anyone hear of SAL being slower lately? My 31C parts shipped out of Osaka the 31st, and nothing since. 90% of the time I have SAL in-hand in 10-14 days, but these aren’t even in the US yet.
  4. The Transformers Thread Next

    Just me, or does he have short stacks?
  5. Retro Gaming

    I was listening to the Top Gun soundtrack in my car all week...
  6. 1/60 VF-5000 3D Printing

    I haven't checked into this thread for a while, but picked a good time to do so---it's done! (and in the best VF-5000 paint scheme, too)
  7. Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    Ok, I’m embarrassed——I love the F-8, and its most distinctive feature is its unique variable incidence wing. I have no idea how it slipped my mind. My “jet enthusiast” credibility is shot.
  8. Top Gun 2 is comin

    Super Hornet is 10x a better choice than the F-35 for being the new star of the film.
  9. Bandai DX VF-31

    I’ve got all my NY emails for my 31C parts—-tracking seems to be right, but hasn’t left Japan yet.
  10. Macross figures

    The joints are compatible, so it takes 30 secs to swap arms and legs. Backpack though, would take a bit of work.
  11. Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    For the last 2/3 of that last paragraph—-the term is “incidence”——how the wing is mounted to affect the “inherent angle of attack of leading edge vs fuselage centerline”. I know of no plane with variable incidence, but a helicopter’s collective is basically that.
  12. [CN] New ThunderCats - ThunderCats ROAR!

    Yeah, I'm ok with pretty much all of those designs, except the sword. It just doesn't seem like it'd work with the whole "normally a dagger, stretches out when the Eye is activated" thing very well. (this is I believe, the original/official model sheet for it) I NEVER noticed how the grip section "accordians out" before.
  13. Bandai DX VF-31

    Even though it's not "on-screen canon" I was really hoping/waiting for movie-style super parts for the V2 Grace VF-27. All they would have had to do is inject some grey plastic into the mold, and sell them in uncolored boxes as a Tamashii exclusive again. And as mentioned----ANY of the YF-30 repaints from the game. Which would have also lead to an awesome VF-27: (and another chance to sell some more super-parts)
  14. Bandai DX VF-31

    Where is the “02” 31A from?
  15. The Third Party Transformers Thread

    But to make it even more complicated, while the CHARACTER premiered in Car Robots, the MOLD was from Beast Wars. The original release was the 2nd mold for a non-show character--"Cybershark". (The first Cybershark toy was pretty early in the line, and small. Then he got a Transmetal version, much larger---the one we're talking about). Then years (and 2 shows) later, the mold was brought back, recolored, and put on Car Robots/RID as a new character---thus SkyByte that we all know and love.
  16. Kicking off a new thread with awesome pics: http://defensetech.org/2012/03/10/awesome-new-pics-of-chinas-stealth-fighter/
  17. Go-Bots? Go-Bots. (ok yeah, slightly OT, and also not really even 3P from what it seems---but I think they'll get good exposure here, and probably don't deserve their own thread--yet) And I love to say this---but Snoop (the SR-71) looks to be a whole lot better toy than ROTF Leader Jetfire. (annoying that that's like the one figure they don't show alt-mode for)
  18. Bandai DX VF-31

    Just checked my N-Y account, seeing if there's any activity on the Mirage Super Pack front-----nope, utterly unchanged since Dec. Seems odd that some are shipping and some seem to be waiting until the end of the month. Mine is a solo pre-order, it's not waiting on anyting else.
  19. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Now, to see if they do the chest stripes... (and even if they do fix all the red/black areas, they're not likely to remove the ginormous fugly "NETFC" wing markings etc)
  20. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Night? More like blink...
  21. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    I can repaint the wing-stripes black if need be, but if they don’t correct the chest and ventral fin colors (they’re backwards) I think it’ll be a deal-killer—-I’m not going to try to match the red and repaint the whole thing just to make it “match how it’s always looked”. They’re a half-step away from a fan-scheme as it is.
  22. Bandai DX VF-31

    Is there any word yet on 31A Super parts? If I'd known back when what I know now, I'd probably have skipped Mirage's 31 for her 262, and have a 31A instead of Mirage's. But with no super parts "for sure" for the 31A AFAIK, I'd hate to only have a "bare" 31 and not a fully-decked-out one.
  23. Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

  24. The Transformers Thread Next

    Oh man, the posts I've made about everybody using deep trans-blue windshields on Hot Rod.... (which, due to budget only ever allowing one type of clear plastic, always leads to deep blue headlights...)
  25. Retro Gaming

    If you want import 2D Saturn fighters, just ask me. (Probably better prices, too!)