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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

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    1/48+fp's, 1/60+fp's, 1/72, 1/2k, 1/3k,1/100 and now 1/144

    Dusting off the Valkyries and took a quick shot of the Armored 25s.
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    Whooops, I forgot to swap the leg armor. @Arthurius I like the 011 better because the red on the missile covers on the shoulders.
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    @Arthurius
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    FEXT Hobby - OWL ONE Armour

    O.W.L. [Operations Weapons Laboratory] One Armour Review Manufacturer: FEXT Hobby Price: $45.00 USD Overview: The OWL One Armor is an add-on kit for the Bandai Hi-Metal R as well as the older Hi Metal line for VF-1 Valkyries. The design of the armour appears to be based of the custom built Thunder Hummer aka Thunder Hammer Hammer Modeled by Kouichi Hatakeyama that was featured in Model Graphix Magazine in October 2002 issue. Packaging: The OWL ONE comes packaged in a simple window box the same size as the Hi-Metal R box format. The box art is a photo of the armour and is the same across all the different version, the only differentiator is the text on the lower left of the box. The armour parts and armor display rack are laid out in 2 layer clear plastic clamshell, the instructions and sticker sheets are in plastic bag beneath the yellow cardboard backing. The display bay is bagged under the clamshells. Design: The armor has clean lines and has a good amount of detail for its size. It has 8 panel/covers that open to reveal the missile bays and slot in the arm armour to connect the missiles included with the Hi-Metal R. The hip mounted missiles are on a rotating joint so that can swivel vertically. A great feature FEXT Hobby added the back boosters is an integrated arm that swivels out to help lock the boosters in place to prevent the backpack from falling back on the figure. The armor does not hinder the range of motion of the most parts figure with the exception for the hips. The bracket that holds the front armor in place reduces the amount of outward angle of the hip joints. Details: The armour is molded in a bright white plastic with various parts of the armor, boosters, cannons, and missile tips molded in color with tampo printed markings on various parts of the armour. Build: Build quality is excellent, the plastic has a good and durable feel to it. I would put on par with the plastic quality of the Hi-Metal R line and top tier 3P TFs. Parts fit together nicely with just the right amount of friction to hold them together without being too difficult to take them apart. Fitment: The armour parts fit securely onto the VF-1 and held in place by friction tabs, while the shoulder armour snaps into place. The leg armour has a slight bit play when attached. There is a slot in the armour that appears to tab into the peg in the inner part of the leg of the VF-1 which I could not get to lock in. Accessories: The accessories vary based on what version of OWL ONE armour you have gotten, this can range from shields, missile and booster mounted cannons. Also included are sticker sheet for ranking emblems for the boosters, an armour display rack and display base. Summary: I am very impressed with the OWL ONE amour from FEXT Hobby, the quality and fitment of the armour is great add-on for Hi-Metal/Hi-Metal R VF-1. I like that for $45 USD FEXT Hobby included the display bay and armour display stand with the armour. On a side note the OWL ONE box weighs 670g about 1.5lbs. I am looking forward to FEXT Hobby’s future releases and I hope they make a Low-Vis version of the OWL ONE Armour. Note: The chest piece of the OWL One armor will not fit onto the VE-1 Elint Seeker and VT-1 Super Ostrich due to their 2 seater canopy is larger than their single seat counter parts.
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    FEXT Hobby - OWL ONE Armour

    They sent me 4 sets; 000, 001, 011 and 102.
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    Thank you @ScrambledValkyrie! Bonus pic.
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    FEXT Hobby - OWL ONE Armour

    I agree, its my favorite one. Just uploaded photos of the 011.
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    OWL ONE - 011
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    @Arthurius soon.
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    Wait for the group shot. I posted more pics in the OWL ONE thread, but here's a detail shot of the pilot seat accessory that is included.
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    FEXT Hobby - OWL ONE Armour

    Updated with photos of the 001
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    Overkill.
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    @Arthurius, I checked to see if the hip missiles were removable, looks like they are glued into place. I am sure that there will be some US sellers carrying them, that might be a cheaper shipping.
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    FEXT Hobby - OWL ONE Armour

    Updated with written review, see first post. Yes box art is the same across all of the version. Thank you @no3Ljm! I like that it doesn't match completely, gives some contrast so you can see where Valkyrie is and doesn't look like an all white figure. As I was photographing, I was wondering if anyone was going to panel and weather them because they would look amazing. I agree the display base and armor rack are nice that FEXT included them. I am pretty sure members will be able to display their hall of armor setup. @sh9000 *hint* *hint* No problem, I'll try to get the VF-1S Messer colors on the 000 when I have some time.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    I was hoping you would do it.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    @no3Ljm That looks good! I was going to put the Hayate parts on the Arad and adjust the color of them in photoshop. I got lazy and didn't do it.
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    FEXT Hobby - OWL ONE Armour

    OWL ONE - 102
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    FEXT Hobby - OWL ONE Armour

    OWL ONE - 011
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    FEXT Hobby - OWL ONE Armour

    OWL ONE - 001
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    FEXT Hobby - OWL ONE Armour

    Photos OWL ONE - 000
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    FEXT added slots into the armor to mount the HMR missiles. I'll be showing that when I do the full photo shoot. Yep, the 1/144 Barbatos mace would look brutal with the Thunder Hammer. The lower armor doesn't fit over the nose cone of the Valkyrie, there is a bracket that you attach to torso/cockpit area and the lower armor attaches to the bracket. The armor piece sits in front of the nose cone, the nose cone is still visible at different angles. Hopefully that helps. I'll armor up my Elint tonight and see how it looks. @seti88 update, I tried to mount the armor on the HMR Elint Seeker, everything fits except for the chest piece due to the larger canopy armor/heatshield.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Oooops, typo. I meant 31S in Focker color scheme, the supers would be Messers.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    I agree, 31C is still my favorite, but the 31F is a close 2nd. I am imagining the 31S in Focker colors. Its always Christmas when a toy arrives! Can't wait for the Armored Parts and Super Parts (I am pretty sure they'll release Supers they were in the show and Bandai wants to drain out wallets. ) @no3Ljm *insert gif here* @TCracker good to see you are still around MWF! Thank you, I appreciate it and I am looking forward to your photos. @Shukenzero I am honored, thank you. I try my best, always trying to make it the shots a little better than before. Subtle changes and some experimentation, I am looking to change things up a bit, but thats for later.
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    An army of VF-1A CFs with Roy in charge with the VF-1J; Hikaru, Max and Milia all in Thunder Hammer armor and Destroid bringing the support fire. EPIC!!!
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