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About wm cheng

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    SMS Squadron Leader
  • Birthday 07/12/1969

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    Toronto, Canada
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    All things Macross - especially the mecha. All things Sci-Fi Aircraft modelling Movies

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  1. Legos, anyone?

    The video does look tempting, looks better from all the views than the box shot. I wasn't originally interested until I saw this video. It's hard for me, since I have the original UCS and the extra length in the older UCS engines didn't bother me so much, but I would have to take it down to display the new one as I have no space. I do like the smoother underside of the front head piece. Argh... my wallet doesn't thank you technoblue!
  2. STAR WARS Merchandise Episode - 2

    YESSS!!! I never thought of that. THAT would be the reason to buy those tiny models. Get Bandai on that right away Chris!
  3. STAR WARS Merchandise Episode - 2

    Great! Now where's that big Star Destroyer they teased us with so long ago? Enough with these tiny micro-machine kits, I don't need another bbroken golf ball, give me a decent sized SD!!!
  4. 1/48+fp's, 1/60+fp's, 1/72, 1/2k, 1/3k,1/100 and now 1/144

    Ah thanks Lolicon, that's why... I'm usually pretty light on my weather (hate to over do it) so I get it just right or a bit under then clear coat it and it disappears - argh. I'll try to over do it next time and see if that helps. I end up dry-brushing it with white paint now to get it to show, but it doesn't offer the fine control and shading the Tamiya powders offers.
  5. 1/48+fp's, 1/60+fp's, 1/72, 1/2k, 1/3k,1/100 and now 1/144

    I found that when I clear coated, the Tamiya white powder disappeared - let me know if you find the same thing?
  6. 1/48+fp's, 1/60+fp's, 1/72, 1/2k, 1/3k,1/100 and now 1/144

    Looks great Lolicon! Where did you get the decals for the fast packs? Are they Hasegawa 1/72 scale ones?
  7. Bandai DX VF-31

    Nippon-Yasan Received: wm cheng, Not Yet: no3Ljm, Funny, I have noticed that while the N-Y prices are a few thousand yens cheaper generally, the shipping is a few thousand yens more expensive. I like N-Y since they generally under-declare their shipments and it gets through without Customs & Duties in Canada most of the time - so that's a good savings of $50-$60 for me generally. I just got the GX-77 Gypsy Danger from N-Y, while they were Y3,000 cheaper than HLJ, their EMS shipping was Y6,600 when HLJ EMS was Y4,500. When I actually received my package, it said Y4,500 on the shipping bill. Is there a case to ask them for the shipping difference? I can see over estimating $5-$10, but over $20 seems like just profit taking.
  8. Yamato 2202

    Woohoo!! Great news, I've been meaning to get my little girl to watch this, but she can't read the subtitles fast enough and gets frustrated. I would like to have a chance to admire the artwork on screen more myself!
  9. Bandai DX VF-31

    Some great news... I got mine from N-Y in Canada. I'd pre-ordered from N-Y Oct 6th (9am EST) and it took 2wks via EMS (unusually long delivery via EMS) but I got it and its beautiful. I initially submitted a polite question a week after Mar 24 release date and got a canned response. But in the end I did get it, so all I can say is try to have patience - they might still deliver. I hope all of you get yours. I can't wait to lightly weather and panel line this baby! (after I stop zooming around the house!)
  10. Bandai DX VF-31

    Nope, I'm only Rank 1 and it was shipped out Apr 02, but still stuck in slow Canadian mail system, left Japan Apr 03 and arrived in Canada Apr 06 and its been just sitting there - argh! 1. 10-06-17 2. 1 3. EMS
  11. 1/48+fp's, 1/60+fp's, 1/72, 1/2k, 1/3k,1/100 and now 1/144

    Close, its a mixture of Alclad Steel with Alclad Jet Exhaust. I did some Flory clay panel washes of varying greys to black and used a mechanical pencil to draw in the really light panel lines that were too shallow to hold the wash. I then smudged the panels like a post shading with a pencil shader/smudge stick with some ground graphite (leftovers from the mechanical pencil sharpener). Its easier to control than the airbrush. There's some light white dry brushing on the darker fast packs but it was too subtle to pick up on the camera, it looked better in person. Thanks for all the kudos! Spent way too long cleaning up my workbench to just get to work - argh.
  12. 1/48+fp's, 1/60+fp's, 1/72, 1/2k, 1/3k,1/100 and now 1/144

    Thanks KB. I wish I could get to it more, but having less and less free time nowadays. Haven't done much lately other than just panel line the Macross Delta toys - they're pretty good with just a light panel wash. It's the naked Arcadia toys that needs the work and decals.
  13. 1/48+fp's, 1/60+fp's, 1/72, 1/2k, 1/3k,1/100 and now 1/144

    Hi all, After a few months, I finally got a chance to finish up decaling/penciling/weathering/clearcoats my recent VF-1S aquired from #recon (thank so much!) to make my own "Premium Version" You can see it next to my original Yamato version with the rainbow canopy, its so much brighter and makes my older Valk looked yellowed even though it isn't I tried to tone down the brightness/pink with a more heavy shading with smudging mechanical pencil shavings to "grey" up the white a bit and it worked for the most part. Piecing together white data stenciling was the hardest part and set me back weeks trying to get the right thing, in the end, I just scrounged around my spare decals to find what I could even though the actual fastpack armament numbers aren't exactly right (and I was too cheap to buy a 1/72 Hasegawa VF-1S Strike kit just for its decals) - so much for accuracy! At least its finally done! You can see the pink tinge on the big missiles as I hadn't touched those with the pencil shading.
  14. Bandai DX VF-31

    Is it me or does it look like the canopy is actually tinted yellow and not that crappy silver metallic paint?!?!? Just got shipping notice for Canada!!! Woohoo. Nice panel lining there too Lolicon!
  15. Bandai DX VF-31

    Well, Canada reporting in... I got a "Preparation in progress" e-mail - have my fingers crossed!