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  1. I haven't fully transformed my Max-1A out of valk-mode, yet, but the narwhal-laser was a bit tight to move on mine.

    I actually thought it might actually broke in two while I was initially moviing it away to get to open the front landing gear.  Had to hold and move it at the thicker bottom end rather than the usual top end I do with my old yammies.

    I felt the long length and the seemingly thinner diameter of the DX 1A narwhal-laser makes it a bit fragile to me than my old yammies (1/48 and 1/60v2s).





  2. 10 minutes ago, Chronocidal said:

    The Hikaru F-14D I have did come with an alternate stand, which isn't bad, but it's specifically designed for an F-14.  Really though, I've never used it.  I believe it's a derivative of another die-cast aircraft company's design, and while it works fine in theory, I do not believe it's the best option for the Calibre F-14s.

    Here's a thumbnail from Jenius's site (I can't seem to find the full-sized picture for some reason), and it illustrates why I don't trust these stands.

    All of Calibre's press photography blatantly photoshops out the fact that these stands clip over the speed brake section of the plane.  For most die-cast F-14s, that's all well and good, but Calibre's design uses an entirely plastic speed brake section that's glued in between the engines.  Maybe I'm overly cautious about structural issues, but the idea of supporting a fairly hefty metal model entirely by a glued-on plastic section doesn't sit well with me.

    The one 1/72 Century Wings F-14 I have also uses a stand that supports the plane with hooks around the speed brake area, but that one has the entire mid-body made of metal, and even then, it supports the plane underneath the belly with another plastic arm.



    those look like JCWings stands:  https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10386438



  3. Welp!

    I now joined the DX Max-1A club...



    Wasn't really planning on getting it since I couldn't get the amz-jp direct pricing and DWC ain't gonna gift me one, but saw a marketplace-seller that was selling it ok enough in total pricing:



    Marketplace-seller was not DWC, i think...


  4. 21 hours ago, sqidd said:

    Is this actually a model? Or is that a translation thing? Does it come out of the box ready to rock/ Is it a better fit/finish than the DMZ-O1?



    It is not a model kit.

    It is ready to go battle out of the box.

    DMZ-03 has nice panel-lining details despite being all-green. It has relatively less detailing compared to DMZ-01, which is very nicely detailed to be kinda weathered and beat-up junkyard dog.


    14 hours ago, sqidd said:

    Where does this one sit on the quality scale? Anymoon is down.



    How do you mean?

    It's a quality high-end collectible.

    However, it's not quite a toy so it can't take the drastic heavy abuse that one can do with the tank-like Yammie 1/12 or even with the original  chunky 1/24 Dual Models /DM Revivals tanks.

    You should take up Jenius' offer for his Turbo Custom DMZ.  Those are almost always the most expensive of the DMZs (item and shipping) to import.

  5. 21 minutes ago, Chronocidal said:

    Yeah, I'm not going to stress if I can't get a pre-order.  Odds are this one will be available without much trouble.


    Maybe it'll get fire-sale'd at CDJ just like that HMR Messer-VF1S quickly did...



  6. 22.4k-yen is tempting, but i dont really want to have orphaned valks since it'll just be way too tough to get the Roy-1S given the currently ridiculously scalped Hikkie-1S.   Already dreading that the Roy-1S will be TWE'ed like the HMR Roy-1S.

    Bandai nickel-n-diming with the missiles and FPs that also already ludicrously scalped does not really instill confidence.

    Wonder if the Kaki-1A will get scalped as well.

    If Bandai even decides to make a Kaki. 

    Possibly as a TWE...



  7. 13 minutes ago, Foblander said:

    What kind of difference were you expecting other than head and color scheme?

    Neither Hacchaka nor Wotafa show the T-Bar stuff which was irritatingly and annoyingly detachable-happy on most of our Hikkie-1J.

    Hacchaka did have this shot;


    Seems like no improvements on it and still saggy when the gunpod is attached.

    There are also some shots in Hacchaka-blog showing misaligned wings that some have had with their Hikkie-1J, but not sure if it's just simple mistransformation since his other shots shows them aligned.

    Hacchaka also have a few new details on the Max-1A that Wotafa just didn't show or pay attention to.

    I'm sure Jenius will review it better when he gets anymoon-review up soon.



  8. I only wish that the scalpers who cleaned out the po-supplies and jacked the pricing up on these DXs to not be able to unload any of it for any profit or without taking tremendous losses.




  9. whoa!

    Peaugh recently reviewed some VOTOMS bots, Acid Rain's B2Five Scopedog and Brutishdog:

    I didn't get 'em since they were rather expensive for SD'ish bots and, honestly, I Like Big Bots And I Cannot Lie!

    However, these new SD'ish 'Dogs are quite very interesting based on Peaugh's review.



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