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  1. Well, if it gets made, you will know you were right.
  2. No one is arguing repaints can't be made... the argument is they wouldn't be made because no one would buy them.
  3. Calibre Wings makes finished die-cast models... they wouldn't be a good fit for super obscure planes that don't have multiple paint variants. Hasegawa or another unfinished plastic model company would be a MUCH better fit for something like that or, more realistically for rare non-transforming Macross vehicles, a craft resin model manufacturer where the production run needs to be in the 10s of units... not 100s.
  4. This was my effort
  5. An intricate shell former... A toy with a lot of hinges and swivels to compensate for different looks between each mode... Like masterpiece Megatron.
  6. Obviously within reason, I think the 21 should absolutely be a panel former. It's already the most shell-former of all Macross Valkyrie designs and there's an in universe excuse for how the proportions shift so much by saying the surface was actually bendy. While yeah, you would hope they'd do it well, I would be okay with the 21 relying on a fair amount of panel forming.
  7. jenius

    1/55's revisited

    Takatoku did NOT provide a separate canopy for the gray 1S toy NOR did they include the black shield with the super gift set white 1S. If you owned both you could mix and match.
  8. jenius

    1/55's revisited

    The Roy (actually Hikaru) 1S by Takatoku does not have a separate canopy, so while you may be able to remove the heat shield, you wouldn't have a clear canopy to replace it with.
  9. jenius

    1/55's revisited

    Yes, see, that's what I'm talking about, all of those releases are Bandai releases and have slide-on heat shields. So have we narrowed it down to there being ONE toy with a screw on heat shield, the Bandai Strike VF-1S Hikaru gift-set? I've never owned that one.
  10. jenius

    1/55's revisited

    I think I need to see some pictures because when I look at Takatoku trays I don't see any extra heat shields or canopies in the Styrofoam. Bandai introduced the slide on heat shield after Takatoku went out of business and I could have sworn that was the first heat shield we got.
  11. jenius

    1/55's revisited

    I'm more confused than ever.... The Takatoku 1/55 toys, mostly, don't have any heat shield at all right? The only one that has a heat shield is the gray Focker release that I can recall (also included in a GBP gift-set). Can you remove that heat shield? If you can, wouldn't you find there is no canopy beneath it? Hard to imagine there's a peg that runs through the canopy to the landing gear bay unless there was a swap out canopy part. I sold all my Takatoku chunkies ages ago and held on to the reissues.
  12. jenius

    1/55's revisited

    So the gray 1S from Takatoku has a normal canopy under the heat shield? Huh. I really thought the 2001 reissues did not require screwing, just pinching a tab at the top... But I haven't handled those in a long time.
  13. jenius

    1/55's revisited

    I'm not looking at the article right now but it sounds like I probably screwed something up. The heat shield was available on the VE-1, VT-1, probably the VF-1A DYRL Hikaru also, and definitely the 'updated' VF-1S TV Super Hikaru that came later... all as slide on parts. I don't know about about a screw on part though. Then the 2002 reissues included a swap-in clip-on heat shield after the VF-1J Hikaru.
  14. Yes, like the hands, the battroid is drawn really beefy with the armor on... Not something that works on a toy that still needs to transform so manufacturers can either ditch the beefy shoulders it give an extra part.
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