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About frankell05

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  1. are artist booths/tables still available if I want to sell art prints?

    The older versions of these are 1/10 right? Toynami or the other brand name
  3. Hi-Metal R

    amazing!!! lawson stores rock. prepackaged pancakes... Oh how I miss you lawson.
  4. Arcadia 1/60 VF-0S/A Reactive Armor

    I don't get it. Wasn't he previous release of this a version that was ready to be put in to the valk? and this is a kit that you have to assemble and paint, but they are the same price??
  5. Hunting for a Yamato Perf Trans 1/60 VF-11C

    there was somebody very recently selling one on the trades and sale thread. no box but for a very decent price
  6. yf-19 illustration

    not bad actually, I really haven't seen any baddass illustration of the vf-4 in battroid. I will definitely give it a try and post the preliminary sketches here and get soem opinions. arigato
  7. yf-19 illustration

    Thanks! There is something about the yellow filter that gets my attention , but I'm gonna stick to the other one then. Thanks for sharing your opinion! any other particular valk you would want to see done up like this?
  8. yf-19 illustration

    here is a small update, sharpened some edges and began adding the background. Once i get to the final stages i will have to make this pop a lot more. been trying to learn about dramatic lighting and stuff likes that.
  9. yf-19 illustration

    im done with this, any preference for final colors? the more yellow one or the other?
  10. This was bound to happen...gray market VF's?

    One last thing, once something is completely out of print with no hope, kos filling that gap for ridiculously overpriced aftermarket prices seems to me like the only ethically reasonable argument or subject worth debating about kos to me.
  11. This was bound to happen...gray market VF's?

    I generally disagree with kos, but I agree with many opinions in here for both sides . Regardless at the end there is one thing that discourages me from kos in general. You can always say this company did this and that, but remember that most macros stuff comes from a few creators that made this. In some cases like Disney (which I dislike) the corporation owns everything, but in other cases like with shoji kawamori , we have a more direct relationship with the creator of things we like. What we are doing here is really following a designer and his creations. We eagerly wait to see what the next design is and pre order the crap out of it. It may be a company that manufactures the toy, but most of these designs come from this guys head, (I'm sure with some help from Other designers). At the end of the day if companies that have licenses have issues with selling their products , they may loose Interest, but the creators of the stuff we like get shafted as well. Why should kawamori bother to design stuff for his fans , if they are just gonna buy kos that don't compensate him for his work? For me, it's the fact that when you bootleg from creator Owned properties , it discourages the creators from putting all the hard work into making the things they love. As for big companies , I gene really dislike business practices that take advantage of low wage labor , but that's a subject I think should be address by international regulation, not crappy capitalism, where the usually the smaller business loose . It shouldn't be the consumers responsability alone to protect creators .
  12. This was bound to happen...gray market VF's?

    The issue is that the bootlegs will have the adverse reaction of causing the originals to go up in price, if the original manufacturer has to now deal with losing business to bootlegers. I use to not care about bootleg stuff, until i realized amazon and ebay have become a mayor detriment to medium business catering to collectors and smaller groups in general. to the big companies it may not brake them, but to to other companies , it can cause major damage. I have opted to buy from reputable sources, including movies , books , etc,just cause because I want them to still make stuff. same for book stores and comic stores. (even though though the stuff is more expensive, amazon doesn't allow you to brows through a book the way you can in a real bookstore, or talk to real people) Its tempting to get stuff at cheaper prices, but in the end the quality will probably be crap anyways.
  13. Arcadia 1/60 SV-51 Ivanov

    I have been waiting for this for ages. when i finally got the yamato one, i watched my $300 literally dissolve and crumble in my hands a week after I got it. What a piece of crap. I can already feel in my greedy hands the higher quality plastic of this toy. yies , yies yiiiiiiiessssssss. Good job Arcadia
  14. Wip vf-1j

  15. Wip vf-1j

    Alright, I'm done