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  1. Bandai DX VF-31

    I just won me a vf-31A of YJP for a cool 37800 yen since I got tired of constantly refreshing my order status at NY. In other words, it looks like the price is starting to stabilize from the craziness of a month ago: have hope my friends! If NY actually does come through with my PO, I'll be more than happy to have a pair. Yeesh. Time to start selling off other bits of my collection or a kidney to make rent!
  2. Bandai DX VF-31

    Was it a mysterious no-account update shipping, or did they e-mail you in April? (I'm still waiting and hoping for my PO)
  3. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Apologies if this has been mentioned before, as I don't seem to see it in the thread discussion, but do we know if this has the snazzy ratcheted joint upgrades? Also, if you're trying to offload a 19 advance, please DM me
  4. BANDAI DX YF-19!!

    Hi there, I'm kind of a newbie in terms of PO madness (only ever did it for the 31J). Does this mean I should be up at 3am EDT on Saturday, technically? My memories from the last time I did PO madness are fuzzy
  5. Bandai DX VF-31

    Now I'm kind of sad I didn't take advantage of 10% off rakuten coupon... though the cost shipped to my door would probably still have been about $460 One silver lining: hopefully this sends a message to bandai that lo-viz schemes sell like crazy and maybe we can get some more military-looking valks. For now I'll just bust out the vf-25s, Vf-4G and VF-0A to satisfy my cravings for gray.
  6. Bandai DX VF-31

    Sorry, I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do to add myself to this list, but I am: Nippon-Yasan Not Yet: DUR
  7. Bandai DX VF-31

    I ordered 10/7 from NY, still waiting. I sent a polite and truthful concern email because I'll be moving in the summer and so would prefer to know when to expect shipment, but I just got a "soon" response. I'm kicking myself for not jumping on the other open vendors when I had the chance: this is probably my favorite valk design so far outside of the VF-0A. I'm getting more and more tempted to repaint the 31J kai I just got in lo-viz.... hmmm...
  8. Hi-Metal R

    Anyone know how old this image is? I just thought it was interesting to see that this prototype has the gun underneath whereas we haven't seen this recently.
  9. Hi-Metal R

    Does anyone know where the gunpod goes in non-SAP fighter mode? I'm personallly just wondering how much parts-swapping this will have. I really love the HMR vf-1 except for how many pieces need to get switched out for battroid!
  10. Hi folks, just wanted to see if I could get a little help with the VF-25G renewal gerwalk support/sniper rifle holder. I have come into the possession of a spare sniper rifle, and I have a VF-25A ready to convert into a sniper, but I didn't realize that the fighter mode holder is dependent on a part unique to the 25G. Anyone out there able to lend a helping hand with a close up picture/3D model?
  11. This is the first Macross series I've actually tried to watch: I've otherwise just been a valk junkie. I wouldn't mind if a movie came out if it meant armor parts/"something something pack" that looked better than the ugly VF-31 super packs. Knowing how the series is going though, it'll probably be a lolimaid costume for battroid mode.
  12. Hi, I managed to score a discounted armor set, but it was discount because it's missing the replacement plates that the shoulder missiles mount to. From my eyeball examination, it looks similar enough to the VF super mount, but does anyone own both and would be willing to confirm for me? Is that ball socket exactly the same? If they're the same, I'm going to try to 3D print or resin cast off of my super parts. If not... I suppose I could always design my own way of mounting...
  13. Hi, I'm hoping to try to make a heatshield that can stick onto the clear canopy rather than having a parts swap (i'll figure out how to hide it in the fighter later!) I was about to start sanding/cutting/milling away at my heat shield, but then I thought, I'm sure there's a way to do this with a two part mold so that I can get a perfectly conforming heatshield rather than me trying to guess! Does anyone have any advice on how I would go about this project? I'm thinking if I make a mold of the heat shield and then use the clear canopy as the other side of the resin mold, I'd be able to make a heatshield just right.
  14. A little too ambitious???

    Hi Jason, I'm a mechanical engineer who works with injection molded parts. If there is enough demand, may I suggest trying proto-mold? 3D printing is a great technology, but as soon as you hit 10+ samples doing a low-run an aluminum mold or RIM mold might be more efficient (not to mention a heck of a lot stronger!!!!) Feel free to PM me if you have more questions: this is an awesome project and I'd love to help in any way I can!
  15. Bandai DX VF-31

    Many thanks to the open-hearted MW'ers here who were willing to post the information: I managed to secure a preorder at HLJ for my very first non-secondary market Macross purchase: feels kinda good, but kinda sad too since not all of us got one I used my iphone at HLJ and while it took a long time, I didn't get any load errors or anything (maybe there's a more forgiving timeout on the phone?)- by the time I checked out 15 minutes had passed! It's still in my orders bucket as of today (crossing fingers).
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