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  1. Bandai DX VF-31

    Head’s up: VF-31S is available in MyKombini for MSRP.
  2. Bandai DX VF-31

    How easy is it to get a 31S later?
  3. Bandai DX VF-31

    Good luck with the Laevatein PO as well! Hopefully HLJ updates tomorrow.
  4. Bandai DX VF-31

    I have the 2014 MB Laevatein if you are interested. I will try the plugin. Thanks again!
  5. Bandai DX VF-31

    Thanks for the heads up! Shame figinstock is now gone. Are there any other site that I can sign up for alerts?
  6. Bandai DX VF-31

    I thought the PO was today, silly me. The PO madness didn't seem that from last night didn't seem that bad either. Looks like Nin-Nin-Game still does PO, but it sounds like a place I should stay away from. Any chance some major retailers would take in orders again later?
  7. Bandai DX VF-31

    Wow! How the heck did Amiami got the 4500Y shipping fee from?
  8. Bandai DX VF-31

    Set those figinstock notifications quick for odd PO's!
  9. Bandai DX VF-31

    Thanks! That sounds about right. It would be 50$ for the original shipping, 50$ for customs, and then if I were to get a replacement from NY, it would be an additional 6000JPY + shipping of 4000JPY. It would up real quick! Thanks Yeti! Yes, I always matte coat my valks, because I prefer them looking like model kits. Unfortunately, the flatcoat scratches really easily with the base adapter and super/armor parts. Transformation-wise, it doesn't scratch as much.
  10. Bandai DX VF-31

    Thanks guys! Glad you like it. I glued the seam shut with cyanoacrylate glue, as I figure that thin plastic cement would make too much of a mess. I then sanded it down then repainted the blue strip with Mr. Color Bright Blue with a pinch of white.
  11. Bandai DX VF-31

    I ended up just fixing the defect instead of sending it back to Amiami. I would be losing way too much if I were to send it back, then I would have to play the QC RNG again if I were to order again. I also panel washed the valk with Tamiya Enamels then flatcoated it with Alclad Klear Kote flat. I like to think it turned out better, because the other paint defects got covered by the flatcoat. I also added some NATO black to the VF-25A to break up the color (and to cheat in the panel wash, because that portion does not have any recessed lines to hold the paint, so I just repainted it black to cover it).
  12. Bandai DX VF-31

    Heh I wish that's the case, I have been trying to sell my VF-25S Renewal for 7 months now and no one has picked up on it yet. For a defective item, is the seller mandated to refund the original shipping fees as well? Or will that depend on their policies? Amiami pulled a fast one on me saying that they will only refund the merchandise price because I shipped it with something else (1/48 VF-1 Photoetch parts which weighs next to nothing!).
  13. Bandai DX VF-31

    Thanks, but oh well. Nothing I can do anymore. Maybe I'll just shoot for Messer's valk, but my plan with Hayate+Mirage would go down the drain. Hayate did use Messer's valk, but it just does not feel the same. Maybe Messer+Arad instead?
  14. Bandai DX VF-31

    Yes, they will atleast cover the return shipping fees. For keeping it, well, looking at it just depresses me. I haven't tried transforming it yet, but the nose cone would pry apart whenever it needs to be rotated.
  15. Bandai DX VF-31

    It is pretty hard to get the refund process set-up, now I'm exchanging emails to minimize my losses. I already got axed by customs for 50$, so the sunk costs just keeps on piling up one after another. To be honest, I regret paying for the super parts early. I should have placed the order after I got the valk, but oh well.