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  1. As a reader of the manga that's been waiting for a propper adaptation for over a decade I'm largely dissapointed by what we got; they tried to cover an entire 120 chapter manga in 12 episodes and while they hit most of the highlights it just felt super bland compared to the manga. Trying to be objective I'd probably rate the anime as being rather good but knowing how much potential they wasted just really sours it as an adaptation.
  2. Had a bit of a bigger bounce a bit later when the ruptured Methane tank caught; still a phenominaly successful test. Looking forward to them getting a functional landing gear system in place and seeing them intentionaly get vehicles airborne multiple times.
  3. Lightning Striker Pack arrived today; I can't say I like how it looks on the Strike but I put it on my Blue Frame and it fits much better and even does away with the huge gap every other pack has when used with either of the Astrays. I wasn't able to get it to peg in securely but the chest piece holds it on well enough. Also after taking the Lightnig Pack off of it I played around with my Strike setup and managed to find a way to rig up a Perfect Strike . It looks pretty good from the right angle but unfortunately as soon as you get away from head on the bastardized
  4. Okay; covid threw me a series of curveballs but I'm back to a situation where I can move forward with this. 2nd donor Quant arrived today and I could get everything except the armature swapped easily and do a mockup of the final results. I'd say the twins are looking pretty good so far. Now to get access to decent CAD software in a way that won't get me fired so I can finish up the brackets. Probably going to cave and buy a personal Solid Works license but that's some serious money; better than Inventor's subscription only model that'd end up costing more after a couple
  5. My Sword Striker arrived and I have to assume Bandai is deliberately designing these to be incompatible in anticipation of offering a Perfect Strike set. Even with the bastardized adapter I made to get the Aile and Launcher on at the same time there's no way to add in the sword module without owning at least two copies of it due to the way it attaches. Hopefully it comes up soon and isn't too limited a release.
  6. That's disgusting on several levels; just imagine trying to work on a computer where the normal dust infiltration is turned to cement by chicken grease.
  7. It's got flaps for attitude control but it has nowhere near enough lifting surface to glide just fall slowly; they're also designing it to be landable on Mars with a variant without flaps and only vacuum optimized engines for the moon or other locations with negligible atmosphere both of which need propulsive landing for anything this size. Trying to get a 12 story building gliding in Mars' atmosphere would take far more wing area than is practical and aerodynamically landing with the moon's "atmosphere" is a complete non-starter.
  8. I've seen a lot of people taking the engines not being able to arrest decent as a failure; it's really not. From someone that's followed space technology for decades and has worked in the industry for the past 7 years that was probaby the biggest leap in rocket technology proven by a single test vehicle since the 50's; and they nailed everything but the landing on the first try. Getting the issues with the header tank pressure solved and landing is fairly easy compared to the stuff they pulled off yesterday. Congrats to Space X on a damn near flawless test. Once they get that bird ru
  9. Aren't the Morgan and Raven already large for fighters? A typical modern fighter wingspan is ~10-13m so those look about right to be the same scale if the Raven's wingspan is ~13-15m.
  10. Turns out I was somewhat wrong on the Perfect Strike provided you only plan to display it from the front. You can daisy chain the Striker>Astray and Astray>Striker adapters if you modify them a bit and add 4 peg holes to the setup. Looks about as bad as either of the Astray Striker packs from the side though.
  11. Astray Blue frame and one of my Luancher Striker packs came in today; not enough time to realy do much with them but I oppened the Launcher to check it out. Unfortunately I can confirm that there isn't any way to connect the cannon with the Aile Striker attached so a Perfect Strike is impossible unless; the standalone Aile Striker pack has some extra holes, Bandai releases a full Perfect Striker set with modified parts, you mount the armature for the cannon in place of one of the lower engines on the Aile Striker, or you drill a peg hole in the Launcher Striker shoulder unit to mount the
  12. Awesome; tracking number was recognized there, thanks. History looks a bit odd with it departing and arriving to the same facility a 4 times for a week and a half but looks to be in progress now; i suppose that would partially explain the extended shipping time if not the actual cause.
  13. Anyone have anything shipped from Anime Export recently? I had a preorder that was set for EMS that they upgraded to a "private courier service" and shipped a few weeks ago but I can't get the tracking number to work with anything and I haven't heard anything on the ticket I submitted last. Granted I put the ticket in late Friday so I'm not terribly concerned yet but was curious if anyone might have had the same situation and know where to track the package. The tracking number's prefix is ECANI if anyone recognizes that.
  14. I'd advise sticking with it if you can. It's definately much weaker than the first seasons but the payoff in the last couple episodes is quite good; unfortunately I can't say it gets much better until then so you've still ~5 weak episodes till it picks up.
  15. I think White Rabbit and possibly Buyee may do that. They're both primarily proxy buying services but I think I remember them doing reshipping/consolidation as well.
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