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About davidwhangchoi

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  1. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    yeah same here. sorry guys, can't find any arcadia vf-1 in my immediate pile at work and been coming home late to dig any valks out of storage. everything out currently have been CRT's, supergun for retro arcade boards.
  2. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    gotcha, thanks on the 1/48s i was wrong with hard point argument. i'll totally own that one. i was being a total ass. i'll put up some pics of whatever arcadia i can find in storage. hopefully a 1st run. i'm glad for safe shoulders too =) ok be back very late tonight.
  3. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    honestly, i heard the same reasoning when a few people reporting the arcadia vf-0A/D legs falling off. people said it is not widespread blah blah blah. and you cant take such a small sample size and it's too early to make that judgement. guess what? Mr. K aknowledged only when a few that actually used to be on MW spoke up and he changed the design flaw for the next release. so no fewer than 3 people spoke up. so what now? my point is it is not drawing the wrong conclusion if you are an owner of the valk and has posted issues on this thread. more than one on this thread are exhibiting the same problems. as that is a sign that it is happening more frequently. and certain not ridiculous. for those that don't own the valk, and do not take pics or cannot observe the changes of design the hard points, it's a bunch of hot air to just following along and agree on an argument no matter how sound it is. not that i'm saying that is you as you may have both Max and Miria. but look back at the Arcadia vf-0 tread and you will see the same defense you just gave. not to say you and the others don't have the right to an opinion. but in the case of the vf-0 many people defending it was too quick to make a judgement based on few people were wrong. the more constuctive posts were people opening up the hip ball joint and seeing the exact design flaw. i'm looking at posts here of owners. sorry if i got caught up with another poster, but i starter off by saying due to the mold degradtion it was retooled. that is a fact pointed by Mr. K arcadia not speculation. then we got a report of broken hardpoint. which i thought maybe a manufacturing error. once posts came in about stress marks on more than one and broken hard points on a few. then the facts came out that the hard points look different. that's when i said it's due to the mold degrading to which i read a crap post response that a poster always does occasionally that didn't add to the conversation. so i went off saying give me some proof. though my hard point argument was totally destroyed by Mcfly50. i appreciated his post because he shared first hand user experience of 5 vf-1 hard points breaking off to my shame. but at least his posts talked of personal user experience. anyhow i'll be back with pics if i can find my first run arcadias and see if the hard points are different.
  4. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Froy, i'll try to find my arcadia roy. i need to dig it out and if i do will take pics later. Froy, thank you for comparing Max and Miria hard points. much better seeing your user pics. very helpful
  5. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    fair point. most of the guys on here may be new and may have not been around back in the yamato days or do not have rare valks. but yes, i'm going to use specifically comparing Max and Miria bc that is this thread is about them, fair or not fair. i own them and many others have including you. and there were threads back in the days on max and miria. im probably talking to an empty lot bc most of the old timers left and moved on from Macross World and i only see mostly new users active with low post count. so no one recent can compare.... but you were on at the time and can't point it out bc there was no posts on those old threads of stress marks. most of the owner are no longer on here posting but there are threads on it and the only real issue were the white paint scraping off easy. the reason i was specifically responding to you. having owned it yourself, i kept asking for evidence. did you had issue with yours max and miria personally with stress marks? did you ever see this issue back in the days on the old threads? you have a site that reviews a recent arcadia vf-1 paint coming off a premium finish valk. so im pretty sure you would've mentioned it. how about other dark color valks or the 1/48 max and mirias? i never heard of even one issue or the color being this sensitive to stress marks. it's happening with arcadia max and was reported on here by several users. but my argument on hard points is silly, i agree. but make no mistake about it the mold is degrading and contributing to the hard point issue. sorry if you can't see it. honestly, i think you don't want to admit to clear evidence. thanks mcfly50, good to see an long time face. 5 valks having issues proves me wrong. sorry to hear that happened. i haven't had many issues myself but only the first release roy vf-1s which i manhandled had a hard point come off and a foot pop off a angel bird. in terms of tampo print arcadia yamato, yeah, bandai is just killing arcadia. i have doubles of each PF finish on order but costs are kinda high. i may stop getting doubles at this point.
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    damn i though it was the anniversary issue
  7. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    ok i'm back from break. no receipts? your reply is not presenting evidence and just saying the same thing as me. lol ok i guess we're even. i followed the yamato max and miria threads and no. hard points popping off and stress marks were not an issue. virgin road which is similar color, nothing. how about the 1/48's Max and Miria? any stress mark complaints on the hard points? well, i guess arcadia must have human element with these stress marks.
  8. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    and i disagree. having may valks sorry but i know where new issues crop up or not. sorry if that's an opinion you can't accept. you seem to ignore the other posts that talk about arcadia having shittier QA than yamato. let's back this up with receipts. show me the posts of Yamato Max and Miria having these issues? i'd like to see the hard points in particular of Max and Miria and the stress marks. @jenius ok i gotta go to work and won't be back online till monday. so i'll respond then but regardless, i always respect your reviews but strongly disagree with your posts and go back and forth with you, this has been going on for years, so what's new. alright peace, till we debate later. @technoblue my banter is usually with Jenius, let's not argue. laters.
  9. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    the vf-1 mold is getting old pure and simple. it is NOT favoring the NAME Yamato over Acadia. it's the same freakin mold for crying out loud. and i've been buying all the Macross releases regardless of name or company. it is referring to having earlier releases while the mold was not so used up. that happened to be when it was under yamato's name so yes i prefer when it the mold was not used up. @mickyg posted the hardpoints are due to improper assembly and not due to mold degradation. while that is possible i disagreed. bc he admitted he doesn't own Arcadia Max or Yamato Max but was speaking of his early release V2 hard points falling off. those assembly issues was corrected in later releases. While it's possible Arcadia may have misassembled it as mickyg believes, i pointed out it's also possible that it's bc of the mold retooling that the hard points look different and are popping off. it's possible it's still an assembly issue but that leads to another issue with Arcadia, i can understand if this was an early release mold having issues crop up such as knurled pins causing shoulder cracks, rainbow canopy flakes, hard points falling off. which were eventually addressed in subsequent releases and corrected. what people need to realize is this mold has been out for freakin almost a decade. all the issues that were resolved that are cropping up are unacceptable. so there's two possible reasons or a combination of both: 1. Aradia is shittier in manufacturing and QA testing than yamato bc there is no excuse for these issues cropping up with a release this old. 2. OR if that is not the case and Arcadia has the same QA as Yamato, then the issues popping up are due to the mold degrading and due to being retooled "new" issues are popping up. this is the same things happening to several old G1 molds that were retooled creating new issues. i mentioned the same issues with G1 reissues in my earlier post for this reason. take a look at TFW2005, one of the main issues people have with the reissues vs. originals is the mold is too old causing loose joints and problems. Takara had to retool them to try and save the mold. IT'S NOT THE REISSUE NAME It is under that is the issue but the AGE of the mold. so when members say they prefer the hasbro 84 brand over the encore line. it's not the name brand they are refering to but the mold quality. and some retooled reissues had corrected some problems of the original mold but overall ppl prefer orginals over reissues. does that mean the earlier releases in new condition are better? YES does that mean the name Yamato make it superior? NO Yamato's are better than Arcadia's because they were earlier aside from the early production errors that were corrected later on. but i do agree under yamato the mold got older, i remember Gakken complaining about a few late yamato releases having some minor issues so the mold was starting to show signs of aging. now that time has gone by under Arcadia, the mold is definitely degrading further.
  10. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    i don't know if Mr. K tweaked the hard points specifically but mentioned the joints were tightened due to the aging mold. now it's possible that the hard points were tweaked purposely and if so it may been on the list of tweaks to keep the mold updated. it's possible due to the way the wings are assembled together mold degradation may not be the issue directly. now that might be the case, but you can't totally discount the fact that tweaks were made due to mold degradation and that the hard points are popping off these arcadias. i don't mean to purposely disagree but possible hardpoint changes may be tweaked related to Mr. K address the mold degradation. anyways, i'm off to bed and see you guys tomorrow.
  11. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    yamato are superior because the mold did not degrade. i'm not saying yamato didn't have issues. i would prefer instead of saying blanket preferences blah blah blah statements that the posts are carefully read. i was speaking about specifically the hardpoints and stress marks on the arcadias. yamato did not have these issues. the posts digressed to rainbow canopy which i responded as well. this is the max and miria arcadia thread. the reason perhaps there are issues is the mold is degrading. and arcadia HAS tinkered with it bc of it. now being glad i brought earlier yamato releases does not say anything but that. the mold degradation issue, hard points and stress marks. and FYI i have all arcadia releases on pre-order and brought every new release so is that blindly favoring yamato bc i brought all Arcadia releases and have an opinion?
  12. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    none on mine at the moment. i think out of my entire collection of vf-1's i had 2 crinkled rainbow tints which going into buying i was aware of the "widespread issue" on specific valks in particular. 2 or 3 specific releases. the virgin road, roy weathering. and vf-1a hikaru. (miria had a ultra thick coating but was ok on mine) aside from the 2 to 3 "known issue" rainbow canopy valks which were later corrected. i've never ever encountered a rainbow flake on later releases for example any low viz roy ever. out of the 5 copies i owned none of them flake. and out of my entire collection of yamato's which i own multiple copies of many. i don't have issues but i know those few releases did have issues. hard points are a different matter. yamato hardpoints coming off are a rare occurrence as much as a vf-1 foot coming off bc it was not glued on properly. (happened to me on one of my mass production vf-1a's)
  13. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    1) wrong. it was not an issue on yamatos. not all vf-1 releases had an issue. i've seen maybe one or two yamato hard points pop off due to non abuse. it was not a common issue or there would've been a thread on it constantly. and yes it was rare. nowhere near what is being commonly reported with arcadia. defining the term " an issue" a problem that is a common occurrence such as: Arcadia 0A legs popping off/canopy scratches due to heat shield pins not being filed down. 171 triangles crumbling. Arcadia hardpoints may have been poorly designed by what is being discussed. the stress marks are an issue that was not shared on the virgin road nor previous Yamato Max and Miria releases. perhaps the type of plastic or quality is different.
  14. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    thanks for the images. seems like the mold degradation is similar to the complaints man had of some of the encore g1 reissues. i'm just glad i grabbed all the yamatos before they went belly up. I really hope this is a fluke and the hard points can be re-corrected. Mr. K mentioned already having to retool the mold slightly to improve joint tightness for this release. prior to release. hopefully they can retool the hard points.
  15. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Arcadia seems much more sloppier with QA. i'm pretty disappointed with all these reports of stress marks and hardpoints that are incorrectly glued. and may even be the shape of the hard points themselves. Go Yamato!