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Zinjo

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  1. This is MY VF-4 holy grail. I would love a 1/72 Gerwalk conversion kit of this. One of the most underrated designs IMHO. I still wish it would have been seen in the Mars Base episodes.
  2. You know, I like 'em. Definitely a different take on the usual Valk toons. Nice work!
  3. OK guys who can make amazing looking kits are magicians to me, but when you add lights too? That's shamanism man! Can't wait to see the finished result!
  4. Yeah, instead of spending tons of cash on a series, revitalize the universe with some OVA spin offs and side stories that are outside the "formula". Yes Mac Zero was more flash than substance, but it gave us something new, a look into a Post crash, pre Zentradi Earth. I'd love to see more of that as well as stories during different eras dealing with different things. At this point the only thing like it are the video games and even they are becoming derivative and often focused on fan service rather than exploring the Macross universe. Seriously, finding funding for such a set of OVA's would not be that hard. Recycle existing valkyries, maybe add one or two new ones. The sponsors repaint their existing toy lines, maybe add some new accessories featured in the shows and voila, ROI with little new investment in engineering and molds. Hasegawa was great for this once upon a time. Instead we've been fed the spiritual successor to Mac7, all music with a weak plot. Mac 7 was a huge success for its time and that was primarily because of the music, Delta is following the same trend line. Though I will admit, I prefer the Mecha designs for Delta much more than I do Mac 7.
  5. I would enjoy and R rated version of Mac 7 with truly terrifying Protodevlin. THAT would be cool! Though, such a production would only be produced as an OVA. TV execs wouldn't put such a mature themed show on the air with "Macrsoss" in the title. With the current trend of spin off movies and made for streaming series, here' s hoping Macross gets on board with some of that.
  6. You and me both brother! The First was a fresh take on the original Macross story and made efforts to harmonize the cannon productions including DYRL. I particularly liked the insertion that Max was a destroid pilot before joining the fighter jockey ranks.
  7. Sketchley we all find it interesting. We are just too busy reading it to express our appreciation for it. Trust me, we'd all lament if it suddenly disappeared.
  8. The thing about legends is they are enigmatic and that is what makes them powerful. Try to explain it and it loses it power. I have no issues with tossing out hints or clues to what happened to the Megaroad, but always stop short of telling the whole story. Lady M being on the Megaroad, to me was a mcguffin, it was something tossed out there to suprise fans and povoke speculation, nothing more. The fact that she was never revealed or even further expounded on tells me it was a gimmick. The best pop culture reference to neutering a mythos is the SW prequels where Lucas reduced the enigma of the force to little bugs that could be quantifiably measured with a scanner. It took the sequel trilogy under new management to begin to rebuild that enigma. So some things DON'T need to be seen and a series or OVA about the fate of the Megaroad is one of them.
  9. Personally the fact that the Windy's were allowed to take the SB battleship home is still an open threat. It has tech that only one corporation understands and remains an open question as to what else is still in that ship that the NUN Alliance needs to know about to defend the member worlds. It's similar to a country like North Korea having discovered a new weapon and letting them keep it after they attacked South Korea and Japan.
  10. I've said it before and I'll say it again, a 1 season series stretched into 2 for the sole purpose of selling soundtracks. 'nuff said. We got Dyson in a VF-19 Plus in the MF2 movie and outside of the fan service, it had little impact... Though him still flying a VF-19 was very disappointing for me. This is a guy who loved to fly the latest and greatest and he is still in a VF-19?? It would have been cool to see him arrive in a YF-29 painted in the YF-19 color scheme, THAT would have turned heads. He would be instantly recognizable too.
  11. This is where I think Delta did well. The got rid of the Sound Units and measured "Resonance" levels. Granted they tied it so fold resonance, which in itself is rather ambiguous.
  12. The PC draw from the Ancient Astronuat theory and a series or movie fleshing out their activities could be made, so long as it is done right. With Prequels currently in vogue, it is a dangerous thing to give away TOO much about them without neutering their affect on the mythos (mitichlorians anyone?). Getting some revealing tidbits about them to ADD to the mythos would be fun. It has been done well before. Doing a full blowing "The Detailed History of the Protoculture in 12 Leather Bound Volumes" just hobbles future creativity and is simply not necessary.
  13. Well you are seeing more and more dubs on streaming services like Netflix, so the costs of producing physical content is reduced. They can also gauge if a title is worth producing discs for by the popularity of the streaming.
  14. Makes perfect sense, since Blanc is French for "white", implying a French heritage. So in France, he'd be known as Michel Blanc (Michael White in English) I've argued that his name was Michael all along on these boards and "some" just can't get past the Japanese limited ability to pronunce Western names. Ererika (or however fans wrote it) is clearly pronounced Eureka in the Eureka 7 series, but fans and dubbers pathetically tried to emulate how the Japanese actors tried to pronounce it. Only one Japanese actress ever pronounced it correctly.
  15. The best comparison is Mac Delta to Mac7. The sad part is, apart from the animation quality, Mac 7 is better, warts and all (can't believe I just wrote that, I think I need a drink!). I am cautiously hopeful the movie will be a better telling of the story.
  16. If it does, that will make it worth buying on BD
  17. Hi Team, The old format made it relatively easy to change your account avatar, but I don't see that functionality in this site build. How does one do that now?
  18. That won't happen until HG licenses expire, which is not soon enough. I can't see them wanting to shell out for a renewal since their RT movie is in perpetual limbo and their product sales of the original series are dwindling. Then we don't know how the new TPP that Canada has joined will affect their trademarks in that part of North America yet. I'm sure the deal, if ratified, has provisions for repatriating Japanese IP rights, but we'll see.
  19. Sounds like wishful thinking to me. Yeah, if they are going to revisit anything re-animate SDF Macross. They can re-use most of the original cast dialog and clean up the story a bit. That way they would "own" almost the whole franchise outright. HG can have the old anime and we could get spanky new cg to enjoy.
  20. Macross has never disappointed in mecha design, story telling, however has had some issues lately...
  21. Just a tip. When posting elements for these dioramas, it is best to post the highest resolution you can find. It is easier to down-res an image in PS than it is to up-res one. Down-resing keeps the details of the hires image, while at a certain point up-resing an image creates jagged edges and unwanted artifacts.
  22. Very Nice! Look forward to seeing more of your work.
  23. Well put. Also keep in mind that the Federal Forces have a big swath of galaxy to patrol by this time and unlike the PC who had millions of ships at their disposal, have to commit their comparatively limited resources to areas they feel need their direct intervention most. Being reliant on PMC's can also limit how much real information is being sent to high command. Hence the deployment of a task force of destroyers and frigates with no additional Macross type carriers or warships to confront a PC era capital ship with exotic weaponry. As for the Delta series, I had an open mind, wasn't too keen on the M7 premise, but gave it a chance. With the exception of several golden moments, the series was really quite poor in terms of story. They had an idea and a few great plot points and then tried to build a 25 episode series around that. It didn't help that the sponsors took the plan of a 1 season show with movie and stretched it to two seasons. This created a similar situation that M7 suffered. More episodes than story and the filler became pointless and distracting to the drama of the core. I suspect I would have enjoyed Delta more had the original plan been adhered to, just like I believe I would enjoy M7 at all, if that series were only 25 episodes long.
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