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  1. I have the 2 zentran figures molds and his 1/72nd Glaug pod. Both have good sets of molds right now.
  2. I have the patterns and have made new molds for the soldier and for Kajim standing figures. PM me if your interested in one.
  3. Hey Guys, yes the Launch arm is still available. I am casting like a crazy person right now so i can take some time off from casting this winter (and hopefully finish the super armor on the 1/24 valk). PM me if you want a launch arm, i plan on casting until like Thanksgiving time. mike
  4. Its the Capt's, I purchased the pattern from him a few years ago. If anyone needs one of those i have a couple cast up. mike
  5. No total scratchbuild.
  6. Both, my follow up post to this mentioned that i checked Macross Manual, but have no idea where they got their "over 41 meters" for the length I mention in the post that i have no definitive #'s, just doing kind of a fun exercise in trying to figure it out. When i made the pattern for the 1/72nd i used the 1/144 Yellow Sub kit as reference. I wound up with barrels to butt measurement of just over 22 inches. If you take the Macross Manual measurement of 41 meters give or take then 1/72nd should actually be just over 22 inches. I think I measured the Hi Metal at like 15.5 inches with those barrels, so really like 1/104 if your getting super technical by what I figured, Again, just a fun thought exercise more than anything else. The official numbers and the line art don't seem to line up all that precisely anyway.
  7. Oh, i just looked back at Macross Manual, and it says over 41 Meters long. So in 1/72nd it would be about 22.4 inches long, which my kit is from the barrel to the back of the body. The Hi Metal is 15.5 so it looks like its just about 1/104 scale if you want to get very technical and believe the Macross Manual at all.
  8. I am actually getting 1/110. Here is a pic with my 1/72nd scale body. My 72nd scale kit has a body length of 13 inches. The Hi Metal 8.5 inches. When you convert 13 inches in 72nd scale to 8.5 inches it converts to 1/110 scale. I will say that my measurements to get 1/72nd when i was patterning the kit was to double the size of the old 1/144 Yellow sub kit. So who knows if that was right, there is a pic of the leg with a 1/72nd scale valk. And one with a 1/60 valk just for comparison. If my kit was closer to 1/60 then the Hi Metal would be like 1/90 ish.
  9. Just got the Hi Metal and just for fun here is a pic with the 1/72nd. I like some of the stuff they did, their interpretation of it, if i ever do a 1/60 or a 1/48 I would want to take some inspiration from this Hi Metal one for sure. The basis for a lot of my 1/72nd kit was the 1/144 Yellow sub kit, the Hi Metal has some much better defined details that i would love a crack at.
  10. Yes, the buying parts thru Jerry's website was so long ago i used to have the packages sent to my parents house. I was young and poor so the parts went to a more secure location than my apartment. So anyone with 1/55 customs should feel free to post here, even old pics of Jungs stuff that may not be readily available on the web are welcome, or old pics of your own stuff. I was able to recover a bunch of the Jung custom pics using the Wayback machine but feel free to post away. I was not really able to get any of Rosario's pics
  11. Hey Rob, thanks for the comments. It's good to see you back here. I have a handful of those 1J heads you did years ago, I think i got them from Jerry's site if i remember right? I picked up a few 2nd hand but I think the first few i got from Jerry's VF1X site, he sold them i the states right? Either way they are cool and very nostalgic. I plan to do my 3 1J's with them. Please feel free to post anything you want 1/55 in this thread, i would love to see what your up to. thanks mike
  12. Kakizaki gets the first clear cast canopy.
  13. If I remember right it also had to do with Yamato, at the time Graham was talking with them sometimes and they were not happy about MW being a safe haven for recast stuff, both WFest exclusives and other odds and ends. It's crazy to think that well respected members would organize casting runs of Wfest kits, it was just the wild west in some ways. I don't think anyone had any other intention other than to get MW members stuff they wanted, with sites like E2046 and Hobbyfan around I did not really understand that "recasting" was a bad thing until i started to visit other sites like Starshipmodeler or RPF. I was so naive. In the case of 1/55 stuff it seems like for the customs there was really no other choice at the time but to use some cast parts on them. In regard to the 3D printed stuff, I personally think part of the charm of the 1/55 at this point is the "hokiness" or home grown look to some of the mods.
  14. Thanks, with all the other available vf-1's I really wanted these to be an homage to both the original toys and those early customs. It really was in the early days of the 1/60 Yamatos coming out where people were starting to really get creative with the ball joints and stuff. I still do have a deep appreciation for those, however the 1/60's and 1/48's made those modifications obsolete IMO . Not because they are not neat, but because they require an amount of work that seems excessive with those other options available. Over the years, even recent years, i have toyed with those now and again, but have found that if i make a custom too complicated, I tend to not finish it. These are really relatively simple compared to much of the stuff I have done, which makes them easy to finish. I have 1/4 diameter neodymium magnets holding on the leg armor. You need to fill the back leg armor with some apoxy sculpt but it's pretty simple. The arm armor is not Rob or even Chris B, there was another guy here who had the idea years and years ago. I took his idea and expanded on it a little bit adding photoetch parts and some other details. I have a single mold for it so i can cast my own armor. I will not be selling any because it's still based off of standard arm armor, even though it has been modified, and the guidelines for those things here have changed significantly since the early days of customs. I am pretty sure that those rules still apply and I am guessing (hoping) I am OK since these are for my personal builds. I asked EXO years ago and think i am ok on stuff for my personal builds, for example i have a few sets of Super O cast armor, since i had them before the new guidelines i think it's ok to show the custom off as long as i am not selling the armor or the custom itself.