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  1. Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    Mahalo for the link IXTL! OMG SV-262 useless search on HLJ website....
  2. Arcadia Battle 7 Macross 7

    Is the display stand City 7? B)
  3. I like the idea of Mylene joining Delta. A custom pink accented VF-31 would be great with a Gubaba marking on the back.haha. Seriously though, I'm getting a bad feeling about the ruins on Ragna going down into the planet core. They may have to reactivate that Macross city ship soon for an evacuation. Massive planetary destruction hasn't happened yet. Too bad I really like Ragna.
  4. Have the drones been referred to as Maelstrom here? I thought I heard Makina call them that when she called for a recharge. A thought of projecting a hologram over the VF-31s in space for a combat performance would be a weird idea but hey, almost worked for Battle Galaxy...
  5. Toy stores in Japan

    I've always found nice stuff at the stored in Nakano Broadway. Good Hunting!
  6. Your most recent Macross or toy purchase! General thread.

    I love Nakano Broadway! Right off the JR Nakano station. Mandarake "departments" are spread over several floors and mixed in with other shops. Last May almost gave up until I found the Valkyries tucked away on the 4th floor I think. There was a lot of walking. Then I had to decide between a Bandai VB-6 or a used VF-25F renewal Alto (before the reissue was released in August) ... it would've been $90 cheaper for me. But opted for the rarer VB-6. Last month I found a VF-25A in Hiroshima at a Yellow Submarine. It was on sale for $110. But there was an additional surprise discount which brought it to $106. Came home happy!
  7. Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim'

    Hi folks! Need help tracking down an 18 inch Gipsy Danger. They're should be heading to stores soon since NECA's ship date was last week. Trying to avoid too inflated a price past the $89 msrp. Appreciate the help!
  8. VF-17D Canopy Repair - Plastics

    The pilot seat locks down the cockpit mechanism. I was lucky enough to rock it free from the glue. Then the joystick and throttle arm and the back part of the canopy support all slid out. I used the point of a metal compass to carefully push the pin out. One side is gnarled which locks it in the plastic support. Needed to be weary of this so i didnt force it thru the hole and split the plastic pin support loops. Needle nose pliers did the rest. I also used a pin vice with 1mm drill bits and sandpaper. After the glue cured, i would go through the purple plastic with the pin vice and carefully drill out excess glue from the pin tunnel. I sanded the canopy support and the sliding mechanism which had the paint on it (original culprit). Took iterative test fitting to make sure i wasnt over doing it. Yes! My fear was losing the little broken piece of purple plastic that comprised the pin tunnel. I had it taped on for a long time. I got my 17D like around March; broke it the first try. After the super glue failures, it just sat. I'm grateful the ABS weld is holding. If you need more info, drop me a line. Good Luck!
  9. VF-17D Canopy Repair - Plastics

    Finally got around to getting the Ambroid. Looks like its holding. Thanks for the heads ups folks!
  10. Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim'

    Anyone seen new info on the 18 inch Gipsy Danger? Seems to be pre ordered out or inflated... Thanks!
  11. VF-17D Canopy Repair - Plastics

    Hi Folks, My Yamato VF-17D came from the factory with the canopy painted shut on the support rail. I cracked the canopy hinge off the pin by forcing it open and now I'm repair mode. Got the metal pin out and the slide mechanism disassembled. Tried gorilla glue 3x but all fail; I think its to brittle to hold the plastic together. Would anyone know what type of plastic the canopy is made of? If it's ABS I've been reading about using acetone to either directly melt them together or make acetone 'glue' by dissolving some scrap ABS in the acetone. Any sugguestions? Mahalo!
  12. This is a fantastic topic! I would definitely pick up a Southern Cross Auroran!
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