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  1. Hiriyu

    Hi-Metal R

    My HMR Hikaru Super 1A has the exact same issues with paint loss. I'm not bothered enough by it to repaint the affected areas, but it was something that I noticed within about a week of ownership, so you're not alone on that.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    ^ We had Takatoku and Bandai Macross 1/55s (and OG Gakken Mospeada, and Takatoku Orguss toys) in some of the better toy stores here in SoCal back in the '80s too. My very first valk was a knockoff Taka 1/100 VF-1J, one of the ones with the Sasuraiger gun.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    If the hinge geometry is anything like the Yammie 1/48 or HMR, it shouldn't have any issue with staying uhh... fully erect. The hinges on those go just a little over-center. And yes to the conversation above, the Yamato 1/48 did have the recessing back hatch as well. And yes, the tailfin pivots had some similar "looseness" during transformation -- the pivot needed that freedom of movement to allow the tailfin to move laterally so that it could fold as flat as possible. What the DX 1/48 really brings forward as advances to the general form imho is the Hi-Metal-like sliding arm joints, the extra leg cant-joint at the upper intakes, and the releasable Yammie-style swingbar w/waist joint. Alltogether I really like what I'm seeing am glad that I've got two on order. I am a bit surprised that so many here apparently haven't had hands-on experience with the 1/48 Yammies. I must be getting old.
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    MOSPEADA

    What I really like about the Sentinel Legioss is the fact that it's being designed by T-Rex. I really dig the novel nosecone/cockpit transformation scheme (props to @F18LEGIOSS for his very insightful schematics based on the shown prototype images). I'm a little less enthused about some of the more angular features in Armo-Fighter mode, and some of the very obviously WIP parts like the hollow shoulders, large shoulder swingbar relief gaps, and some of the basic proportions shown in the prototypes... Capt America is also 100% correct about the jamming of the leg units - check out the fuselage fairing which is prototyped as part of the flight stand fer chrissakes - but if there is any modern toy design firm able to do justice to the Legioss, then T-Rex has got to be up there near the very tippy top of that list. I'll be keeping a keen eye on this one.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    The way that the arms and head recess are really quite nice. One of the other things that gets me about the 1/48 prototype images is how evocative it is for me of the old 1/55 Hi-Metal prototypes, pictured in some of the old artbooks. I think that maybe it's the detailing of the airbrake, and maybe the shape of the jet intakes that really do it for me, but I get a really strong Chunky Monkey vibe from the 1/48 protos even though it's got all the modern design touches.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    The 1/170 kits had the really wonky nose shape. These 1/100 kits were actually pretty nicely proportioned, excepting the gerwalk and battroid-only kits. The battroids were really chunky, and the gerwalks had the arms from the battroids which were much too large for the fighter airframes. The variable two and three-mode models were all pretty nice
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Those were all really cool kits with really cool artwork. I sold mine in bulk a few years ago.
  8. Hiriyu

    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    The 011 looks absolutely fantastic on the HMR 101. All the same, I'd love to see a release like the customized version shown by @recon@Slave IV
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I did the same, Vlen. EMS is expensive, but all things considered I'll bet you'll be fine for resale ultimately.
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Got 2 at Amiami
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    doom wheel confirmed
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    I came here to drink beer and press f5, and I'm all out of beer...
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    Server Crash, in T-minus 5
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    DX Chogokin VF-1J

    T-Minus 10
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