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  1. The model builder/resin kit pinner on me can't help but think that may be fixable. Wonder if you could get someone with good skills to fix the break for you?

    (I didn't offer because my skills are middling. They work for static kits, but for a moving joint I might not be there)


  2. This is still messy but here goes.. I just started scratchbuilding tonite and you can see the shapes starting to form....

    I have never been satisfied with the wad the front-middle section hasegawa didn't bother to do right ...

    All that kibble on the legs is going away too.



  3. I ordered Strike packs a bit after NY put them up the second time, for April. Should I be concerned about whether I will get them AT ALL? 

    I can wait, but I'm a bit concerned they will not come through and by April it will be too late to get them without a huge scalper markup.

  4. 22 minutes ago, SpaceCowboy said:

    What is the general lead time between when we know a PO is coming to when it happens?  I know I've not checked the site for a week or two and missed preorders.  My guess is that sometimes it is days of notice.

    Subscribe to this thread with email. its the only way I can keep up. ;)


  5. 19 hours ago, sqidd said:

    For the amount of work/talent that goes into something like that I think it's a bargain. That's about $20/hr. High skill labor like this is usually a LOT more per hour. When I was doing suspension tuning (race car stuff) I was $250/hr. plus expenses (travel was usually involved). Good tattoo artists charge $100-200/hr. Heck, your local car dealer charges $100/hr+ in labor to just change parts (zero creativity factor).

    Still yowza though.:p


    That's gorgeous!

    The price is a lot of money, but certainly for the amount of hours that goes into it, its probably fairer to the customer than the artist. (I don't do a lot of art for commission for that reason... too much of a perfectionist to break even!)

    I wonder what kind of paints LEK uses. I'm guessing if he hasn't found some magic elixir these can't be transformed much without serious damage. And if he HAS.. man I'd like to know what kind so I could repaint my yellowed Yamatos!


  6. 6 hours ago, Lolicon said:

    Touched up my Hikaru 1S a bit since it was still missing some important details.

    Phone pics for now. :rolleyes:





    Looks sharp! What did you add besides the Skulls behind the cockpit?  (I am at work and don't have my toy onhand to compare)

    I don;t remember the triangle warning below the cockpit being on the toy but it could be foggy memory.


  7. 4 hours ago, F360 said:

    It should already be charged and place in your private warehouse.   They are having issue with that right now



    check your email history, HLj sents out mothly "open order reminder" which list all your active preorders.


    My order from last night showed up on site pretty quickly, despite bugs. That's how I was able to lower quantity from 2 to one. Credit card was charged charged and item put in private warehouse while I slept.

    What's this about an item limit of 1? The site has been showing a limit of 20 to me for weeks. I remember well cause I thought that's was insanely scalper-friendly.



  8. I think for a lot of us who discovered Macross through robotech, and I know many people didn't even see the DYRL movie for a long time, Effectively, Roy's VF-1S IS Hikaru's TOO, so it's a favorite over where we were denied exposure to DYRL. Hikaru's movie version happens to be my favorite because that final battle is just SO awesome and iconic, but I'm also left with the memory of Roy's death and Hikaru's 'inheriting' his aircraft as the first time I'd seen a cartoon where anything warlike had any real consequences for the characters, and as a 12-13 yr old that was powerful stuff.

  9. This preorder madness has gotten so out of hand. I'm not a collector of multiples. I've got the VF-1J, and preorders for fastpacks and missiles. Gonna look weird if I don't manage to get ahold of a Hikaru VF-1S. Wonder if they will reissue the valks like they are doing with accessories.

  10. The folks you have to deal with to get this done seem shady to me.. I wonder if it wouldn't be possible to do some kind of negotiation with a vendor months before a release to hold some stock. I have no idea, just throwing out a random thought.


  11. The frenzy finally got to me. I ordered the super/strike packs.. 

    Now I will have to somehow find a Hikaru VF-1S, god help me. (No Preorder) If any of you fleet builders have a spare I'm desperate, though I'm hardly alone there.


    Now that I've got these I'm thinking of painting my Yamato 1/48 Roy. It has yellowed a good bit.


  12. Well I finally got my vf-1j in. I waited a while to get it shipped since I had it in my hlj warehouse. So far after the first day it is the best of the VF ever. Still definitely for adults. This is too complex to 'play' with. I wish there was something with the chunky monkey sturdiness.

  13. Just ordered from HLJ and cancelled CD Japan. I like CD Japan but their shipping is slow and pricy. I have stuff in my HLJ Private warehouse all the time, and for some reason this preorder was VERY reasonably priced at HLJ. 


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