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Official 1/60 YF-21 News & Picture Thread (ver.2)

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Damn Kyp... good guess, but that's only 1/3 right for this project. -=X

If you knock together a YF-22 parts kit, count me in for at least one set..

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XD. I knew it would be difficult to hide it from you guys.

I'm going to start working on the prototypes and should hopefully have some progress pics by the end of next week the latest.

Edited by PsYcHoDyNaMiX

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XD. I knew it would be difficult to hide it from you guys.

I'm going to start working on the prototypes and should hopefully have some progress pics by the end of next week the latest.

Making -22 conversion parts available to other members is a nice thing. There seems to be many that want the -22 and don't want to wait for Yamato. I'd be interested in seeing the finished product as well.

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A B-day present for myself (Just a couple of days in advance) ^_^ , lovely bird , now I have to prepare myself for this painstaking transformation.

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hi! just a warning to check out the feet of your yf-21 before transforming... there's at least one out there with two left feet... i got the one with the two right feet, luckily i got a replacement from my local dealer.

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damn vf-22 custom parts would be cool. now all we need is someone who would repaint a yf-21 red and use those future parts to have a max and milia version.

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well, due to the great reviews and comments here, as well as PsYcHoDyNaMiX converstion parts idea, I went and just order this little bird, $215 shipped, best price I could get, can't wait for it to arrive, hahaha

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Well I just cracked mine out of the box and I'm just floored. This thing is a work of plastic art. The transformation, while complex, is fairly intuitive. Once I got it started I really didn't even need the Yamato guide. I really like the transformation process, it feels solid and I didn't feel like I might break something (like the neck on the 19, which was a bit scary that first time). I'm really just blown away by the whole thing.

My 21 is spotless, no signs of any QC issues at all. Joints are all tight (and most are ratchets anyways) and all the pieces are correct and where they should be.

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just got mine from valkyrie exchange (kevin)..... its beautiful

im bringing my yf to work so i can play with it more

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just got mine from valkyrie exchange (kevin)..... its beautiful

im bringing my yf to work so i can play with it more

:lol:

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Ah... that door bell never sounded so sweet and melodious!

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yes.... the yammie god had brought my newest joy! lol

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Ah... that door bell never sounded so sweet and melodious!

Ha! Me-low-de-us! That's funny as hell!

:lol:

OO

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just got mine from valkyrie exchange (kevin)..... its beautiful

im bringing my yf to work so i can play with it more

All mine arrive to my workplace. Some come out the box and get played with. I be this one will be one that will come out the box!

^_^

OO

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HAHAHA... what a way to celebrate the wonders of EMS... I want a shot of that myself

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It's a toast for all us YF-21/Macross fans alike. Cheers!

Wicked Ace it's about time i posted some alcoholic/Macross induced goodness. :p You get all the fun.

Edited by ruskiiVFaussie

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Well I just broke down and ordered one :blink:

(I doubt it will stop there too. I was doing so good too, no toys in 4 months////// :wacko:

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Cheers!!!!

Now get your arse moving and take some pics :lol:

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OK, I've only got one complaint with mine...the canopy won't stay in the open position for sh!t. It's loose as a goose but locks closed just fine. I loosened the belly plate where the leg underneath had that tape around it and cut the tape off. Then put the belly plate back. I'm happy to say that when I pushed the rear of the belly plate together, it stays that way.

The wing tips are easily moved, but not floppy and stay up just fine. The gun pods needed a bit of force to attach, but I like the fact that they're tight. That, and they give me a perfect place to hold the fighter with.

The fast packs...haven't tried them yet, but they look like they're gonna be a pain in the ass to put on so I'll leave that for another time.

It looks like Yamato did a great job with this and it's probably the most anime accurate fighter mode Yamato has done yet with the VF-0 series being a very close second.

You know, I was gonna paint over the yellow with either flat black or white, but I've decided I'm not gonna f*** with it. I kinda like the Blue Angels vibe I get from looking at it. I'll probably put on a few of the stickers for sh!ts and giggles, but that's it.

Definitely the most unique looking valk yet and if you're looking for something different, then this is for you. I can't help but think that a VF-22 version done in either a low-vis or stealth scheme would absolutely ROCK.

Oh, and one more thing, this thing's got some pretty damn good weight to it too.

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-Kyp

Edited by Kyp Durron

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my 1st 21 that i opened has the same canopy problem, but if you wiggle it a little it will stay in place... but yeha that's the ONLY complaint. :D

THE YAMATO YF-21 IS THE BEST DAMN HIGH END COLLECTABLE EVER MADE!

IT'S SLEEK, HEAVY, SOLID, EXTREMELY TIGHT, MASSIVE, just O0ZZES pure sexy, my fav Valk is finally in my hands/macross shrine and i couldn't be happier.

Battroid mode is fantastic, the legs are perfect imo, they don't need to be bigger at all, the whole 21 just has q-rau sex appeal everywhere, gotta love it just for that even.

Gerwalk mode is great, i dig it. Hands are the best yet.

Improvements?

I'd like the legs to move more freely in the fighter to gerwalk cycle, it's a real b^tch to get them down at first, without moving the back up. I've only attempted the cycles a couple of times

so i gather that will be easier to do with practice, maybe i should consult the transformation vids that youz ppl have done.

Umm, the legs aren't the most poseable, it reminds me of the Q-Rau sought of, i'd like the knees to have a joint to pan/swing at the sides even just a little. But these are fine.

Paint job is wicked, i'm going to decal mine up (the final gambit mode one that i will use for transformation cycles again and again an...)

Whilst the other will be nice and minty in the cabinet (which i'm thinking of displaying with the YF-19 in fighter mode in my cloud/coffee table display like i said i was gonna do half a year back.

I'm a happy chappy!

I spose i better do pics... *kicks rock in the distance with hands in pockets* :lol: :lol: :lol:

Edited by ruskiiVFaussie

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Too many visible screw holes in battroid (the 1/72 had little screw hole plugs colored to match the toy), a little fragile, other than that, great toy.

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I'm a happy chappy!

I spose i better do pics... *kicks rock in the distance with hands in pockets* :lol: :lol: :lol:

Congrat!

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I loosened the belly plate where the leg underneath had that tape around it and cut the tape off. Then put the belly plate back. I'm happy to say that when I pushed the rear of the belly plate together, it stays that way.

You cut the tape off the where now? Id love to get my bellyplates to lock together firmly. Pics of what u did and where u did it?

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