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1 hour ago, no3Ljm said:

Are you guys going to get Mazinger Infinity too if it gets made?

 

Wasn't a Metal Build prototype already shown? I probably won't get it because it isn't to scale so I can't display it beside my Mazinger or Mazinkaiser.latest?cb=20180207161121

 

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4 hours ago, 505thAirborne said:

Just arrived Via HLJ!! My first new Macross book in years! :D

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What a lovely book. :wub:

4 hours ago, Slave IV said:

If it is a Metal Build, Riobot or SOC, I will.

3 hours ago, ArchieNov said:

Wasn't a Metal Build prototype already shown? I probably won't get it because it isn't to scale so I can't display it beside my Mazinger or Mazinkaiser.

Yeah. I shared TagHobby's post on a pic of the prototype in the Mazinger Z Infinity thread. I'm curious if anyone here will get it if it gets produced. ;)

 

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4 hours ago, 505thAirborne said:

Just arrived Via HLJ!! My first new Macross book in years! :D

 

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Congrats, should receive mine soon too!

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Got FP Exo-Realm Pinchar, my FP Dinobots are finally complete.

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46 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

What a lovely book. :wub:

30 minutes ago, Ignacio Ocamica said:

Congrats, should receive mine soon too!

 

Thanks guys! I love the Cockpit & flight control pics, super detailed! 

 

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2 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

What a lovely book. :wub:

Yeah. I shared TagHobby's post on a pic of the prototype in the Mazinger Z Infinity thread. I'm curious if anyone here will get it if it gets produced. ;)

 

Oh yeah,I would buy that!

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1 hour ago, no3Ljm said:

^ Nice! :good:

 

Thanks! I don’t collect very many TFs but here is one more TF that arrived. Maketoys Thunder Manus x Divine Armor (R)

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2 hours ago, Saburo said:

Got FP Exo-Realm Pinchar, my FP Dinobots are finally complete.

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wow!! an impressive line up! :good:

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Got a package in from BBTS last Friday, I've been miserable and sick for about a week now so I never bothered opening it. First thing I dove in to was Deathstroke the Terminator, and I am VERY impressed, since Superman or even Red Arrow Mezco seems to have gotten the message about the importance of ankle tilt, this guy is fantastic! The sculpt is pretty beautiful in my opinion, a mix of some of the more modern "armored" looks, the paint apps are very clean as usual, I love the unmasked Slade head. The DBZ guys are great, I said I wouldn't bother with the B team but here we are, Bandai just needs to announce a new or special color Krillin and I will be happy.

 

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Damn!!!! Those Dinobots are wicked Saburo, great pic! B))

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3 hours ago, Saburo said:

Thanks! I don’t collect very many TFs but here is one more TF that arrived. Maketoys Thunder Manus x Divine Armor (R)

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I actually find that Thunder Magnus is more aesthically closer to the G1 version of the C-310 release. The new TT Legends God Ginrai release doesn't even make the cut. 

Note to add: Is there anyone pre-ordering the SOC Dragon Caesar? 

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This came today. F-14B Jolly Rogers by Calibre Wings. The amount of details on this (and other rival companies) is astounding. I wish Arcadia could do the same amount of tampo prints on their VF-1. Here's some sneak peeks :

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Wow, still my favourite Squadron marking and one of my favourite Aircrafts. Don't remember how many Jolly Roger F14s I have built. But this ones details are really awesome. Want it too :angry:

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5 hours ago, aaajin said:

This came today. F-14B Jolly Rogers by Calibre Wings. The amount of details on this (and other rival companies) is astounding. I wish Arcadia could do the same amount of tampo prints on their VF-1. Here's some sneak peeks :

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Hey aaajin, could you please post a photo of the bottom screw holes to see if it can be taken apart for a custom paint job? 

 

Thanks!

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6 hours ago, CrossAir said:

Wow, still my favourite Squadron marking and one of my favourite Aircrafts. Don't remember how many Jolly Roger F14s I have built. But this ones details are really awesome. Want it too :angry:

It seems like the details on diecast pre assembled jet fighter models are pretty standard across many companies. Wish Arcadia could afford the same amount of details, with panel lines & more tampo prints, as standard.

1 hour ago, Pulltoeject said:

Hey aaajin, could you please post a photo of the bottom screw holes to see if it can be taken apart for a custom paint job? 

 

Thanks!

Will do when I have time this weekend. 

EDIT: Pictures from online diecast aircraft forum :

http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/military-model-aircraft/261154-calibre-wings-f-14b-tomcat-vf-103-jolly-rogers-ca721401.html#/topics/261154?page=1

Notice in the thread people mentioned there were some glitches on the earlier releases (uneven edges near glove vanes & incorrect machine gun panel) which fortunately did not occur on mine. 

I read some reviews before jumping in when flyingmule had it on sale on top of another sale (they've "corrected" it to a single sale now, sadly). It's indeed a beautiful model.

Interesting facts : BlackAces/Noel who's a prominent member on MW forum in the earlier days is part of the company (Calibre Wings). Theyve also acquired "Robo-you-know-what" license to produce VF-1 variants of the F-14's (Roy 1S & Hikaru 1J), which you can also search on MW forum.

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8 hours ago, aaajin said:

This came today. F-14B Jolly Rogers by Calibre Wings. The amount of details on this (and other rival companies) is astounding. I wish Arcadia could do the same amount of tampo prints on their VF-1. Here's some sneak peeks :

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Sweet!

7 hours ago, CrossAir said:

Wow, still my favourite Squadron marking and one of my favourite Aircrafts. Don't remember how many Jolly Roger F14s I have built. But this ones details are really awesome. Want it too :angry:

Same here! All time favorite since I was a little kid and had many models I built on display at local libraries. I haven't dove into the modern, high end diecast models yet but if I did, this would be the first one I grab. Scary thing is, I would fall deep into a hole of others...

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On 2/20/2018 at 3:06 PM, no3Ljm said:

Are you guys going to get Mazinger Infinity too if it gets made?

 

Probably, I am good at making bad decisions with expensive toys. 

13 hours ago, borgified said:

I actually find that Thunder Magnus is more aesthically closer to the G1 version of the C-310 release. The new TT Legends God Ginrai release doesn't even make the cut. 

Note to add: Is there anyone pre-ordering the SOC Dragon Caesar? 

I have SOC Dragon Caesar on pre-order. The Dragon Zord is my number one favorite from Power Rangers and I have the SOC Megazord.

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All accounted for now, this may take a while to complete! :D

@aaajin  That F-14 looks amazing, congrats on getting one! 

 

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15 hours ago, aaajin said:

This came today. F-14B Jolly Rogers by Calibre Wings. The amount of details on this (and other rival companies) is astounding. I wish Arcadia could do the same amount of tampo prints on their VF-1. Here's some sneak peeks :

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These F-14s are die-cast crack. :lol: I've picked up this one, and their VF-1 Wolfpack version, and I'm planning on at least two or three more.  I'm really hoping they get around to a classic VF-84 scheme, because while the old Century Wings version I have is pretty nice, the Calibre ones are definitely a step up in quality all around.

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8 hours ago, anubis20 said:

Got my Maketoys Thunder Manus as well ^_^

New Haul 02/20/2018 Maketoys Thunder Manus

 

 

20 hours ago, Saburo said:

Thanks! I don’t collect very many TFs but here is one more TF that arrived. Maketoys Thunder Manus x Divine Armor (R)

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I've been out of the 3P TF game for a long time.......but these pics pulled me right back in. Thanks for poking a hole in my wallet guys!

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19 hours ago, locidm said:

 

I've been out of the 3P TF game for a long time.......but these pics pulled me right back in. Thanks for poking a hole in my wallet guys!

You wont regret it. Its a fun figure

I got Takara MPM-3 today from Amazon. Anyone interested in buying the Hasbro version :lol:

New Haul 02/22/2018

 

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^Tempting

I have both versions (Hasbro is on display at home, Takara is MISB), but could use another something to put on my desk at work. If I can find some money in the budget I'll shoot you a PM (provided another member doesn't snap it up first).

-b.

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4 hours ago, anubis20 said:

You wont regret it. Its a fun figure

I got Takara MPM-3 today from Amazon. Anyone interested in buying the Hasbro version :lol:

I have one on preorder at HLJ. Not even sure why I preorder one though. Hahaha! :lol:

Edit: It looks like HLJ just charged me for that Bumblebee. 10 days to think this through. :rolleyes:

 

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On 2/21/2018 at 12:47 AM, aaajin said:

This came today. F-14B Jolly Rogers by Calibre Wings. The amount of details on this (and other rival companies) is astounding. I wish Arcadia could do the same amount of tampo prints on their VF-1. Here's some sneak peeks :

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You know, I just got an e-mail about a pre-order for one of these and was wondering if any of you guys knew about them or had recommendations?  From the sounds of things it’s just a matter of picking what I want.

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5 hours ago, Mommar said:

You know, I just got an e-mail about a pre-order for one of these and was wondering if any of you guys knew about them or had recommendations?  From the sounds of things it’s just a matter of picking what I want.

As Im new too on these things, I may not be able to recommend stuff, but I did light readings before jumping into the Calibre bandwagon. There are a few quirks at the beginning of the release, mainly (1) jagged edges near the glove vanes and (2) incorrect gun blister panel, as stated here :

http://modelhangar3.com/thread/2334?page=3

Calibre did ackowledge those issue and seems like theyve fixed them. On my copy, everything seems good at first glance, maybe I need to pay closer attention to the details this coming weekend & report back. Anyways, here are some other links with reviews that might help with your decision :

Forces of Valor VS Century Wings F-14B : 
http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33902

Review of F-14B Calibre Wings : 
http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/military-model-aircraft/261154-calibre-wings-f-14b-tomcat-vf-103-jolly-rogers-ca721401.html#/topics/261154?page=1

Overal I'm impressed with the model, but my opinion dont carry much weight given that I'm new on these & made my judgement based on online reviews.

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3 minutes ago, aaajin said:

As Im new too on these things, I may not be able to recommend stuff, but I did light readings before jumping into the Calibre bandwagon. There are a few quirks at the beginning of the release, mainly (1) jagged edges near the glove vanes and (2) incorrect gun blister panel, as stated here :

http://modelhangar3.com/thread/2334?page=3

Calibre did ackowledge those issue and seems like theyve fixed them. On my copy, everything seems good at first glance, maybe I need to pay closer attention to the details this coming weekend & report back. Anyways, here are some other links with reviews that might help with your decision :

Forces of Valor VS Century Wings F-14B : http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33902

Review of F-14B Calibre Wings : http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/military-model-aircraft/261154-calibre-wings-f-14b-tomcat-vf-103-jolly-rogers-ca721401.html#/topics/261154?page=1

Overal I'm impressed with the model, but my opinion dont carry much weight as Im still new on these.

I will throw in that while I'm not a huge stickler for panel line and rivet counting accuracy, I can say that the quality of the Calibre Tomcats feels higher than the Century Wings release I have.  I've heard that those have degraded in quality over time, either from slacking off in the assembly lines, or degradation of molds.

As far as features go, the Century Wings Jolly Roger 202 I got needed some work.  The rubbery probes on the sides of the nose were terribly messy how they were glued, and I had to gently break them off and glue them back correctly, while touching up the paint.  Also, the nozzles on the Century ones are recommended to be glued on, because they do not snap on and off like the Calibre ones, and some of the hardpoints are similarly loose, while the wing glove pylons are permanently mounted, instead of being optional. (Side note: the Century Wings afterburner cans are terrible.  Like WWII era turbojet engine looking terrible.)

The only other 1/72 die cast I have is a Hobby Master F-106 CA ANG, and that's a beautiful representation, but quite a bit less detailed than more recent releases.

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Well thanks a lot, jerks! I Googled "Calibre Wings F-14" and saw a bunch of the Macross VF-1 paint schemes available for preorder and ordered them all. :lol:

I know it's under the dreaded "R" label and I'm loath to purchase anything from them, but they are still Hikaru, Roy, Max, and Miria's colors...

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8 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Well thanks a lot, jerks! I Googled "Calibre Wings F-14" and saw a bunch of the Macross VF-1 paint schemes available for preorder and ordered them all. :lol:

I know it's under the dreaded "R" label and I'm loath to purchase anything from them, but they are still Hikaru, Roy, Max, and Miria's colors...

I only saw Roy and Hikaru, where did you order from?

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3 hours ago, Chronocidal said:

I will throw in that while I'm not a huge stickler for panel line and rivet counting accuracy, I can say that the quality of the Calibre Tomcats feels higher than the Century Wings release I have.  I've heard that those have degraded in quality over time, either from slacking off in the assembly lines, or degradation of molds.

As far as features go, the Century Wings Jolly Roger 202 I got needed some work.  The rubbery probes on the sides of the nose were terribly messy how they were glued, and I had to gently break them off and glue them back correctly, while touching up the paint.  Also, the nozzles on the Century ones are recommended to be glued on, because they do not snap on and off like the Calibre ones, and some of the hardpoints are similarly loose, while the wing glove pylons are permanently mounted, instead of being optional. (Side note: the Century Wings afterburner cans are terrible.  Like WWII era turbojet engine looking terrible.)

The only other 1/72 die cast I have is a Hobby Master F-106 CA ANG, and that's a beautiful representation, but quite a bit less detailed than more recent releases.

I felt the overall parts fitting could be improved. My front landing gear is extremely tight. I had to use brute force to push it in and heard a snap. Thing is, the gear struts are made of plastic. How in the hell am I supposed to take it off in the future? Others (missiles, rear landing gears, etc) fits pretty OK, though the paint thickness makes mounting the missiles pylon a little harder.

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@aaajin Thank you for sharing your Calibre model with us. I would never expect this level of details from a 1/72 pre-assembled model, really this is bluffing. Now my only wish is that someday they scale up to 1/60, even if it is under the "R" name ;)

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