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1 hour ago, no3Ljm said:

What a way to ruin those gorgeous box art. :nea:

To each their own @no3Ljm as everyone has their own choices. Although it should be Tenjin's signature on the boxes due to the fact that he did the artwork and Kawamori is the "brains" behind the lore that made Macross well known for us collectors.

 

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1 hour ago, borgified said:

To each their own @no3Ljm as everyone has their own choices. Although it should be Tenjin's signature on the boxes due to the fact that he did the artwork and Kawamori is the "brains" behind the lore that made Macross well known for us collectors.

I know 'who' they are and 'what' they've created, @borgified. And I respect everyone's thing here. ;)

TBH, I would also love to have signatures from those 'guys', but going to conventions and big crowded places is not my thing so I don't get a chance of getting one. But as far as my post is concern I'm just doing what most members do here for years -- throw some quirk remarks, poke fun, answers queries, and most of all respect other members 'choices'. 'Nuff said. ^_^

 

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If I had the opportunity to get additional items autographed by Kawamori and had to choose items that were smaller and easier to transport, I’d probably bring an HMR.  I also wouldn’t turn down Tenjin’s autograph.

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3 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

I know 'who' they are and 'what' they've created, @borgified. And I respect everyone's thing here. ;)

TBH, I would also love to have signatures from those 'guys', but going to conventions and big crowded places is not my thing so I don't get a chance of getting one. But as far as my post is concern I'm just doing what most members do here for years -- throw some quirk remarks, poke fun, answers queries, and most of all respect other members 'choices'. 'Nuff said. ^_^

 

Like the song done by Digable Planets: The Rebirth of Slick,  a quote from one of their lyrics - "I'm cool with that". 8)

2 hours ago, sh9000 said:

If I had the opportunity to get additional items autographed by Kawamori and had to choose items that were smaller and easier to transport, I’d probably bring an HMR.  I also wouldn’t turn down Tenjin’s autograph.

I haven't been reading much about Tenjin making appearance at conventions, however, I've read that Kawamori has been a regular staple during the times that he has been there.

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2 hours ago, borgified said:

Like the song done by Digable Planets: The Rebirth of Slick,  a quote from one of their lyrics - "I'm cool with that". 8)

Cheers then. :drinks:

 

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42 minutes ago, rdrunner said:

Sorry if this has been posted, but when is the PO date for the HMR VF-1D? Thanks!

Dec 3 at 4pm JST

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This will be my 3rd ever valkyrie from  HMR... If i don't miss the PO. I do have the enemy mecha, and i wish i had any of the destroyers, specially the Konig monster :(

I guess i never was able to let go of the 1/48, so room is a thing for me, at the moment.

I don't mean to sound like a broken record, and i do love everyone's collection, but man SH9000 has such an impressive HMR collection, it is breath talking.

Oh, i forgot, i do have a 4th Valkyrie, if i count the VF-2SS.

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Guys, I'm still a newbie when it comes to most of this stuff.

 

Does this mean that SHF Spike from Cowboy Bebop is some kind of rare hard to order exclusive??

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25 minutes ago, onnasake said:

Guys, I'm still a newbie when it comes to most of this stuff.

 

Does this mean that SHF Spike from Cowboy Bebop is some kind of rare hard to order exclusive??

The items listed here are for general release.

https://tamashii.jp/special/pickup/201904sbkv/

Meaning that the HMR VF-1D, SHF Spike, and the other two will be available for pre-order from most on-line shops.

If the figure/toy is popular, pre-orders can sell out quickly, hence pre-order madness. The good news for general release items is that there is a fair chance that there will be more stock on release day if you miss the pre-order. Hope that helps!

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Tempted by the VF-2.. I really like the scale of the HMR’s for display and stuffing into storage. Lol. 

The HMR VF-4 is a for sure. Always loved that design!

It WAS the holy grail for a while back when Yamato produced it in 1/60. It’s still amongst my prized vaks. My evolution VF-2 on the other hand..not so loved. My  Yammy VF-11c is nicer I think. 

Edited by Bolt

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5 hours ago, vlenhoff said:

This will be my 3rd ever valkyrie from  HMR... If i don't miss the PO. I do have the enemy mecha, and i wish i had any of the destroyers, specially the Konig monster :(

I guess i never was able to let go of the 1/48, so room is a thing for me, at the moment.

I don't mean to sound like a broken record, and i do love everyone's collection, but man SH9000 has such an impressive HMR collection, it is breath talking.

Oh, i forgot, i do have a 4th Valkyrie, if i count the VF-2SS.

Hobby Link Japan still has Monsters for 10% off retail. https://hlj.com/hi-metal-r-hwr-00-mkii-destroid-monster-bann05211

Nippon-Yasan has the Spartan and Defender for near retail https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/19715-hi-metal-r-mbr-07-mkii-destroid-spartan.html https://www.nippon-yasan.com/figures/20537-hi-metal-r-adr-04-mkx-destroid-defender.html

Shipping for the Monster is going to hurt just so you know.

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9 hours ago, vlenhoff said:

This will be my 3rd ever valkyrie from  HMR... If i don't miss the PO. I do have the enemy mecha, and i wish i had any of the destroyers, specially the Konig monster :(

I guess i never was able to let go of the 1/48, so room is a thing for me, at the moment.

I don't mean to sound like a broken record, and i do love everyone's collection, but man SH9000 has such an impressive HMR collection, it is breath talking.

Oh, i forgot, i do have a 4th Valkyrie, if i count the VF-2SS.

Thanks!  When the HMR line started and I saw that there were Destroids and enemy mecha that go well with the Valkyries, I wanted to build a little universe.  I love this line.

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I might customize these with some putty and paint for my floating figures.  I can’t wait for the VF-1D!

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On 11/23/2018 at 10:30 PM, borgified said:

Like the song done by Digable Planets: The Rebirth of Slick,  a quote from one of their lyrics - "I'm cool with that". 8)

I see that you, too, are a man of culture. 

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8 hours ago, Sildani said:

I see that you, too, are a man of culture. 

As per a lyric from Blackstreet's song: No Diggity - "No Diggity, no doubt." ;)

On 11/24/2018 at 4:51 AM, vlenhoff said:

This will be my 3rd ever valkyrie from  HMR... If i don't miss the PO. I do have the enemy mecha, and i wish i had any of the destroyers, specially the Konig monster :(

I guess i never was able to let go of the 1/48, so room is a thing for me, at the moment.

I don't mean to sound like a broken record, and i do love everyone's collection, but man SH9000 has such an impressive HMR collection, it is breath talking.

Oh, i forgot, i do have a 4th Valkyrie, if i count the VF-2SS.

I'm sure that you could still get the VF-1d if you miss the pre-order madness on December 3rd morning in some way.

For those who are participating in the VF-1d pre-orders, I think that HLJ and Amiami website will still have glitches after the VF-4 pre-orders (or possibly not). 

Get ready in a week guys (and also @Shizuka the Cat if you're getting it). :)

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11 minutes ago, borgified said:

As per a lyric from Blackstreet's song: No Diggity - "No Diggity, no doubt." ;)

I'm sure that you could still get the VF-1d if you miss the pre-order madness on December 3rd morning in some way.

For those who are participating in the VF-1d pre-orders, I think that HLJ and Amiami website will still have glitches after the VF-4 pre-orders (or possibly not). 

Get ready in a week guys (and also @Shizuka the Cat if you're getting it). :)

I have a term paper on reducing the time spent performing Poisson surface reconstruction in Microsoft's free-viewpoint video production pipeline that is due at 11:59pm on December 3rd. 

So, will I likely be awake during pre-order madness? You bet I will be!  Will I be ordered the VF-1D? I'll likely order 2!

Edited by Shizuka the Cat

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On 11/24/2018 at 7:25 AM, Dobber said:

Dec 3 at 4pm JST

Thanks!  Alarm set - see you at the PO party :)

 

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42 minutes ago, sh9000 said:

https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/aw/d/B07F3FHHY4/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The VF-2SS Nexx is currently available for 8908 JPY.

That's really tempting. I was really looking forward to this release until Bandai screwed up and gave us the wrong pilot. I know it's a very minor thing to be upset about but I just really can't stand Hibiki lol.

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At that price it'd be tempting to get a bundle and make some yellow and green versions.

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¥9448 shipped, via DHL.

That's pretty sweet, frankly. Better than NY's pre-order pricing of ¥10,580+shipping.

Edited by Sanity is Optional

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37 minutes ago, Karaoke Ninja said:

That's really tempting. I was really looking forward to this release until Bandai screwed up and gave us the wrong pilot. I know it's a very minor thing to be upset about but I just really can't stand Hibiki lol.

I saw the price and considered getting another, then saw that and decided I didn't like the HMR VF-2SS enough to shell out for a second one and a second pilot figure to repaint. I'll save my funds for the DX 1J next month.

Still waiting for my first one. Shipping mistake on Amiami's part delayed it by a few days. <_<

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Slightly off topic: would any of you consider doing a matt topcoat on your HMRs? I know that with gunpla, it removes the shiny plastic look and leaves a much nicer even finish. If you have done one, can you share a pic?

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The HMRs I own are fairly matte already. It might offer some protection but there's no shiny plastic look to cover up in my experience. 

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5 hours ago, Zuel said:

Slightly off topic: would any of you consider doing a matt topcoat on your HMRs?

I added markings to my GBP with water-slide decals, so I sealed it with a matte topcoat:

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Wow that looks great! Doesn’t even look like a 1/100 in those pics. It has the presence of a bigger scale toy.

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1 hour ago, ArchieNov said:

Doesn’t even look like a 1/100 in those pics. It has the presence of a bigger scale toy.

If I can get enough duplicate decal sets, I want to do up all my HMRs in a similar fashion.  Tiny markings can make a huge difference.  ^_^

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6 minutes ago, tekering said:

If I can get enough duplicate decal sets, I want to do up all my HMRs in a similar fashion.  Tiny markings can make a huge difference.  ^_^

As well as matte topcoat! I think I‘ll try this on my Defender Destroid, too.

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4 hours ago, tekering said:

I added markings to my GBP with water-slide decals, so I sealed it with a matte topcoat:

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That looks fantastic!

Should do a panel wash while you're at it. :)

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Does the Nexx Vf-2ss really come with Honolulu instead of Nexx? Jeez not only does Hibiki steal his girl, he’s now stealing his Valk.

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7 hours ago, Lonely Soldier Boy said:

Did you coated the whole thing or just the decals?

I sprayed a thin, even coat over all the armor parts once the decals had dried.

7 hours ago, Lolicon said:

Should do a panel wash while you're at it. :)

I think the inscribed panel lines on the HMRs are too thick, and panel-lining would betray the scale... at least, using conventional paints.  A very sharp 2B pencil might work, though...  

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Nice Armored VF-1J @tekering.

I ordered another VF-2SS Nexx to have one in each mode.

I’m going to preorder 4 of the VF-1D next week.

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