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Not too bad!

Unrelated, but can someone tell me about WAVE's VOTOMS releases? and is the Actic Gear line from Takara coming back? I JUST started buying those from Mandarake!

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you know the best thing with that Wave VF-4... is doesnt make the Repptu resin one irrelevant in that it looks so similar it would look fine on display next to one. Major noticable difference is the ram engine intakes are set both into the top side AND the bottom side of the centre wing sections.

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I really like the slight differences between this and the resin kit I built (in my signature) they look a lot alike, but with some slight differences. Displaying together they can represent different variants, i.e. a VF-4A and a VF-4G ect. I actually have another one of the resin kits all cleaned up to build and a great idea for a paint scheme (not an F-14 squadron for once, I want to paint it up like Thomas McGuire's WWII ride ) but I may just wait for this kit, as a plastic kit build will be easier then having to pin resin parts into place ect.

This is McGuire's Lightning for those that don't know. I figured it would be one of those anniversary/tribute type scheme's on the Lightning III.

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Chris

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Hmm, not bad, I would prefer to always error on the side of sleekness if you were to go wrong (which is what they've seem to have done here). However I think the nose is a little too needle-like - a little more VF-1 with that droop would be nice, the canopy seems a bit far back too close to the canards.

Come on Hasegawa; "...your my only hope..."

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That looks incredible! Psyched all over again, and I still can't wait anymore. C'mon, fly that beauty out of the factory already!

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I think WM Cheng is right, but it still looks good. It's been too long! - MT

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Oh yeaI Bring it on Wave!!!

Looks better than I had hoped.

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So...is this kit dead in the water like the Monster Destroid they showed a few years back that never materialised? Or is there more recent news of it?

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It would be sad if there were no kit forthcoming especially since there hasn't been any HMR+VF4 related news.

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Wave has always been slow when it comes to info or new releases. I wouldn't start worrying just yet.

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Guess we'll have to wait for the next hobby show for more news then....

(I have the Club-M version, but that's the kind of kit that I somewhat fear building;))

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On 07/06/2016 at 4:46 PM, Mazinger said:

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Hmm, 68K yen, that's definately more than $50 US.

Just a late, late reply to this post, but I think that's one of the soft vinyl kits. The Club-M resin kit was 13,000 yen and looks way better than that.

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M-Club is easy to build, the Vinyl one... not so much. I have both and the Resin kit went together in quick time but the Repptu vinyl one is way WAY harder to get looking right and not warped.

 

The Wave display piece says its coming in 2017 so wait and see I'd say.

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October! A little info coming out at a time. I just want to be able to pre-order a few so I can sit back and wait for them to show up.

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must begin to save money...

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On ‎11‎/‎01‎/‎2017 at 8:07 PM, NZEOD said:

M-Club is easy to build, the Vinyl one... not so much. I have both and the Resin kit went together in quick time but the Repptu vinyl one is way WAY harder to get looking right and not warped.

 

The Wave display piece says its coming in 2017 so wait and see I'd say.

Have you ever had the chance to build this version? :

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I completely forgot about this....I hope the Wave kit is not vapor ware.

Chris

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43 minutes ago, Dobber said:

I completely forgot about this....I hope the Wave kit is not vapor ware.

Chris

Right? I wasn't a fan of the VF-4 at first, but it's been slowly winning me over in ways. I'd hate to see this just go "poof!", you know?

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Sooo...they scraped what they had and are starting over??

Chris

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4 hours ago, Dobber said:

Sooo...they scraped what they had and are starting over??

Chris

It's more of an infomercial on the details as part of the macross modellers show and tell...

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I love the VF-4 - its one of my all time favourites.  I wouldn't mind if they started over as what I've seen didn't excite me at all - the lines and proportions just all seem a little off.  Come Hasegawa, take a crack at this baby please!

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I still remember learning about Flashback 2012 as a kid, when all that I knew up to that point was SDFM and DYRL. I was fascinated by the image of the VF-4 and hoped it would mean a whole new movie or TV series. I was disappointed to learn that it was just a short film, but I never lost my interest in the VF-4. I'm also a bit wary of the test shots of the Wave model, and while I would love to see a Hasegawa version (with lots of limited edition squadron schemes!), I'm guessing that won't happen, and we'll have to be patient with Wave.

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