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3 hours ago, ScrambledValkyrie said:

Anyway, nice collection @HardlyNever. Is that a Matchbox "Veritech" on the top?

Good eye.  It's actually the 1995 exo-squad re-release.  It has the fast pack from the original matchbox, though, as I like the color more and that has the UN spacy kite on it (the re-release doesn't).

The zentradi warrior with the glaug and regult is an original matchbox release (not sure if they re-issued that, I don't think so).  Both are my childhood toys (started very young :p).

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On 9/23/2017 at 6:33 PM, funkymonkeyjavajunky said:

I need a bigger cabinet.

Don't you mean you need a bigger room? ^_^ 

5 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

Just installed some new shelves for my collection

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Great collections! ;)

Btw, is it ok to ask if you could post a photo of a 1/60 VF-1 with that CM's and Megahouse Ride Armor side-by-side? Thanks!

 

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4 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

 

Great collections! ;)

Btw, is it ok to ask if you could post a photo of a 1/60 VF-1 with that CM's and Megahouse Ride Armor side-by-side? Thanks!

 

Sure. I just have one of those ugly RT Masterpiece VFs, but it should work for size comparison. 

I'll take one later and post it here

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7 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

Sure. I just have one of those ugly RT Masterpiece VFs, but it should work for size comparison. 

I'll take one later and post it here

Thank you sir! But is the RT Masterpiece VF's same height as the 1/60's? Anyways, looking forward to it.

 

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On 24/09/2017 at 11:33 AM, funkymonkeyjavajunky said:

I need a bigger cabinet.

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Don't we all! LOL!

Nice display!

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On 25/9/2017 at 1:55 PM, no3Ljm said:

Thank you sir! But is the RT Masterpiece VF's same height as the 1/60's? Anyways, looking forward to it.

 

As requested 

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On 7/5/2017 at 9:54 PM, jvmacross said:

Really impressed by your backgrounds....better than what Bandai has done recently with their HMR displays...

I tried the same concept before but much more low-tech than your setup...

 

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Would you mind sharing the image file you created?  Especially the DYRL space battle background.....I am sure several members would appreciate it....

This is really cool, would love to see other angles of it.  How did you develop the space background?  I am trying to figure out the best way to do something similar and have it back-lit for my Star Trek ships, albeit on a larger scale.

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On 7/11/2017 at 9:32 AM, ridgebacks said:

Well, finally got a display case from ikea.

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Well, hello there RSI Constellation :p  /salute, Citizen!

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18 minutes ago, ZorClone said:

This is really cool, would love to see other angles of it.  How did you develop the space background?  I am trying to figure out the best way to do something similar and have it back-lit for my Star Trek ships, albeit on a larger scale.

Thanks....but there is nothing to it....it is just a printout of a space background....printed using a color laser printer.....

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On 9/26/2017 at 6:11 PM, Convectuoso said:

As requested 

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Thanks for this Convectuoso. :good:

I'm not familiar with this Toynami Masterpiece. But is this more in-scale somehow with Arcadia's VF-1? Thanks.

 

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The Toynami Masterpiece is a 1/55 Scale if memory serves. It's also hideous compared to a Yamato/Arcadia 1/60 v2. Heck the Yamato v1 was better looking. I'm so sad that my v1 brownie broke (the hinge for the backpack). 

I wonder if it's just that toynami doesn't care, or they generally lack talent...

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7 hours ago, jvmacross said:

Thanks....but there is nothing to it....it is just a printout of a space background....printed using a color laser printer.....

Oh really? Wow it almost looks lit up, lol.

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Hey.  Long time thread lurker...  I just upgraded my 2 Detolfs with a bunch of stuff.  Wanted to share.  I just got the Yetistands so still playing with them. 

 

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19 minutes ago, Pat S said:

Hey.  Long time thread lurker...  I just upgraded my 2 Detolfs with a bunch of stuff.  Wanted to share.  I just got the Yetistands so still playing with them. 

 

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Very nice! I love the Glaug running for its life.:p

What do you have your Detolfs standing on? I really want something to make them taller and give me an extra shelf below.

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Nice collection! We need a close up of that VF-1D!! B))

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Thanks Pat S!! One of the best looking Valks period and in 1/48 scale no less! B))

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1 minute ago, Pat S said:

Haha, yeah, just to prove the VF-1D is ok, and because it's probably my favorite.  More pics.

 

This is the bookstand the Detolfs are standing on.  It is sturdy enough.  I jumped up and down on it.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-5-Cube-Organizer/462633549

 

Nice 1D!

Lol, at first I was thinking your detolfs didn't look that high!

I only have one in a corner so I'll have to find something else. Thanks and great collection you have!

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40 minutes ago, Pat S said:

Hey.  Long time thread lurker...  I just upgraded my 2 Detolfs with a bunch of stuff.  Wanted to share.  I just got the Yetistands so still playing with them. 

 

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Nice!  Love the GP-01's too!

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4 minutes ago, 505thAirborne said:

Thanks Pat S!! One of the best looking Valks period and in 1/48 scale no less! B))

:) Yes!
 

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Are those Gundams PG? Always had my eye on the PG Zeta. One of my favorites because it has a fairly sleek "fighter" mode compared to the usual terrible Gundam transformations. Well, sleek by Gundam standards anyway. :rolleyes:

But then again, the Bandai Frontier kits have made me wary of transforming models...

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All the ones on the bottom are PGs except the Zeong on the far left. 

The PG Zeta, hmm, I love it, but it's not very dynamic.  It's not like a toy transformation at all.  It's more like carefully moving a part at a time so you don't break anything.  I actually picked up another Zeta just to keep in Waverider (and have extra parts), so there's your answer, don't get it for the transformation.

All my PGs need some tune-ups.  The joints are all lose.  Fingers pop off all the time.  Most of them can't hold their guns up high.  Maybe I'll try taking them apart one by one and fixing them. 

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1 hour ago, Slave IV said:

I only have one in a corner so I'll have to find something else. Thanks and great collection you have!

Yeah, I can't find a nice/cheap 14x14" or 15x15" cube anywhere.  I'd even take 16 or 17". 

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56 minutes ago, Pat S said:

Yeah, I can't find a nice/cheap 14x14" or 15x15" cube anywhere.  I'd even take 16 or 17". 

16"x17" should be perfect. I measured my detolf and the base is about 15"x17". I've never seen anything suitable that wasn't customers made. 

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Great setup you got there, Pat S!  :good: ^_^

 

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5 hours ago, Pat S said:

Hey.  Long time thread lurker...  I just upgraded my 2 Detolfs with a bunch of stuff.  Wanted to share.  I just got the Yetistands so still playing with them. 

 

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looks fantastic!! :good:

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I will also post here my questions, are the center cabinets have closing doors ? I really like the way they can be stacked and have valk in the center... like the HMR battle diorama, I need that kind of arrangement too :D

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Good eye.  So, the outer cabinets are Detolfs, and the inner cabinets are Detolf knockoffs I found on Amazon.  Here's the ones I have, but I paid less than they are at now.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IN9BRC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are not exactly the same as detolfs.  The inner bar frames are much thicker, and they use a different system to mount the shelf glass.  I got them because IKEA is over 300 miles away from me now.

 

The center is open on the center 2 cabinets.  This is the standard mod where you don't install glass on the sides of two of the cabinets, then put them next to each other.   Yes, all 4 of them have closing doors.

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I'm looking for an inexpensive display solution. One that keeps dust down preferably, dusting my collection, and having it scattered about is a bit annoying...

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^ Well, to keep dust down, the more sealed the better.  People pick the IKEA Detolf in part I believe because they are cheap.  I haven't checked lately, but they used to be like $70.  The problem is, you have to have an Ikea nearby otherwise they charge something ridiculous like $200 to ship. 

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Mine don't seem to be that bad, but I've heard others say they hate the dust on theirs.  It's something to consider. 

 

Even things like having a central air vent near your display can add to the problem.  I used to have mine near the entryway to the house.  They got a little dusty there.  Now they're in a room with the least amount of use in the house.  

I've never had displays side by side before, so I hope I don't have to dust in between them much.  That... could be... a pain.:unsure:

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