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Not completely setup yet but a teaser of my detolf so far. 

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This guy will also join them soon. 

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27 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

Not completely setup yet but a teaser of my detolf so far. 

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This guy will also join them soon. 

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Cool set-up.  Man, if my eyes don't deceive me, that is one expensive display in there. :D

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56 minutes ago, HardlyNever said:

Cool set-up.  Man, if my eyes don't deceive me, that is one expensive display in there. :D

Thanks! I try not to think about prices, lol but yeah, it’s probably around $2k worth and will definitely be over that once completed.

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On 5/29/2019 at 11:17 AM, valhary said:

I got this of second hand

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Impressive [in Darth Vader's voice]

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After years and years in storage, my Frontier Valkyries finally have a dedicated shelf:

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@tekering I am willing to pay money to admire your collection.

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You'd have to.  International airfare is expen$ive!  :p

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4 hours ago, tekering said:

After years and years in storage, my Frontier Valkyries finally have a dedicated shelf:

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(* peeks in from watching Korean dramas *)

(* looks at @tekering's Macross Frontier valkyries *)

Why is my mouth watering all of a sudden?

(* goes back to watching 해를 품은 달 *)

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2 hours ago, Shizuka the Cat said:

Why is my mouth watering all of a sudden?

Your body is subconsciously reacting to Luca's RVF-25...

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Your Pavlovian response to anything with a sensor dish is well-documented.  :p

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7 hours ago, tekering said:

You'd have to.  International airfare is expen$ive!  :p

Yeah, tough choice, buy the air ticket or buy a few more 1/48. :) 

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@tekering if ever there was a "G2" color scheme for a VF, Luca's would be a good contender for it. 30th anniversario VF-1 too I think.

I noticed you've got the blue YF-29 on the end there - is that the only one of the 29 you picked up? How do you like it? Leaning towards Alto's myself but if I had to pick a runner up it'd be that one.

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38 minutes ago, jeniusornome said:

I noticed you've got the blue YF-29 on the end there - is that the only one of the 29 you picked up? How do you like it? Leaning towards Alto's myself but if I had to pick a runner up it'd be that one.

Difficult decision, to be sure...

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In my case, there were two clear advantages to the 29B.

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The colors are as close as Frontier gets to a "Cavaliers" scheme, which I've always been crazy about...

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...and the Perceval represents a unique character, as opposed to another Alto bird.

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I mean, I've already got Alto's Super Messiah on the shelf...

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...and having two Altos in the same display would break narrative continuity, see?  :unsure:

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Posted (edited)

Heh, I totally get that line of thought. :)

 

Im debating between putting Alto’s next to my Hikaru 1S as a sort of “30th anniversary, then and now” kind of setup, or getting the Perceval since the only other Frontiers I have aren’t character-from-series either (25A and YF). 

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I miss my 29's.... :(.  Had to let them go to pay off CC's.  <_<  One of my favorite Valk designs. 

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Posted (edited)

So i broke down, and ordered the 1/60 stands from AliExpress

It is funny they spelled it MArcross, instead of Macross.

For about 24 bucks shipped, you get five stands. I want to see if can they save me space in the Detolf. I prefer Fighter mode 80% of the time, so I think these stands are perfect for my current needs... wants... needs, wants. 

 

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Started running the LED strips in my cabinets today. Dust-proofed them earlier this week. Both tasks could have been "cleaner. More valks on the way to fill up the shelves. But here is a progress shot.

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16 hours ago, Grimgerde said:

Started running the LED strips in my cabinets today. Dust-proofed them earlier this week. Both tasks could have been "cleaner. More valks on the way to fill up the shelves. But here is a progress shot.

 


looks great mate, what did you use for dust proofing? any pro tips on best practice?

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Thanks! For the dust proofing, I used the adhesive strips (found at home depot for ~$3) that are meant for sealing the area between Window Air Conditioners and the window frame. Takes about 10 minutes to install once you have the door of the detolf off.

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2 minutes ago, ErikElvis said:

Ugh I have 5 detolfs jam packed full of dusty toys.  

Are they really that bad at keeping dust out? Dust proofing is essentially a requirement?

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Nice diplay @Grimgerde , I personally had to use two types of material to make "ends" meet, and still have smooth operation. Maybe your process is better? Do you have any difficulty opening and closing the doors? Does it seal well? Have you done the sound test? It should significantly lower the sound to the exterior if it is well done. In any case, great collection, and great work!

Wow @tekering came out swinging, after @Saburo posted some nice pictures too. Totally kidding, you guys are amazing, and i can not say enough how much i like your photography work. My hat off to you all, and please keep them coming. I will have my mini studio running again in the future, and i will share some of mine too. Not awesome like yours, but i am learning and trying to take better pics. 

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1 minute ago, Grey728 said:

Are they really that bad at keeping dust out? Dust proofing is essentially a requirement?

Well better than being out in the open but I’ve done some home improvements in the same room and I’m sure wood dust made its way in. 

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2 hours ago, Grey728 said:

Are they really that bad at keeping dust out? Dust proofing is essentially a requirement?

It is not a requirement at all. I personally got sick of dusting my entire displayed collection. I can no longer see the film of dust every two weeks in my display. It’s been a few months now, and it’s still clean. It does take some time to do it properly, but it pays off in the long run, imho.

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9 hours ago, vlenhoff said:

Nice diplay @Grimgerde , I personally had to use two types of material to make "ends" meet, and still have smooth operation. Maybe your process is better? Do you have any difficulty opening and closing the doors? Does it seal well? Have you done the sound test? It should significantly lower the sound to the exterior if it is well done. In any case, great collection, and great work!

 

I would not describe my method as optimal. I have a great seal all around, but the compromise came on the door edges, where - in order to get a seal - I needed to align the adhesive strips so close to the door that it interferes with a clean opening of the door. It doesn't prevent it, but it scrapes the strips. On one of my four cabinets things were particularly stubborn since the door-side glass warps out a bit. Also on that one I had to add another magnet to the top of the cabinet since the stock magnet was no longer strong enough to "latch" the door due to the strips.

All my detolfs have a slightly different door snugness/ease of use. That was before the dust proofing, so I am not suprised each cabinet was slightly different with the door-edge stripping.

 

 

On a positive note, the LED strips seem to adhere to that stripping far better than the glass of the detolf for some reason.

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It took me two tries to get it right. I had to use a combination of rubber and weatherstrip. So it would close properly, and still have contact between the rubber and the weather strip. I am sure it is not perfect, but i did put my cellphone inside of it while playing music, and it reduced the sound considerably. Compared to the detolf next to it that wasn't dust proof at the time. Apparently if dust proofing is done well, it should block sound quite a bit. [or so i read]. I just checked the displays with a lamp, and it has only a few dust particles here and there. It has been months since i did this, and it is really helping.

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I'm definitely going to grab some of that rubber stripping! 

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Now that all the Delta Valks are released its time to reorganize my display.

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On 8/8/2019 at 12:23 AM, Saburo said:

Now that all the Delta Valks are released its time to reorganize my display.

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I can't express into words how much i love these fighter formation shots. I don't have a single Macross Frontier or Delta valks, but man, they look so awesome in fighter mode! Are these as fun to transform as the VF-1 are?

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On 8/8/2019 at 12:23 AM, Saburo said:

Now that all the Delta Valks are released its time to reorganize my display.

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Almost makes me want to drop $1200 on a pair of Arads......almost.

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8 hours ago, Grimgerde said:

Almost makes me want to drop $1200 on a pair of Arads......almost.

Dear god, are they up that high now? I thought that was only for the 31A?

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There may be better places to nab one, but ebay prices are generally in the low 500s before shipping. NY is up to 700.

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