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1 hour ago, no3Ljm said:

Now, what are the chances that Hikaru's 1A might come with Super Parts bundle since his 1A modex number is not in the recent SSP release? So I don't to order another SSP pack. -_-

I would put this at slim to none.  I think the best we're going to get is them including a spare skull logo piece with his 1A, since that will fit into the existing packaging. <_< 

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Well I finally have a TV-style fist  that is close enough to what I want.  I've got a slightly better hand mold curing right now, but this is more or less where I'm at with it.  My goal wasn't really to create something that looked like it shipped in the package with the rest of the valk; just something that looked passable from 2-3 feet away (generally how far away when I look at my display).  I might revisit the sculpt at a later date, but I think I want to move on to other things for the time being:IMG_20200117_191504.thumb.jpg.8b67d67ef074d061812b83aa9ec211de.jpgIMG_20200117_191621.thumb.jpg.c29c3cc23ba7833731858dc2a49e4cf3.jpg

The last thing to do is to paint this in some way to match the off-white of the rest of the valk/hands.  Anyone have any suggestions for painting on resin?  Haven't really done that before, so any paint recommendations would be great (even better if you know a color that will match).

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2 hours ago, HardlyNever said:

Well I finally have a TV-style fist  that is close enough to what I want.  I've got a slightly better hand mold curing right now, but this is more or less where I'm at with it.  My goal wasn't really to create something that looked like it shipped in the package with the rest of the valk; just something that looked passable from 2-3 feet away (generally how far away when I look at my display).  I might revisit the sculpt at a later date, but I think I want to move on to other things for the time being:IMG_20200117_191504.thumb.jpg.8b67d67ef074d061812b83aa9ec211de.jpgIMG_20200117_191621.thumb.jpg.c29c3cc23ba7833731858dc2a49e4cf3.jpg

The last thing to do is to paint this in some way to match the off-white of the rest of the valk/hands.  Anyone have any suggestions for painting on resin?  Haven't really done that before, so any paint recommendations would be great (even better if you know a color that will match).

Looks pretty good to me.

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3 hours ago, HardlyNever said:

Well I finally have a TV-style fist  that is close enough to what I want.  I've got a slightly better hand mold curing right now, but this is more or less where I'm at with it.  My goal wasn't really to create something that looked like it shipped in the package with the rest of the valk; just something that looked passable from 2-3 feet away (generally how far away when I look at my display).  I might revisit the sculpt at a later date, but I think I want to move on to other things for the time being:IMG_20200117_191504.thumb.jpg.8b67d67ef074d061812b83aa9ec211de.jpg

The last thing to do is to paint this in some way to match the off-white of the rest of the valk/hands.  Anyone have any suggestions for painting on resin?  Haven't really done that before, so any paint recommendations would be great (even better if you know a color that will match).

@HardlyNeverSand it completely smooth, with a fine grit sandpaper. 600 should do.  Give the hands little wash with Dawn dishwashing soap , don't touch them with your fingers after this!!!!  Stick them on a stick of some kind.  Oils from your skin are the devil when painting!  Then get some White Tamiya Surface Primer, prime it white with a few light coats. Then pick a Tamiya TS lacquer spray paint color that you like. (Tamiya Racing White is a very good off white color, I use it quite often).  Apply in light coats and let dry. Should do the trick just fine. You can then seal it if you wish with Tamiya Flat Clear  

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Not sure if this has been addressed/asked, but do you guys think they’ll release a missile effects set for this line like the Hi-Metal R accessory?

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11 hours ago, derex3592 said:

@HardlyNeverSand it completely smooth, with a fine grit sandpaper. 600 should do.  Give the hands little wash with Dawn dishwashing soap , don't touch them with your fingers after this!!!!  Stick them on a stick of some kind.  Oils from your skin are the devil when painting!  Then get some White Tamiya Surface Primer, prime it white with a few light coats. Then pick a Tamiya TS lacquer spray paint color that you like. (Tamiya Racing White is a very good off white color, I use it quite often).  Apply in light coats and let dry. Should do the trick just fine. You can then seal it if you wish with Tamiya Flat Clear  

Thanks for this!  As far as putting it on a stick, I guess I just use some blue tack or something?  I've seen set ups where they put the non-holding end of the stick in some styrofoam.  Any recommendations for tack?  

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On 1/17/2020 at 12:44 PM, Guyffon said:

Thought NY fulfilled every vf-1S order already, but since ypurs have not yet been fulfilled, I suggest you drop them a mail about it

 

On 1/17/2020 at 4:13 PM, Slave IV said:

When did you order it?

That is interesting especially if it was an original preorder. 

This was the pre-order with the mark-up at 25k Yen. I got a mail on 8 December telling me that it is going to the logistics partner (keep in mind I use their Trans-Logistic scheme) and I would receive a tracking number within 48 hours.

A week and a half later still no tracking number, so I opened a case with NY basically telling me that their partner is overloaded due to Christmas and that it may take a bit. Since then nothing has happened.

Normally I am pretty patient and relaxed about these things. NY has come through for me on many occasions, so I don't want to dismiss them, but it is a bit unnerving that my order is sort of stuck in limbo.

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1 hour ago, lechuck said:

 

This was the pre-order with the mark-up at 25k Yen. I got a mail on 8 December telling me that it is going to the logistics partner (keep in mind I use their Trans-Logistic scheme) and I would receive a tracking number within 48 hours.

A week and a half later still no tracking number, so I opened a case with NY basically telling me that their partner is overloaded due to Christmas and that it may take a bit. Since then nothing has happened.

Normally I am pretty patient and relaxed about these things. NY has come through for me on many occasions, so I don't want to dismiss them, but it is a bit unnerving that my order is sort of stuck in limbo.

if you haven't already, send them another note through their ticket system. i had that happen to one of my items 3 years ago. they never shipped it though i pre-ordered it. and i forgot about it myself. they magically shipped it prior to replying. 

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1 hour ago, lechuck said:

 

This was the pre-order with the mark-up at 25k Yen. I got a mail on 8 December telling me that it is going to the logistics partner (keep in mind I use their Trans-Logistic scheme) and I would receive a tracking number within 48 hours.

A week and a half later still no tracking number, so I opened a case with NY basically telling me that their partner is overloaded due to Christmas and that it may take a bit. Since then nothing has happened.

Normally I am pretty patient and relaxed about these things. NY has come through for me on many occasions, so I don't want to dismiss them, but it is a bit unnerving that my order is sort of stuck in limbo.

Ok so you ordered it a bit late but still pretty early on. I wouldn’t worry about it either but it would suck to wait this long. Personally, I would never pay their (Or anyone else’s) markup for anything that is a new product on the market so I won’t run into these issues but it is a good indicator that if you miss the initial round, you could expect delays. I actually had it in my cart at 25k when I somehow missed the initial price so I just abandoned the order.

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Now it's the waiting game for the next DX VF-1 pre-orders... :mellow:

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2 hours ago, rocketblast said:

Were preorders available? lol I forgot if I preorder purchased it somewhere, was searching my email earlier to see.

Yes

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16 hours ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

Awesome video out at Scorched Earth Toys comparing 1/48 Yamato to DX. Great job @jenius!

 

Thanks for posting that video.  I just might be convinced to give these bandai units a go...

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3 hours ago, myk said:

Thanks for posting that video.  I just might be convinced to give these bandai units a go...

No problem! I thought it was a great video.

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47 minutes ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

No problem! I thought it was a great video.

It's funny. I don't think there is a clear cut winner. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. It's one of those what do you like? Chocolate or vanilla ice cream? We'll, they're both ice cream so they're both great. What flower tickles your fancy is purely a personal choice.

 If I HAD to choose I personally think the DX has a slight edge though. 

I'm not dumping any of my Yamato 1/48's, that's for sure.

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7 hours ago, sqidd said:

Yes

Thanks I'll have to search my emails and see what I did lol.  I could have sworn I ordered 'em

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Found it... ordered two sets just  in case scalpers raise the price by double or triple.

Macross - VF-1 compatible missile set Limited Reissue [DX Chogokin] $43.42 USD 2  

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2 hours ago, rocketblast said:

Found it... ordered two sets just  in case scalpers raise the price by double or triple.

Macross - VF-1 compatible missile set Limited Reissue [DX Chogokin] $43.42 USD 2  

Where did you po the missiles I can’t seem to find it on NY

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9 hours ago, sqidd said:

It's funny. I don't think there is a clear cut winner. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. It's one of those what do you like? Chocolate or vanilla ice cream? We'll, they're both ice cream so they're both great. What flower tickles your fancy is purely a personal choice.

 If I HAD to choose I personally think the DX has a slight edge though. 

I'm not dumping any of my Yamato 1/48's, that's for sure.

Totally. I think nostalgia has something to do with it as well (even if others don’t admit it haha). I didn’t collect Macross when Yamato released the groundbreaking Valks for its time, so it has no bearing on me. If anything, my reference point are the 1/55 Valks. So, aside from the Yammie variants, DX is my choice.

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10 hours ago, sqidd said:

It's funny. I don't think there is a clear cut winner. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. It's one of those what do you like? Chocolate or vanilla ice cream? We'll, they're both ice cream so they're both great. What flower tickles your fancy is purely a personal choice.

 If I HAD to choose I personally think the DX has a slight edge though. 

I'm not dumping any of my Yamato 1/48's, that's for sure.

I would imagine weaknesses go to Yamato and strenghts go to Bandai.  at least, in build quality.   I'm glad I didn't get any 1/48 Yamato now.

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Someone has got the last available DX Missile set from Amiami and the DX Max 1a for 18k yen opened... 

Someone from here snagged both or did you get the 1a @Bahamutzyro ? 

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On 1/18/2020 at 11:14 PM, borgified said:

Now it's the waiting game for the next DX VF-1 pre-orders... :mellow:

Anyone have an idea when the next pre-orders could be? I wanted a Hikaru, but honestly it's going for a 100+ over the original price. Hard to justify it.

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