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On 9/14/2020 at 3:01 PM, Lolicon said:

Oh wow, I just intended for TV Max to stand out, but you guys totally Vsauce'd me and showed me that the question is much more complicated than it initially appeared. :lol: @tekering has some pretty damn sharp eyes. :shok:

@Saburo Fantastic pic! Taking me to school, as always. :good:

@RedComet It's some Tamiya weathering kit and a semi-gloss coat. I guess it really helps on something as plain as TV... planes.

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@Lolicon, no schooling here.  Your shots are coming out great!

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40 minutes ago, Alan Molina said:

is it me or  some valks have the cockpit part not flush with the rest of the plane?

 not sure if its only mine 

 

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I think you're right. That's junk. You should probably give it to me.:p

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Haha I'll take one as well please, that J in the background looks awfully good to me. I tried to line it up push it up some more but it never seems to sit flush, which really ruined the beauty of the fighter mode for meB))

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5 hours ago, Alan Molina said:

is it me or  some valks have the cockpit part not flush with the rest of the plane?

 not sure if its only mine 

 

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I noticed the same thing too. I also noticed that if I took the figure out of the cockpit then it closes completely. 

 

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34 minutes ago, Roy Focker said:

Kakizaki has arrived in town at 10am but they are holding him instead of delivering today. :(

if you know where they are holding it, and you need it today, you can call them to check if you can do a pickup.

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35 minutes ago, F360 said:

if you know where they are holding it, and you need it today, you can call them to check if you can do a pickup.

Provided you can unearth the specific phone number for the office.  I don't know how common this is, but it has become all but impossible for me to find numbers for local offices of any particular shipping source, whether it's USPS, UPS, or Fedex.  All the published numbers go directly to a national hotline, and they really do not seem to like to let you talk to your local office at all.

More often than not, I've had to bypass the phone entirely, and just walk into the offices in person to get a straight answer.

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24 minutes ago, Chronocidal said:

Provided you can unearth the specific phone number for the office.  I don't know how common this is, but it has become all but impossible for me to find numbers for local offices of any particular shipping source, whether it's USPS, UPS, or Fedex.  All the published numbers go directly to a national hotline, and they really do not seem to like to let you talk to your local office at all.

More often than not, I've had to bypass the phone entirely, and just walk into the offices in person to get a straight answer.

yeah, the auto system for those 1-800 number really need to be reworked. 

But I was assuming that his was from DHL.   With DHL if they are holding it , you should be able to find out where,  it's probably at the closest DHL warehouse. 

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1 hour ago, totallyjem said:

I can’t even see it as sold...someday I’ll catch one

That's what happens when you sleep like a zombie and miss all the good stuff for nabs. 

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39 minutes ago, Slave IV said:

Yeah, those kill marks are pointless to me for the main characters. They would run out of room after one battle, especially Max.

Fair point, but I think that placement (am I right to credit @Anasazi37?) works well and is pretty subtle. It would be tacky to just fill up the nose haha.

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1 hour ago, RedComet said:

Roy started putting on kill marks, but ran out of room.

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I like the kill marks.

Man, I wish all of my Valks were weathered. I can't do the half weathered half not thing so I'm not even going to start.:p

That said, I could do a weathered shelf..................................:pardon:

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1 minute ago, sqidd said:

I like the kill marks.

Man, I wish all of my Valks were weathered. I can't do the half weathered half not thing so I'm not even going to start.:p

That said, I could do a weathered shelf..................................:pardon:

I know what you mean. I'm weathering just my DX VF-1. My YF-19, Hi Metal Monster and incoming YF-29 aren't getting the treatment. But they are a different scale, so different shelf amIright?

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1 hour ago, RedComet said:

Fair point, but I think that placement (am I right to credit @Anasazi37?) works well and is pretty subtle. It would be tacky to just fill up the nose haha.

Yeah, that's where I was thinking they could go without being a distraction. Good to see that two full rows fit in that space. I'll be adding basic kill markings to the next version of my set, but could also make them available as a separate set with more options.

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49 minutes ago, Anasazi37 said:

Yeah, that's where I was thinking they could go without being a distraction. Good to see that two full rows fit in that space. I'll be adding basic kill markings to the next version of my set, but could also make them available as a separate set with more options.

Yeah, if it hadn't been for your photoshop mockup, I might have stupidly slapped them on the nose, then regretted it. Thanks again! :drinks:

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On 9/15/2020 at 5:52 AM, Alan Molina said:

is it me or  some valks have the cockpit part not flush with the rest of the plane?

 not sure if its only mine 

 

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Just part of the generally inferior fit of Bandai valkyries I talked about in another thread. 

It's worse on the VF-31. 

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2 hours ago, SilentH said:

Thanks for the heads up.  Just completed the transaction.  Came up to $261 with DHL shipping.  This will be my first 1/48.

and it will not be your last.  .. :lol:

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1 hour ago, F360 said:

and it will not be your last.  .. :lol:

9 minutes ago, borgified said:

You're going done the rabbit hole @SilentH ! :lol:

Don't listen to them, man.  They're all the same!  Doesn't matter how many colors they paint it, how many parts they add to it, or even what scale they produce it at; VF-1 toys have been virtually identical for nearly two decades now.  

You only need one, really.

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You only need one...  :unsure:

 

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18 minutes ago, tekering said:

Don't listen to them, man.  They're all the same!  Doesn't matter how many colors they paint it, how many parts they add to it, or even what scale they produce it at; VF-1 toys have been virtually identical for nearly two decades now.  

You only need one, really.

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You only need one...  :unsure:

 

And those are probably just @tekering's extras....

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58 minutes ago, tekering said:

Don't listen to them, man.  They're all the same!  Doesn't matter how many colors they paint it, how many parts they add to it, or even what scale they produce it at; VF-1 toys have been virtually identical for nearly two decades now.  

You only need one, really.

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You only need one...  :unsure:

 

That doesn't include all the MISB copies I know @tekering keeps tucked away in storage. You know, just in case. ;)

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33 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

That doesn't include all the MISB copies I know @tekering keeps tucked away in storage. You know, just in case. ;)

I assume he has five of each: one to display in each mode, a MISB backup in storage, and a MISB backup for that backup. The ones in storage are probably encased in carbonite.

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