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Hi, long time member that's been out of game for a while and need some help.

I recently fulfilled a childhood dream of mine in getting a 1/55 VF-1S Strike.

Though couple of things.

 

1 I was VERY careful, but the Strike cannon snapped as soon as I tried to clip it in.  Anyone ever recast Strike or Fast Pack parts?

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2. Anyone point me to an old school gallery for the Bandai 1/55 VF-1S Strike? I googled and I know like 15-20yrs ago there were tons that I drooled over but they seem sparse now. Curious where some of the stickers are placed.

3. anyone have a scan of the actual sticker sheets? Reprolabels just put out old school labels but they don't seem like all of them.
https://toyhax.com/labels-for-other-bots/2976-labels-for-1984-strike-valkyrie-armor.html

https://toyhax.com/labels-for-other-bots/2980-labels-for-1983-84-vf-1s-battroid-valkyrie.html

4. anyone point me to anyone who recast a red heat shield?

 

Thanks!

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16 hours ago, Kamui 777 said:

Hi, long time member that's been out of game for a while and need some help.

I recently fulfilled a childhood dream of mine in getting a 1/55 VF-1S Strike.

Though couple of things.

 

1 I was VERY careful, but the Strike cannon snapped as soon as I tried to clip it in.  Anyone ever recast Strike or Fast Pack parts?

20201013_130605.thumb.jpg.e7424183480fab21029c16c98d776eaa.jpg

 

2. Anyone point me to an old school gallery for the Bandai 1/55 VF-1S Strike? I googled and I know like 15-20yrs ago there were tons that I drooled over but they seem sparse now. Curious where some of the stickers are placed.

3. anyone have a scan of the actual sticker sheets? Reprolabels just put out old school labels but they don't seem like all of them.
https://toyhax.com/labels-for-other-bots/2976-labels-for-1984-strike-valkyrie-armor.html

https://toyhax.com/labels-for-other-bots/2980-labels-for-1983-84-vf-1s-battroid-valkyrie.html

4. anyone point me to anyone who recast a red heat shield?

 

Thanks!

1. I broke two like that just recently. Tried Crazy Glue. Broke again. I'm waiting for some Devcon plastic weld from Amazon right now. The guys in the workshop section recommended it. A trick to putting it together without breaking it is to loosen the booster screws so it splits in half, putting the cannon in and then cinching the booster back together. The tabs don't have to flex nearly as much that way. These are getting old and brittle though. Some may not be able to be saved.

Another board member and I are working on scanning the Strike Parts in and then printing them in resin. They will not be 100% faithful to the original design. We're modding them to look a little better, be more durable, etc. Something to consider.

2. Dunno

3. From what I understand those stickers are repops of the originals. The ones missing actually came on the Valk? That project was done with @DYRL VF-1S here on the board. He knows the details better than I. These are the original decals.

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4. As far as I know you have two options when it comes to a red heat shield. Paint it or another stand in or go the clip on route. I haven't seen anyone doing repops of the canopy.

 

 

 

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Thanks!

 

I'm totally down for resin parts!

 

And thanks for the suggestion of unscrewing the Fast Pack.  That makes a lot of sense.  I'll do that since I won't be playing with this one.


I'd love a re-issue of this one.

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Just to followup, I finished putting on the Toyhax labels.

 

The white for the UN Spacy and chest Skull aren't solid white so that was a disappointment.  Also, the sets are missing the factory labels like the VF on the feet and UN Spacey on the shin Fast Packs.  Helps a lot though.

 

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1 hour ago, Kamui 777 said:

Just to followup, I finished putting on the Toyhax labels.

 

The white for the UN Spacy and chest Skull aren't solid white so that was a disappointment.  Also, the sets are missing the factory labels like the VF on the feet and UN Spacey on the shin Fast Packs.  Helps a lot though.

 

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20201102_185819(1).jpg

20201102_185534(1).jpg

Wow. Those came out pretty good. 

It would be nice to have stickers with a white base where needed. Hopefully, they listen to your suggestions.

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1 hour ago, Kamui 777 said:

Just to followup, I finished putting on the Toyhax labels.

 

The white for the UN Spacy and chest Skull aren't solid white so that was a disappointment.  Also, the sets are missing the factory labels like the VF on the feet and UN Spacey on the shin Fast Packs.  Helps a lot though.

 

20201102_201552.jpg

20201102_200341.jpg

20201102_200427.jpg

20201102_185819(1).jpg

20201102_185534(1).jpg

 

14 minutes ago, nightmareB4macross said:

Wow. Those came out pretty good. 

It would be nice to have stickers with a white base where needed. Hopefully, they listen to your suggestions.

I missed the part about the solid white when I responded to Sqidd.  Quick suggestion for you: Reach out to their customer service. Those are supposed to be a solid white so they should send you replacements.

 

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2 hours ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

 

I missed the part about the solid white when I responded to Sqidd.  Quick suggestion for you: Reach out to their customer service. Those are supposed to be a solid white so they should send you replacements.

 

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Yeah, I've had this issue with one of their sets before where the white wasn't solid enough.  I'll reach out to customer support.

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On 11/1/2020 at 9:41 PM, sqidd said:

There are a couple of REALLY nice ones on eBay.

I have a few myself, one even signed by the man himself. ;) But I still want a reissue of this bird.

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On 10/15/2020 at 1:00 PM, Kamui 777 said:

Hi, long time member that's been out of game for a while and need some help.

I recently fulfilled a childhood dream of mine in getting a 1/55 VF-1S Strike.

Though couple of things.

 

1 I was VERY careful, but the Strike cannon snapped as soon as I tried to clip it in.  Anyone ever recast Strike or Fast Pack parts?

20201013_130605.thumb.jpg.e7424183480fab21029c16c98d776eaa.jpg

 

2. Anyone point me to an old school gallery for the Bandai 1/55 VF-1S Strike? I googled and I know like 15-20yrs ago there were tons that I drooled over but they seem sparse now. Curious where some of the stickers are placed.

3. anyone have a scan of the actual sticker sheets? Reprolabels just put out old school labels but they don't seem like all of them.
https://toyhax.com/labels-for-other-bots/2976-labels-for-1984-strike-valkyrie-armor.html

https://toyhax.com/labels-for-other-bots/2980-labels-for-1983-84-vf-1s-battroid-valkyrie.html

4. anyone point me to anyone who recast a red heat shield?

 

Thanks!

Would you mind please posting the just the front boxart for this 1/55 VF-1S, so we know exactly which version it is?

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25 minutes ago, MWUser said:

Would you mind please posting the just the front boxart for this 1/55 VF-1S, so we know exactly which version it is?

There is only one version of the 1/55 VF-1S Strike (DYRL Hikaru). The box art is in the pics that Kamui 777 posted.

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47 minutes ago, DYRL VF-1S said:

There is only one version of the 1/55 VF-1S Strike (DYRL Hikaru). The box art is in the pics that Kamui 777 posted.

Yea, now that you pointed out I can kind of see it though it is pretty obscured; it still would be nice for a clear pic of the front boxart for clarity.

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22 minutes ago, MWUser said:

Yea, now that you pointed out I can kind of see it though it is pretty obscured; it still would be nice for a clear pic of the front boxart for clarity.

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