Its that time of year again!!
Come to Super Dimension Con 2018, where you can spend an entire day with hundreds of fans who enjoy talking about Macross and Southern Cross and Orguss!
There are dozens of Vendor tables, Artist Galleries, Panels, Cosplay, and Special Guests, such as Run Sasaki (Vanessa from Macross), and Mari Iijima (MinMay from Macross), who will be hosting a concert for us!
Macross Idol returns! Our annual cosplay and performance competition will be held at MacrossWorld Convention 2015 on October 17th at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center! Inspired by the amazing idols of Macross, we’re presenting our own unique spin on convention masquerades combining cosplay, vocal performance, dance and more! Whatever your talent is, this is an opportunity to show us your skills and join the fun onstage! See below for complete rules. We’re also hosting a cosplay gathering! Tickets for MacrossWorld Convention 2015 are available now at http://mwcon.ticketleap.com/mwcon2015
The Manga, Anime , Games 1989 exhibit at the National Art Center, Tokyo opened this past Wednesday and includes an unexpected surprise for Macross fans – a wall dedicated to breaking down the Itano Circus in Macross Plus.
The exhibit continues until August 31st, so anyone in Japan during the period be sure to check it out.
Detailes in English can be found here .
Prototypes of the Super Deformed “HWR-00 Monster Destroid” add on set for the “SD Makuros” was posted on the Lunar Toy Store Facebook Page earlier this week. I’m wondering how big this toy stands next to the Third Party DYRL SDF-1.
Since 2006, MechTech, aka Phill Allen, has been working at re-creating the SDF Macross TV SLV-111 Daedalus as a 1/200 scale model. Eight years later, this model is almost done!
To celebrate MechTech’s completion of his long-term Macross project, a series of of ebooks, interviews, detailed completed model photographs, and videos are being put together for sharing with the rest of the Macross fan community!
You can listen to the first interview here!
The interview was not exactly an interview, since I was looking for commentary from MechTech on his experiences with building the 1/200 Daedalus in 2006. The interview has been edited for “um’s”, “ah’s”, long pauses and internet connection drops.
Volume one of the 1/200 SLV-111 Daedalus ebook is an edited compilation of the 2006 Macross World forum posts as seen in this Macross World forum thread. All the forum photograhs and videos will be included in the ebook. Currently, the ebook is in Word Document format to allow for the multimedia content.
The Daedalus project ebook required some textual editing of Mechtech’s forum posts in order to make the ebook a little easier to read. If you spot any typos in the ebook or would like some clarification or re-writes then you can contact boinger via the Macross World forum message system.
This kit has been controversial from the beginning and now that I’ve finished this kit, I figured I’d give my own viewpoint. I’ll try to be fair and balanced.
I built this kit without painting much. The parts I painted were –
– the tailfins
– the foot thrusters
– the gunpod
– some minor details here and there
– the black stripes on the arms, legs, and wings
I had to paint the black stripes because the Bandai decals were terrible and generally a pain to work with. Those areas are also heavily touched during construction. Decals can be easily scratched even with a clear coat on top. Paint is a bit tougher (esp the lacquer & enamels I use). Painting them was also much easier. Continue reading “Bandai 1:72 VF-1S (completed + review) by Vifam7”
About 2 years ago, Nel2012 AKA neldorwen (on deviant art) started a thread in our fan art section that featured a lot of her past works. I’ve seen a lot of these pieces myself when perusing the web for Macross art and it was a pleasure to see the artist finally showcase her work on our forum. She stated on that thread that she is planning a huge anniversary piece that featured major characters from all the Macross shows. This instantly piqued my interest. Her art is very detailed and exquisitely colored, so I was wondering how far off she was from finishing this tribute to our favorite show. I couldn’t wait to see the final piece. But the fact that she announced her plans in April and didn’t post the first sketched until September had me worried. Will this be another big project that becomes vaporware on Macross World? We’ve all seen people start threads with ambitious goals and then just die out. The great thing about Nel’s project was that she was posting individual pieces that by themselves were finished works. Seeing these illustrations get posted month after month assured me that she was determined to get it done.
About halfway thru September in the midst of preparing for Macross World Convention 2014, I received a package sent by the folks from lunartoystore.com. This package was actually mistakenly sent to me by a previous reviewer and it was suppose to go to someone else. But I contacted lunartoystore and they said to go ahead and hold on to it until MWCon, which I was happy to. Because inside wasn’t just another toy to be curious about. It’s the first at an attempt for someone to make a “third party” figure based on the series that this site is dedicated to. Now third party is in quotation because, this isn’t exactly the first time a third party made a Macross toy, but what it insinuates. A “Third Party” product is what a unlicensed toy has been dubbed in the Transformers collector’s world. I’m not sure if it’s been adopted by other toy collectors but to me, it’s most prevalent in that line. I’d love to skip that explanation but if I do, then all the emails and comments will be based on that misnomer and not on the toy itself.