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Darth Mingus

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  1. General coverage, a single action would be fine. If you want to do detail work with the airbrush, then you need double action. The DB Action is usually used when doing fine lines for pre-shading or complex camo patterns and weathering.

    Airbrushes and compressors are pretty cheap on eBay these days (saw double action ones for 18 USD). But be careful what you buy. A lot of them can be trouble. I have used a single action AB for years, hooked up to my home improvement compressor without issue. I recently picked up a DB Badger AB at Michaels with one of their 50% off coupons.

    If you want to be build 1/48 aircraft, there are very large surfaces to deal with so an AB is a must. I managed to find a 1/48 VF-19 Lightnings recently and I had the photo etch kit from a few years ago so that is is on my massive backlog.

  2. There are a few other options for the shiny finish. Model master used to make a line called metellizer that was supposed to be oK:


    Another option is to use a metal powder like the one linked here:


    Most people prefer Alcad 2 but they are extremely hard to find. The key to a good metallic finish is in the prep work and a high gloss black base coat. Spray the metallic paint in thin coats at low pressure and gently build up the shine.

  3. Unfortunately, Marvel does not own the rights to Rom. They have been using the other space knights but Rom himself is owned by the toy company that contracted Marvel to produce the comic in the 80's.

    Sorry to edit out 99.9% of your post, but I just had to shout out Rom: Space Knight! One of the first comics I ever read as a very young kid. Now and Easter Egg with Rom and/or the Dire Waiths would have been truly an epic moment.

    I wonder if the good folks over at Marvel have even thought about a Rom movie or cameo...

    Hopefully I get a chance to see GotG in theaters again, it really is worth a 2nd viewing.


  4. I have used HF for years without issues. You can try sending them a note to cancel a pre-order, but the only time I had to cancel, my card expired.

    On the other hand, I pre-ordered a garage kit once from them and the supplier delayed the kit by a year and upped the price by about $200. HF honored my original price and sent me the kit when it was finally released.

  5. I got mine today from NY. I did a quick transform and the Valk was OK. I had a heart attack when I opened the styrofoam part of the package and saw the tow cabes where the gun usually was. I thought I got a dude that was packaged without a rifle. Then I glanced over at the stand package and saw the gun.

  6. Assuming you want transformable toys, you can try the Revoltech 3 form action figures or the Toynami 1/100 ones.

    The Revoltech is listed as discontinued but they show up once in a while as available and on sale: http://www.hlj.com/product/KYD010179

    The Toynami ones are easier to find in the US, I have seen them in a number of comic book stores, here is an example of what they look like: http://www.toynk.com/c=Sfze0f9OlZ1HqCtaFLw4ZiMGp/results.cgis?catalog=COMMON&keywords=macross&x=0&y=0

    Non-transformable toys have a few options also include Yamato's GNU line and the super posable Revoltechs. Toynami also has some not transformable action figures. If you have quality comic book store near you, you may be able to find them there.

  7. Dude, you just missed a great sale at hobby link Japan. I paid $120 shipped for the VF-11B. Keep an eye on the hobby link Japan sale thread in case it comes up again.

    please tell me that those are the stock tail fins, and not a fan-mod!!

    GOD, this beauty just -HAS- to be my next Valk purchase!

    can anyone here turn me to the best, most affordable source they know of?

    i've only been able to find a few just shy of $200shipped so far...

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