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TMBounty_Hunter

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  1. Hold up now, that's asking for 3 new tools and they've been kind enough to give us one new tool per year for the past little while. 😛
  2. Would be neat of them to just drop a finely details VF-27 out of nowhere. Otherwise it's looking like gluing my Bandai kit into a static, solid brick is inevitable due to ABS joints aging. Redoing all the surface detail to cover up the gimmick gaps and oversized panel lines is not something I'm looking forward to...
  3. Time for February announcements MORE PODS http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/65881/ Coming back to production are: VF-11B Super VF-0D SDF-1 with Prometheus and Deadalus
  4. Oh that's a much more retro and rubber robot look than Wave or Hasegawa's offering. The lower legs are bordering on the old Imai look. Now what I really want to see is the how utterly awful the result would be if you tried to transform those proportions back into a Valkyrie
  5. This is why you always link the source instead of just the images https://hjweb.jp/article/758204/ The feet are beefed up with styrene While they don't specify which exact hands they stole from another kit other than it's "movable type", from the extra pics it's pretty safe to conclude these are layered injection hands probably from a recent Bandai MG. It has the pip for clicking into the weapon handle slot that's needed because the movable fingers can't hold anything. Unpainted pics show the extra styrene sheet on the back of the hand to give it the VF-1 detail
  6. Missed the January announcements because there was nothing new Macross in them, but the 1/72 Max/Milia Super Gerwalk is coming back http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/65829/
  7. Making this 1/100 just seems like spite. Sure Bandai's 1/72 line of Frontier and Delta stuff wasn't perfect, but it wasn't that bad either. This makes it look like they're just being super cheap about investing in large molds.
  8. This is the old kits. S/A Super Valk Battroid and Fighter with Hikaru and Max decals and S Strike Valk Battroid and Fighter with Focker decals.
  9. Those knee gaps look awful from every single angle and the feet nozzles look like they don't even pretend to fit inside
  10. If they were gonna do partsforming they should have committed to it fully instead of still ruining it with half-assed transformations bits elsewhere. The joints of the wings to the side of the engine intakes, the gaps in the knees looks atrocious and the proportions are still off all over... Welp, here's hoping Hasegawa or Wave or PLAMAX or Aoshima or who ever aside from Bandai that actually cares about the design instead of the gimmicks gets around to making a proper purely Battroid VF-19 kit some years down the line.
  11. As usual with Bandai the gimmicks take priority and lineart accurate sculpt and proportions get left on the design room floor. This being 1/100 I wouldn't surprised if it isn't further ruined by RG style layered injection joints made of unpaintable and unglueable materials like PP/PE/POM. So glad I scored the Wave 1/100 Battroid resin kit on Y!J last year. At least that's easier to fiddle with if anything is off.
  12. The double month announcement for Nov/Dec and also All Japan Hobby Show and it's just another Armored recolor but with missiles http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/65880/
  13. Ok so my plan to convert the original VFG girls to the Walkure is completely dead in the water. Now to figure out what to do with those 5 kits instead...
  14. Kawamori picking Chisato Mita as the character designer for Delta was a fantastic decision that continues to pay off. Meanwhile, the Frontier poster is going to get about a dozen Minimum Factory dioramas.
  15. Seems a sample is out in the wild. Bottom post with the runners.
  16. No new Macross kit announced for September but we do get a re-release of 1/72 missile sets and VF-0 Battroid
  17. Couriers care more about volume than weight. By the time you get to a box that's like 30x30x40cm you can pack like 15kg in there and the price will be the same as it if was 3kg. The solution is 10 extra kg of photoetch, files, drill bits, chisels and maybe a dozen magazine issues or so.
  18. Indeed. Unfortunately HLJ doesn't get to tell Japan Post what to do. Until Canada's status changes on this page we're stuck with scalping couriers: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/overview_en.html
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