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  1. Hasegawa May announcements and there's nothing new Macross. But guess what's getting a re-release?

    Reactive Armor VF-0S Battroid: http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/21-2/

    So if you recently got the VF-1 Armored Valkyrie but have been missing the chunky "predecessor" now's your chance!


    Also getting repops:

    1/72 VF-0A/S with Ghost: http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/65777/

    1/72 VF-1J Max & Milia combo: http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/65763/

    1/72 YF-21: http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/11/


  2. No new Macross kits in March, but they are repopping some 1/48s

    1/48 YF-19 http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/mc01/
    1/48 Super VF-1 Max/Milia colors http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/65827-3/
    1/48 VF-1 photoetch http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/65793/

    But in non-Macross news, they're doing a 1/72, full action Xabungle which might be a good indication of how any future all new tooling battroids kits from them might work



  3. 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...

  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 :D :D :D

  5. This is why you always link the source instead of just the images



    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. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 24 minutes ago, sh9000 said:




    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...

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