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  1. Was about to post this, but saw you beat me to it. Thanks for the heads up!
  2. Sorry, but not sorry! : D But yeah, it's a great little addon to the collection. Now hunting for the ever elusive max...
  3. Looking good. Got few stuff in myself : 1) VF-1A Hikaru joke machine $32 with Best-Offer (submitted offer a day before deal started, per slickdeals alert). 2) Parrot Bebop I drone $80 + flypad $24 + accessories (WiFi extender for drone, UV-lense filter, OTG cable, 2 x PS4 phone mounts).
  4. Arcadia VF-1J Millia for $157.60 with Free shipping from AmiAmi after 20% coupon : PSPRING20 One-time use per ebay account, valid till 8PM Pacific time (or multiple times with guest checkout) https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273101890781 + 2% ebay bucks makes this $155 nett. Go go go!
  5. There's a VF-1J millia for $197 - 20% = $157.60 Free shipping by amiami on ebay right now https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273101890781 Or a VF-1J 30th Anniversary for $99 - 20% + $12 = $91 shipped (not mine, contemplating to buy, but bought other stuff instead) Loophole : Coupon is one-time use per ebay account, but you can always use Guest checkout if you want to forfeit your 2% ebay bucks.
  6. Yamato VF-4G : 19,440 Yen, missing left intake cover http://jungle-scs.co.jp/sale_en/?page_id=121&id=2036238
  7. I saw a SV-262 at 11k Yen in Jungle couple of months ago (sold now). It was that cheap...
  8. bump. Will be adding Max 1J Joke Machine pictures soon!
  9. aaajin

    Destroids

    Amazing...just amazing @Xigfrid keep up the good works!
  10. Just a quick submission from what I wrote in the other thread. Issue with locked shoulder cover on VF-1 v2 Yamato / Arcadia due to dried paint smudge on inner shoulder cover : Apart from the normal cracked hinges, one of the shoulder covers wouldn't move. Seems to be a rare case...anyone experienced this? Probably some residual glue seeped in somewhere & locked it in place. Going to patiently figure this out. EDITED : Pried the sides of the shoulder cover, heard faint crackling sound (i.e harden glue breaks) and now shoulder is free! Inspected the areas and saw dried smugdes of white paint on the biceps (Picture 2). Someone accidentally sprayed paint during assembly 10+ years ago and it dried, locking the shoulders to the biceps. Glad it was an easy fix. Also, the diameter of the shoulder pins feels a teeny-weeny bit large for the shoulder hinge holes, presumably for minimal interference fit. Should I find replacement pins that are slightly smaller or just grind the original pins? The pin ends are pretty clean (no burrs), which explains why the outer hinges are intact & only the inner hinges crack (Picture 3).
  11. Im sorry! I really am! But it was an emergency, and I had to make a run to the ER!! Child is safe now :-P By the way, apart from the normal cracked hinges, one of the shoulder covers wouldn't move. Seems to be a rare case...anyone experienced this? Probably some residual glue seeped in somewhere & locked it in place. Going to patiently figure this out. EDITED : Pried the sides of the shoulder cover, heard faint crackling sound (i.e harden glue breaks) and now shoulder is free! Inspected the areas and saw dried smugdes of white paint on the biceps (Picture 2). Someone accidentally sprayed paint during assembly 10+ years ago and it dried, locking the shoulders to the biceps. Glad it was an easy fix. Also, the diameter of the shoulder pins feels a teeny-weeny bit large for the shoulder hinge holes, presumbaly for minimal interference fit. Should I find replacement pins that are slightly smaller or just grind the original pins? The pin ends are pretty clean (no burrs), which explains why the outer hinges are intact & only the inner hinges crack (Picture 3).
  12. Picked up a 1/60 Roy locally. Great way to start the weekend
  13. Someone please get this and build it on this board...its been sitting in Mandrake for so long. SD YF-19 transformable Joke Machine kit by Experten : http://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1063991889&ref=list
  14. Mine does come loose, but Im displaying it with the landing gears on. Maybe double sided tape, or a layer of elmer glue on the edges would do? I did use a layer of elmer's glue for some of the missles points that were loose. I just dab some on the attachment points & let them partially dry for 2-3 minutes before attaching.
  15. I felt the overall parts fitting could be improved. My front landing gear is extremely tight. I had to use brute force to push it in and heard a snap. Thing is, the gear struts are made of plastic. How in the hell am I supposed to take it off in the future? Others (missiles, rear landing gears, etc) fits pretty OK, though the paint thickness makes mounting the missiles pylon a little harder.
  16. As Im new too on these things, I may not be able to recommend stuff, but I did light readings before jumping into the Calibre bandwagon. There are a few quirks at the beginning of the release, mainly (1) jagged edges near the glove vanes and (2) incorrect gun blister panel, as stated here : http://modelhangar3.com/thread/2334?page=3 Calibre did ackowledge those issue and seems like theyve fixed them. On my copy, everything seems good at first glance, maybe I need to pay closer attention to the details this coming weekend & report back. Anyways, here are some other links with reviews that might help with your decision : Forces of Valor VS Century Wings F-14B : http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33902 Review of F-14B Calibre Wings : http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/military-model-aircraft/261154-calibre-wings-f-14b-tomcat-vf-103-jolly-rogers-ca721401.html#/topics/261154?page=1 Overal I'm impressed with the model, but my opinion dont carry much weight given that I'm new on these & made my judgement based on online reviews.
  17. It seems like the details on diecast pre assembled jet fighter models are pretty standard across many companies. Wish Arcadia could afford the same amount of details, with panel lines & more tampo prints, as standard. Will do when I have time this weekend. EDIT: Pictures from online diecast aircraft forum : http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/military-model-aircraft/261154-calibre-wings-f-14b-tomcat-vf-103-jolly-rogers-ca721401.html#/topics/261154?page=1 Notice in the thread people mentioned there were some glitches on the earlier releases (uneven edges near glove vanes & incorrect machine gun panel) which fortunately did not occur on mine. I read some reviews before jumping in when flyingmule had it on sale on top of another sale (they've "corrected" it to a single sale now, sadly). It's indeed a beautiful model. Interesting facts : BlackAces/Noel who's a prominent member on MW forum in the earlier days is part of the company (Calibre Wings). Theyve also acquired "Robo-you-know-what" license to produce VF-1 variants of the F-14's (Roy 1S & Hikaru 1J), which you can also search on MW forum.
  18. This came today. F-14B Jolly Rogers by Calibre Wings. The amount of details on this (and other rival companies) is astounding. I wish Arcadia could do the same amount of tampo prints on their VF-1. Here's some sneak peeks :
  19. so theyre building "mustang" VF-1's now? I'll get one eventually, when theyre in the bins.
  20. On-Sale prices were over, probably they saw unusually high traffic to the items I listed above. Thread can be closed & thanks Admins!
  21. As the title says, please PM if you have any. Or trade with max + milia joke machines. Thanks!
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