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KOG Water Dragon

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  1. And can we get a YF-29 and YF-30 too, please.
  2. Haha I meant the end of the Regult series. Of course the others you mentioned would be cool too. Especially Glaug!
  3. I'm sure they had em all planned out. I just would have expected them to save the super exciting one that most people want (which I assume is Scout but I could be wrong) for the end.
  4. Surprised they are doing scout before heavy missile pod type.
  5. I think creating big areas of color, be it chest stripes, leg stripes, wing stripes, tail fins, etc... with either stickers or decals just doesn't look great and gives me a toy-like vibe. And it can be hard to color match the decal if there's a bit of color not covered by the decals. And then there's trying to accent panel lines across a decal... If push came to shove I'd probably rob stencil/pilot name/registration and other small markings from a Hasegawa kit. The basic 1/71 VF-1 is pretty cheap.
  6. I feel like anything that's not insignia, warning stencils, numbers, text, etc should just be painted anyway.
  7. Hope there's enough artwork for a 4th Sortie book soon.
  8. Wait, the variants of the original armored VF-1 come with better hands??? So I need to buy a spare copy of one of the new ones to donate hands to my original armored VF-1?
  9. I think that's correct. I'm hoping they'll follow it up with a 1/48 version of the initial rollout scheme.
  10. Lovely art as always. I wonder when Sorties 4 will be coming out.
  11. Yes. Yes please. But I take back what I said. I'd also like the Luca version with dish, and the extra armor/super version.
  12. I just want the cannon fodder types...
  13. Yet there's still no 1/48 VF-1D! I can understand not doing the VE-1 and VT-1 yet, since there's a fair number of new parts needed, but plain old VF-1D shouldn't be that hard... It's a lot easier to do pure decal variant repops though. At this point, the only VF-1 schemes released in 1/72 that aren't available in 1/48 are the Minmay Special, Rollout colors, and 35th anniversary scheme.
  14. Disappointed it's not 1/72 like the rest of the their new transforming kits. I don't own any pre-finished/toy stuff so a 1/72 transforming YF-19 woulda been great. I have plenty of hasegawa 1/72 YF-19 fighters but nothing for the other modes.
  15. Says those are 1/72 though. We're hopin' for a 1/48 version.
  16. If they're gonna keep doing these... I hope they get around to doing a 1/48 version of the Minmay Special. But a 1/48 VE-1 and VT-1 would be better. Kinda surprised they haven't done those yet. I think they've actually done most of the schemes that were released originally in 1/72, aside from the Minmay Special, Rollout colors, and the 25th/35th Anniversary schemes.
  17. Ack. Where is this? Japan? I've been wanting to get that Hasegawa 25th Anniversary VF-1.
  18. So that's all the VF-25s now? I guess we can assume they will complete the VF-31 series as well...
  19. Yes! An alternate scheme armored VF-1A seems pretty cool to me. The ad shows chest insignia pics for a couple other units... does the text clarify whether multiple marking scheme options are included in the kit, or are these teasers for future variant releases?
  20. Oh geez, I would love a 1/48 YF-21. VE-1 and VT-1 in 1/48 would be great too.
  21. The math is pretty easy. Find the published dimensions of the 'real thing' on a wiki or somesuch. Convert that length into measurement style of choice, if needed, using an online conversion tool. Then divide that by the number of the scale. So if it's a 1/72 kit, divide by 72. Etc.
  22. From the Macross wiki, I get a length of 18.62m and a wingspan of 14.87m for the YF-19. Converted, to feet, I get 61.09 ft length, 48.79 ft wingspan. Then just divide by scale of choice. I get 0.85 ft length, 0.68 ft wingspan for a 1/72 YF-19. 1.27 ft length and 1.02 ft wingspan for 1/48. That should give a rough approximation. I believe later fighters like VF-25 and VF-31 are bigger?
  23. The principle of scale is the same in all kinds of models. Character, aircraft, or otherwise. 1/1 is full size. 1/2 is half size. The bigger the number at the end, the smaller the model in relation to what it represents. When you do figures representing people (or people sized characters), scales like 1/8 or 1/6 or maybe even 1/4 are common. Aircraft (including Macross ones) are MUCH larger than people, so the models have to be done in a smaller scale in order to keep the model size reasonable. Aircraft model common scales can run from 1/144 to 1/32 or even 1/24. 1/144 is on the smaller end, 1/72 is bigger, 1/48 is bigger still, 1/32 can be quite big, and 1/24 is usually pretty darn big for aircraft. You can't do 1/6 for aircraft, naturally. Too big to be practical for most people. In terms of Macross, a lot of the kits will be 1/72. Bandai's Macross stuff is mostly 1/72. Hasegawa's main Macross series is 1/72, and they make a few 1/48 as well. Wave makes some 1/100 Macross kits. There are other brands out there but I'm not going to mention it all. You said you were interested in a YF-19 kit from Hasegawa. They offer that one in both 1/72 and 1/48. The 1/72 is the smaller one, the 1/48 is the big one.
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