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About wm cheng

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  • Birthday 07/12/1969

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    Toronto, Canada
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    All things Macross - especially the mecha. All things Sci-Fi Aircraft modelling Movies

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  1. I just took the plunge... (they never let me down yet - incl. VF-31A)
  2. I don't get it, why did some stores allow ordering beforehand? Is it because this is TWE? Glad to pay at NY now to not have to wake up at 3am tonight when I work 14hr days! I know about NY - but they have never failed me yet (even with the VF-31A). I hope they allow EMS to Canada by the time September rolls around, I hate UPS/FEDEX/Purolator with their processing fees and brokerage plus its 100% duty dinged whereas EMS has been 90% duty free so far.
  3. OK, so I've never ordered from P-Bandai, what does that mean? I only want the Armored Set (without the VF-1J) and that's only available in Japan (but aren't all these toys only available in Japan?). I've only ordered from HLJ, AmiAmi, Nippon Yasan, Mandarake, CDJapan - so where would I try my luck at the PO for this on Apr 23rd? Help would be greatly appreciated, I'm not fooling myself that this is going to be very hard, but I have to at least try.
  4. OMG!!! I'm speechless. Nothing like shooting the photos outside to capture the sharp shadows from the sun.
  5. Yeah, I think its the hip joint - at the top of the thighs that controls how far out I can spread the legs? I haven't looked at it, but can you unscrew it to get to the inside cups? I thought I might be able just to put some crazy glue or future on the metal ball and be done with it?
  6. Beautiful - what did you do to tighten the joints? I have to do that with mine too, I have it on a stand with the legs splayed but now its loosened and the legs just falls and aligns straight down due to the weight of the leg armors.
  7. YES!!! So envious of you all - at least I can live vicariously through your achievements.
  8. Hey @Chronocidal I love your shape, when you're done could you post a set of instructions with any additional parts I have to buy to make it work? Like you I don't like the shape of the tail - I just got the set but haven't started building it yet. That the omission of the Canadarm sticker and the location of the landing gears are my only nitpiks to an otherwise amazing set.
  9. @pengbuzz I don't know how you do it, but you've pulled some amazingly patient rescues with the crap you had to start with. What a great wife there too, thank her - nice to see someone so understanding. My wife has often said to me when I get frustrated; "why are you even doing this, it obviously brings you no joy, you should just quit!" I often get an anxiety attack just watching you attempt some of your projects :P I've come to the realization that my time is so precious to me that I will spend whatever it costs to get a great model kit (Taimya, FineMolds, GWH or Hasegawa) complete wit
  10. Thanks @borgified and @Nerd-linger - I hope by July we might get EMS back again, I hope they would offer an alternative form of shipping otherwise. I can't imagine FedEx or DHL to be more than 5,200Y - I guess they put in a low base price and jack up the shipping to make the profit. The main thing is I hope they can get the item, hate to wonder and worry about it for 7 months only to get an email on July 31st to saying they couldn't get it.
  11. Thanks for the link - I took the chance and ordered from Hobby-Genki. I hope they come through and EMS gets to me (I have no doubts with Japan Post, its when it gets to Canada, our Postal System here sucks - but at least the chance exists that I won't get dinged with Customs & Duties which is a certainty with FedEx or DHL plus their service charges).
  12. Wow, Japan Post EMS was the only option to Canada at 5,200Y (that's steep) Is EMS available from Japan to Canada?
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