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  1. Thanks @treatment I certainly hope they will come up and be available again. 

    It's weird I can't search for them - how did you find the link in the first place?

    What was the delivery date for the Japan Pre-Orders?  Was it June something?  The Amazon ones seem to be initially Oct 1 and since I missed that, if they come on sale on Amazon again, it would be another batch probably even later than that?

  2. Thanks @Shizuka the Cat

    Damn, it sold out in 13mins on Amazon.com? 🤬  I thought WWM was the new "civilized" way of paying more to order for us old "farts" that had enough of middle-of-the-night madness.  I wonder if that's why I couldn't search for it - or it didn't show up in the search results, could this be a mistake early posting and another posting with proper stock will appear or am I just so desperate that I'm just grasping at straws.  There are still stock of all the other WWM releases even to this day?!

  3. Thanks!  I just tried through a VPN (US Chicago) and changed the delivery address to my friend in Florida and it still gives me the Out of Stock / Unavailable message.  Argh, what's going on?  They just don't want to sell to just ME?

     

    I tried both Firefox and Chrome and even when not signed in with US Location setup and VPN through US Chicago it still Currently unavailable

  4. 3 minutes ago, borgified said:

    Either that Amazon US is not sending it up to Canada @wm cheng.  Two listings for it in Canada is Sold Out at $450 CND and $560 CDN (at Navtio World and I knew these guys will jack the price up the A**)   

    Oh!  Are our US friends seeing that it's available or is it just me delivering to Canada?  All the other WWM Tamashii stuff is available to ship up to Canada - just this YF-21 says its unavailable.  Plus I can't find it via Amazon search, only through the link posted here.  I would really like to use up my Amazon.com GCs.

    This is what I see (can any US friends confirm it is still available to US purchasers?)

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  5. What?!?!?  It says currently unavailable... out of stock (already?!) 13 mins ago?

    Currently unavailable.
    We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

    How did you guys find the listing?  I tried a search on Amazon.com and turned up nothing unless I use your URL link.  I guess my search-fu is weak.

  6. 2 hours ago, Shawn said:

    I am lazy...when is the Macross Encyclopedia coming out again? Thought it was sometime in January

    Sorry, I must of missed this - what is the Macross Encyclopedia?

  7. 55 minutes ago, davidwhangchoi said:

    A good indicator is the dx yf-19 wwm sales and availability at us sites. 
     

    the 19 would be more popular than the 21. 

    THIS!!! This is what I'm hoping for since the YF-19 is still available even now (and even at a discount too! - at least on Amazon.com)  I'm to chicksh$t 🤣 to wait for a discount, but I'm hoping to order it once its available there.  Doesn't look like the scalpers bought up all the YF-19 when they went on sale.  I just have to wait till they list it which is killing me already!

  8. @Rock I think the biggest problem here is the size of the "flakes/sparkles".  Most metallics have too big of metal particles for the scale of the model.  You don't want it to look sparkly (kind of like what the Bandai VF-31 canopies look like - that would be the worst case senario).  It needs to look like mylar film, a translucent metal without any visible particles would be the trick.

  9. Yeah, the new pictures make the nose looking good!!!  I sure am happy to put those crazy stressful PO nights behind me, I'm just too old of that kind of thing.

    This old goat is going to join the new & "hip" crowd and see what this MMW is all about and try my luck from Amazon.  (of course I'll be cursing if I get screwed waiting)

  10. Thanks @pengbuzz one of the obstacles in preventing me to start on my F-22 (along with time and the metallic greys).  Too bad almost all the ArcForum links are dead, but thanks to your other clear gold gloss link looks very promising.  I would be really afraid to have lacquer on anything clear as it is the "hottest" of all the paint types and could attack the transparent plastic beneath and I'm not confident enough the Floor Polish undercoat would protect it but it's definitely worth an experiment on a scrap piece of clear styrene plastic - I wish I had multiple canopies lying around 😜 - maybe clear spoons?)

  11. 1 hour ago, Big s said:

    I’m getting some 1/72 scale figures in as a bonus with the next batch of front missions kits later this week. If all goes well and they detailed the eyes decently I’ll post a quick thing about how I do small figure eyes. 
    basically on small scale after the flesh base is set then I do a panel lining usually with a brown or tan to have a line to base the eyes on. Then I use a little dull white for the eyes. Then to do the pupils, I like using water color pencils or colored pencils since they can be sharpened to a point you can just do a little spot of color like a blue or green and then you can take a mechanical pencil and just put a dot over that. After that you can top coat it and you can add a little gloss to it if you want.

    Thanks!  I'll definitely look forward to seeing that.

  12. So much amazing work going on here (I just stepped away for the holidays a little and its a buzzing workshop here!)

    @derex3592 funny I just read your post about your airbrush and really glad you got it working after all that.  My HP-BC from 1986 (my receipt says it cost me $202 37yrs ago) finally broke apart at the siphon tube to the body.  I was too chickensh@# to try to solder it back together with plumbing solder and a blowtorch.  So I was going to replace it with the Eclipse HP-BCS but luckily they had me try both and immediately I felt the trigger of the Eclipse with a very short travel and no feedback vs. my HP-BC which is now High-Performance HP-BC1 had the trigger travel I was used to for more control.  You might want to look into trying an HP-BC1 in your hands should you need to upgrade next.

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    Your FA-18F is looking amazing BTW!!!  Nice that there's some detail under the forward LERX - the Hasegawa one I've built has nothing but a smooth surface there, no even the ladder panel :(

    @electric indigo I always love your 1/72 models - they always look like 1/48 with the amount of detailing and your superb silky smooth paint job!  I love the Intruder now I'm waiting for the new one you pointed me in that direction.  I always loved the 70s colorful Navy schemes, but your grey newer schemes has a nice splash as well.

    @pengbuzz It always amazes me what you cobble together from found objects to make your art.  I absolutely love the background diorama you made for the Robocop and your pose is just spot on!!!  I couldn't believe how convincing your foil looks as a metal finish - bravo!  Everyone is getting sick, take care and get better.

    @Rock Tomcat is my favourite plane, can't wait to see what you do with that amazing kit.  Thanks for posting so I can live vicariously through you.  I'm a strictly 1/72 scale guy, but that Tamiya kit is so good that I had to break my rule and get one with all the upgrades too - but its just sitting in my stash waiting for "someday".

    @505thAirborne Love that YF-23!!!  Shame it didn't beat up the awkward turned up nosed F-22 (at least from an aesthetics point of view)

    @Thom Been meaning to get that Academy new tooling (only one I don't have in 1/72 aside from my GWH, FineMolds and countless Hasegawas).  Is it as good as people say?  Lots of rivet detailing from your photos.  Love your wheel well plumbing - I'm a huge sucker for that, wished Eduard had some resin upgrades or some new 3D prints - but your plumbing looks amazing!  There's a round recess in the flat portion of the well, is that a detail or injector pin mark - I'm not familiar with that detailing?  Is the external fuel tank attachment molded onto the lower intakes so you can't model it without external fuel tanks?

    @Chas Great Phoenix, that brings me back; running home afterschool!

    @Kurt Wow Kurt, absolutely love the cooler box and bottle but the facial painting blows me away!!!  What kind of paints and brush do you use for the shading and eyes (especially)?  I'm trying to paint my 1/72 Minmay's face in the cockpit of my VT-1 and can't seem to get into the details (especially the eyes and right now it looks like a Zombie!).  I also love the 3D mud as well, so realistic!

    @MechTech Thanks for sharing @neptunesurvey amazing Prometheus.  Wow, that must be huge and those planes must be micronian!  Amazing.  Let him know I had my troubles signing in as well for a few months there and I totally understand what he's going through.  Your build looks amazing, but I have no idea what OTO Melara is, I asssume its some kind of armour.

     

    I'm sorry if I missed anyone, just so much to get caught up on.  So glad everyone seems to be happily and productively modeling away!  I'm really slowed down and back to work so there isn't much progress to show.  Plus everything seems to be breaking down in the house that needs replacing all at once from 37yr old airbrushes, to 22yr old speakers, to 17yr old motorized drop down projector screens to 17yr old dishwashers to my beloved 15yr old BMW M3 that needs repairs - argh!

  13. Another vote for non-yellowing YF-30s - I've had in my cabinet since day one.  It's even against the snow we just got last night as color cast balance 🤣  It could be that I protected my weathering with a sprayed on coat Future Floor Polish?  The only yellowing I get is from some old Yammy 1/72 ver 1.0 and Yammy 1/48.IMG_2997.JPG.c10067e1fabf2b7ee89ca3964ae11341.JPG

  14. 5 hours ago, Anasazi37 said:

    We've seen WWM overseas POs become available as early as a week after Japan POs. I think it depends a lot on the store, and perhaps the item. Sometimes Amazon is sluggish, taking a few weeks to a month to list something, but smaller sites like BBTS usually get stuff listed much faster. 

    Thanks!  Good to know (I'm really new to this MWW release thing).  I'm really hoping to use up some Amazon GC but don't want to screw myself and miss out. (just a little worried because it's new to me)

  15. 32 minutes ago, borgified said:

     @Sildani - Since December has passed with ZERO pre-order annoucements, then January 10 will be the next logical date at 4 pm JST.  Usual web stores: HLJ, AE and others will list it. The North American shores will have this listed some time in February/March as it's a MWW release.

    Wow, Feb/Mar that late after Japan PO?  There's no worry about it not being able to order in Feb/Mar MWW release??  I'm hoping this is my first foray into this new convenient/civilized world of ordering as long as I don't get screwed. 😬

  16. $100 mark up?!?!  Wow, that's a lot.  But do you think that would include shipping?  I can easily pay $60cdn for shipping and $40 for customs and duties (I'm in Canada :(

    I think I paid around $380cdn for the last VF-31AX shipped and customs charges all in (we get pretty hosed up here!)

    As long as I'm guaranteed to get one from WWM Amazon.com I think I'll pay the markup since I have a Amazon.com Gift card I should use up that's not transferable to Amazon.ca.

  17. Wow, step away for Christmas for a few days and all this happens!!!  Looks pretty darn good in the photos now!  So this WWM release means I can order it off the Amazon.com Tamashii store site a week after Jan 10th PO in Japan and not have to fight the madness?  I've never done this before - its seems almost too good to be true?!  So it WILL go on pre-order on Amazon.com Tamashii store site a week later? 

  18. 1 hour ago, derex3592 said:

    Thanks guys! I see the flaws to easily, I guess. I'm my own worst critic!  @wm cheng - 13 inches long from nose to tail. no stand included OR pilot figs..Boooo. Gonna knock up a cheap basic wood stand this weekend and just stick in on a painted brass rod. 

    That's a great size!  I love the lines of the Bone!!!  Might have to put that one on my list.  Are there any resin/3D printed nozzles for the exhaust in that scale?  Is the first bay a fuel tank or a really big bomb?

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