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  1. Haha @electric indigo - know exactly what you mean, double layered HUD in 1/72 is so fiddly!!! Looking great!
  2. I haven't found any dub of 2005 yet, in fact I only found 8 episodes - how many episodes is it supposed to be? There's no info on the Funimation site, I believe they were responsible for the 2199 & 2202 dubs. Me too, the dub is really growing on me as well as I love watching the beautiful artwork on screen and I find reading the subtitles really knocks me out of the immersion of the art.
  3. Yeah, glad I got some when it first came out before I got to viewing the episodes - I just loved the mech designs so much and there were some good books too! I have the both the new Cosmo Zeros but I'm looking for a Falcon now at a reasonable price. Looks like the figures are only available at eBay at a markup, not too bad considering they are almost 10yrs old I guess. Would love a 1/48 Bandai DX Cosmo Zero that folds up in scale with the Valkyries!!!
  4. Thanks for the info - I guess they don't have a following like Macross? Shame so much toy potential, I remember Star Blazers growing up as a kid and I love my Soul of Chogokin Yamato 2199 and Andromeda, I just thought there would be just as many toy companies clamoring at all the amazing mech designs (seems like its only the capital ships that get any attention)! I love the fighters too and even the character designs are great. That's too bad about 2202, but I'll slog through it, just now its not such a priority I guess.
  5. Sorry to bring this back from the dead, but didn't think I need to start a new thread to ask a question. I know I'm late to the game but finally got through the first season 2199 and its just amazing, WOW!!! Haven't started 2202 nor the first 6 episodes of 2205. Is there a YamatoWorld website forums I can start looking for toys? I'd love to get a Yuki Mori and Yamamoto Akira figure, is there a site that reviews them like Macross stuff or where's the best place to start researching stuff like that. For that matter what is the best sculpt for them, and I might as well get into Misa and Minmay too. I don't know too much about figures, I've always been a Macross toy guy. I just want the best representation of each to stand behind the toys. I also can't find any Bandai toys of the Cosmo Zero - it would be great to have that like our Valkyrie Bandai DXs. Any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I've already eyed the Megahouse Yamato Girls from eBay but was wondering if there were some more anime accurate (less sexy) sculpts (they seem better than the Bandai which just seems too tall and thin). Is eBay the only way to go with these figures nowadays (everything at Mandarake seems sold out)
  6. wm cheng

    Hi-Metal R

    I don't understand why they don't use strong rare earth magnets to lock things in place instead of pegs - the VF-2SS is a perfect candidate for this. It would really help solidify these kinds of joints and modes. Totally eliminate tabs and pegs all together! You see them doing magnets for ordinances and landing gears in die cast planes nowadays.
  7. Wow! @Bolt those look fantastic. Love the splinter camo scheme. I keep holding my breath for Hasegawa to make a VF-4, I'm sure when I breakdown and buy that Wave kit is exactly when Hasegawa will make their announcement 😛 I never even knew there was a resin kit of that shuttle hopper! Nice one can't wait to see you build it up.
  8. Ah... always so gorgeous @electric indigo!!! Which kit is that?
  9. OMG! Looks like my basement 😛 LOL maybe not that bad, but close.
  10. Hey @derex3592 I've been on a look out for new 1/72 F-35 as well. The Tamiya is not from trickle down from their new tool 1/48 (which I've heard it's outstanding!). It's just a re-box of the 2019 Italeri kit; https://www.scalemates.com/kits/tamiya-60791-f-35b-lightning-ii--1305529 I saw somewhere online that Tamiya has teased that they are going to reduce their 1/48 F-35 to 1/72 sometime in the near future (its one of those silhouette announcements but you can recognize its a F-35) however my guess its still a year away, but I don't think its a B - its most probably an A like their 1/48.
  11. Wow over $30 in shipping just from Amazon (that's before any customs & duties!) - its getting crazy these days. Any suggestions for any other online retailers or stores in Canada or is Amazon.jp still my best bet?
  12. My wife thinks the movie is in Russian as she always falls asleep before they start speaking English in those parts!!! 😛 Crazy the wives don't like it - its one of my favourite all time movies!!!
  13. I just bought these; https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01M1G1G6L/?coliid=I1QDKBTY9ITT92&colid=1IOYU7HL5MO03&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1 They are so cheap at less than $2/strand of 20 LEDs - I was thinking I'd use these in my Moebius NuGalactica - they come with watch batteries and battery holders. I just worry if they are so cheap if they'd burn out but they seem fine so far. Just trying to find a accessible spot to put the battery pack.
  14. Hey @electric indigo, I used Photoshop - put my camera on a tripod and manually focused, started focused on the nose and manually turned the lens and took a picture at the next step all the way to the tail of the plane / usually in 5-6 picture steps. This was the most useful site: https://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/focus-stack-images-photoshop/ Thanks all for the kudos on the pictures! I'm glad to finally have them taken (before I break something :P) I think all the pictures of the Pegasus has inspired me to work on my Moebius NuGalactica next...
  15. Well, I finally got around to taking some better photos of my models that I built during the Pandemic and learned about Focus Stacking. I've always been trying to fight the depth of field thing where only the nose of the plane is in focus and the tail is blurry - even with tonnes of light, and stepping down the aperture the physical lens limitations and the sensor size will only allow a few inches to be in focus even with Macro lenses. Anyways, here are proper photos of the planes I've built in the last 3 years... thanks.
  16. Sorry @arbit I missed this - they look wonderful!!! Especially the one with the arm up if that's possible? Absolutely perfect! How can I get my gubby little hands on a printed one? 😛
  17. NICE RECOVERY @pengbuzz - your perseverance never ceases to amaze me (it would have devastated me and I would have tossed it in the garbage). It looks better than before, I can't believe you made it from scratch, it looks awesome! Congrats. Can't wait to see the tiny 1/700 people on it!!! You are insane.
  18. Hey @Urashiman noticed your clamps, I want to get a set, what did you feel was the most useful sizes to get, I noticed they come in 2” all the way up to 9”. I wished there was an assortment or variety pack.
  19. Hey @pengbuzz, I'd put the cockpit control/panel decals on, you will make out that the arm consoles are blank if you look down through the canopy. Absolutely stunning Titanic @derex3592 - how could you ever part with it?!?! I could never do commissioned work as I can't part with my babies after all the hours poured into them. Unfortunately I don't have much space to display them either. Beautiful Cat @Rock - congrats, the GWH kit is really great! Might get another one after my 3 Hasegawas, 2 Finemolds are actually done?! Also I keep hearing good things about the Academy F-14 new tool.
  20. I'd love to see your take on the Academy, I have the Fujimi 1/72 F-22 and would love to see the comparison and how you tackle the silvery grey paint finish.
  21. I might take you up on your offer @derex3592!!! In fact I have shot a mini-gun with blanks back when I was on "Bulletproof Monk" art department - all I remember was it was so heavy I just didn't want to drop it, but there was no recoil/kickback with the blanks at all, it just sounded like a really loud wail/fart, you couldn't make out the individual rounds. I always thought being an armourer would be such a cool job! Damn you @Urashiman - you're making me want to buy one of these plamax kits... (I have too many unbuilt kits in my stash already!!!)
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