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ChristopherB

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  • Birthday 04/03/1975

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    Custom Valkyries, Gundam, Super Robot Wars, Zoids, Transformers, WoW

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  1. Hello, (20) years of MW membership, 100% positive feedback and more than $50,000 in successful sales. Collection sold as a set, I'm not breaking them up. Buyer will pay the shipping total (DHL or EMS) after the items are enroute and we have the shipping total receipt, although a deposit of $100 will be required. All were purchased New and sold as Mint In Box, I never built them. Kept away from the light in a non-smoking/pet free home. All boxes in great like new condition except the #9 & #10 which have minor creases due to insufficient packaging by the seller. Nichimo kits are getting harder to find by the day, and especially in new condition. If there's some you don't need, feel free to resell them for a profit. Payment via PayPal Friends & Family or add 4% to the total to cover the fees I'll incur. If you find a lower price for a particular item in brand new MIB condition "Buy It Now", please send me a link to my messenger and I'll do my best to match the price. (18) pieces, each box has (2) complete model kits inside in different plastic colors, so you can make a total of (36) models! They include decals, instructions, and screws. They seem to sell for $12+ each on average depending upon rarity. #13 & #14 have duplicates, so I'm asking $10 each for a total of $180 plus shipping. Reasonable counter offers or trades for Macross resin kits & 1/55 valkyries entertained. Thanks, Christopher
  2. In honor of my (10) year wedding anniversary on June 24, I've discounted the total by 10%. That's a $170 price reduction, thanks for looking. Please check out my other post offering Nichimoco 1/200 Macross kits.
  3. Hello, I was formerly known as the "Custom King" due to owning around (15) custom 1/55 valkyries. If you have a Jung, Rosario, Fulcy mod, etc 1/55 custom for sale, please let me know via messenger. Trades are on the table as well if you prefer that to cash. Here's some sample pictures, enjoy!
  4. Hello, Thanks for looking, testing the waters to see if anyone is interested. I'm very tempted to sell my Bandai Hi-Metal extras, because I primarily collect Macross model kits and 1/55 valkyries. I'm over Macross 400 items and running out of room. 20 years of MW membership, 100% positive feedback and more than $50,000 in successful sales. Collection sold as a set, I'm not breaking them up to less than (5) items if possible. Preference given to the buyer that takes all or most. Buyer will pay the shipping total (DHL or EMS) after the items are enroute and we have the shipping total receipt, although a deposit of $100 will be great. All were purchased New and sold as Mint In Sealed Box, I never displayed them. Kept away from the light in a non-smoking pet free home. All boxes in great like new condition except the VF-1D which has some creases on top side due to insufficient packaging. Otherwise the box is good (front very nice) and the VF-1D is brand new perfect condition. Hi-Metal (R) are getting harder to find by the day, and especially in new condition. If there's some you don't need, feel free to resell them for a profit. Payment via PayPal Friends & Family or add 4% to the total to cover the fees I'll incur. If you find a lower price for a particular item in brand new MISB condition "Buy It Now", please send me a link to my messenger and I'll do my best to match the price. Line Item Sell Price HM VF-1 Super Pack $75 HMR VE-1 Elint Seeker $100 HMR VT-1 Super Ostrich $100 HMR VF-1D Valkyrie $125 HMR VF-1A Valkyrie Cannon Fodder $100 HMR VF-4G Roy Custom $100 HMR VF-1J GBP-1 Armored $160 HMR VF-1J Super Max $150 HMR VF-1J Super Milia $150 HMR VF-1A Super Hikaru $150 HMR Missile Effect Set Tamashii $130 HMR Missile Effect Set Tamashii $130 HMR VF-1S Strike Roy Tamashii $175 HMR VF-2SS + SAP Nexx $125 Set Total: $1,770 - $170 Discount = $1,600 + EMS/DHL Shipping (Reasonable Counter Offers and/or trade of a custom 1/55 Jung/Rosario/Fulcy VF-1 entertained).
  5. Hello, I've completed the Macross Complete Model List (MCML) Project with more than 1,600 entries, of which each entry has 10 categories if we've attached pictures. It includes all obscure plastic, resin, vinyl kits and I first started working on it in 2004. Unfortunately, I haven't found someone to host it or incorporate the information to their website. I personally own more than 400 Macross items and might have the largest known Macross resin kit collection. There's a few other MW members that also have impressive collections. I only focused on Macross, but have access to my friend's Mospeada resin kit collection list and pictures. Please free feel to message me if you have any questions. Sincerely, Christopher
  6. Greetings, I hope all are doing well. I really like these kits, and hope we'll see different valkyries in the future. Here's my collection so far, plan to have them built soon:
  7. @MechTechThank you very much, and I appreciate the link. Yes, please post all built and unbuilt Macross kits here, and some in-progress pictures are also welcome. But definitely feel free to create a dedicated workbench thread if you want to be thorough. Does anyone else really admire/love Macross box art? If so, what do you prefer (Hasegawa/Bandai/Arii/Imai/Etc)? Please include a picture one of your favorite Macross kits in your collection. When I was young and didn't have much money, I would spend hours in the local hobby shop just checking out the model kits and using my imagination to picture them in real life/built. I figure it helps educate people about some Macross kits they might not know about and at the very least showcase some cool art. For this post, I want to feature box art variations for Bandai variable 1/72 and 1/100 original release versus later versions. If there's any that I missed for Bandai variable kits please let me know. For the most part the original 1/72 & 1/100 versions list the illustrator in English, while later versions don't. With the exception of Bandai 1/72 Millia (Masayuki Hasegawa) & Bandai 1/72 VF-1D (Ryukoh Masuo).
  8. @BoltThank you very much, I'm glad you like the VE-1! Great looking VF-17T, Wave and Hasegawa kits. Imai & Bandai 1/72 Variable Valkyrie Comparison Pictures: Both use the same valkyrie artwork, but the Bandai boxes are more compact. Imai shows (4) modes of transformation, the nose cone and wings have a separate presentation along with the metal parts, etc. Took a long time to track these down in like new condition, especially the Imai which are approaching 40 years old. Imai numbering system is quite strange, 39 - 59 - 61 - 75 - 77 - 95. I'll gladly give a free Macross kit (plastic/resin) to anyone that's willing to write the complete the list of Imai releases 1 - 100 or whatever it is.
  9. @Convectuoso: The Wave kits look great, and I love your VF-17T. I've seen the completed pictures (perfect green), awesome addition to your collection! @Hexi: I really like your Hasegawa builds, you did a good job as well on the other kits. Thank you for sharing! Impressive what you accomplished with spray paint. The blue you used for the VF-0D is perfect. @jvmacross: Amazing that the SDF-1 kit sold for that much especially considering it's condition, I don't have one yet and didn't know they're that rare. Thanks for the information. Some of my recently completed projects, and (3) of the previously posted Club M kits arrived partially disassembled. I painstakingly put them back together, there was even some bent white metal parts, etc. The Covid-19 lockdowns caused a lot of shipping delays so they got stuck in a hot warehouse for a few months, which is really bad for kits especially resin which are very heavy. Club M 1/72 kits along with a Green Roses camouflage VE-1 inspired by the "VF Riders" modelling group's digital camouflage version from many years ago, plus a Max VF-1A:
  10. Really exciting project, I'll be ordering one. Thanks Captain and the person who commissioned it.
  11. Hello my friend, this sounds like a great idea, count me in! I'll ask my friend Tom in Chicago to complete this build if that's okay with you. He's a MW member with lots of experience with Macross resin kits. I'll ask him to photograph the build as he goes along, and make similar upgrades/improvements like the sample you posted. Please let me know if this is satisfactory. Thanks in advance.
  12. Wow, the weathering really enhanced the appearance, which was already excellent to begin with!
  13. Welcome to the forums, great job on the build, I also like the Hasegawa 1/48 valkyries, and hope to see more of you projects! Please share your Macross kit collection (built/unbuilt) to the following thread when you get time:
  14. Elegant, Sophisticated, Rare: The Arii 1/100 VF-1 Silver Box Collection! How many of you didn't know about the Arii Silver Box series? I first learned of them (15) years ago, and they really intrigued me. Just finding out how many there are, and which VF-1 versions included was very difficult. Until now there hasn't been a definitive source for this information, so I decided to change that with my Macross Complete Model List (MCML) Project. It has more than 1,400 entries with (9) categories each as well as the addition of links and images (unbuilt & built) being added. It took me (15) years to complete the set, because they show up very rarely for sale. Imagine being able to find an almost (40) year old kit, let alone with complete parts and in an original box in good condition. Compound all of that by the fact you need (12) different ones to complete the set, and then hoping the ones you need are offered for sale. Plus each kit can cost from $50 to more than $200! This is my first time to see the entire set, and I don't know of anyone else with all of them. Did you know this is the only way to get a 1/100 VF-1 plastic kit that is variable and has no armor? Yes, this Arii kit features the VF-1 valkryie with and without the armor! From my understanding Imai created the first variable VF-1 in 1/72 scale without any armor. So, Arii took it and sized it down to 1/100, and then Arii created the FAST Pack armor. I've included in the pictures a comparison of the VF-1D with and without armor. Next Arii created the DYRL FAST Pack armor with a Strike Cannon and resized (larger) boosters to represent the Skull Squadron. These were sold as part of the 1/100 HEWAT (Heavy Weapons Type) series of kits, which I will cover in a future post. Due to bankruptcy the molds for various Macross kits (Imai/Arii) were sold and then released by Bandai. The Silver Box Series was meant to be a highly collectible and sought after, released in limited numbers and with all the bells & whistles. Featuring beautiful box art, display stand, decals, modeling glue, full color inserts, each box uses lovely colors (purple, gold, sky blue, pink, green, etc). After so much mass production, the executives decided to try a different approach and make these something special. Why 1/100 scale when 1/72 is the most popular for aircraft? Most likely to differentiate from the Imai 1/72 and also because of the Gundam 1/100 line used for their MG kits. (Just an example, since MG kits were released at a later date.) Although I have no idea what was the popular scale for Gundams in the early 1980's. Macross is truly unique in that so many scales are offered for their model kits. Please let me know if you have any questions or you're interested in adding these kits to your own collection. PS: 1.) Does anyone have more background information on which variable VF-1 kit (1/100 Arii vs 1/72 Imai) came first since they were both released at almost exactly the same time. 2.) Whether the two companies either collaborated so as to offer two different scales and share the market. Or did one of the companies reverse engineer their competitors kit to another scale, without incurring any patent/design infringement issues? 3.) Also who designed these kits for Imai/Arii would be quite interesting. After all, it's no small feat to design such intricate transformation in the early 80's. 4.) Are these the first known transformable model kits to ever be released? (Please quote an official source to support your information whenever possible.)
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