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  1. This color scheme is the only one I want. I really hope they do supers for him instead of just armor
  2. So.... anyone producing aftermarket waterslides? I see them on ebay/taobao for valks and such, but I haven't seen any tomahawk ones.
  3. I suppose if enough people wrote polite e-mails to BBTS customer service requesting that they offer DX macross stuff, it would happen. Hint hint.
  4. It is not the same as the 31A: there's the much more aggressive saw tooth on both wings and canards, different mission pack, and extra large beam guns that are no longer integrated into the fuselage. Personally, I think the original 31A was a prettier bird, but I do like how the new FP's look and will hopefully get a few of the AX's just to put the FP's on. I especially like Arad's new ride, but Hayate will do for now
  5. dur

    Bandai DX VF-31

    I think that's a normal 31-A under there from the fact that the beam tonfas aren't so ginormous... weird that they would feature it though, given that the armored Kairos was already in the previous movie. Perhaps it has a more prominent role in the upcoming movie? I bet a whole squad of them gets blown up to show how serious the baddies are, LOL.
  6. dur

    Bandai DX VF-31

    I didn't think I needed yet another Hayate, but there you go... It's not quite as sleek as the original 31, especially with the protruding guns, but I still like it. I especially like the color layout with accents instead of the whole bird being that color.
  7. dur

    Bandai DX VF-31

    I have a bunch of 31's but have not had anything really major like this: the fighter gap behind the cockpit is the most I've ever had, but it usually went away after 2-3 transformations. I have chuck but haven't opened him: I'll let you know if I find this issue as well when I do.
  8. dur

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Wow, I'm in love with that 31s color scheme. I actually prefer the new super pack configuration too, but to each his own. I thought I wasn't going to buy anymore VF-31's, but if this or another 31A come out I retract my previous commitment
  9. Sorry if this was answered earlier, I couldn't quite find it on search. But does the VF-4A gunpod mount to the VF-4G?
  10. Nuts I say! I was really hoping to see the YF-21 at tamashii nation if only to be encouraged that its coming soon. I'll hold out optimism that its getting a retool for the thicc fighter mode
  11. dur

    repair for my VF-19

    I will second the person who said its worth your time to drill and pin. I have repaired teeny tiny wrist joints on 1/25 Joy Toy figures using .020" brass rod where the figure was played with extensively and they have held up. Straight glue repairs, however, have failed for me even on static 10mm ish connections. If the joint is small, use a smaller drill and smaller pin. I prefer thin brass so that if there's misalignment in the holes the pin has a bit of give. You can also oversize the holes just a tiny bit and fill with a lower viscosity epoxy or superglue.
  12. Oh! This is fun! Arcadia VF-0A Arcadia VF-0S Arcadia VF-0D PF Arcadia VF-4G DX VF-25S w. Armor Pack DX VF-25A w. Super Pack Acadia 1/60 SSP Focker VF-1S DX VF-31A (wish it had armor and/or FP's....) DX VF-31S with ludicrous armor pack (I'm a sucker for it!) DX VF-171EX with armor pack
  13. DERP: pressed quote button on wrong post and wasn't paying attention, LOL
  14. I'm a collector of B2Five's Acid Rain and Votoms stuff. It might not be line accurate, but B2Five toys are some of my favorite toys to play with: they're well built, very poseable, fun to transform (for the transforming ones), and they're just made really smart (integrated holding spots for extra weapons, etc.) . I'm really looking forward to these! They're not as photogenic, but if you ever played with starcom or MASK toys or exosquad as a kid, it totally brings back all those feels
  15. dur

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Thank you for the heads up! I ordered one! Now I just need Chuck's armor and cannon fodder's armor so I can put them and Arad together in one ridiculous display of CG gun dumpage
  16. IMHO the VF-4 displays great next to the VF-0A and VF-31A as they all have realistic, military looking paint jobs.
  17. dur

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Question for those of you who have had the armor on your VF-31S for a while... have you noticed any special fatigue? Particularly wondering about anyone brave enough to keep it in battroid mode
  18. I know the camera angle is contributing a lot to this, but I get the feeling that the fighter mode is a creepy creeper old man in a trench coat getting ready to flash me. It's just... the paneling looks like its trying to hide something instead of being very integrated, if that makes sense. Again, hoping its just the angle and/or transformation error/proto tolerances.
  19. I love it when my toys become obsolete because that means I got some better toys available! I'm also glad Bandai is still showing 1/60 love... I really don't want to have to deal with the newer gen bigger valks in 1/48. As long as its big enough for perfect transformation, perfect landing gear I'd like my valks as small as possible, TBH.
  20. Fighter mode is looking a lot better! I think we were seeing some small amount of spherical aberration on the first page photos making the rear end look even more inflated, though it does seem to have rear boosters sir mix-a-lot would love. Count me impressed that they were able to get that shape fighter simultaneously with the beefier battroid legs! I'm still hoping that through some miracle of engineering they can somehow tuck everything in just a teensy-tiny amount more (really hoping its attributable to transformation error and/or prototyping tolerances, as mentioned before). I'm looking forward to this- I'm hoping that this means Wright Immelman's VF-22 is also coming complete with Windmerean fat boy!
  21. This is another reminder that the YF-21/VF-22 has a metric crapton of anime magic built into the design. The fighter wings always look stubby, but the bigger they are, the more awkward the back kibble in battroid. The sleeker the nose area, the more lanky the battroid. IMHO Bandai favored fighter mode for the YF-19 design: I'm hoping that more shots of the '21 will reveal a perfect fighter mode at least (I'd rather have one solid fighter/odd battroid than 3 mediocre modes))
  22. Bumping for an update! I moved and this project got buried beneath a pile of boxes. I opened it up and realized I had stopped on cleaning up the weathering- good thing its waterbased, as all it took was a damp q-tip to do some clean up. I still need to paint a couple things but I'm nearing the finish line... only took a few years I'm going to try to transform it 10-ish more times to see if any problem areas pop up. I'm seriously losing steam though... thinking about just selling this thing to let someone else finish it. I bought this HMR specifically so I could learn how to paint/decal/weather before attempting my Arcadia/Bandai valks, but I kinda wish I'd just started with 1/60.
  23. dur

    Bandai DX VF-31

    The armor looks pretty ridiculous in battroid mode, but that fighter mode looks awesome! I think I know what mode I'm displaying in (whenever it is I get to opening...) . Does the dual beam turret lock in any way? And can it fire forward in fighter mode?
  24. Oh man, that looks FINE to borrow some of my 90's lingo. Given that these guys are about the same price on the aftermarket, it looks mighty tempting... but yeah, I don't know if this is worth 2 DX chogokins...
  25. dur

    Bandai DX VF-31

    Dat fighter mode... does it lock up solid? I ordered from NY, can't wait to put it on my -31S (haven't even opened that valk... waiting for the armor )
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