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    Bandai DX VF-31

    I had originally considered just getting the 1/72 model kits for my Delta displays. Have purchased 05 and 02 so far and that's probably where I'll stop. The build is easy. The colours and matching of colours are fantastic to the show. The shape and demonstration when displayed is amazingly accurate. However. If the intent is to be able to give them a play, transform them and play some more then I'd probably say no. Some of the plastic pieces are very brittle. The 05 head antenna snapped pretty much the first moment I tried to move it around. The leg components have been pretty regular in coming apart. Either it's because I've got a bit of a plastic dag left from where I cut it off from the frame or it's how I'm moving it that is making it come loose. There's a number of extra pieces like covers and such for when you wish to transform it or move it into a new mode. The under-arm gun-pods are detach from jet and reattach to arm style of assembly. For me, it's not a big deal because I really like the dynamic poses which it is able to do in fighter form and that's pretty much how I'll be displaying it on their FlightPose stands. As I said, I originally considered just getting the 1/72 model kits but I've now got a 1/60 DX VF-31F on pre-order because there's poses and transformations I want to make with it... and it'll couple up nicely with the also-delta-wing YF-29 Fokker edition I have. Both delta wings, both pilots who's flames burned brightly and extinguished quickly.
  2. A tiny drop of superglue will do it. The plastic is brittle as can be... using superglue to reconnect it won't make it any more brittle than it already is I guess. I'll probably mostly display this in jet form anyway so it is what it is I guess.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    I'm 40... think of it this way... at least at this age, we have the income to afford the why we are doing this... Seek the positive!
  4. I started building my 31J last night and the moment I put the head antenna on it snapped... so brittle a plastic piece. Quite upset by that.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    First time pre-ordering, first time lucky I guess. Hobby Search was gone within 10 seconds. I was lucky to enter the queue on Amiami. It took 3 goes to login again to get to the cart completion and checkout process. I have the confirmation email now though so all good. HLJ one is weird. Doesn't show up on search terms and their menus are a jumbled mess... how did you find it?
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    Hi-Metal R

    I'm new to this. What are "Hi-Metal R"s? The valkyries look very much like plastic with some metal struts and connectors but otherwise it's plastic. The kit looks like it's also utilising a lot of swappable parts like hands, cockpit covers and wings with/without missile pod mount points. Are they a design intended for poseable photography?
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Thank you. That's 6pm my time. I'll have to get a leave pass to see if I can get a preorder in. These photos of the 05 that are coming up are convincing me to put an order in.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Generally what time in Japan (UTC +08:00) do these preorders open?
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Will it come with a canopy that has a sniper hole in it?
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    How do you chaps know these things come on available order so quickly?
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    JPY 21,600 is a princely sum. Current conversions make it $278 AUD. I recall I paid less for the YF-29 even after missing out on the initial release and getting it from a seconds reseller. Bandai seeking to just rake our wallets clean? Surely the production of these figurines aren't any more complex than the production of the VF-25, VF-27, YF-29 and YF-30?
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    YetiStand Alpha.

    Oh my... those glass shelf clip stands really are wonderful an addition to the options list. Reckon it's possible to get 3 clips, back and both sides, different lengths of arm and see if they work in the internal space of the Detolf? Might not fit with 3x 1/60s but I reckon with the right banking you can achieve 2x 1/60s
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Refreshing to see a seemingly more simplified transformation. No more of the tuck arms between legs business. Tucking the arms to the outside of the legs and snapping them in underneath the wings is so simple and elegant.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    I really quite like the subtle extra colours that are coming with the VF-31. Rather than holding to the previous colour formula of primary colour and black and/or white, the blue/red/white, maroon/black/white, grey/black/white, blue/grey/red/white is quite striking. In comparison, Delta 03 looks quite bland. I'll have to get myself a Delta 01 when it comes out.
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    YetiStand Alpha.

    Here's my pic! Stand arrived today. Colour and lighting is terrible - image comes straight off the camera. When I get time, I'll re-do it with better lighting.
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