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  1. Can you post a screenshot of your order page where it shows unpaid?
  2. I managed to get one at AE again, along w/ Max: Didn't get anywhere at AmiAmi or HLJ no matter how hard I tried (I think my F5 key is broekn) so thank goodness I didn't waste my time there. Also managed to get GX-88 from NY: Congrats to those who walked away with something and my condolences for those that came out empty handed. I feel for you 'cause I've been there myself lots-o-times...
  3. I got the same thing. I paid but shows not paid. But the order does show up in my queue. Let's pray for the best in the morning.
  4. Got one at AE!!!
  5. AmiAmi placeholder page up: https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=FIGURE-049315
  6. Thanks for the suggestion! I'll probably paint both heads brown and make 'em interchangeable.
  7. I've been searching high and low for a 1/48 TV Kakizaki (the limited Macross Chronicles version) but they are hard to come by these days -- and when you do find one it cost a kidney. There are many other 1/48's that haven't fared well over the last decade so I decided to pick one of these junkers up and make my own TV Kakizaki. I have minimal to no experience with models (built some in my childhood decades ago) and painting so please don't judge my work too harshly. I started with a junker VF-1J Hikaru that I picked up from @levzloi. It has yellowed and has a broken tail/backpack: My goal was to strip the red stripes, whiten the plastic with peroxide treatment and paint the needed areas tan/brown for the conversion. Sounds simple enought, right...? First step was to take it apart: I used 90% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to try and remove the red paint and though stubborn, it eventually came off. But either the alcohol or rubbing motion (or both) left the finish of the plastic shiny and polished and it no longer matched the rest of the valk. At this point, I made the decision to just paint the entire thing with white paint. I know coating the entire valk in paint will invite paint scratches with transformations and posing but this thing will only be a display piece. Re-assembled part of the valk to see what it would look like and if the project was worth continuing: So far, so good. So onward and upward with more white paint. I chose a darker brown than the light tan color found on the 1/60 TV Kakizaki. The pieces all painted white and re-assembled: Valk put back together: Side-by-side comparison with a 1/48 TV Max: In my world, Kakizaki not only survived but he eventually gets promoted to team leader and given a 1J. Any thoughts or suggestions? Any feedback would be very welcomed.
  8. I have two extra wing boosters I got in a parts lot a while back. Not sure if this is what you're looking for: I can't remember for sure but I believe the ones I have belong to Nora's SV-51. If you're interested, shoot me a PM and I'll dig 'em out.
  9. I wish. I put in a snipper bid slightly less than that and barely loss.
  10. Thanks for the heads up. Somehow I have a feeling this is gonna go for an insane price but will give it a try.
  11. ...added Yamato 1/60 VT-1 Super Ostrich for trade.
  12. I edited my post afterwards and added the link. I guess that would've helped. But just in case, the link is here. As for the G1 TF, I'm also not a big fan of stuff post movie (hence the lack of headmasters, targetmasters, etc.). This picture was taken about a year ago and my display has since changed a bit (mainly replacement figures such as BC Steamroll/Recon, official Sunstreaker, etc.). I'm pretty much done w/ TF and have moved on to Macross -- though my wallet is no longer on speaking terms with me since 90% were secondary market prices. But I'm practically done w/ that too as I own almost every cannon valk in 1/48 and 1/60 scale up to MacPlus. Only the elusive 1/60 Angel Birds left. I also would like to post pics of my Macross display but am a bit embarrassed after seeing y'all's collections. Most of my stuff is still in boxes due to lack of space.
  13. Excellent tips @rdrunner. Just to chime in on the strip lightning: there are some that are super easy to install without any soldering and are very cheap. You can get a 16 foot roll for about $12. These rolls have adhesive tape that you just peel and stick on. All you need is scissors to cut the rolls to suit your length and a standard AC adapter for power supply. The rolls even come with a few connectors for pieces that you cut. No wiring or solder needed. You can get them here. For my cabinets, I've placed them in the "11" configuration as @rdrunner mentioned on each side, going up and across the top then back down the other side: Here's what it would look like for a detolf: ...and here's what it would look like for multiple cabinets, daisy-chained. I think the lighting here cost me less than $45: I thought I was the only one that had these problems, particularly sneaking stuff into the house! I usually sneak my stuff in while the wife is showering...
  14. I have a question for owners of the Yamato 1/48 VF-1A Kakizaki DYRL. I recently picked up a copy (FINALLY!) but I'm noticing that it's slightly more yellow/darker than some of my other 1/48's. Another member told me his Kakizaki was also darker than his other 1/48's. I own a couple yellowed valks and toys so I'm very familiar with how they look when ravaged by heat and the sun. But usually the yellowing is uneven, with some parts really yellow and other parts still white/light. This Kakizaki's color is uniform throughout the entire figure, every nook and cranny. The only difference in color is with the chicken hands, which are slightly whiter than the rest of the valk. My question: is Kakizaki DYRL darker than other 1/48's or is my copy yellowed? In this picture, the left one w/ super parts is a custom, repainted Hikaru that was really yellowed and whitened with peroxide treatment that has started to yellow again.
  15. I have both versions Yamato's 1/60 V2 VF-1D. The older one w/ the rainbow canopy has a flip-top box while the newer one w/ the 30th anniversary markings does not have a flip-top box. I also have the 30th Anniversary release of the VF-1S DYRL Roy (standard release w/o super/strike parts) and that also comes in a regular box without flip-top.
  16. Anyone looking for a Yamato 1/60 Virgin Road? 4 days to go with 25 watchers (most, I suspect, are probably members on this board). ...or a Yamato 1/60 YF-19 Bird of Prey? -> SOLD
  17. I can vouch for @kkx as well. Excellent communication and fast shipper with excellent packaging.
  18. Looking for a Yamato 1/60 VF-1A Angel Birds. EDIT: Found 1/60 VF-1A Angel Birds. Still looking for 1/48 Yamato TV KAKIZAKI VF-1A. Willing to trade my Yamato 1/60 VT-1 Super Ostrich if interested.
  19. Looking for the box & insert for a Bandai Hi-Metal R VF-1S Roy or Hikaru. Bought a loose HMR VF-1S and I'd like to get the box to store all of its contents. If anyone has one that they don't need or will be tossing to save space please let me know.
  20. Those are great prices, especially if shipping is included because those boxes are huge and cost a lot to ship.
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