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  1. 1 hour ago, no3Ljm said:

    I don't think it's worse per se. There were a batch of the regular reissue production that Arcadia posted on their Twitter feed that has defects. At this point there are no official release date for the PF release after they posted some notice on their website a few months ago. There were some discussions of it here due to the Japanese word they used that translates to 'cancel' so we thought the PF was cancelled despite of online stores not removing the listings. I'm pretty sure they will fix everything first prior of announcing a new PF release date.

    Gotcha, thanks for the clarifiaction 👍

  2. On 11/6/2022 at 2:31 AM, MKT said:

    The PFs are done from the batch of base YF-19 released few months back.

    But it appears the reissue of this base YF-19 has quite a bit higher defects than normal? 
    So just speculating, there could not be enough leftover for the PF after accounting for defects & replacements, so Arcadia might have to schedule a whole new production batch for it.
     

    So this new reissue is worse than the original release?  I'm asking because I considered trying to get a PF version. 

  3. On 10/28/2022 at 1:34 PM, MacrossJunkie said:

    They're also doing a premium finish Tomahawk destroid with weathering.

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    There's definitely hope then, fingers crossed.

  4. 2 hours ago, Falcon said:

    Wonder will there be a premium and standard or will they just with just 1 kind?

    It seems like they save their Premium Finish versions for the more popular hero Valks, like Roy's, Hikaru, Isamu etc.  Though the did do the Elintskeer so I suppose there's a possibility they'd do a PF for this one.

  5. On 10/20/2022 at 7:12 AM, Sokeijon said:

    Finally got mine, but very frustrating and hard to adjust closing up those gaps. 

    IMG_20221020_180619.jpg

    That don't look bad to me either.  Honestly most people wouldn't even notice or care about that.  But for the price I understand why you would want it to fit nice and tight.

  6. 19 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

    Yeah. I mean, it's really nice to buy it from US stores, that way we're covered in case there's problem with the items. But then, if we really want to save a few dollars, getting it directly from Japan stores is still the best way to go.

    True, it's like what's the lesser of the two headaches LOL

  7. 15 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

    Yup. Free shipping. So it looks like they only charge sales tax to CA residents then. Bummer. :unsure:

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    Sucks for the CA buyers but looks like it saves the rest some $$.  But we're all in the same boat if we buy from a retailer in our home state.

  8. On 10/7/2022 at 1:29 PM, Chunky001 said:

    What part of "it cost me $258.53" is un-clear?:unknw:

    Try checking out and see what it will charge you.

    https://www.kappahobby.com/products/dx-chogokin-vf-25f-super-messiah-valkyrie-alto-saotome-custom-revival-ver

     

    I'm asking wiseass because others have been saying you get charged tax anyways.  A lot of online companies from other states are doing it.  Why would I bother checking myself if others have already done so?  What you're saying is contradicting that, that's why I questioned it.

  9. 50 minutes ago, Chunky001 said:

    Kappa is less than $280

    It cost me $258.53

    Won't they charge tax though?  I know they're in CA and I'm in NY but most places are charging tax for out of state purchases now.  Some don't but I thought someone already mentioned that they do.

  10. 2 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

    Seeing that the store is located in the Bay Area, CA. You guys think they charge CA tax upon placing the order? Also, based on their pre-order policy, you will be charge as soon as they have confirmed your order in 1-2 days. So no pay later for pre-orders.

    Edit: Scratch that. Looks like there's CA tax afterwards. So the DX Alto set total shipped to US-CA is $277.84.

    So if you're not in CA there is no tax?  I'm in NY so the CA won't matter for me.

    Also, I don't see anywhere that is says they charge for your pre-order before they ship it.  Where did you see that?

  11. On 9/30/2022 at 1:46 PM, borgified said:

    Nothing yet on the VF-5000g 

    Ok thanks.  Wish they gave us some info.  I can't imagine it's too far off from being up for pre-order

  12. 3 hours ago, MacrossJunkie said:

    I start off with Future during my weathering process, then finish off with a Matte or Satin clear coat. I do have to mask off clear parts so they don't get hazy.

    I believe I used this Vallejo Matt Varnish at the time I did my Alto 25s and it works pretty well.

    I tried out Vallejo Mecha Satin Varnish for a time, but that product is utter garbage and I highly advise to avoid it. It is truly awful and I hate it.

    I've since switched to Vallejo Satin Varnish Polyurethane as I feel it is more durable after it's fully dried. 

     

    Awesome, thanks!

  13. 12 hours ago, MacrossJunkie said:

    I have two of Alto's 25F and they're both as white as the day I got them, as far as I can tell anyway. I don't need the matte finish on this new release since I clear coated my own with one. I don't have the supers though and that's the only thing I would gain out of this release, but as @Lolicon said, the QC has been questionable lately and I don't want the supers enough to risk it. 

    Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this but what did you use for your matte clear coat on your old Alto 25F's?  Did you have to cover any of the parts when you did it like the cockpit canopy?

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