Posts posted by orbitalharvest
1 hour ago, jenius said:
Not really, CDJ has a proxy marketplace function, that listing is part of that service, not their own listing.
yeah, i guess. from a consumer pov it's not too clear. which seems like it should be. in any case the price is being hosted on their retail experience.
looks like cdjapan is jumping on the gouging bandwagon. 347 USD up for grabs if ya want it:
On 7/12/2020 at 1:07 PM, Anasazi37 said:
Wanted to give you all a sneak preview of the waterslide decal sheet I'm working on and ask if it's missing anything critical, based on what we know about past and upcoming DX releases. It currently contains:
- Pilot names for the canopy: 1st LT. Hikaru Ichijo, CPTN. Hikaru Ichijo, MAJ. Roy Focker, CPTN. Maximilian Jenius. They would be printed with and without the black background so you can either "paper over" the existing name on the canopy or apply a new one after carefully removing the existing name.
- Modex numbers for the vertical stabilizer: 001, 011, 012, 013. I put all four on there based on the decal sheet that is supposed to come with the Hayao 1A. Again, they would be printed with and without the black background.
- Skulls for the area behind the pilot
- Ejection seat triangles
- Skull for the heatshield
The markings are either an exact match to what Bandai is using (skulls, modex numbers, and ejection seat triangles) or in the same style (pilot names). Some of the markings are designed to support @RedComet's custom Roy and Max 1S projects (and anyone else wanting to make those customs using the Hikaru 1S). There are duplicates of everything in case mistakes are made during application, but if you're used to working with waterslide decals, you could potentially dress up 2-4 valks with one set.
2 hours ago, RED WOLF said:
I'd rather pay a little extra from NY knowing they will come through. I've never had any issues with them with numerous orders/preorders. Plus they have cancelled a couple of items in the past without cancelling my account, which is unheard of.
yeesh... never ordered from nin nin before. i have gone through ny. makin' me nervous. i got mine at 225 with nin nin... maybe i need to make some drastic insurance plans
wow... available again at 325.45 usd before shipping. wonder if anyone it taking at this price. seems maybe not since it's staying open for longer periods of time
Just now, jenius said:
That's the first time I've seen "add to cart" at Nin Nin game... I wonder what went wrong last night.
got mine on nin nin at 245. clearly they're anticipating desperation and demand. they sell their initial batch. then slowly leak out a few at a time, with a marked up price in phases throughout the night. we're feverishly trying to check out. we either don't see the slight mark up, or we do see it and we don't care. again, desperation... nin nin started the night out at 150 and today is at 301-302... how they secure their inventory, i'm sure that's another intriguing story...
back up on nin nin. 1 dollar cheaper!
8 hours ago, rdrunner said:
Agree. It's such a shame that the DX Valkyrie is based on the Yamato V2 and has also included many improvements over its predecessor, but took a big reverse step in the strike pack design. What a disappointment.
i'm calling it now. there's gonna be a renewal version of these. bet! they rushed these out to milk the demand. esp with the stink being made now, they're gonna have a superior v2 or 3 released.
54 minutes ago, HardlyNever said:
Do the missile booms themselves have any kind of internal detail? I'm guessing no?
The lack of internal detail at this price and this scale is pretty disappointing. Not that I really used it much on the yamcadia's, it was still nice to know it was there and I did use it for hangar-style displays every once in a while. We really shouldn't be moving backward at this price point. Shame on Bandai.
tampo printing cost a fortune dont'cha know...
2 hours ago, peter said:
Interesting to see a TV Max 1A with Fastpack.
yeah, that's gorgeous! maybe it's parallax of the lens or the color of the head, but it really creates a longer nose look! lookin' amazing!
2 minutes ago, crackpot said:
Just looks weird with it being half empty.
well that's disappointing... here comes the renewals...
20 minutes ago, jenius said:
yeah, it is close. but that's the real subtle attention to detail of the new dx. very well proportioned and balanced. but yeah if ya get 'fixated' on the crotch area of the yammie 1/48, you can't unsee it... but in fighter mode, it's a thing of beauty! this is esp the case if ya compare it to recent designs (in fighter), esp starting with the vf-25s and so on.
9 hours ago, davidwhangchoi said:
the nose in battroid still looks so long on the 1/48, the 1/60 is perfect
yeah one for the other... i feel the nose cone in fighter on the 1/60 is too short
5 hours ago, sqidd said:
I try and do my best to put good energy out into the universe. And that guy would have been freaking out! I don't want him feeling that way. That's crummy.
The odds are thin!!!
very nice man! need more good ppl in the world!
2 hours ago, DYRL VF-1S said:
Not to get off topic, but @borgified recommended I look at Craigslist sometime ago. Found a retail case for $25, got it painted for like $250 and spent like $35 on LED lights.
nice! that's what they're built for. good to re-use too. esp with many brick and mortar stores often closing shop in the states
1 hour ago, sqidd said:
I kinda like the 1J naked (at least for now). It's very clean looking without a ton of color going on.
I just got the Fighter and Gerwalk 1S's out of the box tonight in a short window. They're just kinda chucked in the cabinet. That entire shelf needs work. And hopefully I see strike packs in 4 weeks or so. Then I'll be back at zero again getting everything where I want it.
with the head design and generally more realistic base color, i've always felt the 1j to be the most 'realistic' aircraft paint scheme. other than going to a true low viz. 'champing' for those strike packs in dec...!
41 minutes ago, drumondo said:
I'm wondering when mine is going to turn up. Shipped last Wednesday, got to "Dispatch from outward office of exchange" on the tracking page on Saturday.
No updates for the last couple of days. I'm home today so it's arrival would be a nice surprise.
ya guys probably already know this. but at least from my experiences in the states, once it's in our regional post offices (or whatever delivery service ya chose), you can more accurately track via the service's app. usps, fedex, dhl (kinda sucks), ups, etc etc. even ems numbers will track via the usps app and website. i know that tracking via the japan post site has verbiage that's somewhat strange (for me to understand at least).
7 minutes ago, DYRL VF-1S said:
Well hot damn. I forgot about that and probably would've typed it/said the same. And I would be the same about my VF-1S. (Had to make this post DX 1/48 appropriate...haha)
For inquiring minds:
https://www.portablepress.com/blog/2014/04/chomping-vs-champing/1 hour ago, sqidd said:
It's "champing" at the bit.
Yes, it's painful being this pedantic.
hahaha! very educational, but yeah ya get the point... now that we're a bit more enlightened on the origins of sayings and equestrian minutiae... bring me more mech!
58 minutes ago, peter said:
Nice box, are you going to open it
oh but yeah, i'm dying to! i'll be even more chomping at the bit if things are still up in the air when my strike packs come in...
Bandai DX Chogokin 1/48 VF-1
ah gotcha. truly inflated