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Major Focker

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  1. thanks 007, that VF looked sweet.

    i am willing to take apart any toy or model and put some work in to get the effect i want, but fabricating parts might pose a challenge for me.

    i found someone selling a Club-M 1/72 VF-1S. does anyone know if these have the mini-missiles in the fastpacks like in the Club-M 1/48 version?

    also, would the 1/72 look out place beside a 1/60 VF-1 toy? grateful if anyone can post size comparison pics of 1/72 vs 1/60 VF-1S Strike and if possible side-by-side of just the fastpacks in the 2 scales.

    many thanks

  2. Isn't that just the Yamato Toy?

    I don't think anyone made a 1/60 valk. model.

    Toys may adopt any old odd-ball scale, but modern models usually stick with the standards:

    1/24, 1/32, 1/35, 1/48, 1/72, 1/100, 1/144, 1/200, 1/700, etc

    edit: forgot 1/35

    yes that pic was of a 1/48 yamato toy. i really like the removable fastpack panels and exposed mini-missiles. i think the 1/48 Club M model also had this detail, not sure if it's also present in their 1/72. unfortunately the 1/60 yamato toys do not feature this.

    the reason i'm looking for 1/60 models with this detail feature is that i'm planning to make a diorama with a VF-1S being serviced on one end, and on the other end a hangar of other valkyries (VE-1, VT-1, VF-1J, VF-1A) being refueled. this is basically one whole level of a long bookshelf, that will pull double-duty as a display setting and storage for my expanding 1/60 collection. so i'm hoping to make the scale consistent otherwise it might look odd to have a big 1/48 being serviced while the others in the hangar are distinctly smaller.

    i'm keeping my fingers crossed that there is a 1/60 toy or model out there that has the fastpack mini-missile detail...

    Edit:

    anyone know if any of fastpack model kits in other scales are close enough to the dimensions on the 1/60 toy so i can just kitbash? i've heard yamato sometimes fudges the scaling on the 1/60's..

  3. long-time macross fan but noob collector here, so need some quick advice

    someone's offering me a 1/60 VF-1D, but i just recently got the super ostrich.

    and the one i'm really hunting for is the 1/60 VF-1S Strike Focker..

    do you think the 1D is a worthwhile investment for reselling later on, or that i could use it to trade for a VF-1S Strike?

    thanks.

  4. WOW! thanks for the pics man! these are 1/60 scale, right?

    ok, that's it. who do i have to kill to get these? :angry:

    seriously, who makes these, where to get them...

    appreciate any links, leads...

    Edit:

    um... wait. got over excited back there.

    can the fast pack covers be removed to show the mini-missiles like these?

    post-6173-1191303120_thumb.jpg

  5. noob question, so please bear with me:

    were there any 1/60 or 1/72 VF-1 toys (and/or model kits) that featured the mini-missile detail of the 1/48 FAST packs?

    has anyone tried to kitbash a model kit FAST pack to a 1/60 VF-1 yamato?

    planning to make a hangar scene but the 1/48's are proving to be too big.

    thanks

  6. http://www.hlj.com/product/WAVMC-42

    doo de do de deee de doooo dee

    Well i was right about atleast something would pop up after they got back from the seminar. :p Just not Nora. >_<

    She will be too big for combined shipping anyways. (has other early bird orders to snap up)

    nice find, thanks mate!

    placed my very first pre-order at HLJ (or any order for that matter), so yeah, i think i'm getting the hang of this collecting hobby.

    now the waiting starts.... are there any support groups out there on how to deal with this? ^_^

  7. ruskii,

    thanks.

    alain,

    yup. been to goldrcrest and greenhills branches of greattoys.

    still hoping there are other toy stores i haven't discovered. maybe in new manila, or taft, or chinatown...

  8. i think these are what you're looking for:

    just google "ground crew" or "ground equipment" and add either hasegawa, revell, fujimi to narrow the search, or add 1/48, 1/60, 1/72 to really drill down.

    i'm planning to build a diorama myself after i was inspired by this one:

    http://www.chimera-art.com/cpg135/thumbnails.php?album=36

    now i'm torn between doing 1/48 or 1/72. i like the 1/48 because of the mini-missile detail in the fastpacks, but most of the model kits for hangars are in 1/72.

    post-6173-1191230097_thumb.jpg

    post-6173-1191230135_thumb.jpg

    post-6173-1191230164_thumb.jpg

    post-6173-1191230365_thumb.jpg

  9. well i'm from manila but spent quite a bit of time in cebu some years ago. dili makasulti, pero dili din mabaligya!

    hope some more pinoys show up. i'm looking for someone who can teach me custom painting and weathering techniques.

  10. yeah, i'm going to get the 1/48 VF-1S Focker too (geez, this is an expensive hobby). otherwise what would a major focker be doing without his plane, right? ;)

    i'm looking for the 1/60 VF-1S Strike though so i can make a custom VF-1S Strike Hikaru for a diorama i'm planning to make. you know the scene when hikaru let's loose on bodolza? the 1/48 would be simply too big for this, and the revoltech might not have enough detail..

    also, i just scored a VT-1 and VE-1 and in negotiations for a VF-1D, so might as well complete the 1/60 cast, right? i would trade the VF-1D for a VF-1S Strike in a heartbeat though..

  11. first post too! and based in manila (most of the time).

    been lurking quite a while, finally registered when a recent trip to HK rekindled my interest for all things macross.

    just spent the past couple of weekends hunting down yamatos north to south (literally! trinoma, sm city, greenhills, megamall, goldcrest/glorieta, festival mall) and still that 1/60 VF-1S Strike Focker and 1/48 VF-1S Hikaru remains elusive...

    so hard to find these in manila and so few toy stores that carry macross.

    would you know if i missed any?

    thanks!

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