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  1. 1 hour ago, Lolicon said:

    Yeah it's a shame that Bandai botched the CF 171 toy so badly.

    There's always a chance that Bandai does a re-release of the CF 171 w/armor since they just did Alto's Valk, but this time without exploding legs, knees, hinges & triangles. 

    As for me, the VF-171 CF is one of the coolest looking Valkyries out there, the Teal makes that design come alive! 

  2. On 2/21/2024 at 6:23 AM, electric indigo said:

    So I'm two episodes into True Detective: Night Country, and – does it get better? It should have been an easy receipe of The Thing x Thunderheart, but somehow doesn't achieve the slightest suspense so far. I'm all for a slow buildup, but everything feels so staged, and I lost count how many "Chief, you gotta see this..." transitions we had already. The setup and actors are there, but IMO it deserved a better director.

    Nope, it doesn't get any better unfortunately. The last episode & ending is at least IMO lack luster at best. Bad writing, bad dialog with a decent plot and acting that feels very forced at times. 

    Now despite my feelings towards the show, HBO just renewed True Detective for a 5th season with the very same director as Night Country. Whenever it comes out, I'll be passing on that. Hopefully FOUNDATION season 3 will be ready. 

  3. 8 hours ago, Mog said:

    Just finished Ep 5 of Masters of the Air.

    Frak was that brutal.


    It really was, only 17 bombers to start, 4 heading back with engine problems then whittled down to just 13 with zero escorts. Those two B-17's slamming into each other and then realizing that was "She's Gonna"; Bubbles Fort, that was brutal. I really felt bad for Crosby, you can see the guilt he feels. 

    As for Bucky, bailing out & landing safely will be the least of his problems. 


  4. 13 hours ago, Big s said:

    Probably just a new shade of blue

    That was one of my thoughts, it would be cool if they replicated the colors from Arcadia's VF-0A, but I doubt that'll happen. 

  5. 1 hour ago, Test_Pilot_2 said:

    Anyone else receive a "change of design email" from AmiAmi for the VF-0A Shin + Ghost?

    What does that even mean?

    Just got that email too, sounds to me like Shin's 0A might look a bit different from the Pre-order pics... but I could be wrong. 

  6. Has anyone else watched Killers of the Flower Moon yet? 

    If so, what was your take on it? I watched it last night and if I'm being truly honest here, I don't get how it got all the praise that it has. For a 3-hour & 26-minute movie, I found it very slow, choppy editing and uneven pacing. Disappointing overall IMO. 





  7. Sorry for the quality of pics, it's either been raining, snow or today, it's super windy outside and my cameras are horrid with indoor lighting. 

    Well, here she is, my YF-23 Black Widow II. I have a little touch up to do on the landing gear/wheels but overall, I'm calling it done. B))











  8. 5 hours ago, electric indigo said:

    @505thAirborne Make sure to give Ronald D. Moore's "For All Mankind" a try while you're on Apple.

    Sweet, I didn't realize that was an RDM production, I'll give it a watch for sure. B))

    @Dynaman Yeah, at the time of the Regensburg Bombing Raid the P-51 wasn't the long-range escort we've come to know yet and the P-47/38's just didn't have the range, so yeah, those B-17's & 24's were sitting ducks long before they hit their targets. What's crazy is the German fighter planes armed with rockets... turns out that was real and with devastating effect.

  9. Now that I have Apple TV+ for Masters of the Air... I've started watching FOUNDATION, it's a little slow but I'm enjoying the story so far, the special effects are top tier for this series. 

    As for episode 3 of MOTA, damn, it's amazing anyone in those bombers ever survived their missions. The below freezing temps, flak and swarms of BF-109's/FW-190's is that of your worst nightmares. 

  10. Is anyone here watching TRUE DETECTIVE Night Country? 

    If so, does anyone know what's actually going on? Honestly, I'm lost with this one, there's so far not a single character I remotely care about, there's a tie in with season 1 apparently, a young girl was murdered years before, possibly evil spirits are involved, and the writers decided that people only use the word F-ck to describe every moment in their lives.

    So yeah, what's happening here or is this another, it all comes (sort of) together at the last moment kind of story?


  11. Two episodes in on MASTERS OF THE AIR, for whatever reasons I was having little faith if this series was going to be any good, something about the trailers just didn't feel right, especially the CGI... well, I love being wrong sometimes. 

    So far, I am really enjoying this, everything looks and feels authentic, the scenes with the crews eating their breakfast, ground/mechanic crews, the pilots getting their flights suits on, it's all very well laid out and filmed. There is some narration in the show and works perfectly IMO.

    A couple of guys I keep in touch with who are a part of the CAF (Commemorative Air Force) said they helped out with their B-17 (I think she's called Sentimental Journey) for all of the engine & inflight sound effects, if you've ever seen a real B-17 up close and heard those engines kick over, that's what you hear in this show (none of that weird off putting made up sound-effects you hear in some WWII movies, PEARL HARBOR is a grand example.)

    The .50 Calibers & FLAK are deafening. The way they do the pre-flight is detailed, really nice touch. 

    There's a couple of scenes in that are both based on real events and at least for me, feel like a nod to the film Memphis Belle. 

    So far for now, this is on my Blu-ray purchase list! 


  12. 22 minutes ago, ZYZY said:

    Anyone knows of news from Mr.K if VF-0S or VF-0A will get a reissue? Don't count on bandai to come out with one anytime soon. 

    Other than some VF-1S reissues, Arcadia is focusing on their 1/60 VF-5000. So far, no word or updates for anything from Mac Zero at this time. 

  13. 13 minutes ago, Thom said:

    @505thAirborne Those decals dress it right up.

    Thanks @Thom, yeah those decals do wonders for this fighter. I kind of went the Bandai DX route and added a few extra decals like all of the NO STEP, refueling and other little markings for that added effect, otherwise this YF-23 is from the days of the ATF competition, the Black widow Hourglass is underneath as well. 

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