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  1. Bandai not releasing a (non-exploding) Delta CF 171 simply boggles the mind, I would have thought that one would have been a no-brainer.
  2. True, it's rare that Bandai ever does the obvious, like reissuing the Valk's fans/collectors really want. I'm strapped for cash at the moment, but I'd find a way for a CF VF-171, maybe even two.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 505thAirborne

    Hi-Metal R

    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.
  6. 505thAirborne

    Hi-Metal R

    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.
  7. Now that is an awesome find & piece of Battlestar Galactica memorabilia! SSWA!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. @Goodman Models The kit & cockpit are looking good, I've always been a huge fan of the Legioss! On a side note, does anyone else here wish that Hasegawa or WAVE made a 1/72 or even better a 1/48 scale Legioss & Tread model kit?
  11. Sweet, I didn't realize that was an RDM production, I'll give it a watch for sure. @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.
  12. 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.
  13. RIP Carl. He was awesome in Rocky, but I always think of him in PREDATOR.
  14. 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?
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. @MechTech Matte finish my friend, Matte finish.
  19. Thanks @derex3592 down the road if I ever make another YF-23 or anything 1/48 I truly have a ton of options. The company that makes these decals, I highly recommend them, they are really good quality, they go on smooth, no cracking or tearing & were worth the price tag. As for pilots and keeping a fighter with the gear up or down, yeah, it's a bit frustrating. With this YF-23 kit the rear landing gear doors fit flush while the front gear doors do no not (You'd have to do surgery for it to work), best example ever for me with having both options were the Moebius Galactica Vipers... we need more kits like that, not to mention the detailed resin pilots.
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