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captain america

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  1. My guess is that they'll try to milk the tooling for another, metalized edition down the line. They could do it now, but releasing the ideal version first means fewer second purchases. Kinda like the way smart diecast car manufacturers release a Ferrari in yellow for the initial run, becaue they know everyone wants the red: they get the impulse buyers first, then the rest with the red release.
  2. Changing gears slighty... I'm working on an official MHM model contest a little later this year. I would be honored and privileged if all you builders would give it some consideration when a more official announcement is made. Don't worry: I'm aiming for early Sept, so there's plenty of time.
  3. You're most welcome! I see that your build is already off to a great start. FWIW, my model sizing is always intended to be coherent. the line-art actually has a side-view of the pilot crouched in his cockpit bubble, so it was only a matter of sizing the mecha to where that cockpit would fit in the chest area, and what you see is the result of that. Surprisingly, it also works-out for the Rowboat-Tech fans in that each generation of mecha is progressively smaller than the previous.
  4. Sometimes, when you have to subcontract some elements of the build, it takes longer just because of the shipping factor. With this one, I saw that the momentum of the orders was good enough that I started the re-tooling early, hence the rapid shipping.
  5. I have to be meticulous in the management of my kits, especially something like this that has so many parts of varying size. The sled hulls are set vertically prior to packing to prevent any bowing/sagging while they fully harden, and yes, they're solid resin. The sled was designed with protruding blobs on the bottom, but I made them such that the biover is stable on a flat surface, so the finished model won't be wobbly. Because of the lower protrusions, the sled does sort of look like it's hovering even when it's not. That said, if you do want to create a flight stand, the safest, simplest and least invasive thing would be to create a clear acrylic 4-sided box that you can simply plop the biover onto.
  6. Good news! Kits should be ready to ship on Monday the 14th.
  7. We are a go. I repeat, we are a go! Tooling has begun.
  8. Less than a week to make this project come true.
  9. A little less than 2 weeks to go. Wanna save $85 CAD on your purchase and learn to use a techology that will become the new gold standard for electronic payments? Pay in Bitcoin.
  10. You'll also want to get some polyester putty. It works a bit like styrene putty but uses a catalyst, so it doesn't shrink, hardens faster, and you can repair larger defects more easily. It stinks like a mofo, but its worth it. Also, I'll echo Ted's sentiments and suggest you start with a simpler/cheaper kit and do some research on Youtube before diving head-long into a 300 dollar uber-rare kit.
  11. You don't need my permission to post pics of YOUR kit. Or post reviews, likes, dislikes, rants, etc.
  12. Not sure if I dig the right-handed clamp thing. Truthfully, I think I could have rendered a more aesthetically-pleasing modernized Dougram but I commend MaxFactory for releasing such an extensive line of kits that does justice to this otherwise neglected anime masterpiece.
  13. Just a polite bump and reminder that the order window for the 1/48 BIO LLOYD resin kit (SATAN CLAWS version) is and will remain open until June 1st. If you know of anyone that would be interested in this kit, please direct them to this post, or my account on Failbook. 7 slots are currently filled.
  14. Yes indeed. I built/painted/finished 4 of my own kits in this last year: 2 in camo, and 2 high-viz. Haven't shared them here on MW because there doesn't seem to be much interest.
  15. I think this version of "Cap" is more appropriate. The printer is usually pretty good at getting my jobs done in 1-2 days. It's been 9 and the labels still aren't ready...
  16. Hey y'all, quick update. Kits haven't shipped yet. Everything is packed, but I'm waiting on the printer to finalize the box art; my sincere apologies for the delay. In the meantime, please enjoy this pic of the assembled kit.
  17. Hey everyone! I’m officially accepting payments for the 1/48 BIO LLOYD re-issue starting today Here’s how things will work, so please read carefully. For customers in Canada/US, I will leave the payment window open until June 1st, so you have a little over a month to get your funds ready and send payment in. If by the end of the day on June 1st I don’t get the 12 minimum orders necessary to cover the re-molding costs, I will simply re-issue everyone that paid a refund. Easy-peasy! Note that you have two different kit options: one that is the BIO LLOYD mecha only, and the other option is the mecha + the hover sled. Kindly note that this re-issue has the parts for the red SATAN CLAWS version only. The prices listed in the accompanying image are for people who choose to pay with Paypal. However, if you pay with Bitcoin, you will have a 15% discount on the kit price, so one BIO LLOYD w/HOVER SLED will only come out to $438 CAD, that’s a $92 savings! Those who opt for Bitcoin payment just send me a private message: I will use the currency conversion rate as it is on the day you send payment, and will provide payment instructions accordingly.
  18. Whoops, fixed that little goof-up. Lots of set-up, photography, re-shoots and improvised scripting will inevitably yield a few mistakes. All I can say is that this kit has tremendous shelf presence.
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