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  1. On the heels of embarrassing themselves with their nearly universally lambasted insult to Cowboy Bebop, they take one more open-mouthed plunge into cesspit with yet another attempt to westernize an anime with a built-in fanbase (which in today's environment just means a cynical attempted cash grab that will gut it of whatever made it popular with its fanbase - whom they'll invariably accuse on toxicity - and wokefy it with box-checking and "correcting problematic" content to appease a so-called audience that has no interest in the franchise beyond the initial thrill of seeing old fans groan).

  2. Miss Magenta arrived today and, to be honest, I find that the color isn't nearly as obnoxious as some pictures and comments made it seem; to be sure, if it were redder in hue and a bit less saturated it would've been a whole lot better, but it's not bad and I'm just glad to have a large scale, complete set, of Ride Armor figures.

  3. 3 hours ago, VF-Zero said:

    No mercy ! to the wallet... 

    Wallets are always the first tragic casualties in this primal acquisition chase...  Let's have a moment of solemn reflection for the fallen billfolds. :cray:

  4. 37 minutes ago, Podtastic said:

    What is CW? Do I want to know?😬

    It's a TV network born on the heels of its 2 defunct predecessors, UPN and WB, back in 2006.  By their own admission, with very few exceptions -- which almost invariably degenerate into it, it is pathologically focused on identity politics and spreading "The Message" in everything they produce.  :rolleyes:Oddly enough:rolleyes:, their strategy has NEVER turned a profit, and now ViacomCBS is either considering, or actively attempting (depends on the source), to sell that albatross.  In short, it's a wasteland.

  5. I count myself lucky that I never had a problem dealing with N-Y, everything I ever ordered got delivered in a timely fashion; however, I soured on them during the whole Kairos drama and stopped dealing with them soon thereafter.  As for Nin Nin... bought from them once and was not satisfied, so I've avoided them like the plague ever since; that they're either affiliated or just bought the URL to catch displaced N-Y customers makes no difference to me as I'll never use them anyway.

  6. Unfortunately, the files for the Ishforn and Ishkick, and the partial stuff for the Nickik were lost in a HD crash a long time ago; I thought I had them saved somewhere but couldn't find any trace of them anywhere else, so there were no backups.  I could see myself continuing existing models at some point, but I have no intention to recreate everything from scratch as the conditions that allowed me to indulge in that distraction have changed.

    It is what it is.


  7. 25 minutes ago, Sandman said:

    A set with what?

    Destroids MBR-04-Mk. VI Tomahawk + SBR-04-Mk. XII Phalanx as a set, as stated in the posted image.  I'm all in!

  8. 10 hours ago, Masked Aviator said:

    Thank you Mechaninac. Sounds very technical for me. I will try to figure it out how to do it.

    The following video tutorial illustrates a similar process to what I described; the intended application is different, but the making of the ABS paste would be almost the same... unfortunately you're denied the convenience of an ABS sprue tree to cannibalize:


  9. 6 hours ago, Masked Aviator said:

    Hi, Captain america and any modeling experts in here, I need your advice. Do you think it is appropiate to fix the cracks by filling the gap with Tamiya Putty? Is it strong enough to hold up the stress? Which type of Tamiya Putty will you recommend? Or any other way of fixing will you recommend? Any suggestion will be appreciated. Thanks.

    Crack_1 (2).jpg

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    Tamiya Putty.jpg

    The only "putty" that could work to fix those rips would be one created from a similar grade and color of ABS dissolved with liquid plastic weld (Ambroid, etc.), by submerging ABS shavings in the weld to make your own ABS paste; this paste, in turn, once properly applied, would not only fill the cracks and bridge the gaps but also melt itself into the part and become one with it.

  10. 4 hours ago, sqidd said:

    I saw that this morning. I hope that picture isn't an accurate representation of the paint. It looks horrible. Tempting though.

    I've got that 21" long Kickstarter Roci. The landing gear looks goofy the way they did it, it takes up a TON of room and I can sell it for WAY more than I paid for it.  I'm considering replacing it with the Eaglemoss unit. But that paint is sketchy.

    The heavy surface tiling and the semi-glossy sheen don't help either... the combination makes it look sloppier than it may actually be.

    Edit:  I do wish they would take on B5 as well... an XL edition Omega Class would rock!

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