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Shaorin

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  1. ~ SHAORIN's TWO-BOX THEATER ~ Mammar; - ohgodohgod, just go on ignoring all my silly little toy airplanes honey. - i won't ask about how much all those shoes must've cost, so feel free to go right on ahead and scratch my back in return, babe. one good turn deserves another after all... Mammar's Significant Other; O.K. Dear, what precisely are you trying to hide from me... Mammar; OH S%$T!! Shaorin;
  2. lucky you that you evidently have $3000.00 squared away to pay for them all... i mean, for something around that sort of scratch, i could have my own custom 1/1 Mikuru-chanā™„ made... - sure, clothes would be extra, but that's where the thrifts would come in...
  3. LAME, big N, seriously. i mean, don't you people think you've gotten yourselves in dire enough straits with your own damned Wii-effin'-U?!? damn, i actually remember when you guys were the cat's ass, or at least something approaching it...
  4. yeah, it's mighty effective for getting those intakes out of the way of those low-slung nose-fuselage antennae, as well as the folded wings, to a lesser degree. in any case, it's all key to opening the door to many attractive poses that would be difficult of not impossible, and often much more awkward otherwise... back to topic, i'm pretty sure, -with the price that this beauty is going to command- that i am quite destined to be living vicariously through you people in 2014. Wahhh...
  5. silly puppy, i've got one of those already, (with future intentions of adding at least one more,1S Focker ARCADIA ed.) and i'm just attempting to clean up on things i long lusted after, but were generally unavailable to me for various reasons up until just a few years ago. sorry to butthurt in any way, but the MPC 1J Ichijo/Hunter was, for a very long time, (to me) and has remained, one of those MACROSS/related items that i just had to add to my collection for, if nothing else, than to thumb my nose at the unfortunate surcumstances that had kept all this crap beyond my reach for far, fatr longer than i was ever anything at all approaching comfortable with...
  6. furthermore, few at YAMATO or elsewhere seemed to ever realize that one could achieve a vastly superior neutral stance via the stupidly simple expedient of canting the intakes forward at the GERWALK joint just a single notch. it truly allows things to fall right into place nicely for a much more attractive stance, IMHO; - ALAS, mine is no longer capable of transforming from FIGHTER. R.I.P. you fugly old bird... ((YMMV))
  7. so, while the VOL.1 has a solid metal block inside each of the lower legs, which i removed, all subsequent releases have die-cast inner leg halves ALA the vintage TAKA/BANDAI 1/55's?
  8. indeed, i had come up with the idea on the spur of the moment just this morning, in fact, and i was just delighted beyond words when i saw just how well the mod actually came together, and just how much it drastically improved everything yeah, pretty ridiculous what i see these "command" on the BAY, for starters. i mean, we're talking 1/60v.II prices and up, often as not anyway, as bad as the nosecone sculpt already is, can you believe the sculpt was actually shorter/goofier by far before the single revision TOYNAMI made somewhere in dev. stage to allegedly lengthen it in order to allow better cockpit detail and and opening canopy?!? claims as such right there in the manual, as well as showing off the godawful initial sculpt in full color photographic glory anyway, since i'm on a roll here, i need a BANDAI 1/55 reissue 1J Hik, now, as well as possibly a Yammie 1/48 and just maybe a 1/100 HI-METAL as well if i don't have to pay an arm and a leg for one these days. i think i'll skip the TOYNAMI 1/100, - no retro HCM sentimentality to be had there, just pure distilled inferiority, IMHO - and i know i'll definitely pass EASILY on the Yammie 1/60v.I, the single Version one i once owned long ago being more than enough, thankyouverymuch...
  9. yeah, like i mentioned above, small rubber washers, to serve as spacers, and extra-long self-tapping screws to hold it all fast. it is actually secure as a drum, and yet allows a relatively terrific degree of hip swivel actually quite beneficial to a much better FIGHTER mode fit. plus, it allows for a broader, better BATTROID stance, YMMV; closer to that of the HCM it is based upon; - now see, doesn't that look like so totally awesomely awkward-assed that it like totally blows the Yammie/ARCADIA 1/60v.II out of the complete effin' water?
  10. i've transformed my own primary 19S so many damned times it's scary. the beauty is still tight as a drum, miraculously enough...
  11. don't feel too lonely now; i'm myself Ass enough to actually own and actually enjoy that there album. in fact, stupidly "Weeaboo" as it might come off, a whole lot of ABBA in general tends to strongly come off on me as the direct source from which so much of the flavor and style of a whole lot of the Moe and Harem related Anime soundtracks of the late 1990's/mid-2000's or so sprung forth from...
  12. i'd LOVE to see this in DN scheme myself...
  13. GERWALK is now the mode that seems to suffer most, but that's hardly surprising of a pre-1/60v.II VF-1 toy, no?
  14. before i start; yes, i understand and sympathize well with the intense antipathy most of us "Hardcore" Western-based MACROSS fans have for anything the slightest bit related to that hoary old plagiarist pseudo-property whose brand name starts with an R and ends with an H, and, further still, the intense animosity towards that particular property's parent firm and their related associates and licensees. that in mind, i've felt it necessary to acquire a copy of of the infamous, decade old TOYNAMI MPC 1/55 VF-1, mostly due to it's close similarity with the 1985 vintage BANDAI 1/72 HCM VF-1 series, which was a dream acquisition well out of my reach for many years, and, as most any MACROSS fan of more than a decade's standing is well aware of, the very best variable VF-1 scale replica anyone could hope to aspire to own right on up until the early 2000's, and, arguably, right up to the very debut of the legendary YAMATO 1/48 Kanzen Henkei. so, as you may have guessed, obtaining an MPC 1/55 was pretty much a no-brainer for a sentimental old fan such as myself, right after mostly satisfying myself of the core of what i have desired of the various modern-day cutting-edge YAMATOARCADIA offerings, at least. as such, just a few days ago, i get my first (and only) MPC 1/55 from a fellow MWer, and immediately see in it a rather flawed and lazy copycat of the venerable HCM, albeit with some clear potential to actually become a decent homage to the 25 year-old 1/72, with the touch of work that TOYNAMI should have already had thought out through before proceeding past their DEV stage. really, just a simple litany of cheap and dirty mods that Really help this toy to shine (in it's own nostalgic sort of way) by leaps and bounds; - improvements/modifications include; - * painting, various areas (chest/frontal fuselage intakes, backpack module detail, etc) * removal of light up visor LED wiring (provides better head movement) * refit/rebonding various parts (poor factory fit/finish) * wing glove modding (to allow full open wing spread, impossible as factory stock) * hip modding (simple really, pair of long, narrow screws, pair of small rubber washers) - all of these subtle changes, most especially the hip mod, combines to allow for a far superior profile in all three modes, especially BATTROID, and brings the whole so much closer to something very much like an honest to goodness improved HCM homage, and so much less like the cheap and dirty, lazy copy it was originally intended as. indeed, now the toy feels closer to something BANDAI could have/should have rolled on out back during 10th and/or 15th anniversary of SDFM, rather than the tired old lazy plastic model reissues they've always been so fixated on, YMMV...
  15. latest addition is that MPC VF-1J there. it's taken a bit of work to get it to the point where it manages to be halfway respectable among it's peers there. for one, there are large metal castings in the lower leg nacelles for no other purpose whatsoever than to add heft. that surplus weight, coupled with the magnetic locking system for FIGHTER, meant that FIGHTER was far more floppy and unstable than it had any need at all to be. therefore, as reassuring as that artificial ballast might be for and old-fashioned metal lover, those metal castings had to go. between that, and a an overall refit and joint tightening, the infamous MPC now actually holds together more like something of a rock than like the loosey-goosey train-wreck the MPCs have long been infamous for. it's still a silly looking, half-inspired plagiarism of it's vintage HCM predecessor, and not even quite as good as that low-bar in some ways, but like the HCM, it somehow just feels right owning one all the same. by rights, i should next be after the Yammie 1/48 and BANDAI 1/55 reissue of this particular VF-1, so i can claim ownership of most every meaningful toy iteration ever made in the last 30 years. the 1/55 reissue i think i can manage down the line a little, the 1/48, however, commands mad money these days, and probably won't be getting any cheaper any day soon...
  16. hi guys, i'm looking for any complete DVD set, so long as it contains a SUB track, of the late-70's T.V. series; The Jolly Roger of Space A Message From the Unknown A Lady Who Burns Like Paper Under the Flag of Freedom To the Shores of Distant Stars The Phantom Mazone The Pyramid on the Sea Floor The Queen's Space Fleet The Fearsome Plant Lifeform Approaching the Mystery Planet When Lola Shines Golden Mother, Be Eternal Witch Castle in the Sea of Death The Sphinx's Gravestone Unrequited Love! The North Pole Aurora Kei: A Song of Farewell The Skeletal Hero The Evil Shadow Soldiers Queen Lafresia's Trap The Dead Planet Jura Gohrum! The Tragic Soldier Space Graveyard Deathshadow Yattaran: Song of the Model Lover The Shooting Star of Virgin Love Doctor Zero and Mi The Long Journey From Afar The Will of the Arcadia The Ulysses Nebula Life-and-Death Struggle on the Rainbow Planet My Friend, My Youth The Arcadia's Secret History Call of the Star Flute The Lone Man's Charge The Galactic Lullaby The Beautiful Mystery Woman The Eve of the Showdown Tears on a Red Sweater Farewell, Mayu Courage: The Death of the Commander And Then the Angels Sang Duel! The Queen Versus Harlock Farewell, Cosmic Corsair - looking to trade up to the recent re-release set? dump your old one off on me!!
  17. good business from fellow member "Atharun" fast and courteous service... also, kudos again for "JVMacross" on 1/55 MPC VF-1J Hunter...
  18. as i might have mentioned before, i mainly had designs on this as a commemorative tribute to the 1985 BANDAI HCM, from which this toy so clearly derives from. unfortunately, i get a clear picture now of what made the MPC line (and TOYNAMI by extension) so infamous in regards to their QC. indeed, paint smudges and staining abound on this "limited edition fine collectible" and even a missing wing-runner-light lens!! to be fair, this thing ain't half bad, after some corrective paint-work/clean-up with rubbing alcohol/joint tightening/wing glove modding/etc. i mean, there is plenty of shiny zinc and all. one fairly serious and fairly necessary mod, however, was to shave the pilot's underside way the hell down so that he could sit much lower, and far more accurately, in the cockpit. granted, i had to GORILLA GLUE him in there after that, but since this MPC's cockpit is barely any better than that of the HCM from which it is derived, and a LONG way off from the perfection that is the ARCADIA 1/60v.II cockpit, i'm really not missing anything at all by losing the removable pilot feature here;
  19. thinking of a made-up U.N. SPACY scheme i've in mind, actually. apologies to any "Rivet Counters" round here in advance...
  20. those 1/60 VF-0 sculpts sure hold up beautifully despite their age. sure wish i hadn't have missed out on one of them, back in their day...
  21. assembly nearly finished, tons of painting and clean-up to do...
  22. huh. is that a fact? well, here i was, like 20 years ago or so, totally hangin loose with the girls on a swingin-ass FRIDAY night;
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