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  1. I don't mean to toot my own horn, my builds look like garbage compared to some of the artists here (ahem Mechtech, WM Cheng, countless others). But if I'm going to be honest, my little 1/72 Hasegawa builds spark more joy than the 1/48 toys. I have a 1/48 Strike Valk in my queue, can't wait to get started on it, but I just need to organize some more display space. My DXs are all back in their boxes, lol!
  2. That's what I was thinking. These are way cheaper and for those of us who want even more detail than the DXs and seldom transform them anyway, it's way more economical to just build your own. I'll be honest, my in-laws sent me the Roy with Strike packs and I just received my VF-1D, but I wasn't very excited about them. I recently got back into models and all I could think of when I got these guys was ohh.....this shape isn't right, oh the markings are nice but look at all those seam lines, and where is the shading?
  3. I honestly couldn't wrap my head around it. There was a guy on the local firearm forum that used to try and push MLP onto other members. He got banned, but I don't remember for what.
  4. Let's just say I indirectly work for her. Hahahahah!
  5. Revell and their weird battleship scales. But that's awesome, and I love that you modernized it.
  6. The site went down for maintenance just as I was typing something like this up. I totally agree, I don't think any of us will see our money or our orders. I have a pre-order from 2019 for the Strike Packs, I put in multiple tickets, I've sent e-mails to NY, I tried the chat and feel like it was a BOT that didn't do anything, or maybe they farmed out the service, I even offered to take something else of similar value. I suggest we keep hammering the local consumer affairs with complaints, it doesn't have to be in Japanese, but it needs to have a common theme - NY Fukked us (Not in those words). Mention Nippon Yasan in the subject line and if they start seeing a pattern, maybe they will get off their bureaucratic butts and walk over there to see what's going on. If they weren't in the middle of nowhere, I'd pay them a visit in person (I go to Japan once or twice a year).
  7. Oh, now that is cool. What scale is that?
  8. I got the feeling that it was only Yamato that fired projectiles, but I could be wrong. It's not like they were firing the original WWII 46cm shells, they looked like some sort of modern shell, so maybe they were adapted to fire from other ships? Either way, it's a nice backup option and it was fun to see. I think they were only used once in 2202.
  9. I drink a lot of coffee when the sky isn't dark.
  10. 2205....PLEASE BE GOOD!!!! One thing I really liked about 2199 was that larger capital ships like SBY didn't turn on a dime or maneuver quickly. Because it was slow and lumbering, it preserved the illusion of being a massive warship....well, space battleship. Hell, even the main turrets didn't move quickly (something the movie failed at). I almost lost it when it fired conventional rounds, so awesome watching those giant fireballs erupt from those guns. I want to feel that magic again.
  11. Thanks guys I took that photo just to compare side ships that came with the bigger ones. Both the TOS and Yamato are 1/1000 scale, but I don't think the Yunagi is. Some other cross genre pics. While exploring the expanse in search of the Xindi homeworld, the NX-01 comes across Earth vessels from alternate timelines/universes. Also, Klingon Doc Brown and his time machine. Smaller 1/2500 scale ship (Mecha Collection ships aren't quite to scale). Same bit of fan fiction, SB Yamato, Musashi and Andromeda escort the Enterprise through the expanse to find the Xindi. And since this is a Macross site (sadly not to scale.... SDF-1 should be a lot bigger) OK, last one. These ones are to scale, all 1/1000
  12. Lol, there have been posts about who you would cast if Macross was made into a live action film..... Wonder how it would look if Michael Bay did it...... Post your worst case scenarios here, lol!
  13. I say dump them an e-mail in Englsih, subject line Nippon Yasan, let hem google translate the rest.
  14. Me too. 2202 was a totally out to lunch, but the models are still awesome 😁
  15. No problem. I probably put way too much effort into the Mecha Collection models. Primer, black base then shaded the colors in. I even used different colors between the mini Yamato (Kure gray) and mini Musashi (SSebo gray) but it's barely noticeable. I put in a lot less effort into this one (Yunagi) and it turned out ok. Some detail painting for the parts that weren't molded in color Just clear coated the rest, no primer, no color, no shading. Just gloss straight onto the plastic. Decals (not stickers). Some Tamiya panel lining. Flat clear on top of it all. The Yunagi is the only one using anime-correct colors, and that's because it's just clear on top of the plastic color it came molded in, which actually isn't that bad. Awesome little side ship that came with Yamato..... Too bad they aren't to scale.
  16. Honestly though, they will continue robbing people unless they get shut down. I don't know how else to go about it other than have people keep filing complaints to the local Consumer Affairs department. http://www.kokusen.go.jp/map/38/center0126.html (089) 925-3700 Looks like they have an e-mail address at this local level, but it will probably be the same, Japanese required: seikatu-center@pref.ehime.lg.jp There is also a National hotline that may have English services but I'm not 100% sure: 03-3446-1623
  17. There's also a Facebook Page about this. https://www.facebook.com/groups/271395437813426/
  18. I sent my complaint to these folks....Consumer Affairs for the area. I'll repost the info from earlier: http://www.kokusen.go.jp/map/38/center0126.html (089) 925-3700 Looks like they have an e-mail address at this local level, but it will probably be the same, Japanese required: seikatu-center@pref.ehime.lg.jp There is also a National hotline that may have English services but I'm not 100% sure: 03-3446-1623 Spoke to someone who has opened a case to investigate. I would suggest the more cases against them, the better, so they can see the severity of the fraud. Not sure if I will see my money back, definitely not counting on NY actually having the DX Chogokin Super/Strike parts, but at least this might be a step to get this fraudulent company shut down and prevent them from victimizing more people. Things they will ask for: Company name Company website Name of the item you ordered, description of the item you ordered, your order number, method of payment. What attempts have you made to receive your goods and what you have done to acquire a refund Probably some other stuff, but it would be good to have this stuff ready when they ask.
  19. Btw, awesome channel for battleship nuts. The guy seems really stressed out though. Dream job, yet probably a ton of pressure. Imagine the burden of preserving such an important piece of history.... Yikes.
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