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  1. Hope they release one quickly, I sold mine recently due to a move and would like one since it's my fav valk design ever. Still have a gamlin 22 though! Edit: Don't mind a Hi-metal too.
  2. Kinda prefer the colors on the A over the AX. I want grey. I need grey. Give me all the grey.
  3. CDjapan. They are still releasing them fortnightly. They sell out really quick though.
  4. Picked up a CW 1/72 F-14B JR along with a couple of 1/100s. Will crack the Turkey open once the DCS module goes live!
  5. Yeah got mine from CDJ due to the price. I still love mine, and is solid to transform too. Such a massive leap over the 171s.
  6. Wow, I might spring for one of these as I rarely transform my valks. Just picked up a JR F-14 from them to celebrate the DCS module release(25 year dream!).
  7. Unfortunately I am attempting it on a very dark background. It's Gamlin's VF-22. Thanks, will check those out. The water decals I am planning to use are quite small as well. Might make a few test runs before using the targeted decal.
  8. Hi guys, Looking for advice here, I am planning to place some waterslide decals on a few matte Yamato birds and am wondering if I need to sand or use primers. Does anyone have any experience with this? I read about using a waterslide prep solution but that's just to allow the decal to slide freely right? Just worried about the decals peeling over time. Thanks!
  9. Wowza, finally found the time to transform it to battroid mode and really it has blown me away. Probably my favorite valk in terms of transformation now. Admittedly it's a bit complicated but it is very well constructed with so much detail and tampo print. A shame it didn't do well on the market but this is a massive leap forward compared to the broken mess that was the 171. My only issue is the way the wings are just left there, but that's really symptomatic of the recent Kawamori designs. This is now my #2 after the 21/22. Love it!
  10. I would love to do this but the scheme is getting too close to the 171 "nightmare" for comfort.
  11. Nah usually don't have interest with addons or anything that would spoil the wings .
  12. Yeah transformed it to gerwalk thanks to Wotafa's video, took the better part of an hour. Probably the most complex transformation I have done, and a bit overdesigned if I'm honest. Once you get the hang of it I assume it'll go much easier though. That said, the transformation is quite ingenious though I will still give the champion mass shifting trick to the 21/22. No scratches to be seen so far. Will swap it to battroid tonight.
  13. Thanks Mech for clearing that up. They do look alright side by side, though my fav is still the 21/22 as I like big wings and I cannot lie... =)
  14. Well I know the 21 is ~19m in length but no idea about the Draken III. However just by comparing the pilot sizes however usually Bandai's are on the small side, but this instance the difference is a bit more significant.
  15. She's here! Love the arrowhead design.
  16. Just got my Draken delivered. Can't wait to transform it, but I got a feeling that scale is pretty off here...
  17. raptormesh

    Hi-Metal R

    The monster is 35% off at CDJapan atm.
  18. Ahh the curse of the black dot. One time I had to leave 4 or 5 of them in Gerwalk mode because of this issue. Took me 5 years before I got it right, pretty embarrassing. By the way, for a few legs that were too stubborn I took the thigh apart just by removing three screws and resetting the joint. Painless and quick.
  19. The 17k is for a new unopened copy though :). Yeah hoping the bird's alright.
  20. Ah, that's nice to know. Still, fingers crossed, bit of a gamble.
  21. I found one opened, box damage for 10k on Mandarake. Just got shipped but I'm kinda worried it has defects or stained as the price is kinda low. Ugh the trepidation.
  22. Thank you, glad they improved their tolerances and design.
  23. Cheers mech, thanks for the links. Figured it'll be an exclusive to make it that much harder for me. Guess I'll check tamashii as well as I have access to a local address.
  24. Missed out the first batch of Hase Kairos so only just pre-ordered one from Amiami. Hope bandai would do it as a transformable 1/72 as well. How are the kits nowadays compared to frontier where transforming is a bit of a pain and it falls a part pretty easily.
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