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6 hours ago, 505thAirborne said:

So I finally emptied out my Public-Storage unit (One less monthly bill) and found these, I saw this big box and kept wondering... what's in that one??

(Mark Watney voice) Surprise! :D

 

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Nice! It’s always great to open a box and find goodies you forgot about. 

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12 hours ago, Slave IV said:

Nice! It’s always great to open a box and find goodies you forgot about. 

@Slave IV This was definitely a great find! Wish I had more spare $$$, I wouldn't mind getting a few more. :D

@sqidd Thank you sir! 

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Dusted off and transformed my 1/48 Roy. Still going strong and infinitely swooshable. Wish I had some dry transfers or something to add the kites to the nose and some fixed pose hands to snaz it up.

It may not be as advanced as the V2 1/60 or the new DX stuff, but this piece and this line are pretty damn special still

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I have been opening many boxes from the last time I moved. I am organizing the biggest sale of my life, and i found this. It is the Comic Fleet SDF-1 and it fits in the acrylic display I got for the Bandai 1/3000 SDF-1. It is a tight fit, but they both fit in it. I got lucky for once! I may revisit it to place the UN Spacy logo dead on the center, but for now, it works for me.

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Sale will start in a week or so in the Sale section. 

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13 minutes ago, vlenhoff said:

I have been opening many boxes from the last time I moved. I am organizing the biggest sale of my life, and i found this. It is the Comic Fleet SDF-1 and it fits in the acrylic display I got for the Bandai 1/3000 SDF-1. It is a tight fit, but they both fit in it. I got lucky for once! I may revisit it to place the UN Spacy logo dead on the center, but for now, it works for me.

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Sale will start in a week or so in the Sale section. 

Nice!

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Not to share too many of the same type of pictures, but I had to give this particular Valk a little love. For whatever reason, it has been tucked away in storage rather than out with the other Plus Valks. I'm on the process of setting up a new display, so it should get a proper home. A quick bonus with my 11B which also got some TLC this evening.

 

 

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Good pics of the YF-21 and the VF-11b @kaiotheforsaken!

Love to get a copy of the Yammie VF-11 one day, however they're commanding a premium on the market just like a MIB Black Zarak sans GPS. I guess that I'll have to wait for the DX VF-11 is it gets issued.

Waiting for the DX YF-21 pre-orders to drop and another round of the drinking game! :D

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Alright, now that I've finally recovered from the bone-crushing fatigue from my recent COVID infection and can move around under my own power again, it's time to fix up the the old VF-11C. She's probably the most plain looking valk out of the box.

Here she is out of the box. Very, very plain indeed.

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21 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Alright, now that I've finally recovered from the bone-crushing fatigue from my recent COVID infection and can move around under my own power again, it's time to fix up the the old VF-11C. She's probably the most plain looking valk out of the box.

Here she is out of the box. Very, very plain indeed.

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Glad you made it! That's a great blank canvas.

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I've always thought all-white figures were just begging for customs. That VF-11C could be redone in any number of schemes without having to strip anything, really, which makes it especially well-suited.

And if you have one that yellowed, it sort of defaults to being perfect for a custom.

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I hope Bandai takes a go at the VF-11. We could use one with some modern standards of articulation and tail fins that aren't badly undersized. Even though I prefer the look of the fighter without super parts added on, I kept the supers on mine because I thought it was preferable to seeing the tiny tail fins. An improvement to the cockpit/heatshield gimmick would be nice too. I didn't like how the cockpit module didn't really feel stable in fighter mode.

That aside, the Yamato one had pretty good proportions overall and still looks good even today.

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2 hours ago, Lolicon said:

Alright, now that I've finally recovered from the bone-crushing fatigue from my recent COVID infection and can move around under my own power again, it's time to fix up the the old VF-11C. She's probably the most plain looking valk out of the box.

Here she is out of the box. Very, very plain indeed.

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WB!  Glad you're on the mend. Now get to it!  haha

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11 hours ago, Lolicon said:

Alright, now that I've finally recovered from the bone-crushing fatigue from my recent COVID infection and can move around under my own power again, it's time to fix up the the old VF-11C. She's probably the most plain looking valk out of the box.

Here she is out of the box. Very, very plain indeed.

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 Whoa..what a scare! Glad you are up and running again. Hope it is cleared out of the system although I don’t know how one would gauge it.

So now you should have c-19 antibodies!

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13 hours ago, Lolicon said:

Alright, now that I've finally recovered from the bone-crushing fatigue from my recent COVID infection and can move around under my own power again, it's time to fix up the the old VF-11C. She's probably the most plain looking valk out of the box.

Here she is out of the box. Very, very plain indeed.

 

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Welcome back!  I was getting worried we hadn't heard from you in a while.  Glad you are well and looking forward to the next custom!

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Haha thanks all. My case is minor and I never felt the need to go to the emergency room or anything. Just super fatigued for almost two weeks and didn't have the energy to do anything except rest, watch TV, and occasionally crawl to the kitchen to eat something. :lol: I'm still barred from returning to work pending a negative COVID test, but at least I'm still getting paid. :yahoo:

Anyway, it seems Yamato took a page from Bandai's playbook and started screwing and gluing everything together, making taking apart the VF-11 a bit of a chore.

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Made my own decal sheet in preparation. Decals are for both the B and C.

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11 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

 

Anyway, it seems Yamato took a page from Bandai's playbook and started screwing and gluing everything together, making taking apart the VF-11 a bit of a chore.

 

 

 

How do you get glued parts separated? 

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Ahhhhh, what can be better than  a Yamato VF-1A Cavaliers

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How about two?

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You know while we're at it, why not three?

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Wait, one is a custom VF-1J Cavaliers Squad leader?  Crazy!!

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How about custom Super Parts!!!!!  ......OK now that's just excessive.

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But Damn.... He looks good.  :)

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I've been working on getting these guys together and painted for over a year, nice to finally have them done. Thanks to @tekering for sharing the the color pallet way back when, and to @connor99 for the spare pair of Super Parts UNSPACY kites.

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29 minutes ago, levzloi said:

Ahhhhh, what can be better than  a Yamato VF-1A Cavaliers

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How about two?

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You know while we're at it, why not three?

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Wait, one is a custom VF-1J Cavaliers Squad leader?  Crazy!!

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How about custom Super Parts!!!!!  ......OK now that's just excessive.

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But Damn.... He looks good.  :)

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I've been working on getting these guys together and painted for over a year, nice to finally have them done. Thanks to @tekering for sharing the the color pallet way back when, and to @connor99 for the spare pair of Super Parts UNSPACY kites.

Man nice work! Those look great!!

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@levzloi

Those are very nicely done and three of them too! Great looking finish and very clean paint application.

10 minutes ago, tekering said:

Must be nerve-wracking to transform them, though...  :unsure:

I know, right? Especially the shoulder areas. There's so much rub and it's such a tight space in fighter mode. I always inevitably get scrapes and such in those areas during transformation.

I recently got some Vallejo Mecha Varnish of the gloss, satin, and matte varieties. I've yet to test it, but supposedly it's formulated to be resistant to scrapes and impacts that mecha models would experience. I'm hoping it will be a lot more durable than Future and the regular Vallejo varnish I used in the past.

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52 minutes ago, levzloi said:

oh, only the 1J head and the super parts are painted, the rest is stickered up originals, wouldn't want to misrepresent my work.  :)

 

Whoa they all look amazing! Great work! Now you're making me regret never getting a Cavaliers. ;)

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