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9 minutes ago, jenius said:

Man I saw 'first valk in a long time' and 'vf1A hikaru HMR' and assumed your welcome back was doing to include screwed up leg armors, glad it was a happy ending.

As am I. I only read through the last 10 pages of this thread *after* having ordered it, of course. Very happy to have had no issues and particularly in light of my sourcing.

A very happy 'welcome back', all things considered :)

Now for Gerwalk!

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37 minutes ago, Hiriyu said:

I just received my first modern Hi-Metal toy of any kind this afternoon, a Hikaru 1A Super ordered via Mykombini on Ebay. I hadn't purchased any Macross toys for about 7-8 years, and had sold my sizeable collection in mid-2015. I had missed out on the earlier 1/100 Hi-Metal toys as I had been pretty deeply ensconced in the Yamato ecosystem and hadn't really seen the point of them back in the day due to the then-current price/scale factor, but nowadays that situation seems to have been inverted (Will wonders never cease? Smaller-scale toys are now  available for less money than their larger-scale brethren? Wow!)

Of late I've really been feeling the itch for a VF-1 to mess with on desk duty, and the HMR seemed just the ticket.

Pardon the superlatives, but what a great little toy this is! I had watched a few video reviews of the recent releases (thanks as always Jenius!) but still didn't know what sort of experience really awaited me in terms of handling and aesthetics. I am very pleasantly surprised and impressed by the quality of sculpt, detail, and the rather nice sense of heft and tactile feel from this little valk in full-dress Super form. In my opinion it is every bit as nice to play with as a Yammie 1/48, and maybe even a little nicer! The jointwork is all nice and tight, and the "heft factor" versus size recalls the original Hi-Metal 1/55s and even the 1/60 V.1 Yamatos. This little valkyrie looks great on my desk and is so far a joy to handle. Job very well done, Bandai!

I doubt that I will ever become a valk-squadron completionist again, but I think that I can now understand why a lot of people are in relation to this series... How I wish that we had these 15 years ago.

I'm happy to report no issues with my leg armor, although they were assembled backwards as received - thanks to all of the posters in this thread for your observations and anecdotes in alerting me to potential issues - it is much appreciated. 

 

 

HMR was my intro to collecting, they're amazing bits of kit. and so affordable comparatively haha...

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2 hours ago, amptor said:

I just ordered my 10th VT-1 Super Ostrich yesterday.  Bring em on, Bandai :D

Wow. You were downvoted for getting your 10th ?! :shok: I equalize the downvote with upvote  Hehehe. 

Anyways, congrats on your VT-1 Squadron! :good:

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9 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

Wow. You were downvoted for getting your 10th ?! :shok: I equalize the downvote with upvote  Hehehe. 

Anyways, congrats on your VT-1 Squadron! :good:

I think I know why that is, lol.  But people LOVE to be negative online I mean, it is free after all.  I prefer to go with the positivity as well.  Negativity makes people live less long. :) haters gonna hate.  Now I'm just wondering when they will come out with the VF-1D :)

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32 minutes ago, amptor said:

I get downvoted while I"m supporting your guys' hobby :wacko: 

Ignore it, it's meaningless.

1 hour ago, sumyumgoy said:

^^Wow, looks great!

57 minutes ago, Saburo said:

That's awesome @tekering!

Thanks, guys.  Here's the rest of the shoot:

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Much appreciated, gentlemen.

8 hours ago, Saburo said:

You should paint deck crew member Tekering and have him in the display. :D

I'm afraid my alter ego will have to suffice, for the time being...  :p

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4 hours ago, tekering said:

Much appreciated, gentlemen.

I'm afraid my alter ego will have to suffice, for the time being...  :p

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Watch where you’re going, little people! There’s holes on the ground. :lol:

Btw, I really love your factory setup, Tekering! So gorgeously built. Love the CF-1J too. :wub: :good: 

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Looks good to me, amptor.

8 hours ago, seti88 said:

The lighting is so befitting a hangar. Is it difficult to setup?

Nah, I just bought a bunch of USB-powered LED strips...

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...and then plugged them into a USB power supply.

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The overhead grating the lights shine through in the ceiling are repurposed panels from The Ubiquitous diorama sets.

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3 hours ago, tekering said:

Looks good to me, amptor.

Nah, I just bought a bunch of USB-powered LED strips...

 

...and then plugged them into a USB power supply.

 

The overhead grating the lights shine through in the ceiling are repurposed panels from The Ubiquitous diorama sets.

 

Gosh that's inspirational and easy!
That was a very good re-use of the  sets, i didn't know they existed, it adds such a nice sci-fi look to the hangar..

thanks for the insight, i might look for those diorama sets or similar!

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