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BANDAI DX YF-19!!


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You know the YF-19 isn't one of my favorite VFs.  I don't hate it.  I think it is alright.  I have the Yamato and it's kind of floppy.  Bandai impressed me with their VF-1 DX.  I've been filling up my display cases with things that I missed and placed the YF-19 on my list of things to get if I can get them at a good price.  Got a chance to examine my latest purchase.  I don't regret getting it.

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4 hours ago, jasonmacross83 said:

Don't know why people complain about the feet. I have two of these babies and I love them to death! I have one that is opened and one sealed. My personal favorite from the DX line. Hoping the YF-21 comes out soon since it's been almost a year since it was first teased.

It's because Bandai made the heels oversized, and basically designed the feet almost entirely for battroid mode. 

The feet on the VF-19 Advance had very skinny heels, and looked odd in battroid, but entirely streamlined in fighter mode.

They switched methods for the YF-19, and overcompensated, making the heels into blocky chunks that stick up above the end of the leg, rather than sinking into it.

Meanwhile, Yamato and Arcadia never seemed to have trouble with the shape of the feet, they just could never get the ball jointed ankles to work quite right. :p 

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2 hours ago, Chronocidal said:

 

They switched methods for the YF-19, and overcompensated, making the heels into blocky chunks that stick up above the end of the leg, rather than sinking into it.

 

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On 8/7/2020 at 11:06 AM, MacrossJunkie said:

I don't see the super boosters add ons there. Only the actual YF-19 toys.

 

edit: just to be clear, I'm talking about these:

These:

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Hoping I might have the time to get them built and painted to add to these:

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I gave it another look at Manda after @Kicker773posted his.

Here it is:

https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1119978209&ref=list&dispCount=240&keyword=%E3%83%9E%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AD%E3%82%B9%201%2F60&lang=en

Sold for 28k yen (package damaged, heavily damaged)

Edit: Took out incorrect member.

 

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So I’ve had my Arcadia YF-19 on the Arcadia clear stand since whenever the stand was released. The other day I took it off to wish around. I went to put it back on the stand and I couldn’t get it to balence. I finally got it to a satisfactory spot and then the call fell off the stand. Looking at it I see the peg has sheared off from the stand. So beware guys.

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I want to say that's exactly what you should expect using the included stand adapters with any of the Yamato/Arcadia VF-19/YF-19 molds.  They are insanely unbalanced, with a ton of weight located far behind the mount.

I know Yeti made a few adapters that clip around the backplate for a sturdier connection, so I don't know if you might have used one of them.

Either way though, that's very disconcerting.  Any chance you can just screw the peg directly back into the mount?

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21 hours ago, Chronocidal said:

I want to say that's exactly what you should expect using the included stand adapters with any of the Yamato/Arcadia VF-19/YF-19 molds.  They are insanely unbalanced, with a ton of weight located far behind the mount.

I know Yeti made a few adapters that clip around the backplate for a sturdier connection, so I don't know if you might have used one of them.

Either way though, that's very disconcerting.  Any chance you can just screw the peg directly back into the mount?

No i don't have a yeti stand and not likely to unless he opens up again. As for screwing the peg, i'm not sure how to do that. You can't come in from underneath. The peg is hollow so maybe can go in through the top but you'd have to use a really small screw. So small that i doubt it would hold the weight. My hope is there someone who made a shapeways replacement for that piece.

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52 minutes ago, Sandman said:

No i don't have a yeti stand and not likely to unless he opens up again. As for screwing the peg, i'm not sure how to do that. You can't come in from underneath. The peg is hollow so maybe can go in through the top but you'd have to use a really small screw. So small that i doubt it would hold the weight. My hope is there someone who made a shapeways replacement for that piece.

Put in a countersink using a hand-drill, and use a flat-head screw?

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Steps to make the yf-19 tailfin stronger. what I can make of it is to use a pin vise to drill and put a pla rod in.

Cant make out the rudder method below, if anyone wants to chime in.

Found via macrossgram insta.

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3 hours ago, borgified said:

One unit for grabs at 28k yen (unopened, package damaged)

https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?lang=en&itemCode=1132821208

Snagged it, thanks!

I can't believe it was there for 3hrs. One popped up yesterday but I was doing something and couldn't get the transaction done. And hour later is was sold.:sorry:

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4 hours ago, betocc said:

Sold out for now..

If anyone still wanting to get a DX YF-19 Full Set, I think @scand has one for grabs on his For Sales thread.

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On 8/9/2020 at 12:54 AM, borgified said:

I gave it another look at Manda after @Kicker773posted his.

Here it is:

https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/detailPage/item?itemCode=1119978209&ref=list&dispCount=240&keyword=%E3%83%9E%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AD%E3%82%B9%201%2F60&lang=en

Sold for 28k yen (package damaged, heavily damaged)

Edit: Took out incorrect member.

 

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I've never seen this upgrade kit before, but...$280 for this?  I wouldn't mind getting my hands on the upper shoulder missile launcher pods.  Those look really cool!

What exactly is the name of this kit?

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9 minutes ago, cypherzero said:

I've never seen this upgrade kit before, but...$280 for this?  I wouldn't mind getting my hands on the upper shoulder missile launcher pods.  Those look really cool!

What exactly is the name of this kit?

It's just an add-on kit for Arcadia YF-19 based on his appearance in the Macross Frontier movie where it's equipped with VF-25's Boosters. And the reason why it's expensive because it was limited and it's only available back in Wonder Festival 2014.

And to be honest, I like how the Boosters clipped to this version in Battroid mode than what Bandai did to their DX release and the shoulder missile pods where Bandai is just a cover on the shoulder air intake.

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There's a booster clip part that @Xigfrid did for the DX version of VF-29 Isamu if you want your DX VF-19 to display the boosters on the side of the wings.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/QE36W94LX/vf-19-boosters-clips

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I wonder if someone made a 3D print for the shoulder missile pods on Shapeways?  Speaking of 3D printing, there was a post a few years back of another member who made a component in place of the swing bars, so that the wings could swing back, similar to what the Yamato versions did.

I just bought a used Arcadia YF-19 from Mandrake and so I'm hoping to make the same upgrade to remove those swing bars, if they have the same 'floppy wing' issue.

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