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I am having a hard time unattaching the tabs to the wings for one side when I want to transform from fighter to another mode... This is my first transformation. Any advice? Lol I tried putting fishing wire in between and prying but it's getting scary. 

 

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40 minutes ago, SuperHobo said:

My DX 19 is set to arrive tomorrow, but I probably won't have it in my hands until Monday. :angry: For now, I shall pray to the Macross Plus shrine that my copy arrives safe and sound with no QC errors. 

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oh my god

you friggin' nerds do such dumb stuff with your $300 toys

i love it

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17 minutes ago, Foblander said:

I am having a hard time unattaching the tabs to the wings for one side when I want to transform from fighter to another mode... This is my first transformation. Any advice? Lol I tried putting fishing wire in between and prying but it's getting scary. 

 

I used a credit card. Filed one corner down a bit, wiggled it in between the wing and the leg, and eventually things worked out. Took a lot of finesse.

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18 hours ago, seti88 said:

Man, so beautiful....if you are shooting battroid/gerwalk, with so many possibilities to set-up the shot, i thk thats a bit of a headache...

 

@seti88 here's Gerwalk :) 

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Setup takes a bit longer for the shot and to also setup the hanger.

 

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ok.

Transformed my dx-yf19 earlier.

For a change, the manual on this DX YF-19 is actually in COLOR and also quite glossy paper this time.  Unlike most (if not all) of the Bandai-manuals I usually find in my SOCs/RD/SRC/HMR/DX-Frontier/DX-Delta/etc toys.

Anyway. transformation into Battroid wasn't really that hard nor complicated for someone who don't have the DX VF19Advanced nor the Arcadia YF-19.

The most challenging part was the damn uber-tight hip-bars that you need to push and rotate to get the intakes above the cod-piece. I thought I was gonna pull an onnasake on it and break it completely. Then I realized, I ain't gonna get Bandai'd with this thing..  Got my precision screwdriver nearby and loosen up the damn screws.

That helped. A LOT. 

My other gripes on it:

I don't quite like how the wings are pretty much free-floating. There doesn't seem to be a locking mechanism or a damn tab to secure it. Also, I keep depressing the inner shins and that was triggering my ocd.  The shield's kinda dorky, too.  I'm way too meh on the ordnance accessories. The FP are a bit too dark for me.

Other than that (and the canards being irritatingly non-anime-accurate when in fighter-mode), it's quite a nice YF-19 valk. 

I do wish Arcadia make a v3 of their 1/60 YF-19 to fix and clean up the shenanigans they did on their v2.

Finally, some pictars!

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29 minutes ago, treatment said:

ok.

Transformed my dx-yf19 earlier.

For a change, the manual on this DX YF-19 is actually in COLOR and also quite glossy paper this time.  Unlike most (if not all) of the Bandai-manuals I usually find in my SOCs/RD/SRC/HMR/DX-Frontier/DX-Delta/etc toys.

Anyway. transformation into Battroid wasn't really that hard nor complicated for someone who don't have the DX VF19Advanced nor the Arcadia YF-19.

The most challenging part was the damn uber-tight hip-bars that you need to push and rotate to get the intakes above the cod-piece. I thought I was gonna pull an onnasake on it and break it completely. Then I realized, I ain't gonna get Bandai'd with this thing..  Got my precision screwdriver nearby and loosen up the damn screws.

That helped. A LOT. 

My other gripes on it:

I don't quite like how the wings are pretty much free-floating. There doesn't seem to be a locking mechanism or a damn tab to secure it. Also, I keep depressing the inner shins and that was triggering my ocd.  The shield's kinda dorky, too.  I'm way too meh on the ordnance accessories. The FP are a bit too dark for me.

Other than that (and the canards being irritatingly non-anime-accurate when in fighter-mode), it's quite a nice YF-19 valk. 

I do wish Arcadia make a v3 of their 1/60 YF-19 to fix and clean up the shenanigans they did on their v2.

Finally, some pictars!

*snip!*

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I too had a teeny bit of trouble with one of the inner shin parts which wouldn't pop out flush with the rest of the leg but I got it done eventually. Other than the super tight hips the transformation wasn't difficult at all. I rather enjoyed having a play with this one. Then again I don't really remember if I had any real difficulties with the ADV.. 

Also, I don't really mind the shallower canard angles on this compared to the Arcadia example. Looks good to me. 

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38 minutes ago, treatment said:

I do wish Arcadia make a v3 of their 1/60 YF-19 to fix and clean up the shenanigans they did on their v2.

 

I think that's about the best bet for me, personally.  Fix the overall color (and pink-ness of the white bits), "lock" the wings in fighter mode, and it'd be pretty great.  (Fixing the issues with Bandai's would take a major redesign of the wings/wingroots, and convincing them that graffiti--like levels of non-canon markings everywhere is a bad thing---AND they'd have to actually make more than 3 dozen to sell...)  

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3 hours ago, jenius said:

Yeah, that's brutal the first time. I just pryed it up with my nails and took breaks when it hurt or was getting scary until it popped free.

Yeah I finally got it to release with the fishing line. Hopefully it becomes easier l next time >< Finally got it transformed to battroid mode. It is so beautiful. Lol Although the paintjob on the chest vents are sloppy..

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1 hour ago, Foblander said:

Yeah I finally got it to release with the fishing line. Hopefully it becomes easier l next time >< Finally got it transformed to battroid mode. It is so beautiful. Lol Although the paintjob on the chest vents are sloppy..

Saw this on 2chan . Tilt a bit before pulling.

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9 minutes ago, eXis10z said:

Did Amazon JP do an NY? They cancelled some orders but I see in Stock to be fulfilled by Amazon. 

Fulfilled by Amazon just means the seller has it in Amazon's warehouse IIRC, it's different than "sold by Amazon".

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my amazon.jp package arrived today after the long wait of shipping soon.

In typical amazon fashion and packaging.

box twice the size , 5 sheet of packaging paper, 1 tape straight down the middle to seal the shipping box.  Lots of space inside for the Yf-19 box to left right up down. Not shrink wrap or bubbles  Shipping box a bit dented , Yf-19 box have very small dent on the corners.

So I kinda waited after dinner to open this thing .............

to my surprise, everything is in tact , nothing broken.   Woohooo  !  :yahoo:

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, David Hingtgen said:

I think that's about the best bet for me, personally.  Fix the overall color (and pink-ness of the white bits), "lock" the wings in fighter mode, and it'd be pretty great.  (Fixing the issues with Bandai's would take a major redesign of the wings/wingroots, and convincing them that graffiti--like levels of non-canon markings everywhere is a bad thing---AND they'd have to actually make more than 3 dozen to sell...)  

Arcadia has three specific Engineering fixes to make their V2 ideal.  Locking wings, corrected ankles and an additional click at the Gerwalk joint. 

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25 minutes ago, Mommar said:

Arcadia has three specific Engineering fixes to make their V2 ideal.  Locking wings, corrected ankles and an additional click at the Gerwalk joint. 

Add 1 more: Revised Intakes, that aren't blunt... but I guess that's not really engineering. More aesthetics.  

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Got my Bandai DX YF-19 a few days ago, but haven’t transformed it until today. I have not encountered any complainable QC issues, although I did need to loosen the screws on the hip joints as they were too tight.  Mine shipped from HLJ and it arrived quickly and unbroken.  It is very sturdy and looks fantastic in battroid mode, especially with all the extra hands. I still prefer my Arcadia YF-19 in fighter mode, though.

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Left work 15 mins early to get mine from the post office before they closed and got rear ended lol

Tis but a scratch but no DX19 for me to admire Friday evening : /

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6 hours ago, eggy99 said:

Add 1 more: Revised Intakes, that aren't blunt... but I guess that's not really engineering. More aesthetics.  

Gah, how'd I forget that?  It caught my eye again in the last comparison pic I saw, just a couple posts ago.  Yeah, that bugs me even more than the wings at this point. 

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Loosened the hip joints and it is so much better now. Main problem is the horrible fit of the left V. Stab. I have no idea how to fix that.  Biggest problem for me is getting the legs back into place for fighter mode. It is a super bitch for me.  I tried putting the fast packs on but I can’t get the little inserts on the legs to stay on when trying to get the legs back into place. The grey arm pieces are in the way.

Chris

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12 hours ago, F360 said:

Saw this on 2chan . Tilt a bit before pulling.

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Wow thats a life saver tip. Will help soothe plenty of nerves for those who are unlocking the tabs to wings for the first time

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26 minutes ago, Dobber said:

Loosened the hip joints and it is so much better now. Main problem is the horrible fit of the left V. Stab. I have no idea how to fix that.  Biggest problem for me is getting the legs back into place for fighter mode. It is a super bitch for me.  I tried putting the fast packs on but I can’t get the little inserts on the legs to stay on when trying to get the legs back into place. The grey arm pieces are in the way.

Chris

Make sure you're putting in the right pieces, they are left and right specific and messing that up significantly ups the difficulty... Even so, it's a tough spot, you can get the legs in position then lift the shoulders, put in the parts, and put the shoulders back down.

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