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hey yep! good guess! hehe! :p:D

I did ask him if he wanted his name blocked out but he said he was ok having it shown.. ^_^

you should've named your son Roy Focker :p

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In fact I did want to give him Max as a middle name but at the time I never mentioned the reference to Macross to the ex and the fact that we had a cat called Max which she didn't like cos he didn't like her and scratched her a few times. So that's as close as it ever got..

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Name him Focker, than :p

Mom would kill me because she doesn't want her grand kids to suffer dutch names, like she and her siblings did, so that's out... Also, my last name begins with an F, so not going to do that...

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The printers you guys are wanting are called ALPS printers. They print using a opaque coloured resin impregnanted onto a tape cassette. Besides the usual colours they are the only desktop printers that can do white and metallics. The bad news is twofold. They are no longer made BUT you can still get the ink cassettes as they are hugely popular printers.

Second, they are between 900NZD and 1300NZD for a refurbished model out of Hongkong etc.

The MD 5000 is the one you want. They carry 5 film cassettes and do 2400DPI resolution!

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http://www.alps-printer.com/

I'm looking at getting one to do the Hallway display models with my own logos.

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I looked into this a few years ago and was very close to buying one. I thought the chance to sell custom decals for folks would pay for the printer, but then had some very good discussion with someone who used to do exactly this and the advice was that the maintenance costs for the printer would always keep profitability out of reach.

That, and I haven't learned Illustrator or any other Vector based graphics utility well enough to ever make my time investment pay off.

If you want it for yourself and can justify its expense, that's an entirely different situation.

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I used to have my own afterhours signwriting business, before racing and Army studies and deployments took too much of my time up, called Slydesigns, then AsylumArt, doing door paint on airforce helos, APC names, Unit logos, Drift car full wraps and Motox helmet airbrushing. I still have the airbrushes, vinyl cutters and the Design programs which I use to camo up real steel and airsoft rifles.

Might just give this a go if I can convince the wife.

My own ride... make an interesting macross scheme...

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Ok, so this technically isn't part of my Macross collection, but this has kind of become my "catch all" place to display things that don't have a home anywhere else as all my display cabinets are filled to overflowing! The Robotech/Voltron stuff I had as a kid in 85ish and the DVD's were the last unedited versions, which I think are better, and the artwork on the cases and DVD's were from all 3 of the original Japenese shows and is absolutely gorgeous. The Aliens are crap toys because of the fantastically horrible ball joints. They look great, but don't buy them. Two broke right out of the package. The rest are all models I have built over the last couple of years.

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Very nice and clean displays Lolicon! And you did a great job with the lighting! Seems to work very effectively and everything seems to be illuminated very well!

Im thinking of reworking my lighting system for a better and more even spread of light. My displays seem to have a few dark and shadowy spots and it bugs me a bit..

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Very nice and clean displays Lolicon! And you did a great job with the lighting! Seems to work very effectively and everything seems to be illuminated very well!

Im thinking of reworking my lighting system for a better and more even spread of light. My displays seem to have a few dark and shadowy spots and it bugs me a bit..

Thanks!

Not sure what kind of setup you have, but if it's affordable and not too much hassle, I say go for it! I don't know how I tolerated some Detolfs for so long.

Also recommend wiping down all the glass. I'm amazed at how dirty they get exposed only to air and dust. They're the clearest they've been in years!

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As I just moved into a smaller apartment, my space is very limited. My collection is limited to 6 on display right now. My current favorites, My VF-25F Renewal, VF-171EX, VF-1S Super/Strike, VF-19F, Tomahawk Destroid, and VF-19Advance. On my coffee table and end table.

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Was cleaning up the other day and found another VF-171EX and another RVF-25. I don't recall buying them...

You bought them for me. They were birthday presents. You said you'd send them to me right away. I didn't want to say anything publicly, but now that you've mentioned it ...,

:)

--G

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I envy you guys with the cabinets and shelves. Hehehe. :lol:

I feel the same, like I said, my display is currently limited to 6, and they're occupying my Coffee table and the table between my living room chairs. Unfortunately it's easy for me to pick my favorites, since the others have very little play value (VF-0A has a broken swing bar clamp and janky hands, The YF-19 has some display value, but isn't really too poseable, and has a scary transformation. My SV-51 is a floppy mess, but still a unique display. My v1 Brownie has a broken backpack hinge at the body, my Hi Metal VF-19S has a broken head laser, and my Toynami VF-1A DYRL Max has a broken vertical stab hinge). Fortunately, my Toynami VF-1S Strike is still functional, but a piss poor display piece compare to my Yammie V2 of the same.

I did not realize how many of my toys have been broken. I'd really love to be able to fix the VF-0A, and VF-1A, and a bit of Super Glue will do up the Hi Metal, so he's not too far gone, and the VF-1A max got a bit of tape for a fix.

Space is at a premium in my new apartment, so not too much I can do right now.

Thanks buddy! ^_^ Definitely wish i had more space :lol:

Don't we all?

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