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13 minutes ago, levzloi said:

Either the V2 VF-1J hikaru, or the VF-1S TV Hikaru should be the same figure.

Or the Arcadia reissues, for that matter.  You might still find an Arcadia VF-1J w/GBP at retail price...

14 minutes ago, levzloi said:

Yamato 1/48 VF-1J Hikaru might work as well

Oh no, a properly-scaled 1:48 pilot would never fit in Bandai's DX cockpit. <_<

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2 hours ago, tekering said:

My DX TV Supers arrived this morning.

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Somebody asked about the differences in armor...?

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Sorry, these quick-and-dirty pics will have to suffice for now. :sorry:

@tekering, are the kite emblems on the boosters removable like the skull emblems are with the Striker Parts?

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How's the angle of the gunpod with the TV packs?  I was wondering if they have a different angle that'll push it down a little.

I did discover something that holds the gunpod almost level with the DYRL packs though... there's enough slop in the locking tabs on the legs that you can bend the shoulders down, and angle the elbows upwards to get the gunpod level... the end result is that the arms just hang completely from the leg tabs, without even touching the vertical pegs under the backplate. <_< 

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4 hours ago, sqidd said:

V1? V2?

I just looked on Anymoon and can't figure out the box art. Thanks!

I think it's this one.

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Photo from @jenius Anymoon site.

3 hours ago, tekering said:

Yes, they're identical. 

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Thanks for sharing this, @tekering. :good: 

And love the photos posted above too. :wub: 

 

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I like the color of the TV super parts MUCH better than the movie strike parts.  I'm glad I ordered the 3 that I did.  

To all the members doing custom panel lining....are there threads or would one of you mind doing a step by step thread on your process and techniques.  I did a pastel wash on one of my Yamato strike parts years ago based on suggestions from these forums and I loved how it came out, but there were no moving parts on those.  I'd love to do the same on my DXs as well but wasn't sure if you guys were disassembling your toys, if you were applying a top coat over your work, etc.  Everyone's work on here is so beautiful, I have no illusions of doing anything comparable, but I loved doing it, loved the results and would love to do it again.  Not to mention, seeing how some of you artists work your magic is fascinating to me.  I've searched the forum for threads about this subject but I've only seen how people have done their models, nothing on people working on these toys.  Of course, my lack of intelligence is well established on these forums, so there could be multiple threads on this subject right in front of my face and I just didn't see them.  If that's the case, a point in the right direction would be great.  Short of that, anybody thought about doing this?  I, for one, would really enjoy it.

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49 minutes ago, mantisfists said:

I like the color of the TV super parts MUCH better than the movie strike parts.  I'm glad I ordered the 3 that I did.  

To all the members doing custom panel lining....are there threads or would one of you mind doing a step by step thread on your process and techniques.  I did a pastel wash on one of my Yamato strike parts years ago based on suggestions from these forums and I loved how it came out, but there were no moving parts on those.  I'd love to do the same on my DXs as well but wasn't sure if you guys were disassembling your toys, if you were applying a top coat over your work, etc.  Everyone's work on here is so beautiful, I have no illusions of doing anything comparable, but I loved doing it, loved the results and would love to do it again.  Not to mention, seeing how some of you artists work your magic is fascinating to me.  I've searched the forum for threads about this subject but I've only seen how people have done their models, nothing on people working on these toys.  Of course, my lack of intelligence is well established on these forums, so there could be multiple threads on this subject right in front of my face and I just didn't see them.  If that's the case, a point in the right direction would be great.  Short of that, anybody thought about doing this?  I, for one, would really enjoy it.

@Lolicon is one of the best who does great job panelining his Valks. Though I'm not sure if he has a dedicated thread in the Workshop section. Would be nice if he has one because his white landing gear on DX Valks are one of the best. And I also love his panelining. ;) :good: 

The other person you can check out is @wm cheng. He has his thread posted in the Workshop section with links to his finished work. Hope that helps.

 

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16 hours ago, Slave IV said:

Roy’s 1S looking good!

Thanks! :good:

 

16 hours ago, Saburo said:

Great shots and paint work on Roy's 1S. :good:

Thanks @Saburo! Still trying to get my photos to look as good as a I can. :D

 

8 hours ago, Anasazi37 said:

Still planning to get orders shipped out early next week, so you won't have to wait too much longer :D

Awesome! Looking forward to getting them. I wonder if Bandai really will do a Hikaru TV 1S like Yamato did? Maybe that's why the 1J pilot comes with the atmospheric helmet...

 

2 hours ago, mantisfists said:

I like the color of the TV super parts MUCH better than the movie strike parts.  I'm glad I ordered the 3 that I did.  

To all the members doing custom panel lining....are there threads or would one of you mind doing a step by step thread on your process and techniques.  *snip*

You can use Flory's model wash as it does not affect plastic and is simple to use.

https://www.florymodels.org/washes

You'd be surprised how much you can do with just a mechanical pencil.

https://www.hlj.com/gundam-marker-mechanical-pencil-sharp-0-3mm-gnzgp01

Pencil is probably the best method for Arcadia valks as their panel lines are super fine and is difficult to get a good wash on them.

 

1 hour ago, no3Ljm said:

@Lolicon is one of the best who does great job panelining his Valks. Though I'm not sure if he has a dedicated thread in the Workshop section. Would be nice if he has one because his white landing gear on DX Valks are one of the best. And I also love his panelining. ;) :good: 

The other person you can check out is @wm cheng. He has his thread posted in the Workshop section with links to his finished work. Hope that helps.

 

Folow @wm cheng's work and threads, as his work is far superior and just all around amazing. Mine is just beginner level stuff. ;)

 

59 minutes ago, Saburo said:

Roy is waiting for his Xmas present to arrive, super parts.

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Now that's a spectacular shot! :good:

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37 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

You can use Flory's model wash as it does not affect plastic and is simple to use.

https://www.florymodels.org/washes

You'd be surprised how much you can do with just a mechanical pencil.

https://www.hlj.com/gundam-marker-mechanical-pencil-sharp-0-3mm-gnzgp01

Pencil is probably the best method for Arcadia valks as their panel lines are super fine and is difficult to get a good wash on them.

Hey, thanks man.  Just ordered some of Flory's wash and I'll try it out.  I've used ink pens before on some of my Yammies and, while I liked the results, I liked the wash much better.  Haven't tried a mechanical pencil, though.  Sounds interesting.  I might have to try that as well.  Thanks for the thread and video links as well.  I could (and have) read and watch those for hours.  

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6 hours ago, Shawn said:

How about fitting the TV armor on the Vf-1J...aka the non-cannon Yamato Hikaru Super VF-1J variant?

Easily done... ^_^

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...but why stop there? :p

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Supers for everyone! :yahoo:

7 hours ago, Jade20X said:

Which store did you get them from?

From the source, of course. B))

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On 12/19/2020 at 3:11 PM, Lolicon said:

Snapped a few shots just for you @seti88:drinks:

Waiting for @Anasazi37's decals to arrive so I can convert one of my copies to Hikaru's TV 1S.

 

:acute::good::drinks:   White pumps FTW always and nice touch with hikaru in the pilot seat!

Take that bandai!

 

18 hours ago, sqidd said:

Is there a English translation button on this forum?

Not that i know of...I randomly pop there for pics and magazine scans :D  

 

16 hours ago, tekering said:

My DX TV Supers arrived this morning.

Somebody asked about the differences in armor...?

Sorry, these quick-and-dirty pics will have to suffice for now. :sorry:

@tekering would you mind confirming, if the VF-1S with strike packs can also fit, using the TV part transparent stand connector?

Am wondering what a vf-1s roy with DYRK strike packs on the special stand would look like...:hi:

 

14 hours ago, Saburo said:

@tekering, are the kite emblems on the boosters removable like the skull emblems are with the Striker Parts?

Saburo, are you thinking of putting the kites onto DYRL strike packs or the skulls on TV packs?:acute:

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On 12/18/2020 at 4:52 PM, Pontus said:

If you're simply in it for the cool toys, then get the DYRL set for the awesome shoulder cannon. :good: And since the DYRL set comes with a backpack missile pod to replace the cannon, and the only difference seems to be the shape of the forearm missile pod and the slight color and sticker difference, you could use the DYRL set for both if those differences don't bother you.

Does the Bandai DX Chogokin Movie Super Parts Set come with a backpack missile pod? For reference, I checked their official product page, and they didn't have a picture of it.
Specifically, the "backpack missile pod" being referred to: is that the portion of the front of the super pack thruster where when removed reveals missiles ready to be launched? I've seen a picture of something like that a long while back, but couldn't remember the exact manufacturer/scale release.

Also, does the Bandai DX Chogokin Movie Super Parts Set come with the six thick white missiles with colored tips that attach to the wings? Again, there is not a picture of this on the official product page. For reference, I have linked the official product pages below (both first release and second release).

Bandai DX Chogokin Movie Super Parts Set First Release (December 2019): https://tamashii.jp/item/12988/
Bandai DX Chogokin Movie Super Parts Set Second Release (April 2020): https://tamashii.jp/item/12990/

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1 hour ago, MWUser said:

Does the Bandai DX Chogokin Movie Super Parts Set come with a backpack missile pod? For reference, I checked their official product page, and they didn't have a picture of it.
Specifically, the "backpack missile pod" being referred to; is that the portion of the front of the super pack thruster where when removed reveals missiles ready to be launched? I've seen a picture of something like that a long while back, but couldn't remember the exact manufacturer/scale release.

Also, does the Bandai DX Chogokin Movie Super Parts Set come with the six thick white missiles with colored tips that attach to the wings? Again, there is not a picture of this on the official product page. For reference, I have linked the official product pages below (both first release and second release).

DX Chogokin Movie Super Parts Set First Release (December 2019): https://tamashii.jp/item/12988/
DX Chogokin Movie Super Parts Set Second Release (April 2020): https://tamashii.jp/item/12990/

You're thinking of the Yamato armor. You can remove the outer portion of the front sections to reveal the micro missiles loaded inside. There is speculation that the front sections of the Bandai armor might have a similar level of detail, but they are glued shut and to my knowledge no one has been brave/crazy enough to risk destroying their armor to find out.

The Movie Super Strike Parts set does not come with armaments. You have to purchase the separate Missile Set. That set is just about as rare as the armor and, like the armor, generally goes for about twice the original retail price. The TV Super Parts set comes with six red-tipped RMS-1 missiles. The ones that come in the Missile Set have yellow tips.

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2 hours ago, Anasazi37 said:

The Movie Super Strike Parts set does not come with armaments. You have to purchase the separate Missile Set. That set is just about as rare as the armor and, like the armor, generally goes for about twice the original retail price. The TV Super Parts set comes with six red-tipped RMS-1 missiles. The ones that come in the Missile Set have yellow tips.

Is there a particular reason for why the Movie Super Parts don't come with the color tipped missiles, but the TV Super Parts do?

For reference, TV Super Parts product page linked below.
Bandai DX Chogokin TV Super Parts Set First Release (December 2020): https://tamashii.jp/item/13358/
Bandai DX Chogokin TV Super Parts Set Second Release (April 2021): https://tamashii.jp/item/13497/

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19 minutes ago, MWUser said:

Is there a particular reason for why the Movie Super Parts don't come with the color tipped missiles, but the TV Super Parts do?

For reference, TV Super Parts product page linked below.
Bandai DX Chogokin TV Super Parts Set First Release (December 2020): https://tamashii.jp/item/13358/
Bandai DX Chogokin TV Super Parts Set Second Release (April 2021): https://tamashii.jp/item/13497/

 

You'll figure out the reason when you finally watch the movie.

It's a great and very pretty movie.

 

 

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