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PLAMAX 1/72 VF-1 Valkyrie


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13 hours ago, electric indigo said:

What I like most about this offering is the absence of rivets.

I agree about the rivets. They seem out of place on what is supposed to be such a technologically advanced machine. Good choice for PLAMAX to leave them out.

I think the panel lines look too deep and out of scale. This reminds me of panel lines on the Wave VF-4 kit.

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It does look good, only if a 3D print (you can see the bias marks). The only thing that stuck out to me is that the vertical stabilizers seem extra wide. The rudder area looks good, but the root seems extra wide. No big deal. It's easy to file down vs having to fill holes or other cosmetic surgery prior models needed.

I gotta ask, why all the DYRL kits vs the TV versions? Movie, less than two hours. TV show, several hours/days long. Maybe it's a cultural thing? - MT

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On 7/23/2020 at 9:52 AM, Duymon said:

*looks at new Plamax 1/72 pics*

 oh damn that looks nice!

*looks at 40+ unbuilt 1/72 hases sitting in boxes behind him*

...................maybe a pass :(

21 hours ago, kajnrig said:

*throws another onto the pile*

See? Doesn't look much different, does it? What's one more? :D

.................. I have a similar intention :D

 

 

 

15 hours ago, electric indigo said:

What I like most about this offering is the absence of rivets.

+1

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1 hour ago, MechTech said:

It does look good, only if a 3D print (you can see the bias marks). The only thing that stuck out to me is that the vertical stabilizers seem extra wide. The rudder area looks good, but the root seems extra wide. No big deal. It's easy to file down vs having to fill holes or other cosmetic surgery prior models needed.

I gotta ask, why all the DYRL kits vs the TV versions? Movie, less than two hours. TV show, several hours/days long. Maybe it's a cultural thing? - MT

I'm betting the thinking goes: "more people know the movie version because it's shorter"

There's also less animation/colouring errors in DYRL than SDFM, which may play a part...

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I do agree on the comment about panel lines looking pretty deep, but would have to see one in person before I made any final judgement.

One big plus for the Plamax is if it has closed landing gear bay doors included as well 

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5 hours ago, MechTech said:

I gotta ask, why all the DYRL kits vs the TV versions? Movie, less than two hours. TV show, several hours/days long. Maybe it's a cultural thing? - MT

It's definitely a cultural thing. Most people in the west first experienced DYRL the same was as the TV series - on a tiny screen horribly ruined by analog video.

Meanwhile in Japan with the theatrical release it was more like an event. A lot of anime movies were like that even back then with people lining up around corners, premiers with staff and cast present, etc. There's lots of photos from the premiers of the original Gundam Trilogy, Ideon movies, Farewell Yamato, etc with just crowds and crowds of people showing up to theaters after the TV shows built the hype. These were cultural milestones for the people that cared about these franchises, with quite a few of these people now making the decisions of what merch gets made today.

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4 hours ago, TMBounty_Hunter said:

It's definitely a cultural thing. Most people in the west first experienced DYRL the same was as the TV series - on a tiny screen horribly ruined by analog video.

Meanwhile in Japan with the theatrical release it was more like an event. A lot of anime movies were like that even back then with people lining up around corners, premiers with staff and cast present, etc. There's lots of photos from the premiers of the original Gundam Trilogy, Ideon movies, Farewell Yamato, etc with just crowds and crowds of people showing up to theaters after the TV shows built the hype. These were cultural milestones for the people that cared about these franchises, with quite a few of these people now making the decisions of what merch gets made today.

That's a great explanation! I feel like I really understand why the DYRL versions get so much more attention. Very interesting.

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Thanks Slide and TM Bounty Hunter! I believe you are correct. My whole family sat and watched "10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki." It was on PBS or you can watch it online from NHK on Youtube in case anyone missed or never heard of it. That gave some insight as to how big anime movies there are like Disney movies here. Yes, the DYRL versions we got in the States had bad audio/dubbing and video. But it was still cool to be able to see it. I still like the series better personally;). - MT 

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3 hours ago, TMBounty_Hunter said:

 

Google translation:

"When I came back from Hobby So, I received a test shot of 1/72 VF-1 that I could not make in time due to the difference in touch .... The premonition of the super name kit is squeaky ... (The color is a test shot, so it is like a Destroid Atmosphere)"

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11 hours ago, Return To Kit Form said:

Yeah it has been a while.

 

I asked HLJ for an advance copy (or at least just the canopy) so that I could bring a canopy mask set to market early.

The staff had to look up the kit as they had never heard of it! 

:shok:

wow! That is interesting.

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