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Just picked mine up from post office.

Customs charged me an extra $66 USD :wacko:

Anyways, I was expecting to be a bigger box. Also is a little heavier than I thought

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1 hour ago, Froy said:

Just picked mine up from post office.

Customs charged me an extra $66 USD :wacko:

Anyways, I was expecting to be a bigger box. Also is a little heavier than I thought

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The US post office charged you an extra $66? How?

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32 minutes ago, crackpot said:

The US post office charged you an extra $66? How?

I'm in Mexico.

For all the years I have being buying from over seas it is the 3rd time I pay taxes.

As far as I know only 10% of all packages that go thru customs are acutally checked and charged some taxes. 

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11 minutes ago, Froy said:

I'm in Mexico.

For all the years I have being buying from over seas it is the 3rd time I pay taxes.

As far as I know only 10% of all packages that go thru customs are acutally checked and charged some taxes. 

Oh ok. Since you said USD, I thought you were located in the US. Still sucks you have to pay extra. 

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Something cool going thru the instructions.

On the first page on how to install the armor parts the first step is on switching the heads.

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But on the part about transforming from battroid to fighter. The first step is switching the heads again.

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Is some part of the visor actually ejected with the rest of the armor? Or it is just anime magic?

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31 minutes ago, Froy said:

Something cool going thru the instructions.

On the first page on how to install the armor parts the first step is on switching the heads.

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But on the part about transforming from battroid to fighter. The first step is switching the heads again.

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Is some part of the visor actually ejected with the rest of the armor? Or it is just anime magic?

Maybe it's just the ideal step in the process to just go back to a non-grey visor or grey visor version of the VF-1J....probably is not possible or just more difficult to swap heads once the transformation to fighter has been completed...

Also, the animation seems to switch between grey and non-grey visor during the sequence....but what I want to know is where is the red-visored VF-1J head?

 

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On 10/7/2021 at 10:44 AM, crackpot said:

If it doesn't go out by the 9th there, don't expect it before the 15th as they will be moving to a larger warehouse during that period. 

Frustrating. My order with nin nin has been in 'preparation in progress' since Monday, does not seem to move at all. Don't think I'll ever buy from them again.☹️  

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Just now, Angesdad said:

Frustrating. My order with nin nin has been in 'preparation in progress' since Monday, does not seem to move at all. Don't think I'll ever buy from them again.☹️  

I'm with you! Definitely a store of last resort and hopefully not the next NY. 

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5 hours ago, Angesdad said:

Frustrating. My order with nin nin has been in 'preparation in progress' since Monday, does not seem to move at all. Don't think I'll ever buy from them again.☹️  

from my previous purchases with nin nin games , it normally takes almost 2 weeks to ship my orders out..  They are not fast on shipping things out. 

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6 hours ago, Angesdad said:

Frustrating. My order with nin nin has been in 'preparation in progress' since Monday, does not seem to move at all. Don't think I'll ever buy from them again.☹️  

Still no movement on my order either. Was really hoping it would ship this week. 

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On 10/7/2021 at 12:10 AM, Toonz said:

Alright guys, here'a an update.

I removed that little peg with my trusty little saw and it all went well.

All four pieces of the leg armor snapped together nice and tight as if there wasn't any flaws.

So, to those who have yet to receive their set and IF (just IF, ok) you happen to have two left or even right back leg armor, don't worry, cut that crap off, assemble and TADA! 

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Nice! Love the photo. :good:

 

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Got some time to play with my combo.

So far zero issues.

Only found out that the left shoulder and the socket for the left hand are a bit loose (not to the point of compromising posability)

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A minor inconvenient (almost had a haert attack), missile cover just fell off while installing the leg parts. It just needed a little bit more glue at the factory. Easy fix.

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33 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

This is the first time I noticed this. So the kite logo on the leg armor is mostly based on ARII's box art?

looks like it. i think i saw there was a difference decades back of a red on white kite, but you have jogged my memories again....

and kinda forgot abt the girl on the inner leg of the imai's version....vintage itasha...😅 would be nice if bandai had boxart DX versions to be released...

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18 minutes ago, seti88 said:

looks like it. i think i saw there was a difference decades back of a red on white kite, but you have jogged my memories again....

and kinda forgot abt the girl on the inner leg of the imai's version....vintage itasha...😅 would be nice if bandai had boxart DX versions to be released...

Would be nice if Bandai included extra waterslide decal to copy the box art more. But you can just get your own. ;)

https://transportation.water-slides.biz/pinupsplus-model-building-pinup-girl-waterslide-decal-stickers.html

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12 minutes ago, no3Ljm said:

Would be nice if Bandai included extra waterslide decal to copy the box art more. But you can just get your own. ;)

or rummage thru some hasegawa or bandai kits for minmay itasha decals :rolleyes:

thats a biz opportunity for custom SDFM/DYRL minmay, misa, claudia or the bride bunnies decals tho! 😁

 

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18 minutes ago, seti88 said:

or rummage thru some hasegawa or bandai kits for minmay itasha decals :rolleyes:

thats a biz opportunity for custom SDFM/DYRL minmay, misa, claudia or the bride bunnies decals tho! 😁

Minmay Itasha. Roger that. ;)

https://www.redbubble.com/i/sticker/Macross-Lynn-Minmay-Nose-Art-by-fareast/53831299.EJUG5

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On 10/7/2021 at 10:04 PM, jvmacross said:

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On 10/7/2021 at 10:33 PM, jvmacross said:

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On 10/7/2021 at 10:51 PM, jvmacross said:

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21 hours ago, jvmacross said:

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18 hours ago, jvmacross said:

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10 hours ago, jvmacross said:

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Nice work @jvmacross.  All of them came out cool.  :hi:

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6 hours ago, no3Ljm said:

Would be nice if Bandai included extra waterslide decal to copy the box art more. But you can just get your own. ;)

https://transportation.water-slides.biz/pinupsplus-model-building-pinup-girl-waterslide-decal-stickers.html

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I had an entire catalog of pinup girls and assorted artwork that was sized to fit on the inner right leg section of the Yamato 1/48 GBP, sourced from Artmic, the Macross Hobby Handbook, and some model kit decal sheets:

https://sites.google.com/site/tridentdesignworksdecals/yamato/1-48/gbp-1s-leg-art

I had the original "Next Objective" pinup on my repro 1/55 set, but I think some folks asked for it in 1/48 back in the day:

https://sites.google.com/site/tridentdesignworksdecals/bandai/1-55/gbp-1s-reproduction

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