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Does anybody know anyplace that might offer waterslide decals for the Arcadia stuff?  I don't think my eyesight is going to handle carving these little decals anymore.

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So I’m sad to say I have some minor breakage on my Nora.  It’s pretty easy to glue but still…

Also, break out the nail polish.  Those wings do not want to stay up.

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3 hours ago, Mommar said:

Does anybody know anyplace that might offer waterslide decals for the Arcadia stuff?  I don't think my eyesight is going to handle carving these little decals anymore.

I ordered mine off of ebay. SV-51 decals

I bought it once for my Ivanov and recently another one for Nora's. I think they're pretty good.

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51 minutes ago, Mommar said:

So I’m sad to say I have some minor breakage on my Nora.  It’s pretty easy to glue but still…

Also, break out the nail polish.  Those wings do not want to stay up.

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The inside of the thighs kind of crumbled on mine and split apart. I was able to glue the two halves together. Hopefully the plastic on the Arcadia ones hold up better.

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I got mine. That was pretty fast shipping. Shipped through FedEx on Monday and got it today.

No issues that I can find with it. The boosters weren't missing anything and nothing wrong with the feet. 

Not as big a visual upgrade going from the Yamato version as compared to Ivanov's. The colors are more or less the same or similar enough, perhaps a tad more magenta on the Arcadia version. Otherwise, the same improvements on the Arcadia Ivanov carries over to this as well as compared to the Yamato. The differences are more noticeable in battroid mode as compared to fighter mode which, imo, was already pretty good for the Yamaro version of Nora's. The wings stayed in place better and didn't sag compared to Ivanov's.

More refined sculpt, finer panel lines, better arms, shoulder pauldrons can be positioned, tighter joints, seams better hidden, etc.

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If I had to voice a complaint about this Arcadia version, it's that the tampo printed patterns kinda suck.

They're way too thick and chunky. It's particularly noticeable on the wings. When I was looking at it, I felt like there was just a large empty gap at the ends of the wings where it looked like maybe the tampo didn't get printed, but it really does kinda stop short proportionally compared to the Yamato.

See below and compare the patterns on the wings, stabilizers and canards. The Yamato patterns were much more accurate to the OVA. Yamato on the left. Arcadia on the right.

 

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Edit: Also, the gunpod is a little warped and curves a little toward the starboard side. Is this an issue with anyone else's or is it just me?

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That's.. actually sort of bizarre.  I would ask how something gets worse with a second version, but that seems to be the going trend in pretty much everything now. :p 

Guess it's a good reason to keep the old one then.

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21 minutes ago, MacrossJunkie said:

If the patterns were a font, the Yamato ones would be Arial and the Arcadia version is Arial Bold font and they hit the bold button to bold it even more.

That's going to be 'Arial Black'. ;) 

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Here are pics showing how the gunpod is bowed. 

On one side, it's arched in the middle. 

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Flipped on the other side, the ends are bowed upwards

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This results in the gunpod not pointing down the middle in fighter mode.

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I'll have to see if I can use a heat gun to soften it and straighten it out.

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52 minutes ago, MacrossJunkie said:

Here's are pics showing how the gunpod is bowed. 

On one side, it's arched in the middle. 

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Flipped on the other side, the ends are bowed upwards

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This results in the gunpod not pointing down the middle in fighter mode.

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I'll have to see if I can use a heat gun to soften it and straighten it out.

I see it. A heat gun is like bazooka it works great but there’s a risk of melting the plastic (and I have). To be on the safe side, I’d put the kettle on and dip it in hot water, shape it, then shock it in ice water.😃

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Thanks for feedback @MacrossJunkie. The gold tampo prints were arguably one of the nicest things about Yamato's version. Too bad it kinda regressed in this Arcadia's. I wouldn't really notice it if it hadn't been pointed out, but now I can't unsee it. 

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Got mine earlier today but haven't had a chance to check it out as I've been stuck at work all day. Not that I could give more or better insight into the SV-51 than @MacrossJunkie seeing as I haven't really played with an SV-51 since the Yamato Nora came out and she's in storage somewhere. :unknw:

Arcadia Ivanov went back into his box as soon as the leg issue became known and has been there since. :aggressive:

Shame about the tampo weirdness, though it's not a dealbreaker for me. It's in the same category as the incorrectly tilted emblems on the 31s. :ph34r: Seriously, did anyone notice in all the pics up to this point? I didn't.

It's right there on the product page. 

https://www.hlj.com/1-60-scale-complete-transformation-sv-51-gamma-nora-polyansky-boarding-machine-final-battle-specification-aca82158

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36 minutes ago, Lolicon said:

Did the Yamato versions come with stands? Damn I'll have to dig out the old Nora now.

The Yamato versions come with stands. A total step backwards that the Arcadia does not. 

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On 7/4/2022 at 12:07 AM, Lolicon said:

Did the Yamato versions come with stands? Damn I'll have to dig out the old Nora now.

Yes it does. Speaking of digging out the old Nora, I took it out have a look while having the "thirst" of waiting the Acardia one. My display stand's adaptor somehow broke and all fell down on the floor. 😭


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2 hours ago, Sokeijon said:

wow, thanks for sharing. Is that waterslide decal?

Yes it is. I think it turned out great on my Ivanov SV-51. I'm in the process of weathering Nora's so I'll be using my second sheet soon. 

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2 hours ago, Sokeijon said:

Yes it does. Speaking of digging out the old Nora, I took it out have a look while having the "thirst" of waiting the Acardia one. My display stand's adaptor somehow broke and all fell down on the floor. 😭

Managed to glue everything back but no longer perfect. 

 

 

Oof. It may not have been wide spread, but that brittle plastic reminds me of my own copy of Yamato’s SV-51 Nora. Instead of the stand, one of the legs on my SV-51 started to just fall apart and crumble in my hands one day while posing the figure in battroid mode. There may have been a handful that got a bad mix of plastic.

Glad to see you were able to glue things back together on your old copy of Nora.

My hope is that Arcadia’s reissue of Nora has more longevity.

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Nora arrived today. Had a quick fiddle out of the box in Fighter, and it’s immediately obvious the wings have been tightened up even more compared to Ivanov’s. When I wanted to fold them inward for submarine launch position, the wing root joints were so stiff that I felt I might snap something whilst trying to move them.

One of the things I like about Arcadia’s mold, is the pair of wings being slightly bigger than Yamato’s. It gives Fighter just a tad more balanced look, although admittedly only more noticeable from top down angles.

And oh, the box loses the front flap & window that were present in Ivanov’s. So weight savings of 150g to be had there, which should go some way towards lower shipping rates.

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Arcadia Nora arrived and either AJ or DHL almost screwed it up...

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hmm. crumple didn't reach the item. but wtf protection, amz-jp???

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Just to scale the box. Unfortunately, I somehow don't have an SHF Akira Yamamoto. but I do have the old 1/12 Fyana which originated the color-scheme, anyway, imho...

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Close call but luckily no damage @treatment. I received mine in exactly same packing from Amazon JP. Curiously for smaller packages, items are a shrink wrapped with a piece of cardboard HLJ-style, but not for bigger packages like these.

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Finally, got mine too from HobbySearch. Not too much crumple on the shipper brown box. I just realized Nora released had cancelled the window box display. WHY!? I like the convention box since Yamato that have a window can see through IMG_20220704_121743.jpg.0e8581bf0629e6028b14f6fe0aaf2c70.jpgthe fighter. 

Anyway, hope the Arcadia one can last longer and doesn't change color over time like my Yamato's one (both wing's hinges).

 

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1 hour ago, MacrossJunkie said:

My work-in-progress Nora. 

Tinted the canopy, panel lined, and started doing some weathering. Still got a long way to go.

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wow, loosk amazing. You have a fast hand!

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7 hours ago, MacrossJunkie said:

My work-in-progress Nora. 

Tinted the canopy, panel lined, and started doing some weathering. Still got a long way to go.

 

Awesome WIP!!!

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18 hours ago, Sokeijon said:

wow, loosk amazing. You have a fast hand!

Thanks. I'm actually taking it slow. This is my 2nd attempt, to be honest. My first try, I didn't like how it was turning out as it looked too heavy handed, so I stripped it off with a towel and rubbing alcohol and started again. I'm just freehand spraying with an airbrush to achieve the mottling effect and mostly going off of the screenshots I took for inspiration.

 

11 hours ago, Ignacio Ocamica said:

Awesome WIP!!!

I'm hoping to finish either this weekend or next, depending on how much spare time I can muster. Next week seems more likely.

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So I've glued back the Yamato display stand connector (the tip is broken). And testing some repair work.

Earlier was testing to add the broken tip with 3D pen PLA but it didn't work. Too weak to support SV-51's weight. Then tested few ways of AB casting.

 

 

 

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