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About Blastvader

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  1. A TT Hongli/GG Zaku II High Mobility type which I bought to be the sacrificial frame for the resin sniper dress-up kit (didn't want to pay full price for something when most of the kit will end up in the bits box) before realising that the HM has a diffent inner frame in the lower legs, not just different armour :/ Also got this little Haro ball kit, with LED eyes, for $20. It's about 1/3.5 scale or something.
  2. mechanicore

    Kind of want the Tief Sturmer, but there's such a thing as too much detail. I think it looks naff.
  3. I've been meaning to pick up the TT Hongli/GG Kampher for a while now. I just think it looks a little too skinny and stretched. But I'd peobably like it better in person. How much did the bridge thing set you back? I had a couple of things come through from my favoured Amazon Seller today. An HGUC Zaku II FZ (from War in the Pocket, the best UC OVA and also the one in which the Kapher features) and two sets of Bandai decals, one for the MG Ball I bought recently and another for the 1/144 Unicorn which I don't actually have but will probably pick up at some time in the future.
  4. Macross: help & advice appreciated

    Welcome to the Blastvader pedantry hour; with your host, Blastvader! *crickets* The MSM designation puts that as an aquatic type Mobile Suit from the Gundam Universal Century timeline. Nowt to do with Macross/Robotech. It also appears to use an MG Dom (MS-09B) a ground type MS as the base, but is marked as a variant of the Gogg aquatic MS. Thanks, and that's all we've got time for today. See you next time for the Blastvader pedantry hour! *coughs, murmuring*
  5. Macross: help & advice appreciated

    The easiest way is just to go to the Macross Wiki and find the dimensions for the 'real' thing. Then do a simple bit of maths. For reference a VF-1 in Battroid mode will be about 13cm tall in 1/100 and 18cm tall in 1/72.
  6. Zaku 1 Sniper resin dress-up kit for the MG Zaku II 2.0 turned up today. Bought from a friend who's selling his collection off. Also bought one of these weird bases off of him (and a pre-built MG Ball ver Ka 08th MS Team version):
  7. 1/100 │ MS-06K Zaku Cannon

    PEDANT ALERT! PEDANT ALERT! The Zaku Cannon is a Zaku II variant, hence it being an MS-06 (as opposed to MS-05 for the Zaku I). PEDANT ALERT! PEDANT ALERT! Captain Pedant, AWAY! *whoosh*
  8. Zaku Head Exceed.

    Those were two I considered, with the production line idea I wasn't sure as to whether to have the head mounted on an air-skid with two techs working on it, or a with a 'Rosie the Riveter' type character (which I'm sure there are models of but I've yet to find them) posed for a propaganda shot. I considered the transport idea too, possibly with the GM Ground Type arm from the Federation Ant-MS set as well (though I also had an idea to use that in a 'Blitz' type scene with a family standing outside their house with it having been crushed by 10 tonnes of MS appendage. Likely lack the skill to do any of it though. Sorry for the thread hijack @rockpopandchips
  9. Zaku Head Exceed.

    'Scale' is always a pretty hard thing to nail down when your subject matter doesn't exist. Just as an exercise though these heads work out at roughly 1/36 scale when compared to the HGUC Zaku II Production Type i.e. the prototypical Zaku II. So I'd say that's good enough.
  10. Zaku Head Exceed.

    I think a lot of that comes down to which version (and by default which artist) is your definitive Zaku. For me it's the F2 from 0083 which has a comparative pin-head to the Zaku II from 0079.
  11. Zaku Head Exceed.

    Looking good. I've got a couple myself. Like @Will Vale I'm not sure I'm 100% sold on the support (for one thing it's so far out from the fixed end that the bending moment would be hellish considering its mass) regardless it's a cool idea, and better than any I've had. Also, as pointed out aaaages ago they are 1/35 scale as they reuse parts of the mould from the Ramba Ral UCHG set which includes a 1/35 Zaku Head (with more detail internally but less panel lines). I've got two of these so I'm now sitting with 4 Zaku heads in 35th with no idea what to do with them.
  12. Personally, to get the really bright gold, I'd go for a gloss black base, Molotow chrome, clear yellow with a touch or orange for the gold and clear red with a touch of smoke for the red parts. Most gold I've tried have been a satin gold rather than a bright gold.
  13. New film coming soon, Valerian

    I'm looking forward to seeing it. I count The Fifth Element as probably my favourite film (with the 13th Warrior in a close second).
  14. Hannants had them listed, but I remember them being a bit pricey.
  15. I know. Stretching the term 'Globally' a bit there. But those countries listed are a) the only places with country specific P-Bandai sites and the only place Bandai has a license to sell SW stuff (even if it is only the vehicles in the case of the USA).