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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:


It's good to see new plastic kits coming out from SNK's Metal Slug franchise.

Posted on the World War Toons facebook page

(Meng makes the WWT chibi kits so this might mean they're going to be doing metal slug too, but i'm not certain...… Whoever ends up behind the kits I want them both for my chibi collection, and potentially as conversion fodder for Grotz & Orkz


I was just going to post the same thing.

Pics for the work blocked.

It's a Chinese ad, so divide prices by 7 for USD prices.



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Metal Slug Models from China

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Metal Slug Models from China

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Metal Slug Models from China


 
   
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1:1500 'Galaxy Express 999 Another Story Ulitmate Journey'
Kit Features:
Parts: 158
Base Kit: HCW05 plus parts from 64724
Model Size: 337 x 164mm
Marking: Space pirate battleship ARCADIA Third ship

now what excuse could I come up with to get this

 
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






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New 1/72 Space 1999 Eagle. 14"

I have their first version and it makes for a good 40k sized shuttle.

Unfortunately this one is $45, while I think the earlier take was $25

https://mailchi.mp/b605fc98fd73/new-space1999-eagle-has-arrived-in-the-culttvman-hobbyshop?fbclid=IwAR13Kwd3ZiQzhG5hO9UUZERY990Kq_9rPdRlUxNbDWhdB1qiogzoLPSEBXU



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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:

1:1500 'Galaxy Express 999 Another Story Ulitmate Journey'
Kit Features:
Parts: 158
Base Kit: HCW05 plus parts from 64724
Model Size: 337 x 164mm
Marking: Space pirate battleship ARCADIA Third ship

now what excuse could I come up with to get this


Coz it is damn pretty!
I was fortunate enough to grab one last time I was in Japan.
Can't recommend it enough.

Glory is fleeting. Obscurity is forever.




 
   
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Say isn't there a new La Guerra De Las Galaxias (forget the English name) coming?

Shouldn't we all be armpit deep in pictures of toys and models?

 
   
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One of the Metal Slug vehicles could be a stand-in for a Squat Leviathan in Epic

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 lasgunpacker wrote:
$20.89 at Hobbylinc Kyoto... so for a measly $100 you could have your rural spaceport.


5x Eagles (plus whatever Star Wars/Trek models I have)
Reaper shipping crates
Dust quanset huts
a crane from a construction toy
some picture frames or plates to serve as landing pads
Toy trucks, fork lifts, etc

OMG someone stop me now...


Hey 2015 me... I think it's going to happen in 2020.

 
   
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2015 AND 2019 me are eager to see your spaceport!

   
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Anyone seen these, plastic modular hangers for Gundam/Transformers etc. There are several out there. I got some in Hong Kong years ago but it looks like they've been upping their game.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-MECHANICAL-CHAIN-Machine-Nest-ACTION-BASE-for-Gundam-Transformers-ZOIDS-Model/123219273513

Ali Express

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33008274402.html?fbclid=IwAR3J4wd-gjQp4t36cT3FBz_xsRsW_LPLCg3573QDSLLlkK862GbopDCszhg

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Ok so I picked up some of Mig's mecha painting guides in the black friday sale and after reading them decided to get a Gundam kit to try out some of the techniques.

I never really got into the show and know nothing about gunpla so after 5min research into the grades I did what every modern shopper does and hit up amazon.

Based purely on looks and price I ended up with RG 1/144 Tallgeese for £24, not sure what I was expecting for that price but going to be honest it was not a dozen sprues of coloured plastic that clips together better than GW stuff glues together that will make a Riptide proxy.

Very happy and now looking for more of the RG kits to pick up in the new year.

Also as an aside in one of the MIG books they build the 40k orc bomber kit and describe it as " GW produce crude and relatively featureless kits with poor fit and execution, that can be saved with a lot of work if you like the chaotic aesthetic" lol jewel like objects indeed.

Your last point is especially laughable and comical, because not only the 7th ed Valkyrie shown dumber things (like being able to throw the troopers without parachutes out of its hatches, no harm done) - Irbis 
   
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You have to post a pic of that blurb, please!
   
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Once you put together a nice gunpla kit, it is really hard to view GW kits in the same light.
   
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SeanDrake wrote:
Also as an aside in one of the MIG books they build the 40k orc bomber kit and describe it as " GW produce crude and relatively featureless kits with poor fit and execution, that can be saved with a lot of work if you like the chaotic aesthetic" lol jewel like objects indeed.

Honestly, seeing what he's comparing them to, well.. he's not wrong.


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 Gallahad wrote:
Once you put together a nice gunpla kit, it is really hard to view GW kits in the same light.

When you see full, working internals in a sprue, already assembled, it's kind of like "what magic is this"?

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Thats not really a surprise, Bandai have probably invested more money into their plastic injection molding technology than GW make in a year and the RG line is probably the epitome of that, and they can do this because Gundam is billion dollar per year franchise.

I feel that that MIG comparison is a bit unfair though. Bandai are building display pieces that you can have a bit of fun with in their posing and the various features help with that, GW are making models that are to be used in games and require a certain level of robustness.
   
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Comparing GW with scale models is not fair, true

But than GW always claims certain things and want to be seen as the Luxury Product among Fantasy and SciFi Miniatures that can be used for gaming too.

Comparing them with deticated display models they lose in every aspect.
So if people do not play with those models in the first place they are not worth the money as you can get better stuff if you just like building/painting and want to put it in the shelf.

Harry, bring this ring to Narnia or the Sith will take the Enterprise

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Y'know what they say, once you go Gunpla, you never go back brah.

 
   
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yet I am not sure if my last GW model was before or after my first Gundam

guess it was after as I have bought some Stormcast to give AoS a try

Harry, bring this ring to Narnia or the Sith will take the Enterprise

M41 - Alternative Rules for Battles in the 41st Millennium (40k LRB Project) 
   
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Well, I like both and buy both, but I don't kid myself about the relative quality of each.

As to the above "models for games that need to be robust", well....






I mean, I don't know.
   
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so what do you guys think those Bandi MSIA action figures would work well as? i'm thinking zaku's or doms with bazookas as broadsides.

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If you're thinking of the Mobile Suit in Action toys from about a decade ago, don't bother. They're mostly a rubbery PVC that does not take paints well.

If you're going to go the route of using Gundam stuff in 40k, use the model kits.

   
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SeanDrake wrote:
Ok so I picked up some of Mig's mecha painting guides in the black friday sale and after reading them decided to get a Gundam kit to try out some of the techniques.

I never really got into the show and know nothing about gunpla so after 5min research into the grades I did what every modern shopper does and hit up amazon.

Based purely on looks and price I ended up with RG 1/144 Tallgeese for £24, not sure what I was expecting for that price but going to be honest it was not a dozen sprues of coloured plastic that clips together better than GW stuff glues together that will make a Riptide proxy.

Very happy and now looking for more of the RG kits to pick up in the new year.

Also as an aside in one of the MIG books they build the 40k orc bomber kit and describe it as " GW produce crude and relatively featureless kits with poor fit and execution, that can be saved with a lot of work if you like the chaotic aesthetic" lol jewel like objects indeed.


Check out the RG Sinanju Kit sometime. The box is like double the size of the regular boxes. The gold trim is molded that way, not painted after the fact for the box. Unfortunately mine is still sitting the the box, with alot of other Gunpla needing to be built.
   
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 Barzam wrote:
If you're thinking of the Mobile Suit in Action toys from about a decade ago, don't bother. They're mostly a rubbery PVC that does not take paints well.

If you're going to go the route of using Gundam stuff in 40k, use the model kits.
. Thats because they come painted and fully assembled. They don’t need paint just a base


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Also they’re painted far better than most wargamers can. Even have a wash

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just poked my head into this thread looking for alternate models for my tau idea, primarily riptides and stormsurges...

and im utterly blown away by some of the potentials in here. especially the 1/144 scale Tieren Ground Type. prices i can definately enjoy far more, and good looks at that!

I've never been all that big on the mech genre, preferring fantasy normally, but im enjoying these models a LOT more than what id have them stand in for, and anything that reminds me of Zaku models with that one eye? even better! please do keep this up folks!

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Army: none currently. 
   
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1/144 id say make great riptides, getting gouf flight types for that myself
1/100 would be great knights especially gundams

1/60 yes they exist yes they’re in scale and that means they fight titans

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Hobby Link Japan has two potentially useful kits up for a February release:
https://www.hlj.com/cn373-cargo-truck-iron-ore-truck-menmms-006
https://www.hlj.com/1-100-scale-cargo-truck-cn114-03-menmms-001
Two sci-fi construction/cargo vehicles by Meng Models, both hailing from some strange Chinese film in which the earth is flying around outer space. No dimensions are listed on the HLJ site yet, but whilst one of these has no scale listed but the other is stated to be 1/100, so maybe they both are? 1/100 is probably too small for 40K, but I suppose it depends how big the "real" vehicle is.

   
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Those look very cool, but they do seem a bit small for 32mm sci-fi minis
   
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But potentially great for Titanicus!

 
   
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the pricing on those looks like Mengs 1/35 scale tanks etc so I suspect they're fairly big,

look forward TO seeing some youtube builds so I can get an idea of the size

 
   
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California

Those trucks were huge in the movie, so I expect these to be quite large, too. 1/100 though is 15mm, so probably not going to work too well with 40k.

Interestingly, if you do happen to want one of those trucks and you are a 15mm gamer, there is a cheaper, probably better scaled option. Mech Fan Toys, a Chinese toy company that makes knockoffs of other 3rd party unofficial Transformers, Takara's Diaclone, and their own original Transformer and Diaclone compatible toys just so happens to have a Diaclone compatible toy of that truck coming out. It's scaled down to better fit the toys and has a lot of play features, including functioning as the legs to an upcoming giant robot. It's also likely to cost significantly less.
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Star Trek incoming!

https://culttvman.com/main/round-2-news-galileo-shuttle-enteprise-and-more/




Round 2 officially announced the Galileo Shuttle durring a podcast today (January 31, 2020). The kit will be 1:32 and about 11 inches long. It will not have an interior, but they hope to offer something special, such as some resin figures.



They also showed a new test shot of the upcoming 1:1000 scale Enterprise from Star Trek Discovery. The kit will be about 18 inches and is designed to be lighted. There will be a separate light kit.



Here’s the first look at the Impala from Supernatural, coming in June



And we also got to see the Eagle II with the lab pod. This is a big 22 inch kit.

The pod cast was hosted by Jamie Hood. He mentioned they may do another large Trek kit in the future, but it would be 2021 or 2022 before that happened. Also in development is another 1:1000 scale Trek kit, but it was too early to show. That may slip to 2021. Jamie wants to do more pod casts in the future.

I’ll post more images later.


I am a big fan of boxy shuttles, and at 11" the Galileo might be big enough to convert to a Rhino/Chimera carrier. Oh happy day!

Play us out Freddy!




Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, Figaro!

Now if someone would just make the original Galactica shuttle in plastic...

 
   
 
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