1/60 SCALE COMPATIBLE TOYS (RIHIO, DIACLONE, LIGHTYEAR, MFT & GUNDAM)

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  1. OptionZero

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    Designer “Kuma Factory” on Japanese outlet “Booth” has a variety of consoles, but hurry as stock is running low.
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    kuma Factory - BOOTH

    very high quality, 3d print in resin

    Are sure you get the “convex” option, which has the 3mm peg. Then”concave” option has a 3mm hole instead which would require you supplying your own pegs

    the ones that have this option will have a clear icon showing the two versions


    Use Buyee as the middleman to purchase in English and ship to America
     
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  2. Suntzu28

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    I'll keep an eye open for items when I check the usual sites later.
     
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    I got all of the above from Kuma and for an absolute steal of a price.

    The consoles are very well done. I'm gonna spice them up a bit because I can, but not too much - at 1:60, I don't intend on being that detailed.

    ExHobby also does various consoles but they're spaced out and sparse. And they only sell to/ship to Japan. So you have to have a proxy or intermediary buy and reship them. @TogeAtama has volunteered to try to help - I say try because inventory goes very very fast when made available for purchase. (And in limited quantities.) He helped me get some and they're gorgeous:

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    The absolute cheapest consoles around if you want to do it on a shoestring budget, other useful stuff too.

    Sci-Fi - Battle Systems
     
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  5. Suntzu28

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    I have no doubt you'll find what you need with all of the suggestions provided but i've sent you a link to some other options anyway @Thundershot

    A group project of some type would be ...beneficial to the community.
     
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    Matrix Quest Can't Escape from the 1:60 Scale Diaclone World

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    Getter Rays Believe in Getter

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    My appreciation for both Starcom and Diaclone has increased.

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    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    I knew that felt familiar.
     
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    ^
    and now i feel more compelled to buy the newer version :|
     
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  12. OptionZero

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    Replacement landing gear and missiles for Horus

    useful for anyone with faulty landing gear

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  13. RoadCaesar

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    Who? Where? Nothing up for Kuma or M@z yet.
     
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  15. RoadCaesar

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    WOW they've come a long way since the bizarre replacement heads! I'm already budgeting for half a dozen of their existing designs
     
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    Very impressive stuff but too ambitious for me, because paint is needed
     
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  17. RoadCaesar

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    Well, I just snagged an airbrush, so I'm not too worried. And as seen with the Kuma hubcaps, paint isn't really necessary for some parts when the base colors are already gray.
     
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    Crap i can barely keep up

    now Kuma Factory is ALSO doing sets to upgrade the spares from Ex Core 2

    also seems to be doing Horus guns, but i think they arent ready

    i guess refresh his page regularly

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    Dang, Kuma’s even offering them in different colors!

    why does he rule so hard
     

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  19. RoadCaesar

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    Kuma has a new iteration of the Powered Suits Hang Glider (callback to Vintage PS Accessory) so I'm snagging a trio of those for sure. Seems they're still updating as the go, too.
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    But my big question is: What is the functionality of this design by Diske?
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    I know it's for the Fort Chamber, but are the 4 corner posts meant to mount the Gyro Propellers from Garuda?
     
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  20. OptionZero

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    Kuma seems to have a straightforward design - how do we improve this incrementally or add functionality to something in the simplest way. The Load chamber hubcaps are a simple idea, executed very well, and very cheaply.


    Diske has much more elaborate designs that seek to transform official products to a great degree. Bigger swings, not all successful, and because they are more elaborate, need more work like paint to compete.
     
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