Mospeada: Who else collects?

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  1. nilcam

    nilcam Well-Known Member

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    Any word on the B2Five releases?
     
  2. Tasuke

    Tasuke ♥Konomi Yuzuhara♥

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    the meat and potatoes half of that APRIL/JUNE AmiAmi order finally arrived.

    these are kits i lusted after upon first hearing of them in my mid/late-teens in the latter half of the 90's.
    being stuck in a small town at the time in those pre-internet days, with only very occasional,
    sporadic opportunities to visit my home city 200 miles away and some the hobby and collectables shops it had,
    i stood a dismally low chance of ever happening across any of the original IMAI editions of these kits,
    and, even, later in the 2000's, internet in hand and all, i missed out on all of the previous IMAI and AOSHIMA reissues
    and never managed to get around to trying to find myself any of the early-80's IMAI originals that didn't command an arm and a leg.

    well, this latest round of AOSHIMA reprints could very well be the last,
    -especially considering the mold flashing found on the LEGIOSS, almost unheard of on a Japanese model kit, at least for me-
    so i was damned if i was going to miss out on these!!!


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    these are definitely going to be the hardest Mecha models i've done in some time.
    a lot of painting will be necessary to get them looking right, and being complex transforming mechanisms,
    -the LEGIOSS is Perfect Transformation!! an absolute marvel of plastic model engineering for 1984!!!-
    it's going to be tricky to strike a balance where enough is painted to look acceptable, while avoiding mucking up high-friction/contact zones.

    while i'm pretty sure i can do a good job of it all, i cannot guarantee that they won't come out
    looking more like the vintage GAKKEN MOSPEADA transforming toys than a properly finished scale model...
     
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  3. MasterScale

    MasterScale Loose, comes with baggage...

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    As far as the release dates, not that I'm aware of. Though the Acid Rain Official Instagram had pictures of the prototypes from a toy show that happened on the 20th of this month. So... maybe that's of interest to you?

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  4. Mark

    Mark Just here for the toys

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    Good luck! I had a couple of those back in the early 2000’s, don’t remember if they were originals or reissues. But they were too intimidating for me and I wound up selling them off unbuilt.
     
  5. Tasuke

    Tasuke ♥Konomi Yuzuhara♥

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    i did build the MONOGRAM GO-BOTS U.S. repackaging of the MOSPEADA BLOWSPERIOR nearly 20 years ago,
    so while i am familiar with the RIDE ARMOR, the LEGIOSS will be an all-new experience for me,
    although basically similar to the IMAI 1/72 variable MACROSS VF-1 kits i'm quite experienced with...
     
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  6. chuckdawg1999

    chuckdawg1999 Well-Known Member

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    We're pulling for you. I'd be afraid of gluing my hands together.
     
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  7. Tasuke

    Tasuke ♥Konomi Yuzuhara♥

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    the IMAI/AOSHIMA MOSPEADA LEGIOSS includes wheel hubs for nonexistent rubber tires,
    all three of which are sized for the larger, MAIN GEAR (REAR) tires included with the 1/72 IMAI/BANDAI variable MACROSS VF-1 kits.

    fortunately, i happened to have some extra sets of those tires left over from my three earlier, less-than-ideal attempts at the IMAI/BANDAI VF-1 kit,
    and they fit the LEGIOSS gear hubs as if they were made for them;

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  8. Tasuke

    Tasuke ♥Konomi Yuzuhara♥

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    well, i'm managing, but this old turkey ain't doing me no favors along the way.

    for the most part, i'm gonna be able to be accurate,
    but there are a couple of areas i'm going to have to fudge on in order to avoid paint scraping, mostly the thigh modules.
    alas, the end result is shaping up to be a disappointingly floppy mess, especially in ARMO-FIGHTER.

    modern GUNDAM-based plastic model engineering standards
    well and truly treat model builders to a positively divine modelling experience even at it's worst,
    and i'm afraid that i for one have been very, very badly spoiled indeed...


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  9. Tasuke

    Tasuke ♥Konomi Yuzuhara♥

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    well... i can see why these old IMAI/AOSHIMA variable MOSPEADA kits tend to carry the infamous rep that they do;
    unless you're a first-class modeler, attempting to squeeze presentable results out of these turkeys WILL humble you.

    i mean, the RIDE ARMOR ain't so bad, but the LEGIOSS is an awful, floppy mess in hand in ARMO-FIGHTER,
    and ARMO-SOLDER has loosey-goosey arms that are only good for just hanging there.

    in the end, it's fortunate that i tend to prefer my Mecha in a neutral state of repose,
    since that is about the best i can expect out of this rickety relic of a MACROSS VF-1 knockoff...

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  10. Tasuke

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    well, i 'm making headway on this tough old turkey of a vintage classic.

    had to come to a grinding halt for a little while while waiting for more TAMIYA XF-2 FLAT WHITE
    so i can make up another batch of the custom, "MOSPEADA MINT GREEN" i need to finish the ARMO-BIKE...

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  11. Tasuke

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    coming along on this clunky old classic. a sucky job overall, but about the best i can seem to manage
    with this no-frills, pre-GUNDAM-Shake-N-Bake, paint-and-glue transformable Mecha kit design.

    assembly is all complete, all's left is a good deal of touch-up, cleanup, detailing, and decal placement.
    if nothing else, i guess it's a fine enough personal homage to the 1/15 IMAI RIDE ARMOR-mode VR-052F kit i had as an early-teen;


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  12. Dark Skull

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    AJP just sent me an e-mail saying the AFC-01Z Bartley's Legioss should arrive next week :D 
     
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    Great news. Where are the announcements? Is more Mosepeda coming?
     
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    As far as other ones coming, I dunno. But I wouldn't doubt the green one is next :D  That is, if they're releasing another Legioss next. If not, we've got Bartley's ride armor next. Then maybe the Dark Legioss and the Dark Ride Armor :D 

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    have we seen a prototype of the green one? seems like they'd show it before the red one comes out, and its due anytime
     
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    My heart says Rook's ride armor is next, my head says the green Legioss is.
     
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  17. betsuni

    betsuni I'm just here for the robots

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    Man, I sort of want Rook's ride armor. I just loved her bazooka and red color.
     
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  18. Dark Skull

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    Yeah, I haven't heard anything.

    I'm good either way :D 

    I can't imagine they'd release Bartley's ride armor without her signature bazooka :D 
     
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  19. Slave IV

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    What's next?

    TREAD, TREAD, TREAD!!!

    Please!!!
     
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    I really hope something is next. Announcements went very quiet. I need more.
     
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