Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by wheeljaxx, Mar 6, 2008.
Any word on the B2Five releases?
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!!!
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...
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?
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.
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...
We're pulling for you. I'd be afraid of gluing my hands together.
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;
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...
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...
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...
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;
AJP just sent me an e-mail saying the AFC-01Z Bartley's Legioss should arrive next week
Great news. Where are the announcements? Is more Mosepeda coming?
As far as other ones coming, I dunno. But I wouldn't doubt the green one is next 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
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
My heart says Rook's ride armor is next, my head says the green Legioss is.
Man, I sort of want Rook's ride armor. I just loved her bazooka and red color.
Yeah, I haven't heard anything.
I'm good either way
I can't imagine they'd release Bartley's ride armor without her signature bazooka
TREAD, TREAD, TREAD!!!
I really hope something is next. Announcements went very quiet. I need more.
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