Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shipment 12 is IN!

Shipment 12 is IN!
Caught me while I was in the shower today... Only have time to take the pictures tonight. Shipment by SAL is pretty fast, within a week!

My kid is very experienced in removing the packing material... lol Pretty?

The 'entire' Nitto collection, some of them I have 2 boxes... plus something from SRW for snake eye my friend... The old WAVE Gans is in as well!Guys please give me a couple of days to sort out the final price, thanks!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

1/12 AFS Mk.I (Pro-A Model)

Here's a kit I won for someone, a 1/12 AFS Mk.I from Pro-A Model. I'd assume this is a Hong Kong based company which sold at WF.
Not much else is known about this kit, so if anyone knows, please feel free to add your input! Only seen it once at YAJ together with a 1/12 Gustav/PKA which I lost the auction...The casting is pretty good, I can even see the weld beads and tiny screws which hold the armor together. The scale is big, just compare it with the 1/20 AFS, and the suit has internal details and a cool pilot figure. Even the joint covers for the legs are done. Comes with 2 manipulators, one opened, one closed. Also has a vacuum formed clear visor.
Eh no springs or other multimedia though.

Scale: 1/12
Type of material : resin
Number of parts: many
Decals: no
Instructions: yes
Overall quality: Good
Overall accuracy: unknown
Date of release: 2004
Release price: unknown



Parts breakdown with a 1/20 AFS for scale comparison


Friday, March 27, 2009

More reviews coming up!

Dear all, more reviews coming up!

Special reviews of rare non 1/20 Ma.K stuff won by my friend DarkLord aka Tudor, who has graciously allowed me to put them up!

Thanks man, your generosity is appreciated!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

SAFS Mk.III Raptor (modelkasten)

Ma.K SAFS Mk.III Raptor (modelkasten)

Back with another review!!
Finally got my hands on this very rare version of the Raptor. Its a modelkasten issue, and based on the box, it was release on 2000.Its release number is 00.28.
Its contents are SAFS sprues a - d, and resin conversion parts from modelkasten. Upon checking the resin parts, I realised the kit does not contain the pilot with visor that is in the newer Raptor injection kit. I'd assume that in 2000, the pilot head was not made yet. Nevertheless, this kit is really cool and most of us would model it with the hatch closed anyway.
The SAFS hull is a single piece of resin with a stub in the front which can be filed/sanded away.
The decals and camo card are different as well. I'll post the decals of the injection version of the Raptor shortly as I just found mine after losing it for a couple of months.
The running price of this kit is in the 7000 - 10000+ yen range (in 2009).
I love this kit and just might keep it for myself... BTW I am less busy these few days as I am home taking care of my kid. House husband:)

Scale: 1/20
Type of material : khaki injection molds and resin
Number of parts: SAFS sprues + resin parts
Decals: yes
Instructions: yes
Overall quality: Very good
Overall accuracy: Accurate
Date of release: 2000
Release price: 6500 yen
Current Running price in YAJ: 7000 - 10000+ yen (early 2009)



Resin parts, containing the legs, additional leg armor (this is molded as 1 part in the injection version),rear armor piece, 2 sets of parts (i think) to hold the rear armor to the hull, arms, manipulator, and of course the hull.

camo card (front)

camo card (back)


specific leg instructions, 6A and 6B where you get to choose between (6A) using the SAFS leg part with the resin armor cover or (6B) using the resin lower leg itself.

specific rear armor instructions, where you get to choose whether or not to use the engine armor, 2 sets of the resin holders are provided.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Eh er just won this at YAJ

Eh erm just won this over at YAJ last night...
This is THE kit I want the most in Ma.K (targeted by most other Ma.K fans as well)
I think I just blew model budget for the next two years lol!
Can't wait to get my hands on it...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Falke has Landed!

3 Falkes from Hobby Search landed in my house today...

3 more incoming from HLJ...
All these are for my friends in Singapore, I buy only 3 per shipment to prevent being taxed by GST.

Man the box is HUGE!

Friday, March 13, 2009

My recent Ma.K purchases

Sorry for the lack of updates. These are my purchases for the past 2 months:
Ma.K Grosserhund from WF2007. Finally after complaining its too expensive, I caved in and bought from futch. :)

Decided to keep the Ma.K Gladiator from my latest shipment for myself.
And the kit in front is a T.H.A.T Neuspotter variant.
Now left two more Neuspotter variants to go...
My wife can't complain, as I just bought her a coach bag which is slightly more expensive than the Gladiator + Neuspotter.

Next up: modelkasten resin Raptor review! Stay tuned guys!