Skullbie wrote:I guess I am fortunate because if I really wanted a Valkyrie I could get one of the kits (I think the Hasegawa 1/72 or 1/48th is the best) and probably do it up as well as one of the die-casts. Quarter scale would be cool because it would be 296mm long and 308mm wide. I couldn't fit one on my shelf. :-(
I've given up on ever owning a valkerie. The high end line is called soul of chogokin, which does beatifully crafted die-cast toys for 120-160$. It is impossible to compete for the hereos, they sell out in minutes.
for 1/72 kit: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10016758
for 1/48 kit: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10242344
But it doesn't transform. It's a scale model not a toy. You hold it up and go oooo and ahhhh at the beautiful mad skill and awesome detail in the building not transform it making whoosh and zzzzt noises. The kit's detail is incredible and I'm sure there's insane photoetch and detail parts to dress it to the insane obsessive levels of detail of most historical 1/48 aircraft kits these days.
I was going to get the Warhammer armor kits but never found a price I liked enough to invest in one rather than a historical vehicle. I did do up a few sets of the space marines but did lots of modifications to them to make Aordians. I followed the general design mods to their jet packs when scratching the one on my 1/6th Aordian trooper seen in Battle of the Robofemoids. Twenty years ago I built a Star Wars At-At as a what-if German panzer and have the Trade Alliance tank model that'll be US Army probably in NATO tri-color camouflage. Olive Drab with huge white stars would be cool looking too all geared up like a World War II Sherman tank.
I had my Kampfpanzer Panther IIA2 German Reich 1960 was featured in a contest edition of a major modeling magazine. It was based on the book Fatherland as the reserve tank of the Wehrmacht in the what-if sci-fi novel about the Nazis lasting until the 1960's because the USA never entered the war. After that I met another modeler who copied my build and another who copied the unique paint scheme I designed on his what-if Wehrmacht 1946 vehicle.