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by LaughingMan
Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Were do you get them?
Replies: 70
Views: 46496

Yeah. I am not thrilled about paying the brokerage fee either. But I figured that $38 is about the amount i would have to pay for gas to drive to and from Seattle (and the time). Kinokuniya store told you that they have 1 copy of Smoke Walls in stock? Which Kinokuniya store did you write to? I find ...
by LaughingMan
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Were do you get them?
Replies: 70
Views: 46496

Canadian Fan You might be interested in this info. Today, UPS delivered my copies of Knight Flags USD92.05 and Chronicles 2005 USD26.60 from Kinokuniya. Shipping was free because my order was over USD100.00 UPS charged me CAD38.40 + gst for customs brokerage plus CAD10.12 for GST on the books. So, I...
by LaughingMan
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: FSS Chronicle/other name
Replies: 2
Views: 2002

My copies of Knight Flags and Chronicle 2005 came from Kinokuniya today. "The Five Star Stories Chronicle 2005" is a small book 21 cm long x 15 cm wide x 1.5 cm thick. I was surprised by how small the book is. The cover is white with a black colour spine. I would say it is an image heavy book, but p...
by LaughingMan
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Were do you get them?
Replies: 70
Views: 46496

Nu Soard No. The Seattle store does not have Chronicles in stock. But they will special order them for me according to Mr.Satoshi. The price is USD26.60 Smoke Walls is USD61.60 and Knight Flags is USD88.05. Orders over USD$100 have free shipping cost to Canada. It will be between 3-5 weeks for the s...
by LaughingMan
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Were do you get them?
Replies: 70
Views: 46496

Canadian Fan My mistake. I found my receipt. I ordered four issues-#13,15,17,19 (not five) back in 2004 and paid by VISA credit card. USD9.98 each plus USD11.00 shipping GST was C$3.76 plus C$28.55 for customs brokerage by UPS. I purchased the old style staple bound #1-12 when i visited the Portland...
by LaughingMan
Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Were do you get them?
Replies: 70
Views: 46496

I am from Western Canada too. I've mail ordered a few of my English editions from Seattle Kinokuniya. If you purchase over USD100.00 worth of books, then the shipping cost is free, however, you have to pay UPS for the customs brokerage plus GST. I paid Cdn$28.50 for customs brokerage plus GST on the...
by LaughingMan
Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: A good beginners Mortar Headd resin kit?
Replies: 16
Views: 8705

Happy Hopping,

Is Hung Fat in Wanchai a store too? If so, can you also point out other local landmarks where i may find it? I may travel over there in December.
by LaughingMan
Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:27 am
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: FSS Coverage Here at Gears Online
Replies: 5
Views: 2728

My post is off topic. But I just want to take the opportunity to thank the owner/adminstrators of this website. It helps the many non Japanese literate people (like myself) to be able to appreciate this wonderful creation of Mr Nagano. Hats off as well to the owners/admins of the old WaxTrax/Heika w...
by LaughingMan
Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Prominence
Replies: 3
Views: 2720

I think those are called stabilizers.
The Knight of Gold, the LED Mirage B4, Engage Octaver SR1, Bang Doll and other Mortar Headds have them.
by LaughingMan
Sun Jun 26, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: A good beginners Mortar Headd resin kit?
Replies: 16
Views: 8705

Yes. I know resin can be bent after you soak in hot water or in the microwave. I've tried the hot water method, but not the microwave method. Also I am aware you need to ware a good filter mask and googles when drilling or sanding resin. Pin holes are filled with cyanacrylate with baking soda. I am ...
by LaughingMan
Sun Jun 26, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: A good beginners Mortar Headd resin kit?
Replies: 16
Views: 8705

I am aware of the ethical debate about buying recast kits (there is a long thread about this issue on this site). But considering that it will be my first all resin kit, i don't want to make a very "expensive" mistake. I have had previous experience with resin in the form of turret conversion kits f...
by LaughingMan
Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: A good beginners Mortar Headd resin kit?
Replies: 16
Views: 8705

A good beginners Mortar Headd resin kit?

I have never built any kind of all resin kits before. Which MH kit do you recommend? The MH kits that interests me are the Mighty Series, the Junchoon series, Cloudschatze, Bangdoll, Atoll, LED Mirage, Wunderschatze, Vatshu. The Bangdoll design obviously looks difficult to build. Also 1/144 or 1/100?
by LaughingMan
Sat Jun 25, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Favorite chapter/story
Replies: 7
Views: 3857

Traffics 1 because there was a lot of MH action and the Bangdoll is one of my favorite MHs.
by LaughingMan
Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:42 am
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Questions about volumes 25/26--possible spoilers.
Replies: 42
Views: 19349

Questions from English #25, last two pages where Arr Fortissmo is talking to Majole Lebenheite and mentions the following: - Swordsmanship of Rondo? - Breakdown Typhoon? Is it a sword or a martial arts technique? Question from English #26 - bottom of page 67 where Magdal and Depre meet Arr Fortissmo...
by LaughingMan
Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:10 am
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: FSS Outline character questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3398

Hitori

"Major Revenheit (Mah-yor) a mercenary working for the Empire Cornerra. "

Is this the same person who appears at the end of English volume #25 together with Arr Fortissmo? English #25 spells the name as "Majole Lebenheite".