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by John F. Moscato
Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Mass Production Ashura Temple -Refine-
Replies: 6
Views: 3874

Thanks Sheizzel :) I was expecting the Auge to be about that size, but I must say, I'm quite surprised that the R Ashura is so big! I still remember my old MM Ashura prototype; my first reaction upon opening the box was "damn, it's so small!" Heck, this one is probably comparable to, or perhaps even...
by John F. Moscato
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Mass Production Ashura Temple -Refine-
Replies: 6
Views: 3874

It's Volks. WSC doesn't make a refined Ashura Temple.

Sheizzel, if I might ask, how tall are both the Auge and R Ashura?
by John F. Moscato
Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Depictions of Emperor Amaterasu the 84th
Replies: 3
Views: 2179

Hi Tachyon, thanks for the update :)

I guess whether or not the Emperor's new look is just penmanship or divine evolution will be clearer if we see Nagano draw Sopp or Rince in subsequent volumes. Personally, I like your evolution theory; it fits very well with the character.
by John F. Moscato
Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: FSS Trade
Topic: Wanted: WSC Ashura Temple
Replies: 2
Views: 2010

I'm also looking for a Volks MM Siren A if anyone has one they'd be willing to part with.
by John F. Moscato
Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: WORK SHOP CAST CHECKLIST
Replies: 26
Views: 14095

"I would say it's not quite fair to judge the fellow based on such a limited sampling of his works." The criteria I use to judge Tani's works are the same as those I'd use to judge offerings from Volks or WSC or anyone else; I have no bias against him in any way. Like most people living outside of ...
by John F. Moscato
Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: WORK SHOP CAST CHECKLIST
Replies: 26
Views: 14095

I really don't understand this fascination with Tani's models. I've owned both his Kaiyodo 1/220 Jagd L, 1/72 KOG AT, and have seen the Yen Xing in parts. The two former models are ok, not WOW, but ok. KOG AT had nice proportions, but was really sloppily-sculpted in some areas, and the fit on quite ...
by John F. Moscato
Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Wonderfest 1/100 A-toll Scritti - 1st review
Replies: 9
Views: 4713

The japanese mob deal in garage kits?? Now I've heard everything ROFLMAO!!!!! :D On a slightly more serious note, I don't think one need be affiliated with the mob to simply be greedy; the people on Yahoo JP selling the FAC models for double or triple their original price are good ol' run-of-the-mil...
by John F. Moscato
Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:32 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: WORK SHOP CAST CHECKLIST
Replies: 26
Views: 14095

umm, ok. You've posted the same message three times in two different sections... Is there an actual purpose to your post? :roll:
by John F. Moscato
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:34 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Question about the WSC Black Knight model.
Replies: 6
Views: 3878

Hi KOG. I dunno, some Volks subjects can be displayed right along with WSC models http://images5.theimagehosting.com/2005_1009Image0001.JPG Like anything else, there are obvious limits, but I tend to think that a lot of the more recent offerings from both companies compare very well. The Volks Cloud...
by John F. Moscato
Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Question about the WSC Black Knight model.
Replies: 6
Views: 3878

Thanks Elemental, makes sense to me. I have yet to see the newer Vatshu in action in the manga, since I don't own the latest japanese books, but I was pleasantly surprised with the overall detail and proportions of the WSC model. To me, the finesse of the detail and sheer size just beats the snot ou...
by John F. Moscato
Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Question about the WSC Black Knight model.
Replies: 6
Views: 3878

Question about the WSC Black Knight model.

Here's something I find odd. I have the Volks SAV Vatshu kit, and both swords are exactly the same, and of equal length... Seems sensible enough. On the WSC version, however, I noticed that though the swords hilts are identical, one sword blade is resin, while the other is white metal, almost 2cm lo...
by John F. Moscato
Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: FSS Modeling
Topic: Wonderfest 1/100 A-toll Scritti - 1st review
Replies: 9
Views: 4713

I can partly understand why some FAC sculptors will avoid over-detailing their models: FSS sculpts are painfully-long and laborious works, and it can become hard to justify spending sometimes twice the sculpting time on little details that may not show when the model is built; especially when as a s...
by John F. Moscato
Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: FSS Trade
Topic: Wanted: WSC Ashura Temple
Replies: 2
Views: 2010

Wanted: WSC Ashura Temple

Just like the title says, I'm looking for this original WSC model, no recasts.

Condition: preferably new/unbuilt. I can offer payment via paypal, Western Union, or via Money-order. Thanks in advance :)
by John F. Moscato
Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Inside the Mortar Headd
Replies: 26
Views: 10049

His ability to show-off Mortar Headd mechanics has been there for a long time; just look at the JOKER 3100 art book which dates back to 1989, or the Twin Tower book. Both show-off Nagano's mechanical drawing skills quite nicely. The fact that MHs have always been mechanical nature is not in question...
by John F. Moscato
Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: FSS Talk
Topic: Inside the Mortar Headd
Replies: 26
Views: 10049

Strange. From the MH's face, I'd swear that was a Phantom. From the armor however, it's clearly a Neptune. My bad. In a way, I'm a little bit disappointed though: I seem to miss Nagano's earlier style of design, where MHs had hair, ornately sculptured "faces" under their masks and an almost unmistak...