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Post by elemental » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:59 am

A safe guess would be Y19800 for the Luminous.

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Post by Sheizzel » Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:06 am

elemental wrote:A safe guess would be Y19800 for the Luminous.
I thought so too. It seems like a standard listing price for a MH kit from Volks nowadays. However, I'm hoping it might be a little cheaper since the Luminous is a simple looking kit :P .

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Post by John F. Moscato » Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:54 am

I wasn't expecting to be thrilled by this release, but what can I say: to me, this Hirai sculpt has the best proportions of all the Luminous sculpts thus far.

I think the strategic "chunkiness" was actually a good move. Let's not forget that this Luminous MH is supposed to have the KoG's frame, which is quite heavy to begin with. Kudos to Hirai-sama; he's got my money.
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Post by KOG » Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:26 am

John F. Moscato wrote:I wasn't expecting to be thrilled by this release, but what can I say: to me, this Hirai sculpt has the best proportions of all the Luminous sculpts thus far.

I think the strategic "chunkiness" was actually a good move. Let's not forget that this Luminous MH is supposed to have the KoG's frame, which is quite heavy to begin with. Kudos to Hirai-sama; he's got my money.
Hm... I thought it's been said that pretty much all MH frames are more or less the same... the only differences being the engines and the amount of armor added on?

But I suppose the added chunkiness DOES make it look more reasonable as a 'KOG in disguise'.

Still, I dunno. Just not as thrilled as I hoped I would be.

Lack of buster bugs me more than anything else I suppose.

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Post by Sheizzel » Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:38 am

I had no idea about the link between KOG and the Luminous. Now that I've taken closer look at the book I noticed the top of the page said "Mortar Head KOG Luminous no.2"

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Post by elemental » Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:53 am

:shock: But... but... but... we've discussed the KOG/Luminous/Calvary R thing more than once before...

Must be all those paint and stripper fumes getting to you. :wink:

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Post by jinnai » Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:29 am

elemental wrote::shock: But... but... but... we've discussed the KOG/Luminous/Calvary R thing more than once before...

Must be all those paint and stripper fumes getting to you. :wink:
Only stripper.. we all know there is no paint. ;)

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Post by Sheizzel » Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:54 am

elemental wrote::shock: But... but... but... we've discussed the KOG/Luminous/Calvary R thing more than once before...

Must be all those paint and stripper fumes getting to you. :wink:
I might have seen that discussion, but I don't remember reading through it :P .

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Post by Sheizzel » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:48 am

Finally! Updates from Volks. It is gorgeous and beautifully detailed.


http://www.volks.co.jp/jp/fss/index_fss.aspx

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Post by elemental » Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:13 am

It sure looks better painted than not. I sooooo hope they do a version with the launcher. :)

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Post by elemental » Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:18 am

And it seems I was wrong about the price... Y21,800 :?

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Post by Sheizzel » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:08 pm

elemental wrote:And it seems I was wrong about the price... Y21,800 :?
Yeah, it costs a little more than the usual price for a MH kit from Volks. I wonder how much the buster will add to the price tag for the Calvary R, assuming Volks will be making one.

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Post by jinnai » Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:53 pm

Two pieces of news:

Jack has some dodgy Luminous pics. Hooray. :)

A source aquired me a Luminous at WF yesterday. Hopefully late this week/early next I'll have it in my hot little hands. I'll do the exclusive here.

And finally: according to my source, Volks were selling 3 kits at WF. Luminous, a pre-sale, and also taking interest in a 3rd.

Luminous we all know about.

I couldn't get anything out of my source regarding the 3rd kit.

But the pre-sale kit was Flamberge Temple.

Enjoy. ^_~

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Post by Sheizzel » Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:00 am

I have an idea who the sculptor for the Flamberge will be :D .

Pics of the Luminous-
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