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Matsukami 3D Printed Astrofighter Carrier

As I touched on in the update from yesterday, Matsukami has printed himself an astrofighter carrier (and astrofighter to go with it), based on Brad Smith's 3D models, from a few years ago.
Hop onto the forum for more info:
	Re: Yet another X-Bomber 3d build
I especially like the weathering on the astrofighter's engine parts.

The relevant 3D models can be downloaded, for free, here:
	Astrofighter | Carrier
3267 0  › Start a forum discussion. 2021.10.17 

October 2021 Update

I found this interesting image a while ago, from twitter user; Sayabu.
It looks to be some of the original Go Nagai drawings and storyboards for X Bomber.  I like the illustration of the laser pistol in the upper-right corner.
According to the uploader, these had been sitting in his attic for some years.

Matsukami has added some great images of his 3D printed astrofighter carrier (and astrofighter) to the forum:
	 Re: Yet another X-Bomber 3d build 
I will do a separate, fuller front page summary on it, soon.

I added some new, really nice fan artworks from Japanese twitter users; uei4989p and Nopple_1000 to the fan artwork gallery:
	Fan Artworks

In other news, the third instalment of the TV-Kun manga is about to get shipped from the buyee.com warehouse.
It'll be going over FedEx, so it should be here before very long.

I also had some spare funds this month, so I ordered the Blu-rays of a sci-fi anime called Yukikaze; which, from what I've seen, is a tiny bit like UFO; only Japanese.  It has really impressive and realistic air combat scenes with futuristic aircraft.
I'll give the whole series a watch and see about putting up some screenshots from the Blu-rays.
2096 0  › Start a forum discussion. 2021.10.16 

Share and Enjoy :)

While we're waiting for this new issue of TV-Kun to arrive at buyee.com's depot, I wanna say thanks to the Star Fleet X-Bomber group on facebook...

I thought I would check on them the other day and, despite the fact that the website has had not many updates over the last few months, they must have been checking back on us often and had info from the site shared there that'd only been up a couple of days.

I'm really happy that people are sharing info from the site and carrying it further than the site can reach by itself.

I would've gone on and given them some encouragement but Facebook is awful and I'm not registering another account.
Anyone heading that way though, let them know I'm wishing them all the best.
	Star Fleet X-Bomber | Facebook


At the same time, I was looking on twitter and Japanese users were posting content from the site on there.
Ironic that the Japanese users are posting content from a UK site about the Japanese show. The circle is complete.

Anyway, all the best for now, everyone.  If you want anything adding to the site or you're having difficulty finding something, let me know on the email or the forum, and I'll see what I can do.
3561 0  › Start a forum discussion. 2021.09.15 

Zentrix - Japanese DVDs - Collection Complete

Also in my latest care package from Japan is a full set of mint, retail Japanese Zentrix DVDs.
It is difficult to express in words how pleased I am to get a hold of all of these; especially in such good condition, and retail discs, rather than the rental ones.
I was really lucky to find it, because I've seen sets of a-bit-used rental copies go for more than double the amount.

So that's a nice win, and one project on the site that I can bring to conclusion.
3025 0  › Start a forum discussion. 2021.07.12 

Combined Update

Migration Away from Facebook
I've been busy migrating all the content that I put on facebook onto the website.
This has taken me about a fortnight but the process is now finished.

The website's hosting has also just been renewed for another 3 years (and 6 months for free).

Doctoku's AI Upscaling Project
On the SFXB Forum, user Doctoku has created a 720p AI-upscaled version of the first episode of the original X Bomber Japanese version of Star Fleet:
	SFXB Forum thread
	Google Drive direct link

SFXB Forum Issues
At the same time, I learned that newly-registered users on the SFXB Forum were having problems accessing the forum.
This problem in the forum's database has been fixed with a bit of SQL trickery, but it means that we had trouble with spam users who registered over the past months who were then able to disrupt the forum with spam messages as well.

I've pruned all spam users from the forum, along with any of their messages.
I've also tightened up the registration requirements and added a number of spam mail domains to the blocklist.

Lastly, after a recent upgrade, there were problems with the 'breadcrumb' navigation. That's now been fixed.

Fan Artwork
I added a much cleaner and better version of Japanese artist Shiina's Star Fleet illustration to the Fan Artworks section of the site.
10286 0  › Start a forum discussion. 2021.01.31 

X-Impulse and Sound Design

Radisa: I remember the time of playing older X-Bomber indie game and picking X impulse and accidentally one shot stage 2 boss and now the latest versions of X-Bomber allow you to release even powerful version of X impulse where the sound frequency breaks the void of space and almost muted any other sounds including its own blaster sound.

In a nutshell it went from wow to WOW


Reply: My housemate at University; Andrew gave me the idea of making the 'super X-impulse' silence all other sounds, to make it more ominous than just giving a 'bigger sound'.
That was an excellent idea.  I made sure to mention it in the game's credits.

Hopefully, I should be able to turn my attention to the sound effects before long.  They've been left for a long time and could stand some improvement.
It might happen for 0.84's G-release, or it might have to wait for the one after.  :D
5628 0  › Start a forum discussion. 2020.06.13 

Star Fleet Saturday 26

People may well have come across these photos of this Japanese Starlog magazine poster, featuring, well,  pretty-much-everything from the show ...

I used to think that this was from a separate issue of the magazine to the black-and-white Dai-X cutaway, but reading between the lines on these tweets from Re93679621 makes me think that this might've been the opposite side of the same poster, or at least included in the same issue.

https://twitter.com/Re93679621/status/1135483271788109824
https://twitter.com/Re93679621/status/1180059596674588672

If any Star Fleet fans know any more about it, give me a shout in the comments.
Anyway, you can see a lot of scans that I've accumulated from different places of the Starlog and Televi magazine features at:
https://xbomber.co.uk/?dir=Star+Fleet%2FArticles+and+Scans%2FStarlog+and+Televi-kun
15333 0  › Start a forum discussion. 2020.03.27 

Snub Pistol

I spent a slightly hair-raising few hours this week trying to bring Emilee; my triforce Gears of War pistol back to a more presentable condition after its accident in December.
I went at it with some model glue, the metallic t-cut for my Forester and a GM20 gundam oil marker.
It's not perfect because a lot of the cracks in the polystone were quite complex but it's a damn side sweeter than paying $2,000 (!!!) + shipping + duty for a mint boxed replacement.
2019.12.22 | 19:00:

My Gears of War snub pistol; Emilee (it had a name) somehow dropped off its shelf and landed on my desk this morning.
It is now in significantly-less-than mint condition and all the suppliers are dry on stock and I can't seem to find a replacement anywhere.
If anyone has any idea where I might dig up a mint boxed Triforce snub pistol, maybe you could shoot me a quick message.
5865 0  › Start a forum discussion. 2020.03.01 

Dai-X Fighters Illustration Revisited

I uploaded this a long time ago but it wasn't quite finished.  It's been years but I finally got back to it and finished it.
6106 0  › Start a forum discussion. 2019.11.09 

Star Fleet Saturday 9

Thanks very much to BladeZ for arranging for me to share my Star Fleet updates on Star Fleet a.k.a. X-Bomber a.k.a. Ekkusu Bonbā Facebook page...

Thanks to Pete Clarke for helping me to decide on the subject of this week's Star Fleet (nearly) Saturday.  :D

I'd seen these images of a poster from Starlog magazine before, but Re93679621 re-tweeted them recently for the 39th anniversary of X Bomber airing in Japan this month.
18716 0  › Start a forum discussion. 2019.10.18 

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