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I've not really watched the French version of Star Fleet for any length of time.
I just know that the DVD picture is great.

It makes me want to take a look at the show properly. I have the DVDs somewhere.

People say all kinds of things about things that they have no idea about.
We have an entire industry based around that in the form of automotive journalism (and also just journalism).

I also like the name Cephale for The Skull - it has a more civilised and mysterious feel: more like the Azuris from Message from Space.

At the moment, I'm watching Terrahawks with my daughter. She likes the menacing, eerie quality a lot, as well as the zeroids.
The music makes it quite watchable and the special effects are very accomplished: better than I remembered.
I'm making my way through Star Trek Voyager as well.
Once I get a little closer to the end of that, I plan to get Babylon 5 on blu-ray to have a look at that.
I see that they've done an animated feature, based on Bab 5, which I wouldn't mind seeing either.
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Spooky that I should drop by just as you're mentioning Babylon 5! There are several TV films released as well, but they're not in that Blu Ray release I'm afraid. Plus a spin off series, Crusade. There's a big ol' playlist on my YouTube for B5 and I'd also recommend the Grey 17 Podcast but whatever you do don't go searching online about it, you will get spoiled for the 5 year arc pretty rapidly and that's really its selling point - much as Star Fleet had an ongoing storyline, so too does B5. That also means you can't watch the films out of the gate, other than The Gathering. You have been warned!
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Progress of the week.
The body of the great dan and its legs on the port and starboard sides are modeled. A lot of work. I based it on my usual screenshots from the show and on my dynamite action model.
I deduce that the moderoid model (of which I used screenshots) is more faithful than the action toy.
The visible parts of the limbs are modeled with details but not the interior parts which are not intended to be seen. The robot will not be detached from the model, the aim being to make a model more than a toy.
It's moving forward, it's moving forward... :)
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This is looking really great.
When I get 5 minutes, I will do a round-up of these images on the site.

I would also endorse Andy's recommendation on Babylon 5, if you've not seen that.
It might not be the perfect viewing order, but I usually put on the series itself: all 5 seasons, the movies, and then Crusade.
That worked well enough for me.

Crusade is massively exasperating because it has a great deal of promise, which is almost completely unfulfilled - almost like Andromeda.
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The head is modeled now, the front is hidden by the bomber's bulkhead. The textures are more elaborate than the bomber, but as I said in the show, this one doesn't really have a line of structures (more of a paint job)
There are still plenty of things to do, even if the most important part is done.
Concerning Babylon 5, I haven't seen it yet, there are quite a few classics that I have missed.
Last year, I discovered Gundam 79 (contemporary to Star Fleet) on Netflix and I was quite amazed by the context and the realism, if we can speak of realism, of the story. Suddenly, zeta gundam and tank counter attack.
I'm currently watching episodes of Ulysses 31, nostalgia when you hold us!

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Good morning.
After a 13-day family vacation in Japan, back in France, I took the opportunity during our visits to research the big daix moderoid.
It's not the first time that I went to Japan with my wife, but the first time accompanied by my children (12 and 9 years old), with a certain apprehension, but it went well.
Well, Japan is fascinating, I think you could call me a densha otaku, I love taking photos of these colorful trains that circulate everywhere... but I also like taking photos of acer palmatum or zen garden which invite meditation... except when your kids start looking for the kombini for the next meal.... :lol:
After searching at the Yodobashi camera in Akihabara (a sumptuous store for any modeler but also in many other areas) I was disappointed because there were plenty of models from the moderoid brand but not the big dai-x. I found it in another Yodobashi camera in Sinjuku, also in Tokyo, which I took for the sum of 7870 yen :D . With a very advantageous conversion ratio (yen euros), this one currently costs me 46 euros, or half as much as on ebay or when importing from Japan where you also have to pay significant customs duties. I'll let you do the conversion to pound sterling.
I also found this model at the equally impressive Yodobashi camera Kyoto.
I greatly regret not being able to participate in the Bomber X exhibition in Akihabara in 2022, but during this pandemic period, flights were either closed or inaccessible.
I will proceed with assembling the kit on this forum thread.
Yours truly.
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Congratulations on short-circuiting the process of ordering the moderoid Dai-X and having a great trip at the same time.
That sounds like a great experience.

I was sorely tempted to travel across to see the 2022 exhibition, but the travel restrictions were absolutely ludicrous.
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Good morning.
I'm working on the base of the X bomber. I was looking for an original base with the idea of ​​working on the logos.
The idea then came to me following a conversation with Crash to model the lunar base which is a bit like the home port of the x-bomber.
I made a base of around 15 cm, which corresponds to the maximum base of a resin printer. This is an evocation based on the mate painting above.
Obviously, the representations are not painted, you have to be imaginative, but I have no doubt that after painting, the base can have its little effect. :D
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This is an absolutely fabulous idea.
The moonbase is a fascinating location: much more interesting than the EDF headquarters on Earth.

It doesn't really feature enough in the show, or in the merchandising, and is normally a bit underserved in the fan works as well.

This is going to look fantastic as a base for the model.
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