Hobby Musings, Real Life

Musings : Kudos to Wave Corporation!

So there I was disassembling my Wave 1/72 Legioss kit to prepare for painting when the hip joint snapped due to my gorilla strength. After some cursing and swearing, I took a look online and saw that the kit was long discontinued. So I checked the kit to see the broken part could be repaired. …...

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Completed Works

Completed : Bandai 1/72 Type 0 Model 52 Cosmo Zero

Kit Info Brand: Bandai Scale: 1/72 Media: Styrene Markings: Kit The Subject The Cosmo Zero is the latest single-seat space carrier fighter deployed by the United Nations Cosmo Navy. It is designed for both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. In 2199, the first two prototypes were just completed in time to join the Yamato on her …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Airfix 1/48 Defiant Mk.I Pt. 3 – Painting

Painting begins with a base coat of black. Then the usual marble coat with white. The first color on is AK Interactive Dark Earth. The paint was thinned and had Vallejo Glaze Medium added. With the reduced opacity the marble coat still shows through. I then masked off the dark earth sections with blutack to …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Bandai 1/72 Cosmo Zero

This was to be my ‘easy build’ that I like to do while tackling more complicated ones. A Bandai kit is as straightforward as it can get with the usual easy to assemble snapfit construction. I’ve never watched Yamato 2199, the remake of the original 1974 TV series but I’ve found their re-imaging of the …...

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Completed Works

Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 Stonewell/Bellcom VR-1D Valkyrie

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa 65764 Scale: 1/72 Media: Styrene, Resin Markings: From VF-1D 65780 The Subject First introduced in 2008, the VF-1 was developed for the UN Spacy using Overtechnology obtained from the Macross alien spaceship. It would remain as the mainstay fighter throughout what would be called Space War 1. The VF-1 is capable...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VR-1D Valkyrie Pt.4 – Finishing

Before weathering can begin, I needed to close up the cockpit. So first I installed the ejection seats. The pilots were then cemented into place with CA glue. At this point I noticed that there’s a spot near the port side of fuselage (near the instrument coaming) that didn’t get painted due to my masking. …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VR-1D Valkyrie Pt.3 – Painting

Unlike more recent Macross kits, the VF-1 kit has quite a few obvious seamlines that require filling. The joint between the nose and the fuselage in particular required some sanding down and re-scribing. It took awhile but it’s time to put paint to plastic! First on as usual is a basecoat of Tamiya Flat Black. …...

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Hobby News

Upcoming : DreamModel 1/72 AH-1Z Viper

Check out what DreamModel has coming out in May! I wasn’t expecting this one at all. And in a scale I prefer for my helicopters! Seems like they can take orders to ship to you direct too. Nice. Unfortunately they haven’t revealed their prices but more pictures can be seen on their Facebook page. Now …...

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Completed Works

Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 ‘Crusher Joe’ Fighter 1

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa CW15 Scale: 1/72 Media: Styrene Markings: Kit The Subject Crusher Joe is a series of science fiction novels and anime by Haruka Takachiho released from 1977 to 2016. It tells the story of Joe, who leads a team of ‘Crushers’ from the Crusher Council. The Council is a group of individuals …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 Crusher Joe Fighter 1

As a kid, I had built the original release of the Takara Crusher Joe Fighter 1 so it’s a pleasant surprise that Hasegawa managed to get the license for a newly molded version. I was also surprised that the kit is snapfit, which I think might be one of the first for Hasegawa. The parts …...

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