Author: Ed.

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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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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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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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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 : 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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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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I painted a Hasegawa 1/48 WW2 RAF Pilot

I think my figure painting is still unrefined. Definitely more practice needed! Again this WWII pilot figure comes from the Hasegawa 1/48 WWII Pilot Figure Set....

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VR-1D Valkyrie Pt.2 – Construction

Work continues with prepping the pilots. The co-pilot doesn’t fit so his lower legs were chopped off. These were quickly painted up, given a wash, then set aside. With the exhausts pre-painted, it’s time to assemble the legs/engines. The challenge here of course, is to close the gear doors. The kit is designed for lowered...

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Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman F-14A+ Kai Tomcat

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa 00898 Scale: 1/72 Media: Styrene + PE Markings: No brand third party The Subject The F-14A+ Kai Tomcat was the main fighter used by the UN Navy prior to Space War I. The A+ Kai was a Tomcat with OverTechnology implemented to its avionics to extend its service life. The AIM-120 …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A+ Kai Tomcat Pt. 7 – Finishing

I prepped the missiles with colors based on their real-life counterparts. In the anime the AIM-120s were all white with 3 blue bands although the AIM-9s looked to be accurate. As per usual, the first coat is a gloss coat using AK Interactive Gauzy. What set this build off was me finding a copy of …...

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