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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0C Phoenix Pt. 5

Haven’t touched the project in a while. I always get bogged down in the puttying stage. Heh. Below is actually my 3rd round of sanding. Meh. But I’m planning to enter this into Plamo’s WOOB competition and the due date is end April so I have to go go go! Build Log Part 1 | …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0C Phoenix Pt. 4

There’s a long seamline all the way down from the intake to the exhaust. Sigh. Some work needed to be done to close the rear landing gear doors. As mentioned before, it’s clear Hasegawa means for this kit to have the landing gear down. I added some plastic card to the inside of the gearbay …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0C Phoenix Pt. 3

Urgh… many many injection pin marks. Some in crazy places. Like below. What were you thinking Hasegawa? 😛 Some badly molded parts too. Nothing that putty can’t fixed though. Pin marks inside the intake is a typically Hasegawa thing. Simple to fix but annoying. Some of the parts will actually be hidden. So hidden that...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0C Phoenix Pt. 2

Handpainting time! First up the ejection seat which is pretty straightforward. Black with OD cushion. I decided to give the pilot a tan flightsuit like what US pilots wear now in the Middle East. Bright helmet and shoulder pads though. Just because… 🙂 The center console is next. Since the VF-0C will be in-flight, the …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0C Phoenix Pt.1

For Plamo’s annual WOOB competition, the theme this year is Do You Remember Macross. I’ve been honored to be asked to be a judge apparently because I’m a Macross fanboy haha! I actually have two other ongoing WIPs that can be considered for WOOB, but what the heck, I decided to add another one. 🙂 …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-22S Sturmvogel II Pt.4

One last look before sealing the canopy! First up I hand painted the cockpit sills with black grey and instrument coaming US grey. Both are given a black wash and lightly drybrushed to pop the details. I dipped the canopy in Future then cemented it to the kit. In addition to the super shine, the …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-22S Sturmvogel II Pt.3

Cockpit done! First up, an overall coat of Vallejo US Grey. Then Black Grey for the stripe on the bang seat and an overall wash of the same color to add depth. The same was done on the control panels but they ended up still looking quite bare. Besides, it’s supposed to be inflight so …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-22S Sturmvogel II Pt.2

Progress slow (as usual) but basic construction done. First up though, is to do the landing gear in the up position. I cut out the support beams on the gear doors and then I used some blu-tack as support for the doors to make sure they don’t fall into the bays. The rear landing gear …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-22S Sturmvogel II Pt.1

Like all of their Macross series kits, Hasegawa engineered the kit to be done up in pretty straightforward subassemblies. I decided to do them up as much as possible before the painting process. As usual, we begin with the cockpit. It’s quite sparse but should be OK with the pilot figure in it. Next up, …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C 414th CTS Pt.3

Crap. It’s been almost 3 months since I did anything else to this build. Today, I finally got around fixing the demarcation lines. And boy did I have a ‘great’ time doing it. First I used blutack to mask all over the kit. And ended up not doing anything to it for 3 weekends. And …...

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