Tag: Macross

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0D Pt.2 – Construction

I’ve always used round brass rods to mount my kits because the holes are much easier to drill out. However, the kit can spin in place with a round rod if I don’t use some sort of glue to secure it in place. I’ve previously used a polycap but the clutch eventually wore out and …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0D Pt.1 – Construction

This will be an OOB build of the twin-seater version of the VF-0 Phoenix from Macross Zero. With its delta wings, I’ve always gotten the Dassault Mirage 2000 vibes from the VF-0D so I’ve also always planned to give the kit the same color scheme as the Mirage 2000D. But while playing around with the …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 Sukhoi/IAI/Dornier SV-51y

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa 65776 Scale: 1/72 Media: Styrene Markings: Bits and pieces from Eagle Strike and no brand stencils The Subject The SV-51 is a variable fighter jointly developed with Overtechnology by Sukhoi, Israel Aircraft Industries and Dornier. Like the VF-0, it is an advance trial production model equipped with...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 SV-51y Pt. 3 – Painting & Finishing

The exhausts are intricate and required some planning to paint properly. Since I have a custom scheme in mind, I decided to foollow my own path for the exhaust colors too. First up is a base of gloss black. The upper sections of the exhausts were painted Vallejo Metal Color Burnt Metal Exhaust over a …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 SV-51y Pt. 2 – Painting

With so many subassemblies coming together, there are inevitable gaps which thankfully, were easy to tackle. The first thing to be painted is the canopy frame which was given the cockpit color of greenish blue. Then an overall base coat of black is done with Mr. Hobby Finishing Surfacer Black. Thinned with Mr Hobby Levelling …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 SV-51y Pt. 1 – Construction

My annual Macross build begins with this one, a part of a build-off with my good friend Maxwinamp from Out There. He is done with his while I’m still taking my own sweet time. Ah well. Anyway, beautiful CGI boxart as usual from Tenjin Hidetaka. A dryfit shows a surprisingly huge kit. As usual with …...

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Completed Builds

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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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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