Tag: Macross

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A+ Kai Tomcat Pt. 3 – Construction

The F-14 Kai is equipped with the larger of the 2 sensor pods under the wing glove. The kit comes molded with the smaller one which needs to be cut off. The larger pod is an option in the kit. The Kai doesn’t have the wing gloves so these need to be closed up. With …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A+ Kai Tomcat Pt. 2 – Construction

This is actually my 4th go at the ‘new’ mold Hasegawa F-14 kit. The less said about the first 3 disasters the better. Anyway I hope to break the cycle with this one. The kit includes all the parts for the various iterations of the F-14 through its 30 years of service so I’ll be …...

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

I’ve always wanted to build the F-14 that appeared in the Macross Zero OAV. Based on some research it looks like this particular boxing of the 1988 molds has all the necessary parts to depict an almost 100% replica of the F-14A+ Kai. The Tomcat that appears in the anime is officially designated F-14A+ Kai …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 Northrom VF-1S Super Strike Valkyrie

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Markings: Kit 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 of space flight and...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1S Super Strike Valkyrie Pt.5 – Final Assembly

Time to put everything together! First i attached all the vernier nozzles on the FAST packs. I kept these glossy just like the thrusters. Since I only have 1 clear parts tree I’m stuck with only 1 lens for the beam cannons. I made up a pair of lenses from battery blister pack instead, painted …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1S Super Strike Valkyrie Pt.4 – Finishing

The fixes required after painting were thankfully minor. The most obvious being the round plate on the backpack. Some careful hand painting fixed it. After a gloss coat, it was time for decals. Since I didn’t have enough of the roundels, I had to use the 2 that were from the old boxing, which is …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1S Super Strike Valkyrie Pt.3 – Painting

After a few stages of gap filling, I’m ready for painting! I’ll be painting the kit in subassemblies which will make everything easier to handle. Color scheme-wise, I’ll be going for the one below. It’s not Milia’s usual color scheme except for the red highlights. Time for the colors. For the VF-1 first, a...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1S Super Strike Valkyrie Pt.2 – Construction

Work continues for the engines as I assemble the intakes. The closed vents on the intakes were painted and masked off. Like the main gear doors, the nose gear doors also needed to be modified to fit closed. I added small steps inside the bay as stoppers and assembled the 3 bay door parts into …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1S Super Strike Valkyrie Pt.1 – Construction

I found a semi-built VF-1S Strike Valkyrie in my stash and decided I to finish it. Turns out I’ve made quite a bit of progress with this one. But: workmanship wasn’t great the masking tape has dried out and there was residue stuck to the parts the whole clear sprue is missing Some parts are …...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 Shinsei Industry VF-25S Messiah

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa 65724 Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Plastic Markings: Kit The Subject The VF-25 Messiah is one of the latest variable fighters used by humans in 2059. It was developed as a replacement for the VF-171, the standard variable fighter in the New UN Spacy. Production prototypes were fielded by SMS in 2059, …...

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