Tag: Valkyrie

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

Due to life basically going to shit the last few months, I’ve found myself a bit more time for modeling. So it’s not all bad? Anyway, next up is a slightly modified VF-1 Valkyrie based on the VF-1D. The base kit will be limited edition ‘Virgin Road’ VF-1D that Max piloted during his wedding to …...

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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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