Tag: Variable Fighter

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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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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-25S Messiah Pt.3 – Finishing

The kit decals went on OK. Some are robust and took handling and adjusting well but others did tear and some careful re-alignment was needed. I also made a big mistake in putting the SMS logo on the wrong side of the tailfins. I had to carefully re-hydrate them to move them to the correct …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-25S Messiah Pt.2 – Painting

Looks patchy after a few rounds of gray to check for seamlines. But it’s finally ready to paint. First is the base of Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black cut with lacquer thinner. The VF-25S is in a 2 tone gray camo. I used MIG AMMO Light Gray for the lighter gray. I’m guessing because the mecha …...

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Upcoming : Wave 1/72 VF-4 Lightning III

Final product pictures have popped up on the internet and it looks good. But it’s a Wave kit, which based on my experience usually means the plastic would be softer, the molding would not be as sharp as Bandai or Hasegawa and there might be fit issues. Still, I’m glad someone is finally tackling this …...

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Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 Northrop Grumman/Stonewell/Shinsei VF-0C Phoenix

Kit Info Brand: Hasegawa Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Plastic Markings: Kit The Subject The VF-0 is a development variable fighter pressed into service during the Mayan conflict in 2008 (as depicted in Macross Zero). Introduced in 2004, it is a trial production and testbed using Overtechnology for future variable fighters like the VF-1....

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0C Phoenix Pt. 7

There’s a very obvious step on the wing joints which I try my best to fix. Nothing too drastic like sanding like mad though. Just an attempt to make the step look less jarring. Painting begins with a base of black primer. I’m going with the camo from the kit instruction since I couldn’t come …...

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WIP : Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0C Phoenix Pt. 6

Next up on the workbench is another shelf queen from January 2011. Yep, 6 years. Unfortunately I’ve had to wipe my website late last year and I lost a lot of in-progress pictures of this build (Update: I have since recovered said content). Anyway, work continues with drilling a hole for the pole. I’ve had …...

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Completed : Hasegawa 1/72 Stonewell Bellcom VF-1A Valkyrie

The Kit Brand: Hasegawa Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Plastic 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 is …...

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WIP : 1/72 Hasegawa VF-1A Valkyrie Pt. 6

To fix the gloss issue, I decided to try out Lifecolor Gloss Clear instead. I thinned it with water (by guesstimate) and went ahead to spray 2-3 layers. It’s really a lot easier to use than Future. So much so that I’m considering just using Future for other things instead of glossing. So anyway then …...

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WIP : 1/72 Hasegawa VF-1A Valkyrie Pt. 5

So I was expecting to finish this build by this weekend… but it was not to be… I decided to assemble the major assemblies together before doing the panel line wash, so first up, the gun was clamped in between the two part bottom fuselage. Then the head assembly was cemented into position. Next the …...

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