Tag: Wave

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Completed : Wave 1/20 SAFS MK.III Recon Type Rapoon

Kit Info Brand: Wave Scale: 1/20 Media: Injection Markings: Kit + Custom The Subject The SAFS MK.III Rapoon is a reconnaissance variant of the SAFS MK.III Raptor deployed by the mercenary forces. Yep. That’s all I know. There’s a general lack of translated information about Ma.K stuff 🙂 The Kit This kit was released in …...

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WIP : Wave 1/20 Rapoon Pt. 2 – Painting & Finishing

Time to finish this kit. Seamlines aren’t hidden and need to be addressed. The areas in shadow were pre-painted in black before assembly. Black base as usual to begin. Marble coating with white. Nothing too precise though. I went with a ground-oriented color scheme with red pauldrons. The joint covers were handpainted in medium...

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WIP : Wave 1/20 Rapoon Pt. 1 – Construction

Next up is (what I hope to be) a more relaxing build than the Fujimi RF-4C. This is another powered suit from Maschinen Krieger. This time, it’s a recon version of the standard SAFS. Fit as usual is so-so with fairly obvious gaps. I went with the 2-armed option instead of a laser for the …...

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Upcoming : Wave 1/20 SAFSR Super Ball

More Maschinen Krieger kits incoming! This was released as a limited edition kit in 2011 but will be a mass release this time. It will also be issued with all new decal options. Yes it looks like every other SAFS-based release. It’s just the small details that are different. Coming in September @ JPY 3,600. …...

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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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Upcoming : Wave 1/72 VF-4

This was a surprise since the VF-4 is one of the more obscure valkryries from the Macross metaverse. It’s also a surprise it’s coming from Wave since as far as I know, only Bandai and Hasegawa has the 1/72 kit licenses for Macross. In any case, I hope to see more pics soon. Pictures of …...

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Completed Works

Completed : Wave 1/20 AFSSA E6C/E6 New Rally Pawn

Kit Info Brand: Wave Scale: 1/20 Media: Injection Plastic and Rubber Markings: Kit The Subject The New Rally Pawn is an update of the AFSSA E3C/E3CB Luna Pawn, which is the space variant of the land-based Armored Fighting Suit. The Rally Pawn addresses the main shortcomings of the Luna Pawn which are the relatively weak …...

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WIP : Wave 1/20 Rally Pawn Pt. 3

This is the first time I’m painting a large-scaled head. The results aren’t great (the irises aren’t the same size) but I think it’s quite OK for a first effort. Plus it will be hidden under a helmet and behind a visor. Everything was done by handpainting and filtered with washes. Next up decals. I …...

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WIP : Wave 1/20 Rally Pawn Pt. 2

Painting begins with an overall base of black primer. White primer is next for highlights. This gives it a look of being hit by the Sun overhead. Then a few light coats of the main color with Vallejo Game Color Stonewall Grey. I then added some freehand camo with Vallejo Game Air Sombre Grey. Last …...

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WIP : Wave 1/20 Rally Pawn Pt. 1

While helping my kid out with his 2nd kit (a Bf-109), I finally decided to crack open a Maschinen Krieger (Ma.K) kit to build. This is a Wave update of the Luna Pawn kit that was released a decade back. In universe, the Rally Pawn is an upgraded version of the Luna Pawn which was …...

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