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  1. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Ah, I see. Sorry, I'm in the same boat then. I'll have to defer to the other experts on that one. Might ask about it in the aircraft thread. Or maybe I should check my Hasegawa f-22 model kit...
  2. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    It's the same. I recall the saying, "is there anymore (red) port left?" And that always helps with the colour and location.
  3. Waterslide decals on old Matte Yammies

    While gloss is ideal, I've had reasonable success without it on Yamato VF-1 valks. Though that was on white, admittedly. What are you wanting to tackle? Might be worth looking at @no3Ljm's progress on his Arcadia valks for some tips. Since we're usually dealing with lighter plastics, you can get away with a lot less surface prep than you would on a darker model.
  4. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Thanks mate! That's pretty much exactly what I did. I think I scanned the part and practised with paper to get the angle perfect beforehand but otherwise, same exact method. Good sanity check.
  5. Hi-Metal R

    Thanks man!
  6. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Nice work NZEOD! I may have asked you before but what method are you using to straighten up the legs on the Hasegawa kits? I've got a half built VF-1D I started years ago and I ended up plugging the slot and cutting a new one, if memory serves. Seems it was fairly straight forward to do it that way but you may have used a better method.
  7. Focslain, I'm assuming you're talking about the Reaction missiles from the series, right? I'm in the same boat. We get the DX toy armour sporting the missiles as an inclusion, but the model kit release doesn't have them. Doesn't make a lot of sense...
  8. Hi-Metal R

    Did I miss a post where you mentioned your source for these? Would love to know.
  9. Bandai DX VF-31

    Very nice Hardreturn. I like the depth of field and sharpness in your photos especially. You must be using a wicked F-stop to achieve that sort of sharpness that far into the frame. Very nice!
  10. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Those are just madness! The first thought I had was, "How do you prevent them from breaking?" so I guess that must be something you have to take into consideration. NZEOD, that EW VF-1 looks sweet! Such a logical conversion for the two seater.
  11. MOSPEADA

    Been following this thread for a while, hoping this would be something amazing. After all, the Mospeada designs are what brought me to this site in the first place, specifically the Cap's huge and astonishingly well-done "big" Legioss he created many years ago. But since I first became a member here, and started my toy collection (a Bandai 1/55 'Origin of Valkyrie' Super VF-1A Hikaru) Mospeada has lost a lot of its original gleam for me. Not sure what it is but I'm leaning toward how much better engineered all the current series' mecha seems to be. There's always been something that caught my eye about the Legioss (or the 'Alpha' as I originally knew it) but it was always totally wrecked when it was translated into toy form. Legs were too massive to hide in fighter, the arms too boxy... I think as cool as this effort is by ET, the physics just aren't on the side of a physical representation of this thing as a toy. Well not yet at least. I must say though, that I'm glad ET had a stab at this and even more glad that folks more die-hard than I am are continuing to keep ventures like this running. I hope we get more in the future.
  12. Hi-Metal R

    I've never been a fan of the VF-2SS but that's because I never watched MII. You guys posting the HMR version though makes me appreciate these mess of angles and curves for the very stylised machine that it is. And Lolicon, the work you've put into yours just makes it that much cooler. Really like what you've done! And agreed, definitely reminds me of Yukikaze. The downward angle of the nose is mostly to blame I think. That said, I like that futuristicness of the way those designs look. And yes, I just made that word up....
  13. Did exactly that, just prior to your reply. Wow... Must budget now. I see many possibilities now.
  14. You mean there are competitors to Silhouette now? Awesome!
  15. About time! Been wondering when this sort of thing would become possible. Opens up a whole lotta possibilities for decal printing now that simply wheren't there to the home hobbyist before. Couple this with a Silhouette vinyl cutter and you're set for almost anything!
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