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About mickyg

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  1. Very nice result! Are those stickers or the water slide decals you've used?
  2. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    First of all, nice looking build there! Second, if I can jump on the back of what MechTech recommended, I'm not sure he's suggesting airbrushing the other shades. Maybe, and that's certainly an option. But the wargamer figures often get done up with the ol' hairy stick. the shades are just brushed on over the base coat. I'm sure some level of dry brushing can work here too. I've had paint spatter too and it's often a pressure vs paint consistency thing. Not thin enough or the pressure is too low. But there are other possibilities too and definitely needle cleanliness. All things to experiment with.
  3. Bandai DX VF-31

    Slightly O/T for the current discussion of these beautiful 31A pics but has anyone had this issue with the forearm guns on their 31s? My 31C has a gap between the gun and the forearm on the right only. I'd love to be able to take it apart and fix it but I don't see any method to get at the gun without breaking it. Leaving it as-is is an option but it's fairly noticeable...

    Has anyone ever made the comparison to the VF-17/VF-171 Valkyrie designs? They're about the closest thing to a Legioss that I can think of in the Macross universe.
  5. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Nice! VF-143 is one of my favourites! I have an old 1/48 Hasegawa F-14B I started a long time ago with the CAG bird in mind.
  6. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    Beautiful Saburo! The way the light is hitting those lasers on the head, it almost looks like they're hollow.
  7. Bandai DX VF-31

    Yup, those are just stunning! Can't wait till you get the whole gang all supered up! When they're released of course.
  8. The printed panels lines, yes definitely. But also the quality of the printing isn't great. Lots of dots to make up shades and it's in weird colours you wouldn't expect. Like gray!
  9. Macross maintenance.

    I tackled my VF-25G recently and tightened up the joints in both hips and shoulders. Also did the feet too. In all three cases, tightening the screws helps. I went one step further though and used a toothpick to apply gel type superglue in a random, scratched on pattern. I basically let it set before putting everything back together and it made it nice and tight while still keeping the motion of the joint.
  10. Arcadia 1/60 Super VF-1J Max & Millia Release

    It's possible this is exactly what they did. The lower legs are molded in white and painted red, just like the plugs, while the upper plugs are red plastic, just like thigh parts they fit in. I think you've identified why it came out the way it did.
  11. M Frontier: Heavy Soldier Vajra

    That is soooo good Xigfrid! Both poses are incredibly menacing. I still can't believe you managed to get this thing made so well, and to have it be so articulated too. Well done!
  12. 1/48+fp's, 1/60+fp's, 1/72, 1/2k, 1/3k,1/100 and now 1/144

    That is SOME craziness going on there with the Super YF-29. I love it! Makes you appreciate how far they had to pull the stops out to get it up to beat out the 27. Excellent shots as usual Saburo. I'll have to drag the camera out again soon. It's been way too long and most of my stuff lately is all edited snaps from my phone. Just doesn't have the same sparkle to it...
  13. Bandai DX VF-31

    Perhaps they'll keep the original size for the upcoming Super Parts with Missiles bundle. I can hope, right?
  14. Ooooh, my mouth is literally watering. And not because of Mikumo! I hear Japanese whisky is just amazing!