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    DX VF-31JA

    Really great work, I have to say that I am also curious about the engraving techniques. Btw, I think the main differences with the A are: -of course the head design and delta wings -larger canards -larger carbon crystals on the sides of the head -minor changes of the crystals geometry on the nose
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    1/60 Arcadia VF-0B & VF-0C Conversions

    You are right, the elevator has 2 grey VF-0A just before, so it doesn't make sense that a VF-0B is swapped magically, but it really looks like red stripes on the vertical fins and on the tails on the "legs", considering the low saturation of these episodes I was immediately convinced. BTW back to my Zero videos !
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    Yamato 1/48 Vf-1 Pilot and DX VF-31 pilot

    I will receive them next week, I will let you know
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    1/60 Arcadia VF-0B & VF-0C Conversions

    I was rewatching Macross Zero and finally have proof that the VF-0B SPW is official ! It appears briefly in in the background of episode 3, time stamp 15:34”
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    That’s looking good indeed, I am in for one or two sets, I will probably put them at the bottom of the detolf!
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    FEXTHOBBY Macross Line up

    Hi have a question, does one kit comes with : -18 side tiles -9 bottom tiles -9 top translucent tules -3 mid-height tile? -all the LEGO style connectors
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    Yamato 1/48 Vf-1 Pilot and DX VF-31 pilot

    Concerning the pilots, there are male above and femal below... I know this is not that obvious As print material, I prefer to use resin UV cured printer to obtain fully detailed surfaces and smooth finish. But I have also used basic SLS plastic or HP plastic and both were giving good results once painted. I don't know Tamiya plastic sheet, but for the size of a 1:48 pilot hand and fingers they are all fragile and you better avoid these to fall on the floor. No, I am not doing DX VF-31A wings soon, why should it be needed ?
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    Bandai VF-19 Advance....!!!

    Oh my... messing characters, sure I am tired lately
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    Bandai VF-19 Advance....!!!

    Haha @valhary, sure the Vf-19 looks great with MDE missiles but I highly doubt that Isamu would ever accept to equip his valk with such destructive weapons. Except if these are modded to turn into giant speakers!
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    Yamato 1/48 Vf-1 Pilot and DX VF-31 pilot

    Haha and I just realized that I made left-handed pilots!
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    Yamato 1/48 Vf-1 Pilot and DX VF-31 pilot

    The VF-31 themself are 1:60 but because they needed a lot of space for their mechanisms, they have put a straight leg pilot in here, and he is rather small scale compared to a properly scaled pilot.
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    Question for 3D drafters/printers

    Hello, I loved sketchup so far but you will be bound to basic shapes. I will shortly take some courses to learn Rhinoceros 3D, which I think should be a more powerful, yet relatively cheap 3D CAD software.
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    MΔ - VF-9

    Hi guys, I have been busy last days (couple months... in fact) with a very challenging design from Macross Delta: the VF-9, aka Cutlass. This is a small fighter designed to support the VF-1 in mission. Guess what ? It is even shorter than a VF-1. I tried my best to make a great looking transforming toy in all three modes for the 1:60 scale, printable in WSF (SLS nylon powder). So far, I am pretty confident that I will soon have something printable. The battroid mode should have sufficient articulation to compare with an Arcadia VF-1, I just hope all the joints will be tight enough. Assembly Manual is now available here SEPTEMBER 2108 UPDATE Transformation video is ready at youtube: https://youtu.be/DNtGSKQydVo Link to the upcoming addons and upgrades for my VF-9: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/xigfrid3dshop?section=VF-9+addons&s=0 This section will contain the options and upgrades available for the VF-9 such as: -optional landing gears -display adpaters -Nose fins (version 3) -set of spare parts -future Gunpod AUGUST 2108 UPDATE Link to download the 3D printed parts: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/xigfrid3dshop?section=VF-9&s=0 NB: The removable Wheels, Display stand adapters are optional. The Canopy can be printed in Smooth Detail Plastic and sanded to be so-so clear, it should be printed by a resin printer in clear resin and it will be clearer and stronger. I recommend US residents to contact EXO, member of this forum also known as Plastic Cretins on Facebook, who can print in clear resin the following parts. You can PM me for his email too. -clear Canopy for 5$ -female pilot 2$ -male pilot 2$ -battroid head 2$. For other countries you can try www.3dhubs.com. And you will need the STL 3D file of my VF-9 canopy. My absolute short list recommended tools: -Modeling Sprue cutter: cut the sprues effortlessly in seconds -Modelcraft knife equipped with a "rounded blade" (like this one) : best blade shape to remove the remaining plastic from sprues in 1 cut, instead of a lot of sanding and buffing -Pin Vise with 1mm drill bit : just to make sure that the pre-drilled holes for the screws and pins are perfectly clean. -strong, yet small screwdriver:sometimes I can use tiny places to insert the screws, so the screwdriver shaft should be 3-4mm diameter max (magnetized preferably!) -flat plier to insert the pins -6-steps nail buffer : I use this to gently remove the excess of material if some parts don't sit flush A few pictures !
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    Yamato 1/48 Vf-1 Pilot and DX VF-31 pilot

    I did try to put a 1:48 pilot in the DX VF-1J but the legs and hands were not well oriented. After reading your post, I decided to slightly change my 1:48 pilots and have these printed. I don't know if they will fit the VF-1J, I will let you know. Also I made the 1:60 version for the VF-31, but I have near 0 hope they will fit as is. Probably they can fit if I reduce them down to 1:72 scale though
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    MΔ - VF-9

    For some reason, I can't open the link, but considering this is the correct size (it looks like), you need 1 magnet per wing, 1 per arm and 2 for the gunpod. So a total of 4 without gunpod or 6 with the gunpod. I made also a display adapter (Yamato compatible) that can use 2 magnets to help secure the fighter for an upside down display. But You can just use a metal part if you want to save money on the display adapter
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    MΔ - VF-9

    Hi thanks for watching my back. I think this sale is legit, at least concerning my VF-9 model. Just a note that none of the other models are my designs (X-9 included). I will just need @valhary who is in charge of these copies to confirm.
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    Arcadia 1/60 Perfect Transformation VF-0D for 2015

    If I remember right, this was the last promotion pictures we had before the release: and when hen opening the boxes, we all saw that! aracadia explained itself and said that sometime the color can go darker after a gloss coat....
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    Arcadia 1/60 Perfect Transformation VF-0D for 2015

    This is the premium finish I was waiting!
  19. Ho i am sorry for you I have been looking this seller and I could hardly resist not ordering the TE-01 from him. I think he sold 20ish already
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Alternative pods: the darker 31A pod, the TV speaker pod (since it has never been showed as a pod in the 1st movie ), the Master file dual strike canon pod.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Hey I can’t remember myself too, but it is supposed to equip the larger big laser canons when equipped with the armor pack
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    MΔ - VF-9

    Hey this yellow version looks great! I hope you will sell well these copies. The resin material will be perfect for fixed pose, with little movements. I can imagine these kits as a fighter only pose, but with the feet able to move and the canopy that can open. Or as a battroid with moving arms and fingers.
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    Macross Collection Display Thread

    No firevalk ?
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    Macross maintenance.

    If you use the dark powder for eyes -sorry I have absolutely no idea of the exact name for this- you can even weather it ?
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    MΔ - VF-9

    You are welcome! If I were you, I would make sure to have the “head and nose” part on the first order, because the assembly is really easier (and more entertaining) if you begin with the nose and seating, with all the internal details and the head sculpt. Then continue with the hips portion just like it is described in the assembly manual.
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