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  1. Destroids

    I have been working on the Cheyenne II (Frontier and Delta) and it is complete minus the "missile launcher pods". The Cheyenne II have been greatly improved over the first version Cheyenne that was in service during Macross Zero. The Cheyenne II has a nuclear motor, reworked shoulder, bigger rotating guns, equipped with a removable large canon attached down the hands. It also can also be equipped with missile launcher on top of its shoulder, the leg design has been modernized to move more on the wheels than walking. The good part for this project is that the Cheyenne II has most of its articulations the same as my previous project the Workroid, so I could concentrate only on the lines. The Work Destroid and the Cheyenne I will be the next ones and I also plan to make a few upgrades on my current version of the Workroid. Enjoy!
  2. Hehe, mine just arrived too. I couldn't free some time for image reference yet though. I will probably paint it next week together with a bunch of 3D printed parts
  3. YF-25 Prophecy with customized Tornado Pack

    This color scheme is really nice! The tornado pack is my favorite and on the YF-25, it gives it a "Paladin" vibe.
  4. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    That scale looks like very funny to play with @NZEOD
  5. Destroids

    Thanks guys ! @Sanity is Optional All the parts for the Cheyenne II are ready to be printed, that means that they are 1mm thickness safe. I also already made the sprued version and uploaded to Shapeways. I am missing the missile launchers, the ones on the shoulders, I want to make them compatible with the Cheyenne I, "Missile launchers only, without the rotary cannon" as shown below (picture extracted from Macross Zero). I need to make sure that both attachments on the Cheyenne II and the Cheyenne I will be compatible. There is a promo on Monday till next Monday: free shipping for owners so probably the order will be placed by then
  6. 1/48+fp's, 1/60+fp's, 1/72, 1/2k, 1/3k,1/100 and now 1/144

    I am pretty sure there is a second grey antenna!
  7. Bandai DX VF-31

    I really hope the release version canopy will stay clear without the metallic paint.
  8. I wanted to present this custom of the VF-1X++ from Macross The Ride. The most notable VF-1X++ is ridden by Akuna AOBA in the story novels "Macross the Ride". The VF-1X++ also known as "double plus" has been produced in limited quantities. Among the special equipment, the most notable upgrades are the dual ELA-3000 thermonuclear turbine engines that have an extreme and powerful output making this VF-1 model very hard to handle. In the novel, the VF-1X++ is illustrated handling an Howard GU-17A (VF-25 gunpod), this is why this custom can store both the GU-17A gunpod and the classic GU-11 (VF-1 gunpod) in fighter mode. All the Shapeways parts are available here. They will need preparing and painting. The assembly instructions are available here. For the complete assembly, you will need a few pins cut to length, six screws flat head M1.7x6mm and two flat head M1.7x10mm And now the pictures (sorry a few clear parts are still not painted and missing)
  9. M "The Ride" : VF-1X++ custom

    I would love to read all the novels one day. Anyway, there are very few pictures that are not already on the web. I can post them
  10. M "The Ride" : VF-1X++ custom

    Haha, seriously there are at least 400 pages, I can't imagine to scan the 2 novels... But I can ship them to someone who will scan and translate them !
  11. Bandai Sv-262 DX valk

    Amazing shot, great lighting. Is it a wide angle lens? I love the perspective.
  12. M "The Ride" : VF-1X++ custom

    Amazing job Jasonc! I knew you would do justice to this kit. Abiut the shoulders, I thought like you before I saw this picture. I am looking forward to see your mod anyway
  13. M "The Ride" : VF-1X++ custom

    Hell yeah, the paint plus the tattoos are perfect for this figure! are you going to put the shoulders armor on? They will mask a part of the tattoo markings
  14. In fact, there is this accessory that can turn the Arcadia transparent display stand compatible for Bandai valks. Which is better than using the black Bandai display stand, I think. The only downside is that I think Arcadia's stand is also discontinued now ... Anyway if you find an acrylic display stand, cheaper than ChaoticYeti, that you want to adapt for your Arcadias/Bandais valk, let me know so I can try yo adapt it.
  15. Hi there, This is the topic for my GoPro compatible stand available to print on Shapeways here: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/xigfrid3dshop?section=GoPro+and+Macross+stands&s=0 Why the GoPro, would you ask ? The idea behind this stand is to use all the accessories available for the GoPro camera. Because the GoPro is so popular that all the stand accessories are cheap and widely available on Ebay, Amazon. All we need was the adapter to our toys. I made 2 for Bandai's and 2 for Yamato's / Arcadia's. Each adapter has a specific rotation axis, so that you can tilt or swivel your toy. Don't forget that the GoPro stands also feature different angle and rotation options! If you don't have a stand base, grab the one I made. The GoPro cameras can be attached to almost anything, just browse the internet to convince yourself! In case of you want a small and pretty standard feet for your stand, you can grab one of the ones I made. Here is an example: I ordered from Shapeways: 1) stand base (Axis B) 2) adapter for Bandai (Axis B) 3) adapter for Yamato (Axis B) from Amazon: 4) a set of GoPro thumbscrew Later from Amazon 5) a set of extension arm for GoPro (http://www.amazon.com/Goliton%C2%AE-degree-rotary-extension-camera/dp/B00H7QM5LC/ref=sr_1_33?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1418949255&sr=1-33&keywords=gopro+extension+arm) Bandai Yamato Almost anything is possible now! After some experiments, it turns out it can be used as the first known Yamato/Arcadia/Bandai Macross wall mount! And now with a GorillaPod:
  16. M Frontier: Heavy Soldier Vajra

    I will take it as a compliment ! thank you
  17. This is how you can order and print this Vajra: You will need from Shapeways : https://www.shapeways.com/shops/xigfrid3dshop?section=Vajra+S&s=0 -Chest inner and bottom parts (71USD including margin of 33USD) -Head (54 USD incl margin of 33USD) -Carap part1 (45 USD incl margin of 33USD) -Neck and Carap part2 (10USD) -inner mechanism (23USD) -x2 foot (need 2) (12 USD) -front tiny hands (12 USD) -canon arm (20 USD) -canon Misc3 (9USD) -x2 Front legs hands (need 2) (9USD) -eyes (choose between FUD or WSF) Total of 288USD, with 20% off this is 230 USD. And that already includes the 99 USD of margin for my work. These parts cannot be successfully printed with a FDM printer anyway or they need great strength achievable only by Shapeways WSF material. The rest of 3D parts can be ordered on Shapeways for another 400 USD, OR you can print them yourself for much more cheaper! These parts require less precision and should be easy to sand smooth. Here is the link to download the STL files HERE Golden Tatoos: I made the tatoos in PDF format that can be download here. You can print them on an acrylic sheet and apply them to the figure or you can make a mask to make an easy painting of them. This one vajra is taking a lot more time to design articulation and movements compared to the previous Mobile Soldier Vajra I made some time ago. Mainly for 2 reasons: first it is so huge in 1:60 scale that the beast will be very heavy for the articulations. The articulations have size restrictions to be insect-like. Secondly this Vajra partly transforms, making things a bit more complicated because the articulations are reversed between standing on 2 feet and on the 6 feet.
  18. M "The Ride" : VF-1X++ custom

    Well, not so long ago, the 30th anniversary VF-1J was a shelf warmer and at barely 60$! Not mentioning that there was plenty of VF-1A unassemble kit around. It looks like this time is over. Sigh
  19. Thanks for the idea, but I thought that the GoPro adapters would be enough as the GoPro accessories have already plenty of stand bases.
  20. M Frontier: Heavy Soldier Vajra

    All these figures are roughly in 1:60 scale
  21. M Frontier: Mobile Soldier Vajra

    New link to the assembly manual It is quiet large because of the pictures I sed, 40Mo large be careful.
  22. Some time ago I made this Little Vajra, it was mostly based on the Line art proportions which in fact are inaccurate compared to the proportions seen in the TV eps and movies. You can still see it there: Also due to a change of Shapeways sprues policies, my model was not printable anymore, so I decide to update the whole model with: 1) better proportions, from 16 cm long to 18 cm long. The figure is also bigger. 2) new tail design featuring a 5mm diameter x 22cm long silicon hose instead of a silicon flat band 3) new "hands", more accurate shapes and more articulations with a better grip 4) simpler model with less small parts. The complete model can be bought on shapeways for a little less than 65 USD (with "Extended" production time): https://www.shapeways.com/shops/xigfrid3dshop?section=Little+Vajra&s=0 You will need a few additional material to assemble it: 1) 3x screws dimensions M1.7 x 6mm 2) 1x bigger screw (2.3 - 2.7 mm diameter x 8-9mm long) 3) about 100cm of 0.8mm copper line for the legs and the tail, I also used a fine fish line to drag the larger copper line in the legs holes 4) 5mm diameter x 22cm long silicon hose for the tail. You can choose your favorite color.. I went with a green "glow in the dark" hose. 5) a few 1mm diameter metallic rods cut to the correct length to fit the different fingers articulations, I used 1mm x 20mm nails for that. 6) 2x magnets of 3mm diameter x 1mm depth (optional) They help secure the little legs under the belly, but they are also secured with the Jaw mechanism HERE IS THE ASSEMBLY manual if needed : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iyCkM98lGnNUwb7-1dFj-boI6miCCUoF/view Enjoy the build!
  23. Macross Island Diorama

    That's an amazing idea! Where will you display it? I would love one protected under a plexi-glass as a low table in the lounge
  24. M "The Ride" : VF-1X++ custom

    Ouch for that color matching process! Do you have an idea of the final proportions and more importantly was the white base to be Testors White Super fine Primer and it was too bright as a white ? That really interest me! As for the wing, I will wait to see the VF-1 completed so I can decide if I need to upgrade the wings or not
  25. M Zero: Octo

    Also receive this little head today. They have been test mostly in the new black HP WSF and the antennas are in Grey HP WSF from Shapeways. I have been very impressed by the finishing of both polished (black) and the untouched (grey) materials, but the print accuracy is somewhat weird compared the the traditional WSF, resulting in more cut and sanding to make all the parts fit together. If you wonder when the rest of the Octo will be ready? Well it is in progress and depending on how much anime magic needs to be resolved, it can take some time
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