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Everything posted by arbit

  1. Hasegawa 1:4000 SDF-1 (DYRL)

    I think that with all the 3-D computer design now, we'll never get the organic feel of the original anime magic.
  2. [R.I.P.] Dolores O’Riordan

    One of the all time great vocals. So sad.
  3. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Or, we could file a groove in the canopy and mount on the inside. Will have to see when they arrive.
  4. I don't like being a downer, but that's also my feeling about Bandai transformable valk kits. Rather than suffer any more pain, I have decided to avoid them altogether and pretend they don't exist. Great job on yours!
  5. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    I've seen different photo etch hinges I want to try on a cockpit. These look as small as 1-2mm. https://www.super-hobby.com/products/Mini-hinges-workable.html
  6. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    No, I am referring to a different product called Mr. Mark Setter. The image above is of a different brand called Micro Sol that I have not tried in the way you want, so I can't vouch for it. But Micro Sol is definitely great for decals. Neither are to remove: one is to set decals, and one is a solvent for a different use, to shrink the decal to conform to uneven surfaces. Google a "how to" in youtube.
  7. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    I have used Mark Setter for decals on toys/models that I didn't want to top coat. With regular handling they will not come off.
  8. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Have you ever used mini hinges for your canopies?
  9. Model Kit Collection Show It Off!!!

    You've got a huge stash there. I did my first resin models last year, so as a fellow newbie I suggest you start with the smaller non-transformable kits. You'll feel like a pro after you have a couple under your belt. Plus they are addictive as hell. Just wear a gas mask and work near an exhaust fan, because you will have a lot of sanding to do and the stuff is noxious.
  10. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Too much wiring for the electric EL Strip, but you probably mean the stick on tape. Good idea, that would give it some originality.
  11. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Yes it seems the same for the wing lights, but with these modern fighters, some have red warning lights on the right tail fins. So I was wondering if there are standards, or a mish mash.
  12. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Thanks for the video. Pretty cool. Im referencing the below video for lighting my valk. I noticed that the wing warning lights are full on during landing. I think only the tail fin lights are strobing. For naval battleships, the oldstandard was that the warning lights are red on the port side (left) and green/white on the starboard side (right). What is the standard for warning lights on aircraft?
  13. Aoshima VFG

    Maybe the panties of the mecha... Not my thing, but I would be interested in seeing some classic SDF repaints. Maybe have her as one of the bridge bunnies. That would be cool!!!
  14. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Epic! Those small details are something else. But of course I don't know a pitch deck from a pitch fork. I need to go watch Top Gun right now...
  15. Armored GERWALK Project VF-1

    Looks great. I would love to see a set for HM-R.
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  18. Motorized Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1

    Thanks! The noise is from the motor and some vibration... the gears don't make any noise at all. I can speed up the motor with a higher voltage. I am doing my best to keep all parts hidden with a clean valkyrie on the outside, but given the tight space, I am willing to sacrifice a bit if necessary.
  19. Motorized Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1

    I've been working on this for a while on the Workbench, and since it has passed a reasonable stage, I thought I would give it its own thread. This is also a call out for help to finalize, because I need to find really small limit switches that are Normally Closed . I found small limit switches based on a similar project by DorobouHige, but they turned out to be Normally Open, which does not work in my wiring diagram for reversing a DC motor with limit switches. This is what the limit switches I have look like (9x5.5x2mm ). I believe they may be available in Japanese electronics stores with Normally Closed options. Larger "micro" switches wont fit in the Valk. Any help solving this would be greatly appreciated.
  20. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Those were made to break. Maybe they should have been die cast. Can Shapeways make them for you in metal?
  21. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Great photos. Is that actually you? I couldnt imagine standing there while the engines roar in my face before the plane takes off. Must be quite a ride!
  22. Motorized Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1

    Thanks Urashiman. I will test shortly and let you know how it goes. It's great to have electronics geniuses on the boards! For everyone's benefit, this is a circuit to reverse the motor with NO limit switches. Urashiman has been kindly trying to solve this problem, since really small limit switches seem to only come NO, as opposed to NC as required in the typical reversing circuit displayed previously.
  23. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Nice work. But looks to me like Red Shirt needs to get his tail back on the job!
  24. Old Arii Zentraedi ships

    +1 Good job knocking out the whole set!
  25. Wave 1/72 Phalanx

    Very nice weathering!