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

    Well they have redone the main gun booms because on the cruiser mode kit they are just the DYRL version with new parts for the front terminus point. I wonder if I bought one of theses and recast the booms if I could make them work on the cruiser kit?
  2. Hasegawa 1:4000 SDF-1 (DYRL)

    Interesting, that is the SDFM version, but the cruiser mode they released as the SDFM was basically a re-pop of their DYRL cruiser mode with the Prometheus and Daedalus and a few altered pieces. I wonder if they are going to do a new cruiser mode that is actually a true SDFM version?
  3. Macross Island Diorama

    wider view of the layout of the Dio posted above:
  4. Official Macross posters

    Some current listings on Yahoo Japan for anyone interested. https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/search/search?fr=auc_top&p=超時空要塞マクロス+ポスター&oq=&auccat=0&tab_ex=commerce&fixed=0&sc_i=&ei=UTF-8&b=1
  5. MOSPEADA

    The text descriptions have been posted at HLJ and indicate that it is a s the good Captain had indicated. Sorry for my brain fart earlier. It should have been clear - I'd just forgotten that these kits, at one time came packaged together.
  6. MOSPEADA

    Tekering already mentioned that in his post with the links above. Most likely just the wrong image used at HLJ.
  7. MOSPEADA

    So they are the old single mode 1:72 kits from Imai? Ok, but the term 'Conversion' is a bit odd 'cus they don't transform at all. For a second there I thought they were some kind of additional parts to allow the building of each kit into either of the three various modes, but I couldn't figure out how that would work. For $25.00 bucks It batter be all three in a single pack A-La
  8. MOSPEADA

    What the hell are these 'Conversion Kits'? Never heard of them before. They are for the old 1:72nd Imai Legioss kits? Anyone have pics of the original releases?
  9. MOSPEADA

    1:12 and 1:15 are nice, but this custom 1:6 Mospeada blows my mind. I love this fellas blog, Here's a youtube vid to wet your appetites.
  10. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Sorry, but I don't get it. Because the gun on the head is cast in gray you now have to paint the whole kit? Why not just buy a few bottles of cheap craft paint and try to mix up a match to paint the head-gun? It's so small you could probably get away with just dipping it. Try painting it white first and then trial and error til you get a colour you are happy with. Seems to me that would be the path of least resistance in this situation.
  11. Hasegawa 1/48 VF-1 Question

    I could scan the decals from THIS ONE and email 'em to you if it's what you're looking for.
  12. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    @arbit are you talking about resin casting? I wouldn't recommend using liquid resin in an epoxy putty mould. If you are asking about bubbles in liquid resin used in silicone moulds that is very different process. Wit liquid resin in a silicone mould you would need to use a vacuum chamber (pressure pot) of some sort to force the air out of the resin. Epoxy Putty casting is a different process that is good for recreating small parts in a 'quick and dirty' fashion, but I wouldn't use it for large parts or a whole kit.
  13. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Just realized that you may be referring to a 'Short-Shot' where there is part of the mould that does not get filled (in this case with putty) due to air being trapped (usually in a corner etc...) If that is indeed what you mean the solution is to create a path for the air to escape - a 'vent'. I usually poke a hole in the offending area such that the air can escape through to the topside, or Bottom of the mould. This way when you pop your moulding putty in and close the mould- pressing firmly you will know that area is filled when you see the putty coming out of the vent.
  14. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Not sure what you mean. The recast part should look like the part that the mould was made from. If you make a mould from a melted beam saber then the recast part will look like a melted beam saber - except it will be made of epoxy putty, not soft, translucent, coloured plastic.
  15. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Yeah, the standard is what I use. It works well.
  16. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Yep that should work fine.
  17. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    I've cast the hands and individual face parts from various Gundam kits and lots of small pieces from all sorts of other stuff that ad broken off, never really had an issue with air bubbles. I just pack the putty in real tight. Ohh, and DRex I just use miliput as it's cheap and available where I am. No need for anything super special here. Here is a tutorial (where I first learned how to do this) from a Malasian modelling forum PLAMO. All props to the original author http://plamo.outthere.info/forum/showthread.php?tid=38
  18. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Do yourself a favour and Google 'recasting with epoxy putty'. For a small part like that it is the way I would go - quick, easy, no exotic ($$) material needed, easy to do over and over again, and results are quite usable.
  19. Just saw these over at HLJ and thought, "Hmmmm 1:2500 maybe it could work in a 1:3000 Macross dio. as a stand in for Mcross city, or possibly even inside the Macross". Just thought yo folks may be interested. https://hlj.com/scripts/hljlist?GenreCode2=all&Word=Geo+Craper&x=11&y=21
  20. OOOOO yes! Appleseed! that would be pretty awesome indeed! OH! OH! What scale are theYamato mecha-collection kits?!
  21. https://hlj.com/product/NTK06032/Rsc Cool Macross/Evangelion crossover dio potential? If they made an Eangelion New Tokyo I wonder there is a chance for an actual Macross City version.
  22. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Chimaera definitely works, given how it's appearance would occur in the Macross universe - What with the very obvious Glaug/Destroid origin for te mech. if you go with Ragnarök though, please be sure to include the umlaut. Changes rock to rook.
  23. If you look carefully in that first video link (By DorobouHige) at the 1:11 mark you can see that he is using what looks to be a 60rpm motor. thought you might want to take that into account before you start testing with 150 rpm.
  24. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    In case you need some more inspiration: http://www.modelers-g.jp/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=33309
  25. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Blue: http://www.modelers-g.jp/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=19182 White: http://www.modelers-g.jp/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=6311 Weathered Grey (metal): http://www.modelers-g.jp/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=20902 Just some ideas. EDIT: RED! (with White and Metallic accents.): http://www.modelers-g.jp/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=30158
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