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ChristopherB

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    Custom Valkyries, Gundam, Super Robot Wars, Zoids, Transformers, WoW

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  1. Valkyrie Canopy Masks

    Very cool, this will be a big help and looking forward to updates.
  2. Hi-Metal R

    Another informative review from Anymoon! Well written and I admire/appreciate the time you spend posing/taking all of the pictures for fans. Thank you very much. I really hope we'll continue to see valkyries other than the VF-1, such as the VA-3, VF-4G, VF-3000, VF-5000B, VF-17D/T and Fz-109F for example. The Hi-metal line are just the right size, price and have good detailing. As a long time fan of the G.F.F. series, I don't mind adding a few parts here and there.
  3. Model Kit Collection Show It Off!!!

    It's awesome to see everyone's collection, Grayson 72 you definitely have one of the largest collections I know of and I love the list you made. You mentioned how much you spent so far in your message to me, and I can believe! Great looking stage coach as well, your friend is very lucky. I've been spending most of my time collecting, but I really want to start building as well. I used to do everything from Tamiya 1/16 full option tanks (built/painted) to R/C balsa wood Super Chipmunks & a B17 Flying Fortress, Japanese gas powered helicopters, hovercraft, R/C cars/bikes to every conceivable type of plastic model. I've never tried my hand with resin kits, but I hope to soon. Here are some newly acquired resin kits: 1.) Studio HalfEye 1/100 VF-19 Kai Fire Valkyrie Perfect Variable 2.) Studio HalfEye 1/100 VF-4G Lightning III Valkyrie Perfect Variable 3.) Yellow Submarine 1/100 VF-1S/A Strike Transformable 4.) Project AG 1/100 VF-1J Armored Gerwalk 5.) Experten YF-21 Omega One With Fold Booster High-Comical Transformable 6.) CoryDoras Works 1/144 VF-3000 Crusader Valkyrie 7.) TECT 1/144 YF-19 Valkyrie 8.) TECT 1/144 VF-19 Grade Up #6 9.) TECT 1/144 VF-19 High Grade Up Parts #11 10.) Yellow Submarine 1/144 VF-1S/A Strike Fighter 11.) Yellow Submarine 1/144 VF-1S/A Strike Fighter 12.) Yellow Submarine 1/144 VF-1S/A Strike Fighter
  4. Armored GERWALK Project VF-1

    Thanks for the comments, I recall researching the name of the manufacturer (15) years ago. However, I didn't write it down, but they were very small and this was the only kit they made as far as I know. The box top and/or inserts could be scanned and then translated via Google at a later date though. Yes, that was part of the reason we wanted to have a finished VF-1AG, because the single line art in existence shows the front and one side. That means the back is somewhat of a mystery, but logical conclusions can be made based upon what we can see, the GBP-1 and so forth. For all we know, the Japanese creator had access to additional information. That means the wings wouldn't have been removed, only the armor attached to a VF-1 in gerwalk mode just as the GBP-1 is attached to battroid mode. In this picture you can see the original wings swept all the way back as in common in battroid:
  5. Motorized Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1

    Nice work so far, I like how you've integrated your system inside such as small space. Not sure if there is any way to reduce the noise, whether it's the motor or the gears. Although the final assembly and enclosure will help alleviate it somewhat. The method used with the 1/48 is interesting in that the movement is more fluid/advanced, but just look at the size of the unit barely visible underneath. While it's high tech, it seems quite large and impossible to place inside the 1/48. He found a method, whereas your project seems much more feasible. Good luck and looking forward to updates. At the current rate of technological advancement, I bet we'll see actual transformable valkyrie toys in our lifetime should there be an interest in the future. We already have large scale cars and a valkyrie that have limited transformation.
  6. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Amazing project, so realistic, reminds me of when I was in the US Navy. Green is my favorite color, and I love the appearance of your valkyrie. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next. Everyday I look at my stack of Macross model kits and want to start building again, if I can just get over this initial trepidation. Thanks for the inspiration!
  7. Armored GERWALK Project VF-1

    Hello, Happy New Year to everyone and thanks for viewing my thread. The VF-1AG (Armored GERWALK) always appealed to me, most likely because I love military tanks. The initial project was around (15) years ago when we tried to create a removable armor set for a the Yamato 1/48 VF-1. Unfortunately the MW member (Fulcy) who was working on the scratch build wasn't able to finish his work. I was of course disappointed and lost interest over the years, but never forgot about it. In 2017 I decided to give it another try, and contacted my long time friend Carl (wwwmwww) since he has the only known 1/100 VF-1AG resin kit in existence. He has quite an amazing collection and this particular kit is one of rarest of the rare. Just finding pictures is a challenge, and Carl was nice enough to allow me to borrow his kit. Lastly, I appreciate the coordination and assistance of Shawn who was informed of the project from the beginning. Another longtime MW member and trusted friend (Tom) agreed to receive the kit and make a copy so Carl's original could be returned. Unfortunately the very small garage kit company has been out of business for a long time, and their resin recasts weren't well done. I doubt they made very many, but there was a lot of pin holes, a few blobs of resin, thin/missing sections and so forth. We were able to make color pictures of the kit's photographs and inserts as well. So, the next issue became fixing everything and I came up with a list of upgrades so our VF-1AG would be unique/improved. Most of them were able to implemented, and we're happy with the results. Here is the list: 1.) Hollow metal gun barrels 2.) Grind out just the cockpit (pilot, chair, instrument panel, clear canopy from Bandai 1/100 VF-1J kit) 3.) Drill out any resin gun barrels (main cannons, hand cannons) 4.) Metal antenna both sides top turret 5.) Brass rods/pins so the cannons can elevate 6.) Gun pod and hands (Bandai 1/100 VF-1J kit or Bandai Gundam style hands) 7.) Replace stubby/damaged VF-1AG wings if needed (Bandai 1/100 VF-1J kit) 8.) Shoulder missile launcher doors opened and missiles inside 9.) Decals (Bandai 1/100 VF-1J kit) 10.) Main turret able to rotate We ended up with a VF-1AG based upon the original, but with new parts plus many hours of repairs. The updated version was then recast with a high pressure pot to create a new molds free of defects. Please keep in mind that the VF-1AG was loosely put together for pictures, the positioning of the arms/legs can be better. Our next goal is to improve the stance to achieve a downward tilt of the nose as well as placing the legs into the preferred "A Stance". Personally, GERWALK mode has always been my favorite since it's what defines Macross to stand apart from other anime with either airplanes or robots. I enjoy collecting Macross resin kits, but all along my goal was to make available a removable armor version that could be attached like the GBP-1 sets. Before the armor can be created, we needed to have a 3D representation of what a VF-1AG is. There is only one known line art and only one super rare resin kit, but I overcame that obstacle. We've now proceeded further than the initial attempt and have spoken to parties interested in working with me to have the armor set created. At this point I'm considering to make it for the Bandai 1/100 VF-1 Hi-Metal line first, just because they have a nice sculpt, good price, easily obtained, and it's cheaper/easier to start with a smaller scale. If viable, we could then move on to the Yamato 1/60 Version 2. Of course all of this will require a pretty big investment, so hopefully there is some interest in owning a new and improved resin kit of the VF-1AG in 1/100. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts and suggestions. After more than (15) years of waiting, I can now proudly display an extremely rare design. My feeling was to make a Max & Milia VF-1JAG set to compliment the Bandai VF-1J M & M Hi-metal valkyries. I owe my thanks to Carl, Tom and Shawn for making it possible. Sincerely, Christopher
  8. Yamato 1/60 Fan Racer Resin Cast Finished

    Amazing job, the pilot looks great and thank you for the information about resin casting!
  9. Arcadia Offices.

    Great article, I was so excited when the VF-9 Cutlass was mentioned. It's funny, but I was just thinking about it today, which is a nice coincidence.
  10. Hi-Metal R Optional Parts Proyect for VF-1s

    Very nice paint job, thank you for the update! Best wishes from all of us for a speedy recovery of you mother, and hope she's feeling better.
  11. Hi-Metal R

    I'm really excited about the VE-1, it looks great. Hopefully we'll see the line expand to include more non-VF-1 valkyries, similar to the upcoming VF-2SS. Perhaps they'll even revisit the VF-25 since the initial releases were not well received due to all of the part swapping involved.
  12. RC-4E Rabbit Interest Thread

    I'm definitely interested in the 1/72 completed/painted version. Thanks.
  13. Model Kit Collection Show It Off!!!

    Thanks to everyone who has posted so far, I will make some specific comments shortly. If you see any duplicates on my list that you are missing, and you have something I'm lacking, please feel to contact me. It will help me to complete the Macross model compendium that will benefit everyone who appreciates Macross kits. Tekering: Nice looking Imai kits, I don't own those yet but I hope to one day. Yes, my Retppu 1/72 VF-11 are the super fighter mode versions. I updated my list to be more clear, but I have been looking for a super battroid version like yours. Yes, speaking for myself I'm excited to see any/all built, unbuilt or partially built Macross kits you have. Please post more, and this thread is for resin, plastic, licensed and unlicensed.
  14. Model Kit Collection Show It Off!!!

    Hello, Do you have an awesome collection of Macross kits waiting to be built? How about a nice display of valkyries you personally built, or purchased completed? Is there a closet or long forgotten box full of dusty model kits waiting to see the light of day? Are you tired of those toy fanboys having all the fun showing off pictures of their Arcadia and Yamato valkryies? Well, get out your cameras/phones, dust off those boxes and display cabinets and let's show everyone what you've got! (Don't be shy if you only have a few, this isn't a competition.) Some guidelines to follow please: Macross model kits only if feasible Best quality pictures you can take Group shots of kits and/or valkyries whenever possible PS: I'll be using your pictures to update my 1/72 list, and for my pending 1/100 list as well. My long term goal is a complete Macross model compedium showing the box art, inserts, parts and pictures of them completed. Hopefully the one here on MW can be updated and expanded. I know it might not be easy to get some of your kits out, but it's for a good cause and will be greatly appreciated. If you find out you have too many kits you will never build, you have duplicates, you need extra money, you want to be altruistic, or you're interested in a trade, please contact me directly via messenger and let me know what you have. Sincerely, Christopher MACROSS RESIN COLLECTION LIST: ⦁ MACROSS RESIN COLLECTION LIST ⦁ ⦁ Macross World 1/60 VF-1 Thunder Hummer Armor Kit ⦁ Club M 1/48 YF-19 Macross Plus (JAF-CON V Exclusive) ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VF-1 Normal Fighter ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VF-1 Super Valkyrie Fighter (Blue Box) ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VF-1 Super Valkyrie Fighter (Blue Box) ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VF-1 Strike Valkyrie Fighter (Blue Box) ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VF-1 Strike Valkyrie Fighter (Red Box, MISB) ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VF-1 Strike Valkyrie Fighter (Red Box, MISB) ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VT-1 Super Ostrich ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VT-1 Super Ostrich (MISB) ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VT-1 Super Ostrich (MISB) ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VE-1 Elintseeker ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VE-1 Elintseeker (MISB) ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VF-11B (WF 1997 Exclusive) ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 VF-4G Lightning III ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 YF-21 ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 YF-21 ⦁ Club M/Yellow Submarine 1/72 YF-19 ⦁ Hobby Base Retppu 1/72 VF-11 Thunderbolt ⦁ Hobby Base Retppu 1/72 VF-11 Thunderbolt ⦁ Hobby Base Retppu 1/72 VF-4 ⦁ Musasiya 1/72 VF-2SS with SAP ⦁ Musasiya 1/72 VF-2SS with SAP ⦁ Experten 1/72 VF-5000G Star Mirage Perfect Variable ⦁ Experten 1/72 VF-5000G Star Mirage FAST Pack ⦁ Tayland 1/72 VF-171 Nightmare Plus ⦁ Hobby World Depot 1/72 VF-11 Thunderbolt ⦁ Hobby World Depot 1/72 VF-11 Full Armor Kit ⦁ B-Club 1/100 VF-2JA Valkyrie ⦁ Studio HalfEye 1/100 VF-11 Thunderbolt Perfect Variable ⦁ Studio HalfEye 1/100 VF-11 Thunderbolt FAST Pack ⦁ Studio HalfEye 1/100 VF-5000B Star Mirage Perfect Variable ⦁ Studio HalfEye 1/100 YF-21 Perfect Variable ⦁ Studio HalfEye 1/100 YF-19/21 FAST Pack Set ⦁ Studio HalfEye 1/100 YF-19 Perfect Variable ⦁ Studio HalfEye 1/100 YF-19 Perfect Variable ⦁ Studio HalfEye 1/100 VF-19 Kai Fire Valkyrie Perfect Variable ⦁ Studio HalfEye 1/100 VF-4G Lightning III Valkyrie Perfect Variable ⦁ Experten 1/100 VF-4G Lightning III Perfect Variable ⦁ Experten 1/100 VF-17D/S Perfect Variable ⦁ Yellow Submarine 1/100 VF-1S/A Strike Transformable ⦁ Yellow Submarine 1/100 VF-1S/A Strike Transformable ⦁ Yellow Submarine 1/100 VF-1S/A Strike Transformable ⦁ Yellow Submarine 1/100 VF-4 ⦁ Hobby World Depot 1/100 VF-11C Thunderbolt Perfect Variable ⦁ Project AG 1/100 VF-1J Armored Gerwalk ⦁ I.H.P. 1/100 VF-11C VF-11C Thunderbolt Perfect Variable ⦁ I.H.P. 1/100 YF-19-2 "Alpha-One" Perfect Variable ⦁ I.H.P. 1/100 VF-19 "Sound Force" Perfect Variable ⦁ I.H.P. 1/100 YF-21-1 "Omega-One" Perfect Variable ⦁ I.H.P. 1/100 VF-22S "Blue Gazer" Upgrade Kit ⦁ Experten VF-25S Messiah With Super Pack High-Comical Transformable ⦁ Experten YF-21 Omega One With Fold Booster High-Comical Transformable ⦁ Sculptor78 VF-1J Fixed Pose ⦁ BETCH 1/144 VF-1A Perfect Variable ⦁ BETCH 1/144 VF-1A Super Pack ⦁ CoryDoras Works 1/144 VF-3000 Crusader Valkyrie ⦁ TECT 1/144 YF-19 Valkyrie ⦁ TECT 1/144 VF-11B Booster System #3 ⦁ TECT 1/144 VF-11B Booster System #3 ⦁ TECT 1/144 VF-19 Grade Up #6 ⦁ TECT 1/144 VF-19 High Grade Up Parts #11 ⦁ TECT 1/144 VF-11 MAXL #12 ⦁ TECT 1/144 VF-19 Sound Booster #14 ⦁ Yellow Submarine 1/144 VF-1S/J/A Gerwalk ⦁ Yellow Submarine 1/144 VF-1S/J/A Fighter ⦁ Yellow Submarine 1/144 VF-1S/A Strike Fighter ⦁ Yellow Submarine 1/144 VF-1S/A Strike Fighter ⦁ Yellow Submarine 1/144 VF-1S/A Strike Fighter MACROSS PLASTIC COLLECTION LIST: 1.) Pending
  15. Macross 1/72 Scale Complete List

    First update added, more to come soon! Additions will be in red until the list is completed or perhaps indefinitely. Captain America, added your kits at the top. They deserve to be there since you've been a member here for so long and did some amazing work. Please let me know if I missed any. I'll have to update myself about the RTKF re-releases, will send you a message. VF-1A Grunt, thanks for posting and I hope you're doing well. I agree with you about the box saying "Strike", but page 2 of the instructions shows "Y x 2" and the FAST Pack Parts picture in that link shows (2) sets of HMMP-02 micro-missile launcher pod on the sprues. However, the model comment section says only (1) set is included. All of mine are built, so I don't have a new one in the box to check at this time. Regardless, I'm going to make the edit. It would be almost impossible to check/research the contents of each kit to see what variations could be made. I'll be consistent where possible and use the name on the box. There is some faint bell going off when I think about the battroid valkyrie upgrade parts, I distinctly recall wondering about it previously. Yes, it seems like there was some small kit that had improved parts as you mentioned. I'm going to try and find confirmation again exactly what it was, and if not remove it. Edit: Could these upgrade parts have been a photo-etched set specifically made for use on the battroid kits like they had for the fighter versions? PS: Credit to Viceland for his assistance with the update.
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