Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won




  • Rank
    Pineapple Eater
  • Birthday 08/31/1972

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Interests
    Competition Gliding, IPSC, MotoX, Kite Surfing and Wake Boarding to name a few

Recent Profile Visitors

6,794 profile views
  1. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Tamiya spray primer for metal is a good choice if you need the detail to stay visible
  2. Wave 1/72 VF-4 lightning

    non standard wheels too...
  3. Wave 1/72 VF-4 lightning

    Shout out to anyone with information leading to the acquisition of a 1/72 decal set or model WITH useable decals of either an F-14 or F/A-18 of VF-143/VFA-143 Pukin Dogs. Reward... I'll buy it off you or fire off to you a Bandai 1/72 Macross model if I'm buying it off someone else you put me on too. Needed for another vf4 build
  4. Wave 1/72 VF-4 lightning

    Meanwhile work begins on the next two... mods so far as shown. First up are the 2mm holes drilled in the wing inserts and underbody for 2mm rare earth magnets to fit up external stores. Next is the large snap it peg box removal from the turbine engine intakes. This allows this part to be painted white inside and have the turbine blades painted in alclad stainless then fitted and removed easily while the nacelle are assembled and masked. They can slid in and removed in seconds while still clicking into place seamlessly No masking needed this way... bonus!!! Next mods tonight include removing and reinstalling all control surfaces and folding up the lower fins on one model as well as extending the Arrest or hook and compressing one side of the rear landing gear to show it at the moment of trapping
  5. Wave 1/72 VF-4 lightning

    Wait until you see it chained down on the deck...
  6. Wave 1/72 VF-4 lightning

    More pics up in the work bench thread
  7. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    The Rattlers and Swordsmen vf4s have arrived!
  8. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    The seats the right scale, I've just leaned the tech forward so it's like he was punching in commands in the MFD. CAGs been bitching about someone wiping his BBC Concert program from the sound system, locking in Radio Hauraki instead, and replacing Bitching Bettys voice with his mothers. This tech drew the short straw in fixing their April Fools.... upgrades.
  9. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    I hate working with glass fibre. Did an x-wing game cruiser and after getting about 30 strands into place each side managed to drop a tool on it and break off half of them!
  10. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    A little madness in detailing on the WAVE VF4... air wing maintanence petty officer flicking through the Preflight Checks after a hard night in the hangar. Managed to get some convincing writing into the pages of the SOP folder.
  11. Wave 1/72 scale VF -4 lightning III

    photos are up in the original VF-4 thread
  12. Wave 1/72 scale VF -4 lightning III

    I'e built one and working on 2 more, that section goes together fine with a small line of tamiya limonene extra thin and some clamping while it sets. ONLY PUT THE GLUE ON THAT FRONT SECTION OF THE NACELLE THOUGH AND NOT INTO THE SNAP FIT HOLLOW RODS... I've discovered the plastic deforms in the snap fit rod from the cement and can show a dimple on the nacelle surface. That join then needs I tiny bit of putty on the tip under the gun only. As it's a flat bit it's super easy to do and sand smooth. To get the decals in the correct place just follow the page from the Master File - which I will scan and post into the other vf4 thread already going here - as Wave doesn't show much at all for placement. Some decals are also optional like the two versions of the beam gun warning arrows
  13. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    that's not the paint... that's the unreal resolution in the printing of these things
  14. Wave 1/72 scale VF -4 lightning III

    you need to glue and clamp that part, then the gap disappears