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Everything posted by NZEOD

  1. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    I'l buy your wheels if you do. My two have been.... fun to set up on the carrier decks
  2. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Wheels up or down?
  3. Issues with Hasegawa VF1 35th Anniversary

    Narrowed the colours down to bright blue h5 and white h1. Now to work out the ratios
  4. Was about to test out the new canopy masks on a 35th anniversary VF-1 when i discovered in the instructions its claiming the blue body and canopy colour is made from 60% Clear Green and 40% Clear Red.... ahhhhh no... no that just makes a mess of a colour similar to baby puke. Anyone have a clue what the blue actually SHOULD be?
  5. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Also found 1/72 tiedown chains and cambuckles!
  6. VF-1EA Howler Calling this one completed. May add a bit more weathering to the deck surface and replace the pilots arm that I've just noticed is missing! Awaiting a custom case for it now. Meantime it adorns the wall awaiting the completion of another deck scene to go with it. A VF-0 at the moment of a hard arrested landing on a pitching deck. The model is a Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1D converted into a VF-1EA (Electronic Attack) Howler variant with corrected legs, painted in a mix of Alclad II Lacquers, Model Master Acrylics, Tamiya Acrylics and Citadel paints for the figures and pilots. Panel lining is a mix of Ammo and Florys. Clear coats as as follows: 1 Alclad Aqua gloss for the pre decal layer, 1 Aqua gloss for the pre panel line layer, 1 Alclad Matt lacquer final layer. The canopy was sanded and polished with Tamiya course and fine compound then dipped in Future. The Unit is VAQ-135 "The Black Ravens" - A Current E/A-18G Growler unit. The aircraft is 520 the CAG bird. The Decals are a mix of the stock 1/72 VF-1D, E/A-18G, VF-0A and Ghost decals and some Gundam Warning labels in 1/144 and 1/100. I've replaced the Gunpod with a Low Band ALQ-99 ECM pod The wings carry a Harpoon, AQL-99 High band pod and 3 self defence missiles each. Half the VF-1D photo etch set has been used. The Deck is from the Italeri 1/72 Flight Deck set (I have 4 of them - ES-11B Cats Eye is coming) The Cat crew are from Shapeways with one of the Green shirts hooking up the VF to the Cat shoe from the Fujima Flight Deck set. The Cat shoe is a piece of sprue I sanded into a square beam then shaped. The Hold Back bar is a piece of unused landing gear with 3 layers of 1 and 2mm heatshrink fitted. Pilots heads have been turned for a better effect. Canopy was set open using a small bracket set above the rear seat and held in place with a mix of white glue and UV Cure resin. On deck we have 3 officers/Chief Petty officers in khaki pants and the Blues are enlisted ranks. The red shirt is my old trade, EOD and Ordnance. The scene depicts a Ready 5 situation where by the aircraft is set on 5 minutes notice to move and is the worst time for all as they have to "Hurry up and wait" as they sit, maybe for hours, on the catapult awaiting the signal to go if needed. Meantime they all sit and wait and talk and joke and double check everything.
  7. Valkyrie Canopy Masks - 1/72 and 1/48 sets are ready!

    Sorry team. Was testing these but have quit modelling for the last 6 weeks plus after my daughter got hit on her motorbike and hospitalised. Back in the game now. Sorry to let you all down by not completing the testing in time
  8. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    Reedoak figures... a new high detail source of alternate pose 1/72 deck crew
  9. Hasegawa replacement decals in the US?

    I have spares
  10. Wave 1/72 Destroid re-issue

    Can you flick up a photo of the zents?
  11. Issues with Hasegawa VF1 35th Anniversary

    maybe they stumbled across the trailer for Season 5 Part 2 of Vikings and as Largetha looks to be in the shite... their brain when into zombie mode in an attempt to save their sanity
  12. Issues with Hasegawa VF1 35th Anniversary

    Nice to know. The English says clear red and clear green. Oh well an excuse to go for a hoon into the city on the Aprilia to get the paint
  13. Issues with Hasegawa VF1 35th Anniversary

    hmmm on further research I think its a mix of Mr Hobby H35 Cobalt Blue and Mr Hobby H25 Blue... their translator failed us team.
  14. Valkyrie Canopy Masks - 1/72 and 1/48 sets are ready!

    1/72 vf-1 results up in a day or two. Packaging looks very classy.
  15. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Noise is where his code for the flicking isn't predicable... his engines flicker in intensity and also colour... so it looks like real flame and not an LED.
  16. Wave 1/72 Destroid re-issue

    The wave kits are Brilliant! They fit together well. are even able to be slapped together glue free, have plenty of room for electronics if you wish, full articulation for posing and virtually all seams are hidden.
  17. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    that's Will Vales Viper from here in NZ. He used an Adruino board to do the lighting with his own coding for the "noise" that makes the engines flicker so believably. Unfortunately he wont share the coding with ANYONE.
  18. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Ahhhh... what is it?
  19. Diorama 1/72 VF-1EA Howler on Ready 5

    naaaa I'll do it right. Besides everything I've had from there has been pretty good... so far...
  20. Need Help With VF-1 Valkyrie Identification Please

    hmmmm... a genuine Seal Clubber....
  21. Wave 1/72 VF-4 lightning

    VF-3000, VF-5000, VF-9 Cutlass...
  22. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Yep... seemed like a good idea at the time
  23. Need Help With VF-1 Valkyrie Identification Please

    As of 2am last night... 10 vf models in various stages... just started a VF-1D Strike Pack (Dual Beam Cannon Packs) of SVFA-69 Seal Clubbers of ARMD-03 Enterprise
  24. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

  25. Valkyrie Canopy Masks - 1/72 and 1/48 sets are ready!

    hmmmm its a pretty simple mod to make the feet slip in after painting so not sure they are required. Maybe a mask to go around the front upper intakes though.