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  1. Would You Buy A Repop Of Gerard-Norbert (N-GER)?

    As of yesterday we are the new owners of this Stasis Chamber cunningly disguised as an old Smooth-On box. Guess who is resting inside? - Brett
  2. Just like the title says. Would you buy a repop? Well you'll get your chance later this year but right now we are just gauging interest. Cheers, Brett
  3. Do I know Anyone in Fort Walton Beach Florida?

    I'll be in town for a few weeks (up from Australia) and wondered if any modelling types might be around who want to say G'day? Cheers, Brett
  4. RTKF 1/72 "Legult" Build Ups

    G'day plastic hackers and resin bashers! Man am I glad to be back and I thought I would share this commission build for one of the board members. But a quick history on the kit first. About 10 years ago Captain America sculpted his first Tactical pod complete with interior. It was a thing of beaty and blew away the old Imai/Bandai plastic kit which was prett scarce at the time (as well as scaling out at around 1/100 if I remember correctly). With the first run sold out the good Captain went on to produce the rest of the line up with several reissues over time. In late 2015 I negotiated with the Captain to buy a number of Patterns, with the "Legults" being one of them. We have been working on reissuing them this year and are currently waiting on decals before we can ship everything out. The Build: This particular kit is being traded away in a deal to a toy collector as an assembled and painted example ready for display. I have already completed cleanup of the parts so that I could take some imagery for the new instructions I am compiling and tacked it together enough to get some photos. Here is what it looked like when I started today: And here is what is looked like a few minutes later: I'll be going back and fixing up a few blemished and getting it all in primer of the next couple of day so keep your eyes peeled Cheers until next time, Brett T
  5. RTKF 1/72 "Legult" Build Ups

    Thanks Cap! Hopefully the concrete slabs wont I will be able to use them. Here is the state of the base to date: - Brett
  6. Valkyrie Canopy Masks - 1/72 and 1/48 sets are ready!

    Ha ha too late. It's my standard policy anyway - enjoy! - Brett
  7. G'day lads, just thought I'd pop in and let you guys know that we are are looking at producing a line of canopy masks for the Hasegawa 1/72 and 1/48 Valks (at least to start with). Personally I could never get those decals they give you work without looking like a huge mess, so I always masked and painted by canopies which is a huge PITA. While prototyping I can say that masking up now only takes a few minutes before you're back in action. Anyway let me know if you are interested or if you have any input/suggestions or goo and bad experience with canopy masking sets. EDIT: These are starting to become available now so I'll list details here in the first post so they are easy to find. So far we have the following sets available (or will be soon): 1/48 scale VF-1A/J/S DYRL(Hasegawa canopy part N -1) - AUD$7.50 each. 1/72 scale VF-1A/J/S (Hasegawa) - AUD$5.00 each. All orders include postage within Australia. International orders add a flat AUD $3.00 for postage. I can be PM'd here or via email here. Cheers, Brett
  8. Do I know Anyone in Fort Walton Beach Florida?

    Yep. Have been a maintainer for nearly 20 years (how time flies). Too bad about missing out. But if things change you can always give it another try s there is no age limit - Brett
  9. Valkyrie Canopy Masks - 1/72 and 1/48 sets are ready!

    Thanks arbit! Was that via ebay a few days ago? If so they have been sent and I will refund some of the excess postage as well when I get back home. -Brett
  10. Do I know Anyone in Fort Walton Beach Florida?

    Thanks ivorysniper! I'll keep that in mind for our weekends off. I have been pretty lucky to have been chosen for the F35 team to bring the new jet into RAAF service - Brett - Brett
  11. RTKF 1/72 "Legult" Build Ups

    Thanks MT. Just a little more progress on this one. Plus I started messing around with concrete slabs for the base. - Brett
  12. RC-4E Rabbit Interest Thread

    It certainly is and not just in 1/72 scale. You can get this in 1/144, 1/100, 1/60 etc. Hit up Exo on his Plastic Cretins FaceBook page or via email: orders@plasticcretins.com - Brett
  13. RTKF 1/72 "Legult" Build Ups

    Thanks Arbit. I have been using the Rinaldi Studio SM.03 book as a guide: Some more progress on weathering. And I am in the process of getting these decals printed: Cheers, Brett
  14. RTKF 1/72 "Legult" Build Ups

    Its been awhile between posts. I had a peeled paint issue on the main pod which required a full strip and repaint. Combined with a work trip away and picking up a bug at the airport and my modelling time was shot to pieces. But the build is back on track and tonight I started the weathering. - Brett
  15. Where Can I Get Decals Made?

    I use DEK L's run by Derek Lee. Rates are quite reasonable if you have your art ready to go and he will create "whites" for you if you have yellow or white decals. The whites are a separate decal to go under the lighter colours to make them brighter. I really rate them as the decals are super thin as I have seen the carrier film disappear under a light coat of matt clear. The only thing you have to remember is that they are printed upside down, which can work in your favour as you don't have to slide the backing out from under the decals. Just place it face down and slide the backing off - simples! If you are interested derek can be contacted on: sales@dekls.com.au - Brett
  16. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    I always cut, file and sand wet. I use a sink or shallow tray and use raxor saws to cut off the large pour stubs, a bastard file to get close to the part and finish with jewelers files and wet and dry abrasive paper. That way all the nasty resin dust is trapped and you can't breath it in. Just use a bit of WD40 on your tools after so they don't rust. -Brett
  17. Would You Buy A Repop Of Gerard-Norbert (N-GER)?

    The kits will ship with decals for sure. A pilot will probably be available as an optional extra for those that want one. And if we go down the pre order path the pilot will likely be the bonus. Don't forget that Zentreadi infantry and officer figures are available from Mike Salzo, so drop him a pm if you are interested. -Brett
  18. Motorized 1/72 VF-1 Ranger and Launch Arm Completed

    This build is great! It has everything - lighting, moving bits and a great finish. Congrats dude -Brett
  19. Valkyrie Canopy Masks - 1/72 and 1/48 sets are ready!

    1/72 sets are out! - Brett
  20. Wave 1/72 VF-4 lightning

    But that was Bandai. Wave's engineering is a little less... good.
  21. Max Factory 1/20(!) VF-1S/A Hikaru

    Yep and it breaks my heart to have to bail on this one. I just can't justify that sort of money when I can get a good looking VF-1 Gerwalk for a fraction of the cost elsewhere. I had been looking forward to getting this since it came out too. -Brett
  22. 1/350 Yeti/Neptune bug eye kit

    Mike are you eyeballing this engine bell rivets? Or is there some sort of indexing tool used? Either way the extra details look sharp! - Brett
  23. Max Factory 1/20(!) VF-1S/A Hikaru

    That Prime 1 VF-1J is ridiculous Woah that's gonna be a stretch
  24. Max Factory 1/20(!) VF-1S/A Hikaru

    I hope not! I think they will struggle to move a model kit (even one this awesome) for $1K. I am keen as mustard for this but I'm not throwing a thousand bucks at it.
  25. Valkyrie Canopy Masks - 1/72 and 1/48 sets are ready!

    Well some are available already! BTW new artwork for the 72 scale version: - Brett