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  1. It's shockingly difficult to find a large version of the (color) image I am thinking of. I am pretty sure the one here is also in the DYRL movie program, which I can dig out and scan it if it is helpful for you.
  2. VF-0 work. I'm not awfully concerned about making this one perfect… rather, I'm using it to improve my skills before I build the "priceless" kits.
  3. There is some debate. Here are a couple of threads that I referred to when I built my Hasegawa VF-1 Battroid recently. (Also, I referred to the Hasegawa VF-0 instructions.) http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/index.php?showtopic=8832&p=160300 http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/index.php?showtopic=14219&p=278720 Pics of my build are here http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/index.php?showtopic=35953&p=1228031 — my arrangement agrees with the pictures you posted above.
  4. It is common on gunpods starting with Macross Zero, but was not depicted that way in the TV series or DYRL (no gunpod markings were ever shown on screen).
  5. I was working on a Lancer (mine is 1/72) also during my holiday break. The fit on the parts was not super great, but I think it will be nice when finished.
  6. Catching up after being away for a while… I had to check back in the history of this thread because I wasn't sure this was still a paper model project! It's really amazing, and I'd never think it was made of paper after looking at the photos. I'm curious to know how it holds its weight and whether or not it is very fragile? I'd imagine it would be easy to accidentally buckle the shape if you held it in the wrong place. Is there a lot of internal bracing necessary? How much does the model weigh right now? How much did the paper craft book weigh before you started the model? It would be interesting to know the ratio of paper to other materials. Thanks for sharing the details of this build! It's really great.
  7. Yes, it's to make it look more like the TV show. The top of page 88 says approximately: Because this kit is the movie version of the VF-1, its nose is long compared to the TV version. In order to correct this, you need to cut the tip and adjust the shape. It's technical work, but you should try it because you can make a big impression just by adjusting the length of the nose.
  8. Nice wheels, I agree they are an improvement.
  9. ce25254

    SDF 1:700

    Are you keeping track of the cost of filament and other materials?
  10. I've added my pin. There is no way I can really keep up with this forum and I just noticed this topic. I have been a member since the old forum but only post from time to time as my interest waxes and wanes. I first encountered Macross with the first issue of Comico "Macross" (the next issue was Robotech) and various other anime books at my local comic shop in Illinois in the '80s. I stoked my interest by ordering model kits, books, and bootleg tapes from far away… and not much has changed in, uh, over 30 years. I lived and worked in Japan for a while and have family connections there now. My sons also build models. They prefer Gundam, but they respect Macross.
  11. Thanks. I was so eager to get some pictures up that I rushed these a little bit and I'm not super happy with the depth of field (too shallow I think). I'm really inspired by pictures like those in the VF Modeling Manual or this http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/index.php?showtopic=39983&p=1076104 that look like the model is part of real life. I think with my photos above the shots from below are the ones that look the most realistic. Maybe if the weather cooperates I'll try to take a few more.
  12. I watched the series with my 10-year old… after a few episodes he was singing the theme song around the house. Since he's used to watching better-produced shows, though, it was a little hard to hold his interest at times. Overall we really enjoyed it and have a good memory of seeing it together, but the animation quality is so uneven. And man, Hikaru is such an idiot.
  13. Don't worry, I made all kinds of mistakes on the battroid that I just finished, including many of the ones you mention. Also including: melting a detail part with spilled liquid glue, letting CA run up into the leg and freezing it. But the result actually looks decent IMO. You may yet be able to make something of this test kit!
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