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I am in the process of building the 1/72 armored batteroid, you know the resin kit that you usee with the Hasegawa kit?? Anyway I am looking at this kit and I am loving how beefy and tannk-like the VF looks with all this armor on...but then, you look at that little GU-11, and it just really looks so plain a little next to all that armor. So I was thinking of beefing up the gun, maybe adding some sensor greebles, maybe scratch building a launcher that mounts to the bottom, I am thinking of the grenade launcher that mounts to the bottom of a M-4 or M-16 something along those lines.

I know it is not cannon but I thin it would look pretty cool...what do you all think?

Ashton

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Eh... its already got enough missiles. An anti-armor bayonette would be cool ala Macross plus. Also you could attempt to make it a reloadable variant. That would likely entail the top part of the rifle being a detatchable clip, so beefing it up.

Personally I've just added an extra VF-11 gunpod I had to a VF-1. I thought it reflected the 2020 time period I wanted my fighter to be in.

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Eh... its already got enough missiles. An anti-armor bayonette would be cool ala Macross plus. Also you could attempt to make it a reloadable variant. That would likely entail the top part of the rifle being a detatchable clip, so beefing it up.

Personally I've just added an extra VF-11 gunpod I had to a VF-1. I thought it reflected the 2020 time period I wanted my fighter to be in.

why not all 3!! lol :)

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I am in the process of building the 1/72 armored batteroid, you know the resin kit that you usee with the Hasegawa kit?? Anyway I am looking at this kit and I am loving how beefy and tannk-like the VF looks with all this armor on...but then, you look at that little GU-11, and it just really looks so plain a little next to all that armor. So I was thinking of beefing up the gun, maybe adding some sensor greebles, maybe scratch building a launcher that mounts to the bottom, I am thinking of the grenade launcher that mounts to the bottom of a M-4 or M-16 something along those lines.

I know it is not cannon but I thin it would look pretty cool...what do you all think?

Ashton

How about adding an additional barrel and receiver on top and maybe even some optics. It could be a piggy back long range “sniper” armor piercing setup for taking out bad guys from a Looooooooookg way away. That would certainly “beef up” the gun pod. You could eve add a 10-20 round magazine to it so it’s complete.

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I am in the process of building the 1/72 armored batteroid, you know the resin kit that you usee with the Hasegawa kit?? Anyway I am looking at this kit and I am loving how beefy and tannk-like the VF looks with all this armor on...but then, you look at that little GU-11, and it just really looks so plain a little next to all that armor. So I was thinking of beefing up the gun, maybe adding some sensor greebles, maybe scratch building a launcher that mounts to the bottom, I am thinking of the grenade launcher that mounts to the bottom of a M-4 or M-16 something along those lines.

I know it is not cannon but I thin it would look pretty cool...what do you all think?

Ashton

it doesnt matter if its cannon or not, if it looks cool and you want to do it, then do it ^_^

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How about adding an additional barrel and receiver on top and maybe even some optics. It could be a piggy back long range “sniper” armor piercing setup for taking out bad guys from a Looooooooookg way away. That would certainly “beef up” the gun pod. You could eve add a 10-20 round magazine to it so it’s complete.

Yeah, I actually built a little mock launcher and it didnt look right mounted on the GU-11, so I began to rethink my idea and was thinking of something along the sasme lines as what you ahve described. The one problem I forsee is making it look a little "gundam-ish" so I will mock something up again and we will see how it goes....

Ashton

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