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Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1D Super Valkyrie Minmay Guard FINALLY Done

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I started posting my work in progress here in 2011 but I can't even find it any more...

I'm going to bring it Macross World Con and hopefully get it signed!

I finally finished it after 2 years of on and off work:

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Follow the link to a bunch of pictures...

http://funakatown.co...d-minmay-guard/

At the bottom of that page is a link to the full WIP.

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That is supremely awesome.

One day I will finish mine - I've had 2 on the go for about the same time you've taken on yours! Maybe this will inspire me to continue.

The masking is very nicely done, as well as the overall colour palette. Not so keen on the grey roundels underneath the cockpit, a minor nitpick really when the rest is so fantastic.

Looks like you used one of the photoetch kits - can I ask which one?

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That is supremely awesome.

One day I will finish mine - I've had 2 on the go for about the same time you've taken on yours! Maybe this will inspire me to continue.

The masking is very nicely done, as well as the overall colour palette. Not so keen on the grey roundels underneath the cockpit, a minor nitpick really when the rest is so fantastic.

Looks like you used one of the photoetch kits - can I ask which one?

I went with the grey roundels because I thought the red would be too harsh against the relatively pale blue of the color scheme. Unfortunately they do get kind of lost.

I used pieces from both the PE that comes with the VF-1D and the separate Hasegawa aftermarket set. Both sets are different and have parts that the other one doesn't have. In the middle of the build I picked up a Jasmine set but I'm saving that for a future build.

Thanks for the feedback!

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Excellent, one of the best minmay guards fighters I´ve seen.

One question, where can we vuy those 1/72 decals? I can´t find them.

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I love Minmay Guards, and definitively I'll build one some day... and your model is a great inspiration! Congratulations, the result is outstanding, all looks perfect.

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I'm almost speechless, truly a work of art!

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That looks awesome!!! If you get it signed you'll have a primo combo! Just curious, drop tanks on there? - MT

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Gorgeous work! I stumbled across this model last week on a modeling blog. I can see why it took so long to complete. Thanks for sharing. B))

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Gorgeous work! I stumbled across this model last week on a modeling blog. I can see why it took so long to complete. Thanks for sharing. B))

Can you share a link?

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I saw it in person! That is just phenomenal work! I was really impressed with the quality of the custom decals. Definitely inspires me to get to work on my kits.

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The Minmay Guard theme never gets old. Awesome work, Funaka. Getting it signed by Nakajima-san herself is the icing on the cake!

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