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Finally finished a Macross kit: Wave VF-0S

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This is my 12th finished kit overall and the first Macross one.

Apologies for the crummy photos, I realized I don't really know how to take good ones. I'll post some outdoor photos eventually, but they're not promising direct sunlight for a few days over here.

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Would love some comments before I move on to the fancy Hasegawa kits. Or any other project for that matter. I have obscenly little experience painting and could use all the advice in the world :D

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Nice...I really need to get back to my Hasegawa VF-0B.

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Very nice. If you're after some advice, I would tone back the black linework in future to a light grey for a more realistic look, but if you're going for more of an anime look, this is fine.

In anycase, great work, and I look forward to seeing more projects from you!

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Thank you for all the comments!

I do plan to do the Hasegawa kits a bit more subtly, hopefully.

Any more comments/criticism/advice? Anything that's overdone? Underdone? Anything that stands out or doesn't fit? Would love more feedback.

Tried taking some pictures in the sunlight:

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A tip on taking photos outside - Try not to take pics against the sun. Generally it's best to get the sun behind you so that it brings everything into view.

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Do you use any photo editing software? I did this in about 5 seconds using Photoscape.

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Thanks for the comments!

Against the sun was kinda hoping for a cool shot. I tried right out of the sun at first but that wasn't as cool as I expected.. The sun off to the side was a bit better. Putting the sun behind me would put an ugly building behind the model and not the pretty skies.

As far as photo editing, I didn't do anything because I'm not really sure where the line of TOO MUCH lies. How do you hit the zone of fixing if there's anything inadequate in the raw image without going into making it look better than the real thing is?

I'll probably fiddle more with photography in the future.

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Looks great man, I always wondered how the Wave kit stacked up against the Hase'.

I have the Hase' built as an "A", maybe after the Armoured "S" I have i'll give the Wave kit a go.

Nice work on the panel lining, as long as it is neat and doesn't bleed into the surrounding paint work then I think it's nice. I think grey might have been a decent choice, but ultimately black looks better because of the stark contrast already provided by the scheme in question. Maybe on a lo-viz scheme like the "A" I would try for a medium to dark grey panel line ink/wash.

I don't see any evidence of mould seams or part separation lines, so good job on conquering those before paint. That is such an important part of modelling that some do not pay enough attention too. Going over a seam 2 or 3 times is absolutely worth it when you get paint on it and it looks like it was never there.

Excellent job on the feet. the gradation is nice and smooth, and I bet looks killer in person. The photography might be accentuating that tone difference a bit, but I run into that all the time with digital photos and I think that is where Jefuemon's advice will pay off for you.

Cheers from 2 hrs west down the 401. :)

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Great work, Bounty Hunter!

I love the building and painting work, maybe the weathering is not perfect.

Let allow me to describe you what I usually do: after completing the painting, I spray by airbrush a transparent clear (the same I suppose you used for the decal) in order to protect the below colors. I make the weathering work (panel lines included) using oil colors. I don’t like black or dark gray, I prefer mix the Bruno Van Dyck (a very dark brown) with a bit of black. This mix has to be thinned and, after that, you can put it on the model only on the spots where it is necessary. If you exaggerate the quantity or the mix comes outside the area involved, you can easily delete it using a clean brush wet with thinner.

I hope what above is understandable, it is not easy for me to explain in English language. Of course, that is what I do, it isn’t necessarily the best. Other modellers work differently and better. You only have to try and I find your way.

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