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i started this back in 2011, but i got sidetracked in to various other projects!

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i simply love the design of this fighter, but this model not so much...yet.

if bandai's 1/55 VF-1 was a chuncky monkey, this model is a flying Burger!!

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the only thing on this that is scale 1/100 or closest to, is the plane itself.

the rest is way out of scale, well thats how it looks to me.

i decided to rework it all to make it look like the linedrawings...

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as much as i like to make it look like this!

it wont be possible in this scale with transformation

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first up was the back thruster parts, hollowed them out to make room for actual thrusters

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but when i revisited them i decided they where still to thick/big, so i made them thinner.

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more to come soon.... need to take some updated picture of the parts as they are now...

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Back when i first got the kit, one of the first things i noticed was the Gunpods.

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the upper gun is a Heavy Rail Gun

and the lower is a Medium Rail Gun

o_O nani?!

the lower Gun would'nt even fit inside the storage space inside the left arm

thats how big it is!

you can kinda guess what i did next......modify modify!

i made the Heavy Rail Gun slightly bigger and meaner looking...

and made the Medium Rail Gun Smaller! and collapsible!

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Heres they are compared to the unmodified onces:

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and lastly as collapsed.

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to show the difference between original and my reworked!

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now the nose took me along time to make (below)

i couldn't quite place what made the nose look so off, then just recently it occured to me what was wrong...

it wasnt thick enough.... so i made it look more whole and its still able to slide in under the chest plate.

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ill upload pictures of individual parts later!

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Wow! That looks worlds away from what it started out as!

Fabulous work there.

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Very nice! I love the base VF-2SS design (minus the SAP). What's the nose made from? Polyester putty or epoxy putty?

would you believe me if i said i used paper for modifying the nose? ;)

Wait, you're 100% remaking this???

well yea :rolleyes:

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as i promised earlier heres some more pics of the parts separately, more or less!

first some early progress pics anno 2011

female pilot and cockpit interior

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and the separate parts

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female pilot painted.

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I suppose I have to wonder why Bandai couldn't make their model as well as yours? Everything about your proportions are better.

age of kit and anime magic.

I wonder though if we will ever get a modern CAD design toy or model

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  • 4 weeks later...

A little update!
Have made some progress on the side launchers
More details and almost ready to be painted..

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Begun painting on some of the other parts not weathered yet...
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Macross II gets a bum rap by some, but I've always loved that design. Awesome job on the upgrades and showing again what can be done with paper!-MT

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All I know of Macross II was that it was made without Dza Biggu Froating Head's involvement, and he's apparently still sore about it--never watched the anime, or even read the synopsis. The only thing that matters to me is that the VF-2SS is a gorgeous Valk, and you did an amazing job on what seems to be a rather wonky kit.

Can't wait to see it all completed!

P.S., I wonder if we'll ever see an updated kit or toy of the VF-2SS.

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All I know of Macross II was that it was made without Dza Biggu Froating Head's involvement, and he's apparently still sore about it--never watched the anime, or even read the synopsis. The only thing that matters to me is that the VF-2SS is a gorgeous Valk, and you did an amazing job on what seems to be a rather wonky kit.

Can't wait to see it all completed!

P.S., I wonder if we'll ever see an updated kit or toy of the VF-2SS.

I don't know if he is sore about it, but "officially" he has stated he has never seen it. I am doubtful about that, but that is my opinion.

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Congrats! It looks Like what? 100% better then the Evo Toys one XD! Really like how you got the proportions to look this amazing! Now i kinda want pick up this kit just to toy around with it!

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Wow... she looks great!

a vast improvement over the basic kit!!

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And the greatest Vf-2SS award goes to Nyankodevice. I know it's a Bandai mod but you made it work better than it appears they've even been able to do with the new Hi-Metal version they've shown off.

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And the greatest Vf-2SS award goes to Nyankodevice. I know it's a Bandai mod but you made it work better than it appears they've even been able to do with the new Hi-Metal version they've shown off.

wait what.... the VF-2SS... :ph34r:

show me!

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