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Nice save!! Let the modifications continue!! B))

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28 minutes ago, 505thAirborne said:

Nice save!! Let the modifications continue!! B))

Yeah. He sure knows his craft. B))  :good:

 

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Thanks, still lot to do but I’m quite confident I’ll get it done. Busy weeks recently so progresses are very small.

I have been working on the concept for the new attachment of the legs and I am not able to find an answer to what looks like a simple question: is the VF-2ss supposed to have variable swept wings while in fighter mode?

I feel like the answer is yes looking at the eesign, but every image I found online shows the wing in a single position only...

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3 hours ago, 20max20 said:

Thanks, still lot to do but I’m quite confident I’ll get it done. Busy weeks recently so progresses are very small.

I have been working on the concept for the new attachment of the legs and I am not able to find an answer to what looks like a simple question: is the VF-2ss supposed to have variable swept wings while in fighter mode?

I feel like the answer is yes looking at the eesign, but every image I found online shows the wing in a single position only...

I'm not sure if the wings swept back in fighter mode like a regular VF-1's. But what I know is that the wing tilts a little bit upward in Gerwalk mode as per lineart which Evolution Toys did that HMR doesn't have.

 

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Well probably they are no variable wings in fighter mode then, so they could be used to add an additional connection point for the legs to secure them in place.

So I finally have been able to finalize the "rescue plan" of the wrapped chest piece. Working with BlueStuff has been very easy, I liked it, and worked very well with epoxy putty, just needed some time of sanding and the job was done. I also took the time to paint the pilot in a Roy fashion :ph34r:

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I also worked on the arms, adding some magnets that will connect with the body to lock them in place more securely. Mod not done finalized yet (needs some sanding and putty), I think about them as additional air intake/exhaust...

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Finally I had also time to work on the other VF-2ss to see if the concept works. Topline:

1 - Remove completely the plastic piece that makes the arms move from fighter to GW/BT mode, and instead use magnets to make them attach directly on the underside of the main body

2 - disconnect the legs from the metal swing bars, replace the leg connection with a ball joint housing (so snap on/off with the metal swing bars ball), and add magnets to make them attach to the main air intakes on the body (attachment points that will be sued for the arms in GW and BT mode)

The concept works and the fighter mode looks slimmer already (the dorsal booster needs to be modded to be sitting on the wings).

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With this mod, however, the arms end coming out too much from the back of the plane, and it doesn´t look as compact as with the current modification I did. See comparison, left old, right new:

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Not sure what I think about it, but they look cool together!

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Also, had some fun trying the Roy paint schemes I had in mind :)

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Both Mods look good from here, what a difference it makes when you put the legs in the proper position. I bought a  bunch of magnets a year ago to try the same Mod, but I was worried about taking the plastic apart and this was with the Silvie 2SS. 

I just got in yesterday the Faerie Squad 2SS, I must admit the plastic feels better than the Silvie IMO and having the matte finish looks better too. 

Looking forward to the next update! B))

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Agreed....just the leg mod alone makes a world of difference....looking forward to seeing the end result from all the mods....

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AmiAmi has the NEXX and FAERIE on sale for Y17820 and Y15910 respectively.

 

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1 hour ago, 20max20 said:

Small update while still working on the repositioning of the legs...

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Nice work!

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WOW!! That is looking really good. B))

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18 hours ago, 20max20 said:

Small update while still working on the repositioning of the legs...

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must admit this looks so much better, i think i'll have to buy one of my own and make a mod also...

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9 minutes ago, 20max20 said:

Thanks a lot guys! Some SAP love...

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Nice! :good: 

 

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Hi Guys,

thanks a lot! So I'm slowly wrapping up this project, hope to finish in the next couple of weeks, and I want to recap the mods done so if any other want to mod their ET VF-2ss there is a detailed reference. Included in the pics below also the original toy. I'm doing a Roy colour scheme with a DYRL vibe so not all the steps are needed.

I apologize for the long and heavy post, hope it is ok for the moderators.

1 - Head

Remove the small thrusters, fill with epoxy putty and recolor the face to give a slimmer profile.IMG_0843.thumb.JPG.feba2a99272da635d592f7c462aab3ad.JPGIMG_0845.thumb.JPG.14946c28293380398ebea6f3f0ef0681.JPGIMG_0846.thumb.JPG.3c50f8536140763811b2972867391100.JPG

2 - Backpack

made shorter removing also the central part (full section with the pegs is gone, also the inside needs to be partially removed to allow the backpack to be able to close for battroid mode). Tail re-shaped to match the profile of the head.IMG_0847.thumb.JPG.564bce2843fa9feb0da5a7dbf657c082.JPG

- Body

All sanded 1.5 mm to make it look slimmer, same for various pegs. The internal cover now sits over and not inside as before.

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- Lower  Leg

Added panel lines.

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- Arms and Shoulders

Completely new shoulder (based on Hasegawa battroid kit, the screw allows rotation) armor and the shoulder joint cutted down to minimum. Upper arm sanded more flat and filled with epoyz putty. Lower arm sanded in the front part (the one that is on the inside side in fighter mode) near the elbow to accomodate the backpack as they will sit higher close to the body. added magnets to lock to the body and around epoxy putty to make a more natural profile. Added macross screw for DYRL vibe.

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- Body part 2

massively redesigned connection piece body-arms to allow new position. Shoulder attaching point sanded and cutted to do not crush against the chest piece and body intakes.

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- Chest piece

Added panel lines, removed thrusters and filled with epoxy putty, shield made a 1 piece with epoxy putty, added macross screws.

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- Wings

Sanded to be flat and panel lines added.

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- Dorsal Boosters

Intake and exaust cutted to make them shorter. Connection piece cutted and reglued to be able to enter in the hole in the body (after the mod it is less wide) and have the boosters closed to the body. Added detail.

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- Leg Intake

Again, removed the thrusters and filled with epoxy putty, as well as other holes. Added details ad per lineartIMG_0860.thumb.JPG.db29555a2a6b7e4655dbb65810482812.JPGIMG_0861.thumb.JPG.d867f89e34a5d869d60617e7396fdcca.JPG.

That's all for now, tomorrow I should be able to post the nosecone.

Cheers!

 

 

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Very nice! Great job!

 

You see ET, did you see that ET, don't look away. Look at those pics, that's how awesome the vf-2ss could've been!

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WOW!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more!

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...continue...

- Vertical Stabilizer

Added panel line to be able to have a 2-colors color scheme

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- Gunpod

Attaching peg sanded down so that it cansecurely attach to the backpack while in figther mode

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- Nosecone

ventral fin removed, remaining gap filled with epoxy putty.Also here, removed the trusters, fill with epoxy putty and added macross screws. New panel lines and sides carved to be able to allocate red clear visors (from hasegawa yf-19 kit) as the vf-0s (i love the red visor). Epoxy putty also used to fill the back of the nosecone so minimal gap will be perceived against the heat shield while in figthermode. Pilot recoloured.

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that's all for now :)

cheers!

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Are you going to relocate/otherwise reintegrate the ventral fin, or is that going the way of the dodo?

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Hope some random Bandai employee happens to see these pics while web browsing and annoys the hell out of his boss to get a DX version made. Pipe dream, of course, but a man can dream! :)

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2 hours ago, Lolicon said:

Hope some random Bandai employee happens to see these pics while web browsing and annoys the hell out of his boss to get a DX version made. Pipe dream, of course, but a man can dream! :)

It's a beautiful dream, maybe someday a DX version will be a reality! B))

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Looking nice. :good: 

 

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Nice! I like the YF-19 style sensors you've added. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole thing put together.

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Thanks, it will take still some time to finalize the new body-intake pieces that allow the repositioning of the legs. In the meantime, I’ve nodded the other VF-2ss. Less time consuming but will be part-former. Detail to come, for now a preview...Max!

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5 hours ago, 20max20 said:

Thanks, it will take still some time to finalize the new body-intake pieces that allow the repositioning of the legs. In the meantime, I’ve nodded the other VF-2ss. Less time consuming but will be part-former. Detail to come, for now a preview...Max!

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I like the Skull Squadron version, I like this one even more. Can't wait to see this Max 2SS assembled in Fighter & Battroid! 

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...more details on the Roy mod.

 

- Chest Piece part 2

I forgot to mention, as the body was sanded down 1.5 mm, also the chest piece is sanded down:

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- Body part 3

added magnets to connect better the arms in fighter mode

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- Nosecone part 2

added magnets that will connect with the moovable ventral fin

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and now the last set of mods regarding the repositionin of the legs and in general the under part of the front of the fighter.

First of all, thanks a lot @Xigfrid that helped me out with the 3D design of the new pieces, really great member of the forum with true passion for macross stuff!

- Leg joint

The housing for the metal bar needs to be modified to allow a good range of movement so that the legs can be positioned parallel (by removing a part of the housing for the ball joint) and separate (by enlarging the opening in the leg intake part so) from the body.

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- New ventral fin system

a) New fin (based on gundam build parts - wings) crafted with a T shaped pin that allows it to move along a opening and incorporated magnets to lock to the nosecone in fighter mode

b) New 3D printed piece cointaining i) the opening to funcion as a rail for the fin and ii) the round holes to fix one side of the tubes for the new leg transformation system

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pics in fighter and battroid mode positions

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- NEW INTAKES

this is the key part of the mod, withouth @Xigfrid it wouldn't have been possible to make it! new 3D printed air intakes that can open and allow the metal bar to be positioned inside them, not under. Some pictures:

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the new pieces are also thiker (with a bigger intake) than the original, so the shoulders will look less "pending under the body" and instead more integrated in the design in fighter mode

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a summary of the building sequence:

1) add the tubes (leg attachment will be periscopic)

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2) insert the legs  and block them with the fin system piece

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3) attach the main piece of the new intake and then the closure

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upside down front view of how it should look

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what do you think?

 

slowly and carefully assembling the all thing now checking that all is ok, next update complete pictures!

Cheers, 

Max

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It's not even finished. What garbage. 0/10

:p

This really went above and beyond once the 3D-printing came into the picture. Kudos and good job.

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