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1/35 VF-1X+ Scratchbuild

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So yeah... VF-1x in 1/35!

I'm building it based on an average between the DYRL? line art, Master File line art, & Hasegawa kits.

Let's see where it goes.

So far, we have the pilot & seat.

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1/35 scale reference drawings. Had to adjust a few times, but I've decided to stick to official dimensions. The pilot will have to get used to the tight space.

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Awesome! This definitely needed its own thread. Glad to see you starting it here on its own. This will be very impressive!

So you're scratch building the Valkyrie?

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Completely by-hand scratch build? Or are you printing a few parts as well? Either way, good luck and godspeed.

Also, transformable or fighter mode only?

Also also, it doesn't seem like the 1X is different in overall appearance from the original design. Were all upgrades limited to only materials/internal components?

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Awesome! This definitely needed its own thread. Glad to see you starting it here on its own. This will be very impressive!

So you're scratch building the Valkyrie?

I hope it meets expectations when it's done! :ph34r:

Yup, gonna make it exist out of thin air! :lol:

Completely by-hand scratch build? Or are you printing a few parts as well? Either way, good luck and godspeed.

Also, transformable or fighter mode only?

Also also, it doesn't seem like the 1X is different in overall appearance from the original design. Were all upgrades limited to only materials/internal components?

I was thinking a combination of both. I got access to a printer, so might as well use it on this project!

There's a slight chance of a possibility that I maybe probably most likely considered transformation.

We'll see if I'm smart enough to pull it off. :p

Yup, there's no apparent physical difference with the 1x Plus. I'm calling it a 1x Plus because I haven't decided on which head I'll build for it, plus a couple of extra features.

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There's a slight chance of a possibility that I maybe probably most likely considered transformation.

We'll see if I'm smart enough to pull it off. :p

Lol you're starting to sound like me.... :blink:

be careful of that, trust me :ph34r::p

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Can't wait to see where this goes.

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Lol you're starting to sound like me.... :blink:

be careful of that, trust me :ph34r::p

:lol: I built something a while back, that took its hilarious & frightening toll. After such a project, you start to really consider the implications of committing to a super complex build. :p

Can't wait to see where this goes.

Same here! I hope it's not a flaming wreck at the end. :ph34r:

This sounds amazing, good luck!

Amazingly complicated! :lol: Thanks!

New drawing! Added the gunpod to the drawing (because I forgot!).

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Got some of the support structures & instrument panel housing done.

The arm rests need a little bit of shortening, but for now, gotta focus on adding assemblies.

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So far, looks like everything still fits.

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Nice, so you are doing this all by hand, no 3D modeling at all?

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Nice, so you are doing this all by hand, no 3D modeling at all?

Thanks! I'll 3D model & print parts too, most likely the areas that need greater precision or strength - the landing gear are definitely on the list.

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The main console now has space for the instrument panel. I'm planning to make the center screen a clear part. Also, foot pedal detail!

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Also started building the landing gear bay & doors. Even at this scale, these parts are tiny!

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We have an instrument panel! (with clear screen!) - still haven't removed the backing paper.

The display decal will go behind the screen.

Also adjusted the arm rests to make room for the flight stick & throttle.

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It's a little messy for now, but we can call it progress. :lol:

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The landing gear bay doors work now, but the camera batteries died before I could take pics.

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Very exciting! Also curious about the materials used so far.

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Very exciting! Also curious about the materials used so far.

The build's using pretty much every material known to mortal modelers - Styrene, PVC/Sintra, Plexiglass/acrylic, paperclips, etc. and eventually, 3D printing.

And door pics!

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well that's just plain bad ass right there. :D

Thanks! I just hope it meets expectations when it's done. :lol:

I may have to adjust a few more things to the cockpit tub assembly, but it's looking good so far.

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We're beginning to get a sense of scale for this project.

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EDIT:

Some more adjustments.

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Now THAT'S a tub!!!

Looking forward to seeing how this unfolds... :)

Thanks! I aim to please(and as much accuracy as possible). :lol:

I think we can call that a weekend.

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That is coming along great! I wondered what happened to this project. - MT

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That is coming along great! I wondered what happened to this project. - MT

Thanks! Really slow, but steady progress - I think 1/3 of the difficult geometry's done (nose/tub, canopy, heat shield).

I guess it'll be the remaining 80% for the next few updates. :)

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Chest plate!

I still have to figure out which panel lines to keep - there's almost 4 sets of line art on the left chest segment.

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Is this thing going to transform?

Good question. Maybe? It could, in theory. Let's see if I'm smart enough to pull it off. :lol:

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¡Que impresionante!

Thanks!

Separated the air brake panel & started with a piece of the back section.

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Air brake vent detail. I think they're oriented in the correct direction(?).

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This is turning out great! Don't be afraid to vacu-form stuff. It might make some parts easier to do believe it or not. - MT

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This is turning out great! Don't be afraid to vacu-form stuff. It might make some parts easier to do believe it or not. - MT

Thanks! The canopy's definitely scheduled for vacuuforming, the buck is next on the build list.

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3D printed circle verniers!

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It's a "circle vernier sticker sheet"!

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These will work as place-holders for now. They still need a couple of adjustments.

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you sir are a walking 3D printer! keep us updated with your georgous work!

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Ermahgert!

This is awesome!

Thanks!

you sir are a walking 3D printer! keep us updated with your georgous work!

Thanks! I'll update as regularly as possible until it's finished! :D

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Got started on the basic shape of the canopy buck.

And then, I'll have to offset for the clear material's thickness.

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*Crosses fingers & hopes the vacuuforming ritual will work! :lol:

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That's looking great! - MT

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