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Well, I've been meaning to build a Macross model, so here I go.  Haven't build something from the macros Universe in something like 30 years.  This particular model didn't come with instructions and what I was able to print off is all in Japanese, so I am going slow as I try to figure out how the build should come along. 

Enjoy everyone.

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Hm... Interesting. Was this part of the transformable kits from back in the day (not Bandai's new 2011?-ish one), or is this a fixed fighter mode kit? Either way, vintage kits are always exciting. Can't wait to see how this goes. Good job so far. :)

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27 minutes ago, kajnrig said:

Hm... Interesting. Was this part of the transformable kits from back in the day (not Bandai's new 2011?-ish one), or is this a fixed fighter mode kit? Either way, vintage kits are always exciting. Can't wait to see how this goes. Good job so far. :)

I used to have one of this before -- Hikaru VF-1S. It's a fixed mode kit though the legs have articulation.

 

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This is shaping up to be an interesting build.  Since I had to find the instructions online, it has been challenge to build.  Escpecially since I am going to paint this in a different type of paint scheme.   Thinking of doing this one in a Have Glass V paint scheme.  Go colorful on my Hasegawa VF-1 or VF-11

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Can't wait to see how this turns out. I've got one of these waiting in the stash. I do like these old vintage kits. They had some great detailing for their time. Keep up the good work, and let us know if the kit presents any snags or tricky bits!

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 Morning everyone.  Still working on this build, just do not have a lot of time to build.  Everything except for the cockpit and forward section has been build.  As it stands, looks like I will have to paint in sections when it comes   time to paint.  Trying to decide on which version to build since the kit came with heads to make either a A/J/ or an S model VF-1.

 

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i always loved the A and J versions the most...

be interesting to which you go with^_^

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I am partial to using the S version head.  Unless it will fit my Hasegawa kit which is a J, then I might us the J version and then use the S version for that.  The one thing I've noticed is that there are parts to make it as Gerwalk version.  So hopefully, there are parts t make it with wheels up.

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13 hours ago, ulvdemon said:

I am partial to using the S version head.  Unless it will fit my Hasegawa kit which is a J, then I might us the J version and then use the S version for that.  The one thing I've noticed is that there are parts to make it as Gerwalk version.  So hopefully, there are parts t make it with wheels up.

Old kits tend not to provide closed wheel-well doors.

you'll have to cut the tabs off the provided 'open' ones and DIY it.

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1 hour ago, slide said:

Old kits tend not to provide closed wheel-well doors.

you'll have to cut the tabs off the provided 'open' ones and DIY it.

Going to get to color myself lucky, this kit has no nose wheel location at all, even though the instructions say so.  So no need to provide surgery.  Guess because the kit can be built as a fighter or a gerwalk.

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10 hours ago, ulvdemon said:

Going to get to color myself lucky, this kit has no nose wheel location at all, even though the instructions say so.  So no need to provide surgery.  Guess because the kit can be built as a fighter or a gerwalk.

Nice!

score another for Bandai lol

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I have a new found love for these old kits although these days they are not easy to come by. The only sore point for me is the nose which is why I am making a resin replacement available soon for anyone that wants to update their old kit.

 

Nice clean work on the build so far. Are you brush painting this one?

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Thanks, as stated this will be my first Macross build in something like 30 years.  Last one was the R.O.B.O.T.S one that transformed.  Once I get the seams fixed, I will be airbrushing the model.   As it stands, I might gold tint the canopy and do this one in a gray camo style.

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Still working on this, had to put it on hold due to life.  Currently attempting to paint the pilot.  (Freakin' small!) Also handling some of the seams.  Since the plane will be a dark gray, was trying to put the color on the pilot.

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That kit is coming along great! The shape of the nose always bothered me too. The extra mini-binder data card that came in each one (that hopefully you got) were really cool too. Mine are framed in my shop. - MT

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