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Custom Bandai/Matchbox 1/3000 SDF-1 Macross vintage

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Hi everyone!

Here is my customization of the vintage SDF-1 Macross, sold as Robotech toy in USA by Matchbox. Still unfinished, I am adding more detail at some places yet.

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Love it, fantastic job on restoring that old SDF-1. B))

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That looks FANTASTIC!!! Great job!!! I've got mine from childhood in the closet but sadly one of the rotating arm joints dissentigrated so I don't think I can do anything with it.

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That is just plain incredible! If I ever get another Matchbox SDF-1, I think I'd go that route!

 

2 hours ago, derex3592 said:

That looks FANTASTIC!!! Great job!!! I've got mine from childhood in the closet but sadly one of the rotating arm joints dissentigrated so I don't think I can do anything with it.

If you ever come across an old junker takatoku valk 1/55 (or jetfire), I've had luck removing the ratchet joint and plastic-welding the parts into place to replace it.

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Anyone know what happened to nightmareb4macross?  He created some of the greatest 1/48 customs out there....he also did a custom 1/3000 SDF-1...

 

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18 minutes ago, jvmacross said:

Anyone know what happened to nightmareb4macross?  He created some of the greatest 1/48 customs out there....he also did a custom 1/3000 SDF-1...

I don't know... in fact that album documenting his custom work was what inspired me to make my own (I discovered it just a few months ago)

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I believe he was banished for selling recasts.

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great job... the bridge looks abit like on my 1/1600

i love seing what others do when they make or modify the SDF-1 

 

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Hey! Your work was one of my references for this custom because it is very close to the original Studio Nue TV design, unlike many other Macross TV version constructions that look loosely based on the TV design or even fusioned with DYRL design.

 

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well you did a great job...

looking more closely i spot alot more of the same details :D

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maybe i should try to get my hands on a bandai/takatoku SDF-1 and make my own modifcations!

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I think Bandai is a better option because of the many gimmicks removed, that gives you great landing surfaces on Daedalus and Prometheus, otherwise you will need to remove the springs and stuff and fill the holes.

 

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The Bandai is the better and much cheaper option. The only reason I used a Takatoku is because I still have the fighters and wanted to keep it as a customized toy similar to what Takatoku would do when promoting their macross toys.

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