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Yamato 1/48 Vf-1 Pilot and DX VF-31 pilot

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Thanks. But basically just need the same or similar pilot like the original for my projects

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3 hours ago, Firefox said:

Thanks. But basically just need the same or similar pilot like the original for my projects

You’re welcome. I guess it’s best to post this in the Wanted Section for more exposure.

Good luck.

 

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I did try to put a 1:48 pilot in the DX VF-1J but the legs and hands were not well oriented. After reading your post, I decided to slightly change my 1:48 pilots and have these printed. I don't know if they will fit the VF-1J, I will let you know.

Also I made the 1:60 version for the VF-31, but I have near 0 hope they will fit as is. Probably they can fit if I reduce them down to 1:72 scale though

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If the printed material is plastic and allow some sanding and cutting, then I can managed it. The DX VF-31 is loosely 1/60 scale, but I think it is slightly smaller than actual 1/60, hence Bandai hasn't put the scale on the box.

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The VF-31 themself are 1:60 but because they needed a lot of space for their mechanisms, they have put a straight leg pilot in here, and he is rather small scale compared to a properly scaled pilot. 

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Wow, nice. Any females in there?

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@Xigfrid is the printing material as strong as the Tamiya plastic sheet? Or is it more fragile than that? 

Also any chance you can make a set of DX VD-31A wings?

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Concerning the pilots, there are male above and femal below... I know this is not that obvious :) As print material, I prefer to use resin UV cured printer to obtain fully detailed surfaces and smooth finish. But I have also used  basic SLS plastic or HP plastic and both were giving good results once painted.

I don't know Tamiya plastic sheet, but for the size of a 1:48 pilot hand and fingers they are all fragile and you better avoid these to fall on the floor. 

No, I am not doing DX VF-31A wings soon, why should it be needed ?

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Are the pilots available on Shapeway?

As for the wings, I'm doing some mod on my 31J. If you make those, than I can shortcut my way. Otherwise it'd be the good old priming and sanding

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I could test the pilots this night and the VF-31 1:60 scale are a no-go. The pilot is almost straight leg and scale as a 1:84 figure...

For the VF-1J, there is more room for a 1:48 pilot but somehow, the chair is too high, so I had to sand 2mm of the pilots’ buts so they can fit inside comfortably and have clearance on the top of their helmet. 

 

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wow. Can't wait to see these guys in the shapeways store :D

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Posted (edited)

I think the VF-31 pilot is slightly larger than 1/72 but Slimer though. And the legs sit a lot more straight

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Posted (edited)

I think it'll be fine for my Yamato 1/48 VF-1. Yamato pilot is larger than the Bandai.

Any luck with the DX VF-31 pilot?

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I won't make a smaller pilot for the 31, but I can try to cut the feet and see if they fit in. But I do think the arms will also obstruct.

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Saw 1/48 pilots. Bought. 

Thanks Xigfrid

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Hi Duymon, thanks again for the support !

I tried to cut the pilots for the VF31 and that’s a really cramped sit in there... even smaller than the VF25

 

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Bought the 1/48 pilot. I'll try the 1/72 pilot on the DX VF-31 then.

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I'm sure will like it. Waiting patiently for it to come. Anyone know roughly how long it'll take to reach Australia? It's still in pre-production stage

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The 1/48 pilots came in they're pretty good. The male pilots won't fit so easily since their arms get in the way, but the female pilots work really well and you can't really tell beween them and the male pilots unless yo look at their waists and hips which are obscured by the valkyrie.

Only thing that could be better is if the male pilots also had their arms to the sides like the fem pilots imho

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That was a fast painting, and it looks really nice ! Would you mind take a new picture a bit more far away?

I don't know for the arm. To be honest I like to have different poses between the male and female pilots. When I tested my male pilot, the hand forward didn't obstruct with the screen panel.

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