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What the hell, life is short..

 

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My intake of Chai and Mate gonna go up..

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Washed and test fitting. Everything is well fitted, and looks clean , so far..

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Always wanted that kit!  Living vicariously through you on this one! 

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Did some of this today, as well..Some cutting and tamiya epoxy fill on minor air bubbles and voids..

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These lovely Engine details are all buggered up with resin balls!

Those are missles you’re also looking at..

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Much better..

 

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More dry fitting..

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And problems.. the back piece, which holds the engine nozzles is a bit oversized . Once nice, tight joints between the lateral thrusters and the main fuselage are now huge gaps, I don’t want to deal with filling..

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Though there’s not a lot of tolerance,  I’ll trim the edges of the back plate and lose some details. But I doubt it’s going to be noticeable with all the nozzles installed and the lateral engines attached tightly.

..And the details are lovely!

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Speed brakes on the underside fit so perfectly snug, they hold themselves open. Though it looks cool , I think they should be turned with the circles facing in. The underside sensor pod is a softer resin and, seemingly rougher around the edges than everything else..

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Very impressive level of detail on that kit.  :good:

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Trimmed the back piece..glued vertical stabilizers on and some more test fitting..the side thrusters fit much better now..

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Again, the speed brakes(one test fitted proper side out) will need a little sanding but this one fits perfect  out of the baggie.

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Great project, I never realized just how nice this kit is.  Your pictures really show the amazing detail.  To think that I missed out buying one not too long ago from a MW member that offered it directly to me.  Regrets, but I won't make the same mistake again.  :bigshok:

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Been a month. Starting to have more time. 

Filling and sanding the joint at the vertical stabilizer..116C01C0-221E-4BEF-A5F4-C388CE383EC5.thumb.jpeg.6b804d74642f7f3a4f4228f64ba2d63f.jpeg

Ever so slight gap remaining between the fuselage and side thrusters..

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Mark areas to be cut with pencil and start hacking..6D363C5B-C759-4FD4-893E-D71FF7BAD432.thumb.jpeg.fc3aa12eb1f3033bc7eecb4378dfae1a.jpeg

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On 6/6/2019 at 7:05 PM, derex3592 said:

looking better and better! 

Thanks amigo!

 

Everything looks like it’s lined up ok. 017F270C-7622-4E7C-83F5-EFFAA2C9D217.thumb.jpeg.21c891a89be3badde4f9cef6b24d58e4.jpeg

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So it’s time to primer.. paint reveals all..

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And everything pops out..now I can see what’s going on! So I start to obsess over the vertical stabilizers..lol !  I don’t like the transition from fuselage to stabilizers..front and back..

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So I work it. And rather than the line art accurate straight lines, I swoop the back end a bit and slightly extend the front end. It looks better to me..

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more to come..

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Thanks nightmare.

I’ve been working on the tiny bits..some cleaning, sanding and filling and shaping. The landing gear is made of softer resin, like the underside sensor pod. And the quality isn’t so nice as the main bits. There’s prominent air bubbles and the wheels look a little miscast, giving them a wobbly look. So I smother them in putty..4E1A0228-6CAE-468C-934E-3007A007ECC9.thumb.jpeg.995365b4032c994c447474d6ee371b8c.jpeg

Also recutting some panel lines here and there. It’s slow going and tedious ..

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Just playing around with ideas, below..:p

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Looking good Bolt!

 

Ghost + FAST Packs = Cool. Mine went into primer not long after these pics were taken back in 2014 and hasn't progressed since...

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Very cool RTKF. That line art is exactly what got me thinking about fast packs. I didn’t realize the two upper bits were spheres. I always assumed they were flat, round dishes ala Gundam. 

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8 hours ago, Bolt said:

I always assumed they were flat, round dishes ala Gundam. 

Funny, I always assumed they were Haro a la Gundam.

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Love it, Brett.  :D

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Certainly this is a great kit especially because include the options of the air breaks and the stop hook

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5 hours ago, valhary said:

Certainly this is a great kit especially because include the options of the air breaks and the stop hook

Is yours a re-cast?  That looks like bare plastic, but it's a completely different color from Bolt's...  :huh:

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On 6/30/2019 at 10:35 AM, tekering said:

Is yours a re-cast?  That looks like bare plastic, but it's a completely different color from Bolt's...  :huh:

Definitely a recast. These have shown up on a South American macross page. Recently. 

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