The 1:200 scale SLV-111 Daedalus Interview and Ebook Series !

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Since 2006, MechTech, aka Phill Allen, has been working at re-creating the SDF Macross TV SLV-111 Daedalus as a 1/200 scale model.   Eight years later,  this model is almost done!

To celebrate MechTech’s completion of his  long-term Macross project,  a series of of ebooks, interviews, detailed completed model photographs, and videos are being put together for sharing with the rest of the Macross fan community!

You can listen to the first interview here!

The interview was not exactly an interview, since I was looking for commentary from  MechTech on his experiences with building the 1/200 Daedalus in 2006.  The interview has been edited for “um’s”, “ah’s”, long pauses and internet connection drops.

 

Volume one of the 1/200  SLV-111 Daedalus ebook is an edited compilation of the 2006 Macross World forum posts as seen in this Macross World forum thread.  All the forum photograhs and videos will be included in the ebook.  Currently, the ebook is in Word Document format to allow for the multimedia content.

Download Volume One of the 1 200 SLV 111 Daedulus Project Phill Allen.

Version 1.0, Word Document, 87 pages, 20.4 MB

The Daedalus project ebook required some textual editing of Mechtech’s  forum posts in order to make the ebook a little easier to read.  If you spot any typos in the ebook or would like some clarification or re-writes then you can contact boinger via the Macross World forum message system.

Happy Holidays!

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New CADs for the Bandai 1/72 VF-1 Transformable Plamodel Kit

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On the article, the developer states how far the design has come since the last reveal and that they are still working on thickening the arms for battroid mode and strengthening the ankles for a more secure stance. Not only are they working on the articulation features, but he is hoping to have a rapid prototype with the transformation gimmick in place for the next media event.

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