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Urashiman

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  1. Yeah, the green line goes all back to the 1977 kit. It's not branching somewhere. Probably the newest Hasegawa mold or the Tamiya 1/72 F-14A. That'll be my guess. The Revell and Italeri kits are of inferior quality, even compared to the 1977 hasegawa mold (yes, even with rised panel lines). Anyway - I'll have fun with that F-14A. My old F-14A looks horrible, so I'll replace it.
  2. I did some research. The mold actually is from the mid 70s. And yes, probably have to rescribe the panel lines. I wish I would have known that before I ordered the kit... Oh no for #ยง$%&!? sakes... Yes - this is the Macross Zero F-14 mold. Why did they use this for a Macross kit? Quick and easy money probably right?
  3. I was happy to find something nice in the mail today. But then I checked the model... look at those panel lines and the bad mold issues. What is the mold from? The 70s? This'll be a lot of work I guess...
  4. Had some time again today and made some progress on my long time project. One day, I'll 3D print it. Scale will be 1/72. I try to make it as acurate as possible, so I am held up on trial an error, trying to match it to Kawamoris sketches. It also took me a while to get the Macross M3 pilot suit correct and still needs tweaking. What did you print that with? PLA? Looks nice
  5. Probably hahaha Holy Cow! This is pure skill. I can only dream about doing something like that in like 10 years or so hahaha
  6. I got a 3D pen for my birthday, and was a bit bored during Doctor who re-runs on TV, so I tinkered around with the pen and made this 1/144 VF-9. Sorry if there isn't much to see, the black got really glossy... next time I'll use other PLA.
  7. Oh - 3DS Max; so you are a man of culture?
  8. Sorry - "Silvester" is the German word for "New Years Eve". Yeah - we did it at night, some hours before new years eve. I remember sticking a normal firework rocket into the revell 1/32 F-104 Star Fighter. It had a removable jet engine, so the rocket was fitting really good in there. The model had rubber tires and the wheels were rolling. So we put it on the street and ignited the rocket. Due to the F-104s messy aerodynamics, especially at a scale of 1/32, there was no lift off. It just raced down the street and then blew up in a glorious fireball. Later we found the lower part of the main body, with the cockpit still sticking to it. The landing gear was still there, but the rubber tires were molten due to the friction. It was awesome.
  9. Well, mine was standing in the shopwindow for a while. I saw it there for at least 2 or 3 years. This might be a cause of the terrible quality of the model. It has been there, standing in the sun for ages until someone (me) purchased it. Even after the putty it looked terrible. I kept it for a year until I decided to destroy it in the Silvester cleanup (for my family that means, sticking fireworks into discarded models and watch them blow up for fun). I had the TOS Enterprise NCC-1701 from AMT/ERTL. It was a terrible kit, but not as terrible as most of the Revell stuff. Most kits I bought in the 90s were Revell kits, and one would notice that the injection forms were worn out pretty much. Every kit needed putty and heavy sanding. I remember a 1/48 F-15E I've worked on. I kinda got the cockpit and nose right and the mainbody just didn't fit. So much putty and sanding. I looked aweful. So it ended up in a ball of fire after sending it to an attitude of ~50m with two D-Class model rocket motors. That day I decided to never buy Revell stuff again and I am happy with my decision. I broke my promise for an OV-10 Bronco kit, the new Trabant 601 Deluxe GDR car kit (which actually has a really good quality), a recast of the F-19 stealth kit (it just looked so nice) and the 1/144 Su-47 Berkut (which was actually a cast from DRAGOON kits that revell purchased). I mostly stick with Hasegawa, Tamiya, Academy and Trumpeter now. The good old space issue. I only have so much space in my vitrine. I usually pic out the worst looking model, put it in bubblewrap, store it in a box with the other kits in my cellar and replace it with a new build. Now, as the kits I purchase are so expensive (macross stuff and so on), they don't end up as fireworks anymore.
  10. That F-14 ... no ... no - never again. I had to use 3 tubes of putty to fill all the gaps on this one. Worst kit ever... I wish you the best of luck on this one.
  11. Using it since 2002 or so. No issue so far.
  12. Wow color! - my back in the day photos are black and white
  13. That would be awesome. Should I send you a PM?
  14. Hey - nice info. Do you have the Master File? If yes, could you provide me with a higher resolution picture of the comparision and the side view of the VF-4A? I'd like to make a 3D model of that.
  15. Hey - you go really good at panel lining and weathering. Good work!
  16. Messing around a bit. The Aoshima DeLorean kit has some kind of mechanic installed to make the wheels switch to flying mode. I have to develop a gearbox and the wheel suspension for the back and the front.
  17. Hard to tell from the pictures. The "Hammer approach" would be to paint everything the same color instead of trying to match one part to the color of the rest. Best would be to know which RAL hue is used for the plastic. (https://www.ralcolorchart.com/ral-plastics-p1/white-and-black-hues) You can then go by the RAL color code and match the hand to that color.
  18. I usually use the grey surface primer on my stuff. I even used it on a RC boat and did some test driving in the water with it. The primer is resistant to a lot of stuff, so it should be okay.
  19. Sand the hand a bit first and then use Tamiya Surface Primer. Worked best for me for 3D printed parts. You'll be able to paint it with whatever color you like.
  20. Currently working on this VF-9. It'll be a static 1/72 version, so I can display it with my Hasegawa 1/72 kits. It is far from being finished and with my perfectionism, it'll take some time. Here is a preview: Two Piece Canopy: Done Front Canards: Done Cockpit Main Body: Done Cockpit Panels + Other interior: 0% Pilot Seat: 0% Pilot: 0% Nose: 30% Main Wings: Done Fins: 90% Mainbody: 10% Engine Bays: 0% Arms: 0% Gear: 0% Exhausts: 0% Other yet unknownparts to be added.
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