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Urashiman

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  1. Yeah, no worries. I just wanted to have better pictures of the kit
  2. Pictures please, if you don't mind. I am interested how it looks
  3. Thanks - will take some year until I get to it. First, it'll move to the basement to my large model kit collection.
  4. Oh I wasn't aware of this. Thanks for the background information!
  5. Hey everyone, I was browsing the internet last night in search for news on Macross kits and found this: https://www.shop2000.com.tw/GK-M/product/p17157810 Looks like someone kitbashed and scratch build a YF-29 from the bandai VF-25 and VF-27 and made it a mostly resin kit.
  6. Ah ... the ARII VF-1D 1/100. My first Macross kit. I loved it!
  7. Looks like there was some presentation in June with this. https://weibo.com/2159495705/KjDNGnLY4?from=page_1005052159495705_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime&type=comment#_rnd1629805679100
  8. The humbrol enamels are almost like the revell ones but a bit thinner. I think they are really good for airbrushing purposes. I use the from time to time, as humbrol has different colors than revell which really add up, e.g. purple and yellow tones.
  9. Ugh ... very unfortunate. Happens to the best of us. Just don't use super glue. If there are any fingerprints near the glueing position, they will be encarved forever into your model, due to the super glue fumes.
  10. well ... Kawamori made some advanced Valk designs for some magazine 2001~2002ish. The SWX Advanced program VF-E experimental something something. Here you go: https://www.mahq.net/mecha/macross/vfexperiment/sw-xa1.htm http://www.macross2.net/m3/macrossga/sw-xaii-schneegans.htm
  11. Finally, a sign of life from the Plamax 1/72 VF-1. Can't wait to get one
  12. I dunno - I have sausage fingers as well and build four VF-1s from Hasegawa already. They were a pleasure to build. Only thing I noticed is the mold degration over time. My First VF-1 was build somewhen 2003-2004ish (but originally purchased in 2001) when the molds were still new. My latest build was from a VF-1A/J/S (2005 rebox, purchased in 2013) around 2016ish. The parts were a bit distorted, the panel lines less accentuated and I had to sand a bit more here and there compared to my 2001 VF-1 purchase. Do you remember (love?) when your kit was issued/purchased? Maybe you got one of the bad molds. The YF-19 was almost a perfect fit for me. I had a first issue kit and everything was a dream, except for the intakes. There were some nasty seams and it wasn't easy to sand them away. Really nice kit - thrilled to see what you will come up with as soon as you are on it
  13. Oooh Nice! What kind of chassis is that? Looks like one of those fancy TT-02 custom chassis with cambelt transmission for 4WD.
  14. This was on my workbench today. Cheap PMM TT-01E clone off eBay. But man - this thing is great! Speed test showed it was going 41.2km/h.
  15. yeah .. the good honey haha. WELL ... I put together the F14 cockpit and the F-5B. So kinda the truth there. To test if everything fits, I use UHU Patafix. That is the white stuff squeezing out through the seems. I also use it fix the parts to little wood sticks for airbrushing. That stuff comes in really handy. Doesn't work so much for posters, but for modelkits.
  16. Hey, nice work! What's the 3D program you use?
  17. I thought about having a bit fun, so I digged up this kit my older brother gave me a while ago: He got that one of the bargain bin from one of the many hobby stores years ago. A whopping € 2.99! Please be aware, that a simple kebap is more expensive than this. Anyway. The kit is really simple, based upon a mold that was created by revell somewhen in the 1970s. This kit is terrible. It has rised and engraved panel lines and the detail in general is horrible. BUT! it kinda fits well. On a scale from 1 to 10 the whole kit would be a 2/10. What's the plan? - Get a somewhat proper cockpit into this kit, as the original cockpit detail consists of only two simple pilot seats (see below pictures) - Rescribe the rised panel lines - Fix the canopy - Fix the exhaust - Fix whatever comes up during building to make it look somehow acceptable. I am not going for a 100% scale build here, just something that won't give you eye cancer while looking at it. Cockpit work: This is what the manual says. Glue the two seats and done. I am going to recycle an old F-14 cockpit for this one. It's from the 1977 Hasegawa F-14 mold (the one that comes with the Macross Zero F-14). Awesome fit, right? Looks like this one needs a lot of sanding. After casting some pilots with resin and a lot of sanding, I was able to go from basically no cockpit at all, to this. It still needs fixing. The F-5B head rests are rounded, so I going to sand them down a bit. The piece in the middle of the cockpit needs to be cutted away as well. It seems to be some kind of rudimentary console for the guy in the back, but it is not looking like anything the F-5B would have. Here's another issue. The canopy doesn't fit. It has huge gaps in the front and the back. It's also pushed up a bit due to the backseat. That'll be adjusted by sanding. Now to the exhausts: Just a simple part. No detail at all, so I just went all the way to drill holes into the exhausts. So that's the current process on that. The plan is to build some exhaust detail and finish the cockpit. Then I am redoing the rised panel lines on the main body.
  18. I haven't seen anything, only the plamax updates. But in the original announcement pictures it says "2021", so there might be news around the year.
  19. okay .... not going to buy this set then haha
  20. I did some experimenting today on casting. With all the stuff I have at home - how can I use that to clone pilot figures. Here is my first attempt at making a mold and producing a recast. For the mold, I used FIMO. For the cast, I used some Ponal dual component putty. Step one: Produce the mold Step two: bake the mold Step three: casting (no picture available). Step four: trying to free the cast from the mold and accidently breaking the mold. It kinda worked, but the mold is lost. Thinking about how much power it takes to bake FIMO in the oven, this is probably not the best approach for cloning. The putty is also really gum like when dry, so probably not the best material to use for casting, except you would like to have something rubber like.
  21. Ah ... good advise. Will get some as well.
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