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  1. Sadly I've only been lurking around this site for a while without posting, but I had to commet on your work. I love what you have done here, the paintwork and weathering is perfect. The more I look at the detail the more amazed I am. Very inspiring.
  2. Thanks for the comments guys. Please go here to see the latest decal sheets:http://www.flickr.com/photos/30029551@N06/collections/ I'll be posting more as soon as I can.
  3. Both look awesome - my preference is the lighter sandy coloured one as it really brings out the detail, it looks almost lifesize.
  4. Wait! just seen the wave mobile staff on e-bay, they aren't pre-painted for starters. I am sure that the qualty is similar though.
  5. I'm not sure, I am quite now to making these things, and these were the first vehicles and figures I could find at this scale.
  6. Here aresome images showing the build process: Print off decals: Make foamcore shapes using decals as templates Use hot glue gun to glue shapes together - (note strenghtening triangles) Attach decals (CAREFULLY) Voila! attach to backdrop:
  7. Hi, I thought I'd show you images of some vehicles I bought to go with some Chara works Valkyries. They are great for dioramas. They are called VOTOMS and come packaged in a similar way to the Chara works kits. They come complete and are incredibly detailed for such small items. IMAGES: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3486/3297214170_c5b0960974_b.jpg
  8. Actually the set fits into a couple of IKEA EXPIDIT shelves (around 13in square), the backdrop folds up and can be stowed away & the hangar sections in the backdrop are fixed with Velcro so the whole thing stows away surprisingly neatly. So the wife is happy!
  9. Word of warning - it's very addictive. Everytime I get a kit, I want to make a diorama or building to display it in!
  10. OMG, I can't believe that there is Macross snobbery here! -
  11. Check out the new photos. I've completed the set with a cool backdrop - If anyone wants to make this for themselves here are the decal sheets: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30029551@N06/collections/
  12. That looks really great! can't wait to see it painted. I have been looking for some vehicles but there are very few about. I've been making my own stuff, not nearly as cool as yours. I have been using Foamcore to make buildings and backdrops for my macross and Gundam kits, here is a truck I made again from the foamy stuff. I got round the wheels by inventing a Gravmag drive system - no wheels needed!
  13. Thank you! it is great to be able to show off my work and the encouragement I have been getting is only spurring me on to create more. I'll be back!
  14. As it seems I have caused quite a stir (problem with texting and e-mails is they sometimes get taken the wrong way), so as an apology I have put together 2 runway decal sheets inspired by the Promethius. There are very few images of the flight deck, so I've used some arisitic licence. As soon as I get the chance I'll make a backdrop and hangar to go with it. The scale will most likely be 1/100 but the backdrops and runways are for most other scales. here they are: link here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30029551@N06/...57612902647388/ Sorry for all of the trouble!
  15. My only suggestion is to keep it up, the pictures are fabulous, I love the kit, and the lack of weathering enhances the beauty of the design. With your permission, I'd love to use your picture is on my desktop. Skonchboy.
  16. Extremely helpful post. Thank you for your help. Now I've just got to wait till we get some good weather so I can do a Dioarama photo shoot in my local forest! (Sad aren't I)!
  17. I've been trawling the net for ages and havn't come up with anything like this stuff. FANTASTIC, THANKS!
  18. Anything really, for example, I've seen a 1/144 scale Thunderbirds rescue vehicle that's apparently remote control, it looks cool enough to customise but it is mahoosively expensive -link to it here: http://fabgearusa.com/1_144_rc_thunderbird...ry_vehicle.html . I just want stuff that would look ok in a diorama. I tend to make modular dioramas that can be played with and re-arranged (my excuse is, is that I like to get my kids involved and I allow them to play with the stuff I make) so the more ideas the better really.
  19. I'm looking for some ground vehicles to go with my Diorama / Playset but all I can find is a Gundam ground support vehicle. Does anyone know of other interesting ground vehicles that would fit into the Macross world and form part of a diorama?
  20. Believe it or not I felt aweful after I read Mr Stinkypants's response. Although he did have a point, plus he did make some very positive posts as well, so don't be too hard on him. I did go a bit mad making two posts in the other forum which is why I requested that one of them be terminated. I just thought that people making the models might like some of the decals for display purposes and my sets are neither Models nor Customs. I am new to this Forum stuff, so it's a bit of a learning curve for me. Thank you for making me feel better
  21. Really sorry, point taken. I have deleted a post for this reason. + There will be no more posts with these models.
  22. Here are some images of my Macross Playset I made for the kids. Its 1/100 - 1/144 approx and is modular. I can be packed away into a small space and the boxes can hold the models. For anyone looking for some interesting backdrops or runway decals to display their models on, please follow the link to my decal sheets here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30029551@N06/...57612902647388/ Simply print off the decal onto A4 sticker paper, peel off and lay onto mounting board...voila Suitable for medels 1/144 - 1/72nd scale I posted this item in custom mods, but I thought I\'d show it off here as it is easy to build and can make a great display for kits. If I have posted this in the wrong place, I apologise.
  23. Thanks! I have used good old fashioned mounting board for the runway, so no foamcore there!
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