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  1. There is one in 1/72. I've actually got one... its heavy. I don't know who made it, but its really really nice.
  2. AWESOME!!!!!! That is fantastic... I really love it. Really clean and the like. Now build some more 1/72 stuff and put the out of scale stuff out of the way :-p
  3. If I may make a suggestion... don't make the 1/48 VF-1 your first model. If its anything like the 1/72 kit, it will be fairly advanced. I'd suggest one practice kit... maybe a gundam, the 1/72 valkryie, or a regular 1/48 jet. That would be a good start, and help you build the skills to tackle the VF-1.
  4. Nice build guys! Herve: it seems you and I are building the next generation of airpower together! Please post more about the kit... I'm debating getting one myself. Mickey: Nice to see a zero being built... it looks pretty detailed and easy to go together... no? Electric: I can honestly say, that's about the worst Hasegawa joint I've EVER seen. Not even the 1970s prop kits are that bad. Derex: Ooh, Catseye: there have been some awesome builds of that aircraft on here... I'm sure you're going to join that group.
  5. Thanks Phyrox... nice tanks too! I really like 1/72 for that subject... it allows you to do more vehicles in a smaller area. On that note I actually have two more things I'm up to... I got a set of tanks for christmas as a gift. One was the Hasegawa 1/72 Tiger, which is a bit underscale. However I've been building it all the same. I had quite a bit of fun doing the zimmerit out of milliput. The second is my current holy grail kit (well one of several), the Italeri F-35. I'll also get the academy, kitthawk and Hasegawa ones when they come out.
  6. So I have a couple of things. I had that F11F-1 tiger, which is nearly complete, but still needs some touchups. But the main thing I wanted to post is my Ki-61 build for Modelglue! So I started off by painting the interior with the base colour.. I also masked the canopy and then sprayed the base first, so that you can see it through as if it was painted on the interior: I needed a instrument panel so I found an older eduard Zoom for the hasegawa ki-61. And here is the cockpit interior completed. I have been buying photo etch belt buckles, which I add to either paper or tape seat belts. I shaded the inside with a bit of tamiya oil stain weathering powder to create some depth. I thought this would be the hard part... I was wrong. Upon assembling the fuselage I discovered a whole host of fit issues. The nose was particularly bad, with major gaps and oversized gun panel insert. This is after puttying the nose. The underside looked pretty bad as well. So this was it pre-prime: Primed with Mr Surfacer finishing black .... great stuff, but.],,,,,,,, Unfortunately it was too matte in some places,leading to a grainy metal finish. So I polished it with Tamiya polishing paste. And this is the result: Much better I think. Hope you enjoyed it! more later
  7. Well yeah... but then the next episode has... So I think its trying to be both, but not doing it nearly as well as Gintama.
  8. Sorry for the late reply... but I thought this series was supposed to be a big joke about Sentai shows... I guess the show is a joke on me because it seems to have become a sentai show... albeit still a bit of a satire
  9. So basically he's taken several parts from the 1/72 hasegawa weapon sets. He's using the F-14 BOL rails and AN/AAQ-14 Rack from the Set VII. He's got AMRAAMs and some Mark 82s on a TER.
  10. Looks pretty sweet derex! The kit didn't look to promising from the start but you did an excellent job.
  11. **** Bertt that is awesome. The attention to detail is out of this world.
  12. This just seems like some guy's list of animes he's watched + things he thinks are influential. Gunbuster is a huge omission, but where is Armored Trooper Votoms? Instead we have "omega weapon" from Final Fantasy? Right.
  13. I'd rather do it here to be honest. I feel oversubscribed to forums already and don't want to join another where I don't know anyone for a single build. We could do it on BM as well, but frankly, I'd rather just post some photos here.
  14. Well, lets do it here... since its not entirely macross related and I wouldn't want to clutter up the boards. I only want to build the Ki-61 right now because the Ki-100 is like a holy grail kit for me which I'd like to save near the time I'm almost done my japanese builds.
  15. Its satin... not fully glossy but very close to it. That's my only problem with it (and its pretty minor.) Gunze also offer a glossing product to go into paints in the Mr Color line, you can thin it with Mr Leveling thinner (rather than the regular thinner) or cut the regular thinner with Mr Retarder Mild, to get more gloss to it. That's one other point, you need to thin this with gunze's thinner... which is a good thing. Its probably 1/4 the price of Alclad's primer. All in you're probably looking at 20 dollars for the 1200 bottle of Mr Color thinner and mr surfacer, yet you would easily get five to six times the milage out of them than the 12 dollar bottle of alclad primer.
  16. You'll do fine. If you want we could build them together on here and compare notes. Oh you mean like this? That was taken three years ago... I'm pretty sure I'm up to 15 or so now. With the advent of the AZ joy pack and this downloadable camo mask I was shown online, I'm going to be up quite a few more in the near future. The thing is, its more than useful for that. If you have a landing gear bay, you can use it as a primer pre-spray... then when you paint over, the areas you miss with the main paint creates an instant darkening effect. On a vacuform canopy with black interior paint, you can just hit it with the black and it serves both as a primer and the interior colour. It can be a pre-shading technique for some kits: paint everything with the black primer and then keep the panel lines area darker. The problem with every other product is that the formulation goes screwy and you often get "soft spots" where the paint did not fully cure (alclad black, and modelmaster were particularly bad). I've been through 10+ bottles of Mr Surfacer over the years, and I have never had this problem once. I don't think I can overstate how excited I am for this product... its awesome.
  17. I've got a spare vacuform bulged canopy for a Mk IX. Would that help? I've got a fine molds Ki-61and Ki-100 that I'm itching to start too. I really like the design: its like a beefier BF-109... which is awesome IMO. Awesome! post more photos of your build please! I actually never have in my modern building experience, though I'm close to a couple coming up. I'll have an Mig-15 (old KP kit or new Eduard), or a Mi-24s. I also have an Su-7 that I've been collecting stuff for sitting in the stash that I want to crack at. I also really want to do a newer flanker... maybe a -35 or PAK-FA. Oh, on that note (natural metal) I've found basically the coolest product ever: I build a lot of Natural metal finished (NMF) aircraft and been through a lot of products: decanted lacquer, black model master, Alclad's black primer. Lately I've been using thinned Mr Surfacer with black Mr Colour as a primer for models recently, because Gunze's paints go down so smooth. This stuff is awesome. I tried it on an exhaust yesterday and it went down perfect. I can't wait to do a full natural metal aircraft.
  18. Very nice Modelglue, I likie... especially the spitfire. Electric: Is that a 1/144 or 1/200 scale? Got a couple of pics of things I'm working on... I've decided to put aside the biplanes to finish some kits that have been hanging around my bench for too long. and a finished Ki-61 I also took some photos of some kits I finished earlier this year but never had any good photos of. Apologies if I posted it before. Thanks for looking.
  19. Mr Color has a brand of thinners and retarders, which you need to use if you're going to paint with them. Vallejo is also a very good brush painting paint, which you might want to look at.
  20. Actually I find tamiya a terrible brush paint. Far too hot: when you put more paint down it eats the under layer. The only one that I have never had any problems with as either a brush or airbrush paint is gunze. However with them you need to invest in both the paint and various thinners and paint retarders. I also think they have the most diverse line of paints behind Vallejo.
  21. Are you hand brushing or air brushing. That makes a huge difference.
  22. Mimorem: Simplest method is to douse a paper towel with Isoropanol (rubbing alcohol) a gently wipe away the paint. It strips it really quick.
  23. There is definitely a market for trackballs... its not that apparent but people do use them for RTS gaming. That's the main thing that this game system is aiming to do. Its not FPS gaming... its RTS that its aimed at. More like a bridge that allows a greater array of games to be played. If they wanted to just do FPS, then they probably would have stayed with a traditional analog stick. I don't think that's a problem at all actually... I believe it has a logarithmic function for pressure:nearer to the centre means less movement than further away. It also has this perceptible clicking feeling and noise that tells you how much pressure you're pushing.
  24. Its different and it will be frustrating at first. Its not like anything you've seen. I guess it operates like a flat trackball... I can see how it gives a more accurate tracking than traditional analog stick.
  25. Have you tried the new alclad range Derex? I moved over to them about a year ago after basically going through about 7 different brands, and found they were the best.
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