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  1. I'll keep it simple. Bewared that my method may not be the best. Also it's not a good idea to do this if you are planning to sell your Valks. These are what I used for panel lining and coating. Make sure you use them in a ventilated area and wear a mask! A general rule is to use grey on white surface, and black on others. I use both Tamiya and Gunze panel liner. Tamiya is fine but DO NOT use it for weathering wash. It will crack plastic and destroy polyethylene (ex. Gunpla joints). Use mineral spirits (or enamel thinners like Tamiya X20) to wipe off the excessive afterward. Gundam markers are very useful, especially on Arcadia products. Arcadia has shallow panel lines which make the liquid panel liners useless. After applying the Gundam marker: 1. Use eraser to erase the unwanted marker (magic!) 2. Use Mineral Spirits (or any enamel thinner) to soften the color and blend the edge 3. Use lacquer thinner and fine tip cotton swaps to clean up the details Occasionally, I'll scribe panel lines to better resemble the line arts. BMC 0.15mm and 0.3mm are what I use the most. Make sure you're using the scribing tapes. After all the hard work (use water slide decals if possible) it's time to coat. I use Tamiya flat (TS-80) on most models and I like it better than the Gunze's. Use masking tape to cover places like canopy and sensors. Find spray paint instruction videos on Youtube. I'll only tell you some tips here: 1. You can use a hairdryer to greatly speed up drying 2. You can warm the spray can with warm water to increase its internal pressure 3. Wear a mask and spray in front of a ventilation booth. You're more likely to catch dust if spray outside, say, in the garage 4. Apply a thin layer of coat first. You may notice a bleeding effect if the first application is too thick (apparent on Arcadia products) 5. Be patient. You'll need to partially transform and loosen your Valkyrie to coat all the surfaces. It can be tedious and things tend to break at this point. Here is a before and after comparison. The details are accentuated and look less "plastic-ky". BTW stickers are acceptable if their boarders are trimmed, like the "02" here. That's it for now. Happy modeling and hope this helps!
  2. Thank you. I tried to match the original line art: http://www.macross2.net/m3/m3.html I think I'll eventually re-do the SV51's canopies because they are closer to orange than yellow.
  3. Thanks Yes, I used Tamiya TS80 Flat.
  4. To Macross Fans and... Thanks for viewing!
  5. Actually upon closer looks (source: Anymoon.com), I'm convinced that is indeed a Yamato unit, not a Bandai.
  6. I may be wrong, but this looks like a Yamato 1/60 with panel lines and water slide decals, not a Bandai DX. The stand looks like a Arcadia stand (sold separately)
  7. Finally finished watching every M7 episodes with 1.5x speed. It's ponderous, poorly made, and ridiculously nonsensical -__- ...but I kinda like Basara and Gamlin at the end of Dynamite.
  8. Looking for Moscato's 1/72 resin kits Thanks.
  9. I wish a premium version of: VF11B VF11C VF-X VF0A mass production VF1A mass production VF1J (with armor) TV Hikaru
  10. Actually other shows have weird behaved characters too. For example, nearly everyone in the First Order is either pissed off or screaming when they were on screen. Maybe this is the new trend.
  11. IMHO, Delta characters often don't make sense. Freya for example, ran away from her planet without a feasible plan. She also charged to a frenzy Regult (which was firing on her) and started singing, or jumped off a ship in mid air to sing a song... Characters' behavior should make sense. Delta characters often got excited for no reason, it's like they are doped or something. The next movie title: Macross Delta Zettai Live!!!!!! Go figure.
  12. HLJ just shipped the replacement parts, +1 to them
  13. Good work! What kind of display stand is that?
  14. HLJ is expecting the spare parts and will ship to customers in mid-October free of charge.
  15. Which is the "official" Anti-U.N. logo in the story? Is the one in Zero just for a terrorist group? in Macross in Macross Zero
  16. Okay lol I guess M7 is too far off from my expectation of Macross, it's like going to a Chinese restaurant and they serve you burritos with rock n'roll
  17. No I actually watched 20 some episodes with normal, then suddenly realized that watching in 2x is better because the plot is just ridiculous.
  18. I had to watch M7 with 2x speed because I felt bad when watching in normal. Guess M7 is not my kind of show.
  19. Does the defective part actually impede functions? Mine seems ok
  20. How did you you panel line the VF-0? Capillary effect won't work on those. I used Gundam marker and Tamiya X20 thinner but it's a tedious process.
  21. So loud, so fast, so much boom.....but so shallow My thought after watching the Delta
  22. You probably want to avoid that one because its a V1 Vf25
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