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  1. Xigfrid

    Sv-303 Vivasvat

    This Lego Moc looks great! I don’t have an X account but if there is an assembly available I would love to test it.
  2. I see that the bike is still an on-going project and I like the more accurate new design! Nicely done!
  3. I am so happy to see more customs of this design. Yours stands out greatly!
  4. I don’t know how I missed this custom! Nice job on this @sc_planet! You really put your all to paint this drone fighter I thank you for giving a try to my 3D models.
  5. Xigfrid

    Arcadia VF-5000G

    Thank you, I was thinking to be the only one with this feeling. I will PO for sure this first edition, but seriously can we hope for a more modern color scheme after this?
  6. That’s a great price considering the work and numerous prototypes involved! I would be interested by the stl but I need to find a painter first I have two tips I would like to share with you: i didn’t see any display stand option, but I have noticed that it can save a lot of place by displaying the toys mid air on a flight stand. The most practical stand I have found is the Gundam / 1:12 figure display stands which have a plastic pin. They sell for 2-3$ each on aliexpress and can be found in any Gundam stores. And it is easy to design the hole or drill it. Buy pins! I have bought hundreds of 1mm diameter pins in different lengths: 3mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm. 12mm. And never regretted it. Each time I am running short of one size I can’t imagine myself to cut the pins, sand them smooth etc. So I just buy them over and over.
  7. Very nice! How did you do the canopies? We’re they printed?
  8. There are a lot of details, I am eager to see your Fan liner finished!
  9. Hum, I have tried plug in gears and it generally ease a lot the 3D model. But I have never been 100% satisfied because you have landing gears lying in your display. So making them retractable will always give you a sensation of ‘satisfaction’. But if it looks really impossible, you can try to have a storage place to put the gears inside your model, that way you don’t have landing gears all around your display (that’s the case for my KF-40 and I like it)
  10. Woah, how can’t imagine how many hours this diorama represents! I didn’t help much, and you made a hell of a master piece!
  11. already done that with the Vajra queen and the Macross quarter! It last 10minutes though, facing 2 fighters
  12. I love the colors ! I don’t know yet if they will be available in Europe in bandai’s official resellers or not
  13. They existed as a plastic recast of the originals, I bought a set on aliexpress. This is why no one has made it on shapeways. You could check if they are still available. If not, it would be the occasion to put a model on shapeways. Let me know. That’s nice! I will probably grab a couple sets. Because they need little preparation and little paint for display ! if you can have a perfect mix to match the color of US grey like the spray TS-81, that would be perfecto!
  14. Perhaps this has been modified to obtain much beefier arms. I don’t know how much it will affect the look of the fighter mode
  15. I don’t know when they have become available but they can save some time! I generally thin these paints with Tamiya Lacquer thinner (retarder type) and it works just perfect! I have never regretted using this thinner over the cheaper options such as acetone thinning.
  16. I use Motip primer now, I have had good results compared to Tamiyas. For the paint, I have switched from Tamiya TS spray cans to LP pots so it is easier to mix colors and airbrush it. I am stilling having strange issues and irregular results with acrylic vernish cans reacting with the paint though! 505thAirborne, sorry but it has been years that I haven’t designed such a big project, but I can see a few talented guys on Facebook.
  17. The red one was printed in white Pa12 (standard plastic) and the grey one was printed in MJF PA12 (grey plastic). They both need 3 passes of prime/sanding to obtain a smooth surface. Just take your time to smooth them before painting!
  18. Hi guys, thanks Jasonc for answering all the questions ! Mechapilot77, since I buy precut pins, I haven't adjusted / cut pins to the strict recommended lengths. for instance, if it is said to use 13mm long pins, you should be good with either 12mm or 14mm ones.
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    I generally use the white PA which is the standard white plastic from shapeways or the grey/black plastic which is MJF plastic from HP. Both are as strong as injected ABS plastic used in “quality” toys. But because they are strong and have a natural grainy aspect, they are hard to smooth (and time consuming)!
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    Bandai DX VF-31

    Hi guys! I was catching up with the thread and then I saw a few hot answers about me. I really don’t mind if you want to buy the official version or my version, but as a Macross fan, I will at least buy one copy of Bandai’s speaker pod. That’s because I really like the speaker pod and I thought it had much more meaning with the general story than the default “drone chargeuuuh”. Also, I know that the official release will have clever mechanisms that will help me designing new customs This speaker pod hasn’t sold much in my shop. Where the weapons and custom missiles have sold 10x or 20x more! So I just hope at some point that Bandai release more weapon options, and I am sure it won’t disappoint in sales compared to this speaker pod.
  21. That’s really really nice! I haven’t finished mine yet but I can see how much love and work you did on the sanding alone! The weathering fits well this figure too! Great job!
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