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  1. 2 hours ago, chriswoo said:

    look great on the final product except i don't like the color theme. look like rock and roll 80's vibe haha however going to press PO button if they ever announce. 

    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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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)


  4. 1 hour ago, MKT said:

    What if.. Kawamori decides to make a valk combiner like Transformers? Being perfect transformation, I can visualize the ghosts and packs becoming the hands, feet, pants & chest.. :pardon:

    already done that with the Vajra queen and the Macross quarter! It last 10minutes though, facing 2 fighters

  5. On 9/9/2021 at 3:17 AM, Atheonyirh said:


    Checking Xigfrid's shop showed pylons like that but designed to interface with his missiles as opposed to for interfacing with the existing missiles.

    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.


    On 9/9/2021 at 6:58 AM, valhary said:

    After a long time finally we could test the resin version of missiles TMM 201 designed by Xigfrid will be available 2 sets:

    -Set "S" includes 4 shorts pylons with 3 missiles each one

    -Set "M" includes 2 shorts pylons with 3 missiles each one and 2 long pylons  with 6 missiles each one

    Once are ready for sale we will announce

    If you have any question or request additional information please send me a PM 



    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!

  6. 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.

  7. On 6/4/2021 at 10:36 PM, Mechapilot77 said:

    thanks xigfrid.   btw, what type of primer and paint are people using on this? 

    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. 

  8. 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!



  9. 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.

  10. 4 minutes ago, twich said:

    Went searching on YouTube and found your two videos , your VF-9 seems very durable. Is that a special material that you used to construct? Or is that regular shapeways material? Love the design! Thank you, you video was very informative!


    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)! 

  11. 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. 

  12. 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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