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  1. Here's the latest update: I've finished up the first set. It did take a bit of work. The resin bucks that the canopy copies are pulled from seem to be the actual size of the canopy itself; once the plastic is pulled over it seems to be slightly oversized even though the plastic is quite thin. Each copy will need to be fitted to your kit. There could be minute differences between resin kit copies; so you'll have to sand along the edges of the frame and test it as you go to get a satisfactory fit. I'll get them roughly trimmed to get them off the buck but they will definitely require you to work them to size. Sorry! I can't do it for you. Photos: Here's the process I've been using: the rear canopy has been reduced around the edges to get a good fit. I used sandpaper curled up (220, 320 etc), Super Sanding Blocks to take down the sides evenly and did everything with wet sanding (just add some water for a smoother cut). After I had a good fit the whole piece needs to be polished. Here I use Micro mesh Sanding Clothes (2400-12000) but first I used 600, 800, 1000, 1200 in sandpaper. You MUST go in order because you are removing the scratches from the last paper successively. After that I use a felt buffing wheel with Tamiya fine polishing compound, gently on the lowest rpm on my dremel. I may dip in future, but I will try to avoid it if I can. You can see the difference b/w the rear canopy and the front piece (not sanded yet). I'll make a video if you like? Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it looks, although I will polish them further. I'm particular about how these should look so I hope these will help you guys out in finishing your builds! When I have the copies made everyone will get three sets to work with and we'll figure out the payment. I like to have it ready to go first. You guys good with $20 to cover shipping and materials to wherever you are? ~anth
  2. Looks great! Well done on the construction and finish! What colour did you use for the super pack?
  3. Wow! That looks pretty great!!
  4. Here's the first good set I'm working up. They need to be trimmed a bit to fit nicely. That involves slowing sanding it down. After that, I will polish them with a high grit polishing cloth and then a dip into future. I will show more details of the steps.
  5. Curious if there's enough interest to start an Anime Model Builders club here in London.
  6. Ok, I think I have something that looks pretty good! Stay tuned, will get pics up
  7. Here's an update on the VF-4; started decals on the nacelles. Waiting on a buddy to recreate the rear canopy in clear 3D printed resin and a buck for vacuum forming a replacement for the donor kit. Meanwhile I have been working on a RGM-79 sniper II prototype. thanks for checking in!
  8. Sorry, slow process! I have the nice sheet stock. Will work on them this week!
  9. Hey Gang, I'm picking up my plastic order this week, so I should have a good update very soon. I'm hoping to get something usable shortly and we can get on with our builds!
  10. I plan to send you guys 3 sets each; if you'd like a trimmed set, I'll trim one up for you. I will keep the cost low, I'd like to cover off shipping and a few bucks for materials. How's $15 plus shipping sound (should keep it to around $20)? I'm waiting on the plastic order at the moment, stay tuned!
  11. looks great! I think I'd be interested as well!
  12. For those who need a set: would you want them pre-trimmed or would you want to be able to trim them yourself?
  13. This has process has definitely proven challenging for me. I'm getting a bit closer! The first image is the rear cockpit. It's been dipped in future (which I don't often use) and it seemed to help with the clarity. The second pic shows an older test of the forward cockpit and you can see the spotty nature of those pulls. I have some quality plastic on order and I hope that it will yield nice clear pieces.
  14. So the SDF-2 is MegaRoad-01, one being the class and one the ship of the line. I'm using the Megaroad-01 decal from the kit. The test of the codes I'm looking through my stash, maybe I'll be able to cobble it together. I have luck printing decal as, I may try that as well.
  15. I would like to use the NL, but in my mind I don't think it makes sense anymore. I think it has to be a made up one for "fleet defense" or something like that instead of a Homebase. I'm not %100 yet tho. And thank you Slide!
  16. Here's a few update shots (phone camera). I learned that there are 2 noted squadrons aboard the SDF-2; skull and iron chiefs, so that leaves room for a sundowner squad. Still working on the markings.
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