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Hasegawa Super VF-1D Minmay


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Well, I swore I had a thread going here but now I don't see it... Anyway, here's the latest:

I added some detail to the main thrusters as well as the reactor missile thrusters, which were just a flat plate:

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Then I went to work painting the cockpit. It's like a kit in and of itself. You have to paint it, then clearcoat it. Then decal it. The clearcoat it. Then do a wash. Then clearcoat it. Then drybrush it. Did it all in a weekend of short spurts of work followed by waiting for clearcoats to dry. Those hasegawa decals are THICK it took a lot of MicroSol just to get them to stay in place, let alone conform to the shapes in the cockpit. Here's a series of pics showing the progression:

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Starting last weekend I decided this kit needs more decals so I started rendering this. It will go in the circles on the side of the Super Booster Packs. I'm going to make a few more things like numbers and stuff and also some decals for my VF-25 while I'm at it. In the meantime the kit is primed and I'm doing round two of fixing seam lines.

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Cockpit and pilots look great! Love the detailing. Fantastic work on the Minmay decal image too! Very talented. Keep up the great work! :D

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