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Yamato 1/60 VF-1J customized


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Hi I'm new here and used to be an aircraft scale modeler.

(Any ARCers here? :p )

Here is my customized Yamato 1/60 VF-1J.

I resribed tons of new panel lines and rivets according to Hasegawa injection kit level, and also sand off the combining line and ugly screw holes which makes it so toy-like. (Yes it's a toy but I prefer to think it as a perfectly transformable VF model.)

I also added some low-viz US NAVY stencil decals and the famous Skull leader logo decal on it.

I did order one Yamato 1/60 VF-1 assemble model kit which was announced to be released in October, but after I customize this one I just canceled my preorder of the kit.

I found the paints could never stick hard on the kit surface because the plastic is all made by ABS, not the normal injection kit ones.

So I gave up to paint it thouroughly but just some place that I can still play with it after painting without chopping off the paints.

Hope you like it! :rolleyes:

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Cheers,

Yufei

Fighter Mode

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Thank you for your quick feedbacks, guys!

So deeply encouraged. :)

What a beautiful job you’ve done there, Yufei!

Congratulations and thanks for share (though your thread should go to the “Building/Customizing Macross Models and Toys” section: http://www.macrosswo...hp?showforum=23) ;)

Sorry, my fault!

A new bee here and do not know the rules so much.

I'll learn more later. :)

Wow, this is the first time I can actually say I like the V2 1/60.

Fantastic workmanship.

Thanks a lot buddie!

Which version do you like at first then? :rolleyes:

Cheers,

Yufei

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Superb work especially the custom panel lining!

What tools did you use to do that and what decals did you use?

Thanks for sharing mate!

Thanks dude!

I used Hasegawa rivet scriber(here: http://www.hlj.com/product/HSGTL11) to make rivet holes and a 0.3mm hand dirller to make rivets more obvious.

And the rescirber I used is made by Mr. Hobby, GT-65 Line Chisel(here: http://www.hlj.com/product/GNZGT65), but the blade is 0.15mm ones.

HTH!

Cheers,

Yufei

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Thanks dude!

I used Hasegawa rivet scriber(here: http://www.hlj.com/product/HSGTL11) to make rivet holes and a 0.3mm hand dirller to make rivets more obvious.

And the rescirber I used is made by Mr. Hobby, GT-65 Line Chisel(here: http://www.hlj.com/product/GNZGT65), but the blade is 0.15mm ones.

HTH!

Cheers,

Yufei

Thanks!

What decals did you use?

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great job!! must have been hard as hell to scribe all that in on there!!

don't like the black on the tailfins, nor the skull+crossbones on the tailfins & blast shield, but that aside, looks absolutely magnificent on the whole!!

would have been nice if YAMATO could have gotten that kind of detail into the basic 1/60v.II mould,

but then i suppose YAMATO would have had to double it's MSRP or some crazy noise like that...

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Thank you guys!

You're great! Your nice comments could be my next project's great power.

By the way, it's the Yamato 1/60 Regult.

Now on its way from Japan to Shanghai. :)

Thanks!

What decals did you use?

The stencils are from a 1/72 Academy F/A-18C Canadian/Spain scheme spare decal.

The skull things are from a Chinese modeler home made decal.

The skull mark is bit too big for the tail fins so I cut the cross bone to match it(I guess the original size was designed for 1/48 scale).

great job!! must have been hard as hell to scribe all that in on there!!

don't like the black on the tailfins, nor the skull+crossbones on the tailfins & blast shield, but that aside, looks absolutely magnificent on the whole!!

would have been nice if YAMATO could have gotten that kind of detail into the basic 1/60v.II mould,

but then i suppose YAMATO would have had to double it's MSRP or some crazy noise like that...

Thanks! I personally love the skull mark and it has become a symbol of Valkyrie to me, but I prefer the head of J type so I just combined them together. :)

Yes I wish Yamato could add more details on the surface!

But well, you see, to most toy buyers, the original 1/60 details are fine enough I guess except some core rivet lovers like me. :)

Yufei, what did you replace the wing's hard points with?

No, I just used some putty to fill the holes and sand the wing hard joints flat.

Then rescribe some round panel on the point places where you can find them also on a real figher.

So I just gave up the wing missiles.

You have to choice sometime and that's mine. :))

Cheers,

Yufei

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[...] No, I just used some putty to fill the holes and sand the wing hard joints flat.

Then rescribe some round panel on the point places where you can find them also on a real figher.

So I just gave up the wing missiles.

You have to choice sometime and that's mine. :))

Cheers,

Yufei

That's fair enough to me ^_^

Again, great job!

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Thanks mates!

What did you use to plug the screw holes? The surface looks immaculate.

I used Tamiya AB putty to fill the holes and then sanding.

Actually I sprayed cool white over the sanded surface.

HTH!

Cheers,

Yufei

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Thanks for your comments, folks!

Here I post some detail shots for your reference. :rolleyes:

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Damn, that's awesome! Very nice work on your custom VF-1J. Looks like it took a good deal of time. Love the little added touches, like verniers on the backpack, and the extra decals.

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Thanks guys!

How did you do the light on the nose gear door?

I used a clear lense produed by M.V. Products.

They are great for replacing aircraft or train model lights.

Very realistic.

HTH!

Yufei

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