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Latest completed build- VF-11B Thunderbolt


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Latest addition to my completed collection. A 1/72 scale VF-11B Thunderbolt, from Hasegawa, plus a 1/72 resin booster set from the Club M release of same.

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The Club M release also came with the Super Packs, so that's why I used the boosters on this one.

As usual, more to be seen here.

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Great job on this VF-11 ! :)

How was the building ? no trick or something to pay attention at ? (I have the VE-11 from Hasegawa on my desk...)

Thanks for sharing.

regards,

Thank you! No, no specific problems at all. Main build went together very fast.

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It looks great!! Good job!! I have a Club-M VF-11 too, but it's a special edition without any pack or option parts. :(

I might have an extra pair of packs, as I constructed one years ago without any.... would you like them?

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Oh, yeah, btw AWESOME BUILD JEFUEMON!

(Can't resist using the extra caps because your build is THAT awesome!)

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Will you display it at some exhibits, Jefuemon?

IIRC, a well-known modelers' event is held at Sapporo Factory every year.

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Will you display it at some exhibits, Jefuemon?
IIRC, a well-known modelers' event is held at Sapporo Factory every year.

If I ever get a chance, I'd like to publicly display a few of my kits, yes.

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If I ever get a chance, I'd like to publicly display a few of my kits, yes.

FYI
HME, "HOKKAIDO MODELER'S EXHIBITION."
Sorry, but Japanese txt only.
The next exhibit will be held on 23 and 24, Aug, 2014.
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Wonderful build, Jefuemon. Impressive work on you flickr pages, too.

Looks like you dressed up the ejector seat to the VF-11?

I just picked up a VF-11B kit from HLJ that was on sale for $12.00 (us). It's the Macross: The Ride version so I'll need to scounge up some UN Spacy 'kite' emblems to make is a service VF.

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Great work! The top of the booster paintwork looks slightly out of line, but I'm guessing that's due to the old resin moulds.

Or my wonky free-hand painting... :p

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After watching a bit of Macross 7, I see VF-11 design was meant to be the cannon fodder that the tan colored VF-1A's were in the original Macross. Glad it got it's due as a valk design.

I read somewhere (maybe here) it was designed because using the VF-19 as the 'common' valk was rejected because it looked too much like a 'hero' mount. Sort of the way the VF-17 design was used in the Macross Frontier series - last year's hero model is this year's cannon fodder - but I still want a 1/72 VF-171 model kti!

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