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Update on the first post

* Add YF-29

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The YF-29 Durandal is an experimental variable fighter designed to combat the Vajra. YF-29 is improved from the VF-25 Tornado pack, and has integrated Fold Quartz to disrupt the Vajra networks. Its weaponry includes a HBP-01A heavy quantum beam rifle and 12 MBL-02S micro-missile launchers. Here is Alto Saotome’s custom YF-29 with super pack, with the fold wave projectors deployed. (http://www.macross2.net/m3/macrossf/yf-29.htm)

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On screen, Macross Frontier the Movie Wings of Goodbye

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Battroid 

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The full set pack YF-29 has various improvements over the previous releases. One is the wing boosters and the chest now have ratchets, and that really helps the playability.

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Atmospheric fighter mode. I used Tamiya black and grey panel liners, TS-80 flat coat, and Gundam markers.

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I've been busy moving to my new home. With all the hobby stuff, moving was a pain in the butt but I'm glad that everything arrived safely. Summer is coming, have fun and see you next time!        

 

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3 hours ago, EastwindS2k said:

Update on the first post

* Add YF-29

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The YF-29 Durandal is an experimental variable fighter designed to combat the Vajra. YF-29 is improved from the VF-25 Tornado pack, and has integrated Fold Quartz to disrupt the Vajra networks. Its weaponry includes a HBP-01A heavy quantum beam rifle and 12 MBL-02S micro-missile launchers. Here is Alto Saotome’s custom YF-29 with super pack, with the fold wave projectors deployed. (http://www.macross2.net/m3/macrossf/yf-29.htm)

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On screen, Macross Frontier the Movie Wings of Goodbye

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Battroid 

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The full set pack YF-29 has various improvements over the previous releases. One is the wing boosters and the chest now has ratchets, and that really helps the playability.

20210607_023356.thumb.jpg.b141dcbb5db600208c98b6669331f6d3.jpg

 

Atmospheric fighter mode. I used Tamiya black and grey panel liners, TS-80 flat coat, and Gundam markers.

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I've been busy moving to my new home. With all the hobby stuff, moving was a pain in the butt but I'm glad that everything arrived safely. Summer is coming, have fun see and you next time!        

 

Great work on the Durandal! :good:

Mine's still sitting in pieces atm. Started a new job not long ago and bought a new house like you, so been too busy to work on it. I hope when it's done it looks half as good as yours! 

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Update to the first post:

* Add S-37

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The Sukhoi S-37 was an experimental fighter for the Anti-U.N. near the end of the Unification Wars. Few S-37s were used to test advanced technologies (e.g. active stealth) in combat, and that helped the development of the SV-51 variable fighter. Here shows a S-37 in D.D. Ivanov's colors and Klimov RD-35A/R booster.

 

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S-37 is deadly in the hands of an experienced pilot. This one has two micro-missile launcher/auxiliary tanks, two RD-33D mid-range missiles, plus more weapons in its internal bay.

 

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S-37 is powered by two Soloviev D30-F6 engines. They were upgraded to D30-F6X on the SV-51s. http://www.macross2.net/m3/macrosszero/sv-51.htm

 

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The missiles, decals, booster, and pilot came from a Hasegawa SV-51 kit.

 

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A possible blue S-37 on screen, Macross Plus episode 3.

 

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D.D. Ivanov’s SV-51, its colors resemble the real S-37.

 

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S-37 in the real world. It was renamed to Su-47 Berkut in 2002.

 

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Examples of active stealth in Macross. They are likely based on the plasma stealth technology which the former Soviet Union was keen on developing.

 

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S-37 without the booster.

 

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It was fun to build this Hobby Boss 1/72. I love when a model has good details and yet is simple in design.

 

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Some of the colors that I used for this project. Most are from Hasegawa's SV-51 paint guide.

 

Have fun!

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Update to the first post: 

* Add ES-11D

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ES-11D was a type of recon spaceplane for the U.N. before the Space War I. Because of its non-variable simple design, some were still active in the 2040s. Here is an ES-11D stationed on Planet Eden’s New Edwards TFC, with a special paint to celebrate Sharon Apple’s galaxy tour at the time.

 

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ES-11D has both conventional and thermo-nuclear reaction engines.

 

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I wish there will be more releases of the minor aircrafts. How about a F-203 Dragon II or MiM-31 Karyovin?

 

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The main colors are Mr. Hobby C69 (off white, fuselage) and C71 (midnight blue, radome)

 

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On screen, Macross episode 7 and 10

 

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I was fortunate to acquire this rare copy of Moscato 1/72. It’s well designed and beautifully sculpted by John F. Moscato. It'd be perfect if canopies were made with clear plastics :)

 

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Cockpit close up. The pilots are from Shapeways 3D Printing 

https://www.shapeways.com/product/VJ23S29SZ/1-72-scale-pilots-for-vf-1j?optionId=165958660&li=ostatus

 

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The custom decals for this project. I tested different sizes on regular papers before the final print.

 

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Original art from Macross Mecha Manual http://www.macross2.net/m3/sdfmacross/catseye.htm

 

Have fun!

 

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7 hours ago, EastwindS2k said:

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I wish there will be more releases of the minor aircrafts. How about a F-203 Dragon II or MiM-31 Karyovin?

Gorgeous!

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Update to the first post:

* Add VF-1A

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VF-1A was the first mass-produced viable fighter for the U.N. It was used extensively in Space War I and was in production until the 2020s. Arguably, VF-1 is the most recognizable variable fighter in the Macross world.

 

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VF-1A standard weapons are 1 RÖV-20 anti-aircraft laser cannon, 1 GU-11 gun pod, and 12 AMM-1 missiles.

 

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In Gerwalk. The concept of mass production gives Macross a sense of reality

 

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Battroid

 

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VF-1A on screen. One of the battroid is actually a VF-1J if watched carefully.

 

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VF-1A in Macross DYRL

 

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VF-1A with Superpack.

 

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With QF-3000 Ghost

 

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Used an extra superpack and waterslide decals.

 

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I airbrushed red (Tamiya XF-7) to match the original art and Bandai’s missiles. 

 

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This is a movie version VF-1A 2.0, Yamato also released a T.V. version before.

 

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Original art, from: http://www.macross2.net/m3/sdfmacross/vf-1a-valkyrie.htm 

 

Have fun! 

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