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Model In-Progress / Re: Destroid Tomahawk 1:72
« on: April 29, 2011, 12:41:18 AM »
I finally found some time to paint the model. I planned to paint it in all colors, but after painting the white I got tired and stopped.
I started with a couple of layers of German grey and then built the shite in layers.
I used the dark grey as preshading layer, but will have to accentuate the shadows with post shading later on.
Next time I hope to complete the painting.

Model In-Progress / Destroid Tomahawk 1:72
« on: April 23, 2011, 11:17:58 AM »
Until the paints I've ordered reach me and I can finally repaint my fourth try of the Valkyrie I started, I'm working on Wave's destroid Tomahwak which I got from hlj.

Currently I almost finished building it, only a bit more filling and sanding to do, and then find some time to paint it and start the base.

The building was fun and simple, good engineering, but necessary to fill and sand most of the major parts as they are built in halves. Lots of clear parts which can be left off until painting is done.

The decal sheet has some numbering options, and all in all a very nice and sturdy looking and feeling model.

Next update will be after the paint is on :).

Model In-Progress / Re: VF-1D Super Valkyrie - Hasegawa 1/72
« on: February 23, 2011, 12:02:46 PM »
Awesome progress so far.
I'm following closely :).

Model In-Progress / Re: RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Luca Custom, Bandai 1:72
« on: February 23, 2011, 12:00:43 PM »
That was the plan, but in reality the red doesn't work with the white so well, so I'm going to put this model for while, and then strip the paint again, and then go for another try  :pirate:
The red is too dominant, I think I need to pick a softer color to go with the white, or a colder tone.

Model In-Progress / Re: RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Luca Custom, Bandai 1:72
« on: February 19, 2011, 05:05:08 AM »
So after some thinking I stripped the green and gray paint. Next I tried to paint a different way and it was so bad I had to strip the paint again.
Today I finally got the time to paint the model the third time, and this is the result.
I didn't take pictures of the ghosts, but here is how the Valkyrie looks like.

Hope you like, will be happy to hear feedback

Model In-Progress / Re: VF-1D Super Valkyrie - Hasegawa 1/72
« on: February 05, 2011, 10:47:00 AM »
Fantastic color scheme!
Great job on everything.

Yep a lot less forgiving, but not as bad as I thought. The future doesn't dry too fast so I had time to maneuver. Anyways I stripped them of the paints and decals, and will go a totally different direction with this kit. I'll use a different paint scheem all together, but am still waiting for the paints and decals to arrive :)..

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/72 VF-1 Valkyrie
« on: December 30, 2010, 09:18:45 AM »
Thank you, though I finished it some a couple of weeks ago:


Model In-Progress / Re: RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Luca Custom, Bandai 1:72
« on: December 30, 2010, 09:16:38 AM »
I didn't post the pictures yet, but the ghosts were painted green and gray, sprayed clear from tamiya, and then I went for decaling them.

Wow, these myst be the thickest decals I've ever seen. I tried my usual way of using micro sol and set, and the decal will not dissolve. Whats worse, is that aprart from not getting fixed properly to the model, it would not solve into the panel lines and cause silvering.

So after lots of help from my home forum, I tried using future and a setting solution, and it works great. But when everything was done, all the future, clear, and wash darkened the models and they looked very bad. So currently everything sits in a nice bowl filled with bleacher and soon I'll strip them from their paint and decals.

I plan my own scheme which I hope will be much more fun to do than green..

Model In-Progress / Re: RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Luca Custom, Bandai 1:72
« on: December 30, 2010, 09:13:17 AM »
Simon, Jhon and Peter the three ghosts were built at first, no problem at all. building went smooth and fast.

continuing with the arms, and dish. The model is posable and snap fit, though I use glue. It is apparant from these stages that I'll need a lot of filling to do.

I'm planning to build it in Valkyrie form, so everything is glued and fixed in place for this pose. I have to say that Bandai's engineering is absoloutly awesome. Very smart break of parts and design.

Model In-Progress / RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Luca Custom, Bandai 1:72
« on: December 30, 2010, 09:10:02 AM »
I'm building another Valkyire, this time from Bandai Macross Frontier series.
I loved this anime series, and my son is in love with the final two episodes and I watched them with him so many times...  :lol:

Anyways, here is my blog for this model.

It has tons of parts, molded in various green tones, black, gray, and clear.
There are decals inside (which I'll let you know later how much trouble they gave me) and some stickers.
At first my plan was to paint it like the anime, but as I struggled with the decals I decided to strip the paint and do it in a more colorful scheme.

Model Gallery / Re: Ma.K KROTE (3Q WAVE model)
« on: December 15, 2010, 09:47:00 PM »
Looks familiar ;)..
Very happy to see you arrived to this great forum.

Model Gallery / Re: VF-1 Valkyrie, YOT 1:72
« on: December 12, 2010, 05:44:29 AM »
Thanks :)

Model In-Progress / RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Luca Custom, 1/72
« on: December 12, 2010, 05:39:16 AM »
I had so much fun building the VF-1 so I just had to try one of the bigger ones. Got the bandai model from hlj, and started building it.
It is a great kit, but I can see I'll have to put some effort into filling and puttying, due to the fact that it supposed to be transformable, and so not perfectly fit together.
I plan on finishing it like the TV series, in green and according to the instructions.
Tons of work but lots of fun :).
Thanks for taking a look,

The three ghosts: Simon, Peter, and John are ready, little kits onto themselves. I left the top clear yellow plastic till after painting.

The underside of the front fuselage was built, but still not glued in place.

Also built the hands and radar dish, which I'll probably leave open. It is a big model, and with the three ghosts should be very impressive.

I'll post new pictures soon :).

« on: December 08, 2010, 10:27:38 PM »
1:72 briegel  :drool:
I would love to get one when its done. I hope you do more stuff in 1:72, it's my favorite scale..

Model In-Progress / Re: VF-1D Super Valkyrie - Hasegawa 1/72
« on: December 08, 2010, 10:25:47 PM »
I love vlakyries too  :lol:
Great work on your model.
I'm going to follow this one closely..

Model Gallery / Re: VF-1 Valkyrie, YOT 1:72
« on: November 27, 2010, 09:49:09 AM »
Thank you :).
Funaka its my own scheme, I used the minmay limited edition from hasegawa as a refence and picked some aoshima car decals. The YOT is Yoichi of tomorrow, which I only learned about from the decal set, not a macross figure but some other type of manga.

Garylok the white and purple were airbrushed, not sure what you meant by washed out, I sprayed them over the white basis, and after some layers the look of the purple was a bit varied, but I liked it so stopped there. In any case I need to get more experienced with painting the non military colors, so I hope in my next model I'll manage to paint these colors better :).

Model Gallery / VF-1 Valkyrie, YOT 1:72
« on: November 19, 2010, 07:35:59 AM »
I would like to share pictures of the finished model, lot of fun building it, and it definetely not going to be my last..
Thanks for watching,

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/72 VF-1 Valkyrie
« on: November 17, 2010, 10:22:59 AM »
The white parts were washed with gray oil color, and the purple with black wash. the colors were dilluted with mineral white spirits.

The next time will be the final pictures, can't wait for the wash to dry.

Model In-Progress / Re: 1/72 VF-1 Valkyrie
« on: November 15, 2010, 11:28:10 AM »
I added some more decals, mostly from the kit, and some writing on the vertical fins.

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