Thursday, 23 April 2009

Chara-works 1/144 Macross Valkyrie VF-1J Hikaru Ichijyo

Chara-works 1/144 Macross Vol.1 Valkyrie VF-1J Hikaru Ichijyo 1

I have alot of theses little beauties, enough to do nearly every version of the VF-1 i can think of1

Thought i would start with the VF-1J Hikaru Ichijyo, the man who put the max in macross.

These little Valkyries VF-1's are from my favorite anime, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, made by Chara-works along with F-toys who make alot of the pre-painted 1/144 planes in Japan.

Chara-works 1/144 Macross Vol.1 Valkyrie VF-1J Hikaru Ichijyo 3

These have fantastic detail but fail on how they where but together, as can be seen above with the massive seam along the nose, also along the engines/legs there are really bad seams, gonna have to use alot of putty on those. The paint apps are hit or miss but mostly miss with the ones i have,gone have to do alot of detail painting. Should look really good when i paint up the panels lines.

Chara-works 1/144 Macross Vol.1 Valkyrie VF-1J Hikaru Ichijyo 2

Really cool thing is the decals these come with which means i can make nearly every VF-1 i can think of. Some of the other Valkyries have decals only for that model while this it has some which can be used for quite alot of different Valkyrie designs.

Comes with the option of landing gear up or down but i will choose either one and glue them in, not a fan of changing them over as the landing gear is really small and could easily get lost.

Chara-works 1/144 Macross Vol.1 Valkyrie VF-1J Hikaru Ichijyo 4

Going to be seeing alot of these customized and improved in the future, hoping i can make every version in the TV series and movie and any on other future macross anime.

Until next Deculture!

Ian

1 comment:

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