Got this little bird all decaled yesterday, after it was airbrushed during the week. Looking forward to getting the wash on this to bring out all the lovey detail. Working on the landing gear and weapons right now.
"Dual-Combo" decided to start making my fighters in double as quite a few of the models kits i buy come in 2 anyway. Will go along the direction of either markings of the origin country and then one in a foreign air force (F-104, Mig-29), High Vis / Low Viz (F-/A-18, F-14), 1 seater / 2 seater (A-7, Me-262) or even variants (A-6/EA-9, Mig-25/Mig-31)
As these 2 Russian jets where both advanced technology testbeds built at the same time i reckon i can start of with these as a Dual-Combo.
Anyway check out the size of the beast, the Spitfire looks incredibly small next to these 2 giants.
Got a few Dual-Combo's ready to go soon, F-104, Hawker Hurricane.
Brilliant new mook i got sent from Japan published in 2020 by the Macross Broadcast Agency. Filled with lots of cool almost photo realistic pictures, drawing and so much information (but of course in Japanese, only know 200 Kanji i can only really read the Kana).
As soon as i finished geeking out over the great photos in here, i dug out some of my 1/144 F-Toys VF-1's to get cracking copying some of the cool new marking from this. This is only stratosphere Valkyries with no Super parts present except for an drawing, hope another for space valks comes out in the future.
First photo in the book is a great sunset flypast the SDF-1.
Nice shot over the mountains at the top and classy shot from the ground of a landing brownie.
VF-1D two seaters goodness.
Cool photos on the bottom of a Valkyrie dispensing flares and i wonder if the LM on the right with the Valkyries in front of the SDF-1 means Lynn Minmay? Nice fly past the SDF-1 by brownies from the TV Series.
Angel Birds from episode 1 with nice little Fanracer action.
Thats a quality pic of a DYRL? VF-1S
Nice sunset shots, especially the one of the SDF-1 street view from Macross City and theres the quality Ark Royal Valkyrie.
VF-1 and VF-0 in the same photo, along with the two seater electronic VF-1G and the unknown to me VF-1N. Battriod Max VF-1A and Hikaru VF-1J TV.
Transformation of a VF-1A from Battriod - Gerwalk - Fighter. Got some cool marking design.
Plenty of info like this showing where whats what and where it should go, pages on every detail.
Few pages on the CVS-101 Prometheus are cool, this thing can sink to the control tower just showing above the surface so its harder to track, nice.
Like the fly over the Prometheus by Roy Focker and Brownie,must be just before the series starts.
Before and after the VF-1, F-14 and the awesome VF-4!
Eight single pages of these Squadron Marking's of the Valkyrie all in 1/144 scale, lots of cool schemes i would like to do.
Got to do the Ark Royal Valkyrie being a brit, oh a pink one, lovely and it zentradi or would that be meltradi.
Will review the VF-19 master file once received, no word yet on another one, would expect VF-25 next.
Such a quality book, hope i don't wear it out thumbing through it too often.
So i built this fantastic little kit in no time, seriously this is one top quality kit. Now that ive built it straight out of the box i'm thinking of getting a few more adding a little scratch detail and making a dio.
Check out the detail and the perfect fit! Wonderful kit!
Great little cockpit, painted black then dry brushed. Next time i build will add some more detail and a pilot maybe.
Reckon this one will be completed in record time.
Crusher Joe, an anime movie and 2 OVA's which i think is just THE perfect space opera (on a par with the original Star Wars Trilogy) . I watched these with absolute joy, i just couldn't believe how damn good they where.
It has everything i enjoy about anime and sci-fi in general, One of the best looking spaceships ive seen the Minerva, a great cast of lovable rogues, lot of action and comedy, pirates, big fleet battle ships with always a personal favorite awesome military designs, robots, a cute girl and again always constants action, no let up perfect space opera.
Oh! i wish there was more than what there is but at least what there is, is now a personal favorite.
The next build, bought after seeing Wiseman_lego's nice looking build on flickr. A very sleek looking French fighter jet developed after droping out of the Eurofighter program. One of the best revell kits available and with no any aftermarket decals available that i can find.
Great amount of detail, the panels and all the screw holes are looking good for the wash.
Looks like the kit could become a two-seater with the single seater sprue being separate but this is an 10 years old release so i don't see that happening any time soon. But there is the aftermarket, Senworks the only one to do a resin upgrade duel-seater for this with Retrowings meant to be coming in the future.