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Macross Group Build 2010 - 2011
Posted by Phil_H on Saturday, August 21, 2010 10:54 AM

Macross Group Build 2010-2011

This is a group build for fans of the anime series Macross (including sequels, prequels and movies).

Timeframe:

20 September 2010 to 20 September 2011

Guidelines:

  • The kit may come from any series/movie in the Macross Universe
  • Includes Zentradi mechs and "real world" aircraft such as the F-14 and Mig-29 as seen in Macross Zero
  • Colour schemes are flexible and may include custom jobs,  but must include Macross markings (no Battletech/Mechwarrior crossovers please)
  • OOB/AM/Scratch work, anything goes as long as you have fun with it

 

Participants:

Phil_H      
(Revell boxed) Arii1/5000 "Storm Attack Construction" SDF-1
1/72 Imai Destroid Spartan

Mad-Modeler  
1.) Wave 1/72 Destroid Tomahawk(release end of august)
2.) Bandai 1/144 Nousjadeul Ger
3.) Bandai 1/100 Missile Phalanx
4.) Yamato 1/60 Fan Racer (Pearl Gray Color) (depending on availability).

eptingmike     
1/72 Bandai VF-1A  Valkyrie

smeagol the vile  
Arii 1/100th scale VF-1D Gerwalk

Cosmic J         
Hasegawa 1/72 YF-19

Kugai               
Imai 1:200 HWR-00 Mk II Monster
1:100 Glaug officer's battlepod
{1/72?) VF-25 Luca custom
Mod/Conversion Imai 1:144 Queadlunn-Rau to Klan-Klan's Queadlunn-Rea

Harshman II     
Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1A Super Valkyrie  (starting early)  Finished: Pics here

SteelSnail
1/72 Hasegawa VF-1S

Gunpla Master
1/72 VF25F Supermessiah Valkyrie ALTO
1/72 Arii Destroid Tomahawk
1/720 Imai Quel-Quallie ("Bug-Eye")
Bandai 1/144 Nousjadeul Ger
Bandai 1/72 VF-1D Valkyrie (variable)

TD4438
1/170 (TBA)  and 1/170 Armoured Battroid Valkyrie (From Factory kit)

Scott_A
Arii 1:170 VF-1S
Bandai 1:72 VF-1J Battroid (15th anniversary)
Hasegawa 1:72 VF-0S Battroid

Stamps
Bandai 1:72, VF-1S Battroid Valkyrie, 15th Anniversary Model
Bandai 1:100, Missile Phalanx Destroid
Bandai 1:100, Attack Tomahawk Destroid
Bandai 1:100, Tactical Pod Glaug
Hasegawa 1:72, VE-1 Elintseeker

Cabecar
Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0B
Hasegawa 1/48 VF-1 J/A
Hasegawa 1/48 YF-19

RMC_Birdgunner (Tentative)
1/72 VF-1
1/72 VF-0 (?)

Potchip
Hasegawa 1.72 YF-19

SLW 45
1/72  Tactical Pod Regult

Funaka
1/72 Hasegawa VF-1D Super (conversion)

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Posted by Harshman II on Saturday, August 21, 2010 11:02 AM

Yo bro, add me in i am interested but I will start on next monday of my VF-1A Super Valkyrie. I wanted to use light grey instead of white for the base color scheme and I hope I will not screw up this kit Big Smile

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Posted by Phil_H on Saturday, August 21, 2010 11:15 AM

Harshman II

Yo bro, add me in i am interested but I will start on next monday of my VF-1A Super Valkyrie. I wanted to use light grey instead of white for the base color scheme and I hope I will not screw up this kit Big Smile

No problem - got you added in.

IIRC, the recommended base colour is acttually a very pale grey. I think I need to get a couple of pots of Gunze Mr Color 311 for a future project  too. 

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Saturday, August 21, 2010 1:43 PM

Im going to be doing a Arii 1/100th scale VF-1D Gerwalk

 

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Posted by Phil_H on Saturday, August 21, 2010 6:01 PM

Ok, got you updated.

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Posted by Mad-Modeler on Saturday, August 21, 2010 7:21 PM

Put me down for the following kits:

1.) Wave 1/72 Destroid Tomahawk(release end of august)

2.) Bandai 1/144 Nousjadeul Ger

3.) Bandai 1/100 Missile Phalanx

4.) Yamato 1/60 Fan Racer (Pearl Gray Color) (if I can get but should be able).

 

Actually was considering doing the Hasegawa  Egg-plane VF1-A/J Valkyrie but my son snagged it out of the stash already.

 

Doing multiple kits as most are quiet quick builds.

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Posted by Phil_H on Saturday, August 21, 2010 7:30 PM

Thanks, got you updated.

I'm planning on a number of builds too, but haven't decided exactly what. Smile

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Posted by Cosmic J on Sunday, August 22, 2010 4:36 AM

I'm in. I've got a Hasegawa 1/72 YF-19 ordered, should be here by the start date.

Nothing else to add, just wanted to make sure I was subscribed to this thread.

 

Also, a smiley I've never used, but always wanted to: Eats

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Posted by Phil_H on Sunday, August 22, 2010 5:41 AM

Hey CJ,

Got you logged and updated/ Smile

The YF-19 kit looks sweet, thinking of ordering one myself. Big Smile

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Posted by Harshman II on Monday, August 23, 2010 10:11 AM

Some of my progress guys as I promise I will start on an earlier date.

 

 

I'm never good at cockpit. haha.. A very simply paint up of it.

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Posted by SteelSnail on Monday, August 23, 2010 2:08 PM

Most probably I won't start until mid/late November, but count me in.

I'll build a 1/72 Hasegawa VF-1S. I'll try to do Ray Focke's ride Cool 

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Posted by smeagol the vile on Monday, August 23, 2010 3:48 PM

I have started mine, but since the batteries we bought at the fleamarket dont work... ugh... wont have pics for a bit.

 

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Posted by Phil_H on Monday, August 23, 2010 7:56 PM

Nice start Harshman,

The drybrushing on the seat seems a little excessive to me, but then that's my own taste. Smile

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Posted by Phil_H on Monday, August 23, 2010 7:59 PM

SteelSnail

Most probably I won't start until mid/late November, but count me in.

I'll build a 1/72 Hasegawa VF-1S. I'll try to do Ray Focke's ride Cool 

No problem SteelSnail, I'll put you down for a VF-1S. Smile

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Posted by Gunpla Master on Monday, August 23, 2010 8:02 PM

Well, I just could not take it and see that these things are another form of Transforming Mechs, I just gotta throw my hat into the ring to, if that's OK.  Here is what I have chose/ordered.  Hope it is OK, I do not see where anyone is doing this one.  Let me know if it is suitable?  I hope so, it was not cheap!  But boy does it look slick.Surprise

My subject is: 1/72 VF25F Supermessiah Valkyrie ALTO

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Posted by Phil_H on Monday, August 23, 2010 8:06 PM

smeagol the vile
I have started mine, but since the batteries we bought at the fleamarket dont work... ugh... wont have pics for a bit.

I'm not sure how familiar you are with the 1/100 Gerwalk kits, but there's a minor problem when built straight OOB. The wings don't extend fully as they do in the fighter version. This is because the wing-sweep "teeth" clash with the insert plate for the backpack thrusters when you extend the wings. If you glue the insert in firmly and then trim away the projecting corners. the full sweep will be restored. (Of course you can only do that before gluing the fuse halves together.)

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Posted by Phil_H on Monday, August 23, 2010 8:10 PM

Welcome on board Gunpla Master - yep that kit's fine.Smile

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Posted by Gunpla Master on Monday, August 23, 2010 8:21 PM

Phil_H

Welcome on board Gunpla Master - yep that kit's fine.Smile

OH BOY, OH BOY, OH BOY as Herman Munster use to say.  I am glad you brought this GB together Phil H.  I never really knew much about Macross, but boy does it look cool.  And there is a capable group of builders here as well, this should be an outstanding GB.  Thanks for having the GM.

Ordered this evening from across the great pond, will take a couple of weeks to get.  I will post as soon as I get, the contents of this beast.  If I understood it right, it is actually 2 kits, the base kit and the add on's.  At least thats how it looked to me.  I also order a set of PE f/the Bandia VF25 to add some details.

Happy Birthday Having my cake and eating it too.  I always wanted to use this smiley as well Cosmic J.

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Posted by Harshman II on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:21 AM

Phil_H

Nice start Harshman,

The drybrushing on the seat seems a little excessive to me, but then that's my own taste. Smile

Maybe is due to the camera flash that the dry brushing seems excessive.

By the way, some of my progress... and is very slow according to my standard. Slow as my job hectic schedule for today.

 

I hope I can finished assemble 85% of it by tml.....

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Posted by Cosmic J on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:18 PM

Gunpla Master

Well, I just could not take it and see that these things are another form of Transforming Mechs, I just gotta throw my hat into the ring to, if that's OK.  Here is what I have chose/ordered.  Hope it is OK, I do not see where anyone is doing this one.  Let me know if it is suitable?  I hope so, it was not cheap!  But boy does it look slick.Surprise

My subject is: 1/72 VF25F Supermessiah Valkyrie ALTO

http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad126/rickyhensley/VF25F_1-72_Supermessiah_Alto1_feb20.jpg

 

Whoa! That's pretty cool. I really like the markings. Cool

 

 

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Posted by Cosmic J on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:22 PM

Harshman II

Some of my progress guys as I promise I will start on an earlier date.

I'm never good at cockpit. haha.. A very simply paint up of it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/akagi/DSC04835.jpg

 

Making some good progress there Harshman II. (What ever happened to Harshman I?)

Is that instrument panel stock in the kit, or did you modify it? It's very eye catching.

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Posted by Kugai on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:49 PM

Gunpla Master

 

 

 If I understood it right, it is actually 2 kits, the base kit and the add on's.  At least thats how it looked to me.  I also order a set of PE f/the Bandia VF25 to add some details.

 

The 2-kit thing is exactly right.  They even offered the "Super" armored components as a separate kit, which I can only really see as coming in handy for anyone wanting to build the Super Recon VF-25, since only the basic one with Ghosts has been released to date.

Now, as for my contributions to this GB.

First off, the 1:200 HWR-00 Mk II Monster, maybe adding a couple 1:200 destroids for comparison.

Next, the 1:100 Glaug officer's battlepod.

VF-25 Luca custom, one of the included drones done up standard, one as a combat variant from Macross Galaxy, and the 3rd modified as best I can to resemble the Ghost Fighter from Macross Plus.

Finally, I figured I'd add to the challenge to my skills with converting the 1:144 Queadlunn-Rau to Klan-Klan's Queadlunn-Rea from Macross Frontier.  I'm not ambitious enough to try the full scratchbuild or intense modifications that would be needed to get all the proportions matching the anime, so this will just be an attempt to add and remove details for a "decent" adaptation.

Combined with the "finish up what I started years ago" priority builds already in the works, I think that should keep me busy for a year.

http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww122/randysmodels/No%20After%20Market%20Build%20Group/Group%20Badge/GBbadge2.jpghttp://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/razordws/GB%20Badges/WMIIIGBsmall.jpg

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Posted by Phil_H on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 7:24 PM

Thanks Kugai, It'll be great to see the Monster built up. The prices people ask for this kit are pretty outrageous considering it cost no more than about $10.00 in 1985. Huh?

I've just gone over the list and we have an amazing array of models lined up, and that's just for starters. Big Smile

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Posted by Harshman II on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:24 PM

Cosmic J

Making some good progress there Harshman II. (What ever happened to Harshman I?)

Is that instrument panel stock in the kit, or did you modify it? It's very eye catching.

Its from stock set.. It has option of using decal for instrument panel or paint it yrself... Since its already engrave with detail. I think it will be better that i paint it myself.

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Posted by Gunpla Master on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 1:00 AM

Might try to get this done w/in the time frame as well.  Cosmic J's build inspired me to purchase this one after seeing his most excellent build.  You can add to my list if I have the time to build it.  This one was started when I purchased, but everything is there. Cool

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Posted by Phil_H on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 1:03 AM

I found it a bit odd that  Hasegawa went to the trouble of putting moulded detail on the IP and give you a decal option, but did neither for the side consoles which are completely blank (no detail and no decals).

If you look at the side consoles under a magnifier, it looks as if they started to do some work there, but then scratched it out - there seems to be  slightly irregular raised areas on the side console areas of the cockpit tub. Anyone else notice this?  Interesting to note that the nearly 30-year old 1/72 Imai offerings had (rudimentary) side console details.

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Posted by Phil_H on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 1:06 AM

Gunpla Master

Might try to get this done w/in the time frame as well.

  http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad126/rickyhensley/BueHBnwCGkKGrHqUOKjsEvPZQCg1BMg-pK8bg_3.jpg

That's the 1/72 scale kit? There are people who would kill for that one.....

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Posted by Gunpla Master on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 1:13 AM

Phil_H

 Gunpla Master:

Might try to get this done w/in the time frame as well.

  http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad126/rickyhensley/BueHBnwCGkKGrHqUOKjsEvPZQCg1BMg-pK8bg_3.jpg

 

That's the 1/72 scale kit? There are people who would kill for that one.....

Yea, when I saw it, even though some parts were painted, not much mind ya, I just could not pass it up.  I found the 1/100 pretty easy, but I wanted this one w/the Vampire decal.  Purchased from a gentlemen in Japan that sells classic kits.  And you are right, it killed me to pay what he wanted for it!!!!!!!!!Zip it!

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Posted by Phil_H on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 1:21 AM

I paased up one of those and a 1/72 VF-1D Gerwalk (the only 1/72 scale Imai Gerwalk with a correctly  shaped nose) way back about 1986 and never saw either again - they were only about $10.00 each at the time. Crying

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Posted by Mad-Modeler on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 1:29 AM

Gunpla_master.

 

Cool we can compare the 1/72 Arii and Wave Tomahawk kits. Old & new tech.

 

Can't wait till mine arrives in oh a month. Crying

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