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Bandai 1/100 Macross Frontier VF-25F

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  • Member since
    February 2022
Bandai 1/100 Macross Frontier VF-25F
Posted by SplatterMan on Saturday, April 23, 2022 5:41 AM

I got this kit several years ago during an aborted attempt to start modelling. This was my first time using a pin wash (Tamiya panel line accent colour) and it shows but not a total disaster I don't think.

I'm blown away by the tooling of Bandai models. The precision fit and almost complete lack of any flash or mould lines is really impressive.

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, April 23, 2022 9:13 AM

This is very cool. I really like the look, like a modern stealth fighter but much more colorful.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Saturday, April 23, 2022 10:47 AM

That is a great looking piece of work there. I like that.

  • Member since
    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Saturday, April 23, 2022 7:47 PM

That looks sharp.

Don't fret the panel lines.  My first attempts at a new technique rarely if ever turn out exactly as hoped.  I like the look you accomplished and you've got me looking for one to add to my Macross stash.

Look forward to your next post.

On The Bench:

USS Grissom + Klingon Bird-of-Prey

MB Strange Company Ep. 1

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 23, 2022 9:08 PM

Looks like a swing wing Mig 29 on steroids.  Very cool and nice job.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, April 24, 2022 1:12 PM

Nice work!  It doesn't look like 1/100 at all.  I thought it was 1/72.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 25, 2022 9:06 PM

Looks friggin' great to me! Nice work and thanks for sharing with us!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    February 2022
Posted by SplatterMan on Friday, April 29, 2022 4:53 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. It's encouraging! I'm trying to add one new basic technique per build. Next up is scribing.

  • Member since
    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Sunday, May 8, 2022 12:38 AM

SplatterMan

Thanks for the kind comments. It's encouraging! I'm trying to add one new basic technique per build. Next up is scribing.

It's a great way to learn!  I still haven't tried my hand at scribing.  Hope you'll share your experiences.  :)

On The Bench:

USS Grissom + Klingon Bird-of-Prey

MB Strange Company Ep. 1

  • Member since
    September 2010
Posted by potchip on Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:06 AM

Looks great! Be careful using tamiya enamel thinner (panel line accent is basically thinned enamel paint) on Bandai kits though. Bandai plastic is notorious for disintergrating from Tamiya enamel thinner, so best to apply a top coat or use small amounts carefully.

  • Member since
    February 2022
Posted by SplatterMan on Monday, May 16, 2022 5:43 AM

Thanks for the tip! I'll have to keep an eye on it. I'm working on another Bandai kit and was planning to use the Tamiya panel wash again so thanks for saving me from a possible future wtf moment.

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