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  1. stevethefish

    questions about surface prep, priming, sanding and painting

    Some Western model kit makers do not remove the mold release agent before packaging. Kits under the Round 2 umbrella (AMT, MPC, etc) can be downright greasy at times. I have Star Trek kits that are pretty greasy. Moebius is the same in my experience. I built the B9 robot from Lost in Space and...
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    Imai/Bandai 1:72 Macross Super Valkyrie VF-1J with LEDs

    Thanks! I began this project years ago and I am finally getting back to it.
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    Polar Lights 1/2500 USS Discovery

    My friends have some rather harsh criticisms of not only the Discovery show but anything JJ Trek in general. Having not bothered to watch Discovery myself, I rather like these designs, particularly the re-imagined Enterprise for the show. I like it far better than the 2009 Enterprise, and in my...
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    Imai/Bandai 1:72 Macross Super Valkyrie VF-1J with LEDs

    In the picture above, you can see that I used some Cemedine Epoxy Putty for Plastic to secure a red 0402 SMD into the tip of the Valkyrie’s fastpack nacelle. In the previous update, I mentioned that my plan was to use .75mm fiber optics for these red lights, and that by mushrooming the tips not...
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    Imai/Bandai 1:72 Macross Super Valkyrie VF-1J with LEDs

    I had a thread on this build on the old SMA forum before it was haxxored. This is the old Imai 1:72 Super Valkyrie VF-1J kit, repopped by Bandai. It does not transform, but the legs can be extended forward for that pseudo-Gerwalk, VTOL mode. This is my favorite pose for the Valkyrie, with the...
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    Wedge's Boosted T-65 Recon Project

    Ah, ok. I love the imagination. I'm a Flying Tigers nut, and when the P-40 Warhawks arrived in China, the pilots were allowed to make their own modifications. One guy (I forget the name and I don't have the book with me ATM) managed to tinker with his engine to make it faster. They modified this...
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    Takara 1:100 Crusher Joe Fighter 1 plamo build

    Despite a lack of tiny pilot figures for the cockpits, I chose to display them on their stands in flight. Much more exciting that way!
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    Takara 1:100 Crusher Joe Fighter 1 plamo build

    Here I have painted both fighters. In December 2018, Gaia Notes released a set of Crusher Joe paints in correlation with the Hasegawa kit. They are gloss lacquer paints and went down nicely. I thought that they looked a bit too light, but after they dried they looked nice. Still, the blue is...
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    Takara 1:100 Crusher Joe Fighter 1 plamo build

    For those of you who are on the Starship Modeler Forum, you may have seen this. It was on the Crusher Joe thread that has since fallen into oblivion because... darnit, KILOBYTES of data don't grow on trees, son! Here I have reproduced the posts I made to my Tumblr feed (link's in my sig file...
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    Wedge's Boosted T-65 Recon Project

    That's awesome, Richard! You did a great job. That was from the Michael Stackpole Rogue Squadron stories, right?
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    Star Wars Legion

    I'll have to watch the movie again!
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    Star Wars Legion

    Blake, you've shown these before to me but I forget to ask, what is that occupier tank from? Was that Rogue One? I don't remember seeing those types of stormtroopers before.
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    Bandai , Mecha Collection # 28 . " Red Thing "

    The box says it's the "Ragendora" battleship from the Bolar Federation. I have never seen the third series of Yamato. It looks nice!
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    My 1:72 F-14A and F-15J legacy Hasegawa kit builds

    Well, I have built a few jet fighters in the past, but I'm not nearly as experienced as many others who have built so many of such kits. Here I am getting better at weathering techniques and such. Thanks for the compliments.
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    My 1:72 F-14A and F-15J legacy Hasegawa kit builds

    I'm still kinda getting my feet wet with jet aircraft builds, so I am practicing on these cheap kits. I'm glad I did, because I had some mishaps on these. I finished these two builds in May, during the whole stay-at-home nonsense. I understand that people complain about the price of Hasegawa...
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    F-4 Phantom love in Japan

    So 2020 is the final year Japan will fly their Phantoms before they finally decommission these beauties. Last December was the "Farewell to Phantoms" air show at the Hyakuri Air Base in Ibaraki Prefecture. I wasn't able to attend because I could not find any solid transportation arrangements...
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    Academy 1/72 P-40B

    Nicely done. I built this kit as well, and shared it on the Agape modeling forum and you may have seen it there. The decals really are a mess, with the white being printed outside of the area they need to be. The nice thing with mine though, is that after the final clear coat went down, the...
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    Refurnished Y-Wings AMT/ERTL

    Pretty nice way to spruce up those old, inferior kits.
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    VF-1 Valkyrie and VF-1 Super Valkyrie 1:72 from Robotech (Macross)

    So very cool! I started lighting the Imai/Bandai VF-1J Valkyrie a couple of years ago, but it's become a shelf queen. FYI: that's a Super Valkyrie with the standard fastpack. The Strike Valkyrie has the two cannons on the starboard pod, and unless I'm mistaken, this was featured only in the...
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    Bandai Star Wars Vehicle Model 1:44 Gold Squadron Y-Wings

    Bandai Star Wars Vehicle Model 1:44 Gold Squadron Y-Wings September 16th, 2018 Here are Gold Leader, Gold 2 (aka Gold 5), and Gold 3. Lost primary, lost conscience. They came from behind! I painted all of these with Mr. Color 338 Light Gray (FS36495) as this is the color indicated by the Fine...
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