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Tactical Pod Regult


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F-ing Awesome Leaonardo! I

F-ing Awesome Leaonardo! I only hope that when and if Toynami releases the 1/100 Battlepod that they have been working on since forever, it will be as nicely detailed as yours! Kudo's dude.
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Posted by Shogundan on 16 October, 2009 - 08:49
Awesome! Great review and

Awesome! Great review and build of a kit that I did not realize was so cool. You did an excellent job of cleaning the kit up, and the weathered paint work looks slick.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 16 October, 2009 - 09:09
Wow Leo, you are such a

Wow Leo, you are such a talented kit builder. I am jealous. Great job!

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Posted by JoshB on 16 October, 2009 - 10:59
Tactical Pod Regult

One thing I like about the Arii and Imai kits of the 80s is their exquisite boxes especially the white ones. Personally, I had almost all the Macross Arii and Imai collection but when I saw that there were hundreds of models in the Macross line, I decided to stop and sold many of them including the 1/72 Tactical Pod Regult and Glaug. Looking back I feel sorry I took that step.

Fast forward to today. The 1/100 Arii kit Leonardo built is wonderful but remember to use Tamiya (grey) putty or Mori Mori (yellow) next time round as they are far superior to green putty which I find hard to cover with primer.

Although it is a very good model, I think it has been surpassed by Kaiyodo's Revoltech offering. I hope Yamato will make one in their GN-U Dou series.

Very good article throughout. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by grendizer1975 on 16 October, 2009 - 12:57
Zentran Thanks

Thanks everyone for the great comments. Its taken me many years to get to this point and I still have a way to go to where I want to be but in the last three years I've been finally putting out some great models that I'm very proud of and your comments are appreciated.

G75: Thanks for your input. I have stopped using green putty since I started the kit years ago, I actually liked the Squadron white putty more but I have since moved on to Tamiya Putty and Mr Surfacer 500 which is what I use on all my kits now. I've never heard of Mori Mori but I'll look for it and purchase it on your good advice! Quite funny I can usually gauge when I started a kit by what color the putty is. I know its an old kit from my youth if the model has the crappy Testors putty or the red Dr Microtools putty! Lol

Hands down those early Arii, Imai and Nichmo Macross packaging are the best ever!

Much agreed about the Revoltech Regult figure, I really need to pick that up soon!


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Posted by Showapop on 16 October, 2009 - 16:19
Leonardo,you are like the

Leonardo,you are like the king of model painting. It looks like the real thing!

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Posted by kidnicky on 16 October, 2009 - 21:30
The box art is the thing

The box art is the thing with these kits. Amazing stuff.

These vintage kits are really nice, and fun to collect. I remember finding these in the strangest places, like at a gift shop in Mrytle Beach. What I can't believe is that you can get these for less than they cost in the 80's.

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Posted by Materialist Zen on 17 October, 2009 - 08:08
Yeah,I've never looked into

Yeah,I've never looked into vintage kits,and when he said "$8-$18" I did a double take!
I wonder why they don't hold value?

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Posted by kidnicky on 17 October, 2009 - 11:29
Arii Value

Thanks Kidnicky for the great compliment!

Here's what I think: so many of these kits were made back in the day that the collectors who want them already have them. I'm sure they are even cheaper at hobby swap meets in Japan. There are some expensive and rare ones but the bulk of these standard early kits are quite inexpensive which is great for me as I now have a second chance at building kits I missed as a kid. And if one doesn't build kits the beautiful box art is worth the price of admission alone!


Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Showapop on 19 October, 2009 - 10:49
I really like the attention

I really like the attention to detail you put into this thing. Getting all those stripes, dots, and weathering really must be a test of patience when you bring it to life. It really makes a piece like this all the more special, especially when you mirror the grit from the box art into the actual piece. I haven't really gone all out on model kits, so it does have my amateur self awe stricken.

Speaking of the box art, that stuff really does take me back. There's just something about the art style of that kind of box art that drew me in when I was a kid. It made the mecha all the more awesome and, as you said, mystifying. The nostalgia in me burns.

Nowadays people can go out and buy a Revoltech Regult. Even though they could probably take that thing into the tub with them (I like recreating key scenes from SDF Macross with my rubber duck squadron), this completed model kit is truly a piece of art. It speaks of the appreciation for the source material and then some.

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Posted by Drakenfel on 10 July, 2010 - 12:35

Thanks Drakenfel!

I will tell you this was not an easy kit to paint, there is a lot masking involved with this Regult and I would say 90% was masked and painted with an airbrush. Yes these kits might be inexpensive but if a lot of time is spent building, a gem of a kit comes out in the other side. Thanks for noticing those details. I'm looking forward to locating the other three Arii Regult kits and building them for CDX!

Makes me wonder what ever happen to these oil paints from these boxes because they absolute great works of art, especially the Nichmo kits. All that art design effort for what is essentially a 200yen kit. I admire that kind of effort!

Thanks again, My Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1S DYRL review should be up shortly and I will tell you now that it is one of the best finishes I have ever done!


Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Showapop on 19 July, 2010 - 18:53