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VF-1J Valkyrie


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I'm definitely glad to see

I'm definitely glad to see you enjoy this kit. It's certainly a better fate for it than a harebrained idea of a transforming kitbash.

Now if only Hasegawa could have eliminated that gap between the legs and backpack like they did on their 1/48 kit. Gotta be a stickler for details :3

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Posted by VF5SS on 24 September, 2012 - 19:20

Thanks! It's much appreciated!

Yes never noticed that gap until you mentioned it!


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Posted by Showapop on 25 September, 2012 - 09:46
Beautiful work, Leo!

Wow! This is beautiful work, Leo - both the article and the buildup! Great pictures showing off the details. And all your comments about the kit's bugs, photoetch part options and your painting/detailing techniques are greatly appreciated. I really do hope to build one of these Hase kits someday (I had the clear blue 1J, but sold it before I built it), and this will be in my research pile before I start!

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Posted by AcroRay on 26 September, 2012 - 12:42
VF-1J Hikaru thanks!

Thanks AcroRay!

Be sure to check out the VF-1S Hikaru I did a few years ago, just click the Hasegawa above and it will take you there, that article was also involved as it was the first one with photoetche where as this one I wanted to build it out of the box.

I'll be painting the Hasegawa VF-1 Super Valkyrie very soon, I'm sure the review will be up within a few months also with reviews of the Macross stands and VF-1 photoetch.

I also have the VF-1A which I plan to use the Jasmine Model photoetch sets and the new VF-11 also using the Jasmine photoetch kits. I'll be ordering those Jasmine sets on Friday.

I love those clear kits and I want to do something special, so special that i haven't even figured it out yet!

Let me know if you have any issues and I might be able to help out.

Thanks again for your comments!


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Posted by Showapop on 26 September, 2012 - 15:31
Very nice job Leonardo!

This came out great considering the few mold shortfalls and gaps you had to deal with that, let's face it, happen with many kits, even some of the top quality ones. I feel it's almost like a test for the true modeler (which I am not lol), with the company saying "Hey, we got it this far, you just clean things up a bit more". LoL.

Very nice finish job, I am very interested in the panel line and washing technique!

The Gunze Sangyo Mr. Color paints are great from what I have heard. My dad has not used them but he has used the Gunze Sangyo Mr. Surfacer 1000 Primer which is supposed to be very very good from what we were told (this was years ago, so I don't have a current example).

I still expect a build up of the Frau Bow and Lapridas (spelling?)kits you got from me at the Summit, along with a full review of them of course!

I'll let you know if I decide to get rid of any other kits as well.

- Mike

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Posted by Mr. Ginrai on 27 September, 2012 - 12:58
Mr. Ginrai is Mike!


Great to put an Avatar to a face! Thanks for the reply and model kits, it is greatly appreciated and great meeting you in person.

Like I said in the VF-1S review building these kits is like a final for a test for a modeler as its takes all of ones techniques they have learned and asks you use each one to the best of ones ability. It really is a pain to build these kits but they are so rewarding when finished!

I'll be inserting a photo of the items I use to wash soon so you can pick them up from an art supply shop. Also keep in mind Mr Color has two thinners, one to thin the paint and another to clean up the paint. Guess what I used on this one? : X Yes I used the clean thinner to thin the paint and I had some adhesion issues. Next time I will get the correct thinner so be careful! Mr Surfacer is the best! I use it for everything!

Yes I have the Fau Bow and Laputa kits on my shelf, I'm ordering hobby supplies on friday (I need some spray primer) so I should be starting on those soon.

Thanks again for the reply and glad you are doing well!


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Posted by Showapop on 27 September, 2012 - 15:34
Don't forget the Mr. ...LoL

Hey Leonardo,

Glad you are well also. Just wanted to ask please try to not forget the "Mr." portion of my username...apparently here and on the other boards there is another friend of ours that goes by just "Ginrai" (I have always been Mr. Ginrai for years now) and I use the avatar to help differentiate me. Just don't want people to get confused.



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Posted by Mr. Ginrai on 28 September, 2012 - 13:09


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Posted by Showapop on 28 September, 2012 - 18:36