ＶＦ－１１Ｂスーパーサンダーボルト。1/72スケールレジンキット、Ｃｌｕｂ Ｍから。ミサイルはExcelsus Modelから。
Back to Macross. Just finished a VF-11B Super Thunderbolt. 1/72 scale resin cast kit from Club M. From the same timeline as the Japanese animations “Macross Plus” and “Macross 7”. Weapons from Excelsus models (Wonderfest exclusives).
Ah, garage kits. Whenever I finish one, I think to myself, “That was fun”, and then I don’t even want to look at another resin kit for at least 6 months. Just the usual difficulties of parts not fitting together as well as they should (though this one wasn’t to bad) and having an entire paint job (all the way down to bare resin) get pulled off along with the masking tape you’re removing. And I still hate, hate, hate vac-formed canopies.
The biggest problem I had with this kit was one I probably created. On the back, below where the boosters are sitting, are two engine cover pieces that either weren’t in the box when I bought the kit many years ago, or I lost them when I took out the rocket boosters and weapons set for use on two other kits. Epoxy putty and sanding took care it it, though.
99% of the decals are from the Hasegawa Super Thunderbolt kit which I bought direct from Hasegawa. I think the Sky Blue accents look pretty nice, and match the color of the “Thunder Dragons” writing. I also purchased the gunpod parts at the same time, as for some reason the kit had the VF-11C gunpod (the skinnier ones used in Macross 7).
This kit was completed on June 26, 2021.