Well, that was a year no one expected. One good thing, though, I had plenty to do during the stay-at-home recommendations (Japan never had hard enforced stay-at-home orders). So here’s what I cleared out of my storage room last year.
EVA Unit 2 and Unit 5, “Erste”. LMHG non-scale plastic kits from Bandai. From the Japanese animation “End of Evangelion”. Completed on April 26th.
VF-4 Lightning III, piloted by Hikaru Ichijo. 1/72 scale plastic model kit from Wave. From the Japanese animation “Macross Flashback 2012”. Completed on May 5th.
VF-19EF/A Isamu Special (plus), piloted by Isamu Dyson. 1/72 scale plastic kit from Hasegawa. Fold booster and missiles from Excelsus models (Wonderfest exclusives). From the Japanese animation “Macross Frontier – The Wings of Goodbye”. Completed on May 30th.
VF-2SS Valkyrie II, SVF-41 Black Aces. 1/72 scale resin cast kit from Musashiya. Valkyrie II design from the Japanese animation “Macross II, Lovers Again”. Black Aces livery from my imagination. Completed on June 20th.
BBY-01 Yamato. 1/1000 scale plastic model kit from Bandai. From the Japanese animation “Space Battleship Yamato 2199”. Completed on July 10th.
SR-71A Blackbird “Ichiban”. 1/72 scale plastic kit from Hasegawa. Completed on July 27th.
And, the monster build of the year, which took close to 5 months. VF-1S Strike Valkyrie – Ultimate Detail. 1/48 scale resin cast kit from Club M. From the Japanese animation “Macross: Do You Remember Love?”. Ground-crew is USAF support set A from Hasegawa, and the hanger was made from H Hanger parts from Wave. Completed on December 10th.
So, what is in store for us come 2021? Hopefully, things will start to turn back to the better. Not sure what my build year will hold, except for doing the 1/20 scale VF-1S Strike Valkyrie for my summer project. Stay tuned to see what comes!!