VF-22 シュトゥルムフォーゲルII 1/72 スケールレジンキット
Was hoping to get this done as the last build of 2016, instead it’s the first for 2017.
Here is a 1/72 scale resin cast kit of a VF-22 Sturmvogel II with FAST pack, from Club M, from the same timeline as “Macross 7” and “Macross Plus”.
Now, before you go running off to Yahoo Japan auctions to try and find this kit, it’s actually a slightly modified YF-21 kit, with some of my extra Macross decals and aftermarket decals for an F-22 Raptor. It is a beast! Weighs close to 3 kg completed.
Only physical modification I did was to sand off the canopy protrusions for the side windows of the YF-21, and paint in the canopy look from the VF-22. Found a real nice masking set on Amazon Japan for that. The canopy was casted with a translucent resin, so I put down a few layers of clear black to tint it more. There is a pilot figure in there, he’s just pretty hidden.
Stupid in-joke that only I will find funny, found a pilot sticker with the same first name as me, so of course I used it.
This kit was finished on January 4th, 2017.