Macross Build – VF-1S Valkyrie, TV Version

VF-1S バルキリー、テレビバージョン。1/48スケール、ハセガワから。

Another build down! This time, it’s a 1/48 scale VF-1S Valkyrie (TV version), piloted by Roy Focker from the Japanese animation “Superdimensional Fortress Macross”.

VF-1S Valkyrie TV-A

Now, technically, this particular kit doesn’t exist. There’s a 1/48 VF-1S movie version, but no TV. What I did was take the VF-1J/A Vermilion Squadron kit, stole the VF-1S head from another kit (DYRL Super/Strike kit), along with the skull, pilot name, and 001 decals, and made my own. All the black and yellow markings were painted, only decals used were the kites, skulls, and various warnings.

VF-1S Valkyrie TV-B

VF-1S Valkyrie TV-C

I also used Hasegawa’s P.E. set, and weapons set.

VF-1S Valkyrie TV-F

VF-1S Valkyrie TV-H

Kit was completed on April 14th, 2017.

Aircraft build – Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II

A-10A サンダーボルトII、1/48スケール、タミヤから

A-10-A

Or, better known as the “Warthog”. This is a 1/48 scale plastic kit, from Tamiya. Pretty much a straight out of the box build.

A-10-B

You really can’t tell, but I put a drop of clear crafting resin on the tips of each Maverick missile to give the impression of a lens cap. Looks nice in person.

A-10-C

I saw a few of these taking off from McGuire Air Force Base during Operation Desert Scam (yes, I’m biased about that). You don’t hear them coming at you, but you sure hear them when they leave.

A-10-E

A-10-F

Kit was completed on February 20th, 2017.