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.

Macross Build – VF-22 Sturmvogel II

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”.

VF-22 Sturmvogel II-A

VF-22 Sturmvogel II-G

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.

VF-22 Sturmvogel II-C

VF-22 Sturmvogel II-D

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.

VF-22 Sturmvogel II-I

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.

VF-22 Sturmvogel II-J

This kit was finished on January 4th, 2017.

Build Year 2016 – A year of kits built

Happy 2017! This here is just a recap of what I built in 2016:

1958 Plymouth Fury “Christine”. 1/25 scale plastic model from a.m.t. From the Stephen King book, and movie of the same name. Finished January 5th.

Christine-A

VF-25F Tornado Messiah, piloted by Alto Saotome. 1/72 scale plastic kit from Hasegawa, combined with parts from Bandai. From the Japanese animation “Macross Frontier – The False Songstress”. Finished March 22nd.

VF-25F Tornado Messiah-B

VT-11 Emu training aircraft. 1/72 scale plastic model from Hasegawa. From the same time era as the Japanese animation “Macross Plus” and “Macross 7”. Finished April 17th.

VT-11 Emu-A

VF-1J Valkyrie, “Skull 112”. 1/72 scale resin cast kit from Club M/Yellow Submarine. From the Japanese animation “Macross : Do You Remember Love?” Finished June 5th.

VF-1J Skull 112-B

1/72 scale VF-0D Phoenix. Plastic model kit from Hasegawa. From the Japanese animation “Macross Zero”. Finished July 8th.

VF-0D-A

Helldiver. 1/35 scale soft vinyl kit from Kaiyodo. From the Japanese animation “Mobile Police Patlabor”. Finished August 7th.

Patlabor Helldiver-A

FFR-31MR/D Super Sylph, “Yukikaze”. Piloted by Rei Fukai. 1/72 scale resin kit from Platz. From the Japanese animation “Battle Fairy Yukikaze”. Finished September 4th.

Super Sylph Yukikaze-A

FRX-00 Mave “Yukikaze”. Piloted by Rei Fukai. 1/72 scale resin kit from Platz. From the Japanese animation “Battle Fairy Yukikaze”. Finished October 2nd.

Mave Yukikaze-A

VF-1A Valkyrie, Gerwalk configuration, piloted by Hayao Kakizaki. 1/72 scale platic model kit from Hasegawa, missiles from the Macross weapons set. From the Japanese animation “Super Dimensional Fortress Macorss”. Finished November 23rd.

VF-1A Gerwalk Kakizaki-A

What will be next? Well, I figured that if I can finish 1 kit a month with my current stash, without buying anything new, I’ll run out of kits in about 4 years. So, I’m going to keep going for quite a while! Stay tuned!!

Macross Build – VF-1A Gerwalk Valkyrie, Kakizaki use

1/72スケールVF-1Aガウォークバルキリー、ハセガワから

Just finished, a 1/72 scale VF-1A Valkyrie, in Gerwalk configuration.

VF-1A Gerwalk Kakizaki-A

This version is from the TV show Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, piloted by luckless Hayao Kakizaki (he buys it in every iteration of Macross). Missiles are from the Macross weapons set, display stand surprisingly comes with the kit. I used a few 3rd party PE parts as well.

VF-1A Gerwalk Kakizaki-C

So, what exactly is Gerwalk?
Ground
Effective
Reinforcement of
Winged
Armament with
Locomotive
Knee-joint

Don’t you feel smarter now?

VF-1A Gerwalk Kakizaki-E

Everyone always builds Roy, Hikaru, or Max. Gotta give Kakizaki a little respect!

VF-1A Gerwalk Kakizaki-H

VF-1A Gerwalk Kakizaki-F

VF-1A Gerwalk Kakizaki-I

Kit was completed on November 22, 2016.

Macross Build – VF-0D Pheonix

1/72スケール、ハセガワから。

My latest completed build is the VF-0D Phoenix, piloted by Shin Kudo, with backseat Edgar LaSalle. 1/72 scale plastic kit from Hasegawa, from the Japanese animation “Macross Zero”.

VF-0D-A

Pretty much a straight out of the box build, nothing fancy done. Only change I did was the “UN SPACY” markings on the leg should be black, but Mr. Softer worked a little too well, and I ended up accidentally trashing it. No black in my reserve supply of extra decals, but had white, and thankfully they worked out OK.

VF-0D-E

One thing I like about the Macross Zero kits, is that at 1/72 scale they’re almost as big as a 1/48 scale contemporary fighter jet kit. More bang for your buck! (or yen, as the case may be)

VF-0D-F

VF-0D-G

I don’t know why people complain about doing pilot figures. I think they’re fun!

VF-0D-H

Kit completed on July 8th, 2016. Click on an image to get a bigger view, and to see more.