RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Luca with booster pack – 1/72 Bandai

I wasn’t initially thrilled with the Messiah design, but it grew on me after a while even without seeing the anime (I still haven’t finished Macross Frontier…). The RVF variant is the reconnaissance type with the additional radome and remote controlled “ghosts” unmanned aircrafts. After 10 years Hasegawa finally made their version, but it was…

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1:48 Strike Valkyrie VF-1S with Weapons

I had waited for this Hasegawa 1:48 Strike Valkyrie ever since they rolled out their 1:72 kits. Reading the history of Hasegawa, their specialty is in 1:72 and less on the larger kits, which explained their very late foray into the line. Given the accuracy and the detail of the final product though, it was…

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S.S.I.KUBALKANS the BANG -破烈の人形- 1/100 Volks IMS kit

This rendition of the Bang Doll is the first in Volk’s IMS line that is based on injection molding. The sculpts so far are excellent, and the casting is good. They really tried to make the details as crisp as possible, for example in the Bang the edges are all super sharp and if you…

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LED Mirage with Boomerang Unit – 1/100 Wave kit

The old Wave injection kit was reviled by many, but it’s about the only kit you can get the flight backpack combo for a very reasonable price of 6800yen. The Boomerang unit offered here is a crisply cast vinyl kit. There’s some fit issue as with the rest of the kit does, but the finished…

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Providence Gundam – 1:100 HG Gundam Seed Bandai

Of all the seed antagonists Providence is the coolest and had the best power ratio to the protagonists – the Seed Destiny baddies are weak! Providence is beefed up and Dragoons/bits were a novelty in the first season, giving Kira a lot of trouble. The HG kit wasn’t half bad but it needed some mods…

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