Macross Delta VF-31J Siegfried Hayate with Fast Pack – Bandai 1/72 model kit

Macross Delta isn’t the best of the Macross series (and I have yet to finish the highly rated Frontier), but the Siegfried is a nice plane in concept. I’m not sure why I’m building so many of them really (this being the first of 4). They’re lacking the armored variants even. I’m not super thrilled…

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Model Legend Gundam Altron/Nataku Glory of Losers resin conversion kit

I have been loving the Glory of Losers rendition of the Gundams. They had created enhanced versions of the first versions of the Gundams, such as the Heavyarms Igel, and   Sandrock Armadillo, with practical but slightly over-the-top additions. I’ve done the Igel since I loved it so much, and it was the first kit I’ve gotten…

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VF-31J Siegfried Hayate final episode version

This is the 4th Bandai VF-31 I’m building. Should’ve put up the previous 3 🙂 I did one Hayate with Fast Pack in Gerwalk form, one Messer (I like his Grim Reaper), one Deculture and this one I got because it was on sale, when Banzai Hobby was selling a VF-31+fast pack+SV-262+Lil Draken for more…

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VF-1S Strike Valkyrie Hikaru’s Final Shot : 1/72 Hasegawa

This is a Hasegawa 1/72 Strike Battroid kit conversion. The model depicts Hikaru’s VF-1S arriving at the chamber of Baldozer and emptied his magazine in his face. It was simply classic of the classics… no other sequence evoked such emotions! The Hasegawa Battroid isn’t a bad kit, and amongst the battroid models it’s one of…

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Kit Review: Lynn Minmay 1:20 Minimum factory (Max Factory / Good Smile Company)

As I mentioned in my review of the fairy kit, I love this Minmay sculpt and I disliked all others that came before it. Part of the difficulty is perhaps the very expressive 2D design by Haruhiko Mikimoto isn’t quite translatable into a 3D design; the nose was always wrong amongst other issues such as odd shaped head…

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VF-25S Armored Messiah Ozma’s – 1:72 Bandai

I like heavily armored kits and the Messiah fits the bill. There are so many missiles and hatches that made the not-awesome VF-25 battroid bearable. The kit looks good mainly from the front, but the huge backpack is extended way back, which looks clumsy. This kit is a bit old I guess, since the color…

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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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