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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Macross Zero VF-0S Valkyrie with Ghost

Introduction Scale 1/72 Maker Hasegawa Completed 01/09/07 Retail 3200yen In the latest OVA series Macross Zero, YF-0 is the predecessor to the famous VF-1 in the original Macross. The design always reminds me of a mix between YF-19 (head area) and VF-1, which makes it look a bit awkward. The body isn’t as streamlined as…

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