YF-19 is Macross Plus’ protagonist Isamu’s ride. The forward wings gives it a unique look, and is one of Kawamori’s best designs. Hasegawa did justice to the design, again came up with the best rendition of this turkey.
This is perhaps one of the easier kits in the line, with parts very well divided subassemblies. This time I used technical pencil to do panel lines, and I like the results a lot. The lines tends to be subtle and not overwhelming, and the application is easier as well. Decaling however turned out again to be my undoing. I saw great remarks about using Future as a “decal solvent” so I thought I’d give it a shot. But I also apply Super Sol on top, and it appears to wrinkle the decals like crazy; took me several hours to fix 🙁 For this kit, I’d advice to do away with the black linings for the legs; they are hard to apply and painting the grooves isn’t really that much work.