1/72 VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom [WIP part 1]
June 26, 2009 4 Comments
Well, this post should be called1/72 VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom: super slow wip 😄 . Lately I don’t have too much time to work on this plamo so my progress on it is very slow. I can say that it is almost finished but still have few things to do…
There is not much parts for the head. There was also sticker for the “eye” sensor but it was looking so ugly that I decided to paint this part with Tamiya clear green.
And that’s how the head is looking after assembling and painting. I have to say that maybe design of the head is quite simple but still it’s looking very nice. It was good decision to paint the parts that require this. As a result, the final appearance looks a lot better than if I used stickers and left some of the parts unpainted.
Arms and hands
Together with the model we obtain three pairs of hands. One pair for valkyrie in figther mode (this at the very bottom) and two pairs for use in the gerwalk and batroid mode.
I have to say that feets have been nicely detailed. They also have two functions,one very easy to guess as a feets and second as a exhaust nozzle.
Legs are made very good, with nice details, proportions and pretty good articulation. The bad things are white and red decals for the vertical stabilizer (fins), after applying the decals the black color of the parts passes the decals (photo below) and because of that they don’t have ideal colors. That’s why I also have to paint this part of the vertical stabilizer.
There are also decals that don’t cover the entire part and they should do that, just look at the photo below:
Gun pod & assault knife
This part of the gun pod that is selected with red lines must be painted in red color, or if you do not want to paint it, you can use the decal for this part of the gun pod. I have used it but after few sec it have fall off so I decided to paint it…
Like you can see, the gun pod have very simple design and it’s construction was very easy. It took me only few minutes to assembly it.
If it goes about assault knife, then well it’s looking just like all the normal knifes so nothing special about it. You will probably notice that in some areas you will see paint, it’s becacuse I was testing if the paint that I have in my house would look good on it but the final effect wasn’t good so I removed the paint and will use silver gundam marker for the edge of the knife. It will probably look much better then the paint that I have used …
[WIP 2] coming soon…