1/72 VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom [WIP part 2]
July 19, 2009 3 Comments
So here we are, the last “WIP” post of the VF-25. I’m still not so good if it goes about this part of the plamo review but with every post like this one I improves my skill if it goes about writting “WIP” posts ^^.
Here are the parts for the front part of the main body.
Like you can see above, I have already painted the frame of the conopy with Tamiya acrylic black paint. I have used Italeri synthetic round brush “000” , it’s good for painting very small parts and pilot figures.
Things that need to be done are: apply rest of the decals, paint the pilot and to improve some of the panel lines. I will not apply any top coat since when I will have airbrush and compressor I plan to paint it. The only thing that I don’t like about this kit is that some of the decals are quite hard to apply and not so good quality, also I have some problems with this parts:
since it not adheres perfectly to the rest of the fuselage. I have learned from the Macross world forum that I’m not the only one who have this problem.
wm cheng (one of the members from this forum) said:
Unfortunately, nope, you did nothing wrong, its just a really poor fit and Bandai didn’t bother with any good pins or attachment mechanisms. Once you transform it a few times and the joints loosen up, you get the knack of tweaking the legs and upper thighs underneath a bit to get a better fit. You can play with it a bit to get all the shoulder plates to lie a bit more flat, and the gaps will even out a bit, but that IS the problematic area which we all have. I think their solution is the super packs that has an entirely new piece that covers it.
So then, Bandai make so many great looking gunpla kits and when it comes about Macross F plamos they made them like some 1/100 kits. It’s a shame, really Hasegawa should do those VF-25 from Macross Frontier and not Bandai. It’s better if they remain at gundam kits…
[Completed model] post coming soon…