Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai
Posting the pictures of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah of Michael from the Macross Frontier series that I had finished already a while back except for the decaling.

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

This kinda took the back burner after the arrival of the Master Grade Rick Dias that I was excited to build, but I found some time yesterday evening to finally install the markings. It was a choice between decals and stickers, and I had decided on stickers because it seemed much quicker and less messier. I didn't install all the stickers, only the major ones that fans will notice the most.

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

I'm disappointed however with the white strip stickers because they seem a bit translucent. Resulting in the blue color of the aircraft's skin peaking out of them.

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Despite the translucent sticker problem, I truly enjoyed building this as well as translating the manual to english. the only other disappointment I had was in terms of the hand parts. The joint pops out so easily from the sockets and the hands fall apart quickly with the weight of the sniper rifle in it. The quick fix I did was to insert a sliver of paper with the snap-lock fittings for additional friction. I never like using glue unless I have to.

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Hopefully next time, budget permitting, my next Macross model kit build will be the 1/72 VF-25F of Alto Saotome.

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai

Finished Shots of the 1/72 VF-25G Messiah from Bandai