Tuesday, September 11, 2012

1/60 VF-1A Miria Fallyna Jenius Version Build Part V

1/60 VF-1A Miria Jenius Build

Picking up from where I left off of my build of the 1/60 VF-1A No Paint kit by Yamato Toys and converting it into a fictionalized VF-1A Valkyrie of Miria Fallyna Jenius. Part IV of this build can be found here. This build starts with the continued assembly of the chest piece. In the assembly of the chest part that holds the chest plate, some 11 mm 2 diam shafts will be required.

1/60 VF-1A Miria Jenius Build

Wanted to prevent the mistake of breaking another part because of the metal shaft not fitting in properly, so I test fitted it first and one metal joint had a small hole. With this I used my hand held router and a diamond tip bit to grind the hole a bit to make it larger. In the previous post I broke one of the shoulder joints when I tried to force a metal shaft in its hole, turns out that the hole was too small.

1/60 VF-1A Miria Jenius Build

After grinding the hole a bit, the shaft now fit in nicely. Here I'm test fitting the shaft to the other side of that equation, the metal chest plate.

1/60 VF-1A Miria Jenius Build

Shaft went in without a hitch

1/60 VF-1A Miria Jenius Build

After that it was time to work on the other side. The shaft fit in perfectly for the right side hole of the chest plate.
1/60 VF-1A Miria Jenius Build

Then connecting it to the metal plate of the chest piece
1/60 VF-1A Miria Jenius Build

After that's done, time to snap that joint to the plastic part that attaches to the back unit.
1/60 VF-1A Miria Jenius Build

Final piece of the chest piece assembly is to fit the chest plate as well as the canopy cover.
1/60 VF-1A Miria Jenius Build

Part VI of this build can be found here.