Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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

1/60 VF-1A Milia Fallyna Jenius Build

Previous post on this build could be found here. This part of the build starts with the backpack unit of the VF-1A Valkyrie. As a backgrounder, this build is of the 1/60 VF-1A No Paint Kit w/ Option Parts made by Yamato Toys. And with it I'm attempting to convert it into a fictionalized VF-1A of Miria Fallyna Jenius following the color motif of Max Jenius

At this point I selected to use the Prometheus decals for the tail wing of the VF-1A, this designates that the Prometheus is the base ship of this VF-1A
1/60 VF-1A Miria Jenius Build

The wing joints couldn't smoothly go in on to its place at the backpack so I had to file that part down a bit. I can't stress enough the importance of test fitting the part before placing it permanently on (like by adding glue)
1/60 VF-1A Miria Jenius Build


The hook park of the backpack snaps just right on in its place at the backpack. The hook is used to hold the backpack booster in place at the back
1/60 VF-1A Milia Fallyna Jenius Build

The thruster part of the back pack was first painted silver then using a gundam marker I colored the black color on.
1/60 VF-1A Milia Fallyna Jenius Build

Flat screws are used to fasten the backpack assembly together.
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Plastic covers are then inserted on to cover the screw parts of the backpack assembly
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This is how the backpack assembly looks assembled.
1/60 VF-1A Milia Fallyna Jenius Build

At this point of the build the chest plate, arms and hip joint are going to be joined together
1/60 VF-1A Milia Fallyna Jenius Build

A 9mm length 2 diameter shaft will be used to connect the diecast hip joint to the back and chest assembly
1/60 VF-1A Milia Fallyna Jenius Build

Connecting the diecast hip joint to the chest and back assembly was one of the hardest steps of this build because of the small space that makes it difficult to fit a pair of pliers in.
1/60 VF-1A Milia Fallyna Jenius Build

The first thing I did was to test fit the shaft if it would go through the hole in the diecast hip joint. Good thing it went in this part easily. In order to push the shaft in initially, I used a flat head screw driver to push the shaft in the hip joint while it was connected to the chest and back assembly.
1/60 VF-1A Milia Fallyna Jenius Build
As soon as I could get enough space for my pliers to fit in, I used this to insert fully the shaft into the diecast hip joint part.
1/60 VF-1A Milia Fallyna Jenius Build

These donut shaped plastic parts are where the screws go in first before it gets connected to the chest and back assembly, forming a sandwich between them and the arms.
1/60 VF-1A Milia Fallyna Jenius Build

Here's the arms connected to the chest and back assembly.
1/60 VF-1A Milia Fallyna Jenius Build

Part VII of this build can be found here.