Update:Whoa, just got an email from Over Drive Inc pointing to the GBP-1S outfitted VF-1J of Hikaru Ichijo. You can already view it at the Yamato-Toys website. Both Over-Drive($162.99), HobbySearch(15,960 yen) and HLJ(Y15,960 at early bird discount but will retail for Y16,800) have this on pre-order. Yamato also recently announced that they will be selling just the GBP-1S armor as a kit.
Not much activity right now on this blog because I’ve been busy working on the Scratch Built SF-3A Lancer II
The top wing has already been made. Initially it was supposed to be made of plaster of paris but I found out that I was pushing already the limit of the material, since it kept breaking during filing and shaping. Ideally I would have wanted to use styrene sheets, but since I can’t seem to find any available here I’m using instead Sculpey Firm Clay.
Update again on the 1/60 Macross SF-3A Lancer II Scratch Built Project that I’m working on. With the new tools I bought I was able to work much faster.
Update: Translated Manual for the original 1/60 YF-19 of Isamu Dyson can be found here.
Two variants of Isamu Dyson’s YF-19 is to be released by Yamato this August 2009. They are the Unit 3 Bird of Prey and the Unit 4 Double Nuts. The Bird of Prey variant comes in orange trim to commemorate the color of test planes used by the United States. While the “Double Nuts” variant will come in Blue trim. Personally I prefer the Double Nuts version over the Bird of Prey.