Had fun looking at pictures from the 50th Shizuoka Hobby Show which was held of course at the mecca of Japanese model kit manufacturers, Shizuoka Japan. That’s because most of the major manufacturers are located there (Tamiya, Hasegawa, Bandai, Aoshima etc) and through their innovation, built up the model kit industry in Japan.
HobbyLink Japan early today announced a sale on some Macross related products and merchandise. Free with your purchase is a random decal sheet which can be used on the 1/72 scale of VF-25 Messiah model kits made by Bandai.
Here’s a video posted on youtube showing how to use Hasegawa’s Mirroring Finish.
Its basically a sticker that is peeled off then placed on top of the model to give it a metallic mirror like finish. It seems to be thin and stretchable enough that you can use a tooth pick or cotton swab to push it into the recesses of the model’s details.