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  1. So, firstly after a D almost out of the box in Vallejo model & metal color, And secondly a B with some tweaks finished in AK Interactive products, Here we have the third and the most intensive build (details & paintwise) so far.... May I present my latest finished build from the WIP thread. So we have another D, well used and weary end of tour cat from vf-213, finished in Mr Color laquers, some details with Mr Hobby Aq and the metal areas with alclad. The shades are all pretty much self explanatory, but any questions please feel free to ask, or check the WIP. So build wise its had the following upgrades: Dream model advanced etch set. Quickboost Resin front U/C doors. Bombs, missiles and lantirn pylon all from Hasegawa weapon sets. Aftermarket vf213 decals. Tweaks to base kit: To change the look I cut and repositioned the front gear leg. TCS lens hollowed out. Reworked empty 138 rail. Fuel dump drilled out And then from my resin casting project: Bombracks GE exhaust nozzles Ventral fins Wheels Sidewinder nose cap. With a bit of stretched black sprue. Lantirn pod. Probably missed some small things... Things on the build that could be better- 1: Front U/C doors warped/out of alignment. 2: Decals - They gave alot of headaches, as they were cheap chinese. Only bits that got used in the end were the lion heads and the black bits - tail lions and 101 numbers. The rest was a strange shade of grey and out of register, so the Remainder (ie stencils etc) came from the kit boxtop low viz VF2 option. On Top of that the Carrier name had to be handpainted as decals were too light, and the vf213 on the ventral fins had to be made up from spares as wasn't included. 3: Canopy. Nicked the clear gauzy dip coat during handling whilst working with the etch bits inside. Touched it up and polished/blended but still not perfect. 4: Tail arrestor hook needed shortening. (Fault present on previous two builds, will correct for all future builds) 5: Resin exhaust tube one is warped/bubbled inside. Good points - 1: Really happy with the paintjob. I did the 'touch ups' last after the decals to cover bits of them to make it more realistic. (Also helped to blend the hand painted carrier name) I left them higher contrast, and then after all the varnishes and weathering they toned down to the right level. On the previous B/vf101, I did the 'touch ups' as part of the initial paint job to look 'right'. But then after varnishes/decals/weathering they pretty much disappeared. 2: Errr, thats about it. Enjoy! Update pics (RBF tag and nozzles dirtied inside more) Original pics Internals with flash: The pack so far and a few comparing the two 'replacement' nozzles used so far: Thanks for looking!
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