IMAI/Bandai 1:100 Missile Phalanx Destroid from Macross

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IMAI/Bandai 1:100 Missile Phalanx Destroid from Macross

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This is a Bandai repop of the old IMAI kit, released in the '90s for the 15th anniversary of Macross.

I typically use lacquer paints, but it looks like I'll be using acrylics for this build. I was looking at the instruction page scan of the 1:72 Wave kit from the Hobby Search 1999 website, and it says to paint the body color a mixture of Mr. Color wood brown, tan, and sail color or something like that. But the instructions for this IMAI/Bandai kit says to use the Middle Stone color. I had bought that color for pilot seats as per Hasegawa's instructions for F-14 Tomcats and Valkyries, and I think it is a close match. I actually used a mixture of Middle Stone and Sail Color for this kit's main color. The Bandai/IMAI instructions call for Rubber Black for the dark trim, while the Wave instructions call for dark green. Well, I think I will use Tamiya's Dark Iron instead. I've been meaning to give that color a try.

I used Gaia Notes' Silver Primer on this kit, and now that the main body color has been painted, I plan to use the GSI Creos Mr. Chipping Rubber Block. It looks like a rubber eraser, although harder and courser. It is designed to be rubbed against surface paint to reveal the paint layer underneath. I've never used it, but I am sure it will work better with acrylics than with lacquers. I'll rub it against the hard corners and see if it produces a worn effect.

Here is a link to a Tumblr page for this build.

Here are the videos:

Part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5zqYWN63Ew

Part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm0LDPs1Bqo

Part 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uSoEE2rS9o
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Re: IMAI/Bandai 1:100 Missile Phalanx Destroid from Macross

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Here's Part 4. Here you'll see me using an abrasive, eraser-like rubber block to scratch off paint to create a weathered effect. Next will be a gloss coat, decaling, a top coat, and weathering.
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Re: IMAI/Bandai 1:100 Missile Phalanx Destroid from Macross

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Originally written by greg on 2015/12/05, 04:51:44 PST :

Re: IMAI Bandai 1 100 Missile Phalanx Destroid from Macross :

I forgot to update this with the rest of the videos.

Part 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwm8nELEUVk

Part 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXbUiR0kAiQ

I used music from the Macross Scrambled Valkyrie game for these videos




Originally written by Kame-Sen'nin on 2015/12/05, 08:54:40 PST :

Re: IMAI Bandai 1 100 Missile Phalanx Destroid from Macross :

This ended up looking great nice work Greg!

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