atmospheric/space fighter comes from the Macross saga. After the alien
Space Defense Fortress One (SDF-1) came to earth, Boeing submitted this
design to use the new technology for a warcraft based on the venerable F-4
Phantom. Only two squadrons of the design were build, as the competing
Grumman YVF-14 proved much superior. Both squadrons were on hand to fight
the Zentraedi invasion of 2011. The squadron in Seattle was wiped out on
the ground, but the one in Minneapolis was able to get airborne and fight,
losing three of it's number. The remaining seven were mothballed, brought
out during the Second Robotech War, where the type was completely
outclassed. None survived the Invid invasion.
bought this kit on a whim back in '85 or so on a trip to Salem,
Massachusetts. Upon opening the box I was disappointed to find that
instead of a clear canopy, the opaque windshield was molded with the
fuselage halves, and there was no canopy over the basic cockpit tub and
pilot figure. A year or two later I assembled the kit and began to prime
it, then I shelved it. Cue 20 years later (2007) and I brought this out as
a skill-building product as part of my return to modeling. I filled the
cockpit with Apoxie Sculpt and shaped something looking like a Phantom
canopy. It may have been my ham-fistedness during disassembly and
rebuilding, but the seams never seemed to want to go away, and then I
re-scribed some of the panel lines with a pin, my first attempt at doing
this. One of the 20mm ROV-19 laser cannons broke off during assembly; I
replaced it with a piece of stretched sprue. Green putty, Mr. Surfacer,
and a lot of sandpaper later, I decided it was good enough to begin
painting. Testors gloss gull gray provided the base, Tamiya acrylics make
up the rest of the colors. Decals were still acceptable after all this
time, and settled down with Solvaset. I went for a toy-like appearance on
this kit, keeping a glossy finish with the top coat and no weathering.
idea was to make it look a little like the cartoon it came from.
from the box: "Megaro Zamac 1/100 scale plastic model kit. Super real
type." Darned if I know what any of this means!
information from robotresearch.com.