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Old 03-10-2012, 04:32 AM   #1
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Transforming Veritech Fighter WIP

P6 again: mostly painted pics!

Yeah, gang. I'm still around. I'm still reading and checking out everyone's customs, and I thought I'd clock in and show one I've been working on. Remember the Veritech Fighter vehicle from Matchbox's Robotech line (or the Playmates Exo Squad reissue)? The thing was pretty cool except for one thing-it didn't transform. That is what I'm doing to this piece. In these pics, I held the pieces together with tape, just to get a dry run out of it. Upon seeing it, I needed pics. Again, not done, but I'm taking it slowly, since a replacement is rarely on ebay and when it is, it's usually for $50-$100+ BTW, I am missing the canopy, back wings, and rocket boosters for this, so if anyone here has any extra, please LMK.
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UPDATE 3-22

More WIP pics. Got hinges put on and hooked on arms. I did the arms 2 years ago, but will be reworking them with new tension pins and new plastic pieces covering the missing arm parts.






Update: 4-29

Slow progress, but here's an update for those who wanted scale. Here's scale with a KO "Jetfire" and a Rick Hunter figure from the Matchbox line.
Also, just got the chest plate put on





Update: 8-12

Used extra parts from other jets onto my current custom. Which is why the colors are different. Been holding back on this figure due to my Rodimus Prime custom and trying to find a good enough cutters to separate the back panel without damaging either half of the back end.



Haven't given up on him, tho.

Update: 10-19

BACK FROM THE DEAD!!!

Finally gotten back to working on this guy!!! Currently working on knee joints and shoulder parts







11-17 Update: Gerwalk mode





Actually got the head put on and am going to fix the holes, blemishes, etc. As for painting, I'm going to have to wait until spring, being that my garage isn't heated. I'll keep you up to date.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:04 AM   #2
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WOW... that's a sign of tru love for jetfire/macross robot... goodluck!!
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:18 PM   #3
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Thanx. Since the pics, I have gotten various hinges attached to the figure. It's beginning to take a real cool shape Got the shoulder connectors fixed where it folds out. Still quite a bit of work to do, but it's giving me a real cool "customizer's high".
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:06 AM   #4
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Yeah I know what ur talking about... this is some seriously healthy dope
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:17 AM   #5
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I think you should try to lower the hips to lengthen out the torso. Good start.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:38 AM   #6
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I love anything Robotech, nice start.


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Old 03-14-2012, 04:11 AM   #7
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I think you should try to lower the hips to lengthen out the torso. Good start.
IfI ever get to do a second one, I might do that and turn it into a GI Joe scaled Jetfire, but since finding one is hard to do (even on ebay), I'm not ready yet to risk that yet.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:29 PM   #8
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Ahhh THIS brings back memories! When I was a wee lad I had one of these and also Jetfire. I knew siomehow that this robotech-thingy was connected to the flyng autobot, and was really surprised to see how much of the transforming toy's designed carried over to the static-form jet.

I remember unscrewing the "legs" and also playing around with how they could be repositioned for robot mode etc., IIRC the would-be-arms are just a single solid "block" (and not very detailed either), right? That was the bit that made me give up on the project when I was a kid.

SO fun to see someone in the adult radicon community now taking a whack at it! I may actually have mine floating around my storage unit...somewhere, if I bump into it, I'll look you up

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Old 03-22-2012, 03:15 AM   #9
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Updated first post. new pics
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:47 AM   #10
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You guys know that Yamato's already taken care of this whole, transforming "veritech" toy problem, right . . .?
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