My current shelf setup… a combination of real robots in scale and the vintage super robots I’ve been accumulating lately, along with some vinyls and vintage Transformers.
Archive for the ‘Destroid’ Tag
The Tomahawk is one of the non-variable Destroid mecha from the original Super Dimensional Fortress: Macross. The Destroids are the second-string machines in the show after the variable VF-1 Valkyries, and are often shown on defense and meat-shield duties (or so it seems)!
This is a 1/72 scale garage kit of the Tomahawk. Out of the box this kit was meant to be static once assembled, but I did some hacking and slashing and gnashing of teeth and made it articulated with polycap and ball-type joint option sets and leftovers from Gundam models. The designer of the kit was astonished at how far I took his creation.
I finished the Tomahawk more recently than the Gundam MkII, after spending some time doing historical models (pics to follow)! I spend a great deal of effort trying to translate techniques from armor modeling to sci-fi and mecha, and this is one of my earlier successes. Paints are mainly Tamiya acrylics, with oil work and pigments added for effect. The WIP shots show some of what I did to improve the kit, and the little tank in some of the finished shots is an in-scale Tiger I.