Macross Destroid Tomahawk 1/72   5 comments

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.

Posted January 23, 2009 by Prometheum5 in Macross, Mecha

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5 responses to “Macross Destroid Tomahawk 1/72

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  1. What is the manufacturer of the Tomahawk 1/72 scale model posted here. It is beautiful. Where might I get one. Thank you.

    • Thanks for the comment! It’s a Moscato resin kit, and just about impossible to find, unfortunately. They were basically made to-order and just about never come up for sale.

      There IS a new 1/72 plastic Tomohawk coming out soon, from WAVE, I believe. I may pick it up, as it looks worth checking out as an affordable and accurate 1/72 ‘Hawk.

  2. If it’s not to much trouble, you don’t happen to know of a website where I can find out about the wave model do you? I have found the wave website but unfortunantly I don’t read Japanese. Thank you for your efforts.

  3. Thank you. You’ve been very helpful.

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