Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!
Well, the Ajamodels Zero X arrived today and I'm pretty pleased with it. It's made of a light blue very lightweight strange resin. Comes with a very comprehensive decal sheet.
Eagle, if you were underwhelmed with the forthcoming Aoshimsa diecast you would love this.
The most obvious mods are:
seperate the MEV from the main body
the MEV crew cabin shape needs to be modified
I intend preserving the option of having the ability to display both in-flight and landing version, by using hinges at the wing tips of Lifting Body 1 and thinking of imbedding magnets to allow the temporary attachment of the LBs, which should work as the medium is quite light in weight.
The instructions say the colour is racing blue and it does look nice and that may be the colour used by the guy who scratchbuilt Zero X in the article which appeared in issue 2 of Sci fi & fantasy modeller. However I think I will opt for a metallic blue. Anyone any idea what shade should be used?
sliuman, I too had that Imai kit, one I had wanted for absolutely years, however when I got hold of one and found that there was no MEV just the Heat Shield I rapidly lost interest in it as I did not want it in that configuration. So I sold it on, I am not really complaining though as I got lucky and only paid £80 for the kit in mid 2001 and sold it for over £250.00 in late 2003.
saturnapollo, the metallic blue colour for the Zero X is Ford Cosmos Blue available from Halfords in 300ml cans at around £5.00. That is the colour I used on the two MEV kist that I built earlier this year, the information on the colour was supplied by David Sissons so you should find it pretty accurate.