Monday, March 26, 2012
SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO: 2199 (2012)
1/72 Scratch-Built "Cosmo Falcon" Model!
KuWa's scratch-built 1/72 Cosmo Falcon space combat fighter.
The May Issue of Dengeki Hobby Magazine (on sale now in Japan) features a special spotlight on SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO: 2199, and naturally, there are going to be several beautiful layouts of photography with models based on the new series. The previously-released 1/500 scale Yamato (based on the YAMATO: 2199 version) is to be reissued by Bandai as an official YAMATO: 2199-related product. Hopefully, the series will be a success and we'll see model kits and other merchandising from this exciting and faithful remake. For one, I'd like to see the re-imagined Black Tiger space combat fighter, dubbed the "Cosmo Falcon".
Undercarriage detail on KuWa's 1/72 scratch-built Cosmo Falcon.
Named after the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (or "Peregrine Falcon"), the Cosmo Falcon was conceived to replace the original Black Tiger (while invoking it's basic shape) to better match the Type-52 Cosmo Zero space fighter from the 1974 series (itself named after the Mitsubishi A6M Zero), which has been carried over for YAMATO: 2199. On his blog this past weekend, the modeller known as "KuWa", featured these two photos on his blog, Frame Out, and briefly described scratch-building this "Cosmo Falcon" in 1/72 scale for one of the Dengeki Hobby layouts — so, here are two photos of his scratch-built beauty.
Hopefully, if the stars are aligned, we can look forward to an official kit (and a lot more) in the near future!
Stay tuned to this blog and the official Star Blazers website for more news and information on SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO: 2199 as they develop — and soon, we'll be off to outer space, with glue, putty, and paint!