Post by Commander Kaki on Aug 26, 2005 22:20:39 GMT 8
I am starting this new thread purely dedicated to Macross/Robotech universe. I consider this series to be number one mecha series back in the 80s, out-ranking gundams.
I would try to update the thread with as much as update possible and hopefully am able to rekindle some interest between myscififan forumers or spark interesting discussion.Other than that, this section could use some rejuvenation. Feel free to discuss about anything related to Macross/Robotech.
I am very much into Macross and so far have obtained: 1/100 monster koenig 1/48 deluxe Max (TV version blue VF-1J with fast packs) 1/48 YF-1S Roy Fokker 1/72 "Omega One" YF-21 with fast packs 1/60 VF-1A Hikaru (DYRL version) 1/60 VF-1J with GBP aka armored valkyrie 1/60 VE-1 Elint-Seeker
I am hoping to get these in the near future: 1/48 deluxe Miria(TV version red VF-1J with fast packs) 1/48 deluxe Hikaru(TV version white/red VF-1J with fast packs) 1/72 "Thunderbolt" VF-11B with fastpacks 1/72 YF-19 1/60 VF-0S Roy Fokker or any other bargain yamato valkyries.
To all the Macross fans excited by last issue's news of the 1/60 VF-0, thank you for your patience! This month, witness the prompt arrival of the prototype! This is the prototype displayed at the recently opened Tokyo Toy Show. Didn't you want to see it in more detail at the time? Well, in answer to those pleas, let's take a look at the basic gimmicks and details that feature, at least in Fighter mode.
According to the stats, the VF-0 is 18.69m in length, so at 1/60 scale it averages to 312mm. Since the VF-1 is 14.23m, at 1/48 it is about 296mm, so even at 1/60 the VF-0 is quite large. Add to that the extra feeling of volume and you get a very powerful fighter.
[Text is very small so I am half-guessing some of this.]
Since it was supposed to be a fully-transformable protoype fighter developed before the VF-1 series, things like the conformal tank on top of the fighter, etc., make this reproduction of the VF-0's design even more realistic than the VF-1.
It appears the transformation system will be similar to that of the 1/48 VF-1. Since the VF-0 is designed in 3DCGI in the Macross Zero OVA, there should be no problem recreating the various Fighter, GERWALK and Battroid modes even closer to the anime than with the VF-1, regardless of the transformation system.
4) Interior of the engine nacelles. The covers can be opened and closed and stored in the main leg, but the base is very simple. Near the top of the base a gap is visible, but there will be extra parts to remedy this.
5) The S type head shows how well it is done, as the chin (?) part is hiding. Since it is for atmospheric flight, the intakes are opened as standard. However, the covers can be snugly attached. But don't play near water.
7) The canopy is rendered on a double hinge, so it slides and then opens. The pilot in the seat is also realistically molded. Plus, just like the anime, there is also a rotating cockpit gimmick in Battroid mode.
8) As armament, there are sets of three missiles under the wings. Each missile can be detached from the pylo