Time to Procure a Valkyrie

Posted by MikeD 
ANYONE have the Robot Soul VF-25's? I'd like to know how they are.

--------------------------------------------------------------

I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
B00
I got my unpainted, un-built Vs-1S kit today. Not sure what to paint this thing as.






There, it's done. What du'ya think?




I guess these are the hated Knurled pins.



__________________
MoonBaseTom Season tickets available. Call now.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/07/2010 07:46PM by B00.
paint it like a mig-23
Anonymous User
where does the spring go?
Anavel Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> where does the spring go?


I'd assume hip and knee ratchets.

Introducing Prometheus Rising Studio.
[prometheusrising.net]
I make 3D printed mecha action figures.
Anonymous User
Wow, that looks like fun!
Anonymous User
B00 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I got my unpainted, un-built Vs-1S kit today. Not
> sure what to paint this thing as.
>

I don't get it. Why not just disassemble your pre-built 1/60 and fix it up again? I'm sure it'll save you at least $100. Saves the pain of figuring out how to paint it too! ;)
Amuro-Ray Wrote:
> I don't get it. Why not just disassemble your
> pre-built 1/60 and fix it up again? I'm sure it'll
> save you at least $100.

The unpainted kit is actually the cheapest at 5800 yen. It is "limited" but we can order it from HLJ at list price.

It is the first case I know which a toy get re-released as a model kit.
Amuro-Ray Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> B00 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I got my unpainted, un-built Vs-1S kit today.
> Not
> > sure what to paint this thing as.
> >
>
> I don't get it. Why not just disassemble your
> pre-built 1/60 and fix it up again? I'm sure it'll
> save you at least $100. Saves the pain of figuring
> out how to paint it too! ;)

Because it is a customizer's wet dream.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/08/2010 10:06PM by Warrhead.
I'm still waiting for an unpainted VF-1A. The ultimate "vanilla" VF-1

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
most people want their own vf-1s though

it's like being char aznable's wife
Why doesn't anyone want to be Kakizaki's wife?

The mig-23 color scheme you're suggesting is that cool Russian brown tricolor camo, right? Didn't they already do something kinda like that on a 1/48?

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
I'm still waiting for mine to be delivered by slow boat but from the pics it looks a bit daunting. Definitely going to need a focused plan of attack on this one.
asterphage Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Why doesn't anyone want to be Kakizaki's wife?
>

because no one likes to cook steak that much

> The mig-23 color scheme you're suggesting is that
> cool Russian brown tricolor camo, right? Didn't
> they already do something kinda like that on a
> 1/48?

yeah there was a woodland 1/48 complete with matching armor

[www.hlj.com]

i like the mig-23s with the blue or white on the underside


something's missing
B00
I know it seems lame, but I've been toying with the idea of painting my kit up like G1 Jetfire.

__________________
MoonBaseTom Season tickets available. Call now.
Anonymous User
VF5SS Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
>
> something's missing

Nah - It's still just as fugly as before.
AcroRay Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Nah - It's still just as fugly as before.

jerk
VF5SS Wrote:
>
> i like the mig-23s with the blue or white on the
> underside

Oh yeah, I love that type of plane camo! But it would look ridiculous in battroid mode.


B00 Wrote:
> I know it seems lame, but I've been toying with
> the idea of painting my kit up like G1 Jetfire.

This is the problem with robot fandom >:r

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
B00
B00 Wrote:
> I know it seems lame, but I've been toying with
> the idea of painting my kit up like G1 Jetfire.

"This is the problem with robot fandom >:r"

Heh, now I have to do it! :p

__________________
MoonBaseTom Season tickets available. Call now.
If you're going to paint your Valkyrie like something it was never meant to be, at least have the decency to make it something really weird, like Mazinger or the RX-78.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
Or Captain America.
What if Spidey had a valk?
Anonymous User
Joons Valkyrie
Warrhead Wrote:
> What if Spidey had a valk?

If only Comico's Robotech comic books had been produced by Marvel instead... then we'd probably have found out.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
New from Amalgam Comics: Spideytech
asterphage Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------

>
> Oh yeah, I love that type of plane camo! But it
> would look ridiculous in battroid mode.

not really you could condense the bottom blue area to just the backs of the arms and the stripe on the front of the legs (VF-1J Max/Millia style) and maybe a stripe on the head
Anonymous User
VF5SS Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> AcroRay Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Nah - It's still just as fugly as before.
>
> jerk

Damn straight. That thing does jerk one the wrong way, doesn't it? What was Kawamori thinking...?
shut up jerk

jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrk
Anonymous User
VF5SS Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> shut up jerk
>
> jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrr
> rrrrrrrrrrrrrrk

<:-D
[www.youtube.com]

look at this stupid modern toy
Anonymous User
VF5SS Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> [www.youtube.com]
>
> look at this stupid modern toy

I like the Lucifer more than the other MacF Valks, Which I've generally found overall toy be disappointing. The head of the Lucifer isn't very Valk-like, though. It looks more like one of the Takara 1999 series Microman Robotman heads. (Robotman Baron specifically.)

What's really getting me about Kawamori's recent couple of generations of Valkyrie designs are that they seem to focus more on the fighter forms - which look great, imo - at the expense of the Battroid forms, which I think are looking increasingly fragile and insect (or even fairy-) -like. Much as I love the stories from the recent Macross stuff, the Valkyrie designs don't endear me enough to spend my hard-earned money on them... especially when there's plenty of vintage product and modern products based on the earlier designs.
i like variety

to make my own air force

kyun
Anonymous User
Has anyone heard or seen anything more about Yamato's announced Breetai figure?
AcroRay Wrote:
> The head of the Lucifer isn't very
> Valk-like, though.

I agree with this, though I think it looks more like Aquarion.
Does the mass-production VF-27 have a different head?

> What's really getting me about Kawamori's recent
> couple of generations of Valkyrie designs are that
> they seem to focus more on the fighter forms -
> which look great, imo - at the expense of the
> Battroid forms, which I think are looking
> increasingly fragile and insect (or even fairy-) -like.

I think this is an interesting point, and I kind of wish that Valks were even MORE fantastical in some respects. They are certainly getting skinnier and pointier, but that doesn't make them more exciting to me.
I mean, I'd rather they go one way or another, grey and solid and tough and serious, or bright magenta and spindly and FABULOUS and unbelievable, but both Mac 0 & Mac F sort of straddle the line.


P.S. Why aren't there any photos yet of the big-ass prototype reproduction SDF-1 in gerwalk mode?!?

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
So, changing the topic here back to the Macross F models a bit, but is the VF-27 model any better than the 25s? I absolutely HATE the 25 kit, partially due to the horribly loose shoulders, lack of mobility in the hips, and utter lack of any sort of locking mechanisms or tabs for the fighter mode. Were any of these features addressed by the 27 model?
I would have said paint it like Jetfire too but if you want to be original, how about as a Imperial Japanese flag in fighter mode?

--------------------------------------------------------------

I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
asterphage Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I agree with this, though I think it looks more
> like Aquarion.
> Does the mass-production VF-27 have a different
> head?

The green kit has an alternate head.

[dalong.net]




> I mean, I'd rather they go one way or another,
> grey and solid and tough and serious, or bright
> magenta and spindly and FABULOUS and unbelievable,
> but both Mac 0 & Mac F sort of straddle the line.
>

Isn't that line just between the good guy and bad guy robots. Macross Zero just had two VF designs. Frontier also had two designs on the opposite side of the protagonist/antagonist line. They shared a common ancestor for random detail lulz. The only other VFs in Frontier are a re-design from Macross 7 and a robot lifted straight from a ten year old video game.

It's like how Okawara designs a good guy mouse and a bad guy mouse.
Use this line art here before you decide to color your 1/60 Valk. Test out whatever sceme you think works.

--------------------------------------------------------------

I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Attachments:
open | download - VF-1S.jpg (286.8 KB)
B00
Thanks Vince, but I'm well under way with the Jetfire/Skyfire paint job. I like the G1 toy's colors because it's a transformer color scheme of a toy I use to love, and also it's a very "Macross" color scheme (Hikaru 1S, just invert the black and red).





__________________
MoonBaseTom Season tickets available. Call now.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/15/2010 01:24AM by B00.
Attachments:
open | download - Jet_1.jpg (298 KB)
open | download - Jet_2.jpg (303.7 KB)
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

footer