|Unpainted, shown to scale next to a can of flour pumice.|
Now this is a 'fixed' figuration kit; It's non-transformable apparently because Bandai has the license for the transformation gimmicks for their Macross kits. So the Hasegawa kits have to make do with their Macross kits molded in one configuration. But then again, Hasegawa is known for their top notch aircraft kits and this shows in their Valkyrie. There are a lot of little details in the form of groves, pinions and notches akin to a Hasegawa aircraft kit. So far, I'm loving this build.
|Base coated after some weeks of procrastination|
I've base coated the parts with gunmetal, so you can be pretty sure how this will be turning out. As you can see, details. A lot of it. I'm yet to see a Bandai VF kit have all this crazy detail.
That's all for now! Oh, you might want to check out some Revoltech Valkyries from 45fresh. If you're the kind that's more into mecha action figures then this line is for you.
*A few notes: I constantly refer to the VF-1 as a 'Valkyrie'. I am using Macross naming conventions which are very different from Robotech conventions. For example, the VF-1 is designated as a "Veritech' in Roobotech and so is the word 'Battloid' (humanoid form). Mre into this, but I'll leave it off for another day.
|One more pic,for the road. Look at all those parts!|