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VF-1A Valkyrie Fighter


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the ARII kits were rushed to

the ARII kits were rushed to market in the 80's when MACROSS was first on the air, to capitalize on the show's suprise success. So no wonder it's a little out of scale. ARII was rushing to get product onto store shelves. I doubt they thought the kits would be re-issued so many times over the years.

it's strange- you ask early on in the review why no one makes a 1/72 scale valkyries- but then bring up how good Imai and Hasagawa's 1/72 kits are... so two companies made nice 1/72 kits- why ask for more? It doesn't make any sense.

Yamato made a 1/48 scale transforming valkyrie toy- it's a very nice piece, and when people with model kit skills customize them, by painting and weathering, or with custom decals- they look *amazing.* You should consider buying one and customizing it if you're looking for a 1/48 scaled valk, the ones i've seen on forums that people have done up look far better than 99% of the MACROSS kits i've ever seen.

and again- thanks for covering these model kits.

The Big R's picture
Posted by The Big R on 6 June, 2008 - 09:04
Yes, That was a bit

Yes, That was a bit confusing as the start of the article But I was trying to get into the mindset of 1983, and as we both stated that Imai kits and later the Hasagawa Kits would more than cover that scale. I'm so close to finishing a 1/72 VF-1D Imai kit for a DX review, I should have it up next month.

I'm really not the one to paint up toys but I have seen some people do some fantastic paint and weathering schemes on toys. The only one I've ever considered painting a toy was one somebody painted up a 1/72 scale toy of the Flying Wing from Raiders of the Lost Ark and made it look ace. Why there isn't an Official 1/72 or 1/48 model kit of the Flying wing from one of the most popular films ever is beyond me. I'll most likely write Fine Molds as they seemed to be the ones that would release it if there ever was a release of the kit.

Thanks again!


We'll fight them on the Beaches!

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Posted by Showapop on 6 June, 2008 - 13:16
Actually, even the 1/72 Valkyries are surprisingly small

Having built several 1/72 Valks, it's interesting to note that they're still very small vehicles compared to modern jet fighters. They're actually only about as big as an F-16; the F-14 and F-15 are significantly larger, and the F-15 dwarfs them. (The YF-22, aka "Gigantor", somewhat restores the balance.)

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Posted by RobotBastard on 18 July, 2008 - 18:30

Compaired to a F-14 the Valkyries are definately the smaller aircraft. Knowing the maddness of people maybe one day somebody will build a 1/1 scale Valkyrie like the Gundam head at the Bandai Museum or the Mazinger at that park in Spain.


We'll fight them on the Beaches!

Showapop's picture
Posted by Showapop on 19 July, 2008 - 00:40