Monday, April 12, 2010

1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Manual

1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom Construction Manual

The 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie of Alto Saotome from the Macross Frontier Anime. This is the Variable Fighter (VF) that defines the Macross Frontier series. Of course, in the mold of all protagonists in the Macross Universe that was popularized by Hikaru Ichijo in Macross DYRL, it has to sport a red and black motif. I only realized now the Shin Kudo of Macross Zero was the only one who didn't carry this trademark color scheme.

This model of the VF-25 Messiah comes with the optional Super Parts included. The super part's purpose is to improve the offensive and defensive capabilities of the ordinary VF-25. That's with the inclusion of additional boosters, missiles and armor. Like with most super packs, they also increase the range of the VF by allowing it to store more propellant in its recesses.

The granddaddy of all super packs is the one used by the very first VF, the VF-1S. But if we follow the series timeline, the very first super packs were used by the VF-0's of Macross Zero.

Kinda nice too that they decided to number the Messiah Valkyrie as number 25, so that it pays homage to the 25th anniversary of the Macross Franchise. I guess once Macross hits 30 years (which will be a few years from now) they will no doubt have a 30th anniversary anime and in that anime there will be a VF-30... hehehe... here's me hoping that that will come true... :D

The 1/72 Super Messiah Valkyrie is selling for 6500 yen at Hobby Link Japan and 5850 yen at HWJapan

The Construction manual was translated to English from the Japanese Manual posted over at Dalong. Refer to this previous post for the meaning of the symbols found in the manual.

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual

Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual


Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual


Bandai 1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom English Construction Manual