Wednesday, June 1, 2011

1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom English Manual & Color Guide

1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom Color Guide & Manual

1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom by Bandai that was featured in the recently shown Macross Frontier: Sayonara Tsubasa movie. Macross Frontier protagonist, Alto Saotome, flies this in the movie. This model kit is in fighter mode only so you can't hope to transform it into its Gerwalk and Battroid forms.

Macross Frontier Creator, Shoji Kawamori, likes to pay homage to past Macross Series by including a likeness of them in various scenes, characters or mecha. I know that the swept forward form of the wing pays homage to the YF-19 of Isamu Dyson from Macross Plus. I'm not sure however where the color scheme for the YF-29 comes from, it must be a new thing then?

There's also a 1/60 DX toy version of the YF-29 Durandal that scheduled to come out next month, so looking forward to that.

The 1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom is selling for 875 yen at Amiami, 960 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1020 yen at Hobby Search

1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom Color Guide & Manual

Color Guide & Manual for the 1/110 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla Review site. For the meaning of the symbols found in the model kit's manual, kindly refer to this older post.

1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom Color Guide & Manual

1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom Color Guide & Manual

1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom Color Guide & Manual