Saturday, December 24, 2011

Yamato 1/60 VF-1S Valkyrie (Macross DYRL ver) with GBP-1S

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

Just playing around with camera again and trying out some different settings. For my subject I used the Yamato 1/60 VF-1S Valkyrie of Hikaru Ichijou from Macross DYRL on whom the Yamato 1/60 GBP-1S armor is worn.



1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

The GBP-1S armor was actually worn by the VF-1J of Hikaru Ichijou in the original SDF Macross anime that came out in the 80's. Why the VF-1S from DYRL is wearing it is in homage to my Bandai 1/55 VF-1S Strike Valkyrie that I had wearing a GBP-1S which I had since I was a boy.

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

The GBP-1S armor system packs quite a punch aside from the protection it offers its Valkyrie unit. The downside is that it doesn't allow the Valkyrie to transform to either its aircraft or gerwalk mode. To do that the armor has to be first ejected.

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

Upper torso shot with the chest and shoulder missile pods in the open and launch position.

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

Close up of the shoulder missile pod in the open position
1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

Vents of the shoulder missile pod where the jet blast can escape to
1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

Lower leg missile pods in the open position
1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

Closeup of the vents near the elbow for the missiles at the forearms
1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

Just shooting this from above
1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

Side shot with missile pods in the open position
1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

I accidentally flipped this image over when I was placing the watermark, only noticed this when I was writing this post... hahaha
1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

Back of the legs
1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

VF-1S head
1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys

1/60 VF-1S w/ GBP-1S by Yamato Toys