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EOI: Anyone for a Macross Group Build?

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  • Member since
    May 2010
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Gunpla Master on Friday, September 3, 2010 11:29 PM

Picked these up today.

Size of us to them??????Indifferent

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  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Huntington, WV
Posted by Kugai on Saturday, September 4, 2010 1:04 AM

Gunpla Master

 

http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad126/rickyhensley/zentradisize-mcissue8.jpg

Size of us to them??????Indifferent

Yep, that's right.  I don't know about the original Macross, but in Robotech's 2nd episode Roy Fokker tells Rick that the remains of the Zentrans found in the crashed spaceship were seen as a reason to build the giant humanoid mecha and transforming fighters.  When you compare the parts for the kits you showed kits of here, the VF-1 is a 1:72 transforming fighter and the Nasjadeul is a 1:144 scale kit of a powered armor suit!

From what we've seen of some characters, though, the 10m example in your screencap wouldn't be the tallest kid in his class.  There have been some in the shows that seemed almost twice that height.

http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww122/randysmodels/No%20After%20Market%20Build%20Group/Group%20Badge/GBbadge2.jpghttp://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/razordws/GB%20Badges/WMIIIGBsmall.jpg

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Saturday, September 4, 2010 1:14 AM

Nice.. Big Smile

The variable kits build up nicely, good fit and nice tight seams. You do need to take care though, if you want everything to move as advertised and the movable joints tend to get a bit floppy, but they're nice kits.

Of course there's a couple of compromises for the sake of transformability - the wings are a little short in fighter mode, but a bit long in battroid mode, the tail fins are a little undersize and there's a couple of very noticeable hinge bulges. Back in the day, they were the most desired kits by Macross fans (and the only way, until Hasegawa, to get a 1.72 scale fighter version). The wings have a funny textured surface (the wings on the 1/72 Gerwalks had this too), but this will soon disappear under a coat of paint. You may find a sink mark at the edge of the circular depression on the engine nacelle sides - I've had a few like that. 

I may yet pull out one of the Revell boxed variable kits too.

  • Member since
    December 2007
  • From: Louisville, KY.
Posted by Cosmic J on Saturday, September 4, 2010 3:20 AM

I remember that the physical height of the Zentradi tended to vary depending on the demands of the plot. Since it happened in a show about transforming fighter planes, I was completely unconcerned  by this. Cool

My YF-19 came in the mail today. Now I no longer have to feel like the wallflower in this GB. For a 1/72 scale model, its larger than I thought it would be, and appears to be as complex as a 1/48 jet fighter kit. I am much pleased.

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