Adam Courville has entered his VF-1A-S Valkyrie
This is a newer kit of the 1:72 scale Bandai VF-1A-S Valkyrie from the Japanese Macross series show. The model is a newly tooled kit similar to earlier renditions. This Valkyrie was built with no modifications. The build is more sophisticated than the older ones with more points of articulation and richer detail. Unlike the previous versions, the transformation is self-contained and more complex. The kit is molded in color so only small parts were painted and waterslide decals finished off the markings.
Transforming from a fighter plane, gerwalk then to battroid is a delicate process but can be done safely in a slow manner. The movable joints are molded into the parts instead of the old poly caps. To enhance the fine panel lines, a homemade wash was mixed from equal parts of Tamiya acrylics, acrylic solvent, and water. A fine synthetic paintbrush(00) was used to wick the mix into the panel lines. The scale of this model displays well with the other 1:72 scale Macross Valkyries, old and newer.
This build will be entered in the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Ships and Vehicles all Scales category.