1/72 VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom [Introduction]
May 29, 2009 7 Comments
Price: 4500 yen
Release date: September 2008
Series: Macross Frontier
Box size is almost the same as those from gundam plamos.
Presentation of all three modes of the Messiah Valkyrie: fighter, gerwalk and battroid.
Some examples of the action poses
Box art of Alto Valkyrie is looking quite nice but personaly I would like to see something like those from Hasegawa Macross kits for example like this one^^
Manual of this Macross kit is similar to those from gunpla kits. So even if you do not know Japanese, you should not have problems with assembling of this model.
Transformation proces is looking quite easy on the photos but how it will be in reality we’ll see. I still remember having problems with waverider mode of MG Zeta Gundam 2.0…
Runners & decals
There are 13 frames of runners +decals
If it goes about the parts, then I have to say that they are very nice detailed. They have good proportions and are molded in proper color. Well, except of few parts that have to be either painted or covered with stickers…
I’m thinking about painting window and sensor parts in some nice clear blue. They would look much better than in the default clear color.
The kit came with 2 sets of decals, the sticker type (yeah, everybody loves them XD) and water-slide decals.
1/72 VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom is my first plamo that I bought in this year. It will be also my first non-gunpla kit in my collection. First I was thinking about buying 1/100 Astrea Type F but then about month ago, I started watching Macross Frontier and just had to have one of the Messiah Valkyrie kits. I was always a big fan of modern fighter planes (mainly U.S. machines because of their awesome design) and this combination of plane which can transform into mobile suit and gerwalk is great idea. I could choose from Alto, Ozma, Michael and Luca units and in the end I chosen Alto’s Valkyrie since he is main male character in the series and I also like the color scheme of his unit.
Next I will probably buy Armor pack and SMS action base for this kit, I know that Bandai released also Valkyrie with super pack (1/72 VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Alto Custom) but lately I don’t have much money to spend on the plamos and that’s why I will buy Super pack together with the S.M.S. action base some other time.
Well, enough for today, next post “work in progress” ^^