Sunday, 30 January 2011

Variable Fighter Master File - VF-19 EXCALIBUR -

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Awesome new mook to add to the Variable Fighter Master File collection this being the the second in the series VF-19 Excalibur. Usually call this VF-19 or YF-19 but Excalibur is a cool name for the fighter which i never really remember. Just like the last in the series the VF-1 Valkyrie this has lots of cool almost photo realistic pics and what must be vast amounts of great information in Japanese with some very nice illustration explain how the VF-19 works.
Was quite pricey for me to get but think it really wanted to get this and all other that will be released, next is the VF-1 again but with Super Part which was a surprise was expecting the VF-25.

Double page spread for the content, not sure if it the YF-19 but damn it looks great!

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First few pages are "photos" of the Excalibur. Cool Gerwalk and low viz on the right,

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 Guess this is the generic design page using the Macross Plus YF-19 patterns.
 
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Top left corner is the "VF-19A SVF-569 Lightnings" which Hasegawa released as very nice looking 1/48 kit.

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Awesome space shot, wicked looking Uraga carrier.

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VF-11 and YF-19 together ala Macross Plus style.

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Monitor Turret which i call the head, got Basara's Fire Valkyrie at the bottom Mohawk style.

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Battriod and Gerwalk mode of the VF-19 from Plus and 7.

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Pilot suits for Plus and the video game Macross Digital Mission VF-X2 "Get Free!"

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Only one pic of the cool looking Excalibur with the triangular radar on top some sort of Airborne Early Warning valk.

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Uraga Class Escort Battle Carrier, 2 great shot, one with a VF-19 just taken off and the other in Earth orbit surrounded by Northampton Class Stealth Frigates.

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Just like the VF-1 Book which had F-14 before and VF-4 after, the VF-19 file has the VF-11 before and the VF-17 after. Be great to get entire books on the VF-4, 11 and 17.

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Five double pages of these designs, lots of modeling opportunities. At the bottom left there is the "Roy Focker Special"

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Only page with VF-19s from Macross 7 was expecting an entire section on Emerald Force and Sound Force, wanted a double spread pic of Basara's VF-19 Karaoke Ninja or Fire Valkyrie.

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Credit page for the CG artists has some nice pics including a very nice white VF-17.

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Great mook, would like to model some of these but there is so much choice!
Next up VF-1 Space Wing
Ian

3 comments:

dendts said...

looks like a great book, too bad it's in Japanese

5thLuna said...

looking so awesome.
i want one !

chrismandesign said...

ahhh the anime books... if they weren’t in japanese but in english & the price factor, they’re a tad exp specially in my country (after many, many taxes...) but they’re beautiful & worth every cent invested =)