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Old 03-22-2012, 10:19 PM   #11
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You guys know that Yamato's already taken care of this whole, transforming "veritech" toy problem, right . . .?
Nope. Didn't know that. Ya' got a page that explains it?
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:04 PM   #12
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Robotech was a compilation of three unrelated anime. The first series, Macross, continued on as its own franchise in Japan, spawning several new series.

The transforming mecha from the original Macross series was known as the VF-1 Valkyrie.

Yamato is a Japanese company that produced several versions of this mecha. The first was a 1/60 scale version that transformed using detachable legs. The mold is great but it was an imperfect parts-forming transformation.

They then released a 1/48 scale version of the VF-1 and its variants that transformed using an integrated swing bar that mounted between the legs and under the fuselage:



Later, a second 1/60 version was released with a similar transformation but an even cleaner mold:



Back in the day, Bandai, with the help of Takatoku, also produced a 1/55 scale version of the mold. Hasbro licensed this mold and recolored it to use as Jetfire.

Thats why I think it's funny you're trying to make a transforming "veritech" out of the piece of crap mold that Harmony Gold used in its robotech line.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:24 PM   #13
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i may be mistaken, but the exo squad being used here is bigger than the 1/55 scale.

so it makes sense to me, i havnt seen it done, and I'm glad to see it done.

most people customize for the love of it, so in the end, that should only matter.

This guy is taken a somewhat brick-plane, and re-engineering him into jetfire. That has my attention.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:15 AM   #14
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i may be mistaken, but the exo squad being used here is bigger than the 1/55 scale.
You are correct, sir. This figure is bigger than the ones pictured above. And the head (not attached as of yet) is different, kinda' resembling a Shockwave-type face. I think it's the VF-1J.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:30 AM   #15
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Exactly!! this point of turning a non transforming figure into a transforming figure = WIN!
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:07 AM   #16
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Yeah this sucker is nearly 1:18 scale (probably more like 1:20ish), which is HUGE compared to the official Transforming Valyks.

Keep rolling man, this will be a thing of wonder when done! The progress is great!

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Old 04-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #17
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Nice mod! I read an article somewhere that this Matchbox fighter was originally designed to transform in all 3 modes like Takatoku ones.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #18
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*snip* Thats why I think it's funny you're trying to make a transforming "veritech" out of the piece of crap mold that Harmony Gold used in its robotech line.
Not only is it larger scale, it's a Jetfire that can fit G.I. Joes! I need one... No, three, immediately! :-D
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #19
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Nice mod! I read an article somewhere that this Matchbox fighter was originally designed to transform in all 3 modes like Takatoku ones.
That is correct. They wanted to make them transformable, but couldn't make it work with the budget. that's why if you've ever seen one up close (and i've only seen one once) it's a bit over engineered in some places.

This is a huge toy, much bigger than most people realize. i've always wanted to see this happen, so I'm glad you are taking on the task. Good luck!

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:32 PM   #20
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Nice. It will be cool to see this along side some GI Joes.


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