Ah, nope I have not touched any of the Macross kits. Built a lot of Gundams though and loved them so figured they would be the same. I was warned to not buy the VF-25 kit since it isn't as fun to transform or even pose and exactly like you described. That is too bad since I'd love to have some of the Valkyries that are vacant on my shelf, but will take the advice and avoid these. Thanks!