November 26, 2009
Bandai's 1/72 RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie (Luca Custom) ~ In-box preview
Macross Frontier is an anime science
fiction space drama that recently finished airing in Japan (last episode
aired on September 25, 2008). It is the story of three young adults and
the events that occur around them as a space colony fleet, trying to
find a habitable planet near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, faces a
crisis of alien origin.
The RVF-25 Messiah is a variant of the single-seater, twin-engine VF-25, capable of both space and atmospheric flight and used mostly for reconnaissance. It has enhanced electronic warfare capabilities, equipped with a ELINT radome dish, and it's capable of controlling up to six AIF-7S Ghost fighters via fold wave communication.
In fighter mode, it's main weapon is a gatling gun gun pod, mounted underneath, between the fighter's two intakes. In addition to the external gun pod, built-in weapons include beam weaponry, head-mounted lasers and a large knife (for use in Gerwalk or Battroid modes) that can be enforced by the fighter's own pin-point barrier system.
External equipment like FAST Packs can be added on to improve craft
capabilities, and unlike previous variable fighters, the FAST Packs do
not need to be ejected before transformation into Gerwalk or Battroid.
What You Get
This snap-fit model depicts the RVF-25
Messiah Valkyrie that Lucas Angeloni uses in the anime, thus the "Luca
Custom" name. Molded in color, it shows all its intricate mechanical
parts, cockpit, and panel lines reproduced in sharp detail.
As usual, glue and paint will go a long way to increase the look of the finished model.
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