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  1. Hi guys, I've been a member for a long time, more prone to check out the amazing stuff done here than to openly start conversations, but my mind started thinking: now that we have the Flight-of-passage attraction over at Animal Kingdom, being a flight-sim of that animal, I started to wonder: Has anyone tried to make a scale 1:1, life-size replica of the VF-1 cockpit? I know of the one they made in Japan for the Macross Museum (video): Macross Museum life-size VF-1 Cockpit, but apart from that any fan initiative? it would be great to have one with all the light-up gizmos and gadgets. what do you guys think? Cheers!
  2. For anyone with a GearVR or an Oculus Rift, I took my very old Macross Valkyrie cockpit and rendered it in a 360-degree 3D view. The viewer sits in Hikaru’s VF-1J, and wingmen are visible to the left and right. This was a quickie, and there are issues with this old cockpit model that I only noticed once I was “sitting” in it. Some panels are definitely wrong. I had to make stuff up, or interpret things from screencaps of the show back then. Quick hacks were made for visibility purposes, and the front instrument monitors have yet to be textured. But it’s an interesting, if slightly incomplete, experience. Also, I've never sat in a fighter cockpit, so is it natural for the nosecone to obstruct the view so much? I cheated and moved it down out of view because it kinda bugged me.
  3. Nocturne for Valkyrie, No. 1

    From the album Macross CG Fan Art

    A pilot chats with her wingmen on her viewscreen during a night patrol. Cockpit render; flight suit and Valkyrie with very non-canon color schemes. Cockpit is still kind of low-poly, and a WIP.
  4. Got into a debate with a friend of mine concerning this. I know its called a heat shield most of the time because It was used as one once in Fighter mode when Hikaru re-entered the atmosphere after the major battle. The thing is though, I don't think that is it's primary purpose . The pilot is still in the cockpit in Battroid mode but rotated back to face forward and the armor plate slides down to protect him as he would only have the canopy for protection without it. My friend kept insisting that the pilot was in the head, but that was a Robotech thing from the books. I know when Hikaru, Ben, and Max fell into the enemy ship, the enemy pinned the 1J against the wall and pulled the chest open and saw Hikaru inside the cockpit in the chest area - not in the head. Same thing in DYRL when Roy dies. Am I correct on this? It's an armor plate first and a heatshield second and the pilot is in the cockpit/torso area in Battroid mode?
  5. So, I'm getting ready to build a 1/72 Hasegawa VF-1J. I'm going to be building it with the canopy open. So, if I want to be "real world" here, should I use the decal for the main display panel so that it looks like the Valk is powered up, or should I leave the screen black, making it look like it's powered down? Thanks for your input! EDIT: I should mention that this will not be part of a diorama or display. I'm only going to have (hopefully-if my modification works out) a pilot figure standing next to it.
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