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is that entry 'VF-3: SVA-155' is that a error?

It's what the book says.

There's a bunch of mistakes in that article... heck, in the book, in general. Obviously they meant VA-3...

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1/100 VF-19 Kai Fire Valkyrie Kit: Box & Instructions: http://www.macrossroleplay.org/forums/index.php?topic=2857.0

(instructions are in the second post).

Note the funky Engrish version on the box and the errors in the Japanese YF-19 data in the instructions.

I was going to post a linky to the MW archives on the kit... but, it's not there!

(4th from bottom here) http://www.macrossworld.com/macross/models/bandai/bandai_1997.htm

So... to the site mods... some info to add to that listing (yes, the kit I have is the special coating version, too):

Serial: 0059717

Yen: 2,625

* Yen sources: http://pink-tiger.web.infoseek.co.jp/Np_mm.htm & http://www.isemo.com/cgi-bin/pura_anime.cgi?_file=pura_anime&allhits=312&IDX=0+30+60+121+176+242+309+376+462+522+593+646+677&FF=646

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Sketchley's Macross Gateway is on-line once more: http://sketchleystat....com/portal.php

Direct links to the Translations TOCs:

Macross Chronicle

Other Translations

Over the past few months, I haven't spent much time on translations - been too busy wading through conversions and updates to the RPG stats. ;)

I've finished the 8 Macross Chronicle pages on civilian vehicles, but I haven't made them available, as I figure out the long term plan for the translations themselves.

Nevertheless, those translations are partially available, in the form of RPG stats (if you don't know the rule: green = official = Macross Chronicle translations):

SDFM vehicles: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Statistics/Vehicles/generic_vehicles.php

DYRL vehicles: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Statistics/Vehicles/generic_vehicles2020.php

M+ vehicles: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Statistics/Vehicles/generic_vehicles2030.php

M7, M7D and MF are coming soon.

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Alrighty... haven't been able to find the time to work on any more translations (kids on summer vacation, 35+℃, almost flooding of the house, et al), but I have been able to partially wrap my head around the "1 ship is really 5 ships" Macross Quarter concept.

So, check out the scans! (From books about "Theatrical Macross F ~The False Princess~". Some of them are really nice A5 sized images. Worth picking up.)

Macross Quarter: http://sketchleystat...uarterclass.php

ARMD-R Gunship*: http://sketchleystat...rier/ARMD-R.php

ARMD-L Carrier*: http://sketchleystat...rier/ARMD-L.php

BASTER-L/Baster-R**: http://sketchleystat...BASTERclass.php

* Don't have a clear idea of the area where the Macross Quarter grabs/connects to these ships looks like, so they've been airbrushed into deep shadow. I imagine there's some kind of pistol or rifle grip along with the usual hard-dock connections.

** Alas that was the best image I could find of the ship, that wasn't folded over and attached to the back of the Macross Quarter. Quite elusive the beasty be. Arrrr...

(Regarding the text: Disclaimer: Green is good. Mileage may vary as they're my best guess. Yes, they're RPG stats.)

Oh... almost forgot... scans of the MF versions of the following ships:

Guantánamo class: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Statistics/ShipsUG-Carrier/GuantanamoStealthSpaceCarrier.php

Uraga class: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Statistics/ShipsUG-Carrier/UragaStealthEscortCarrier.php

Northampton class: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Statistics/ShipsUG-Escort/NorthamptonStealthFrigate.php

I've also got scans of the Stealth Cruiser (TV series), and the Vajra Destroyer, Battleship, New Heavy Vajra (all from the 2nd movie) and Hound Vajra (1st movie) waiting in the wings.

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Arugenikusu (Algenicus) Space Cruiser image: http://sketchleystat...icusCruiser.php

I'm quite impressed by the results, as I not only got a half decent image out of a 50% transparent background image, I also managed to play with the tones, etc. to get a matching purple hue out of the blue that the recovered image was (it must've been flying really quickly toward the viewer).

Attaching the original for comparison.

Stealth Cruiser (images) coming soon!

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Stealth Cruiser Space Cruiser: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Statistics/ShipsUG-Escort/SpaceCruiser.php

... wish there was a better name for this ship (like an actual class name), ah well...

(Before anyone says, "It's a ship so nice, they named it twice", the first "Stealth Cruiser" is generally written in katakana (giving the impression that that is the actual or common name of this type of ship), and the second "Space Cruiser" is generally written in kanji (giving the impression that that is the function or description of this type of ship).

Alas, there really isn't that much information on the ship (let alone pictures! No nice, uber detailed ones like the other escort ships in MF!). All there is on the ship is green, in the background section of the stats. >.<

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Vajra Destroy Type: http://sketchleystats.webatu.com/Statistics/Vajra/VajraDestroyer.php

In addition to the scans (that's one ugly mo fo), there are translations from a bunch of Theatrical Macross F books! It's great that there is approximately double the content as the Stealth Cruiser Space Cruiser. Alas, there's not much in the way of actual statistical data. >.<

Enjoy the pictures!

I'm also working on translations and scans for the Vajra Battleship Type and Hound Type (and I keep forget about the New Heavy Vajra...). Alas, the same grumbles as the destroyer type...

... except one cool factoid: the Battleship Type is composed of multiple Vajra!

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A month ago, as I started on the Vajra stats, I realized that I needed all the available information on the Vajra. So, I've been translating content ever since. That includes content from "Official Complete Book Theatrical Macross F Wings of Goodbye", "Perfect Triangle Theatrical Macross F Official Guidebook", "Theatrical Macross Frontier The False Princess Roman Album", and all of Macross Chronicle's: Mechanic: ETC 01A: Vajra, and Worldguide: 08A & 08B: Vajra.

Alas, I still haven't figured out a long-term means of publishing those on the internet. The one I have been using now is... well, the following links should illustrate how insufficient they are (main cause of all those questions marks is the lack of Unicode support). Anyhow... following have been just posted:

Macross Chronicle Glossary:

17: Nousjadeul-Ger - Vajra

21: VF-1 Valkyrie - Buritai 7018

The one main observation from this month long Vajra-athon is that there appears to be a significant difference on how the Vajra are treated in the TV series and movie incarnations: in the TV series, the Vajra ARE a resource, in the movie, the Vajra are COMPETITORS for resources. Though, that's probably more down to the movies clarifying ideas on the Vajra that the TV series created on the fly.

Anyhow, enjoy the Glossary translations. I really like the neat touches, such as the "Fold Sale" and the occasional references between the series (E.g. MF's Temjin using a Neo-Guraaji (from M+ GE)).

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Alrighty... I've figured out a temporary long-term solution to the online publication of the translations. The long term plan is to have it on its own, separate site. Toward that end, I've been busy this past week with web design. (still a work in progress, and parts of it might still need tweaking.)

Anyhow, test run pages:

the two MC glossary pages in the post immediately preceding this one (links edited)

Macross 7 Trash Vol.1 Comic Version Setting Images

Will be proceeding on the backlog shortly... and converting the existing translations, too. Along with proofreading and editing most of them (some of the translations weren't proofread before posting >.<, and others, especially older ones, have mistranslations that need correcting. Not looking forward to those...)

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Continuing the Vajra theme:

Macross Chronicle Worldguide Sheets:

08A: Vajra

08B: Vajra

Note: in translating, I opted for the term bio-armaments to differentiate from the common English definition of bio-weapons. I personally don't like bio-armaments (it feels clunky), but it's to emphasize that they are biological guns, missiles, etc. (armaments), and not chemical nor bacteria-based weapons.

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More Vajra/MF Wings of Goodbye:

Newtype 2012.02 Appendix - Fact File: Macross F The Movie The False Diva

(alas, it didn't have very much official info. On the other hand, the comments by the designer are interesting.)

Official Complete Book Theatrical Macross F ~Wings of Goodbye~

A motherload of information, especially on the YF-29, VF-27 Super Parts, and the variant Macross Quarters. Alas, the stuff on the Vajra, though enlightening on how their portrayal in the film and TV series differs, ultimately doesn't have that much in detail.

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Just for reference to all the new people, EVERY macross cruiser is a "Stealth" cruiser, very much like EVERY enemy group in the Macross extended universe are "Terrorists"...

To quote the immortal Fizzick, "...I do not think it means what you think it means" ;)

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Just for reference to all the new people, EVERY macross cruiser is a "Stealth" cruiser,

Not really. It's a buzz word. Although most are stealthy (especially compared to the alien ships), there are some that aren't stealthy at all.

very much like EVERY enemy group in the Macross extended universe are "Terrorists"...

You're welcome to your own opinion. One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist. The main point is that neither (in the case of Macross), are the "Anti UN" and no such organization exists in Macross. ;)

Last of the Vajra/MF movie (#1) translations:

Theatrical Macross Frontier The False Diva Roman Album

I've also caught up on the backlog built up over the past half a year. Yay!

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Sketchley, Is Gamlin still in the military? Is he still a pilot? You mention his title 'Director Gamlin', Director of what? Can you elaborate please?

Graham

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Sketchley, Is Gamlin still in the military? Is he still a pilot? You mention his title 'Director Gamlin', Director of what? Can you elaborate please?

Graham

Gamlin's only ever depicted in a suit, and during combat, he's usually behind the scenes or on the sidelines. His title is director, and I don't believe he's ever referred to by a military rank in the serial; which implies that he's no longer a soldier. But I'm tempted to say that he's a civilian contractor working for the military, or at least the government, of Macross 7.

He's the director of the reborn Sound Force. In his later appearances, he's, for lack of a better term, the controller of Sound Force (in the sense of command and control).

He and Max have a good working relationship in the series, and they are in direct communication with each other numerous times during the battles.

I hope this helps. He's a secondary character in the serial, and when he does appear, it's more for plot development than character development (aside from the one scene where he argues with Basara to get him to coach the heroines. Alas, his role in the scene is mostly for setting up Basara's character arc.)

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You're welcome to your own opinion. One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist. The main point is that neither (in the case of Macross), are the "Anti UN" and no such organization exists in Macross. ;)

I am not sure I follow.

Who were the UN Forces fighting against in Zero then?

Maybe it's just the sentence structure confusing the message...

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Who were the UN Forces fighting against in Zero then?

The Unified Forces (統合軍) where fighting against the Anti-Unification Alliance (反統合同盟).

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The Unified Forces (統合軍) where fighting against the Anti-Unification Alliance (反統合同盟).

The Bears and the Fourty-Niners. The Haves and Have-nots. Bert vs Ernie (that's a game i would buy on Steam LOL)...

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Completed:

Great Mechanics.DX 12: MPM Vol.1 VF Option Packs: http://sketchleystat...l1fastPacks.php

Though it's thin on specific details, it's a handy overview, and provides some new insight (the YF-19 -> VF-19 changes comes first to mind).

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Alrighty... haven't been able to find the time to work on any more translations (kids on summer vacation, 35+℃, almost flooding of the house, et al), but I have been able to partially wrap my head around the "1 ship is really 5 ships" Macross Quarter concept.

So, check out the scans! (From books about "Theatrical Macross F ~The False Princess~". Some of them are really nice A5 sized images. Worth picking up.)

Oh... almost forgot... scans of the MF versions of the following ships:

Guantánamo class: http://sketchleystat...paceCarrier.php

Uraga class: http://sketchleystat...cortCarrier.php

Northampton class: http://sketchleystat...althFrigate.php

I've also got scans of the Stealth Cruiser (TV series), and the Vajra Destroyer, Battleship, New Heavy Vajra (all from the 2nd movie) and Hound Vajra (1st movie) waiting in the wings.

At least the Northhampton class in the movie had less offensive mounted guns, but it still annoys me, that in 50 years, humanity still hasn't adopted the Zentradi omni-directional turrents. The most ideal mounted weaponry for space combat.

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Mini-update:

Translation of the flight suit info from VFMF:VF-25 Messiah

http://sketchleystat...ghtsuits.php#MF

(scroll up on the linky for a collection of flight suit/anti-G mechanisms)]

Apparently there's a new model of EX-Gear introduced around the start of the 2060's (EDIT: in the unofficial setting version, that is).

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Update:

Due to some recent hosting problems, I've been forced to move some* of the content to a new site:

Sketchley's Translations: http://sketchleytranslation.host-ed.me/

If there are any problems with links, etc., please inform me herein or by PM. Thanks!

* I haven't uploaded the RPG stats, as I'm in the process of cleaving the two branches of the site from each other.

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RPG stats, locations, and so on online (am frustrated with previous host... as they won't let me delete the account - despite erasing all content >.<;;; )

Anyhow, linky: http://sketchleytranslation.host-ed.me/Stats/index.php

I should probably get around to revising the Locations information - as there are reams of new stuff available with all the Macross Chronicle translations I've been doing. But I'm too busy with that!

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Complete(ly revised and translated as much as time/motivation limits at this time):

Variable Fighter Master File VF-25 Messiah: http://www.mtranslation.host-ed.me/OTvfmf/OTvfmf.php

- regular readers will note that the variants and armaments are only tweaked from the previous release. That said, I've also added the titles and first lines for all of the squadron markings that appear in the book, as well as some other odds and ends (ie: what the acronym DACT stands for - annoying that they don't print it on the same page that it first appears on!).

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