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Obscure valk drawing (VF-G1A?)

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Not sure if this is right place for this, but I ran across this line art image randomly online today. It seems to be a drawing of a variant of the VF-1, called the VF-G1A (or perhaps VF-GIA?). Has anyone seen this before, or know where it might be from? Looks a lot like a super VF-1, but there are differences. The Japanese makes me think it's not some kind of R-tech thing.

 

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Looks like it is from a doujin....at this moment I couldn't tell you which one....perhaps one of the Macross doujin collectors can help ID the specific one....

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man, drawing a blank right now, but swear I've seen the companion vf-4 before

arghhh where???!!!

 

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That looks like a variation on, or maybe one interpretation of, the VF-1G electronic warfare variant that is mentioned in a few places and shows up briefly in the battle in Episode 27 of SDFM. It’s referred to as the VEFR-1 in the Mecha Manual, and the VF-1 Valkyrie background info from the Master File mentions that 12 VF-1Gs were produced.

The artwork in the April 2001 issue of Model Graphix also includes a VF-1G, but it lacks any unique external features aside from some narrow fins on the nose cone and a sort of elongated VF-1A head with some sensors mounted on the sides. This is depicted in model form in the accompanying article. The author appears to have modified a Hasegawa model to represent the variant.

I like the added details on the nose and wingtips of the one in this line art. Looks more interesting that the other examples I mentioned above.

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8 minutes ago, VF-1A Grunt said:

That looks like a variation on, or maybe one interpretation of, the VF-1G electronic warfare variant that is mentioned in a few places and shows up briefly in the battle in Episode 27 of SDFM. It’s referred to as the VEFR-1 in the Mecha Manual, and the VF-1 Valkyrie background info from the Master File mentions that 12 VF-1Gs were produced.

Nah, this fanart is several decades too old to have any kind of connection to the VF-1G Valkyrie from Variable Fighter Master File.

It's not clear why the writers who worked on Variable Fighter Master File: VF-1 Valkyrie Vol.1 felt compelled to come up with a new variant to replace the official VEFR-1 Valkyrie from Super Dimension Fortress Macross, but that's what they did.  That variant was a new (non-canon) introduction for the first Master File book in 2009, and didn't exist prior to that point.

Based on the references made in this fanart, it seems to be from some point in the mid-to-late eighties, very probably from before the release of Macross: Flash Back 2012.  It seems to describe an improved space-use version of the VF-1A.  (And a VF-4A based on the VF-X-4 rather than the final VF-4 design.)

 

8 minutes ago, VF-1A Grunt said:

The artwork in the April 2001 issue of Model Graphix also includes a VF-1G, but it lacks any unique external features aside from some narrow fins on the nose cone and a sort of elongated VF-1A head with some sensors mounted on the sides. This is depicted in model form in the accompanying article. The author appears to have modified a Hasegawa model to represent the variant.

That's something else entirely, an unofficial/fanmade variant.

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If neither Seto or Mr. March can ID the source for the image...pretty sure it will remain a mystery for quite a while...:unknw:

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