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  1. Yes! I was griping about the Bunnies too. I should look at the table of where the fighters are assigned again in the back of the book, I think it showed another squadron on the Asuka II. VF-11 or something.
  2. Thanks for those, VF5SS, you and I were thinking the exact same thing. When I got home, I overlaid the old Hasegawa VF-0B canopy I drew for a profile a while back over the cockpit transformation diagram and, using the front edge of the windscreen glass and the very end of the canopy as reference points (since the lower part of it is completely different), the Hasegawa's canopy bow is farther forward and there's more headroom in the aft canopy. Does the pilot need it? Probably not. I've just grown used to the old look and seeing something that different is weird, just like the canopy (and most of the rest of the plane) on the Hasegawa VF-11 model kit.
  3. Going by recollection, since my book's downstairs, I think it actually either kept the rear headroom the same or reduced it.
  4. I was actually discussing just that with Seto yesterday. I don't care for much of the changes to the cockpit for the B/D, mostly that double-bubble shape it acquired. It's not so bad in 3D or in the page on VF-0 variants, but to me looks awful in the Structure of VF-0 section. I just preferred the continuous flow of the original's. Though, I'll admit, the variant page look for the canopy is growing on me. It's just a shame they didn't cover the Space Proving Wing markings for the VF-0B. That was one of my favorite Hasegawa looks. Two things we did notice yesterday were the ARMD-00 Constitution and the fuel tanks taken from the F/A-20A, related to the F/A-20N Dragon IIs that Prometheus carries according to VF-1 Master File.
  5. Thanks, March. I'll eventually do it. In the meantime, got these done over the past couple hours.
  6. In real life terms, the Macross modexs are probably, at least in the original show, based on JASDF ones, which repeat the last three digits of the plane's serial number. You can see that on 32-8080/080 here. When I was doing my VF-4s, I pretty much stayed with what they had in real life with the Navy squadrons, with a few tweaks here and there. The harder one was assigning non-USN squadrons modexes that fit the rest, of course. I really need to get back to Macross stuff sometime. I've been focusing on some other series recently.
  7. That looks stunning, Dan. Really top-notch work!
  8. That's because it's awesome!
  9. Gelbooru would probably be a good choice.
  10. Hahaha, the glasses do make all the difference.
  11. Cue Dave's cliche explosive nosebleed in 3...2...1... Great job on it, Flug!
  12. Yeah, I would too, that's why I've been doing them. Eventually I would like to have a complete set of profiles for all the different models, even things obscure like the various VF-14s, the VF-5000T-G, VF-11MAXL (not Mylene's), etc. That's most of what's on my desk right now in paper form. Fz-109F/A, which I'm doing for Mr March. The Macross 7 PLUS version of the VF-14 is coming out of that effort, since it's basically the same. The VF-9, since I've had a profile of that in the works for ages, a redo of my VF-19E/F/P/S, and a secret project or two. It's only recently that I got back to paper sketching after years and years of computer-only. I forgot how much easier sketching is like this. Keep up with your project, though. It's definitely been inspiring me!
  13. Funny, I've actually been sketching out some drawings for the Macross 7 PLUS one the last few days, trying to work out a clean profile design for it...
  14. I wouldn't mind seeing all of them. There was some interesting ones on those CDs beyond even the ones we saw in M7.
  15. Excellent work there. I would have done a few shapes slight differently (mostly the nose), but I like it! Makes me want to go back and finish my VF-5000 profile.
  16. Woo! Favorite female character finally makes an appearance. Thanks for those, Tochiro!
  17. One moment, I'm going to need to get a mop to clean up all this drool. Totally epic!
  18. Yeah, totally. I have a 1/48 and a couple 1/60s and I love them. I just don't view the shape as the definitive one, since it's so far away from the animated design.
  19. Interesting, interesting. I can't help but be reminded of Aoba's VF-1X++ from Macross the Ride with the Super-Maneuver pack, especially that nose segment and the pieces attached to the wing gloves/chest plate.
  20. Thanks for the ortho, I might have to use them then. The Master File heads were, as I recall, basically the same ones as This is Animation Special: Macross Plus Movie Edition. Not the bastion of line art accuracy, just look at how off the VF-4 and VF-5000 are in it. The A-type head almost looks tilted back until the top/bottom of the head is near parallel with the ground. Did not look good at all. There is a diagram with different heads on another page, which look a lot closer in basic shape to your's, though not as detailed of course. That it what I had used. This is a shaded VF-1S a friend of mine did a while ago with my line art to illustrate what I mean. And just because it's a fun shot, Hikaru's VF-1S head from the Pachinko footage from the bluray.
  21. Damn that looks nice! I've found all the VF-1 heads tricky to match. I've yet to really find an appealing A/J/or S when viewed from the side. Went with the Macross the First style one for the VF-1D though.
  22. Just watched through both episodes and was completely floored by them. I never watched Starblazers as a kid and the various times I've tried to watch through the original series have all kind of fallen apart after a few episodes since the old animation takes some getting used to, so this is perfect for me. I spent the entire time noticing the tiny details, like writing the destroyers' names on their sides like the IJN did in WWII, the English markings on the plane Kodai has on Mars, and the modern Japanese markings on the Cosmo Zero, including the ejection seat warning triangles, all the little NATO tiedown and lifting points, and the hinomaru on the wings. Speaking of mechanical designs, I definitely think I might do one or two profiles from this like my Macross and real-world aviation ones. Anyone have good scans from GM DX 20 for the Cosmo Zero and Yukikaze side views? Fz-109A/F Elgerzorene, based on the VF-14 Vampire.
  23. Excellent. Good to see those back again, sketchley.
  24. Several members here have been slowly translating bits and pieces of the books, including sketchley (who has the most, though his site is currently down), Seto Kaiba, and myself. There should be some threads in the main section of the forum on that.
  25. That's one nice-looking HMM. Great work!
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