Jump to content

Hasegawa 1/72 VF-0S Battroid Model


Graham
 Share

Recommended Posts

Guys,

Here's some new line art of Hasegawa's upcoming 1/72 scale VF-0S Battroid kit featured in the new March 2006 issues of Dengeki Hobby magazine and Hobby Japan magazine.

Note, the inclusion of same scale VF-1S Battroid line art, which really illustrates just how much bigger the VF-0 is compared to the VF-1.

Dengeki Hobby magazine (click to enlarge)

dh-hasegawa-mar.jpg

Hobby Japan magazine (click to enlarge)

hj-hasegawa-mar.jpg

The Hasegawa VF-0S Battroid kit is scheduled for release in March 2006. AFAIK, the price has not been announced yet.

Graham

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Bromgrev

That's ... big. :blink:

Heres the real question. Should i save the booster and extra ammunition from my VF-0 booster kit and use it on this instead? Maybe i can use magnets and make them all interchangeable.

364715[/snapback]

Ok, technically that's a question. But it's rhetorical, right? B))

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow!

At first I liked the design of the 0, but like many others, thought it looked too advanced compared to the VF-1. While I knew it was bigger I never knew how MUCH bigger!

Side-by-side, the 0 looks so big and clunky compared to the sleek little 1.

Now I want one of these... No! Must finish VF-1A, Starfury and Valley Gunship first!!

Edited by Kelsain
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
I really hope he releases another art book. There have been too many new box arts since his last book came out.

Chris

371415[/snapback]

IIRC, there are only three new Tenjin Macross box arts not in the book: -

SV-51 w/Boosters.

VF-0A/S with Ghost.

VF-0S Battroid.

That's not enough for a new book yet. Or am I forgetting some?

Graham

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I really hope he releases another art book. There have been too many new box arts since his last book came out.

Chris

371415[/snapback]

IIRC, there are only three new Tenjin Macross box arts not in the book: -

SV-51 w/Boosters.

VF-0A/S with Ghost.

VF-0S Battroid.

That's not enough for a new book yet. Or am I forgetting some?

Graham

372971[/snapback]

Yeah, you are correct. It's just gonna take so long before if ever we get a new one!!! I'm jus being impatient :p

Chris

Link to comment
Share on other sites

New pics from the April 2006 issues of Dengeki Hobby magazine and Hobby magazine.

April 2006 Dengeki Hobby Magazine

Photos of the molds and lineart of the VF-0A head here.

April 2006 Hobby Japan Magazine

Photos of the molds and lineart of the VF-0A head

here.

April 2006 Hobby Japan Magazine

Hasegawa advertisment, showing the box art by Tenjin, lineart size comparison with VF-1 and VF-0A head lineart here.

The above pics have been archived in the MW Magazine section.

Graham

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is it me or does the size of the VF-0 Battroid look like it would have been a better match for the Regault and Glaug, and maybe in hand to hand with a Zentradi soldier?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Possibly, but not by design. The large size of the VF-0 is because it uses a conventional fuel powered jet engine, while the VF-1 uses a smaller and more efficient Thermonuclear engine. Being larger doesn't = better. Given that both machines have similar thrust, but the VF-0 weighs 3000KG more and has a larger aerodynamic profile, the VF-1 would run rings around the VF-0, and be more of a threat against the Zents. also the VF-0 has a finite fuel supply, something thats gotta hurt it compared to the VF-1

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Whoa that´s his best so far IMO. I love how they used those predominantly sky/sea colour shades in M0, it has a "deepening" effect you rarely see in anime, and Tenjin seems to have it all put into this great picture (but his VF-0S is a close second).

I envy his skills! Hope there will be another artbook. The more Macross stuff Hasegawa releases the sooner it will come I guess .

Can´t wait to get this kit. Once I get it I will quit sleeping to get enough time for building it. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For those of you in the U.S. I'd recommend you patronize the Starshipmodeler.com store for the VF-0 Battroid. John does a great job at keeping prices really low (lower than you could get it for at HLJ + shipping). The VF-0 is only $35 w/o shipping. They also have excellent customer service and quick shipping. The FMMF arrived 2 days after they received it at their warehouse.

The VF-0 Battroid at Starshipmodeler.com UP FOR PREORDER

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wonder if there´s some anime magic involved in comparison to the fighter mode.

Since the VF-0 is completely CGI there shouldn´t be any differences in individual parts dimensions such as leg thickness or nose length. If this is true, we could buy a VF-0 Battroid plus a -D Trainer and make an easy kitbash to get a -D.

Of course I hope that Hasegawa will release the -D Battroid as well but two-seater Battroid haven´t been among their favorites so far...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Im hoping that what you say is correct on the not needing anime magic Honneamise. If it i strue then i will not be gluing certain parts to my VF-0S /w Booster when i build it so i can swap the boosters between the 2 using magnets in the parts.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Im hoping that what you say is correct on the not needing anime magic  Honneamise. If it i strue then i will not be gluing certain parts to my VF-0S /w Booster when i build it so  i can swap the boosters between the 2 using magnets in the parts.

380602[/snapback]

That´s a cool idea HWR MKII, I bought some modeling stuff in a store this morning and noticed they now carry tons of different micro magnets. I should have bought a few dozen at once but I was so stuck to my architecture model I failed to hear them sreaming "Fast Packs"...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

The May 2006 issues of Hobby Japan magazine and Dengeki Hobby magazine are just out and they both have pics of the Hasegawa 1/72 scale VF-0S battroid showing it assembled and painted.

The magazines also show photos of the also the upcoming Wave 1/100 scale VF-0S, showing it built, but unpainted.

See:

May 2006 Dengeki Hobby

And

May 2006 Hobby Japan

The painted kit at the top half of both pages is the 1/72 Hasegawa and the unpainted kit at the bottom of both pages should be the Wave 1/100 scale kit.

Comparisons

  • Hasegawa: scale 1/72, price Â¥3570, height 22cm, release date March 2006.
  • Wave: scale 1/100, price Â¥1995, height 14cm, release date May 2006.

Graham

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...