Big s Posted November 28, 2022 Share Posted November 28, 2022 1 hour ago, VF-1A Grunt said: It looks to me like there are knee joints, but what appears to be missing is the joint just below the intakes, which provides the articulation at the hips. If I can link to this image from the Macross Mecha Manual site, this test sample doesn’t seem to have a joint between the brown intakes and the rest of the legs. http://www.macross2.net/m3/sdfmacross/vf-1j-valkyrie/colorcode-vf1j.gif I believe all previous Battroid models have been articulated at that spot. It’s a little unclear without going back to watch SDFM or DYRL whether the legs bend at that joint in Battroid mode (they definitely do in Gerwalk form), but I think there should be a more prominent seam there across the front of the “thigh.” http://www.macross2.net/m3/sdfmacross/vf-1j-valkyrie/vf-1j-battroid.gif As you said, this is an early sample, so I’m not passing judgement, just observing. There are a couple scenes in the original show where it did bend below the intake, but most of the time it is solid there and uses the hip joint where it’s attached to the nose area. I believe the old arii and imai and the little nichimo kits only had the hip joint for the non transforming kits. I have my Tomy tech ones in a box and I believe those also only moved at the hip. if I remember most of the transforming kits did both the hip and intake. I also agree it’s a bit early to judge the prototype. And the other pictures show artwork with straight arms, so I hope that there’s some good articulation, but max factory does both types of kits fixed pose and articulated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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