Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Rick Hunter's Valkyrie VF-1J

The 6mm Scale (1/285) VF-1J in GERWALK mode.

The box from Palladium finally arrived, and I can only say that it is worth every cent!
The rulebook is fantastic, and I really like the well produced unit/character cards affording an easy and visually appealing way to overview and build your force.

Rick Hunter.

As I scoured through the many sprues included, I realized that was going to be no to ways about it. The only way to start ones Robotech collection was by assembling and painting Rick Hunter’s Veritech Fighter, the VF-1J Valkyrie.

Another view from opposite side, 
offering a good look at some of the tiny decals.

All the Veritech fighters come in three modes (Fighter, Guardian/Gerwalk and Battloid). I decided on the Guardian as my first try at the range. The sprues hold plenty of options, almost to the degree that it becomes a little daunting. There is an assembly guide included, and with a little patience, it all came together nicely.

A Valkyrie in GERWALK mode.

A second reason for buying the Robotech RPG Tactics basic game box is the decals. They are small but masterfully detailed. With some careful use of pincers and a dry brush to position the decals, they worked like a charm, adding the final touch to the model.

The gaming piece seen from above. 
Bases are included in the RPG Tactics standard game box.

As Rick’s wingman I’m planning on Max Sterling, but before I move on to that I’ll be doing a Zentradi unit first. Battlepods up next!

Thanks for dropping by, any comments are welcome.