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Re: WiP +++ 1:100 Macross VF-25F 'Messiah'
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2017, 03:38:19 am »
Oh. Heavy investments...  ;)

But I'd be curious to see one of these in simple Swedish colors and markings.  ;)


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Re: WiP +++ 1:100 Macross VF-25F 'Messiah'
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2017, 03:00:01 am »
In the meantime, I have also found a very good slot in the canonical Macross timeline for this VF-25, right after the incidents covered in Macross Frontier, where the 'Messiah' belongs: it will be based on an extraterrestian planet called Windermere IV in 2060, when the type would be fully deployed to N.U.N.S. forces, and it will be part of a civil war engagement. Consequently, the model's slightly worn look even makes more sense, and tghe fact that Windermere IV is characterized by cold weather and covered by snow most of the year, the grey-blue livery is a spot-on match. Makes also the search for background pics easier.

More info here: http://macross.anime.net/wiki/Windermere_IV

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Re: WiP +++ 1:100 Macross VF-25F 'Messiah'
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2017, 11:53:58 pm »
Did some finishing touches and applied varnish this morning.

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Here she is, a 1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060.


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr



Some background:
The VF-25 Messiah is one of the newest-generation variable fighters first used by humanity in 2059. The VF-25 was independently developed by Shinsei Industry / Macross Frontier Arsenal Original Development / L.A.I. from the YF-24 prototype as the potential successor to the VF-171 Nightmare Plus, the current main variable fighter of the New U.N. Spacy. The Messiah is armed with numerous offensive weapons that include a gatling gun, beam cannons, laser guns mounted in the head unit and a close-combat knife housed within the shield.

The VF-25 is built for multipurpose operation and can be customized according to the pilot and the characteristics of the mission. By exchanging multipurpose modules the variable fighter is able to operate as a fighter craft, an attack craft, a fighter-bomber, a reconnaissance craft and command craft for unmanned combat aerial vehicles.

For all previous generations of variable fighters it was nearly impossible for a Valkyrie to reach its full potential because there was no technology to overcome the limits of the pilot's body. The AVF Development Project in 2040 addressed this problem and it was overcome via the new Inertia Store Converter (ISC). This technology supports the pilot and reduces inertial forces upon the pilot such that the VF-25 can achieve mobility and combat capability that exceeds the limits of typical manned maneuvering.


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Design Features include:
- 3-mode variable transformation
- Variable geometry wing with boundary layer control (BLC)
- Capable of attaining unassisted orbital velocity over an Earth-class planet
- ISC (Inertia Store Converter) from Shinsei Industry Macross Frontier Arsenal / LAI Company
- Active stealth system antennae
- Chaff/flare/smoke discharger system
- Thrust reverser equipped with three-dimensional maneuvering nozzles
- AA/AS/SF-06 integrated radar (mounted in nose)
- Linear actuators (provide faster electromagnetic transformation without contact between moving parts)

Another special feature in this new variable fighter is a cockpit designed to connect to the EX-Gear reinforced-exoskeleton (powered suit) designed to support the pilot. The cockpit furthermore offers a deployable auxiliary seat for a passenger.
Moreover, the power output, armaments, sensors and other systems have all been completely integrated which results in greatly enhanced performance. The VF-25 Messiah can also be fitted with an Armor Pack (no longer limited to Battroid mode only like the old VF-1 Valkyrie's Armored system) or a high-maneuverability Super Pack.


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


The VF-25 Messiah is currently in early deployment for field-testing in real combat scenarios with the Strategic Military Services (S.M.S.) and will later be deployed to the New U.N. Forces. The VF-25A is the mass produced version and other variants include the VF-25F Improved Air Combat Ability version, the VF-25G fitted with sniper weaponry, the VF-25S enhanced version for team leaders and the RVF-25 for enhanced electronic warfare operation.

The VF-25 saw interplanetary use with regular N.U.N.S. forces. After having shown its potential in the Varja conflict in 2059, one of the new type’s first major deployments took place in 2060 on Windermere IV, a planet in the Brisingr Global Cluster. Characterized by cold weather, Windermere IV is covered by snow most of the year. Its global government was similar to a medieval European monarchy of Earth. After war for independence, cease-fire was established in 2053, followed by an economic blockade of the Unified Government. At the end of the first Windermere War of independence, a dimension weapon, which had been prohibited from use, was dropped in the Carlisle district, causing extensive damage to civilians and the NUN Armed Forces stationed there. From this tragedy, the NUN Armed Forces withdrew from Windermere. The War of Independence came to a de facto cease-fire.


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


1:100 Shinsei Industry VF-25F “Messiah”; ‘OK 204’ of the New U.N. Spacy (N.U.N.S.) SVFA-233 “Cloudbusters”; Windermere IV in the Brisingr Global Cluster, during the first Windermere War of Independence, 2060 (Macross Frontier Whif/Bandai kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr



General characteristics:
    Crew: 1 (+1 optional)
    Battroid Mode: height 15.59 meters (includes beam guns); 14.53 meters (without beam guns)
    Fighter Mode: wingspan 15.5 meters (fully extended); height 4.03 meters; length 18.72 meters
    Mass: empty 8.45 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor

Power Plant:
    2x Shinsei Industry/P&W/RR FF-3001A Stage II thermonuclear reaction turbine engines,
      each rated at 1,620 kN maximum thrust in space;
    Many P&W HMM-9 High maneuverability thrusters all around the hull

Performance:
    Maximum speed in Fighter Mode: Mach 5.0+ at 10,000 m,
    limited through heat-resistance of the fuselage/structure
    Maximum Airframe Design Load: 27.5G at maximum acceleration for 120 seconds
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 39.09

Standard armament:
    2x fixed Mauler RÖV-127C coaxial 12.7mm beam guns (mounted center dorsal section in
      Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
    1x Howard GU-17A new model 5-barrel 58mm gatling gun pod with retractable cover
      to provide air cooling for the barrels (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode,
      in arm manipulator for GERWALK/Battroid modes)
    1x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter
      mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes); the shield is composed of the enhanced
      energy conversion armor used in the APS-25A/MF25 Armored Pack
    2x Remington ES-25A 25mm high-speed machine guns, or
    2x Mauler RÖV-25 25mm beam machine guns (mounted left/right of intakes in Fighter/
      GERWALK mode, on rotating hip mounts in Battroid mode)
    1x Ka-Bar OTEC AK/VF-M9 Assault Knife, 1.65m, super strong material reinforced by pin-point
      barrier system (mounted under left arm shield block)
    1x pin-point barrier system
    6x underwing hardpoints for anti-ship reaction missiles, fold speakers or other equipment

Optional armament:
    SPS-25S/MF25 High-maneuverability Super FAST pack system (includes some additional armor), or
    APS-25A/MF25 Armored pack (deployable in all modes)
    1x Howard GU-17V loaded with MDE warhead specification for anti-Vajra combat
    25 mm high-speed machine guns and super pack/full armor micro-missile warheads
    are later refit with anti-Vajra MDE warhead specification
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Looks very good in that camo. :thumbsup:
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Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries

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The canopy actually looks right at home. Good job, Dizzy! :thumbsup:
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Gorgeous  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Your inflight photography is always awesome.  I really like that closeup cockpit shot with the planet behind  :thumbsup:

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Thank you very much, but do better not look too closely...  :rolleyes:
Anyway, the cockpit worked fine since I was able to trick the autofocus of my rel. simple camera, so that a better depth effect (to the background) was achieved.

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Wow. Great job as always.  My original thought for this GB was going to be Macross-related as well.  If there was any hope in finishing it on time, I'd put in the mix and hope for some glory by association.   : <_<
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Awesome! Turned out really good. I actually really like the canoy, now, and think it adds to the appeal!   I love the tail letters. . .. .
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Thank you. The "OK" letters come from a crappy Mistercraft (Intech) F-16 in Oklahoma ANG markings ("Tulsa Indians"), just cut in the middle and placed in a staggered arrangement that suits the VF-25's fin shape. The F-16 is total crap, BTW, as well as the decals...  :rolleyes:

The font of the self-printed modex and the "NUNS" claims is actually a Star Wars font, slightly condensed - it was the best option I was able to find that comes close to canonical VF-25 markings.

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Thank you. The "OK" letters come from a crappy Mistercraft (Intech) F-16 in Oklahoma ANG markings ("Tulsa Indians"), just cut in the middle and placed in a staggered arrangement that suits the VF-25's fin shape. The F-16 is total crap, BTW, as well as the decals...  :rolleyes:

The font of the self-printed modex and the "NUNS" claims is actually a Star Wars font, slightly condensed - it was the best option I was able to find that comes close to canonical VF-25 markings.

While I got ya here, how's about the Hobby Craft version of same? "Tulsa Viper" in 1/72....  I bought one the other day in fact but got a refunded because it was damaged in flooding.  I'll make sure to stay well away from the Mistercraft one but still have my eyes peeled for the Hobby Craft one unless I learn it is a complete dud.

I like the markings you made... I think they are dead on perfect.

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