- August 2, 2007
Once again, the Macross Mecha Manual is a buzz with new content. This update features 40 new profiles and marks the final update that will complete the original mandate of the Macross Mecha Manual; the profiling of mecha from Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Macross Flashback 2012, Macross Plus and Macross Zero. While the Macross Zero section stands as incomplete it represents the limit of the high-resolution Macross Zero line art to which I have access. Until a proper book of Macross Zero line art is released, that section will likely remain as is.
Having stated that, be assured the Macross Mecha Manual is continuing. Truth be told, I've become somewhat addicted to the work and while I may have exhausted my Macross Zero line art, I've yet to exhaust the totality of the other series line art. I've plans to add more mecha, improve some older profiles, add more line art and also include some new features (specifically a schematic section to showcase the many high-resolution pictures of the Valkyries in fighter mode).
I'd also like to take this opportunity to formally request submissions of Macross Zero and Macross Flashback 2012 black and white line art. If you have access to a scanner that can do at least 600 DPI, I'll accept high-resolution line art in whatever format you can offer, even jpeg if need be. Specifically, I'm hoping to obtain large enough pictures of the individual Macross Zero line art from old japanese magazines (probably requires 1,200 DPI for those small pictures) and I'm also interested in ANY line art from the Macross Flashback 2012 fan books (specifically high-resolution scans of the Megaroad and any character/equipment scans). If you have the means and would love to see some more Macross on the Macross Mecha Manual, please contact me.
In this update, I'm happy to announce the opening of this section (Updates) and the Macropedia section. For quick reference, here is a list of all the new Macross mecha added in this update:
VF-0S Reactive Armor
***SDF Macross Section***
***Macross DYRL? Section***
Alien StarShip One (Film Version - Meltran Gun Destroyer)
***Flashback 2012 Section***
Megaroad-01 Class Super-Long Range Colonization Ship
***Macross Plus Section***
Bolognese Class Stealth Frigate
Civilian Helicopter (2040)
Guantánamo Class Stealth Carrier
HWR-00 Monster Mk II Target Destroid
Nousjadeul-Ger Target Powered Suit
SDF-1 Macross (Macross Plus Version)
Uraga Class Escort Battle Carrier
VF-1J Target Battroid
VF-11 Unmanned Target Fighter
YF-19 Prototype No. 1
YF-19 "Alpha One"
YF-19 FAST Pack
YF-19 Fold Booster
YF-21 Prototype No. 1
YF-21 "Omega One"
YF-21 FAST Pack
YF-21 Fold Booster
***Macross 7 Section***
VF-1J "Milia (2045)"
VF-11B Super "Pink Pecker"
VF-17D "Diamond Force"
VF-17D Nightmare "Fold Booster"
VF-17D Nightmare "Radome"
VF-17S Super Pack
VF-17T Nightmare "Trainer"
Complete Revision to VF-11C Super "Macross 7 Fleet" (new colored battroid, fighter, gun pod and missiles, revised written description, revised technical details and new line art)
New Picture added VF-11C "Protect Armor" High-Piercing-Round Gun Pod
Line art update VF-11B Battroid, GERWALK, Fighter
Line art update VF-11B Booster
Line art update VF-11B Booster Ventral
Line art update SDF-1 Macross (Film Version) Attack and Cruiser Modes
Line art update VT-1 Battroid
Line art update Golg Gants Charts
Line art added Zentradi "Enemy" Battle Suit main missile launcher (launcherlarge)
Line art added Sports Car (2040) top view
Line art added Sport-Tour Motorcycle (2040) rear turn view
Line art added VF-11B Fighter Front View
Line art added VF-11B Fighter Ventral Rear View
Line art added VF-11B Fighter Variable Wing
Line art added VF-11B Fighter Control Surfaces
Line art added VF-11C Protect Armor front view
Line art added VF-11C Protect Armor rear view (open)
Corrected picture subheading for APC
Corrected picture subheading for Refrigerator Truck
Corrected picture names for VF-1J Valkyrie
Profile update for Ghost X-9 (changed FAST Packs to Super Parts)
Updated Debut and Other Appearances for the HWR-00 Mk II Destroid Monster to reflect it's cameo in Macross Plus, Episode 2 (training simulations)
Updated Debut and Other Appearances for the Nousjadeul-Ger (Film) to reflect it's cameo in Macross Plus, Episode 2 (training simulations)
Updated Zentradi "Enemy" Battle Suit missile count numbers from 21 per launcher to a correct count of 23.
Updated Zentradi "Enemy" Battle Suit guns and rear pictures
Changed directory and htm names for VF-11 and VF-11 Booster to vf-11b and vf-11b-booster respectively.
Changed directory and htm names for SDF-1 Macross (Film Version) to macross-dyrl.